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Long Island Fair
Thursday, September 27

DontMoveAway Social
Wednesday, October 3

Westbury Class Reunion
Saturday, October 13


Thursday, September 27

Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair begins Thursday, Sept. 27 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Corn husking contests, farm animals, games, crafts, vegetables, flower sales, and more. Visit www.lifair.org or call 516-572-8416 for more information. Fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 30.


Saturday, September 29

St. Margaret’s Fall Festival And Flea Market

Quality vendors, seasonal plants and decor, food, baked goods, handcrafts, raffle baskets, community raffles and grand prizes. Family fun and something for everyone. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Rain date: Sept. 30. For more information call 516-692-5268 or visit: www.stmargaret­episcopal.com.


Wednesday, October 3

DontMoveAway Social

DontMoveAway will host a free social evening of bridge, canasta, checkers, chess, scrabble, or just sitting and talking with friends and neighbors at 7:30 p.m. at Wheatley School Library, 11 Bacon Rd., Westbury. This social evening is part of the regular DontMoveAway schedule of activities for seniors. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 516-621-4465 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sunday, October 7

North Shore Land Alliance Fall Walk

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalist Peter Martin for an early fall stroll at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick at 2 p.m. Experience the wonder of early autumn foliage and fall migrating birds with Peter at this magnificent 52-acre former landfill. Bring the kids. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, October 13

Westbury Class Reunion

The Westbury Alumni from the classes of 1981 to 1985 are preparing for a class reunion. The reunion will be the first organized reunion for some of the classes. The event will take place at Verdi’s of Westbury, with music by Westbury’s own Greg Royal of Music Mind from the class of 1980. For further information visit: www.westburyclassreunion.webs.com.

Westbury Friends School Open House And Fair

Westbury Friends School open house and Quaker fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free children’s activities and face painting, book sale, attic treasures, baked goods and lunch. Live music by the Long Island Traditional Music Association. Campus tours conducted every hour on the hour, and information about Westbury Friend School available. Located at 550 Post Avenue. Call 516-333-3178 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.


Saturday, October 27

Westbury United Methodist Women Bazaar

The WUMW are hosting a fall bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 265 Asbury Ave. in Westbury. Call 516-333-0874 for more information.

Hospice Care Network’s Crystal Ball Gala

“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Hicks Nurseries Fall Festival

Hicks Nurseries is offering fun activities for families from September 15 through October 31. Hicks Nurseries, Long Island’s largest garden nursery (established by the Hicks family in 1853), is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066 or visit www.hicksnurseries.com; www.facebook.com/hicksnurseries. The nursery is handicap accessible throughout.

•Otto the Ghost returns in the free animated story “Otto’s Crows Woes” where Otto aids his friends the scarecrow and the witch in saving their fall harvest of corn and pumpkins from the hungry crows. Glowing scenes and special effects make the show visually exciting and visitors are asked to be helpful like Otto by donating non perishable food items to support the efforts of Long Island Cares.

•The weekends are packed with activities that include real live farm animals to visit (free) plus Otto’s Hay Ride and homemade fudge, fresh cider and roasted corn. To decorate the home there will be hay bales, corn stalks, gourds and lots of pumpkins for sale.

•Decorate Otto’s Krispie House. Children are invited to turn a house made out of rice krispies into a home for Otto the Ghost. Hicks will supply the house and all of the candy and icing. The house, which measures 7 inches by 8 inches, is edible. On Oct. 23, 24 and 25 at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $12 plus tax per child. 


•Children’s Pumpkin Decorating Workshop. Children are invited to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween with paints and other fall-themed accessories, all supplied by the nursery. On Oct. 16, 17 and 18 at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $8 plus tax per child.

•The store is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Fridays.

Special children’s workshops are offered during the week. Reservations can be made by calling 516-334-0066.


