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Women’s Club Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 16

North End Civic Association To Meet

Thursday, April 17

Blood Drive

Friday, April 18


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 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.


Tuesday, April 22

The Sewanhaka Central High School board of education meeting will be held on April 22 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School.

The Town of North Hempstead regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.


Wednesday, April 23

Village of Floral Park Architectural Review Board meets on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

The AHRC Nassau Floral Park Auxiliary will hold the Ida Bono Memorial Luncheon on Wednesday, April 23 at noon at the Garden City Country Club, 206 Stewart Ave. in Garden City. For reservations call Joyce at 516-352-4138.

The Floral Park Women’s Club membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center off Stewart St. New members are always welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, April 24

The Hillcrest Civic Association meets on Thursday, April 24 at the Floral Park Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 26

St. Elisabeth’s Church, 6 Harvard St. in Floral Park, will hold a Craft Fair and Flea Market on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Russ for information at 516-775-5270.

The Floral Park Historical Society will host the Vanderbilt Cup Race Historic Marker unveiling ceremony on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Emerson Ave. and Jericho Tpke.


Sunday, April 27

Floral Park Fire Department Open House will be held on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the commuter parking lot at Carlton Ave. and Floral Blvd. Department members will provide information about membership and explain the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter or EMT.

Irish American Society at 297 Willis Ave., in Mineola will hold a night of Irish dinner and dancing on Saturday, April 27 at 5 p.m. The cost is $35 per person, catered by B. Kerins and staff with music by Andy Healy. Reservations are recommended. Call 516-746-9392 for details.


Monday, April 28

The Bellerose Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting and budget hearing on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd.


Ongoing Programs

FISH Of Floral Park

Provides free transportation to and from medical appointments for senior citizens who are residents of the Floral Park/Bellerose area and cannot afford cab fare or who have no other means of transportation. Should you or a loved one need transportation to a medical appointment, contact FISH at 516-835-9522 or telephone coordinator Fran Hornberger at 516-775-0740.

Floral Park United Methodist Thrift Shop

The United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, at 35 Verbena Ave., features jewelry, clothing, housewares, bric-a-brac, dishes, linens, collectibles, some furniture, small appliances and antiques. Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations gratefully accepted. Call 516-354-4969.

At The Bellerose Jewish Center

Located at 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. Call 718-343-9001: Free Jewish education for kindergarten and Sunday School children. A thorough religious curriculum with experienced teachers for third grade to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also provided. The Renaissance Group. A nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Call for date of the next meeting.

The Art Club

Has year round classes all taught by a professional. Classes for the littlest artist to the more serious, adult classes too. Call for more information at 516-742-7662 or go onto the web at thegardenartstudio.com.

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



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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