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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

Levittown Hall in Hicksville comes alive every Thursday night with music, dance, fun and laughter as students are swept away into the world of Latin dance.

Under the instruction of professional teacher Mark James, dance hopefuls learn a trio of Latin dance, including salsa, meringue and what James describes as the biggest craze in Latin dancing today, bachata.

 book shops in Hicksville and around the country will hand out free comics on Oct. 25, to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year—Halloween ComicFest. On Saturday, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy, while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

In Hicksville, both Game Master Games (954 S. Broadway) and Amok Time (108C New South Road) will be taking part in the Halloween ComicFest festivities. Game Master Games just recently started carrying comic books and this will be the store’s first comic book-related event. Coincidently, the event runs in the middle of an in-store gaming convention, and store owner Dave VanderWerf is looking forward to the increased exposure for the store.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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