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Open House provides an exceptional opportunity to meet professors and counselors as well as see the campus via student-led campus tours of classroom buildings, cafeterias, labs and residence halls. Shuttles to the Aviation Center at Republic Airport will be available and two new Piper Warrior planes will be on display. Staff from athletics, admissions, financial aid, housing, and the health and wellness center will be available to answer questions. Professors will describe their classes and job opportunities upon graduation. 10 a.m. to noon in Nold Hall. All are invited to this free event. Reservations can be made on the college’s website: www.farmingdale.edu.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), the Nassau County Police Department, and the Village of Massapequa Park are joining together for a Shed the Meds to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications. The program will be held between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Brady Park, 1000 Lake Shore Dr., Massapequa Park. Residents can drive up, drop off old or unused medications and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by Nassau County Police officers, who will be supervising the program. Call Senator Fuschillo’s office 516-882-0630.
At New Life Assembly of God, 816 Main St., Farmingdale (across from the South Farmingdale Fire Department). “Plugged in and Serving.” There will be free coffee, hot cocoa, Danish, fruit, bagels, and giveaways.
The 12th Annual Walk-a-thon, to benefit the AMT Children of Hope Foundation, sponsored by the Nassau District, Order of the Eastern Star, will be held in Westfield Sunrise Mall. Registration is at 9 a.m. on the lower level, in front of Sears and the kick-off is at 9:30. Everyone is welcome; all ages and abilities. You need not walk to participate. A tax deductible donation should be made out to AMT Children of Hope Foundation. For further information call (516) 353-2566.
The Farmingdale Fire Department Junior Brigade is hosting a Pasta Dinner fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Farmingdale Fire Department, 361 Main St. $10 donation. The Farmingdale Fire Department is in search of any GoldStar parent in Farmingdale. Contact Chief Tortoso 516-531-9820.
The 2nd Annual All Kids Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Melville Marriott. The event, organized as a celebration of life on Long Island for kids and their families, is dedicated to bringing together individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations with children from birth through high school age and their families. The fair’s slogan From Mommy & Me to the SAT! sums up the event, geared towards many aspects of children’s lives. The fair is part education and activities expo and part health and wellness fair. In over 80 exhibitor spaces, many available programs and services will be presented for children and a variety of items and services relevant to this population will be sold. In four speaker rooms, classes will be held just for adults and others geared towards children. Many exhibitors will provide information about schools, camps, chiropractic care, after school activities, and even lice prevention.
A program of musical inspiration: Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Broadway, operatic and cantorial songs. Featuring Cantors Aron Heller and Ralph Nussbaum and the East Northport Jewish Center Choir. Accompanist: Terry Bernstein. 4 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Westbury, 675 Brookside Ct., Westbury. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple; $5 Children (pre-teen). RSVP to 516-334-2800. Tickets available at the door.
Meeting at 7 p.m. at 367 Main St. Call 249-0093. Work session with counsel.
Come for a discussion about hydraulic fracturing and what can be done about it. Fracking threatens our air, water and food. Community leaders and concerned residents will come together to show elected officials that their leadership is needed in keeping fracking out of New York. Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach Out America, among others. 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset.
Held by Farmingdale State College from 10 am to 3 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall’s Multipurpose Room. Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Center, the event is free and open to the public. A synthesis of holistic and western modalities, the fair will feature more than 80 agencies and vendors offering everything from acupuncture to yoga. Experts will provide relaxing messages and also health screenings, including vision and blood pressure testing. Attendees can enjoy free herbal tea in the tea garden, learn the latest in green products and services, buy spring plants, and much more. Highlights also include raffle prizes, demonstrations, and free samples throughout the event. Staffed with nurses, physicians and wellness counselors. For further information, call 631-420-2690 or 631-420-2009.
At the North Massapequa Fire Department’s Headquarters, 1000 Broadway, N. Massapequa, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. To qualify as a blood donor, a person must between the ages of 17 and 75 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. The fire department will provide refreshments for everyone who attends the blood drive. For more information, residents can contact the fire department by calling 516- 579-0900. Residents can also go online at www.NMFD-660.com.
The Junior League of the Women’s Club of Farmingdale Night will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Chili’s, 901 Route 110, Farmingdale. Call 631-249-6760.
