Boy Scout Troop 45 of Mineola will be collecting food for the poor. Donations may be dropped off at our Weekly Scout meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 25 between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola at First and Main Streets (across from the post office).
The Mineola High School Class of 1987 will be celebrating its 10-year reunion at the New Hyde Park Inn (Jericho Tpke. - New Hyde Park) on Saturday, Nov. 29. The cost is $60 per person. If you haven't received a notice of the reunion in the mail, or would like to contact the committee to participate in planning, please contact either Constantine Malaxos (742-2930) or Bonnie L. Santosus (747-0383).
The Mineola Choral Society is celebrating its 50th musical year starting in September. We are looking for former members, accompanists and directors for our gala reunion in May 1998. Please contact Beth Nilsen at (718) 470-1757 for more information.
1997 Annual Christmas Fair of the Hillside United Methodist Church, 2801 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park between (Marcus and Herricks) will be held on Friday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make reservations by Nov. 19 for the ham dinner that will be available on Friday.
The MAA's Mineola Reds Travel Baseball team is looking for players interested in playing Federation Amateur Baseball. This team will play approximately 40 games starting June 1. Anyone interested between the ages of 15 and 16 can call 877-2542. Please leave your name, address and telephone number and someone will get back to you.
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The North Side PTO will hold its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. in the North Side Cafeteria.
We Are Mineola Gala Dinner
The "We Are Mineola Gala Dinner" will be held at the Jericho Terrace from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. A full Thanksgiving Dinner will be served. There will be a 19 piece band with dancing and the promise of a most enjoyable evening. Call Mineola Chamber of Commerce President Teri Ranfone at 877-1000 as soon as possible as only a few seats are left.
The Mineola District Council of PTAs will hold the second workshop on safety related issues for girls grades six to eight. Officer Susan Haley of Nassau County Community Projects Bureau will conduct this informative workshop at Mineola Middle School, 200 Emory Road starting at 7:30 p.m. Parents and guardians are requested to attend and participate so the girls and parents can share and discuss the information at home.
Cathedral Women, Cathedral of the Incarnation are sponsoring a Magical Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Cathedral House, 50 Cathedral Ave. in Garden City. There will be traditional crafts, "white elephants," Teddy Bears in all manner of dress, soft dolls, doll houses and more. The public is invited.
The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens, Inc. is pleased to announce their annual Thanksgiving Dance to be held at the Irish Center, 297 Willis Ave. in Mineola at 9:30 p.m. There is a $10 donation. Music by the very popular Richie O'Shea. Martin and Trish Hillery are chairing this event. For more information call the center between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 746-9392 or 742-8080.
The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, on the corner of Jefferson and Willis Avenues in Mineola will have a Holiday market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving and Christmas items made by the members will be on sale at a Country Kitchen, Christmas Dove Gift Shop, various booths and more. Lunch will be served.
50s Doo Wop Dance and Fund Raiser
The Knights of Columbus present Tony Anthony's 50s Doo Wop Dance and Show Fund Raiser at 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. The show features the Capris and MoonLight Serenade. Proceeds will be donated to Heartsong Inc. Music & Art Therapy Program for Children with Disabilities. Donations are $18 per ticket. For additional information and tickets call 352-3919.
The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens will hold its fourteenth annual Thanksgiving Dance in aid of St. Patrick Fathers Missions at 9:30 p.m. Music will be by Carl Corcoran and his band. Donation is $12.50 and includes tea, coffee and soda bread. All proceeds go in aid of foreign missions. Call Chairman Denis O'Sullivan at 742-3271, Co-Chair Hugh Smith at 328-8015 or St. Patrick Fathers at (201) 943-6575.
Smoking Cessation Workshop
A Smoking Cessation Workshop sponsored by the American Heart Association with a certified instructor will start Dec. 1 for five sessions from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Mineola Heart Office, 365 Willis Ave. Call 741-5522 And ask for Sue to enroll.
Breakfast with Santa
Noah's Ark Early Childhood Education Center at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, on the corner of Jefferson and Willis Avenues in Mineola, will sponsor "Breakfast with Santa" from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Tickets are $4 each and must be purchased in advance. There will be raffle tickets for $1. Call 746-3842 for more information.
The Floral Park United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave., will hold a thrift shop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Housewares, clothing, bric-a-brac and collectibles will be available. Call 354-4969 for more information.
Vitamins: Fact vs Fiction
"Vitamins: Fact vs Fiction," one of the free monthly programs in the health Update for Seniors and Their Families series will be presented by Winthrop-University Hospital's Division of Geriatrics and RISE (Referral, Information and Support-services for the Elderly). Brian Malone, Registered Pharmacist will speak. The program will take place at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave.. in Mineola. Snacks and blood pressure screenings are available from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The lecture runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 663-3916 to reserve your space.
Holiday Flea Market
Jackson Ave. PTA will host its first annual holiday flea market from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jackson Avenue School. Items such as attic treasures, old jewelry, toys, games, clothing, hand made items, novelty candles, etc. will be available. Call Eileen Canning at 746-5551 or Bonnie Olsen for more information.
