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Lecture: Quantum Magic

May 30

Hicksville PTA Council Meeting

June 2

Verbal Support Group

June 2


May 30

Singles: Social and Dancing

Kismet Shriners, 18 West Nicholai St., is hosting a social gathering with ballroom dancing at 12:30 to 3 p.m. The activity will feature lunch, coffee, cake, DJ, dance host, and introductions, private lessons are available. Admission is $14 (first timers $7). For details, call 718-332-7825.

Lecture: Quantum Magic

Bill Truglio, Tarot artist, Psychic and Tarot/Rune Reader will explore quantum physics and how it’s beginning to scientifically explain spirituality, mysticism and what is often called magic. $15. At Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway at 8 p.m. For more information call 516-731-0909.


June 2

Verbal Support Group

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services will hold a family/parent verbal support group meeting at 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd. Suite 102 at 7 p.m. Medicaid billable for agency clients, $5 for family/all others. For more information call 516-822-6111 or visit www.centralnassau.org

PTA Meeting

The Hicksville PTA Council will meet at Fork Lane at 8 p.m.


June 7

Spiritual Discussion

The Center for Spiritual Living Long Island, 17 Maple Pl., Hicksville, is hosting a discussion for those who would like to share their spiritual journey with others from 10 a.m. to noon. For details, visit the website at www.religioussciencelongisland.org. The phone number is 516-822-9314.


June 9

Ladies Auxiliary

The Hicksville Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a meeting at 8 p.m. at the William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211, 320 S. Broadway.

News

Looking for a place to work on your bedside manner and start a promising new career in the process? Look no farther than your hometown.

The Vocational Education and Extension Board (VEEB), a division of the county that oversees educational facilities such as the Fire Service Academy and EMS Academy, recently transplanted one of its facilities — The School of Practical Nursing — into a new location right in the heart of Hicksville, where they recently held an open house to celebrate their new home.

A group of like-minded local residents banded together and saved more than 200 area trees from the chopping block — for now.

A state judge ordered Nassau County and the Department of Public Works to stop cutting down trees along South Oyster Bay Road, granting a temporary restraining order to a group of residents spearheading an effort to save the trees.

State Supreme Court Judge Antonio Brandveen scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Oct. 16 for the county to address complaints from residents, in particular a group called Operation STOMP (Save Trees Over More Pavement) founded by Hicksville native Tanya Lukasik.The Public Works department had planned to removed more than 200 30-foot trees in communities ranging from Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville and Syosset.


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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