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Barn Dance
Friday, November 16

Luncheon Party
Saturday, November 17

Benefit Concert for Storm Relief Fund
Sunday, November 18


Friday, November 16

Barn Dance

The Joseph Barry Council, 45 Heitz Place, in Hicksville will be hosting a Columbiette barn dance at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25 per person. Mail checks payable to: Joseph Barry Columbiettes. Chicken and rib menu, beer/wine/soda. Dance all night with Larry Moser. Partners are not required. Reservations: 516-822-7605 or 516-931-6784.


Saturday, November 17

Luncheon Party

The Eating Out Club of Long Island Luncheon Party is at Domenico’s, 3279A Hempstead Turnpike, in Levittown. The luncheon starts at noon. New members are welcome but must reserve. For further information write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-938-0506 or see the website on Meetup.com.

Art Exhibit

East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street, will present an exhibit by photographer and graphic artist, Keith Warhola in the lower level gallery. The opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.


Sunday, November 18

Benefit Concert for Storm Relief Fund

Holy Family Parish in Hicksville is sponsoring an evening of songs and arias to benefit the Diocese of Rockville Centre Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort. Artists from national and international opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 5 Fordham Ave., in Hicksville. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students. A free will offering will also be taken and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 516-938-3846.


Monday, November 19

Blood Drive

Trinity Lutheran Church, 40 West Nicholai Street in Hicksville, will host a blood drive from 3 to 8:45 p.m. in their multipurpose room. For an appointment or more information, call 822-4867.


Wednesday, November 28

Eyes of Learning Executive Council Meeting

All members are welcome to attend the monthly Executive Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, in Hicksville. Call first 516-731-0909 to confirm that a meeting is scheduled for the month that you want to attend.

Grumman Retiree Club Meeting

Grumman Retiree Club will hold a regular membership meeting and luncheon at the Milleridge Inn beginning at noon. Reservations are suggested. E-mail the club at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional details or call 516-575-3777 or visit: www.grummanretireeclub.org.


Friday, November 30

Our Heroes Night Out Spiritual Reading

Our Heroes Night Out presents an evening of spiritual reading with Medium Janet Russell at 6:30 p.m. at Levittown Hall, Levittown Parkway, in Hicksville. Cost: $25 at the door/$20 in advance. All proceeds will go to the organization Our Heroes Night Out that honors the homeless veterans and the Disabled American Veterans association. For more information, call Carol Klein at 516-579-6524 or visit: www.mismathchtheclown.com.


Saturday, December 1

Craft Fair and Flea Market

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas #869 will be having their annual craft fair and flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola School, 30 E. Cherry St., in Hicksville. For vendor information, call Maria at 516-942-5070 after 6 p.m. or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Friday, December 14

The Eyes of Learning

Lecture: “Astrological Forecast for 2013”, at 8 p.m. with Montgomery Taylor, New York’s most gifted astrologer, lecturer, frequent radio and TV guest, author, and astrologer to the UN and host of the radio show “Living Consciously” at http://www. talkingalternative.com/monday-shows/living-consciously. Monty will reveal and demystify what astrology is all about and also what it has to say about the powerful changes for 2013 and beyond. You don’t want to miss this or miss out on your future. Bring a question for Monty. Cost: members $10/non-members $15. Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. Call 516-731-0909 or visit: www.eyesoflearning.org. Monty’s website: http://astrologydemystified.com.


Upcoming Events

Vendors Wanted

Vendors wanted for the Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh located at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue for the Holiday Shopping Flea Market fundraiser on Sunday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sell your merchandise or promote your business to shoppers from the South Shore of Nassau County. Rain or shine. For information call Ben at 516-221-2370 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Ongoing Events

Twin County Chorus

Ladies, do you love to sing? Then we’ve got a place for you. Join Twin County Chorus in the joys of a cappella harmony. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Levittown from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Call Bobbi at 516-798-4325 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit our website: www.twincounty.org.

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.

Social and Ballroom Dancing

Ongoing party mix Friday afternoon Nov. 16 and 30 at Kismet Shriners Hall, 18 W. Nicholai in Hicksville (off Old Country Road 107N) from noon to 3 p.m. Professional DJ, singles and couples areas, chicken, salads, bagels, coffee, and pastries. Private lessons available. Call 718-332-7825 for more information.

News

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



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