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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

A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.

A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.

State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.

For the past 16 years, Lucia Simon has walked from her home in Hicksville to her job at the Hicksville Public Library. She enjoys her job as a librarian and says that the staff has become like family to her. But for the past three years, Simon and 56 fellow co-workers have been frustrated at what she says is the library’s board refusal to negotiate a fair contract.  

“We have had no contract in three years. They refuse to bargain with us. Every time they come back to us it’s not fair,” says Simon.

However, the board of trustees disagree, saying that it has made a “fair offer.”


Sports

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School

Hicksville native progressing through Mets system

The Mets minor league system is enjoying a rare period of prosperity. For years, it was barren due to trading off high-ceiling players for major leaguers, or neglecting the draft in favor of the free agent market. Since General Manager Sandy Alderson took over, the organization has reversed course and put a much greater emphasis on player development. During his second-to-last season, however, former GM Omar Minaya took a chance and drafted a local catcher, Cam Maron, out of Hicksville High School in the 34th round.


Calendar

Spooktacular Halloween

October 17

Fall Festival

October 18

Veterans Casework Seminar

October 21



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