Presented by Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Farmingdale Knights of Columbus,1 Morton St. Featuring three top comedians: Rich Walker, Joe Currie and Steve Lazarus. Tickets: $25 which includes buffet dining, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert.All are welcome. For tickets call Dr. Chris Wider 516- 752-1007. Proceeds support the chamber’s Farmingdale High School Scholarship Fund.
Join Senator Kemp Hannon at a free Long Term Care Insurance Seminar at the Farmingdale Library, 116 Merritts Rd., from 7 to 9 p.m. Featured speakers are John Appelt and Ray Donnelly of Senior Network Solutions. Reservations are required. Sign-up on-line visiting www.kemphannon.com or by calling 516-739-1700.
The Nassau BOCES Rosemary Kennedy School PTA is sponsoring a Chinese Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors Open at 6 p.m.; Auction begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosemary Kennedy School, 2850 North Jerusalem Rd., Wantagh. Admission is free. Donations of new merchandise and gift cards/gift certificates are being sought. Contact Mindy Davidson 516-396-2616 with questions or if you have any items or gift certificates to be picked up.
Celebrate diversity on Long Island by bringing the whole family to the 6th Annual Asian-American Cultural Festival in the Multi-Purpose Room of Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd. The event features colorful displays, costumes, art exhibits and live traditional and contemporary entertainment from various parts of Asia. Feast on a selection of international foods at the outdoor food court. Watch exciting martial arts exhibitions. See a staged theater performance with professional singers and dancers. Listen to the sounds of WaFoo - the hottest Japanese jazz band in the tri-state area. And vie to become the first Asian-American (Festival) Idol by singing for charity (bring your own downloadable music for the karaoke machine) – with all proceeds going to Leadership Huntington. There will be workshops for children, corporate and small business vendor displays, a lion dance, cultural parade, discount coupons from local merchants and more. Free general admission; theater performance (limited seating) $3 children; $5 adults. Sponsors and vendors call 631-543-5768 or 631-754-6640.
The event will take place at The Nutty Irishman, 323 Main St., Farmingdale. It is an all ages show. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. This year’s show will feature Paging Grace, Nick Tangorra, The Walking Tree, Homebound, Trish Torrales, and the #1 New York Foreigner Tribute, Head Games. Visit rockoutautism.com.
Takes place April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wantagh Park, 1 King Rd., Wantagh, just south of Merrick Rd., west of the Wantagh State Pky. The Safety Fair is free to the public and will feature family fun, giveaways and free raffles. For more information visit: www.NassauCountyNY.gov/OEM or contact Nassau County OEM at 516-573-0636.
Sponsored by the Farmingdale High School Go Green Club. The event will be held on the Village Green in Farmingdale from noon to 4 p.m.
Conducted by YES Community Counseling Center for parents of elementary school age children beginning today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Active Parenting is a six-session program that was established to equip parents to face the challenges during the lifelong journey as a parent. The program will help to enhance the skills parents already have, and/or incorporate new skills as children move through the different developmental times in their lives. The program will take place at the YES office, 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa. The cost of the program is $60 for Massapequa, Plainedge and Farmingdale residents; $80 for all others. Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. In order to participate or for questions, contact Kathleen Coletta at YES Community Counseling Center at 516-799-3203.
The Friends of the Farmingdale Library are seeking crafters and flea market vendors for their Mothers Day Family Fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Table space is $40 and may be reserved by calling either 454-6813 or 244-0829. Space is limited, so reserve your space early.
Learn about critical topics and local resources. All workshops will be held at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: In lieu of a registration fee, forward a free will offering to support local ministry (including a feeding program) at St. Thomas’ Church. Preregistration is preferred and strongly recommended. Call the church 516-752-9254 or the Rectory at 516-752-2750. Forward registration and workshop you’d like to attend, ASAP, to: St. Thomas’ Church, Attn: Life Skills Fellowship, 298 Conklin St., Farmingdale, NY 11735:
•May 22: Workshop C: Talking To Kids About Drugs: Prevention and Resources. A representative from the YES Community Counseling Center will discuss signs, signals and related services.
•June 12: Workshop D: Senior Services and Supports including information on Medicare supplements and Advantage plans.
The Wantagh Preservation Society will be holding its Spring Yard Sale on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date May 20) on museum grounds, 1700 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Rental fee for space (which includes car) is $35. Merchandise of new, used, crafts and collectables may be sold (no food vendors). For more information or an application, call Elaine 516-785-0761.
