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Lazy Days of Summer

Saturday, July 13

Youth Wrestling Camp

Monday, July 15

Local Film World Premiere

Wednesday, July 17


Saturday, July 13

Lazy Days of Summer

The Levittown Community Council’s annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic will be held at the East Village Green on Jerusalem Avenue on July 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free entertainment and many fun activities including pony rides, a petting zoo, relay races and crafts. Come walk the plank and pull out a prize from the pirates’ treasure chest or go fishing in the fishing pond. Bring non-perishables and toiletries to benefit local families. Contact Mauro Cassano at 516-796-3392.


Sunday, July 14

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show on July 14 at Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd in Bethpage. All makes and models welcome. Live performance by one of Long Island’s top doo-wop bands, The Fabularies. Trophies, raffles, vendors, radio broadcast, and more. Download a car registration form at www.corvettesociety.com. Raindate is July 21. Show spots sell out each year, reserve early. For information call 516-849-2465. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Register at 7 a.m.


Monday, July 15

Youth Wrestling Camp

This camp is designed for students entering 1st through 7th grade interested in learning wrestling or becoming a better wrestler. We will separate wrestlers by age and experience. The camp takes place at Seaford Middle School at 3940 Sunset Ave. at 9 a.m. You do not have to be a Seaford resident to attend. The cost is $150 if registered by July 8; $175 if registered after. Be sure to bring water, sneakers or wrestling shoes, shorts and a T-shirt. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Wednesday, July 17

Local Film World Premiere

Selenophobia, by a local Wantagh resident, will have its world premiere at the 16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) being held at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue from July 17 through July 25. This 7-minute movie will be shown on July 17, in the 7:45 p.m. block of movies. Visit www.longislandfilm.com for the complete schedule and movie details.

Blood Drive

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt will host a blood drive at the Island Trees Public Library, at 38 Farmedge Road, on July 17 from 2 to 8 p.m. All donors will be mailed two New York Mets tickets for an upcoming game, courtesy of Long Island Blood Services. Donors should bring I.D., weigh at least 110 pounds, be between 16 and 75 years old. To schedule an appointment or for information call 516-228-4960.


Thursday, July 18

Local Film World Premiere

One Trick Dieter, filmed in East Meadow, will have its world premiere at the 16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) being held at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue from July 17 through July 25. This 8-minute movie will be shown on July 18, in the 5 p.m. block of movies. Visit www.longislandfilm.com for the complete schedule and movie details.

Bethpage Author Book Signing

Henry Clark, a local children’s author from Bethpage, will be discussing and signing copies of his new young readers’ book What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World at the Barnes & Noble in Carle Place on Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. The book is suited for ages 8 to 12. Call the store at 516-741-9850 for more information.


Friday, July 19

Music Video Showing

“Don’t Cry For Me”, a music video by a Seaford resident, will be shown at the 16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) being held at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue from July 17 through July 25. This 4-minute music video will be shown on July 19, in the 7 p.m. block of movies. Visit www.longislandfilm.com for the complete schedule and details.


Sunday, July 21

Summer Fair

Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.


Tuesday, July 23

St. James Parish Carnival

St. James Parish, Seaford will hold their annual carnival from July 23 through July 27. Rides, games, food. Pre-purchase discounted ride tickets at the parish center on weekdays before the carnival. Raffles and chance to win $10,000 will be available. Pay-one-price on July 25 through July 27. For information call 516-731-3710.


Monday, August 12

Vacation Bible School

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 3434 Hempstead Turnpike will hold its Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock from August 12 through 16, in two sessions. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Children ages three and up are welcome. Young children must be potty trained. For information contact the church office at 516-731-7387.


Wednesday, August 14

Military, Veteran Job Fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled for Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Road, in Farmingdale, is committed to making this one-of–a-kind free hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers. For information contact Robert VanPelt, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-786-4605 or David Myones, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-236-0423. Visit: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for additional information, dates.


Saturday, August 17

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sunday, October 20

Levittown Idol V

The Levittown Historical Society will present Levittown Idol V, the society’s annual youth talent show for students (K-12) of the Levittown and Island Trees school districts on Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Levittown Hall. Contract the society for rules and information at 516-735-9060.

News

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Levittown.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.

The featured speaker at the Levittown Historical Society’s September meeting was John Owens, editor in chief of Anton Community Newspapers, the publisher of the Levittown Tribune.

Historical society Vice President Bob Koenig opened the meeting, which was held at the Levittown Public Library.

Owens discussed the opioid epidemic that has swept over Long Island. Not only have thousands of residents become addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin, Owens said, but also, over the past two years there have been more than 240 overdose deaths.


Sports

Saturday, Sept. 27

9 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Great Neck South at MacArthur

9:15 a.m. JV Football Lawrence at Division

10 a.m. Boys JV Soccer West Hemsptead at Division

10 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Division at West Hempstead

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Calendar

Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 26

Donations Needed

Saturday, September 27

Homecoming

Saturday, September 27



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