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Valentines Day Party

February 14

79th Anniversary Dinner Dance

February 15

Family Fun Day

February 22


February 13

High School PTSA Meeting

The high school PTSA will have a meeting at 7:30 p.m.


February 14

Valentines Day Party

There will be a Valentines Day party for singles and couples hosted by the Society Tempo Ballroom Dancing Club. In addition to a group lesson, there will be lunch, coffee, cake, a dance contest, prizes and more. At Kismet Shriners Hall at 18 W. Nicholai St. $7 for first timers, $14 for regular attenders of the club. From 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information call 718-332-7825 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


February 15

79th Anniversary Dinner Dance

William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 will be having their 79th anniversary dinner and dance. There will be table snacks, a buffet dinner, open bar, raffles, dancing and a DJ. Donation is $35 per person. From 7 to 11 p.m. at 320 South Broadway, at VFW Post 3211. For further information or tickets, call ticket chairman Bob Chiappone at 516-931-7843.


February 17

Legion Meeting

Charles Wagner American Legion Post 421 will have their bimonthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Hicksville VFW Hall, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville.  All eligible veterans are welcome.  For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-781-0843.


February 17-21

Schools Closed

Schools in the Hicksville Public School District will be closed for winter recess.


February 22

Family Fun Day

Broadway Mall will be having their monthly Family Fun Day. Starting at 11 a.m. at center court.


February 23

Military Bridge

The St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Daughters of the Americas #869 annual Military Bridge game will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., game begins at 2 p.m. sharp. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and cards for just $10 which includes coffee, cake and prizes. At Msgr. Tarrant Hall in St. Ignatius Loyola School, 30 E Cherry St., Hicksville. For reservations contact Alice at 516-433-7857

Singles Luncheon

The Singles Club of Long Island is having a luncheon at the Broadway Mall Food Court. Starting at noon. For more information contact Karin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-938-0506.

Singles Event

7 in Heaven will be hosting a beginners archery and dinner party at C and B Archery in Hicksville. From 4:15 to 6 p.m. Find out more details at www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html


February 27

Speed Dating

7 in Heaven will be holding a speed dating event at Mio Posto Italian Restaurant, at 600 W Old Country Rd., in Hicksville. Meet 10 to 12 dates in a fun filled night. Starting at 8 p.m., for women 38 to 49 years old and men 40 to 52 years old. Cost is $38 which includes one free drink and appetizers. $28 if you bring a friend. Must pre-pay. Find out more at www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html


March 1

Mardi Gras Event

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish will have a mardi gras party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Monsinor Tarrant Hall. There will be food, games, a DJ and raffles. Attendees are welcome to come in costume. $5 per person, $20 per family. Children under five are free.

Wellness Fair

There will be a wellness fair at Hicksville High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

British War Veterans Dance

The British War Veterans of America Inc. will be having  a dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at VFW Hall at 320 South Broadway. All are welcome to enjoy coffee, cake and dancing to the Vic Vincent Group. Admission is $15. For more information call 516-739-0698.

News

Get out your needle and thread, glue gun, beads, and paint. Creative Cups, the popular, life-affirming fund raising event of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, is back. This is the fourth time that Creative Cups has happened on Long Island and allows artists, breast cancer survivors, their friends, family members and others to use originality and creativity to transform ordinary bras into works of art. Creative Cups celebrates the lives of those living with breast cancer and those we have lost to this terrible disease. All are invited to participate by creating an “art bra” or becoming a sponsor.

Fran Mulholland from Hicksville along with her friend Emilia Goncalves decorated a bra for last year’s Creative Cups. Their bra was themed “Celebrating Another Birthday.”

Linda Doyle knows how to make a good hot dog. And she doesn’t need a big fancy kitchen or shiny barbeque grill to do it. Rather, Doyle’s famous franks are served out of a small trailer on the side of S. Broadway.

For the past 16 years, passers-by coming along S. Broadway looking for a delicious, cheap bite to eat for lunch or a pre-dinner snack have been stopping by Linda’s Hot Dog Boutique, a simple white trailer adorned by a flag, yellow umbrella and two signs.


Sports

Hicksville High School senior Kyle Carroll recently participated in the prestigious Blue Grey Super Combine in Canton OH. Over 7,000 high school football players are invited to combines sponsored by Blue Grey Football throughout the country. Carroll was recognized for his overall scores and abilities during the one on one drills and was honored to have been chosen as one of 140 athletes invited to the Super Combine at the Football Hall of Fame. From there, a select few will be invited to play in the Blue Grey All-America Bowls in December in Texas and in January in Florida.  

The Super Combine in Canton took place on Fawcett Field at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The combine featured some of the top football prospects from around the country. Carroll fit seamlessly into the drills as he displayed impressive work with fast feet and hip turns as well as skilled ball handling ability.

Madeline Huffman, a fourth grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, recently became the New York State Free Throw Champion in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition, 9 Year Old Girls Division at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Huffman’s journey to the state championship began at her home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in January. The local qualifier was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5723. Boys and girls ages 9 through 14 competed, each receiving three warm up shots and 15 free throw attempts.


Calendar

Erik’s Reptile Edventure

July 30

Soccer For A Cause

August 2

Blood Drive

August 2



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