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Monday Movie at the Library: Captain Phillips

March 10

Book Discussion at the Library

March 12

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

March 15


March 6

Hicksville Community Council Meeting

The Hicksville Community Council will be hosting NYS Assemblyman Michael Montesano who will speak on the latest from the State, and a representative of the Nassau County Board of Elections. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Hicksville Library Computer Resource Center, 101 Jerusalem Ave.


March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus will be having at St. Patrick’s Day Dance. There will be corned beef, cabbage, Irish soda bread, dessert and coffee. Open bar and an Irish band. Cost is $30 per person. Checks payable to “Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus.” Reservations required.  No money accepted at the door. Call 516-385-0131 or 516-938-8323. The event will be held at 45 Heitz Place in Hicksville at 8 p.m.


March 21

Supermarket Bingo

Joseph Barry Columbiettes will be having a supermarket bingo. Doors open at 7 p.m., games start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, which includes one set of cards. Additional cards and specials will be available.  There will be coffee, cake, and raffles. Checks payable to:  Joseph Barry Columbiettes. Call Marie 516-822-7605 or Pat 515-433-4186 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The event will be held at  45 Heitz Place in Hicksville.


Library Programs

For more information and to register for the library’s programs, visit www.hicksvillelibrary.org or call 516-931-1417.

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 kindergarten 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 9

Sister Act: A Salute to Legendary Divas

Vocalists Celeste and Andrea pay tribute to the legendary female performers who paved the way for today’s young female singers. All singing is done live and all impersonations are done in costume. No registration required. 2 p.m.

March 10

Tiny Tots Storytime

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

Monday Movie: Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks stars in Captain Phillips, the true story of an American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates. Rated: PG-13. 134 minutes. 1:30 p.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.

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 located on the lower level of the library. 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.

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. Session dates are Tuesdays March 11, 18 and 25 at 7:15 p.m.

Current Events Discussion

Join this friendly forum led by Fred Chernow for sharing your thoughts on the world’s issues and life in general. Explore every day issues that we face in our daily lives. No registration is required. 1 p.m.

Lampwork Glass-Blown Heart Pendant  

Spaces are still open for this craft, which will allow teens to create a beautiful “necklace-ready” pendant with Linda Rendina. Embellish a beautiful lampwork heart bead with color-coated flexible copper wire. Teens will be able to slip it onto their favorite chain or cording, when completed. Materials fee is $6. 7:15 p.m.

Historical Society

The Hicksville Historical Society will have a meeting at 7:30 p.m.

March 12

Book Discussion

Join a discussion of Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman. Books are available approximately four weeks before each discussion. Anyone who reads the book is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. From 1 to 3:30 p.m.

March 13

Earring Workshop  

The artist Ofra Levin will teach you how to make those fabulous earrings that you’ve always wanted. Discover the method of entwining wire to link beads, including fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones, to create earrings. Fee: $10. Cash only. No refunds. 7:15 p.m.

March 15

Jonathan Geffner and Friends

The Hicksville Library is eagerly anticipating the arrival of a gang of “dummies”. Assisted by renowned ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner, these endearingly hilarious puppets will perform their highly acclaimed show, “Puppet Power.” Geffner’s unique ventriloqual and comedic talents have mesmerized audiences world wide. Don’t miss this side-splitting show, suitable for all ages, as Jonathan’s masterful vocal skills and hands bring his captivatingly wacky sidekicks to life. 2 p.m.

News

You could say Darren Butler has quite the entrepreneurial disposition. The Hicksville resident not only founded a church, but invented a doorstop that does not require screwing any holes into your wall or door. The device simply clamps on to the bottom of any sized door without requiring tools.

“I never envisioned myself as being an inventor,” explained Butler. “I became one by accident and out of frustration.”

After Butler and his wife purchased their home, they wanted to decorate and maintain it.  “We have four children and at the time we wanted to minimize the damage that occurs from doors slamming into walls because as young children do; they have a tendency to aggressively open doors, and as a result the door knob created holes in our wall,” said Butler. “We purchased conventional doorstops so at the very least we could minimize that reality if not eliminate it all together.”

The Hicksville Fire Department hosted the Nassau County Parade and Drill Championships this past Saturday, an event that was entertaining for both guests and participants.

The Motorized Drill competition held in the morning had 16 participating fire departments. The drill included eight events and each racing team was judged based on how fast they completed each event. Events included the Three Man Ladder, Motor Hook and Ladder, Motor Hose, Efficiency, Motor Pump, and Buckets. The Hicksville Hicks came in fifth place and received a trophy.


Sports

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.

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.

“I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.”


Calendar

Hicksville Street Fair

July 20

Blood Drive

July 23

Our Lady Of Mercy Family Festival

July 30 - August 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
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