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Friday, October 1

Fall Festival/Plant Sale

Featuring mums, perennial grasses, blubs, pumpkins, hanging baskets, indoor plants, Bioferm, Black Gold for your garden for sale. Also a gift shop, tea room, attic treasures, garden-related vendors. Free admission. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clark Botanic Garden, 193 IU Willets Rd., Albertson. Call 484-2208. Also on Oct. 2.


Saturday, October 2

Spirituality for Singles

Special presentation. Servants of the Shepherd will perform their music. Mass at 7:30 p.m. in the church followed by music, fellowship, pizza and refreshments in the Upper School cafeteria, St. Aidan’s Church, 505 Willis Ave., Williston Park. $5 donation at the door. Call 746-6585.

Fall Festival

The Washington Street School PTA in Franklin Square is holding its Annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) at the school 760 Washington St. This will be a great family fun day featuring games, prizes, raffles, fun activities, hair braiding, face painting, radio control cars, pumpkins and more. Delicious foods, drinks, snacks and baked goods will also be available. There will be the ever-popular Spook-Walk, a fire truck for children to explore and merchandise and craft vendors. For further information about the festival, vendor spaces or advertising contact Anton or Tina at 326-4901 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Tuesday, October 5

Women’s Wellness Café

Free community education program. An evening dedicated to three health issues of concern to women – Breast Health, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Sleep Disorders. 6 to 8 p.m. at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Blvd., corner of Second St. Attendees are asked to arrive at 5:45 p.m. for registration. Parking and the entrance are available in the rear of the building. Seating is limited. For further information or to reserve a space, call 1-866-946-8476.


Thursday, October 7

Learn What’s New in Arthritis

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perspectives in Health series and the LI Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will co-sponsor this free program at 7 p.m. at Winthrop’s Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Blvd., corner of Second St. Physicians from Winthrop’s Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease will discuss modern drug therapies and other treatments for arthritis. A question and answer period will follow the lecture. Attendees are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. for registration. Parking and the entrance are available in the rear of the building. Seating is limited. To reserve a space, call 663-8300.


Sunday October 17

Westbury Friends School Admissions Open House

Nursery through Grade 5. Come for a tour of the campus, a brief presentation and some “apple fun.” 1 p.m. Rain or shine. 550 Post Ave., Westbury, corner of Post Ave. and Jericho Tpke. No RSVP necessary, but you can call 333-3178 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.


Ongoing Event

Giant Pumpkin Sale

Through Oct. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Church of East Williston, 45 E. Williston Ave., East Williston. Enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs on the weekends and old fashioned cider, caramel apples, homemade baked goods and mums every day. Prizes will be awarded for guessing the Big Pumpkin’s weight. Half the proceeds from the sales will help the Youth Group’s project to build homes for Habitat for Humanity during their winter break. Call 742-9690. Music by local band FiveStone on Oct. 16.


Weekly Events

•Boy Scout Troop 200 of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

•Mineola Choral Society meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in Mineola High School, Armstrong Rd., Garden City Park. New voices are welcome. For more information call 294-1175.

•Nassau Chess Club meets each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola, First and Main Sts. For more information call 631-218-4440.

•Kiwanis Club of County Seat Mineola meets Mondays at 8 a.m. at Ihop, corners of Willis and Hillside Aves. For more information, call President Harry Peters at 741-1050. Interested prospective members are welcome to join us for complimentary breakfast any Monday.

•Boy Scout Troop 45 of Mineola meets every Tuesday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mineola located at First and Main Sts. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

•Leisure Club of Mineola meets Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, Washington Ave. For more information, call 741-8747.

•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. In the  tradition and mission of the Irish American Society we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.

•LI Singers meets every Tuesday at the Unitarian Church, 42 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset at 8 p.m. For more information call 676-1879.

•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.

•Storytime every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Borders, 1260 Old Country Rd., Westbury. Call 683-8700. Stop by the Children’s Room for a cornucopia of stories and fun.

