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Women's Club of Farmingdale - April 17

Maundy Thursday - April 17

Good Friday - April 18

 

Thursday, April 17

Women’s Club of Farmingdale

The next meeting of the Women’s Club of Farmingdale will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 17, at Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. 

 

Farmingdale Hawks

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Hawks will be held from 8:30-10 p.m. on April 17, inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main Street in Farmingdale. 

 

Maundy Thursday

The Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main St., will hold services on Maundy Thursday at 8 p.m. 

Friday, April 18

Good Friday

The Farmingdale United Methodist Church, located at 407 Main St., will hold services on Good Friday at noon and again at 8 p.m. A sunrise service will also be held on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 6 a.m. at Tanner Park in Copiague, followed by regular church services in Farmingdale at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 19

Fact, Fiction, or Fish Tale?

On April 19, the Bethpage Public Library, located at 47 Powell Ave. in Bethpage, will moderate a help session for those researching their Irish roots. The program begins at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. 

 

Farmingdale College Sports Equipment Drive

On April 19, the Farmingdale State College Sport Management Club will be teaming up with Children’s Sport Connection to collect sporting equipment for underprivleged kids on Long Island. The even will take place in the Campus Center from Noon-4 p.m. 

Between April 14-18, the campus will be collecting equipment from students, who may also buy raffle tickets for a chance to win an autographed puck and photo of New York Islanders hockey players Josh Bailey and Matt Martin.

Sunday, April 20

HAPPY EASTER

Monday, April 21

Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on April 21 at Village Hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale.

Tuesday, April 22

Power Squadrons Boating Class

On April 22, Captree Power Squadron will be holding boating classes at Howitt Middle School, located at 70 Van Cott Ave.,from 7-9 p.m. Upon course completion students will be issued certificates that are accepted by local police, bay constables, and the U.S. Coast Guard. All classes take place five successive weeks on same day as start. There is a fee of $50 to attend, which will cover the cost of books and materials. For more information call Gene at 631-242-6117 or Charlie at 631-957-8604.

 

Planning Board

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Planning Board will be held on April 22, at 7 p.m.

 

FBHS 50th Anniversary Dinner

On April 22, the Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special Founders' Day Dinner at 6:30pm at the Blue Lagoon Restaurant, located off of Rt. 109 in West Babylon. 

 

Thursday, April 24

Board of Fire Commissioners

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners will be held on April 24, at 8 p.m., inside Village Hall, located at 361 Main St.

Saturday, April 26

Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends

On April 26, YES Community Counseling Center invite you to attend a special concert/fundraiser at the Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale. 

 

The concert, “Getting By with a Little Help from Our Friends,” begins at 3:30 p.m. and will feature the dynamic music of Half Step, The Therapy Band, and Something In Between.  

 

Tickets are $40 per person and includes a dinner buffet. Proceeds raised will go to help ensure the YES Community Counseling Center has resources to respond to anyone requesting their help.

Sunday, April 27

Earth Day Fair

On April 27, the Village of Farmingdale will be host Earth Day festivities at noon on the Village Green located along Main Street downtown. 

 

Baseball Parade

On April 27, the Village of Farmingdale will hold its annual Baseball Parade. Beginning at 2 p.m., participants will gather outside the Howitt Middle School, located at 70 Van Cott Ave., before marching down Main St. to Allen Park, at 45 Motor Ave. 


News

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

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