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Concert Under the Stars – Friday, July 24

Blood Drive – Monday, August 3

FP Fire Department Annual Picnic – Saturday, August 8


Friday, July 24

Thunderbird American Indian Pow-Wow

Featuring three days of intertribal Native American Dance Competitions. Over 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly colored, finely detailed regalia. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. Native American craft vendors, artists, jewelry designers will be selling one-of-a-kind merchandise. American Indian food booths and non-Indian food vendors will be available. Held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pky., Floral Park. Call 718-347-3276. July 24 (gates open at 6 p.m. Performances 7 to 10 p.m.); July 25 (gates open at 10 a.m. Performances 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.); July 26 (gates open at 10 a.m. Performances 1 to 5 p.m.) Grand Entry at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission $9 adults (all weekend pass $15); $4 children 12 and under (all weekend pass $5). Free parking.

Concerts Under the Stars

Sponsored by the Floral Park Council of Cultural Affairs. Bring chairs. 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park. Today’s concert: Tango Folklorico and International Klezmer Band. Legendary Broadway tango star Nelson Avila dances and performs Art of Argentina with Madalyn Avila. Howard Leshaw brings the riveting sounds of traditional and modern Klezmer to the Floral Park stage.


Sunday, July 26

American Red Cross Open Houses

The open houses will be held at the chapter’s headquarters, 195 Willis Ave., Mineola, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. There is no need to make a reservation for one of these tours, but if you would like to RSVP, or would like more information, contact René Brown at BrownRene@usa.redcross.org. Come and find out why over 700 volunteers call the American Red Cross in Nassau County home.


Monday, August 3

Blood Drive

Due to the shortage of blood during the summer months, the Ecumenical Church Council of Floral Park will be hosting a blood drive from 3:30 to 8:45 p.m. at St. Elisabeth Episcopal Church, 6 Harvard St. Please donate as your blood will save other lives.

Local Marines/Families Golf Outing

The 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association will host its third Annual Golf Outing at Eisenhower Park 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.


Tuesday, August 4

Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club

Invites women to its luncheon which will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the George Washington Manor Restaurant, Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn. The cost of the luncheon is $21. If you wish to pay by check, make the check out to “cash. “Brush Strokes” – Masterly Oils by Jane Spalholz – Portraits and Landscapes – oil on canvas. “Highly Valued” vocalist – Mary Kenter. “Finishing Touches” – Fern Hill, speaker from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch in Riverhead will share how a tragedy can be turned into a beautiful picture. For reservations or information call Jane Voss 742-0861 or Alice Russo 248-9726 by July 24. Cancellations are essential.

Friday, August 7

Concerts Under the Stars

Sponsored by the Floral Park Council of Cultural Affairs. Bring chairs. 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park. Today’s concert: Romantica. The sounds of the streets of Paris and sidewalks of Italy by accordion duo Dominic Karcic and Tim Lyons. Songs of Chopin and Mozart by renowned singer Margaret Benczak, star of Carmilla and La Boheme.


Saturday, August 8

FP Fire Department Annual Picnic

At Floral Park Pool from 6 to 10 p.m. The pool closes at 4:30 p.m. and re-opens at 6 p.m. For Fire Department member and family only.


Upcoming Events

Award-Winning Acting Studio For Kids/Teens

A Class Act NY’s award-winning Manhattan-based acting studio for kids and teens still has a few spaces left in its One-Week Broadway Camp (Aug. 24 through Aug. 28) at the Sid Jacobson in Roslyn. Kids work with Broadway actors all week long in one-hour workshops. When kids aren’t in a workshop, they are rehearsing for their Final Showcase in which they make Off-Broadway debut at the JCC’s own theatre. Campers are bused to and from Manhattan on Wednesday to see a Broadway matinee in which they have a talk back with actors from the show. Ages: 7 to 16 (two groups split up according to age). Cost: $695 for members of the JCC; $770 for nonmembers. A Class Act is offering one free spot on a first come-first-save basis. To enroll, call Susan Kalman at the JCC at 484-1545.

Barbeque

The annual barbeque of Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood will be held Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. at 141 Hilton Ave., Hempstead. Live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffet, raffle prizes. Advance reservations absolutely necessary. Admission $20 through Aug. 20; $25 thereafter. Checks to be made out to Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel.

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 July 24. For more information, or for an application call Roberta Baade 922-4100, ext. 220.

Freeport H.S. Class of 1959 50th Reunion

Member of the Freeport High School Class of 1959 have planned a gala weekend to celebrate their 50-year reunion from Sept. 11 to 13. Begins Friday night with a meeting at E.B. Elliot’s on the Nautical Mile to renew old acquaintances. Saturday will find the group at Jones Beach Field 6 or at Museum Row riding Nunley’s Carousel once more, in the bleachers at the Freeport vs. Oceanside football game or just riding around the village visiting old haunts. At 7 p.m. converge at the Freeport Yacht Club for dinner and enjoyment of music of the ‘50s. Before starting home on Sunday, groups will meet at local diners for farewells over brunch. For more information go to http://web.me.com/fhsclassof59reunion/Site/Welcome.html or contact Pat (Lowenthal) Cohen: larrypat13@yahoo.com or 766-5509. Paid reservations must be received by Sept. 1.


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.

•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.

•Zonta Club of LI, a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with a local club. Members help advance the status of women and are involved in many community service activities. The name Zonta is word taken from the Sioux and stands for honesty, trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding. At meetings members discuss and learn about issues facing women, develop and conduct fun fundraising that benefits community programs and network with Zonta International programs. The club meets at a monthly dinner meeting in New Hyde Park on the third Thursday of each month. Call Kathy Rau 488-2796.

•Art League of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.

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