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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

Hicksville’s interim School Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso gave a review of the district’s recently completed capital projects and facilities updates at Nov. 19’s board of education meeting. Most of the projects were completed over the summer in each of the district’s schools.

“Thanks to Director of Facilities and Operations, Dave Bell and his staff, we are structurally sound,” said Bonuso. “So much of what we do is in-house which saves the district money and our staff makes the facilities as special as the students they serve.”

The community is rallying together to raise funds for a Hicksville native who has been battling to get a service dog.

Nancy Burpee is a 49-year-old competitive swimmer and single mother with a rare genetic terminal illness called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which causes the deterioration of the connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and vital organs.


Sports

For the past 11 months, Hicksville’s Marlo Signoracci has been training for IRONMAN, one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there. The triathlon includes a swim, bike and run portion. Signoracci recently traveled down to Florida to compete in IRONMAN Florida. Here’s a look at her experience.

Nov. 1, 2014 will be a day in my life I will never forget and will carry with me forever. It truly was the celebration of the last 11 months of training.

The fall athletic season seemed to move quickly, but all teams had outstanding seasons with all teams reaching the playoffs except for two who had their best season in many years.

In addition to athletic acheivements, all of the varsity programs at Hicksville High School also participated in raising more than $4,000 for several charities this past fall: pediatric cancer, breast cancer awareness and cystic fibrosis.


Calendar

Model Railroad Open House

November 28-30

Popcorn Balls

November 30

Craft Fair

November 30



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