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Social and Ballroom Dancing

September 5

ECC Open House

September 6

BOE Meeting

September 10


September 3

First Day Of School

Classes begin for Hicksville School District students.


September 4

Adventures in Genealogy

Monthly meeting of the German Genealogy Group; orientation session for beginners and newcomers at 7 p.m., program starts at 7:30 p.m. at William M. Gouse Jr. VFW Post 3211, 320 S. Broadway in Hicksville. Free. For more information call 718-460-4240 or visit www.germangenealogygroup.com


September 5

Social and Ballroom Dancing

The Society Tempo Ballroom Club holds dances every Friday afternoon at Kismet Shriners, 18 W. Nicholai St in Hicksville. Enjoy a group lesson, followed by social dance time. There will also be lunch, coffee cake and a DJ. $14, first timers is $7. From 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information call 718-332-7825.


September 5-7

Greek Festival

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Hicksville will hold their annual festival at 20 Field Ave., Hicksville. Attendees are invited to enjoy traditional homemade Greek food including souvlaki, gyros, spinach pies and baklava. There will also be live music, dancers and souvenirs such as jewelry, vases and pottery. Admission is free, parking at National Grid or Cablevision (1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage  with a shuttle to the festival). Open Friday from 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. For more information call 516-433-4522.


September 6

ECC Open House

Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon. Visit www.trinityli.org or call 516-631-2211 x 224 to register and find out more information.


September 8

Family and Parent Verbal Support Group

This support group meets at Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Suite 102 in Hicksville. Medicaid billable for agency clients, all others $5/family. 7 p.m. Call 516-822-6111 for more information or visit http://centralnassau.org


September 10

BOE Meeting

The Hicksville Board of Education will hold a committee meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration building.


September 12, 13

HHS Class of 1954 Reunion

The Hicksville High School Class of 1954 will hold their 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. It costs $100 per person, which includes a buffet dinner on the 13th and meet and greet. Contact John Maniec at 917-750-7842 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


September 13

Homecoming

Hicksville High School’s homecoming fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The parade, featuring the marching band, kickline, color guard and cheerleaders will start in the high school courtyard at approximately 12:45 p.m., followed by a football game against MacArthur High School at 1:30 p.m.  All are invited to enjoy games, raffles, rides and food and to cheer on the Comets.


September 14

Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show

The Cruizin For a Cure Car Show returns to the Sears Auto Center, 195 N. Broadway in Hicksville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come see custom and classic cars, trucks and more. There will be free PSA tests for early detection of prostate cancer provided by Winthrop Hospital as well as a kids fun zone, food and vendors. $5, kids under 12 are free. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 888-542-7849.

Community Block Party

Hicksville United Methodist Church will be having a block party for the neighborhood. There will be food, fellowship and lots of fun. From noon to 3 p.m. at the HIcksville United Methodist Church parking lot, 130 W. Old Country Road and Division Ave.


September 15

Technology Fair

The Town of Oyster Bay and the EAC Network are hosting a free technology fair for seniors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl Street in Hicksville, off 107 (Broadway) and Old Country Road. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and the chance to learn more about iPads, digital photography, Skype, smart phones and other technology.  For more information contact EAC at 516-539-0150 ext. 220.   

News

Alan Yu, an external auditor from the firm, Cullen & Danowski LLP gave the findings of the annual district external audit at Oct. 22’s Hicksville Board of Education meeting. Discussed at the meeting were the financial statements of the 2013-14 school year which officially ended June 30.

According to Yu, the Hicksville School district has a fund balance of $34 million. Roughly 26 to 27 percent of the general fund balance comprises the total budget.

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.


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

Safe Trick or Treat

October 31

Election Day

November 4

Senior Luncheon

November 6



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