Painters and Poets Portray Rare Hempstead Plains Flower – Saturday, September 12

Antique Motorcycle Show – Sunday, September 13

Floral Park Historical Society – Monday, September 14


Saturday, September 12

Anonymous Drug Disposal Program

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman announce an Anonymous Drug Disposal Program. Accepted medications include pain killers, tranquilizers, anti-depressants, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, pet medications, vitamins, supplements, inhalers and more. Drugs should be in their original containers if possible, and if not placed in zip loc bags that are labeled. All drop offs will remain anonymous. Items/drugs that will not be accepted include: sharps (e.g. needles and syringes), IV bags, infectious waste, pharmaceutical waste not generated by households (e.g., clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, doctors, etc.), radioactive pharmaceuticals and vaccines. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NCPD Third Precinct, 214 Hillside Ave., Williston Park and Senator Michael J. Tully Jr. Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park, NCPD Fifth Precinct, 1655 Dutch Broadway, Elmont.

Painters and Poets Portray Rare Hempstead Plains Flower

The only federally endangered species of flower in New York State, the Sand-plain Gerardia, will be the subject for artist’s and poet’s skills at two workshops being conducted on the Nassau Community College’s 19 acres of prairie habitat, the Hempstead Plains, in Garden City, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshops are sponsored by the Friends of Hempstead Plains at NCC. The fee is $10. To register call 572-7570 or email Bring a brown bag lunch (refreshments provided) and outdoor chair. The flower painting workshop is being conducted by artist Harriet Carotenuto of Garden City. Maxwell C. Wheat, Jr., of Freeport, Nassau County’s first Poet Laureate, is guiding the poetry writing. Prof. Elizabeth “Betsy” Gulotta, Conservation Project Manager, will lead a walk looking at the dozens of other species of flowers as well as the tall grasses that grow on the western prairies.

Sunday, September 13

Antique Motorcycle Show

Will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pky., Floral Park, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorcycles will be displayed in the apple orchard. If you want to enter your bike in the show, arrive for registration between 10 and 11 a.m. The show will include various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Show participants are invited to compete in the Slow Race and a People’s Choice Trophy will be awarded. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, petting zoo and food will provide fun for the entire family. Call 718-347-3276.

Monday, September 14

Floral Park Historical Society

The Floral Park Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall to hear a talk entitled “My Recollections” by former Floral Park resident Bill Halleran. Halleran will talk about his early years in Floral Park and his experience in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack at the start of World War II. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited. For information, call Society President Ann Corbett at 775-6849.

Tuesday, September 15

FP-Bellerose PTA First Meeting

The Floral Park-Bellerose PTA invites all committee chairs and parents to attend the first meeting of the school year at 9 a.m. in the school auditorium. The PTA will present the 2009-2010 budget and a vote will be taken. Guest speakers include Dr. Lynn Pombonyo, superintendent of the Floral Park-Bellerose School District, Dr. Thomas Piro, principal of Floral Park-Bellerose School, and Patrice Matthews, vice principal of Floral Park-Bellerose School. Refreshments will be served and children are welcome. Immediately following the general meeting, the PTA will conduct a short meeting of all committee chair people.

Wednesday, September 16

Hearing Loss Association of America

North Shore Chapter of Long Island (HLAA) support group for hard of hearing people will meet at 7 p.m. Social time 6:30 p.m. at LI Jewish Medical Center, Hearing and Speech Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Call 1-718-479-1098.

Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning/Supplemental Needs Trusts

The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island will feature Henry E. Klosowski, Esq., at a workshop. Mr. Klosowski is a partner at the Garden City law firm of Moritt Hock Hamroff & Horowitz, LLP. The workshop will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Epilepsy Foundation of LI, 506 Stewart Ave., Garden City. Training hours are available for Medicaid Service coordinators. There is no fee for this workshop; however, reservations are required as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call Dolores 739-7733, ext. 155.