•Chemical Dependency Lecture Series. Seafield Outpatient Services, 110 Main St., is offering a free, informative discussion series on Chemical Dependency and the Effects on the Family. It is held every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 747-5644.

•Relapse Prevention Support Groups are held by the LI Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in its Williston Park Office, 207 Hillside Ave. Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Aftercare and support following substance abuse treatment is an essential part of maintaining sobriety and creating a strong foundation for recovery. Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Call Jeffrey L. Reynolds 747-2606, ext. 12 or Steve Chassman, ext. 17.

•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 Temple Emanuel, Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park at 8 p.m. For more information call the 24-hour hotline 631-321-2883.

•Nimble Fingers Meeting. Looking to make some new sewing friends? Come and join us at the Mineola Community Center. We are a small group of ladies who just love to sew, quilt, and share ideas. Everyone creates their own projects, be it a small wall hanger or a queen-sized quilt. We meet every Thursday at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To join our group, call Anna Spatola (484-7226) or just drop by with your lunch and needles.

•Mineola Golden Age Club meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave.

•LI Chess Nuts meets at 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City, Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for K to 3rd grade; and Fridays from 4:30 to 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.

•Children’s Storytime at 11 a.m. Fridays at Borders, 1260 Old Country Rd., Westbury. Call 683-8700.

•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.

•Bingo every Friday (except August). Games begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School, 101 Maple Ave., Westbury. Two “Share the Wealth” Games are offered, a $500 and a $1000 Jackpot as well as Progressive Bingo. Other weekly events include Bell Jars and 50/50 Raffles. Food and drinks are available in the kitchen. Call 334-0021, ext. 145.


Monthly Events

•Write On! Writing Workshop hosted by Marvin Illman on the first and third Mondays of each month. Sharpen your skills on paper whether you want to write creatively, professionally or personally. 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.

•American Legion Post #349 meets on the first Monday of each month (except holiday weekends) at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center in the Mineola Village Hall, Washington Ave. Call 747-4791 or 747-5901 for more information.

•AARP #1868 Williston Area meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the East Williston Community Church, corner of Hillside Ave. and Roslyn Rd. Coffee and cake following meeting. New members welcome. Call 742-0465 for more information.

•Look Good...Feel Better sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.

•Mineola Memorial Unit 349 American Legion Auxiliary meets on the third Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at 6 Hampton St. The auxiliary does not meet during the summer months. Call Ann Vaz 747-3907.

•Mineola Historical Society meets the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 211 Westbury Ave. All are welcome.

•Sci-Fi Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Borders, 1260 Old Country Rd., Westbury. Call 683-8700.

•Mineola Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Piccola Bussola, 159 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. All welcome, need not be a member to participate. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Cost $20 which includes a full dinner. Call 248-1700.

•Irish American Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-9392.

•Catholic War Veterans #1949 meets every third Tuesday at Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. Info: 662-5576, William Kessler, Post Commander. There will be a fundraiser on Nov. 6.

•Italian American Civic Association general membership meeting at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the group’s clubhouse, 117 Jericho Tpke., Mineola. There is a Bocce Court, pool, tennis and soccer tables and there are club parties, barbeques, picnics and a great Christmas party. Interested and prospective members welcome. For more information, call 746-9699.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays, September through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit www.gardencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.

•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Road in Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.

•Well Spouse Association for well spouses or partners of the chronically disabled. When one is sick…two need help. Is your spouse ill? Are you feeling the stress of being a caregiver? Do you feel lonely, angry, sad, guilty, frustrated, desperate? Have your friends deserted you? Would you like to share emotional problems and coping skills with others who walk in your shoes? If your answer is yes, join a group of people in similar situations. Share feelings, experiences and helpful ideas. Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Rd. (corner of Searingtown Rd.), Albertson. Call Betsey Budne-Finnel 482-6574 or Rose Packard 829-8740 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .