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Speed Dating

February 27

My First Movies

February 28, March 1

Wellness Fair

March 1


February 26

Board of Ed. Meeting

There will be a Hicksville Board of Education special meeting to discuss the budget at 7:30 p.m. in the administration building.


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


February 28, March 1

My First Movies

My First Movies is a fun, interactive playdate for toddlers at Broadway Mall. Hosted live by the character, Miten the Kitten, the event is filled with singing, dancing and education elements. For more information, contact Broadway Multiplex at 516-935-1313. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.


March 1

Wellness Fair

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

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. If you would like to attend, please mail payment (checks payable to St. Ignatius Loyola) with your name and phone number and the number of adults and children attending to St. Ignatius Loyola Parish Attn: Mardi Gras, 129 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

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.


Hicksville Library Programs

February 26

Meditation Workshop   

Join Linda Cafiero for a relaxing evening of self discovery. Through the exploration of various meditation techniques, you’ll find the path to your true nature and enjoy a more fulfilling life. Please bring a towel, or mat and a small pillow if you choose to lay on the floor. Light refreshments will be served. Free yourself and leave the cell phones home! No registration required. 7:15 p.m.

Literacy Nassau ESL and Citizenship Classes

Classes will be held in the “Teen Center” located on the lower level of the Library. Classes run Mondays and Wednesdays until March 26. 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. From 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.

February 27

Tax Grievance Workshop 

Legislator Rose Marie Walker will be holding property assessment grievance workshops for any homeowner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment as shown on their Nassau County Property Tax Impact Disclosure Notice. During the workshop, homeowners will learn exactly how to fill out this simple application. Applications will be provided and are also available at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/ARC/forms.html If you have any questions, please contact Legislator Walker’s Office at 516-571-6217. 7:15 p.m.

March 4

AARP Tax Aide
 

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. Photo identification is required. Please bring all necessary forms, 1099s, W2 statements and last year’s tax return to your appointment.The tax help will be held in the Teen Center. 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 4:15 p.m. every Tuesday until April 15. Space is limited.

March 7

Pre-School Storycraft

There are still spots available for this story and craft time for children ages three to five. Session dates are March 7, 14, and 21 at 11 a.m.

March 8

Spanish with Miss Lupe

Children in kindegarten through fifth grade can sign up to learn Spanish with Miss Lupe. The advanced class is at 10 a.m., the beginners class is at 11 a.m. Session dates are Saturdays March 8, 15, 29, April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, and 17

March 10

Tiny Tots Storytime

There are still spaces available for this 20 minute session of songs and stories for young children. For children ages two and three with their caregiver. Session dates are March 10, 17 and 24 at 11 a.m.

March 11

PlayHooray-Baby and Me

Register now for this class for babies six to 18 months. This 45 minute program is a lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, music and movement, complete with song and dance. Session dates are March 11, 18 and 25 at 10 a.m.

Jump For Joy

Children one and a half through five years old are invited to jump for joy as they play along to popular songs. Sessions dates are Tuesdays, March 11, 18 and 25 at 7:15 p.m. 

News

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s just what a Hicksville baker is doing, except in her case it isn’t lemons, but a gluten-free diet. Her lemonade stand of choice is her brand new gluten-free eatery, “Jac’s Bakeshop and Bistro,” which held its grand opening on April 12.  

“I’m a baker who can’t even eat wheat or eggs,” said owner Jaclyn Messina, chuckling at the irony.

There’s a lot you can do in 99 minutes. You could cook dinner, play a non-stop soccer game, watch a romantic comedy or hang out with Odysseus, Achilles and Hercules. If you chose the last option, Hicksville High School’s upcoming theatre production of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less  is the place for you.

The mouthful of a title says it all. The cast will take on over 80 characters as they speed through all of Greek mythology, including popular tales such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, in a little over an hour and a half.


Sports

Vito Sciascia was recently named Hicksville Soccer Club’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Long Island Junior Soccer League 2014 Kick-off Convention.

Sciascia started coaching travel soccer in 1998 for a boys team, the Flash, who later changed their names to the Muddogs. He could always be found at various sporting fields trying to recruit new soccer players. He would make each of these boys feel important and there was always room for another player. He tried to never turn a child away and when other coaches were having trouble with a boy he would take them on his team, no one was ever too much for him. Sciascia found the good in all those boys and they in return respected him. He took them to many tournaments and solicited enough sponsorship so that it was never a financial burden on their families.

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.


Calendar

American Legion Meeting

April 21

HS Theater in the Round

April 24-26

Science Fair

April 26



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