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Italian Night at Cellini Lodge
Saturday, October 6

New Hyde Park Chamber/Lions Club Golf Outing
Thursday, October 11

Class Reunion Of Class Of 1965
Saturday, October 27


Friday, October 5

Congressman Gary Ackerman at Temple Emanuel

Congressman Gary Ackerman will be a guest in the pulpit at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. He will offer “Reflections on 15 terms as Congressman representing New York’s 5th CD.”  Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Hicks Ln., Great Neck. Admission is free. Call 516-482-5701 for more information.


Saturday, October 6

Italian Night at Cellini Lodge

Cellini Lodge #2206 will be having Italian Night dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park Recreation Center, New Hyde Park Rd. and Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda, and dessert. Live music performed by The Acchords. Raffles and 50/50. Cost is $40 per person. Call 516-747­1680 for more information or visit: www.cellinilodge2206.org.

Flea Market

Flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hillside United Methodist Church, 2801 Hillside Ave., (corner of Heywood St. or two lights West of Herricks Rd.), New Hyde Park. Vendors: boutique items, jewelry, bric-a-brac, glassware and more. For more information, call 516-437-7580.


Tuesday, October 9

Lecture/Slide Presentation

Phyllis Goodfriend, Ph.D., docent at Nassau County Museum of Art, will offer a lecture/slide presentation at Temple Emanuel on the museum exhibit, “The Paintings of Marc Chagall,” at 7:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Hicks Ln., Great Neck. Call 516-482-5701 for more information.


Save The Date
Thursday, October 11

New Hyde Park Chamber/Lions Club Golf Outing

The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber and The New Hyde Park Lions Club will hold its 2012 Golf Outing at the Harbor Links Golf Course, Port Washington. This year’s event will feature a buffet dinner and open bar at the Harbor Links Golf Clubhouse. Plus lunch, cocktail hour, full locker room usage. raffle prizes, various golf awards and contests. This year’s event will be held in memory of local Garden City Park college student, Casey Falconer. Proceeds from the event will be used for the Casey Falconer Scholarship Fund as well as a continuation of community projects such as: Greater Chamber Fund, NHP Gladiator Fund, Katie’s Run, Area High School Scholarship Funds, Holiday Gift Certificate for the Needy and Ronald McDonald House. For donation amounts and further information, please contact golf chairman Chris Vulpis at 328-8282 ext. 24 or Ralph Ventura at 466-9207.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Hillside Public Library’s Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 155 Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park.


Saturday, October 13

Antique and Collectibles Auction

There will be an antique and collectibles auction at the First Presbyterian Church, 16 South 9th St., New Hyde Park at 5 p.m. for view, 6 p.m. auction. Lots include art work, books, jewelry, glass, furniture, games, linens, and much more. Refreshments available. Call 516-328-1963 or 516-437-7580 for more information.

Pumpkin Carving Contest At Hicks Nurseries

Long Islanders are invited to bring their home-carved pumpkins to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury to compete in the Hicks Nurseries Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Registration is at 1 p.m. Judging begins at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Carved Pumpkin, Best Decorated Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, Funniest Pumpkin and Best Pumpkin Carved by a Child (12 and under). The winner of each category will receive a $20 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries. Rules: One entry per person. All pumpkin decorating must be done at home prior to the contest. Use of candles is prohibited and no power will be provided. Hick Nurseries reserves the right to deny participation to entries considered to be offensive or done in bad taste. By entering the contest, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the prize judging process, which shall be final. Entrants allow Hicks Nurseries to use images of the pumpkins for publicity and promotion. For a list of all fall events at Hicks Nurseries, visit www.hicksnurseries.com.


Sunday, October 14

Lecture

David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, will offer the Mandell Dalis Memorial Lecture: “The Agenda: The 2012 Campaign,” at 3 p.m. at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln., Great Neck. Tickets are $30/regular and $26/student and senior. Subscription discounts are available. Call 516-482-5701 for more information.


