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Catholic Daughters of America Craft Fair

November 30

Wreath Sale

December 1, 8

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Fundraiser

December 7, 8


November 28

Happy Thanksgiving!


November 30

Catholic Daughters of America Craft Fair

The Catholic Daughters Of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish at East Nicholai Street in Hicksville is hosting its annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start your holiday shopping as over 50 vendors will be selling holiday crafts, home goods, jewelry and custom made craft items. There will also be a bake sale, 50/50 and basket raffles. Proceeds go toward Catholic Daughters charitable works. Handicapped Accessible. Free admission. For more information or to inquire about vendor opportunities, call 516-492-5070.


December 1, 8

Wreath Sale

Boy Scout Troop 291 will be having a Christmas Wreath Sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 40 West Nicholai Street in Hicksville. They will also be selling wreaths, grave blankets and center pieces.


December 7, 8

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Fundraiser

Zoo Health Club at 382 W. Old Country Road will be hosting a fundraising event for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. There will be raffles, live music, a lemonade stand, and 30 minute fitness classes (including Zumba, kickboxing, ab blast, yoga and more) throughout the event. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


December 31

New Year’s Eve Party

Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY 11801 is having a New Year’s Eve Party. At 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a DJ, open bar, chicken cordon blue,vegetables, Potatoes, coffee and cake. Bring you own snacks and noisemakers. Casual attire.  $35 per person, $70 per couple. Checks payable to: Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus. Reservations required, no money will be accepted at the door. Please send checks by Dec. 17. Contact Brian at 516-457-6190 for more information.

News

 book shops in Hicksville and around the country will hand out free comics on Oct. 25, to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year—Halloween ComicFest. On Saturday, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy, while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

In Hicksville, both Game Master Games (954 S. Broadway) and Amok Time (108C New South Road) will be taking part in the Halloween ComicFest festivities. Game Master Games just recently started carrying comic books and this will be the store’s first comic book-related event. Coincidently, the event runs in the middle of an in-store gaming convention, and store owner Dave VanderWerf is looking forward to the increased exposure for the store.

Looking for a place to work on your bedside manner and start a promising new career in the process? Look no farther than your hometown.

The Vocational Education and Extension Board (VEEB), a division of the county that oversees educational facilities such as the Fire Service Academy and EMS Academy, recently transplanted one of its facilities — The School of Practical Nursing — into a new location right in the heart of Hicksville, where they recently held an open house to celebrate their new home.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

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


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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