The CW Post Madrigal Singers will perform a Christmas Concert at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour on the corner of Jefferson and Willis Avenues in Mineola at 7:30 p.m. They will be performing in costumes of the Renaissance Era under the direction of Professor Walter Klauss. Reserve tickets, $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12, by calling 746-3842.
Christmas with The Nassau Pops
The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Louis Panacciulli is pleased to announce its Holiday Concert schedule. They will perform the classical Messiah and Nutcracker to the sing-a-long of Christmas favorites. The performance will be with the St. John's University Mixed Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, St. John's University, Union and Utopia Parkways in Jamaica, NY. For tickets call (718) 990-6365.
Christmas with The Nassau Pops
The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Louis Panacciulli is pleased to announce its Holiday Concert schedule. They will perform the classical Messiah and Nutcracker to the sing-a-long of Christmas favorites. The performance will be with the Mineola Choral Society at 3 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, the corner of Willis and Garfield Avenues in Mineola. Admission is free. Call 565-0646 for more information.
The Albany Berkshire Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at Westbury High School in Old Westbury at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and will feature Melissa Beck, Danielle beck, Linsay Herlihy, June Redmond, Marianna Campanate, Bethanne Bartscherer and Natalie Monroe all of Mineola. For tickets call 358-5124.
American Legion Post No. 349 meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 94 Second St., Mineola. The Mineola Memorial Unit 349 American Legion Auxiliary meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the same location. The auxiliary does not meet during summer months. Call 747-4791 or 747-5901 for more information.
Bereavement Group for Widows and Widowers hosted by Corpus Christi Church Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Outreach Office, 155 Garfield Avenue. Please call 248-4858 for more information.
Boy Scout Troop 45 of Mineola meets every Tuesday evening between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola located at First and Main Streets. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:45 p.m. Meetings are held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. For more information, call 735-1801.
Cancer Care of Long Island holds a support group for cancer patients in their 20s and 30s. Meetings are held weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7 p.m. in Cancer Care's Woodbury Office, 20 Crossways Park North. Pre-registration is required. For more information call Margaret Burke, CSW, 364-8130.
The Eating Disorder Council of Long Island holds a support group for anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. The group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month in the Breed Conference Room, Winthrop-University Hospital. Call 962-2778 for more information.
FEMALE, Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge, meets at the Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.
The Gam-Anon Support Group holds an anonymous meeting for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends of those whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Held on Thursdays at the New Hyde Park Jewish Center, 100 Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park at 8 p.m. For more information call the 24 hour hotline 321-2883.
The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Mineola-Hempstead Lodge No. 125, meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at 236 Willis Ave., Mineola.
The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. For more information, call 746-9392.
The Italian American Civic Association holds a general membership meeting at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the group's clubhouse, 117 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. For more information, call 742-3323.
The Kiwanis Club of Mineola holds meetings on Tuesdays at the Davenport Press Restaurant, 70 Main St., Mineola. For time and more information, call 747-8222.
Knights of Columbus, Corpus Christi Council No. 2502, Grand Knight John Mulrooney. Meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 8 p.m. The group's hall is located at 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. For more information, call 746-8643.
The Leisure Club of Mineola, Inc. meets Tuesdays from noon-4 p.m. at the Mineola Recreation Center, Washington Avenue. For more information, call 747-8656.
Long Island Chess Nuts, meets at 38 Old Country Road in Garden City Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for K-3rd grade; and Fridays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for fourth grade and up. Optional lessons for beginners and advanced players available at 4 and 5:30 p.m. For more information call Margarita Lanides at 739-3907.
Long Island Singers, meets every Tuesday at the Unitarian Church, 42 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset at 8 p.m. For more information call 676-1879.
The Mineola AARP Chapter #4202 meets every fourth Wednesday of each month at the new Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave. Coffee hour begins at 9:30 a.m. and the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. Call 742-0115 for more information.
The Mineola Athletic Association, President Ken Weiss, meets every Thursday. General membership meets every third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. For more information call 877-2542.
The Mineola Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at La Cisterna Restaurant, 109 Mineola Blvd., Mineola. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call 294-8822.
The Mineola Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, meets every first and third Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall located at 236 Willis Ave., Call 931-4822 for more information.
The Mineola Golden Age Club, Inc. meets each Monday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. for arts and crafts and the men's club. Regular meetings for social activities, trips and speakers are held each Thursday from noon-4 p.m. All meetings are held at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Avenue. For more information, call 741-6046.
The Mineola Masons Lodge 985 F & AM meets every first and third Monday at 8 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall located at 236 Willis Ave. Call 742-4599 for more information.
The Nassau Chess Club meets each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola, First and Main Streets. For more information, call Harold Stenzel at 354-7856.
PACE, Parent And Child Education, meets at 259 Mineola Boulevard, Suite 203. PACE is an education program for parents of children birth through adolescence. Each PACE class is led by Parent Educator Carmela Bernacchio. Please call 294-PACE for more information.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mineola Post No. 1305, meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. Meetings are held at 94 Second St., Mineola. Call 742-3456 for more information.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5253, meets every second and fourth Wednesday (only on second Wednesday in summer, Nov. and Dec.) of the month at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Road in Albertson. The auxiliary holds their meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. For more information call 746-9676.
Is your community group represented here? If not, and if you have a regular meeting schedule, please call the Mineola American at 747-8282 to be included in the calendar.