Ongoing Events

St. Brigid’s Attic Thrift Shop

The Attic Thrift Shop (178 Post Ave., Westbury), which helps to support St. Brigid’s Outreach Program, is seeking donations of gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Donations of household items including bedding, cookware, dishes, flatware, lamps, pictures, decorative household items and bric-a-brac also accepted. Only small furniture items can be accepted. Call if you have a question about a donation you would like to make. The thrift shop can always use additional volunteers. If interested in volunteering on Fridays call Sheila Leonard 333-5969.

Furniture Needed

The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City, is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc....it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture, and show it to Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.


Weekly Events

•Rotary Club Of Westbury-Carle Place meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 369 Old Country Rd., Carle Place.

•The Nassau Mid-Island Chapter Of The Barbershop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St., Westbury. Call 378-5137 or www.longislandharmonizers.org.

•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.

•Kiwanis Club Of New Cassel meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvest Diner, 841 Old Country Rd., Westbury. For further information call President Vashmir Pascal –Turner 631-827-9878. The club is a service organization for the New Cassel/Westbury area and is seeking members in order to continue serving the neighborhood. Come join us anytime to meet with our great team. Call Fred Meeks 516-334-8264 or check out www.NewCasselKiwanis.org for more information.

•Carle Place Senior Citizens meet each Tuesday at Charles Fuschillo Park, Carle Rd. and Broadmoor Ln., Carle Place. Coffee and cake is served at noon. Meetings start at 1 p.m. Call John T. Heslin 997-7271.

•Carle Place Homemakers Chapter. The group knits, crochets, quilts, makes jewelry and more. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the south cafeteria of the Carle Place High School, Cherry Ln., Carle Place. Business meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Call 334-7762.

•Sanaa Movement Open House every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westbury United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury. Visual and performing arts for youth. Adult dance classes available. Lyrical jazz, drama, African, ballet, personal devotion through dance, liturgical dance, writing workshops, art classes and more. Call Robin Marshall 680-4671. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Clutterers Anonymous, a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury. No dues or fees. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call (866) 800-3881 or visit www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

•The Exodus Experience. Join Rabbi Michael Stanger at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, 21 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, as he explores and interprets the Book of Exodus each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. This course is free of charge and part of a continuing series. Call 333-7977, ext. 10 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Westbury Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Friday at 3:30 p.m. sharp in the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury. For further information, call Alverna Lewis 997-6529.

•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.

•Al-Anon And Alateen host weekly meetings all throughout Nassau County. For more information, visit www.alanon-nassau-ny.org.


Monthly Events

•Unified Civic Association Of New Cassel meets the second Monday of every month at the Westbury Middle School. For further information. Call Mr. Neal at 333-2505.

•The National Council Of Negro Women, LI Cross County Section meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave., Westbury. For information call Johnnie Walker at 997-5352.

•Westbury Carle Place Chamber Of Commerce Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 516-997-3966 or visit www.wcpchamber.com.

•Cpl. James F. Walsh VFW Post #945, Westbury, meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Call 334-7925.

•Donatello Lodge #2559 Order Sons Of Italy In America meets on the first Wednesday of every month promptly at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, Post Ave. For further information, call Patricia Diglio at 334-1325.

•Councilman Charles J. Fuschillo Republican Club meeting at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Ave. The club is the Republican Club for the Westbury Republican Committee, covering the Westbury, Carle Place and Old Westbury communities. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month. Contact Frank Moroney 334-5800.

•New Cassel American Legion Post #1851 meets each third Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the post, 887 Prospect Ave. (at Hopper St.). For more information, call 334-9364.

•Omega Psi Phi Fraternity meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Westbury Recreation Center at 8 p.m.

•Westbury Knights Of Columbus Council #1012 meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. in the lower level of Our Lady of Hope RC Church, Cherry Ln. and Broadway, Carle Place. Call Grand Knight Will Baker at 917-549-3845.

•Carle Place American Legion Post #1718. Led by Commander Al Piscitelli, meets on the second Friday of each month at 8 p.m. at 252 Rushmore Ave., Carle Place. Call 334-6603.

•Pi Pi Omega Chapter Of Alpha Kappa Alpha meets every second Saturday of the month at Westbury Community Center. The executive meeting is at noon. The chapter meeting is at 2 p.m.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


Columns

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