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Blood Drive at The Library

Saturday, December 28

Monday Matinee Movie

Monday, December 30

Three Kings

Saturday, January 4


January 4

Three Kings

The Hicksville Kiwanis Club will be having a Three Kings Christmas event at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hicksville. There will be pizza and then a short service, followed by each child picking out a present. From 4 to 8 p.m.


January 16

7 in Heaven Singles Event

There will be a 7 In Heaven Singles Event at Mio Posto Italian Restaurant, 600 W. Old Country Rd. in Hicksville, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Ten experts will give advice and presentations, free samples, prizes and appetizers. The cost is $15. For more information, contact organizers at 631-592-9804 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Find out more at www.7-in-heaven.com


January 29

Sands Casino Trip

The Catholic Daughters of the America’s #869 will be hosting a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Pennsylvania. The cost is $42 per person. Give back is $30 slot pay and $5 food voucher. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. sharp, please arrive at Cantiague Park, near the miniature golf course at 8:30 a.m. We will be returning at approximately 8:30 p.m. For reservations, call Barbara at 516-935-5576. The first to pay is the first on the bus. All profit will benefit our charities and scholarship fund.

 


 

Library Programs

 

For more information and to register for events, visit www.hicksvillelibrary.org or call 516-931-1417.

December 28

Blood Drive

At the Hicksville Public Library Community Room hosted by Long Island Blood Services. All donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII. Please stop by or call the Reference Desk at the Library to set up an appointment. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 30

Monday Matinee Movie

Tina Fey plays a Princeton admissions officer who meets a college-bound alternative school kids who might be the son she gave up years ago for adoption in Admission. This romantic comedy also stars Paul Rudd. PG-13. 107 minutes. 1:30 p.m.

December 31

New Year’s Eve

The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the CRC will be closed.

January 1

New Year’s Day

The library and CRC will be closed.

January 6

Monday Matinee Movie

Henry Cavill stars in the Superman remake, Man of Steel. PG-13. 143 minutes. 1:30 p.m.

January 8

Afternoon Book Discussion

We will be discussing Defending Jacob by William Landy. From 1 to 3:30 p.m.

January 11

Defensive Driving

Registration for AARP & Defensive Driving classes is ongoing at the Reference Desk. Payment must be made at time of registration. Call or stop by the Reference Department for further information or to check on class availability. Fee: $27 check or money order made payable to Empire Safety Council. Class limit: 40. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

January 13

Monday Matinee Movie

Adam Sandler stars in the comedy, Grown Ups 2. PG-13. 101 minutes. 1:30 p.m.

January 14

Pay Less Income Tax Lecture

Barry Lisak, IRS enrolled agent, will present a seminar to help reduce one’s Federal and NYS taxes. All new 2013 tax laws will be highlighted. Topics will include education, retirement, home ownership, charitable, medical, investment, employee and miscellaneous deductions. A free booklet will be distributed to all attendees. No registration required. 1 to 3 p.m.

January 15

American Heiresses, English Titles

In the mid to late 1800s, Anglomania swept across America. Newly rich industrialists scrambled for social acceptance and wealthy American daughters married into English aristocratic households. Our local Royal lecturer, Linda Watkin, will speak on this phenomenon, the marriages and show a brief film. No registration required. 2 p.m.

Board Meeting

The Board Meeting will be held at the Administration Building located at 120 Second Street. 7 p.m.

January 18

Monkey, Monkey Music Family Show

Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, count the odds, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music. Meredith LeVande's videos air on PBS stations -Kids 13 and NJTV- in between favorite shows like Curious George and Sesame Street and now you can participate in this high energy, fun, interactive show. Registration is ongoing. 2 p.m.

January 19

Estampas Folkloricas Peru

Estampas Folkloricas Peru, a cultural organization who pioneers spreading Peruvian folklore in the United States, will present a concert showcasing traditional dances from different regions of Peru. The performance includes beautiful and colorful costumes from different and diverse regions of Peru. No registration required. 2 p.m.

Upcoming

Registration Dates

Chocolate Bark

Registration for the Chocolate Bark cooking class with MaryAnne Impostato will begin for Hicksville residents on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:15 a.m. No fee, limit: 30 adults.

Stromboli

Registration for the Stromboli cooking class with The Baking Coach will begin for Hicksville residents on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. No fee, limit 30 adults.

Literacy Nassau ESL and Citzenship Classes

Open registration will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 7 p.m. Classes run on Mondays and Wednesday Jan. 13 to March 26 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.. This service is brought to you by Literacy Nassau and the NYS Office for New Americans. Please contact Literacy Nassau with any questions at 516-867-3580.

News

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, or perhaps an errant interpretation of state law, more than 600 military veterans and Gold Star families in Hicksville will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Hicksville is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending the exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. On Feb. 26, with a contingency of veterans in the audience, the board voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the district, starting with the 2014-15 school year.

You’d expect volleyball, football and running the mile in gym class, but what about juggling, plate spinning, or riding a unicycle? For the past 30 years, The National Circus Project has been challenging typical notions of gym class by bringing skilled, trained circus artists into schools for performances and week-long workshops.

Every year, the Westbury based nonprofit goes into approximately 350 public and private schools all over the northeast, including a previous visit to Dutch Lane School in Hicksville. Teams of expert circus artists will come into a physical education class for either a day or week-long workshop. Students get a front row seat to a performance by some of the best in the business, as well as hands on experience with traditional circus skills such as juggling, wire walking or acrobatics. Students in the week-long workshop get to perfect a specific skill and show it off during a show at the end of the week for family members.


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you. They are supposed to help you discover who you are.


Calendar

American Legion Meeting

April 21

HS Theater in the Round

April 24-26

Science Fair

April 26



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