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Music Under The Stars, Gloria Gaynor -Tuesday, July 9
Music Under The Stars, The Zombies - Wednesday, July 10
Music Under The Stars, Meet the Jumpers - Thursday, July 11


Tuesday, July 9

Music Under The Stars

Gloria Gaynor Hit Songs: “I Will Survive”, “Never Can Say Goodbye” , That 70s Band, New York’s hottest party band, at John J. Burns Town Park, Merrick Road, Massapequa. Co=sponsored by Steel Equities, Bethpage Business Park, and King Kullen. Show begins at 8 p.m. There are no rain facilities.  All shows will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Free of charge. For information call 516-797-7900, visit www.oysterbaytown.com  or follow on Facebook and Twitter @ TOBCYS.


Wednesday, July 10

Music Under The Stars

The Zombies: Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent hit songs: “Time of The Season”, “Tell Her No” at Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park, Motor Avenue, in Farmingdale at 8 p.m. There are no rain facilities. Co-sponsored by Amber Court Assisted Living and Wells Fargo. All shows will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Free of charge. For information call 516-797-7900, visit www.oysterbaytown.com  or follow on Facebook and Twitter @ TOBCYS.


Thursday, July 11

Music Under The Stars

Meet the Jumpers: A Rockin’ & Swingin’ Big Band Orchestra    at Tappen Beach, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing at 8 p.m. There are no rain facilities. All shows will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Free of charge. For information call 516-797-7900, visit www.oysterbaytown.com  or follow on Facebook and Twitter @ TOBCYS.


Friday, July 12

Lecture

“The Reality of Alien Life,” with Sidney Prince, a scientific researcher in a wide range of subjects which include: ancient archeology and star maps, astronomy, ancient alien contact and extra-terrestrial life on July 12 at 8 p.m. Sid’s email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Members: $10, non-members: $15. The Eyes of Learning, meets at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. Call 516-731-0909 for information.

Music Under The Stars

Magical Music Of Disney: Around The World With Disney Featuring Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra on July 12 at 8 p.m. Syosset - Woodbury Community Park, Jericho Turnpike, in Woodbury. Co-sponsored by: Slomin’s Shield, and Roslyn Savings Ban, a division of New York Community Bank - Member FDIC. There are no rain facilities. All shows will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Free of charge. For information call 516-797-7900, visit www.oysterbaytown.com  or follow on Facebook and Twitter @ TOBCYS.


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 information contact Joe at 516-849-2465.


Sunday, July 21

Summer Fair

Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.


Tuesday, July 23

Sands Casino Bus Trip

The Joseph Barry Columbiettes, 45 Heitz Place, in Hicksville, will hold a bus trip to the Sands Casino in PA on July 23. The cost is $42 per person, includes $30 play credit and a $5 food certificate. Bus leaves from Burns Avenue School parking lot, two blocks west off West John Street at 9 a.m. sharp, returning at 8:30 p.m. Call Barbara at 516-935-5576 for reservations. All profits benefit the Columbiettes’ charities and scholarships.


Friday July 26

Lecture

“The Montauk Project and the Hidden Secrets of the Romanian Sphinx”, with Peter Moon on July 26 at 8 p.m. Peter has also collaborated with Dr. David Anderson of the former Time Travel Research Center. Please join to hear directly from Peter about Time Travel/ The Montauk Project and The Hidden Secrets of the Caves of Romania. Peter’s Web Page: www.digitalmontauk.com/. Members: $10, non-members: $15. The Eyes of Learning, meets at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. Call 516-731-0909 for information.


Monday, July 29

Vacation Bible School

Trinity Lutheran Church at 40 W. Nicholai is having their Vacation Bible School from July 29 through Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Call 516-931-2225 for information and registration form, fee is by donation. Join for crafts, music, recreation and Bible stories.


Saturday, August 17

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.cornerstonechristianchurchny.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. Why be bored at home? 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 Franks Steak House, 4 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho.

•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.

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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