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Lots of vendors and craft items. There will also be a rummage sale table. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church,1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Free admission. Free parking in the Town of Hempstead parking lot behind the church. For information call 516-785-1829.
Nassau County will host the Navy and Marine Helicopter Landing in Eisenhower Park as part of the Fleet Week 2012 activities in New York City. The event, billed “Raid New York” will be the largest Marine/Navy helicopter landing on Long Island. Navy landing at 10 a.m. A combined team of members from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 (HSC-7), Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven Four (HSM-74) and Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FOURTEEN (HM-14) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. Marine landing at noon. The MV22 Osprey, joined by CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters and AH-1W Cobras, will perform an area sweep and will transport the raid force Marines to the landing zone. The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission tilt-rotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing and short takeoff and landing capability, designed to combine the functionality of a helicopter with the long range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. The helicopter landing, which is free to the public, will be taking place on the Kite Field, just south of the Veterans Memorial in Eisenhower Park, with parking at fields 6 and 6A. Call 516-572-0200.
At Veterans Plaza, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, parking field #6. Assembly of Color Guards will be at 10 a.m. Parade and Color Guards will step off from field #6 at 10:30 a.m. sharp. United Veterans of Nassau County invites all active duty military, veterans, veteran’s organizations and their families and friends, Boy and Girl Scouts, fire departments, civic and community organizations to parade and participate in the service. Call 516-233-7062.
The American Legion is holding its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28. Assembly is behind Island Trees Memorial Middle School at 45 South Wantagh Avenue.
The Sarah Grace Foundation For Children With Cancer, Inc., will hold its 2nd Annual Theatrical Fundraiser, “Unrehearsed: A Night of Improv,” at 7 p.m. on June 1 and June 2 in the Hicksville United Methodist Church Social Hall, 130 West Old Country Rd., Hicksville. The family-oriented show will be similar to the popular improvisational comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org or calling The Sarah Grace Foundation at 516-433-9745. Proceeds will benefit the Long Island-based non-profit corporation dedicated to helping other children and their families facing the financial and emotional challenges and hardships brought upon by childhood cancer.
The 1st Annual Classic/Custom Car Show will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3434 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All vehicles from 1988 and older. For information call 516-731-2314 ask for John. Rain date June 9.
Sponsored by the Lions Club and American Legion of Levittown. 4 to 8:30 p.m. at Post 1711, 2123 N. Jerusalem Ave. Eligibility criteria: bring ID with signature or photo, minimum weight 110 pounds, age 16 to 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission), eat well (low fat) and drink fluids, no tattoos for the past 12 months. For medical questions concerning blood donations call LI Blood Services 1-800-688-0900.
YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa, will be conducting its Annual Garage Sale on June 30 (rain date July 1) at the back of the offices (New York Ave. between Central Ave. and Hicksville Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. YES will be collecting items, old and new (but saleable). To donate items (all contributions are tax deductible), contact 516-799-3203. The proceeds from this event will be used to support programs and services to youth and families. Donations can be dropped off any time after June 1.
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 lot 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 brotherhood@temple-bnai-torah. org for more information.
A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.
•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 579-4420.
•Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. Do you have a problem with food? We are a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 794-1333.
•Overeaters Anonymous. Are you a compulsive overeater? Under eater? Overeaters Anonymous can help. There is a meeting on Tuesdays on the corner of Salisbury Park Dr. and Carmans Rd., East Meadow, across from the firehouse from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Call for directions 997-4534. For information about the meeting call Nancy 798-2547 (between 7 and 9 p.m.) or Ed 845-5423.
•Business Networking International. Join the “All In” chapter of BNI at its breakfast meeting every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the East Bay Diner, Merrick Rd., Seaford. Referrals are exchanged between local business people to help their businesses grow. Call Denise Langweber for more information at 765-2800, or meet the group there.
•Mid Nassau Jewish Retirement Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. New members are welcome. Call Marty Fein 485-3171.
•Calling All Seniors. Come for fun, trips and to meet new friends. Qualifications: resident of Hicksville, Plainview or Levittown. Meetings every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Center, 103 Grumman Rd. West, Bethpage. Call Andrew Grieshaber 349-7801.
•Cub Scout Round Up. Parents of boys in first - fifth grades who are interested in joining the Cub Scouts at Temple B’nai Torah, Wantagh, should contact Jeff Cohen at 205-1589. The Cub Scouts are sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple B’nai Torah. Meetings are on Thursdays in the Youth Lounge from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information about the Cub Scout Pack go to the website at www.troop189ny.com.
•Adult Yiddish Classes beginners and advanced beginners/intermediates. Sundays at the Nassau Cultural Center, 574 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow. To register call 794-0506.
•New Attitudes Singles meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. at PieSanos Pizzeria, 2330 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Call 851-6114. Singles meet and greet. Introductions and discussion. Fee $10 plus expenses.
•Levittown Lions Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Domenico’s Restaurant. Call Tom Di Iorio at 242-2273 for more information.
•Levittown Historical Society. If you are interested in helping collect memorabilia, photographs, appliances and furnishings from the early days of Levittown, come down for an interesting evening. All welcome. No admission charge. Free refreshments. Brief business meeting. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Levittown Library. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month (except July, Aug., Jan., Feb.). For more information call 735-9060 or go to www.levittownhistoricalsociety.org.
•Levittown Community Council. Levittown and Island Trees organizations and residents are invited to monthly meetings of the Levittown Community Council held at 7:30 p.m. at Levittown Memorial Education Center in the Panther Room on the fourth Monday except in July and August. Informational programs relevant to the community are presented and refreshments are served. Meetings are open to the general public. Membership in the council is for residents and organizations in the areas comprised by the Levittown and Island Trees school districts.
•East Meadow Lions meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the East Meadow Library. Call John Persich 334-3730.
•Performance Poets Association meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. at The Cup Café, Railroad Ave., Wantagh. Hosted by Cliff Bleidner and Irene Wright. $2 plus one purchase. Call 794-9826.
•Knights Of Columbus Holy Innocents Council #3581 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 735-1724 for rentals.