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Three Kings

January 4

Blood Drive

January 11

7 in Heaven Singles Event

January 16


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 11

Blood Drive

Hicksville United Methodist Church is holding a blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation contact Ginny at 931-0157.


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.

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. Anyone who reads the book is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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 library 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.

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.

AARP Tax Aide Registration

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to low and middle income taxpayers (about $60,000 or less) with special focus on seniors. Tax preparation is by appointment only. Appointments will be given at the following time increments: 1:15 p.m.; 2:15 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.; and 4:15p.m. every Tuesday from Feb. 4 to April 15. Space is limited. Photo identification is required. Please bring all necessary forms, 1099s, W2 statements and last year’s tax return to your appointment. Registration starts January 21 at 9:30 a.m.

News

Bob Hilsky left an indelible mark on the face of Hicksville baseball, as well as countless local players. This Saturday, that mark becomes official as the Hicksville High School varsity baseball field is renamed in honor of Coach Bob.

The entire community is invited to this Saturday’s 11 a.m. ceremony, where the Board of Education will dedicate the varsity baseball field as Coach Bob Hilsky Memorial Field to honor Hilsky’s 30 years of coaching baseball. Hilsky also taught in the district elementary schools before retiring in 1995. Hilsky passed away this past January at the age of 75.

There was a time when boxing was the hottest ticket in town. People cleared their schedules to watch famous fights such as Ali-Frazier and Duran-Leonard. Even the motion pictures that portrayed prize-fighters were box-office hits. Local professional boxer Anthony Karperis may be able to play a hand in turning the clock back, if he continues to make an impact in the ring.

Nowadays, boxing has been surpassed by MMA—specifically UFC—in popularity. Karperis, a native of Hicksville, feels that the product has become diluted due to the ubiquity of the competitions.


Sports

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.

Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.  

Why hire a triathlon coach?

Every once in a while you just tip your cap to the opposition. That was the type of game it was for Hicksville’s JV baseball team in their 3-0 loss to Massapequa. The starting pitcher for the Massapequa Chiefs, Patrick Clyne threw a complete game shutout, while allowing three hits, walking none and striking out four.

Clyne was forced to pitch under duress only one time and that was in the third inning with the game still scoreless. He allowed a two-out single to opposing pitcher Terrence Wong. The next two batters followed with infield hits to load the bases. He was able to make a big pitch, however, to end the threat and keep the Comets off the board.


Calendar

The Acchords Concert

April 26

Senior Citizen Luncheon

May 1

Curtains

May 1-3



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com