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Floral Park Village Budget Hearing

Wednesday, April 9

Catholic Daughters To Meet

Thursday, April 10

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 12


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.

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.

The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce meeting has been changed and members will now meet on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Umi Restaurant on Covert Ave.

Painting is a passion: local artists Nancy Fabrizio, Virginia Edele, Vivian Hershfield, Susanne McVetty and Grace Su will be exhibiting their watercolors and oils at the Mineola Library, 195 Marcellus Ave. through April 30.


Thursday, April 10

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.


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.

Bellerose Village’s 46th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church, will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. at 2 Commonwealth Blvd. Children from preschool to 9 years old may participate. Prizes will be awarded to those who find specially marked eggs. The Easter Bunny may visit, so bring a camera. Donation is $3 for each child participating. Proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Bayside. Rain date will be April 19. For information call Adele at 516-775-8291.


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.

AARP will offer tax assistance at the Floral Park Public Library on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made at the library’s reference desk or by calling 516-326-6330.


Wednesday, April 16

The Women’s Club membership meeting will be held on April 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center. The program will be “Memories of Clearing Clutter” as presented by Diane Landau. New members welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Edna for information at 516-354-8818.


Thursday, April 17

The North End Civic Association will meet on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House, on Holland Ave. New members welcome. The Sewanhaka School District budget will be discussed.


Friday, April 18

The Knights of Columbus Council, Nassau County Fire Fighters Operation Wounded Warrior, and the Floral Park Fire Department will hold their Annual Good Friday Keith Fairben Memorial Blood Drive on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church’s Memorial Hall, at 2 Bellmore St. Photo ID is required, no appointment is necessary. Donors must be between the ages of 17 and 75, or 16 with parental permission. Operation Wounded Warrior will also be collecting bicycle gloves, T-shirts, and hats. For information call Joe at 516-326-0637.


Monday, April 21

The Floral Park AARP Chapter #5224 monthly meeting will be held on April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be Nancy Massaro and Richie Pfeiffer, presenting The Braddock Boys documentary. Light refreshments will be served. New members and guests are welcome. Call Joe at 516-437-8125 for information.

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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