•Bingo every Monday to support Deborah Hospital. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7:15 p.m. at 110 Bingo Hall, 585 Broadhollow Rd., Melville. Call Pam 631-730-8021.
•Do You Speak Yinglish? The Yiddish Club allows individuals of varying language abilities to speak “Yinglish,” a combination of Yiddish and English. Read, speak and tell stories related to Yiddish experiences. Meets every Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center, 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh. Call 785-2445.
•Caregiver Support Group offered by the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation at Brandywine Senior Living at Huntington Terrace, 70 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. This professionally facilitated group meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and allows participants opportunities to share feelings and strategies related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Call 767-6856 and speak with group facilitator, Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, before attending for the first time. Those who are financially able are asked to contribute $10 to the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation for each session they attend.
•Senior Pops Orchestra is seeking string players, especially string bass. The orchestra meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Melville. Join a fun group. Visit www.seniorpops.org, to find out more about the orchestra.
•Mastering Life – Conversations. Do you experience frustration in relationships, career, health, confidence? Conversations produces a permanent, positive shift in all areas of life. Led by Stefan Deutsch on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. in Melville. Call 631-692-0986. $10.
•Island Photo Group, a group of photographers working together to advance each other’s photographic skills and to be an exciting force in photographic education on LI. Meets the 1st, 2nd, 4th Mondays of every month at 7:30 p.m. (except legal holidays) in the Community Center in Allen Park, 101 Motor Ave. Check our calendar of events at www.islandphotogroup.com or call 516-450-LENS.
•Speak Easy: A Toastmasters Club. Can help you conquer your fear of public speaking. In Bethpage, Northrop Grumman Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:45 p.m. in Northrop Grumman Building 5, South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Brian 346-7516.
•Farmingdale Knights of Columbus meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 8 p.m. at 1 Morton St. (off 109). New members always welcome. Call 1-631-755-2204.
•Farmingdale Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Veterans of Foreign Corp. George Benkert Jr. Post of Farmingdale is actively recruiting veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq, Desert Storm, Vietnam, Korea and WWII. Membership requirements include active participation in a foreign conflict. For membership qualifications contact membership chairman Bob Fullam at 516-694-5539. The VFW building is at 635 Main St., Farmingdale, and members meet there on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 p.m.
•Farmingdale American Legion, Hugh C. Newman Post #449 for those who have served in the Armed Forces during various wars and conflicts such as WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and the Gulf War. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at VFW Post #516, 635 Main St., at 8:15 p.m. Call Commander Thomas Taylor 752-9613.
•Italian Culture Society at Farmingdale meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Ellsworth W. Allen Park, Motor Ave. For lessons in Italian come early at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are served. For private lessons call Francesca at 249-4543.
•Farmingdale AARP Chapter 3967 welcomes new members, offers senior information, entertainment and Bingo at meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Farmingdale Library. Call Ann Derasmo 631-694-2371.
•The Knights of Columbus Rt. Rev. Msgr. William A. Delaney Council #5983 meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the council located at 110 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, at 8 p.m. Members only. For hall rentals, call 390-1281. For membership information, call 804-8998.
•Green Living Seminars, a series hosted by Starflower Experiences at 7 p.m. at the Melville Branch of the Half Hollow Hills Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Rd., on the second Thursday of each month except July and August. Call 938-6152.
•Bethpage Masonic Lodge No. 975 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville Masonic Temple, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. Meetings are every second and fourth Friday. Call 731-2488.
•Italian Genealogical Group meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from September to June at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethpage Library, 50 Powell Ave., Bethpage. Free. Call 631-931-3907. Free.
•Earthwalk conducted by the staff of Starflower Experiences on the first Sunday of every other month at 2 p.m. A light touch of nature on an unusual and enjoyable walk. For adults and children 9 and up. Meet at Sweet Hollow Hall in West Hills County Park, Melville. Fee of $2.50 per person. Call 938-6152 to sign up and for directions.
A social day care program offering socialization and stimulation to persons 60 and over. The caring staff provides innovative activities for those who can no longer attend regular senior centers because of physical and/or mental impairment. It also affords respite to caregivers allowing them valued time to devote to matters of home or personal needs. This interfaith service meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 407 Main St. Support groups are also held once a month on Wednesdays. Call 293-8928.
