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theMassapequaObserver.com Calendar

Temple Sinai’s 100 Family Garage Sale

Sunday, July 21

Concert Under The Stars

Thursday, July 25

Sunset Cruise To Nowhere

Friday, August 2


July 8 – August 3

CrossFit Classes at Aquatic Center

Nassau County Aquatic Center on Merrick Ave. N is hosting CrossFit classes three times per week through Saturday, August 3. Class times are:  Mondays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m., and registration allows access to all three classes each week for four weeks, totaling 12 classes! The fee is $55 for residents with a Leisure Pass and $65 for non-residents without a Leisure Pass.  For more information, call 516-572-0200, or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.


Thursday, July 18 –Sunday, July 21

St. Christopher’s 2013 Feast

Swing over to 11 Gale Ave. in Baldwin for the annual feast at St. Christopher’s. There will be rides, games, food and music, as well as raffles. The feast begins at 6 p.m. on all four nights and runs until 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-223-0723.


Saturday, July 20

Oldies Night And House Fundraiser

Beginning 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.

St. Rose of Lima School Annual Family Festival

One of the largest festivals on the south shore kicks off at 6 p.m. at 2 Bayview Ave. and features rides, a food court, raffles and plenty of activities for the entire family. For more information, visit www.stroseoflimaparish.org or call 516-798-4992.

Tour Historical Complex

The Historical Society of the Massapequas, 4755 Merrick Rd., invites guests to tour three buildings of great historical significance: The Old Grace Church, the Delancy Floyd-Jones Free Library and the Elbert Floyd-Jones Servants Cottage. The Society works to preserve the rich heritage of the Massapequas and offers tours for guests to view an impressive array of historic objects. Tour is 2 until 4 p.m. For more information, call 516-799-2023.


Sunday, July 21

Temple Sinai’s 100 Family Garage Sale

Gently used clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and much, much more will be available at this garage sale at 270 Clocks Blvd., south of Merrick Road, in Massapequa. This rain or shine garage sale will be held inside the comfortably air-conditioned Temple Sinai from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 631-673-4620 or 516-795-5015.


Sunday, July 21

Summer Fair

Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.


Tuesday, July 23

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

Integrated Medical Foundation arranges for urologists and technicians to provide free prostate cancer screenings for men at the East Farmingdale Fire Department, 930 Conklin St., from 4 until 6 p.m. The screening involves a brief physical exam and a simple blood test. Visitors will also receive educational material related to prostate cancer, preventative care and early detection and treatment options. This free screening is for men over the age of 40 who have not been previously diagnosed with prostrate cancer. To register, call 516-822-0630.


Thursday, July 25

Concert Under The Stars

At 8.m. in Brady Park at Lake Shore Drive and Front Street, music fans will be treated to a performance by the Better Late Than Never Jug Band, featuring a mix of jug band, blues and old time music. Bring lawn chairs. If it rains, the concert will be held at the Massapequa Bar Harbour Library auditorium.


Friday, August 2

Sunset Cruise To Nowhere

Enjoy four hours on the Great South Bay aboard the Captain Eddie B III with music, food and open bar from 6 until 10 p.m. All ticket proceeds go directly to Adopt A House's free programs for local residents and to help Long Islanders recover and rebuild after Super Storm Sandy. All onboard donations will go directly to co-hosts: Sandy Support, Massapequa Style, and Lindy Manpower. Guest bartenders to be announced. The cruise leaves from Captree. For more information, visit www.capteddieb.com or call 516-448-8396.

News

Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.

The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.

“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”

A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.


Sports

Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.

The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.

In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.

Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.

Calendar

YES Fundraiser

Saturday, April 26

Massapequa Memories

Tuesday, April 29

Spring Fashion Show

Wednesday, April 30



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