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Friday, March 16

St. Patrick’s Day Party

A charitable celebration to benefit the LI 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk. 6 p.m. at Callahan’s Pub, 1964 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. $10 donation. Great food, raffles, 50/50, fun friends and live music featuring The Bassenettes, fearless rock and roll. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, make check payable to LI2Day and mail to; PO box 5743, Hicksville, NY 11802.

Beauty and The Beast

The cast and crew of the Island Trees High School Theater Club is busy preparing for its upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Come enjoy a fantastic production that features such classic Broadway tunes as Be Our Guest and Beauty and The Beast. Performances will be held on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. p.m. in the Island Trees HS auditorium with a special performance for senior citizens (free of charge) on Thursday, March 15 at 3 p.m. For tickets and information call 520-2152.

Beauty and the Beast

The Division Avenue High School Music Department presents Beauty and the Beast at the DAHS auditorium March 16, 17 at 8 p.m. This year there will also be an additional afternoon matinee on the March 17 starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($8 for senior citizens) and will be sold at the door. Contact the Music Department for further information 516-520-8350, ext. 747.


Sunday, March 18

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Auction

Last Hope Animal Rescue is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Auction on from 5 to 8 p.m. at HR Singletons, 150 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage. Tickets are $52 per person; $40 for children 10 years old and under. Dinner includes appetizer, salad, main course and dessert. Join Last Hope Animal Rescue for a fun-filled evening featuring a 50/50 “Pot of Gold,” plus regular, silent and Chinese auctions. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s foster dogs and cats plus community outreach programs such as Fix-A-Feral. For more information, call 516-935-0503 or 516-921-2008; or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.


Monday, March 19

The Other Jazz Age

Levittown Historical Society Vice President, Paul Manton, looks behind the glamour of the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles A. Lindbergh, and the Roaring ‘20s on Long Island. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Levittown Library. Sponsored by the Levittown Historical Society and Museum.

CHADD Forum

(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) of Nassau County will hold its monthly forum and support group at the East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Support Groups meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adult Workshop “AD/HD Transitions to College, Workplace and Adulthood.” Speaker: Robert Tudisco, Esq. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.chadd.net/105.


Tuesday, March 20

The Road Home

Open general meeting of the Greater LI Running Club will feature a special screening of The Road Home, a 70-minute inspirational documentary. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, starting promptly at 8 p.m. The Road Home is about the power of the human spirit. It follows a small group of injured American soldiers – recent amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan. Through the efforts of Achilles International, these men and women regain control of their lives by training for, and eventually crossing the finish line of, the New York City Marathon. The general public is invited to attend. Open seating in the auditorium is available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information about the club or the meeting, call mike or Linda at the GLIRC office 516-349-7646 or visit www.glirc.org.


Wednesday, March 21

Nursery School Open House

The Hicksville Nursery School will hold an Open House from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Programs such as Mommy and Me for toddlers, 2-year-old slow-separation Playgroup classes, 3-year-old Nursery classes and 4-year-old Pre-K classes are offered. The school is located at 115 W. Cherry St., Hicksville (north of Old Country Rd.). Call 516-681-8246for details or visit www.hicksvillenurseryschool.org.


Friday, March 23

Steel Magnolias

Presented by Broadway Bound at 8 p.m. at 2123 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. All tickets $15. To purchase tickets call 516-384-9706 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also on March 24 at 8 p.m.; March 25 at 2 and 7 p.m.; March 30 at 8 p.m., March 31 at 3 and 8 p.m.; April 1 at 2 p.m. Cast members are from Wantagh, Valley Stream, Sea Cliff, Hicksville and Muttontown.

Fundraising Concert

Don McCabe of Levittown and George Tanos of East Meadow, along with fellow members of The Mystic, will perform in a fundraising concert at Carle Place High School at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Each ticket holder will receive one raffle ticket. To purchase tickets online, visit www.WCPChamber.com or any of the band’s respective websites. Additionally, tickets can be purchased by sending a check, payable to the Westbury-Carle Place Chamber of Commerce, to 226 Westbury Ave., Carle Place, NY 11514, Attn: Joanne Gregory, executive director.For more information, contact the Westbury Chamber of Commerce 516-997-3966 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers

Come visit Long Island’s largest operating O Gauge Train layout, located in Levittown beneath Cue Nine, 2953 Hempstead Tpke. March 23 from 8 to 10 p.m.; March 24, 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Go to www.nloe.org.

