West End Civic Winter Dinner January 6
To start their 85th year, the West End Civic Association will hold a winter family dinner for West End residents Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the village hall auditorium. Children under 12 are free and others pay $6, according to President Bill Corbett. Dress is casual. Any family new to the West End within the last two years will be admitted free. Those wishing to attend need reservations. Call 775-6849 and leave your name and the number of guests in your party.
Floral Park Historical Society Meeting January 9
Paul Van Wie, president of the Franklin Square Historical Society, will guest speak at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Floral Park Historical Society. Van Wie will present a slide lecture on the Hempstead Plains. Before the development of Long Island, the Hempstead Plains was a treeless area approximately 16 miles long and 4 miles wide in the center of Nassau County. The plains had a significant impact on life on Long Island years ago. It provided an excellent locale for grazing animals, horse racing and, with the invention of flight, an ideal site for airfields. Of the approximately 60,000 acres of the original plains, only about 80 acres remain today. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the parlor of the United Methodist Church on Violet Avenue.
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