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 Spring Fair/Plant Sale

Saturday, May 9

 

John Lewis Childs PTA Meeting

Tuesday, May 12

 

Farm Fest

Sunday, May 17

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 9

 

Spring Fair/Plant Sale

Come and purchase spring plants, hanging baskets and decorative pots, shop at craft vendors, bake shop, Stage Deli and Thrift and Gift Shops featuring collectibles, antiques and clothing. Coffee, tea, bagels, donuts and hot dogs will be available. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Floral Park United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave. Call 354-4969.

Monday, May 11

 

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.

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.

Tuesday, May 12

 

Barber Shop Harmony

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.

Stewart Manor Homemaker Evening Chapter

Including Garden City, Franklin Square, Floral Park and West Hempstead communities will hold its meeting in the Stewart Manor Village Hall at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Potluck Dinner held after the business meeting. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Gina Mignone 437-9679.

John Lewis Childs 

PTA Meeting

The next meeting of the John Lewis Childs School PTA will be held at 9 a.m. in the auditorium. Lou Reardan from the New York Organ Donor Network will be the guest speaker. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for PTA Committees for the 2009-2010 school year. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments and babysitting will be provided.

Wednesday, May 13

 

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.

Bellerose-FP Homemakers

The final monthly meeting for the season will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Spooner and Plainfield Aves., Floral Park. Starting at 10 a.m. there will be registration for the September 2009-June 2010 period. New members welcome and are invited to join the chapter. Cooking, craft and sewing classes as well as work on various community service projects are offered. Trips and occasional speakers are also available. After registration and coffee and cake, the chapter will discuss future program planning, when members will offer to teach classes, plan community service projects and come up with new ideas. The chapter’s luncheon and installation will be held at noon on June 10 at the Hempstead Country Club. Tickets are $33 per person. Call Gerry DeLeo 488-2106.

FISH of Floral Park

Board of director’s meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church parlor. Use the Violet Ave. entrance.

Friday, May 15

 

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.

Saturday, May 16

 

Eating Disorder Support Group

The Eating Disorders Association-LI (NEDA-LI) (formerly EDCLI) will be holding a support group for eating disorder sufferers and their families and friends. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset (ask at the main reception desk for location within the hospital). This free group takes place on the third Saturday of every month and is facilitated by a trained professional. No reservation necessary. Call NEDA-LI 229-2393.

Music from Light 

Operas and Musicals

The Waldorf Choral Society will present music from light operas and musicals with piano, narrator and soloists. 8 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 225 Cambridge Ave. Tickets are $20; $18 for students with ID and seniors; $5 for children under 12. For tickets or further information call 747-4457.

Tabla Triveni Concert

Tabla Triveni is a tabla trio presentation composed by Pandit Divyang Vakil and performed by three tabla artists, Loren Oppenheimer, Sejal Kukadia and Michael Lukshis. Accompanying the trio is Misha Fatkiev on the guitar. This classical tabla presentation is made up of various traditional compositions, such as the peshkar, kayda, rela, tukada, gat and chakradaar. Each composition has unique and distinctive musical properties which set them apart from the others, and so Tabla Triveni is filled with a broad range of energetic and exciting elements. 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Academy of Fine Arts, 26 N. Tyson Ave. $15 per person. Children under 10 years old not permitted. For more information call the Taalim School of Indian Music 201-933-8580. Go to www.taalim.com.

Sunday, May 17

 

Food Fun and Fellowship

Held by The First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park, 16 South 9th St. A turkey dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by bingo. The donation is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Call the church office 354-5013 for further information or tickets.

Farm Fest

Celebrate the return of spring with a visit to the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pky., Floral Park. Sheep shearing demonstrations, craft and cultural exhibits. Healthy beautiful spring plants will be for sale. Enjoy a petting zoo, hayrides, historic house and greenhouse tours, food, pony rides and the country western music of Savannah Sky. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $3. Call 718-347-3276.

Upcoming Events

 

AARP Floral Park 

Chapter #5224

Regularly scheduled meeting will held on May 19 at 1 p.m. at the Village Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be Associate State Director of AARP-NY William Stoner. He will bring the group up to date on NYS and federal legislative issues. New members and guests welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call Dorothy McKiernan 354-0485 or Marion Conti 225-7817.

Win a Gold Coast Getaway at Mill Neck’s Golf Tournament

Join the Mill Neck Family of Organizations at the third annual Spring Swing Invitational Golf Tournament, to be held May 18 at the Brookville Country Club. This year’s event will feature golf challenges, prizes, raffles and a “Gold Coast Getaway” auction with sought-after retreat packages from several Gold Coast Mansions. Packages to date include visits to Old Westbury Mansion (six complimentary garden passes and a copy of a book of photographs called the “Book of Days”), Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium (six museum passes, 15 grounds passes and a gift basket from the planetarium) and OHEKA Castle (gift certificate for a two night stay for four people). Take a chance on one of these fabulous getaways, a selection of beautiful raffle baskets and/or a 50/50 raffle. Sign up a foursome today for only $295 per person (includes brunch, golf challenges, a BBQ on the course, a Champions Dinner and more). Don’t play golf? Register for dinner only at $85 per person. Spring Swing proceeds benefit Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, the Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center and Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Nancy Leghart 628-4243.