Night of Laughter

The Sarah Grace Foundation will host its 9th Annual Night of Laughter benefit fundraiser at the Milleridge Cottage, 585 North Broadway, Jericho. Host Rick Morgan will lead the event, which will feature John Santo, impersonator; Ellen Karis, The Greek Goddess of Comedy FoxTV; Rich Ramirez, HBO-BET, Last Comic Standing; and Pete Michaels of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The unique evening of entertainment is recommended for mature audiences. The event, which costs $75 per person with advance purchase required, will begin at 7:15 p.m. Admission includes show, dinner, raffles and a big 50/50. Raffle books, which include prizes of a GE Deluxe Wine Center and Walt Disney World park passes and more, are available at a pre-show discount of $25 per book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thesarahgrace foundation.org. For information, contact The Sarah Grace Foundation at 433-9745 or email matt. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lenten Soup and Bread Suppers

For five Fridays during Lent, through March 30, the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, will be hosting Soup and Bread Suppers at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall (the white building next to the church). All are welcome for delicious soup and bread, beverage and dessert. Kid friendly food, too. There will be a short presentation/activity. There is non charge for this supper. However, if you wish, you can make a monetary donation and/or bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Freeport Emergency Food Pantry. There is plenty of free parking in the municipal parking lot behind the church. Reservations are requested but are not mandatory. Call the church 785-1829 or Gloria 735-4980.


Saturday, March 24

Bowling Fundraiser

At South Levittown Lanes, 56 Tanners Ln., to support the FGA Revling cheerleaders. The event will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 7 p.m. $20 per person includes: two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza pie for each lane and a pitcher of soda. Each lane will hold up to 6 people. Lane request and payments are due by March 20. There will also be some small raffles and a 50/50. Call Kim 516-644-5663 for more information.

Goods and Services Auction

The Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center, 3710 Woodbine Ave. Wantagh, will once again present its famous and fabulous Goods and Services Auction at 8 p.m. Included will be many items and services such as dinners, shows, jewelry, a day at the races, gift certificates, raffles and much more. Everyone is welcome. Admission is only $5. Refreshments will be served. For additional information call 785-2445.

Spring Craft Fair

At Maria Regina RC Church, 3945 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 798-2415.

Spring Craft Fair

Holy Trinity DHS “Spring Craft Fair” from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 98 Cherry Ln., Hicksville. New merchandise, crafts, food, raffles and more. For info call 433-2900, ext. 119.


Sunday, March 25

Pancake Breakfast

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Wantagh Fire Department will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the headquarters at 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh. Breakfast will be served between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. Admission is $6 per person; $3 per child under the age of 9. Start your Sunday morning with a delicious home-cooked breakfast of pancakes with syrup, bacon, sausage and orange juice. Complete your meal with a cup of coffee or tea and a home-cooked breakfast cake or muffin. The proceeds from this event will be donated to assist in sending a child who is severely burned between the ages of 8 and 18 to the Children’s Burn Summer Camp sponsored by the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation. For more information, contact Dee (781-3689) or Barbara (679-8021), co-chairladies for this event.


Tuesday, March 27

Ghosts and Legends of LI

The Wantagh Preservation Society presents a program on “The Ghosts and Legends of Long Island” given by the Long Island Society for Paranormal Research. 8 p.m. at the Wantagh Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh. All welcome for this free event; refreshments will be served. For more information call 516 221-1200.


Friday, March 30

The Veterans Resource Day

Hosted by The NYS VBOC, SBDC at Farmingdale, Nassau and Suffolk County Veterans Service Agencies. This free event has been specifically developed for all veterans; service disabled veterans, discharging active duty personnel, reservists and the National Guard to provide the resource available to help our veterans get back to work. The program will include resources and information on: employment resources, technical assistance for starting or growing an existing business, certification programs, training opportunities, small business management training, funding resources, individual employment issues or concerns. The goal of the event is to get all LI veterans working in their own business, employed or better prepared for employment. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall, Farmingdale State College. Preregistration required. Call John Narciso 631-370-8891 with questions.


Saturday, March 31

Spring Craft Fair

The annual Spring Craft Fair will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3434 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be arts and crafts vendors, refreshments, bake sale, Granny’s Attic and photos with the Easter Bunny between noon and 3 p.m. Call 731-2314 for information.

