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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

The Nassau County Robbery Squad detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 17 which occurred at 5:40 p.m. in Floral Park.

According to detectives, a black, male subject entered the Capital One Bank, 170 Tulip Ave. and approached a teller. The subject produced a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed about of cash, the subject fled the bank and was last seen heading southbound on Plainfield Ave. The subject was described as being 35 to 40 years old, 6’ tall, stocky build, wearing a dark colored baseball cap, sunglasses, a white T-shirt and dark pants, During the incident there were four employees and one customer present. No injuries were reported.

Home security company Safe Choice Security recently compiled a list of the 29 safest places to live in New York State, and Floral Park made the ranks as one of four places in Nassau County. Using 2012 FCI crime statistics to analyze violent and property crime rates in the area, Safe Choice Security said it ranks each community based on its potential risk.


Calendar

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Thursday, October 2

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Thursday, October 2

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