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The Wantagh Preservation Society will be holding its spring yard sale 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.
Sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) from 9 a.m. to noon at John Burns Park (front west parking lot), 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park. Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have children’s car seats properly installed and secured. Car seats can reduce the threat of injury or death by as much as 65 percent, but only if they are installed properly. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule an appointment, call Senator Fuschillo’s office 516-882-0630.
Melville resident Robert Scarabino will be participating in a tribute to every American G.I. who has defended our country when a World War II encampment is held at Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage, complete with living historians, tanks and artillery during the weekend of May 19 and 20. The living history program will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Additional military vehicles from the New York Military Vehicle Club will also be on hand for display and demonstrations. Admission is $10 adults; $7 children.
In recognition of Armed Forces Day, Levittown Community Church, 100 Periwinkle Rd., Levittown, will be hosting a free Veterans Benefits Seminar for all military members now serving, as well as those who have previously served our country. This informative seminar will take place immediately following the 10 a.m. worship service honoring our Armed Forces. For further information, call the church office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 516-735-6550.
The Long Island Kennel Club will host its All Breed Dog Show at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Auxiliary Field, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. Doors open at 8 a.m. Admission $8 per adult; $4 children and seniors. Featured at the event: breed judging, rally and obedience competition, breed showcase, freestyle exhibition, vendors, education, tours, cake for everyone before Best in Show competition and new event My Dog Can Do That – American Kennel Club guided agility course open to all dogs, purebred and mixed breed. For more information call 347-450-5452 or http://longislanddogshows.org.
Salvatore Chiarelli will perform at Bethpage Library in a free concert “From Italy With Love (Da Italia con amore).” Seating is limited to 250; Bethpage Library patrons receive priority seating. Call 516-931-3907 for more information.
Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church will sponsor the 31st Annual CROP Hunger Walk. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will go to the Freeport Emergency Food Pantry, an outreach of the Long Island Council of Churches. Those who would like to walk or to donate can call 516-785-1829 for more information or donate online at www.churchworldservice.org. Volunteers are also needed to support the walkers. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot behind the church. The walk commences at 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.
Hosted by the Farmingdale Fire Department on Main St. from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rain date May 27.
Meetings held at the village hall. 7 pm. work session with counsel.
This 60-minute session will provide valuable information regarding the ABCs of Diabetes care. A is for A1C; B is for blood pressure; C is for cholesterol. Learn how each of the ABCs plays an important role in diabetes self-management. 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital, Diabetes Education Center, 4295 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. Call 516-520-2214.
Presented by the Long Island Violin Shop and String Poet at 7 p.m. at Steinway Piano Gallery, 505 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville. This Studio Series event will bring together music and poetry to celebrate the winners of the 2012 String Poet Prize and the launch of Volume II, Issue 1 of String Poet magazine. Hosted by String Poet founder and editor Annabelle Moseley, this event includes a concert by composer and pianist Barry Tognolini and reading by finalist judge Kim Bridgford. The evening culminates with the launch of the journal and the reading of the first prize winning poem, “Upkeep” by J.D. Smith, followed by the premiere of Barry Tognolini’s composition. Tickets are $10 in advance/online; $15 at the door. Call 631-427-3569.
Lots of vendors and craft items. There will also be a rummage sale table. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church,1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Free admission. Free parking in the Town of Hempstead parking lot behind the church. For information call 516-785-1829.
American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, 1230 New Hwy, Farmingdale, will honor military servicemen and women at 6 p.m. There will be an opportunity to tour the flight line and inspect many of the operational aircraft and WWII fighters that will be flying in the Memorial Day Weekend Bethpage Federal Credit Union Jones Beach air show. There will also be an armor parade led by a Sherman tank, artillery and more. Also expect a 1940’s radio program where elected officials get to play themselves. This reception is by invitation only and, because it is taking place alongside an active runway with operational military aircraft, the electronic invitation needs to be produced at the entrance along with a photo ID. Food and beverages may be purchased. There is a change in gate pass accreditation and attendees will need to go online to download a reception ticket. The following link will access the museum’s web site. www. americanairpowermuseum.com Hit the tickets section, then select Performers/VIP Keep em Flying Reception - Sponsor Only. Put in the number of guests (maximum of six). Hit next and go to the checkout cart to put in a code to get free passes. The code is THUNDERCHIEF. If there is a problem downloading passes try changing the server to Firefox.
No meeting – Memorial Day.
The Farmingdale Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Thomas Powell and Yoakum St., continuing to Bethpage Rd., Main St. and ending at Village Green.
At Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main St. (corner of Grant Ave.), Farmingdale, will host well-known contemporary Christian singer and musician Sam Powell. Sam writes upbeat songs that relate to everyday life and plays numerous instruments. Doors open at 7 p.m. with complimentary coffee and desserts and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. The public is invited to share what promises to be a unique and inspiring evening. For further information call 516-694-3424 or visit farmingdaleumc.org.
A non-competitive fundraising walk hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The event begins at 9 a.m., with the ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., on the Great Lawn at Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd. Over 1500 participants are expected to come and show their support of MADD and its mission – to eliminate drunk driving, assist the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking. The event will be attended by dignitaries, supporters and most importantly family walk teams representing those loved ones who were killed or severely injured by drunk drivers. How to get involved: visit www.walklikemadd.org/longisland. Register to walk or form a team. Unable to make the walk? Sign up to raise money as a virtual walker, anywhere and anytime. Make an online donation to the event. Visit www.LongIslandMADD.org or call 631-547-6233.
YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa, will be conducting its Annual Garage Sale on June 30 (rain date July 1) at the back of the offices (New York Ave. between Central Ave. and Hicksville Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. YES will be collecting items, old and new (but saleable). To donate items (all contributions are tax deductible), contact 516-799-3203. The proceeds from this event will be used to support programs and services to youth and families. Donations can be dropped off any time after June 1.
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. Pre-registration 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.
Paul Gatto was commissioned by the Farmingdale Library to paint a piece that was presented there on May 5. He was asked to come up with subject matter that would be significant for the library and that would display the computer age. Paul Gatto came up with a tree of knowledge as the main feature. The tree rises from a large volume with bits and bytes streaming as text. The painting on board is 55 inches by 61 inches and will hang permanently over the south side entrance.
The Farmingdale Library is hosting an exhibit of watercolor paintings in the Art Gallery by Cynthia Dunton and JoAnn Krapp during the month of May. Their selected works include landscapes, florals and portraits. The artists have studied under Paul Gatto. A reception is planned for May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.
•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.