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Seussical

Thursday, March 27

Hillcrest Civic Association Meeting

Thursday, March 27

Grandma’s Attic Sale

Saturday, March 29


Wednesday, March 26

The 21st annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast will be held on March 26 at Harbor Links Golf Club from 8 to 10 a.m. In 1994, North Hempstead held its first breakfast to honor Women’s History Month. For more call Stephanie Sajous at North Hempstead’s 311 Call Center.

The Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, March 26 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 27

The Floral Park Memorial High School Music Department will present Seussical, The Musical! at the school’s Hayden Auditorium on Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m., on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the school’s music department for $10 (cash or check made to: Floral Park Memorial Music Dept). Admission for the March 27 show at 4 p.m. is free for elementary students and senior citizens. Contact Mrs. Kolb or Mrs. Koch for information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-488-9327.

The Hillcrest Civic Association Meeting will be held on March 27 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.

The Bellerose Village Junior Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Bellerose Village Hall, 50 Superior Rd.


Saturday, March 29

St. Hedwig’s Parish Hall, at Jericho Tpke. and Willis Ave. in Floral Park, will host Grandma’s Attic Sale on March 29 and Sunday, March 30. Vendor tables available. Call Barbara at 516-354-0042.


Monday, March 31

The Stewart Manor Garden Club will host its Invitation To Tea, a fundraising event on March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be Rita Rover, who will discuss “Your Health: Botany of Food and Medicine”. Cost is $20. New members and guests are welcome to attend. For information call Pat Hand at 516-775-4619.


Tuesday, April 1

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees meeting will be held on April 1 in the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.


Thursday, April 3

The West End Civic Association will meet on April 3 at the Atlantic Avenue Fire House at 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, April 6

The Floral Park Historical Society Meeting will meet at Centennial Hall on March 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Monday, April 7

The Village of Floral Park will hold the Reorganization Meeting on March 7 at the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.

Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce General Meeting will be held on Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. Details will be announced. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Cathy Grasman at 516-488-2705 for information.

The Floral Park Art League will hold their meeting at the Floral Park Memorial High School student cafeteria on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m.

The Floral Park Historical Society will meet on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall.


Tuesday, April 8

The Village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on April 8 at the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.


Wednesday, April 9

The Floral Park Library Board will hold their meeting on April 9 at the library at 7:30 p.m.

The Floral Park Village budget hearing will be held on April 9 in the village court room at 8 p.m.

Mothers’ Club meeting will be held at United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave. on Wednesday, April 9 at 9 a.m.

The Floral Park Lions’ Club will meet on Wednesday, April 9 at 12:15 p.m. at Crabtree’s Restaurant.

Bellerose-Floral Park Homemakers monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 57 Spooner St, in Floral Park.  Guests and new members welcome. For information call Barbara at 516-593-1873.

News

The Floral Park Recreation Summer 2014 programs have now reached their half way point. While youngsters still have four more weeks of camps and activities, the night time volleyball and basketball programs are now gearing up for their final push to the playoff and championship rounds. Of the 55 adult teams competing, only Madness and Chaos (B league basketball) and Poppy’s (Women’s competitive volleyball) have managed to move through the season without a blemish on their records. Playoffs for volleyball are on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, while basketball quarterfinals begin Thursday, July 31. Family, friends and spectators are always welcome. Good luck to all teams and players during their quest to become Floral Park’s Champions of the Summer of 2014.

As in past years, the Floral Park Recreation Department sprinkled in some expert instruction along with the recreational format of the various camps. Many thanks go out to Lisa O’Grady (OLV volleyball coach) for presenting an excellent volleyball clinic for our beginning junior players. Once again, Nassau Community College football Coach Ed Mack and his players have volunteered their time to give a few pointers for all youngsters grades 4 and above on Wednesday, June 30. The junior football clinic kicks off at 8:30 a.m., while senior campers (grades 7 and above) will receive instruction beginning at 10 a.m. Some features will include pass and catch techniques and NFL style agility drills. All Floral Park youth entering grades 4 and above are invited to attend. At that same time, Chris Schneider, outstanding and championship basketball coach at both St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart, will be on hand to present a comprehensive basketball clinic for both our junior and senior future female basketball stars.

The 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. It is the longest-running American Indian Pow-Wow and will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American Dance Competitions.

More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly-colored, finely-detailed regalia will provide stimulating entertainment for people of all ages. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. American Indian art and craft vendors will offer a unique array of times for shoppers.


Calendar

Theatre Box

Friday, August 1

E-Cycling Collection

Saturday, August 2

Floral Park Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 5



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