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Barry Plays Swing The Teapot Feb. 15

For great music and good company, stop by Swing the Teapot on Saturday, Feb. 15 to hear some country-blues-folk-rock served up by local guitar-harmonica-mandolin player, Mike Barry and Friends. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Swing The Teapot is located at 6 Verbena Ave. For information visit swingtheteapot.com or call 516-488-2180. No cover. No admission fee.

— Christy Hinko


Monday, February 17

The regularly scheduled meeting of Floral Park Chapter 5224 AARP will be held on Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreations Center. This month’s featured presentation will be the Floral Park Antiques Appraisal Show. Marion Rizzo Will be on hand to appraise any and all articles that members can bring to our February meeting. The meeting is open to the public. For information call President Marge Vance at 516-354-4296.

The Floral Park-Bellerose School District will be in winter recess from Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21.


Tuesday, February 18

The next Town of Hempstead public board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion in Town Hall Plaza at One Washington St. in Hempstead. The agenda will be posted on the Friday prior to the meeting at http://townofhempstead.org


Wednesday, February 19

Nominations for the Town of North Hempstead’s 2014 Women’s Roll of Honor are being accepted through Feb. 19. For more call Stephanie Sajous at North Hempstead’s 311 Call Center. Or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov/Roll-of-Honor  for nomination forms.


Tuesday, February 25

The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold its Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School.


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. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful. 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.

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 800-341-8777 for information.

Medicare Help For Seniors

Are you a senior who would like help paying for Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare — deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps. To learn more call an LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from U.S. Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 516-485-3425, ext. 222.

Senior Programs

The following programs regularly serve all residents of Nassau County. Call the NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs 516-571-4330:

• Employment Referrals for Seniors. The NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs is a resource to employers seeking qualified workers and to mature job seekers, 55+, who want assistance with employment and résumé preparation. Services are free of charge.

• The Foster Grandparents Program is recruiting senior volunteers to share their time and love with children in Nassau County. Volunteers receive a non-reportable stipend, transportation reimbursement, paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.

• If you are 55+, make your spare time count. Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a national organization, and share your talents and skills at one of the many diversified placements.