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Maundy Thursday - April 17

Andrew Dice Clay - April 17

American Legion - April 18

 

Wednesday, April 16

Chamber of Commerce

The next general meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the YES Community Center, located at 152 Center Lane, Levittown. 516-799-3203. We will be catering lunch so there will be a $10 fee to offset the cost of the food. Please let us know whether or not you can attend the meeting by calling Eileen O’Rourke at 516-520-8000.

 

Thursday, April 17

Bulldogs Softball

On April 17, the Island Trees High School Girl’s Varsity and JV Softball teams will take the field at 11 a.m., to face-off against Carey High School. 

 

Maundy Thursday

On April 17, join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Levittown, located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke., for soup, supper and worship services at 6:30 p.m. in Miles Hall. 

 

Andrew “Dice” Clay At Governor’s 

One of America’s most controversial and outrageous comics of all time, Andrew “Dice” Clay is coming to the stage at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, for a total of six performances from April 17-19. Admission is 18 and over. Tickets cost between $55-$85. For more information visit tickets.govs.com or call 516-731-3358.

 

Friday, April 18

American Legion Post #1711

The next monthly meeting of the American Legion Post #1711 will be held at 8 p.m., on April 18 at 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd. 

 

Saturday, April 19

Rock-N-Roll Easter

On April 19, join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Levittown, located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke., for some rocking Easter festivities. From 1-3 p.m., there will be crafts, games and an Easter Egg Hunt. Cost is $5 per child to participate. 

 

Sunday, April 20

HAPPY EASTER

 

Tuesday, April 22

EARTH DAY

Wednesday, April 23

Night of Honor

On April 23, Division Avenue High School will hold a special ceremony, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., for all honor society students. 

 

Friday, April 25

Bellmore Auxiliary Bingo / Chinese Auction

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Bellmore Fire Department is holding a Bingo and Chinese Auction Night on Friday, April 25, at the Bellmore Fire Department Headquarters, 230 Pettit Avenue in Bellmore.   

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first Bingo game starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $8 and children 10 years and under is $4. Admission includes a bingo card pack, door prize raffle ticket, coffee/tea and dessert. For more information or to reserve a table, call Valerie at 516-860-9389.

 

Saturday, April 26

Earth Day Cleanup

On April 26, the Levittown Community Council, working in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead, will hold its eigth annual Earth Day Cleanup from 1-4 p.m. Rain date scheduled for April 27. Participants are asked to meet in front of OfficeMax at Hempstead Tpke. and Gardiners Ave. in Levittown. Please bring rakes, shovels and gloves, as it may get dirty. There is no fee to participate and the town will provide trash bags. For more information contact Co-President and Event Chairperson Tom Kohlman at 516-221-6590 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Island Trees Bowling For Scholars

On April 26, Island Trees’ Dollars for Scholars committee will be hosting it’s first annual bowling fundraiser from Noon-3 p.m. at Farmingdale Lanes, located at 999 Conklin St. in Farmingdale. This special family event will help raise money for Island Trees High School seniors deserving of a scholarship. The event costs $20 per person to play, you can enjoy three hours of bowling complete with shoe rental, pizza and soda. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. For more information or to reserve a lane, contact Ronni at 516-579-3259.

 

Monday, April 28

School Budget Discussion

On April 28, the Levittown Community Council will have special guest speaker, Levittown School District Superintendent Dr. James Grossane to discuss the district’s proposed spending plan and its impact on taxes and school programs. For more information contact Co-President and Program Chairperson Pat Patane at 516-579-2831 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Tuesday, April 29

Duplicate Bridge Tournament

On April 29, Temple B’nai Torah, located 2900 Jerusalem Ave. and Oakfield Ave. will host its annual Duplicate Bridge Tournament fundraiser from noon-4 p.m. A donation of $13 per person is required to play. Limit 100 players. Payment is due no later than April 21. This an ACBL sanctioned event. Please call 516-541-6222 for more information.

 

Weekly Events

Knights Of Columbus Holy Innocents Council #3581 

Meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the council headquarters, 3581 Jeffries Rd., Levittown, at 8 p.m. The newly renovated meeting hall is also available for party rentals. Call 516-735-1724 for rentals.

 

Faith On Tap

The object of “Faith on Tap” is to address concerns of people in their 20s and 30s on issues of faith and morals, which have an impact on the lives of individuals, families, local communities and society at large. 7 to 9 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the Wantagh Inn, across the street from the Wantagh railroad station. Admission is free. Call 516-378-0665. Not held in December, May, June, July or August.

 

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. We are a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 516-794-1333.

 

Bel Canto Chorale

Singing in Nassau County for over 40 years, Bel Canto Chorale welcomes new members. Each year, the chorale performs two major concerts and a benefit concert. All soloists are selected from within the membership. All voices are invited to rehearsals on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Call 516-541-0726 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Homemakers Club Meeting

Homemakers Club Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 516-579-4420.


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.



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Board of Ed Meeting - October 22

League Of Women Voters Talk - October 23

Lecture - October 24


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