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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

Rhea Manjrekar traded in her running shoes and track shorts for high heels and an evening gown recently, as she participated in the Miss Teen India New York pageant. The 15-year-old from Hicksville snagged the title of first-runner up, and will be competing for the national title in December. 

 

This was Manjrekar’s first time competing in a pageant. But she started out with major doubts about even participating. 

 

 “At first, I didn’t want to do it. I have extreme stage fright. My mom told me to try it out because she thought it would boost my confidence and look good on my college applications, so I went for the practice,” Manjrekar said. “The girls were so nice. I thought I wouldn’t fit in but I made friends immediately so I decided to do it.” 

The parking lot of Sears in Hicksville transformed into a sea of cars this past Saturday as part of the ninth annual Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show. 

 

The show, which was founded by Jericho prostate cancer survivor Sandy Kane, is the only car show on Long Island dedicated to raising funds for research, testing and also education for early detection of prostate cancer. The all-volunteer car show usually draws around 4,000 attendees. It features 600 cars, trucks, motorcycles and more; a perfect day for car enthusiasts and the like.


Sports

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.

 

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you! 

At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.

The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.


Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - September 17

Back To School Night - September 18

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser - September 20


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