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 Oliver – Saturday, June 13

Flag Retirement Ceremony – Sunday, June 14

Gregorian Festival – Thursday, June 18

Saturday, June 13

Community Health and Wellness Fair

Hosted by Christ Assembly of God, at 120 Floral Pky., from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of activities including free screenings, health education, booths, etc., are planned. The event is free and open to the public.

Community Health and Wellness Fair

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ Assembly of God Church, 120 Floral Pky. Attendees will get the chance to meet health care professionals, ask questions, participate in free medical screenings and attend health education classes. There will be events for kids and adults alike. There will also be health education classes on heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and breast health. Registration is required to attend the classes. There will be a blood drive during the health fair also. For more information, call Adrin 746-3678 or Mini 718-465-2272 or visit www.lihealthfair.com.

Oliver

Theatre Box of Floral Park, United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park, presents the Dickens of a musical Oliver by Lionel Bart. Oliver is based on the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist and tells the story of a poor innocent orphan in Victorian England who unwittingly becomes part of a gang of pickpockets led by The Artful Dodger and the cunning Fagin. It’s a story of great drama set to some of the finest Broadway tunes of all time including Food, Glorious Food, As Long As He Needs Me, Where is Love and Consider Yourself. Tickets are $12 adults/ $10 seniors; $5 students. Show times are June 13 at 8 p.m. and June 14 at 2 p.m. The June 7 matinee will be preceded by a 12:30 p.m. dinner (tickets $22). For reservations and information call 718-631-2519 or send an e-mail to info@theatrebox.org.


Sunday, June 14

Flag Retirement Ceremony

The Floral Park American Legion will sponsor a flag retirement ceremony to dispose of faded, worn and torn American flags on Flag Day, June 14, at the parking lot between the Public Works Building and the Recreation Pool Building at 7 p.m. Local residents are invited to bring flags to the ceremony to be retired with appropriate solemnity. Burning the American flag in a formal ceremony is the only legal way to dispose of an American flag. Flags may also be deposited in the drop box in front of the American Legion Post on Elizabeth Street, opposite John Lewis Childs School. Commander Joseph Reale will lead the ceremonies, assisted by Sergeant-at-Arms Ed LaChapelle and American Legion Post members. The Floral Park Fire Department and Floral Park Public Works Department will also provide assistance.


Monday, June 15

AARP Floral Park Chapter 5224

Annual installation of officers luncheon at the Swan Club overlooking Roslyn Harbor, Glenwood Rd. and Scudder’s Ln. Roslyn, from noon to 3 p.m. Menu: seasonal melon with fresh fruit, tri-color garden salad with vinaigrette dressing, choice of entrees: sliced filet mignon with mushroom gravy, salmon or chicken francaise, string beans and mashed potatoes. Dessert: ice cream éclair, cake. coffee –tea. The cost is $35. Make check payable to Floral Park AARP Chapter 5224. For reservations call Virginia Pinto 775-3025.

Landmarks Preservation Commission

Town of North Hempstead Landmarks Preservation Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room on the second floor of North Hempstead Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd, Manhasset. For a copy of the agenda, go to the Historic Landmarks page of www.northhempstead.com.


Thursday, June 18

Gregorian Festival

The 30th Annual Gregorian Festival will be held at St. Gregory the Great, 87th Ave. and Cross Island Pky., Bellerose, through June 28. Live entertainment, delicious international foods, rides, games, music and dancing under the stars. Also games of chance, a nightly 50/50, all in a safe, friendly family environment. Free admission with ample parking. Monday through Saturday 7 to 11 p.m.; Sundays 6 to 10 p.m. Go to www.sgtgfestival.com.


Tuesday, June 23

Sewanhaka Central H.S. District Board of Ed

Regular meeting at Sewanhaka High School, 500 Tulip Ave., Floral Park, at 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that a motion to adjourn to Executive Session will be made immediately after the opening of the public portion of the meeting to discuss matters involving particular personnel and matters within the attorney-client relationship. The regular monthly meeting will convene at 8 p.m. All are invited to attend. Call 488-7738.


Thursday, June 25

Annual Bowl-a-Thon

The 4th Annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser benefiting the programs of Easter Seals New York and hosted by the Century 21 Laffey Associates. Get ready for all-inclusive events for kids and adults alike: video game challenges, a chance to win great prizes like a 22” LCD Flat Screen TV, and the bowling extravaganza. 3 to 9 p.m. at Dave and Busters of Westbury. Help create a brighter tomorrow for all the children and adults who receive Easter Seals services. Visit www.laffey.com and click on the Bowl-a-Thon banner for more information.


