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FloralParkDispatchandThreeVillageTimes.com Calendar

Rosary Altar Society Communion Luncheon
Sunday, October 7

North Shore Land Alliance Fall Walk
Sunday, October 7

Community Fair and Auction
Saturday, October 13


Sunday, October 7

Rosary Altar Society Communion Luncheon

The Rosary Altar Society of Our Lady of Victory Church will be hosting an annual Communion luncheon after the 11:45 a.m. Mass at Fiore’s Resturant on Tulip Ave., in Floral Park. Speaker will be Mrs. Patti McDonald, the Mayor of Malverne, to give insights on her life and her walk of faith. The cost of the luncheon is $35 with a choice of three entrees. For reservations, call Ann Licata at 328-1180 or Helen McCoy at 354-0210. 

North Shore Land Alliance Fall Walk

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalist Peter Martin for an early fall stroll at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick at 2 p.m. Experience the wonder of early autumn foliage and fall migrating birds with Peter at this magnificent 52-acre former landfill. Bring the kids. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Free Rabies Vaccine for Pets

The Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a free rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Last Hope Adoption Center, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. All Long Island pet owners are eligible; no appointment necessary. All pets must be at least 4 months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats need to be in carriers. In addition, Last Hope is offering canine and feline distemper combination shots at the discounted price of $12 per vaccine. For questions call 516-223-6673 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit: www.lasthope­animalrescue.org.


Wednesday, October 10

Free Mammogram Event

Free mammograms at H. Frank Carey High School, 230 Poppy Ave., in Franklin Square from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For women ages 40 and older and uninsured women. To register or for more information, call 516-539-9463. Ask about getting a free Pat test and at-home colon cancer screening kit.


Saturday, October 13

Community Fair and Auction

The Cross Island YMCA is hosting a community fair, auction and carnival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. For auction items, the online auction begins Friday, Sept. 28 on www.bid­ding­forgood.com/crossislandymca. There will be a carnival for children. In addition, this is a great event to bring your pets. For $20, Cornell’s Southside Healthy Pet Clinic will be onsite to provide a complete physical exam of your pet, including vaccinations, and a full year of flea, tick, heartworm, and internal parasite protection. For an additional $15, they can microchip pets as well. Please note: they do not provide a spay/neuter service. For more information, or if you would like to be a vendor, contact Jamé at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 718-551-9314.


Sunday, October 14

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The Zonta Club of LI is planning a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit local charities at Martin de Porres Academy, 621 Elmont Rd., Elmont. From 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 516-616-0580.


Wednesday, October 17

NAMI Queens/Nassau Meeting

NAMI Queens/Nassau meets with guest speaker Sheila Rettaliata, Recovery Coach of NYH/OASAS at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium of Zucker Hillside Hospital, 266th Street and 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks. A support group meets at 6 p.m. Ms. Rettaliata will discuss NAR-ANON-how groups function, what they learn, and provide personal stories of caregivers coping successfully with the challenge of a loved one’s addiction. The meeting and support group are open to the public free of charge. For more information, visit: www.nami.org


Saturday, October 20

Craft Fair and Flea Market

St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church, 6 Harvard St., Floral Park will be having a craft fair and flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hand-made items, crafts, white elephants, books, jewelry, household items, new items, etc. Vendors from Mary Kay and Avon will also be present. Refreshments will be served. CVS Pharmacy will be offering flu shots.


 

Saturday, October 27

Hospice Care Network’s Crystal Ball Gala

“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Ongoing Events

Thrift Shop

The thrift shop at the Floral Park United Methodist Church located at 35 Verbena Ave., is now open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is a wide selection of household items, jewelry, antiques, clothing, as well as a Christmas room and Halloween decorations.

News

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.

During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.

While parking around Long Island Rail Road 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.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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