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Super Market Bingo Night
Saturday, April 14

American Legion Post 421
Monday, April 16

Gregory Museum Science Fair Entry Deadline
Thursday, April 19


Saturday, April 14

Super Market Bingo Night

Join Last Hope Animal Rescue for its first ever Super Market Bingo Night. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games will be played from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 14 at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Prizes to include an assortment of baskets…Groceries, Household, Italian Night, Kids Playtime, Gardeners Delight, Movie Night, Cleaning Day and more. All money raised goes toward Last Hope Animal Rescue’s adoptable dogs/cats and community outreach programs such as Fix-A-Feral. Admission: $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Additional cards, daubers and soda/water can be purchased separately. Bring your own snacks. For more information or if you would like to donate a basket contact Connie 516-935-0503 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Diane 516-735-2058 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Go to www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.


Sunday, April 15

The Eyes of Learning

A non-profit organization dedicated to higher learning in the metaphysical field. Program: The Annual Eyes of Learning Spring Festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be held at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Speaker schedule: Noon: Qumran Taj, lecturer, alchemist and a modern day wizard will speak on “Magic.” 1 p.m.: Carol Durand will speak and demonstrate her skills in the “The Art of Numerology. 2 p.m.: Montgomery Taylor, lecturer, radio host, astrologer to the U.N. and world renown astrologer to the stars will speak on “Astrology Demystified.” 3 p.m.: Daniel Akner, lecturer, tarot reader, accomplished psychic extraordinaire will speak on “Psychic Abilities.” $4 entrance fee. Call 731-0909 for information or go to www.eyesoflearning.org.


Monday, April 16

American Legion Post 421

Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville VFW Hall, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville. All eligible veterans are most welcome. For details call 516-781-0843 or e-mail AL421 @ymail.com.

CHADD

(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) of Nassau County will hold its monthly forum and support group at the East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Support groups meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parenting Workshop “Key Strategies for Managing AD/HD: The Multi-Modal Treatment Approach.” Speaker: James Snyder, MD and Alissa Barosin, Ph.D. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.chadd.net/105.


Thursday, April 19

Gregory Museum Science Fair Entry Deadline

The April 19 deadline for entries for the Hicksville Gregory Museum’s Annual Science Fair is approaching fast. The Science Fair itself will be held April 21 at the Social Hall of St. Stephen’s Church in Hicksville. More information can be found on the museum’s website www.gregory museum.org. Also the museum, in addition to its other collections, now has a small exhibit of ancient Egyptian and Meso-American artifacts, which are on loan from the Keith Newman collection. The museum is located at the intersection of Heitz Pl. and Bay Ave., Hicksville.

NAMI LI Regional Council

Meeting at 7:45 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., Lecture Room (lower level). Call 694-7327 or 367-1893. Program: Remarkable living spaces for people with mental illness. Speaker: Michael Bellotti, associate executive director, Concern for Independent Living.

Defensive Driving

Sponsored by the Community Center of Plainview-Old Bethpage and the N.Y.S.P. State approved for insurance and point reduction. April 19 and 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Plainview Middle School, Central Park Rd. To register call 1-516-495-4786. There is a connection problem in some areas of Nassau County. You must dial 1-516 first even if that is your area code.


Saturday, April 21

“Just Because” Cocktail Party

Hosted by St. Ignatius Loyola Parish on April 21, 2012 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. for guests ages 21 and over at Monsignor Tarrant Hall, E. Nicholai St., (off Route 107). Menu includes hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine/soda. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations required, seating capacity is limited. Mail checks with number of guests attending to: St. Ignatius Loyola, 129 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 Attn: Cocktail Party or RSVP to Michele at 516-695-6835 by April 15.


Wednesday, April 25

The Eyes of Learning

A non-profit organization dedicated to higher learning in the metaphysical field held at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Executive Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend the monthly meetings (held on the last Wednesday of each month) at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville.