Upcoming Events

Local Marines/Families Golf Outing

The 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association will host its third Annual Golf Outing at Eisenhower Park on Aug. 3 to raise funds for the support of local Marine Reservists and their families. Play will take place on the Red and White Courses with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Check in begins at 10 a.m., followed by a barbeque lunch. Play will be followed by a buffet dinner at the Carltun. Proceeds will help the nonprofit organization provide comfort and support to family members of deployed Marines; care packages for those on the frontlines of the War on Terror; and if need be, funds will be used to assist wounded Marines or provide for the survivors of any killed in the line of duty. There are several openings available for foursomes. To register for the event, or learn how you can help, visit the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association online at www.225marines.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and donations of merchandise for raffle will be greatly appreciated. Call 718-309-3986 for more information.

Learn Sign Language

The Mill Neck Foundation for Deaf Ministry Sign Language Camp for Hearing Kids invites children ages 8 to 16 to learn a new language and have fun. Held on the campus of Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, the camp teaches beginning sign language in an enjoyable and unique way. In two sessions (July 13 through 17 and July 20 through 24), campers are divided by age (ages 8 to 12 and 13 to 16). ??Through activities, games and arts and crafts, campers are taught the sign language alphabet and numbers as well as signs for animals, foods, colors and much more. Campers in session one will have basic conversations in sign by the end of the camp and those with a prior knowledge of the language in session two will build on their current skills and focus on conversational sign. At the end of each week, a special presentation will be held for friends and family about what the students learned. Campers eat lunch daily with deaf students and interact with Mill Neck students during games, storytelling and swimming sessions. Classes are led by deaf instructors with hearing teacher assistance. Camp is held from 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m. daily and costs $230 per child (includes lunch and a book, arts and crafts, a notebook, a bag and more). Enrollment is limited. The deadline for enrollment is June 26. Contact Nicole Romano 351-3844 or nromano@millneck.org for more information and/or to enroll your child in camp.

Call For Craft Vendors

Mill Neck Manor is calling for vendors of handmade items for its Annual Fall Harvest Festival, held on Oct. 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A favorite tradition on LI, visitors eagerly await the festival for its crafts, apples, pumpkins, pies and other delicious treats. Country crafts, offering handmade items and holiday gifts, are one of the festival’s main features. If you make or sell crafts and feel that you would be a great addition to the Festival, you are encouraged to apply. Vendors are assigned an outdoor space (10’x10’) with a table and two chairs. All vendors are required to have a tent or canopy; those vendors who do not own a suitable tent may rent one from Mill Neck Manor for a small fee. A nonrefundable fee of $300 will be due once vendors are selected. The deadline to apply is June 26. For more information, or for an application call Roberta Baade 922-4100, ext. 220.


Ongoing

Weekly Events

•Gam-Anon, an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Meets Mondays at the Jewish Community Center of W. Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave., W. Hempstead. For information call 321-2883.

•Triple Bingo every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. You can win up to $3,000.

•The Nassau Mid-Island Chapter of the Barber Shop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. (one block east of Post Ave.; two blocks south of Jericho Tpke.), Westbury. Call George Seelinger 333-0803.

•Bingo. Robert Van Cott American Legion Post #1139, 734 Woodfield Rd., West Hempstead, hosts a weekly Bingo game Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Early bird and game specials.

•Boy Scout Troop 158. Queens Village for boys ages 10 to 18 meets at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 92-10 217th St., Queens Village, every Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Mr. LeVine 1-781-465-5522 or email to Pear1H21@nyc.rr.com.

Monthly Events

•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.

•Stewart Manor Auxiliary Police Unit 105 is currently having an ongoing Recruitment Drive. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at the Village Hall, 120 Covert Ave. (side entrance on Chester Ave.). Those interested should call Deputy Inspector John Egan 573-7521 to find out more.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays 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.

•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•Citizen’s Party of FP meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall. To become a member residents are invited to visit www.fpcitizensparty.com or call 775-2940.

•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 40 to 69 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 55h St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. For additional information call Sandy 996-6574.

•FP Arthritis Support Group meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Library, Tulip Ave. and Carolina Pl., Floral Park. Call the Arthritis Foundation 427-8272.

•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce. The LIJC regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 – Mdekom@gmail.com; Julie Dekom, Membership Director -Julz_5@yahoo.com; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP -SEiselen@msn.com.

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