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Musical Salute To Molly Picon

Sunday, Dec. 8

Cookie Walk

Saturday, Dec. 14

Shop For A Cause Holiday Fair

Sunday, Dec. 15


Wednesday, Dec. 4

Holiday Victorian Tea

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., holds a Holiday Victorian Tea event Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. Barbara Sheridan will demonstrate how to host a proper Victorian Tean, complete with scones, lemon poppy seed bread and clotted cream with strawberries. Pre-registration is required by calling Jody Brower at 516-799-0770, ext. 316. Leave your name and phone number and the library will call you back and advise if there is room in the class. There is a $5 registration fee. Participants are asked to bring their own china teacup.

Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know

The Massapequa Bar Harbour Public Library hosts this even Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The presentation, “Alzheimer’s Disease: What you Need to Know,” features speaker Mary Ann Malack-Rago, Executive Director/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center. Among the questions discussed will be: the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the warning signs, research, and in what ways the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center can assist local families.


Saturday, Dec. 7

Defensive Driving Courses

The Massapequa Public Library offers a defensive driving course for all ages Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m. There is a $35 fee per person. Registration is required by calling Empire Safety Council at 631-842-8234.

St. Rose of Lima Christmas Fair

St. Rose of Lima, 4704 Merrick Rd., will hold its annual Christmas Fair located in the school auditorium at 10 a.m. Choose from a wide variety of items such as gift baskets, crafts, jewelry, toys and baked goods. In addition, pay a visit to some of the local vendors selling items from the Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, Touch Stone Jewelry, Lia Sophia and much more.


Sunday, Dec. 8

Musical Salute To Molly Picon

The star of Yiddish theatre, Molly Picon, receives a tribute from the Massapequa Library, 40 Harbor Lane, in the Bar Harbour Auditorium, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Diane Cypkin — through English narration — tells the life story of this exciting first lady of the Yiddish stage through the countless songs she sang and often wrote. This concert, a tribute to a legend, is a cornucopia of tangos, waltzes and fox trots that will have you humming for days. For more information, contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.

Historical Society Open House

The Historical Society of the Massapequas is holding a Holiday Open House at Old Grace Church, 4755 Merrick Rd.) on Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature singing, storytelling, new exhibits, refreshments and maybe even a surprise appearance by Santa Claus.


Monday, Dec. 9

Library Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Massapequa Public Library will hold its monthly board meeting Dec. 9 at 7:45 p.m. at 40 Harbor Ln.


Tuesday, Dec. 10

Book Discussion

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., will hold a contemporary book discussion group Dec. 10 at 12:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark. Light refreshments will be served.


Saturday, Dec. 14

Cookie Walk

The Community United Methodist Church, 100 Park Blvd., holds its Cookie Walk Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Delicious assortment of homemade holiday cookies will be on sale for $10 a pound. Personalized gingerbreads and Christmas ornaments will also be available for sale. All cookies are holiday wrapped for gift giving. For more information, call the church office at 516-541-7008.

Holiday Celebration at Sergio’s

Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge returns to Sergio’s Italian Restaurant, 5422 Merrick Rd., Dec. 14 for a 7 p.m. dinner and an 8 p.m. show. The special dinner features choice of salad and appetizer; and choice of entree; glass of wine, coffee, tea, espressp, soda and cookies included; all for only $35 each, tax and tip included. The 8 p.m. show features Baron Misuraca showcasing the very best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. For reservations, call 516-541-6554.


Sunday, Dec. 15

Shop For A Cause Holiday Fair

Enchanting Events and the Long Island Business Group will host a holiday shopping fair benefiting the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America at the American Legion in Massapequa, 66 Veterans Blvd. There will be more than 30 vendors, as well as performers, raffles and a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the entire family for this fantastic event and find the perfect gift for all your loved ones.

All Aboard The Polar Express

David Engel presents “All Aboard The Polar Express” for children ages three and up at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., in the Bar Harbour Auditorium, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Magical Conductor invites you and your family aboard for fun. Bring your imagination with you as he punches your ticket, answers questions about Santa and the Elves, keeps his passengers happy and asks the age old question “Do You believe...?” Tickets are available in both Massapequa library buildings beginning Dec. 1. For information, contact the Bar Harbor Children’s Room at 516-599-3828 ext. 319.


Tuesday, Dec. 17

Advanced Microsoft Word

Learn advanced word processing features including Mail Merge, Autotext, AutoCorrect and more at this seminar at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln. in the Bar Harbour Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This hands-on class will station two-guests to a computer for some real learning while doing. Registration begins Nov. 22 for Massapequa School District residetns and Nov. 29 for non-residents. Call the reference department at 516-799-0770 to register.


Wednesday, Dec. 18

Registration Due For Art Workshop

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., will host an art workshop led by Gloria Glick. The workshop will commence Jan. 8 and run for eight Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 18. There is a $55 fee due for registration, with an additional $5 per person for each model sitting in. Call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316 for more details.

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

Free Wine Tasting

Friday, April 18

Boating Course

Saturday, April 26

Massapequa Memories

Tuesday, April 29



Columns

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

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