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BOE Meeting - August 13

Job Fair - August 13

Liverpool Shuffle - August 14 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Levittown Board of Education

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

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.

 

 

Job Fair

New York State Senator Kemp Hannon will be hosting the 2014 jobs fair, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Adelphi University in Garden City. “During this economic climate, it’s not always easy to find an employer who is hiring,” Hannon said. “That’s why I’m taking on the challenge for you and connecting job seekers with potential employers and other valuable career resources during my 2014 Jobs Fair.” The event is free and open to attend. 

 

For information, log on to kemphannon.com or call Sen. Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700.

 

Thursday, Aug. 14

Liverpool Shuffle

On Aug. 14, come to Speno Park in East Meadow at 8 p.m. for this free concert featuring Liverpool Shuffle, a Beatles tribute band. For more information on upcoming summer concerts visit toh.li for more. 

 

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. 

 

Outdoor Movie: The Wizard of Oz

On Aug. 14, come to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, at 7:30 p.m., for an outdoor presentation of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Rated PG, 106 minutes. Join Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the mystical land of Oz.

Friday, Aug. 15

Quantum Magick

On Aug. 15, come to Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy in Hicksville, at 8 p.m., when tarot artist, professional psychic and tarot/rune reader Bill Truglio will explore quantum physics and how it’s beginning to scientifically explain spirituality, mysticism and magic. 

 

Saturday, Aug. 16

Comedy Night

Come to Johnny Malone’s, 1227 Wantagh Ave., from 8-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, for a special night of comedy featuring Stevie GB, John Consoli and other local talent. Admission costs $15 per person. 

 

Adoptable Cats Meet & Greet

On Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, stop by PetCo from noon-2 p.m., to meet some cats in need of of loving homes. Anyone who adopts a pet is eligible for PetCo’s Think Adoption First Care and Savings Program, which provides instant savings on food and supplies, as well as monthly care tips.

 

Sunday, Aug. 17

Sunday Night Funnies

On Aug. 17, come to Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, for a performance from some of the best weekend comedy acts all rolled into one big show.

Admission 18 & over. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $14-$44 per person. 

 

Good Shepherd Block Party

On Aug. 17, join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown for its annual block party.

Costs $5 per person. All are welcome to attend. 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Author Talk

On Aug. 19, come to the Levittown library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, at 7 p.m., when author Julia Fierro will be stopping by to talk about her book Cutting Teeth.

The discussion will be followed with a question-and-answer session. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

 

Loose Leash Seminar

On Aug. 19, 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. 20

Chamber of Commerce 

The next general meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held on Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m., at Domenico’s Restaurant, 3270A Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown.  

Eagle Scout Presentation

On Aug. 20, the Boy Scouts of America will present Savvas Papadopoulos of Levittown with his Eagle Scout badge. The ceremony will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Levittown Historical Museum parking lot by Ranch Lane. For more information on the Eagle Scout ceremony call 516-574-3781. 

Thursday, Aug. 21

Minute by Minute

On Aug. 21, come to the East Village Green at 8 p.m. for a free concert from Doobie Brothers tribute band Minute by Minute. For more information on upcoming summer concerts visit toh.li for more.

 

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


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