Fall Holiday Vendor Fair – Sunday, October 18

Hair Cuting Event in Stewart Manor – Monday, October 19

Spaghetti Dinner/Chinese Auction – Friday, October 23



Saturday, October 17

John Lewis Childs School Harvest Fair

The John Lewis Childs School PTA will hold its 23rd annual harvest fair from noon to 4 p.m. on the school grounds, Elizabeth St. The fair will feature music, pizza, hot dogs and ice cream. Youngsters will enjoy decorating a pumpkin, a train ride, inflatable bounce castle, sand art, spin art, games, and if you dare, take a stroll through the “Spook Walk.” Admission is free, so come on over and shop for your beautiful fall flowers. The fair will be held rain or shine.

Sunday, October 18

Fall Holiday Vendor Fair

The Rosary Altar Society of Our Lady of Victory Church is holding its fall holiday vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Our Lady of Victory School, 2 Bellmore St. The fair will feature vendors of unique jewelry, baby sweaters, creative crafts, Irish imports, handmade rots and many more items. In additional, baked goods and sweepstake prize raffle tickets will be for sale. Interested vendors should call Andrea Mulligan at 354-7091 for reservations. Table reservations are $40 each.

Monday, October 19

Hair Cutting Event in Stewart Manor

The Junior Women’s Club of Bellerose and Salone Di Capelli in Stewart Manor will host the second Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair-cutting event. People of all ages are invited to grow, cut and donate 8 inches or more of their hair to make wigs for women who lave lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Pantene and the Entertainment Industry Foundation have partnered with HairUWear to create this first-of-its kind campaign that encourages people to donate their healthy hair to make high quality, hand tied, real hair wigs. Once the donations are received and free wigs are made they are distributed through the American Cancer Society’s extensive network of wig banks across the country. Every six donations will provide one wig for a woman in need. Stop in to Salone Di Capelli, 82 Covert Ave. or email for more information about the event and to reserve your spot. Visit to view the donation requirements you need to know before making the cut.

Friday, October 23

Spaghetti Dinner/Chinese Auction

Join the Floral Park Lions Club from 6 to 9 p.m. for its annual Spaghetti dinner at Our Lady of Victory Memorial Hall. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Chinese auction begins at 7:45 p.m. Raffles for all ages. Tickets $10 adults; children under 10 $5. Donations: Placemat Ads – $35 (due by Oct. 16). Checks payable to: Lions Club of Floral Park. Mail business card with check to: Lion Rosemarie Bou, 242 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park, NY 11001. Gift for raffle, drop off to Lion Barbara Hoerner (354-8829), 25 Adelaide St., Floral Park 11001. For questions or to purchase tickets in advance contact: Lion Bill Greulich 437-3000 or Lion Kate Gamble 263-6789.

Saturday, October 24

Craft Fair/Flea Market

St. Elisabeth’s Church, 6 Harvard St. (off Tulip Ave.) will hold its semi-annual Craft Fair/Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty vendors from all over Long Island will present their wares – hand-made articles, crafts, white elephants, books, jewelry, new clothes, etc. Vendors from Mary Kay, Tupperware, Avon, Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef will also be present. Food will also be served.

STAC Flea Market

Sewanhaka High School’s Students and Teachers Against Cancer (STAC) flea market – originally scheduled for Oct. 3 – was postponed until today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in front of the Sewanhaka High School building. All proceeds will benefit the Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation in memory of Lisa Zahler.

Christmas Boutique

There will be handcrafted items, Chinese auction, white elephants, del take-out (or eat in) food, estate jewelry, Christmas gifts, bakes goods and more. Refreshments available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park, 16 S. Ninth St. (south off Jericho Tpke.). Call 354-5013.

Tuesday, October 27

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.

Wednesday, October 28

Flu Shots to Be Administered

This year’s flu shots will be administered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Registration is required. As in prior years, the program will be administered by the L.I.J. Medical Center. You will need to present your Medicare card in order to receive your shot. To register, call Scotty Beetle at 354-4933. Note that this is not for swine flu inoculation.

Bellerose Jewish Center Rummage Sale

Bellerose Jewish Center announces its fabulous summer Rummage Sale at the Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike, Floral Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come browse through our treasures: new and mostly new clothes, household items, bed and bath, toys. Call 718-343-9001 for more info.

Friday, October 30

Safe Halloween Party for Kids

The American Red Cross believes that the trick to having a fun Halloween is to knowing how to remain safe. To help children learn about safety, the Nassau Red Cross will open its doors for a Halloween Safety Party. Children, ages 6 to 11, are invited to participate in the event which will include carnival style games and a haunted house. They will learn what to do if a friend is choking; what to do if approached by a stranger; and other ways to remain safe while trick or treating. Children are encouraged to wear costumes; however, they are to be non-violent with no weapons, nor full-face masks. Admission is $5 per child and attendees must register in advance. The party is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 195 Willis Ave., Mineola. Call 747-3500.

Halloween Bash Benefit

Stewart Manor Country Club, 51 Salisbury Ave., Stewart Manor, is hosting the 5th Annual Halloween Bash beginning at 8:30 p.m. Ghosts and goblins will enjoy a open bar serving top shelf drinks, dinner, prizes, raffles, trick or treats and more. The cost for this ghoulish event is $65 per person purchased in advance or $75 per person at the door – and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. This haunted hallowed eve, come in costume for a wonderful cause and dance the night away. For more information or to purchase tickets email or or call 241-8610.

Sunday, November 1

Bellerose Jewish Center Used Book Sale

The Bellerose Jewish Center announces its Fall Used Book Sale at 254-04 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come browse through books, CDs, DVDs and videos. Call 718-343-9001 for more info.

Upcoming Event

Vendors Wanted

For the “Think Pink Expo.” All table fees will be donated to the South Nassau Communities Hospital Cancer Program. Email:

Ongoing Events

Pick Your Own Pumpkin

October is pumpkin month at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pky., Floral Park. Enjoy wandering through the planting field to find your favorite pumpkin through Oct. 31. Price of pumpkins will be determined by weight. A fun farm treat for the whole family. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free. Call 718-347-3276.

JLC School Kick-Off Reflections Program

The John Lewis Childs School PTA will officially kick-off the 2009-10 National PTA Reflections Program at the school. The theme for this year is “Beauty is…” The deadline for entries is Nov. 4. The National PTA Reflections Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program open to students in K through grade 6 in the areas of literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography and film production. The works of art will be judged by professionals in the respective arts areas and selected works will be advanced to the Nassau Regional PTA. From that point, selected works will advance to the state or national levels for judging.


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.

•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 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 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.


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