Friday, September 18

Corbett Talks About Experiences During Cold War

Floral Park attorney Bill Corbett will speak at 8:30 p.m. at the Floral Park American Legion Post on Elizabeth Street about his experiences as an advisor to the United States Information Agency during the Cold War, among other topics. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, September 19

St. Anne’s Spirit Day

The area at New Hyde Park Rd. and Dartmouth St. will be transformed into the annual playground known as Spirit Day. Rides, attractions, vendor’s music and food all add up to a memorable day. At 5 p.m., an outdoor Mass will be offered. The evening will culminates with the drawing of the Big Bucks Raffle winners. Plan on spending some time at Spirit Day, where fun food and laugher will all be in store.

Sunday, September 20

Starving Craftsman Fair

Held by the Floral Park Junior Woman’s Club to benefit its scholarship fund. Crafts, jewelry, and other moderately priced items for home and garden. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, Tulip and Plainfield Aves., Floral Park. Items are still being accepted. Call Andrea 328-6444 or Stacey 354-6192. Rain date Sept. 27.

Tuesday, September 22

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.

Upcoming Event

Floral Park Youth Council

The Floral Park Youth Council will hold its first directors meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the United Methodist Church of Floral Park. All current directors are expected to attend and those interested in becoming more involved in the youth council and its programs are also welcome.

Pre-K Eye Screening

The Floral Park-Bellerose School and John Lewis Childs School PTAs will hold a pre-K vision screening program Thursday, Sept. 24.  The screening, which checks for amblyoia or “lazy eye,” is provided in conjunction with the Helen Keller Services for the Blind. FP-Bellerose pre-K students will be screened at Floral Park-Bellerose School. Children with last names starting with “A” through “M” will be screened from 9-10 a.m. Children with names starting with “N” through “Z” will be screened from 10-11 a.m. John Lewis Childs pre-K students will be screened at John Lewis Childs School. Children with last names starting with “A” through “M” will be screened from 9-10 a.m. Children with last names starting with “N” through “Z” will be screened from 10-11 a.m. Screenings are provided at no cost to parents and is voluntary.

Our Lady of Victory Blood Drive

Our Lady of Victory will hold a blood drive Sunday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Please bring valid ID, Social Security number. Must be 16 years old with parental permission, over 75 years old with doctor’s note. 110 lb. minimum. No tattoos for the past 12 months. Call 1-800-688-0900 with medical questions.

Steak and Lobster Dinner

United Methodist Church of Floral Park will hold its annual steak and lobster dinner and Chinese auction Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the church auditorium, 35 Verbena Avenue. The donation is $35 per person and includes a “direct from Maine” lobster, shell steak, salad, baked potato, dessert, coffee, tea or soda. Also, a Chinese auction with many wonderful items. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the church office at 354-4969 or Bernice at 354-3212.

Marketing Seminar/Networking Event

On Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 .m., State Bank of Long Island will sponsor a free networking event and business seminar entitled “Innovative Marketing Strategies in the New Economy.” The event will be held at the New Hyde Park branch located at 699 Hillside Avenue. The presenters of the business seminar are Marla Seiden, president of Seiden Communications, a New Hyde Park based public relations and marketing firm, and Stephanie Larkin, president of Red Penguin Web Solutions, a Floral Park based web development and design firm. RSVP by Sept. 30th as the program is limited to 30 people. Call Sandy at 495-5077 or email to:

Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club

Invites women to its luncheon which will be held on Oct. 6 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.” “Harvest of Gifts” – Bring a bounty of fresh baked goods, crafts and new gifts to sell beginning at 11 a.m. “A Basket of Balloons” – Bosco Lau will demonstrate some of his beautiful balloon creations. “Harvest of Thoughts” – Bosco Lau will speak about how to cultivate a life that yields high dividends. “Harvest Moon” – Jan Dougherty, soloist. For reservations or information call Jane Voss 742-0861 or Alice Russo 248-9726 by Sept. 25. Cancellations are essential.


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

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.


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