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Zumba and Koga Party 
Saturday, October 6

Magic Show
Saturday, October 6

Skin Cancer Fundraiser And Dinner
Saturday, October 6


Saturday, October 6

Zumba and Koga Party

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a Zumba and Koga Party led by Darlene Smith, founder of Be Fabulous Foundation, Inc., a non-profit fitness wellness company. Darlene is a certified group instructor who will lead workout sessions of Zumba and Koga (kickboxing/yoga) from noon to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Last Hope Adoption Center, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh Great fun and exercise for all ages. Tickets are $10. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s foster animals and community outreach programs. There will be an open house at the Adoption Center so visitors can meet the Last Hope dogs and cats available for adoption, tours of Adoption Center and raffles. For more information, call 631-946-9528 or visit: www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Magic Show

Performed by John Reid of Tricky Business Magic Shop, East Meadow. Hosted by Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Raffles and light refreshments. Adults $10/children 4 through 10 years old $5/children 3 and under are free. Family maximum is $25. To make reservations, or for more information, call 785­1829 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Checks should be made payable to WMCC­BOCO (put magic show on memo line) and can be mailed to the church.

Skin Cancer Fundraiser And Dinner

The Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign invites you to join the Stomp Out Melanoma fundraiser taking place at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh, 3232 Railroad Ave., from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music by ‘Nonstop to Cairo’, plus DJ, raffles, and games. Cost: pre-registered $55 for adults/$25 for anyone under 21. At the door $60 for adults/$30 for anyone under 21. Register at ccmac.org.

The 9th Annual Walk to Remember

In recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team will host the 9th Annual Walk to Remember. The walk begins at 9 a.m. at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. The day includes a light breakfast, a candlelight memorial service, and an opportunity for parents to create a memory page for inclusion in Winthrop’s Memory Scrap Book. Any individuals who wish to create a memory page are asked to bring it with them the day of the walk. A donation of $15 per person is requested by Sept. 28. Children under 12 may participate for free. All proceeds benefit Winthrop’s Perinatal Bereavement Team. For more information or to make a donation, call Eileen Magri, RN, MSN at 516-663-2984 or by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, October 7

North Shore Land Alliance Fall Walk

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalist Peter Martin for an early fall stroll at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick at 2 p.m. Experience the wonder of early autumn foliage and fall migrating birds with Peter at this magnificent 52-acre former landfill. Bring the kids. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Free Rabies Vaccine for Pets

The Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a free rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Last Hope Adoption Center, 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. All Long Island pet owners are eligible; no appointment necessary. All pets must be at least 4 months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats need to be in carriers. In addition, Last Hope is offering canine and feline distemper combination shots at the discounted price of $12 per vaccine. For questions call 516-223-6673 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit: www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org


Thursday, October 11

Bazaar

The Town of Hempstead’s Senior Enrichment Center will hold a Senior Center Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again on Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown. Jewelry, crafts, home baked goods, knitted goods, raffles, and prizes available. All are welcome. Call 516-433-5454 for more information.


Friday, October 12

Evening with Medium Josephine Ghiringhelli

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Wantagh Fire Department present an evening with renowned psychic medium Josephine Ghiringhelli from WMJC Radio 94.3. Show begins at 8 p.m. at the Wantagh Fire Department Station 1, 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and includes coffee, tea, soda, and dessert served before and after the show. Advance sales only. Contact Maryellen at 516-804-6041 or Nancy at 516-783-4231 for more information.


Saturday, October 13

Blood Drive

Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., in Hicksville, is holding a blood drive for Long Island Blood Services from 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. All donors will receive a free small pumpkin. Must bring ID. Ages 17 to 75 (16 with parental consent, 76+ with doctor’s consent). Call the church office at 516-938-1233 to schedule a time. Walk-ins are welcome. Eligibility changes all the time so if you were unable to donate before, you may be able to donate now. Questions on eligibility contact the Blood Center at 800-688-0900.

Annual Walk For Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island sponsored by B.FIT, will hold its Annual Walk for Epilepsy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Park, Field 6/6A, East Meadow. Registration fee is $25 before Oct. 13 and $30 on the day of the event (children under 12 are free). Register at www.efli.org. Late registrations will be accepted on the day of the walk from 9 to 10 a.m. Donations will also be accepted at this time. The walk begins at 10 a.m. ending approximately at 11 a.m., followed by a concert with music provided by “The Vinyl Plane,” and others. For more information www.efli.org or call Dolores Frederick at the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island 516-739-7733 ext. 155.