Friday, April 27

The Eyes of Learning

A non-profit organization dedicated to higher learning in the metaphysical field will hold a program: “Neutrality the Corner Stone To the Ascension of the Earth with Pierre. 8 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Members $10; nonmembers $15. Call 731-0909 or go to www.eyesoflearning.org.

Social and Ballroom Dancing

At the Hicksville VFW, 320 South Broadway (off Old Country Rd.), from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Social and ballroom dancing every Friday afternoon at the VFW, 320 South Broadway in Hicksville (off Old Country Rd on 107south) from 12:30 - 3 PM. Lunch, coffee, cake, tea pastries. All your favorite dance music played by a Professional Ballroom DJ. Don. $14 dance hosts for singles. Private lessons available. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 718-332-7825. Group lesson every Friday at 12:30 p.m. Learn Latin and American. $10 donation pp. Join the dance for lunch for $4 more.

Supermarket Bingo

Joseph Barry Columbiettes, 45 Heitz Pl., Hicksville, will be having Supermarket Bingo. Doors open 7 p.m. Admission $5 includes one set of cards. Coffee/cake/ raffles. Checks payable to Joseph Barry Columbiettes. Call 516-822-7605 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, April 29

March for Babies

A baby’s first steps are one of the most precious moments in life and the March of Dimes believes every baby deserves a healthy first step. Join March for Babies and make sure more babies get that chance. Walk together for stronger, healthier babies. March for Babies will be held in at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. It’s a family-friendly event where the community comes together to raise money to support research, services, education and advocacy in the fight against prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. Interested walkers and donors can visit marchforbabies.org to sign up as an individual or family, start a team, or donate. For more information contact Ann Morrison 516-628-6267 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Upcoming Events

In Good Taste Benefit Event

Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by attending In Good Taste, a restaurant tasting event, on Monday, April 30 at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park. Fine food, winning wines and delicious desserts will be provided by many of Long Island’s premier restaurants, wineries, and bakeries. A Cabaret After-Party will feature singers and a comedian. This year, the addition of a casino will round out the evening. Tickets are $90 per person for the main event and $125 which includes the fantastic After Party. For more information, contact Dale Camhi 516-869-4215.

Casino Trip

Joseph Barry Columbiettes, 45 Heitz Pl., Hicksville, Sands Casino Trip to Bethlehem. PA. May 10. Leave Cantiague Park Hicksville 8:45 a.m. Return 8:30 p.m. Casino package 30 slot play five food. $42 includes driver’s tip. Money goes to scholarships and charities. Call 516-935-5576.

Golf Outing

Our Lady of Mercy Holy Name Society (Hicksville) Golf Classic will be held on May 29 at the Town of Oyster Bay Course in Woodbury. 11:30 a.m. registration. 1:30 p.m. start. Golf, lunch, cocktail hour, prizes and dinner. For information call 516-405-0467.

Vendors Wanted

The Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville, will hold its annual Flea Market on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine). Vendors interested in renting space should contact Millie at 516-938-1233.


Weekly Events

•Bible Studies conducted by the Cornerstone Christian Church of LI every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 250 W. Old Country Rd., Country Bridge Plaza, (behind Antun’s Catering House; nearest cross road: Route 106). For more information call 342-1552 or go to www.cornerstonechristian churchny.com.

•Martial Arts America in Hicksville, 300 South Broadway, holds free Child Safety workshops on Saturdays. The free workshops are offered as part of the school’s monthly community service. For more information, visit www.MaaSchools.com or call 932-5275.

•Calling All Seniors. Come for fun, trips and to meet new friends. Qualifications: resident of Hicksville, Plainview or Levittown. Meetings every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Center, 103 Grumman Rd. West, Bethpage. Call Andrew Grieshaber 349-7801.

•Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 at Caracalla Ristorante, 102 Jericho Tpke., Syosset.

•Hicksville Homemakers business meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St. Come in and join the group and become a member. Classes held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•Hicksville Mid-Island Seniors currently meets Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Community Center. The organization is open to seniors ages 62 and older and offers trips, games and more. Call Andy for more information at 349-7801.