Bowling Fundraiser Night

In honor and memory of Spc. Daniel A. Fuentes, for service to our country, Danny was a Levittown soldier killed in action in Iraq. 7:30 p.m. at South Levittown Lanes, 56 Tanners Ln., Levittown (516-731-5700). $20 per person. Included: pizza and soda, door prize and three hours of bowling. Sweepstakes including many fantastic prizes. Donations go to the Daniel Fuentes Memorial Scholarship Fund at Island Trees High School. Lane sponsorships available for $50 or $100 per pair. If you are unable to attend you can still support by addressing donations to: Daniel Fuentes Memorial Scholarship Fund, Attn: Susan Lyons/Coach Garcia, Island Trees High School, 59 Straight Ln., Levittown, NY 11756. For more information, Sweepstakes donations, reservations or ticket purchase, contact Nancy Fuentes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-491-9156. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Coach Garcia, Susan Lyons at ITHS, Coach Tuorto at IT Memorial or at South Levittown Lanes (Keith Pappas).

Hugs for Sarah Memorial Blood Drive

From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The William P. Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville. Go to http://www.the sarahgracefoundation.org/ to purchase tickets. Call 433-9745.


Upcoming Events

Spring Fun Hunt Sponsors Wanted

Hosted by the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce on April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Children’s Playground, Wantagh Park. The chamber is looking for sponsors to help make this event a success. Sponsorship $50. Send company name, billing address, business phone, fax number, e-mail address and check to Wantagh Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 660, Wantagh, NY 11793. Call 679-0100.

6th Biennial Sojourn To West Africa

10 Day Cultural Trip to Ghana, West Africa, Aug. 4-14, 2012. Visits to Cultural sites: W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Elmina/Cape Coast Slave Castles – Door of No Return, River of he Last Bath/Assin Manso, Kakum National Park, Kumasi (Seat of the Ashanti Empire), Manhyia Palace. Ashanti Craft Villages: Ahwiaa (Wood Carving Village), Ntonso (Adinkra Textile Printing Village), Bonwire (Kente Weaving Village). Akosombo Dam, Boat Cruise on the Volta Lake – largest man-made lake in the world, Torgome Village for Naming Ceremony, shopping galore. For further information contact Pat Jenkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-997-6585.

Vendors Wanted for Flea Market

Vendors wanted for the Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., rain or shine Summer Flea Market on July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sell your merchandise or promote your business in a spacious parking or the air-conditioned social hall and small party room in case of inclement weather to shoppers from the South Shore of Nassau County including Wantagh, Merrick, Bellmore, Seaford, East Meadow, Levittown, Massapequa, as well as parts of Suffolk and Queens County. The temple holds two flea markets one in the summer and another in the fall. For information call Ben at 516-221-2370 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Ongoing Events

Soldiers Angels

Soldiers Angels sends care packs to deployed troops all through the year. Cards and letters for our deployed troops, local veterans and for our wounded heroes are also needed. Soldiers Angels also accepts donations for our local veteran missions in the community. For more information on this and other local missions of support call 406-9217 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may drop off cards and letters of support to the LevitStyle office at 19 Jerusalem Ave., Levittown. You can also visit the Soldiers Angels website at www.soldiersangels.org.

Prom Boutique Dress Drive

The Levittown Division Avenue High School chapter of SADD is beginning its annual Prom Boutique Dress Drive. Donations of gently-used prom-appropriate gowns or short dresses can be brought to Division Avenue’s main lobby where convenient hangers and clothing racks will be located. All sizes are needed. Please make sure that donated items are clean and undamaged. Accessories such as shoes, handbags, and costume jewelry are also needed. The boutique will be open for any student in the Levittown school community who needs it to make prom night extra special. Any remaining prom dresses will be donated to the Long Island Volunteer Center for Girls. The Division Avenue Dress Drive will run through March 30.

Port North Spring Boys Basketball

Port North is a 3-year-old independent basketball team based out of Port Washington that plays year round in the super league at Island Garden and various tournaments in the metropolitan area. The program currently has a combined record of 30 - 3 in the winter super league. The emphasis is on teaching the fundamentals, developing good practice habits and preparing players for middle and high school basketball. The team has a professional trainer with over 20 years experience. We are currently looking for experienced and dedicated basketball players in grades 4 through 10 who are interested in trying out for spring and AAU basketball. If you are interested or have any questions email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994. Go to www.strokelife.org.

•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.

•Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.

•Every second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Building Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.

•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.

•Every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.