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LI Philharmonic - August 8

Passport Day - August 9

Vacation Bible School - August 11

 

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Reverse Mortgage Seminar

On Aug. 6, join the United Northern Mortgage Bankers at 3601 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, at 11 a.m. for this seminar sponsored by Senior Security Advisors. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

 

New Vintage Big Band

On Aug. 6, join the New Vintage Big Band, from noon-2 p.m., at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow as they perform a free show in field 6/6A. 

 

Friday, Aug. 8

Long Island Philharmonic

Part of the Music Under the Stars concert series, on Aug. 8, come to Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at 7 p.m. for a free performance by the Long Island Philharmonic. The concert will include works by Tchaikovsky, Morton Gould, and Howard Shore, with tenor Christopher Macchio and violinist Gregor Kitzis on musical saw. Admission is free and open to the public. There will also be a fireworks display following the performance.  

 

Saturday, Aug. 9

Pasta Dinner and Comedy Night

On Aug. 9, join the Forgotten Friends of Long Island, from 6-10:30 p.m., for this fundraiser event at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy in Hicksville. Admission is $25 per person at the door or $20 in advance. There will be homemade pasta, salad and desserts served as well as a 50/50 and a raffle. Funds raised will go to benefit the Forgotten Friends of Long Island for their numerous medical expenses and needs of their new rescues. For more information visit forgottenfriendsoflongisland.org. 

 

Passport Day/Child Safety Identification

Come get an identification kit, renew your passport, or get a brand new one, on Aug. 9, when the Town of Hempstead will host its next Passport Day and Child Safety Identification event at the Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Rd., from 10 a.m.-noon. The event is free and open to the public. 

 

Sunday, Aug. 10

Fishing with the Pastor

On Aug. 10, join Pastor Remo with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3434 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, for a special day of fishing. 

Monday, Aug. 11

Vacation Bible School

From Aug. 11 through Aug. 15, kids ages 3-12 can join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown for one of two session, from 9 a.m.-noon or from 1-4 p.m., of its vacation bible school; this year’s theme is Weird Animals. Cost is $25 per child to participate. 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Loose Leash Seminar

On Aug. 12, join PetCo at 2965 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, from 6-6:30 p.m., for this seminar all about teaching your four-legged friend how to walk next to you on a loose leash. Bring your dog and learn the “follow me game.”  

 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours

New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt will be hosting his annual mobile office hours, from 1-3 p.m., at the Levittown Public Library at 1 Bluegrass Lane. Meet with your local assemblyman and share your views or simply stop in to say hello.

 

Summer Programs

Horseback Riding

Join the Levittown Police Activity League’s exciting instructional program which teaches the fundamentals of riding, tacking and horsemanship. The course consists of five 90-minute sessions available weekday afternoons and evening at the New York Equestrian Center at Hempstead Lake State Park. Cost is $220 to register. 

 

Sports Camp

The Levittown-Island Trees Youth Council will host a sports camp program for students in grades 4-8 and grades 9-12 from 8-9 a.m. every weekday from now through Aug. 22. For more information contact the Island Trees Director of Physical Education and Athletics at 516-520-2173.


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


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com