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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

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

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 Saturday, 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.”


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