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Annual Spring Fair and Plant Sale

Saturday, May 10

HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY

Sunday, May 11

Bellerose Village Women’s Club

Tuesday, May 13


Wednesday, May 7

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church at 57 Spooner Street in Floral Park honors Nurses’ Week on May 7 at 8 p.m. Come for an evening gathering in support of nurse’s spiritual work. Make acquaintance, reflect on a healing story, and enter a circle of blessing. All are welcome. Visit www.christlutheranfloralpark.org or call 516-775-9669 for information.

FISH of Floral Park Board of Directors monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Floral Park United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave. Use the Violet Ave. entrance. All drivers and volunteers are welcome to attend. The meeting is open to the public.


Saturday, May 10

The Floral Park United Methodist Church will hold its annual spring fair and plant sale on May 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 35 Verbena Ave. Annuals, vegetables, hanging plants, stage deli, craft vendors, and thrift shop will be available. Raffle tickets for a handmade quilt are available.

Children are invited to join a hands-on session in Mothers' Day Floral Design from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens. Work alongside our on-site floral designer to help create an arrangement that Mom, Grandma, or any special lady will be happy to display. Using fresh flowers and modern design techniques, children will enjoy this hands-on program to create a one of a kind gift straight from the heart. For ages 6–10. Registration required. Class size is limited so register early. $10.00, $7.00 members (includes materials).  Please call 516-333-0048 xt. 301 or register online at  www.oldwestburygardens.org/reg_floral_design_051014.htm.


Sunday, May 11

HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY


Tuesday, May 13

Bellerose Village Women’s Club will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13 at 1 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd. in Bellerose Village.

The Nassau County Homemakers membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at Stewart Manor Village Hall, 120 Covert Ave., serving the Floral Park, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, Garden City, and Franklin Square communities. New members welcome. Call Gina at 516-437-9679 for more information.

The Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA will hold their membership meeting on Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school library, 210 Locust Ave. All members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, May 14  

Library board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Public Library.

Floral Park Zoning Board of Appeals regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 1 Floral Blvd.


Thursday, May 15

North End Civic Association will meet on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House on Holland Ave. Discussion will be held about the Sewanhaka School District budget. New members welcome.

JLCS PTA meeting on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Meet other parents and find out what’s going on at school. Officer Groshans and School Superintendent Opiekun will be the guest speakers. Sign up for chair and co-chair positions for the many committees that help organize programs that support the school and students. Babysitting will be available.


Saturday, May 17

Hance Family Foundation Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Centennial Gardens. Visit www.hancefamilyfoundation.com for registration and details. First race begins at 9 a.m.

Family Fun Day begins immediately after the races, with live entertainment, bouncing castles, food, games, raffles, face-painting and more. Proceeds benefit the Hance Family Foundation which supports children. Floral Park street closures will be in effect from 9 a.m. to noon.

South Floral Park will host the annual Armed Forces Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at 383 Roquette Ave. All active military, veterans and residents are welcome to attend.

News

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.

Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.

Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.  


Calendar

Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Picnic

Tuesday, September 2

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees To Meet

Tuesday, September 2



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