Ongoing 

 

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.

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.

Crime Prevention Information

The NC Auxiliary Police Unit has available, through the cooperation of the NYS Office of Crime Prevention, very informative pamphlets on how you, the homeowner, can better protect you and your family from being a victim of crime. Any resident requesting a copy of these pamphlets can write to NC Auxiliary Police Unit 116, PO Box 288, West Hempstead, NY 11552; call 538-5800; or e-mail: NCAP116@AOL.COM. The following pamphlets are available:

•Common Sense for the Elderly

•The Babysitter Guide

•Crime Check (Home Survey)

•Don’t Be a Victim of Burglary

•Rape Prevention

Epilepsy Foundation

Located at 506 Stewart Ave., Garden City, the following is offered:

•Free Puppet Show on Seizure Disorder. A free children’s program on epilepsy using the internationally acclaimed “Kids on the Block” troupe of puppets to public and private elementary schools. These shows are appropriate for the 3rd and 4th grades levels but can be tailored to your needs. Programs are also available for junior and senior high classes. Help us foster a climate of acceptance, understanding and compassion in our schools for all. Call Janet Romeo, ext. 145.

•Support Groups. Do you have seizures? Are you having difficulty with jobs, relationships, etc.? Are you isolating from your family and friends? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, we have group for you. Call Irene Rodgers, CSW, ext. 415.

FISH of Floral Park

FISH Organization of Floral Park provides transportation to and from medical appointments for residents in the Floral Park/Bellerose area. FISH needs volunteers for only one day a month as telephone coordinators who then contact regular or back-up drivers to schedule pick-ups, or as drivers who provide transportation to and from medical appointments. FISH provides the cell phone service and mileage driven is a tax deduction. If you wish to take part in this worthwhile service, contact Peggy Thivierge 437-8896 or Fran Hornberger at 775-0740.

Free/Low Cost 

Health Insurance

The residents of communities served by Mercy Medical Center will have the opportunity to apply for free or low cost health insurance for children, families and adults up to age 64 on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mercy’s Main Lobby. Staff from Catholic Charities of LI will assist you and our children applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs. The bi-lingual enrollers will screen adults for income eligibility for the state’s health insurance program Family Health Plus. Children are eligible for Child Health Plus. These programs cover medical check-ups, hospitalization, emergency care, prescriptions, vision and dental care.

Help for Seniors

Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.

Thrift Shop 

Franklin Hospital Medical Center’s Thrift Shop, 138 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteers Needed

•The LI Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is looking for “Wisdom Keepers” with teaching skills – natural and acquired – who are interested in alcohol and other drug risk education for children in local schools (K – 12). The commitment would be to lead one or more classes, as the need arises. You would be trained in the use of the approved lesson plans, which are pretty easy to follow. This may be a way to prevent little ones from having big problems later on. If interested call Eileen Nomikos 747-2606.

•AARP needs volunteers safety instructors. Person must have a clean license, have taken current Driver Safety Course. If a course has not been taken, the person can be placed in one for $10. Instructor training is free. Call Sr. Betty Ann McKiernan 823-3810.

•At FEGS (Federation Employment and Guidance). Partners in conversation seeks volunteers to help emigres from the former Soviet Union practice conversational English and help them become accultured. Volunteers and partners meet 1 1/2 to 2 hours per week at the offices in Queens. Call Roz Cohan 626-2758.

•The Volunteer Services Dept. of Franklin Hospital Medical Center, 900 Franklin Ave., Valley Stream, is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities including the Gift Shop, Information Desk, patient transportation and to assist on various Nursing Units. Call Myra Cohen 256-6144.

•Supporters of the Italian heritage are planning to build a Center for Italian Culture on LI in the very near future. They are looking for support and volunteers that will make the 700,000 square foot complex a reality. If you are interested in helping to preserve the 2,700 years of Italian heritage for future generations, drop a card about membership opportunities to the Museum of Italian Culture, PO Box 7545, Garden City, NY 11530 or visit them on the web at www.Italianmuseum.com.

•LI Jewish Medical Center is looking for dynamic, energetic volunteers to assist in the Gift Shop and for the Babies Alumni Program. There are two shops – LIJ and Schneider Children’s Hospital -both raise money to support projects for the community in the hospitals. Flexible weekday and evening shifts available. Babies Alumni is a nondenominational fund raising program dealing with the newest members of the community. Lots of fun and also raises money to support projects. Call Denice Romero 718-470-7091.

•Meals on Wheels urgently needs caring volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound elderly. The meals are picked up at Winthrop Hospital and delivered to the Mineola, Garden City Park, New Hyde Park, East Williston and Williston Park areas. If you can donate one hour, one day a week call the Meals on Wheels Office 739-1292.

•Floral Park’s League of Mercy Medical Center needs volunteers for: the hospital’s gift shop and thrift shop. Bowlers are also needed for Thursdays at 9 a.m. at Bellerose Lanes. Call Anita 775-3327. You do not have to be a league member to volunteer.

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