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Bellmore FD Fundraiser - April 25

Earth Day Cleanup - April 26

Bowling For Scholars - April 26

 

Friday, April 25

Bellmore FD Fundraiser

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 6:00 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, please 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 .

 

Bowling For Scholars

On April 26, Island Trees’ Dollars for Scholars committee will be hosting its 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.

 

Pancake Breakfast

The Levittown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. inside the Levittown Fire Department headquarters, located at 120 Gardiners Avenue. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, muffins, coffee, tea and juice. Costs $7 per person to attend. For more information contact Nancy at 516-579-2437.

Sunday, April 27

Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field Celebrate Autism Awareness 

Day with the New York Mets. On April 27, join other Island Trees families at Citi Field, at 1:10 p.m., to support the cause. A portion of each ticket sold will go to Island Trees SEPTA. 

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.

 

Wednesday, April 30 

District Music Night

On April 30, students at MacArthur High School in Levittown will be performing at 7 p.m., as part of the district’s music night.

Board of Education 

The next meeting of the Island Trees Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m., on April 30, at the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative building, located at 74 Farmedge Road.

 

Thursday, May 1

Island Trees Council of PTAs

On May 1, the Island Trees PTA Council will hold its annual district dinner at H.R. Singletons, located at 150 Hicksville Rd. in Bethpage, from 5-9 p.m. At the dinner, members of the PTA Council will bestow the honorary life award to a member of the Island Trees school community who dedicated their time and talents to benefit and improve the quality of life for the children of Island Trees. The winner will be presented the highest recognition in the National PTA. For inquiries or information, please contact Kathi Sidewitz at (917) 273-0529. Cost is $39 per person.

 

Meet the Candidates Night

On May 1, the Levittown School District Board of Education will hold its “Meet the Candidates” night to introduce the incumbents/challengers running for the board this May. The forum will be held at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Friday, May 2

Susie Essman at Governor’s 

Comedian Susie Essman will be performing at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave., from May 2-4. Tickets are $34-$64. Admission is 18 and over. 

 

Scout Leader/Daughter Dinner

The Island Trees Girl Scouts will hold a special leader/daughter dinner on May 2, at 6:30 p.m., inside the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, located at 101 Owl Place in Levittown. For more information call 516-520-2103. 

 

Weekly Events

Knights Of Columbus 

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.

 

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

Motivate Teens To Read

 

Communities value their libraries, and at the Levittown Library, the library staff, in turn, truly appreciates their patrons. Employees at the Levittown Public Library, with a talent for knitting, demonstrate their commitment to the community’s teens by making “amigurumi”—small knitted or crocheted stuffed toys—for use in the reading program. 

YES celebrates “A Taste of the Town”

Who says you have to travel into Manhattan for a fun-filled evening of delicious food and drink? YES Community Counseling Center hosted its 7th Annual “A Taste of the Town”, featuring many of the South Shore’s finest culinary establishments. All proceeds from the event benefited YES, a non-profit community-based organization providing services to children and families in the community.


Sports

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.


With six second half goals, the Farmingdale State Rams men’s soccer team picked up a 6-0 conference victory over the Sarah Lawrence Gryphons on Oct. 11, to improve to 5-8-1 overall, 2-2-1 in the Skyline. The visiting Gryphons fell to 2-9, 0-5 in conference play.


Calendar

Hempstead Town Firematic Awards - Through October 16

First Presbyterian "Hand In Hand: Jews and Arabs" - October 19

Island Trees Board - October 22


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