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Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

Night of Laughter

Friday, April 12

Saturday, April 6

Pancake Breakfast

St. Ignatius Boy Scout Troop 382 Pancake Breakfast will be held on April 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 938 S. Broadway (Rt. 107). Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause! Cost: $10 per person. Contact Cathy for tickets at 516-286-4326 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, April 6

Housing and Rental Expo

Are you renting, buying or a homeowner on Long Island? Want to learn about what opportunities are available? Come to the Action Long Island Housing and Rental Expo on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Molloy College Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, in East Farmingdale, and meet with lenders, apartment complexes, builders, realtors, and community and government organizations who will answer all of your questions and help guide you in the right direction! Free and open to the public. For information, visit  www.ActionLongIsland.org or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 631-425-2700.

The Acchords

Live In Concert on April 6. Performing hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville. Casual attire. Open bar. Sandwiches, wraps, salads, dessert and coffee will be available. Cost $30 per person. Checks payable to: Edward J. Kenny Club. Reservations required. No money accepted at the door. Seating is limited to 180 people. Call Brian 516-457-6190.


Sunday, April 7

Free Legal Assistance For Vets

On Sunday, April 7, Hofstra Law will host a free legal assistance clinic for all veterans. Free consultations with pro-bono attorneys who specialize in elder law, tax, wills, estate, family law, VA benefits, claims, disability, employment, USERRA, housing, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor matters, Medicare/Medicaid, landlord-tenant issues and more. To schedule a consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Law Student Association at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-468-3551.


Tuesday, April 9

Stock Market Seminar

The Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group presents a free seminar on April 9, 6:45 to 9:15 p.m., to educate on investing strategies, at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview. Speaker: Tom Lloyd, author of Successful Stock Signals for Traders will discuss how to make money using technical analysis indicators. All levels of experience welcome. For info and directions go to: www.meetup.com/LISTMG or call 516-385-8244.


Friday, April 12

Night of Laughter

10th Annual Night of Laughter benefit fundraiser supporting The Sarah Grace Foundation For Children With Cancer held at the Milleridge Cottage, 585 N. Broadway, Jericho. Tickets are $75 (advance sale only) and include admission, show, sit down dinner, beer, wine, sode, coffee and dessert. Great raffles, huge 50/50. Contact (516) 433-9745 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Purchase tickets online at www.thesarahgracefoundation.org


Saturday, April 13

Animal Rescue Benefit

There will be an auction with free admission to benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset on April 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 6:45 p.m. Live and Chinese auctions and mini flea market. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption and community outreach programs. For information visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org or call 631-425-1884.

British Veterans Fundraiser

The British Veterans of American in Nassau County will hold their Night at the Races fundraiser on April 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 320 South Broadway, Hicksville. Admission is $10 and includes beers, wine, soda, hot dogs. All are welcome to attend. Call 516-739-0698 for tickets.

Fashion Show

Joseph Barry Columbiettes, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville, will be having a fashion show with clothes modeled from Century 21 combined with an afternoon tea (finger sandwiches & dessert). April 13 at 1 pm. Cost $10 per person. Show will include misses and juniors fashions, all are welcome. Call Anne at 516-349-1853.

Night in the Tropics

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Jerusalem Avenue will host Night in the Tropics from 7 to 11 p.m. on April 13.  Admission is $30 per person and includes dinner, raffles and entertainment. Music by Davey and the Waverunners, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Portion of proceeds go to community outreach. Tickets must be purchased or reserved by April 10. Mail checks to church or call 516-931-1920.


Monday, April 15

Stock Market Group Meeting

The Long Island DayTrader Meetup Group meets at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, at 6:45 p.m., to discuss stock market market investing and Day / Swing trading strategies. Guest Speaker: Stefanie Kammerman, Cyber Trading University, on ‘Time & Sales’ tape reading. All levels welcome. Free. For detailed agenda and directions, see www.meetup.com/LISTMG, or call 516-385-8244.


Friday, April 19

Blood Drive

Holy Trinity High School, at 98 Cherry Lane in Hicksville will hold a blood drive on April 19 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. To make an appointment, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Saturday, April 20

Pot Luck Supper

Catholic Daughters of the Americas #869 Pot Luck Supper will be held on April 20, at 6 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola School Cafe, 30 E Cherry St., Hicksville. Enjoy an evening of home cooking. Dinner includes main entree, coffee and dessert; BYOB. Reservations are $10 per person or a special family rate of $25 (family of four). Call Ana Marie at 516-932-5537 or Kathy at 516-707-5206. Walk-ins welcome.

Willet Avenue Reunion

The former elementary school, Willet Avenue, was open from 1962 to 1993. Willet classmates will reunite on April 20 at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. The event is open to all former students and their families. For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 631-816-1111.


Thursday, April 25

Spring Job Fair

Farmingdale State College will hold its Spring Job Fair on April 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on campus at Roosevelt Hall’s multipurpose room at 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale. Visit www.farmingdale.edu for updates and information.


Thursday, May 9

Free Voice Lessons

Ladies, do you love to sing? Twin County Chorus has a place for you. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to join the Twin County Chorus of Sweet Adelines International in the joys of a cappella harmony. For four weeks starting May 9, at 7 p.m., the chorus will offer free voice lessons at an open house at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 3434 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. Call Bobbi at 516-983-2128 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit www.twincounty.org.


Monday, May 27

Parade Announcement

On May 27, the United Veterans of Hicksville will hold the annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies. The parade will step off at 9 a.m. from the Sears parking lot. It will turn left and head south along Broadway to Old Country Road. At Old Country Road it will turn west until it reaches Jerusalem Avenue. At Jerusalem Avenue it will turn south and proceed to 4th Street where it will end by the Hicksville Middle School. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Memorial Day ceremonies will take place at the Middle School’s Veterans Memorial Park.


Sunday, July 14

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show on July 14 at Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd in Bethpage. All makes and models welcome. Live performance by one of Long Island’s top doo-wop bands, The Fabularies. Trophies, raffles, vendors, radio broadcast, and more. Download a car registration form at www.corvettesociety.com. Raindate is July 21. Show spots sell out each year, reserve early. For more info Joe at 516-849-2465.

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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