Monthly Events

•Charles Wagner American Legion Post 421, founded in 1919, meets the first and third Monday of each month (July and August the post meets only the third Monday) at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville VFW Hall, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville. All eligible veterans are most welcome. Dedicated to assisting veterans, POW-MIA, military, children and the  community. Come and help your fellow veterans. For further information, contact American Legion Post 421 by writing to American Legion 421, PO Box 925, Hicksville, NY, 11801 or e-mail your request for further information to AL421@ ymail.com, or telephone 516-781-0843.

•William M. Gouse Jr. Post #3211 VFW meeting at 8 p.m. at 320 S. Broadway. For information call 931-7843. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month.

•William M. Gouse Jr. Post #3211 VFW Ladies Auxiliary meets at 8 p.m. at 320 S. Broadway. Meetings are held every second Monday of the month.

•Central Nassau Chapter #1592 AARP meets at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday (except July and August) of the month at Levittown Town Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Anyone over the age of 50 and a national AARP member is invited to attend. No fee. For information call 794-9158.

•Order Sons of Italy in America invites those interested to join the Galileo Galilei Lodge #2253 in Hicksville. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Wm. Bennett Community Building, 28 N. Carl St. Join by calling Marie Matassa 931-2843 for an application.

• Board of Fire Commissioners regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month except in the month of December when the meeting is held on the first Tuesday. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the E. Marie St. Firehouse. Meetings are also held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at which time department matters and small details are discussed with the chiefs of the department.

•The River Flows Coffee House, an evening of fellowship consisting of conversation, board games, music that rocks. Coffee provided by Starbucks and cake are offered. Presented by The River of Life Church, 15 Marie St., on the second Saturday of each month, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. A free will offering of $7 per adult is allocated to a “Free Lunch Buffet” and other church ministries. Donations of nonperishable, prepackaged and canned, foods and personal hygiene products are needed to provide aid for the poor or homeless and can be dropped off Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Pastor James Cohen 937-9226.

•Bethpage Masonic Lodge No. 975 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville Masonic Temple, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. For information call 731-2488. Meetings are every second and fourth Friday.

•Hicksville Historical Society. The trustees, members (and guests) of the HHS meet on the fourth Tuesday of March, May, September and November in the Kenneth Barnes Community Room in the Hicksville Library at 7:15 p.m. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•NC Mothers of Twins Club, a caring support, education and resource for parents of multiples. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., on the third Tuesday of each month. Call 616-3366 or visit www.NCMOC.org.

News

Old classmates reignited friendships and shared memories of their teenage years as the Hicksville High School Class of 1964 came together recently to celebrate their 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn in Plainview.

Among the attendees was Bob Cheeseman who met his wife, Lorraine (Kirwan) in middle school. They were serious throughout high school and married soon after. Bob said, “I enlisted in high school and went into the Air Force. I did 30 years active Air Force and another 15 after that. I retired in 2010 as a Brigadier General. After I retired, my wife received a certificate from the Governor of Texas and was designated a Yellow Rose of Texas.”

The Common Core results are in and overall the district performed reasonably well according to Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Marianne Litzman at Sept. 17's school board meeting.

“The students in grades 3-8 performed wonderfully in some areas but there were also some challenges,” said Litzman. “Overall as a district we performed above average for the County and State levels.”


Sports

It seemed to happen in an instant.

Hicksville forward Michael Osmundsen was touching the ball past Kellenburg goalkeeper Jack Abuin to slot the ball into an empty net to score the lone goal in the non-league 1-0 victory over the Firebirds.

It’s nothing short of what Comets boys soccer head coach Scott Starkey would expect. He described his forward as “very explosive, fast and he’s not just fast — he’s tenacious.”

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

 

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you! 


Calendar

Bingo

September 26

Arts and Crafts

September 27

Adult Education Classes Begin

September 29



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