Wednesday, October 17

NAMI Queens/Nassau Meeting

NAMI Queens/Nassau meeting with guest speaker Sheila Rettaliata, Recovery Coach of NYH/OASAS. Ms. Rettaliata will discuss NAR-ANON-how groups function, what they learn, and provide personal stories of caregivers coping successfully with the challenge of a loved one’s addiction. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium of Zucker Hillside Hospital, 266th St. and 76th Ave., Glen Oaks. A support group meets at 6 p.m. The meeting and support group are free and open to the public. For more information, visit: http://www.nami.org.


Saturday, October 20

Family Fun Night at Christ Lutheran Church

Organ Grinder Lola and Master Bob will present an evening of family fun at the Christ Lutheran Church, 300 Hillside Dr. South, in New Hyde Park at 7 p.m. Fun for young and old, lively and joyful in full costume with pictures that illustrate their traditional songs. A dessert hour will follow. Cost is $7 for adults and children are free. Call Shancy Full at 516-746-4889 to make a reservation.  


Saturday, October 27

Class Reunion Of Class Of 1965

The graduating class of Holy Ghost School, 1965, is sponsoring a reunion for all Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit students Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Umberto’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Many a story of struggling families sending large numbers of children through parochial school will be remembered. Amazingly, most of the classes numbered 60 or more students with only one teacher, usually a nun. The class of ’65 has the distinction of being the last class to be so named before the change was made to Holy Spirit. These blue and white uniformed baby boomers started first grade in what was then a rickety older wooden building in disrepair, with the classrooms separated by army surplus parachutes hanging as dividers. To make room for the new school, the Catholic Church built in 1892 for Polish immigrants was moved from the northeast corner on Jericho Turnpike at S. 6th Street, directly west toward the rectory, and then sadly, later demolished. Tickets can be purchased through Paypal on the Facebook webpage “Holy Ghost New Hyde Park.” Additional activities may be planned. Email Ed Knapp at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Seating is limited. Renowned guitarist Terry Brady will provide music.


Upcoming Events

Gold Coast Film Festival From Oct. 24 to Oct. 28

The Gold Coast International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28 the films will be shown in Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck and Port Washington. Venues for many of the events and parties include renowned Gold Coast mansions, including NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion (former DuPont estate), the Oheka Castle, commissioned by Otto Kahn, and the former Chrysler Mansion (currently on the grounds of the United States Merchant Marine Academy). For tickets or further information, please go on Facebook at facebook.com/gciff.

According to the organizers, the festival will include “feature length narrative, documentary and short film competitions with the Panavision and Deluxe Audience Awards; an out-of-competition series that will focus on classics and forgotten gems; foreign films; conversations with prominent members of the film community; and signature series, panels and special events.”

This year’s honorees include Ed Burns The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One, Saving Private Ryan, an actor, producer, director, and writer, who will receive the “Artist of Distinction” Filmmaker Award. A special screening of his latest film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas will be presented during the festival.

Nelson DeMille – a best-selling author who wrote The Gold Coast, The Gate House, The General’s Daughter – will receive the festival’s Gold Coast Legend Award honor.

The lineup of films will be announced in October, but categories will include

Iconic Hollywood: screenings of a classic silent film with live music accompaniment as well as conversations with Hollywood power personalities and more.

Heroes: a tribute in film and television to those who protect and defend our nation; films, broadcast, visual and musical presentations.

The Best of Long Island: films and candid conversations with producers, directors and writers from LI that have made an impact on the film industry.

Movies that Rock: films that tell stories about some of our most famous musicians and bands.

Animation: master class with Oscar-nominated animation artist Bill Plympton, featuring his latest film program featuring the best-animated shorts of New York’s Children’s Film Festival.

At the Long Island Children’s Museum

Upcoming events at the Long Island Children’s Museum include: Early Childhood Programs stART (Story plus Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). For additional information, contact 224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.

News

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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