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Lit Comes Alive With American Girl Fashion

Tickets are now on sale for Our Lady of Mercy’s American Girl Fashion Show® that will take place at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, Oct. 18  to Oct. 20. Fashion show tickets are $37 and can be purchased online at www.americangirlfashionshows.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

A total of four two-hour fashion shows will be held highlighting the American Girl historical characters and their individual stories, as well as showcasing contemporary fashions.  Each fashion show will include tea-party style refreshments, raffles, souvenirs, and door prizes.  Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to benefit Our Lady of Mercy School.

Last year’s American Girl Fashion show hosted by Our Lady of Mercy was a tremendous success raising over $24,000 for Our Lady of Mercy School with over 800 people from all over long island attending the event. “The gym was transformed and the decorations were wonderful!” said one attendee from Bethpage, “and the food was delicious!”

This year’s fashion shows will once again feature local girls from the community modeling American Girl Fashions on loan to Our Lady of Mercy from American Girl Programs, Inc. Our Lady of Mercy is having a “model search” for girls who are either size 6x or 10 to model during the shows   If you would like information about modeling, please see the fashion show website,  www.americangirlfashionshows.com.

American Girl Dolls are a contemporary phenomenon that teaches young girls about periods in American history by telling the stories from the perspective of young girls living in that time period.  The American Girl stories cover topics such as poverty, racism, and war, and present these topics in way that young girls can understand.  Each American Girl Doll comes with its own line of clothing, accessories, and storybooks.

For more information contact Christine Mace at 516-433-7040.

News

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently announced that the annual “1863 Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors to Old Bethpage Village, the re-created mid-19th Century village, will be able to enjoy the sights and aromas of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving including decorated pumpkin pies baked in a beehive oven and turkey roasted over an open fire. In addition, each afternoon, traditional fiddle music will be played, and children’s stories will be read several times each day.

A little bit of Hollywood has come to Plainview. The Loft Sound Studio, a Plainview-based vocal and performance training facility, is the creation of lifelong music artists Donnie Klang and Matthew LaPorte. The duo says that they draw upon their personal experience of the ups and downs of the recording industry to give kids today the chance to be superstars.

“Essentially, we’re looking for the next Justin Bieber, someone we can train and teach them how to really become an artist, put them on YouTube and hope they really blow up,” said LaPorte. “If they do, through our connections that we made while we were in the music industry the past 15 years, we would try and get them a record deal.”


Calendar

Concert Performance

Friday, November 21

Craft Barn Open House

Saturday, November 22

8th Annual POB Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 25



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