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Children’s Museum Has Blast With Bugs:

Tuesday, August 25

Sewanhaka Central H.S. District BOE Meeting:

Tuesday, August 25

Navigating the College Admissions Process:

Tuesday, September 1

Sunday, August 23   

Barbeque

The annual barbeque of Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood will be held 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.

Wall of Hope Project

While playing handball after school in Hempstead, 15-year-old Michael Alguera and his friends were attacked, beaten and robbed. Mikey died playing on a court that had been abandoned because his school didn’t have the resources to repair or maintain it. His parents, neighbors, classmates, teachers, PTA members, District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice and representatives from local businesses and non-profits have joined together to find a way to offer the young people in the Village of Hempstead a safer place to play. They came to Paul Williams of the Inner City Handball Association for help and together they created the Wall of Hope Project to gather funds to build a safe court on school property in Mikey’s memory. Any monies that are raised above the actual cost of the court and memorial will be used for scholarships and tournament sponsorships. Anyone interested in helping may contact Paul Williams 718-703-7699, Rene Fiechter 571-1090 or Philip Mickulas Sr. 746-0350. A handball (9 a.m.), volleyball, softball, etc., BBQ (11:30 a.m.) and handball exhibition (1 p.m.) will be held today at Cedar Creek Park in the valley picnic area, Wantagh. All donations, including food, gladly accepted. RSVP (rain cancellation, general info): “Frankie D” Drost 718-263-1541, Charlie P. 242-2307, Fred Turbee 718-776-2158, Rosemary Bellini 917-439-0146, Manny Monroy 884-5123 or Neal Flaum 917-407-5373. No charge if you bring your own food and beverages. Food and beverage available: adults $25; teens $15; children under 12 $5.


Monday, August 24

Water Authority of Western NC

Board of Directors meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 58 S. Tyson Ave. The public is welcome to attend. Call 327-4000.

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.


Tuesday, August 25

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.

Nassau County Board of Health

The regular monthly meeting of the Nassau County Board of Health will be held at the offices of the Nassau County Department of Health, 106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Uniondale. Use the south entrance to the building. The meeting will be held in the conference room. The board will convene at 1 p.m. and adjourn immediately for an Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. The public session will begin at approximately 2 p.m. Public comment is welcome after the regular session.


Thursday, August 27

Red Cross Open House

The Red Cross is having an Open House at 195 Willis Ave., Mineola. Two tour times are available, noon and 4 p.m. The one-hour tour will answer the question, “Why does the Red Cross have over 700 volunteers and what do they do?” For more information about the free tours, contact René Brown 747-3500, ext. 251 or visit www.nassauredcross.org.


Tuesday, September 1

Navigating the College Admissions Process

At Hostra University, Breslin Hall, Room 106 from 6 to 9 p.m. High school students can take a free SAT 10 Question Challenge and get tips and strategies to improve their scores. Parents will hear from an expert panel on selecting the right college, securing financial aid, and completing college applications. Preregister by calling 248-1134 or visiting www.kaptest.com/college.

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.” “Step up to Style” – Enjoy the latest fashions from Dress Barn modeled by the club’s own ladies. “The First Step” – Stella Kruh shares the steps to a changed life through singing and speaking. For reservations or information call Jane Voss 742-0861 or Alice Russo 248-9726 by Aug. 25. Cancellations are essential.


Upcoming Events

American Sign Language Classes

Interested in learning the third most popular language studied in the United States? This fall, Mill Neck Services will offer American Sign Language classes at its new Day Habilitation and Interpreter Services building, 501 S. Broadway, Suite A, Hicksville. Within New York State, many school districts now recognize ASL as a “foreign” language, providing credit towards a Regents diploma. Enroll today in the level 1 adult ASL classes, to be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. from Sept. 14 through Nov. 30. As with other languages, the deaf community, in response to cultural and technological change, is constantly introducing new vocabulary. Register today and become a part of this expanding community. The cost of the adult non-credit course is $185, plus a $140 materials fee. For more information, or to register for classes, call 922-3818, ext 306 or visit www.millneck.org and click Donate Now!

Volunteers Needed

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations is seeking volunteers to work at food sales, children’s activities, apple booths and more during the Fall Harvest Festival to be held on Oct. 10 and 11. The outdoor festival, known as “Apple Sale,” features a wide variety of apples and seasonable produce, craft items, a Cheese House, deaf specialty items and much more. Volunteer support from local civic and church groups, students, alumni, staff, parents and faithful supporters, have made this a special and memorable event. Volunteers can work from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 12:30 to 5 p.m. or all day. Food tickets will be provided for all volunteers who work four or more hours. This year, the Mill Neck Family will host a “Kick-Off Breakfast for Volunteers” on Oct. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Deaf Education Center. Open to all 2009 volunteers ages 16 and over. Have a fond Fall Harvest Memory? Yours may be highlighted at the breakfast. For more information about becoming a volunteer, to sign up for the breakfast or to share a fond festival memory, call Catherine Giordano 922-4100, ext. 231. Volunteers may also sign up at www.millneck.org.

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.
•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

•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.
 

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