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Friday, September 27

Teacher Appreciation Day

Massapequa Girls Varsity Volleyball team annually honors teh district teachers with a celebratory volleyball match. Each player pays tribute to a teacher by recognizing the hard work and effort that is put into their profession every day. This year, Massapequa honors its teachers during a match against Port Washington at 4:45 p.m. at Massapequa High School.

Earth Diet Cooking Class

Author, speaker and health advocate Liana Werner-Gray comes to Organic Corner, 37 Broadway, for a raw food cooking class Sept. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. where she will be teaching visitors how to make raw breakfast (chia seed cereal), lunch (weight loss salad), dinner (spaghetti using zucchini) and dessert (chocolate balls). She will also answer any questions people have about losing weight, treating acne and other skin issues, and even how one can fight cancer and diabetes with diet. Come hungry, as all the food prepared will be available for eating. For more information on Werner-Gray, check out www.theearthdiet.org and www.organiccornerny.com. Tickets for Werner-Gray’s raw food class cost $29, but space is limited so call 516-798-5670 to reserve a spot.

Art Show Closing

A night of acoustic music comes to Massapequa at Studio 5404, 5404 Merrick Rd., as the art space presents original songs by Robinson Treacher and Scott Krokoff at the closing of the studio’s current show, “A Brush With Sandy.” Profits from sales will go toward Superstorm Sandy relief. Refreshments will be served and there is a suggested donation of $5. For more information 631-748-4196 or email Lori Horowitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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.

Owl Exhibit

Whooo’s That Owl Exhibit at Tackapausha Museum on Sept. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. Meet live owls up close and have all of your questions answered. Call 516-571-7443 for information.

Cruise To The Car Show

Nassau County’s 4th Annual Cruise to the Show car parade, car show and auction on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at Eisenhower Park. Parade and car show begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Briarcliffe College, cruising to Eisenhower Park for car display and judging with live music, food and entertainment for the whole family. Visit: www.cruisetotheshow.com or call 516-315-6397 for information.

Special Olympics Fall Classic

The Special Olympics of New York will hold its annual Fall Classic on Sept. 28 at Cantiague Park. Participant registration was due by Sept. 13. Volunteers needed. Sports include: softball, soccer, cross country, golf and bocce. Visit www.nyso.org for information.


Tuesday, October 1

Blood Drive

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 15 in Massapequa and the Marine Corp. Sunrise Detachment are holding their Blood Drive at the Marine Corp Hall, 99 New York Ave., at 3 p.m.


Wednesday, October 2

The Titan Symphony of Gustav Mahler

LIU Post Associate Professor of Music Mark Shapiro applies the fresh lens of cognitive musicology to individual pieces. Speaking from the piano, while eliciting a characterisitically lively give-and-take from the audience, Dr. Shapiro will engage you in a musical conversation that will permanently transform your way of experiencing and understanding what you hear, leading you to a powerfully direct emotional connection with the world’s greatest music. No prior experience required. All experience levels welcome. Dr. Shapiro is a highly regarded conductor of orchestras, operas, and choral works, who has recently been appointed Music Director of the Prince Edward Island Symphony. Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 1-3 p.m. $25


Thursday, October 3

Oktoberfest

County’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park. Enjoy live music, German food, beer and more on Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Call 516-572-0200 for information.


Wednesday, October 16

Halloween Party

Annual Haunted Halloween party on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Tackapausha Museum. Enjoy animal presentations, crafts, games. Costumes are encouraged. Call 516-571-7443 for information.


Saturday, October 19

Haunted Halloween Celebration

Haunted Halloween at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19-20, 26-27. Includes a monster scavenger hunt, tales from the grave digger, pumpkin carving demonstrations, tarot card readings, broom making for witches, and more. Call 516-572-8400 for information.

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match

Step back into the later 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19. Call 516-572-8400 for information.


Tuesday, October 22

Golf Classic

County’s 2nd Annual Fall Golf Classic at Eisenhower Park. Participants treated to giveaways, prizes, raffles, and a catered lunch. Registration began on June 1. Call 516-572-0328 for information.


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.