Free courses and academic advice is available to economically and educationally disadvantages adults. The LI Educational Opportunity Center offers programs leading to employment in a variety of fields as well as entrance to college. The LIEOC has satellite units in many areas. Call the unit located at Hooper Hall, Farmingdale State College, at 631-434-3740 for further information.
In college preparation including: English, reading, math, biology and chemistry, preGED/College Prep. reading and math; business education including: word processing and computer literacy; health care programs, nurse assistant training, clinical training given in area nursing homes, phlebotomy, high school equivalency, English for international students, adult basic education and more. Come in today! Farmingdale State College, Hooper Hall. Call 420-2280. Financial eligibility required. Course offerings may vary according to unit EEO/AA.
Located at 3710 Woodbine Ave., Wantagh. Call 785-2445 for information on the following:
•Learning the Torah and Haftorah Trops on Mondays at 7 p.m. Instructor Rabbi Alan Lavin. This is a practical course for those who can read Hebrew to learn how to participate more easily at services and lead prayers. The course is open to all men and women.
•Beginners Hebrew course, sponsored by Hadassah, will be held at on Mondays at 7 p.m. Instructor Murray Zwerling. For those who would like to learn or improve their basic Hebrew reading.
•Introduction to Jewish Prayer on Mondays at 8:15 p.m. Text: To Pray as a Jew by Rabbi Haim Donnin. Instructor Rabbi Alan Lavin. The course is designed for those who would like to learn the history, meaning and structure of the siddur.
•Sisterhood Book Club – If you have an interest in reading, the Sisterhood Book Club is for you. Join other women to discuss interesting books. Call the synagogue office for more information about the Book Club and Sisterhood events.
ACLD, a private not-for-profit agency, is offering individual and family counseling for the primary caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities. Support groups are available for parents and siblings and new groups for senior parents, parents of transitioning high school students as well as a group for parents who have a developmental disability. Groups are held during day and evening hours and will be facilitated by a social worker at 807 South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Florence Horne 822-0028, ext. 167.
Offers classes for children from 18 months old through 5 years old where they can grow, play and learn together. The school offers a well-rounded program designed to stimulate the child creatively, socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally. Children are exposed to a variety of art-media, paint, finger paint, chalk, dough, pasting, cutting, coloring, writing, block play, music, group work, books, circle and story time, cooking experiences, puppet show, all types of parties, movement classes, computers, outdoor and indoor large motor activities and stimulating walking distance field trips. For more information or class schedules, call the school 293-9078.
That is the invitation being sent across LI by Hope for the Future Ministries, a Farmingdale-based not-for-profit organization which helps the poor and homeless. Items needed include warm hats and scarves, thermal gloves and socks, thermal underwear, sweatshirts and sweatpants, toiletries and toys, new gifts, unwrapped with price tags removed. Bring to Hope for the Future Ministries, 131 Verdi St. Call 752-5771.
The following support groups will be held at the Plainedge Baptist Church, 96 Stewart Ave., Bethpage. For free enrollment or information call 731-6736.
•Alcohol/Substance Dependency Support Group. Celebrate Recovery is a nationally acclaimed program that invites people of any faith or no faith at all to experience God’s healing power in the lives of all who suffer from alcohol or drug dependency. Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
•Divorce/Separation Support Group. DivorceCare helps people recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Become a part of a small support group of people who are experiencing the same. This is a non-denominational video seminar with nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery. Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
•Grief Recovery Support Group. GriefShare is a non-denominational, 13-week video seminar featuring interviews with leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors with years of expertise in grief recovery. Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
Donations are needed for the Pretty New Thrift Shop, 238 Main St., Farmingdale. The shop supports the work of Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc., a multi-service mental health and substance abuse agency located in Hicksville. The shop is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and accepts gently used clothing, housewares, furniture and collectibles. Call 420-1394.
Got a hidden talent? Why not share it and develop it at a free writer’s workshop? The LI Writer’s Guild is a friendly, Nassau County-based organization of amateur/professional, published/unpublished poets, essayists, novelists and short story writers who meet at informal workshops at the Levittown and Bethpage Libraries. Everything from plot development to characterization to basic literary theory for the fiction and nonfiction writer alike is discussed and practiced. There are reading and critiquing sessions and recommendations and contacts for the more serious writers seeking to publish their work is provided. For a schedule of workshops and social events, log onto www.liwritersguild.org.