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Sunday, August 18

4 Paws for Zachary Charity Bowling Event

The family and friends of Massapequa High School alumni Laura (Fielding) Fiorello, class of 1999, and Frank Fiorillo class of 2000, are holding ‘4 Paws for Zachary’ bowling event Sunday August 18 at Farmingdale Lanes, 999 Conklin St. in Farmingdale from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. to raise money for a specially trained Autism Assistance dog for their son Zachary, 5, who was diagnosed with Autism at age 2. The dog will be provided by 4 Paws for Ability, an Ohio-based organization that trains all types of dogs to help children with disabilities. The dog is being trained to calm Zachary during explosive outbursts and more importantly to track the boy should he wander from home, an all too common occurrence for children with autism. The dog will also help with his socialization by bringing people into his world safely. Tickets to the event are $25, which includes three hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. Raffles, 50/50 and ‘red headpin’ prizes will be held that night. For tickets or information on donating to 4 Paws for Zachary, contact Sue Wurthmann, 516-554-6765 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please note in subject “Zach’s Bowling.”   

Wednesday, August 21

Successful Stock Signals

Join the Massapequa Public Library for an informative meeting with Tom Lloyd, author of Successful Stock Signals. Learn to make money in the stock market, to beat the index and to completely understand and measure the forces that drive the price of stocks. Bring your copy of Lloyd’s book and the author will gladly sign it. The meeting will kick a series of lectures hosted by Lloyd coming this fall. The meeting will be held in the Bar Harbour Building, 40 Harbor Lane. For more information, call 516-799-2648.

Blood Drive

The Sons of Italy and the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Super Community Blood Drive at the Sons of Italy #2143 Columbus Lodge, 2143 Boundary Ave. in Farmingdale, from 2 through 8 p.m. Eat a well-balanced meal before giving blood and bring a photo or signature identification to participate. For more information, contact Richard Carozza at 516-978-2305 or Patty Orzano at 516-541-1443.

Friday, August 23

Property Tax Exemption Workshop

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Nassau County Legislator Mike Venditto will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop from 1 to 3 pm at the Massapequa Library, 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park. Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be equipped with computers linked to the county’s database, and property tax exemption applications for Basic STAR, Enhanced STAR, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, veterans, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians will be processed. Tax exemption specialists will also provide assistance and answer any questions residents have about these exemptions. Homeowners who will be filing for an exemption should bring copies of any documentation that is required for the property tax exemption, including proof of age, proof of residency and proof of income. A complete list of required documentation can be obtained on-line at or by calling 516-571-1500. For more information about the August 23rd Property Tax Exemption Workshop at the Massapequa Library, please call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.

Tuesday, August 27

Teen Summer Reading Last Chance Book Discussion    

The Massapequa Public Library hosts a meeting to discuss required titles from the 7th and 8th grade Massapequa Public Schools list of summer reading. Discussions will cover Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick for 7th graders and Nothing But the Truth by Avi for 8th graders. Library hosts will also answer the questions on students’ summer reading forms so assignments can be completed. Pizza and refreshments will be served. The book discussion will be held in the Bar Harbour Children’s Room, at 40 Harbor Lane, from 1 until 2:15 p.m. For more information, contact Peter Cirona at 516-799-0770 ext. 305 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday, September 6

Blood Donations

Donate at the Massapequa Presbyterian Community Church, 150 Pittsburgh Ave., on Friday, September 6 from 4 p.m. until 8:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome or call 347-865-4000 for an appointment to reduce wait time. Ask about the Alyx Component Collection System that uses a smaller needle and donates twice as many red blood cells. There is no substitute for human blood.   

Saturday, September 7


Adopt-A-Battalion is hosting it’s first annual “Support Our Troops” dinner on September 7 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Island Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 East Gate Rd. in Massapequa Park. Each ticket is $35 and includes dinner, refreshments including beer and wine as well as dessert. Reserve early by calling Dick at 516-359-9371 or Rich at 516-318-6829. Adopt-A-Battalion is a 100 percent volunteer based, non-profit organization.

Friday, September 20


The Long Island NAIM Widow and Widowers dance will be held on Sept. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Massapequa Elks, 2162 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa. All are welcome, cost is $14. DJ Ray will be playing the music. Call Maureen for information 516-781-4763.