Yard Sale

The Wantagh Preservation Society will be holding a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Oct. 14). Vendors are needed. Cost is $35 for a space that includes car. New and used crafts and collectables may be sold. For application or more information, call 516-785-0761 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Craft Fair

The Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville, will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors interested in renting space should contact Millie at 516-938-1233 for an application. Rain date October 20.

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The Levittown Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Business to Community Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Levittown Veterans Memorial Park (on Hempstead Turnpike, in front of the library).


Sunday, October 14

Bird Walk at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve

The South Shore Audubon Society bird walk will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve in Seaford. All are welcome. Walk leaders and other birders and nature enthusiasts will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. The bird walk is free of charge. Bring binoculars. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is located on Washington Ave., between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy in Seaford. Rain will cancel the bird walk. For more information, call 516-987-8103 or visit: www.ssaudubon.org.

Division Avenue High School Marching Band Show

The Division Avenue High School Marching Band will perform their first New York State Field Band Conference Home Show Competition since 2008 at the high school’s football field. The show, featuring some of the best high school bands in the area is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. There will be basket raffles, a 50/50, and plenty of food. Admission is $6. All money raised goes to support the students and this program.


Monday, October 15

CHADD Forum

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) of Nassau County will hold its monthly educational forum and support group at the East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow. Support group is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The forum at 8:30 is “Diagnosing and Treatment of AD/HD” presented by Steve Aletkin, PhD. For more information contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, October 19

Flu Shots

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt in conjunction with the East Meadow Public Library and Nassau University Medical Center, will be holding a flu shot program for senior citizens 60 and over and spouses. The program, for which there is no out-of-pocket expense to the senior, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St. Registration is required. Call 516-739-5119, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Those with allergies to latex are advised to go to their physician or Nassau University Medical Center to receive their flu shot. Pneumonia shots are also available.


Saturday, October 20

Fall Fair

The Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., will host a fall fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will be held in Seaman Hall (the white building next to the church) and on the front lawn, with lots of vendors and a pumpkin patch. The pumpkins will be on sale from Oct. 13 to Oct. 31. Admission and parking are free. For more information call 516-785-1829 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or vendor application.

Blessing of the Animals

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh, located at 2900 Jerusalem Ave., will be holding a rain or shine blessing of the animals at 12:30 p.m. The date was picked because the story of Noah is read during the Shabbat service. There will be a short memorial service for those pets that have passed on. There will be a tent on the Oakfield Ave. lawn. Parking is available. Bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier for a special blessing.


Tuesday, October 23

Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus Holy Innocents Council in a joint effort with the Levittown Fire Department, American Legion Post #1711, and V.F.W. Post #9592 will be hosting a blood drive from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3581 Jefferies Rd., Levittown.


Ongoing Events

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.

Soldiers Angels

Soldiers Angels sends care packs to deployed troops all through the year. Cards and letters for our deployed troops, local veterans and for our wounded heroes are also needed. Soldiers Angels also accepts donations for our local veteran missions in the community. For more information on this and other local missions of support call 406-9217 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may drop off cards and letters of support to the LevitStyle office at 19 Jerusalem Ave., Levittown. You can also visit the Soldiers Angels website at www.soldiersangels.org.

Twin County Chorus

Ladies, do you love to sing? Then we’ve got a place for you. Join Twin County Chorus in the joys of a cappella harmony. We rehearse every Thursday evening in Levittown from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Call Bobbi at 516-798-4325 or Susan at 516-729-8323 for more information. Or visit the website: www.twincounty.org.

Dance Classes

Learn the art of social and ballroom dancing with professional dance instructors. Singles and couples welcome. Beginners and advanced. At Kismet, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. Fridays from noon to 3:30 p.m. Lesson is $10. Social dancing takes place at 12:30 p.m. Chicken, salads, bagels, cream cheese, and pastries. DJ, singles and couples areas, singles introduced, dance hosts, large dance floor. A donation of $14 includes group lesson. Dates: Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. For more information call 718-332-7825 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution. 

 

The Levittown School District has been vigilant with the increase of cases in general. “We are continuing to implement the precautions provided by the health department and the CDC,” said Levittown School District Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Rhatigan. “We are also reminding students and staff to be mindful of the importance of proper hygiene including frequent hand washing.”

Audrey Zhang, a sixth grader at Island Trees Memorial Middle School, took home first place in the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) on Sept. 17. Zhang was honored at the Cradle of Aviation Museum for her work and was presented with a $500 check and an iPad Mini. Many dignitaries were on hand, including State Education Department Regent Roger Tilles.


Sports

 

Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship. 

The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.



Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - October 22

League Of Women Voters Talk - October 23

Lecture - October 24


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