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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. 

Friday, September 6

A Brush With Sandy

Studio 5404 Art Space presents “A Brush With Sandy,” a juried art show representing artwork inspired by Superstorm Sandy at 5404 Merrick Rd, at 7:30 p.m. Profits from sales will go towards Sandy relief. Poetry readings by Bards Initiative publication, “Songs of Sandy” and poet laureate Ed Stever. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donations of $5. The exhibit will show through September 30. For more information, call Lori Horowitz at 631-748-4196 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Monday, September 9


Get your blood pumping at the Massapequa Public Library at 40 Harbor Lane for an evening of aerobics with Lois Gaiti from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn movements to improve cardiovascular efficiency, increase your flexibility and tone your body. Registration and fee required. (Payments over $25 must be by check only) Register at the Circulation Desk. Call 516-799-0770 for more information.

Sunday, September 15

Rally Day Carnival

The First Presbyterian Church of Levittown welcomes families from across Nassau County to a fun and free day of activities including clowns, balloon animals, food, games, face painting, community tables, children’s vendors and a DJ from noon until 3 p.m. on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown, 474 Wantagh Ave. For more information, call 516-731-3808.

Wednesday, September 18

Affordable Care Act Seminar

Presented by the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, will be presented by 2nd VP Gary Slavin, Met Life Financial Planner/CLU and 1st VP Sue Martin, CPA. All employers are encouraged to attend. Items for discussion will include mandated tax forms, possible penalties and the NYS Health Exchange. The event will be held at The Bristal of Massapequa, 400 County Line Rd., from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. RSVP by Tuesday, September 10 by calling the Chamber office at 516-541-1443 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, September 19

Retirement Investing

At the Massapequa Public Library from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., 40 Harbor Lane, this seminar geared for investors 5 to 15 years from retirement, shows how to take inventory of current assets and determine how much income is needed during retirement. How to structure retirement plan distributions to bet suit personal needs will also be covered. Call 516-799-0700 for more information.

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.

Saturday, September 28

Raising Financially Responsible Children

At the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane. During this educational, family-oriented workshop, learn helpful tips on ways to reach children about
money. Learn age-appropriate ways to help children earn and appreciate their allowance; develop good savings and investing habits; know the difference between wants and needs; become disciplined shoppers; and much more. All attendees will receive a complimentary workbook with exercises to reinforce what is learned during the workshop. Pre-registration required. For information, contact Judy Brower at 516-799-0770.

Saturday, November 2

The Rundead

Special Olympics New York presents this fun way to raise money for a good cause. The Rundead is a 5k trail run through Brady Park in Massapequa Park starting at 8:30 a.m. where runners must escape hungry zombies. Each runner will start off with a flag belt and three flags. These flags represent your lifelines. Zombies throughout the course will be attempting to take these one at a time. If you lose all three, your dead and the zombies have won. Health stations will be scattered throughout the course. If you choose to make a stop and receive a time penalty, you can gain another lifeline. Use speed, strategy… whatever it takes to keep your flags. If you finish the race with at least one, you have survived. If zombies have taken all your flags you can complete the race but you wont be eligible for awards. Join up for this wild new event. You can sign up as a zombie or a runner, so there’s something for everyone. Log onto 2013rUNDEAD.kintera.orgt/BradyPark to register.