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theFloralParkDispatch.com Calendar

Sewanhaka 2014-15 Budget Discussion Meeting

Wednesday, April 2

Joint Civic Association Meeting

Thursday, April 3

Parade and St. Baldrick’s

Saturday, April 5


Wednesday, April 2

The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold its 2014-15 budget discussion meeting on April 2 at 7 p.m. as a public forum in the board room at Sewanhaka High School.


Thursday, April 3

The joint civic association meeting will be held on April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Topic of discussion will be the proposed renovations to the Floral Park pool. All are welcome to attend.


Saturday, April 5

Floral Park’s Parade of Heroes and St. Baldrick’s event on Saturday, April 5. Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. from village hall, arriving at Trinity Restaurant on Jericho Tpke.


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

The Floral Park Bellerose School District will hold the regular board of education meeting on Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. at John Lewis Childs School.


Tuesday, April 8

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

The Bellerose Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at the village hall, 50 Superior Rd.

The Floral Park Bellerose School PTA will hold their PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 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 Tuesday, 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.

The Floral Park-Bellerose School District special education parent workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Floral Park-Bellerose School.


Thursday, April 10

South Side Civic Association will meet on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center.

Catholic Daughters meet on Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Memorial Hall.

The John Lewis Childs PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 9 a.m. at John Lewis Childs School.


Wednesday, April 11

The Floral Park Women’s Club will hold “Fun Nite Out” on April 11 at 7 p.m. at St. Elisabeth’s Church on Harvard St. Prizes, raffles, vendors, games available. Cost is $15 per person, reserve before April 3. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. Call Sandy at 516-328-9042 for information.


Saturday, April 12

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 12 at 10 a.m. at the Stewart Manor Country Club. All children are welcome to participate, arriving with basket in hand. The Easter Bunny is likely to make a special appearance.

The Recreation Center’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 12. A 9:30 a.m. start in the tiny town area for children ages five and under. A 9:45 a.m. start in the stage area for children ages six and older.


Tuesday, April 15

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees meeting will be held on April 15 in the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.


Thursday, April 17

The North End Civic Association will meet on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House.

News

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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