Bellerose Jewish Center Used Book Sale
Sunday, November 1

West End Civic Association
Thursday, November 5

FP Historical Society Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, November 12

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.

Monday, November 2

Donna Barron To Speak

The Floral Park Historical Society will host Native Americans of Our Area at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Tulip and Carnation Aves. The program will feature Donna Barron, author of The Long Island Indians and Their New England Ancestors. She is also known as Gentle Spirit in the Native Community and will speak about her ancestors, the Matinecock Indians and how native people are still living in the area today.

Floral Park Art League

Water color demo with Marc Josloff. 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 15 Elizabeth St. All welcome. Call 775-3395.

Thursday, November 5

West End Civic Association

Monthly meeting at 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Firehouse, second floor. The association will follow up on the matters raised in the last meeting including the LIRR tree desecration, the helicopter traffic, and the third rail issue. Trustee Tom Tweedy will provide an update on village matters. Refreshments will be served.

Floral Park Chamber Of Commerce

Meeting will be a dinner held at Jameson’s Bar & Grill, 157 Tulip Ave., at 6 p.m. Cost: $25. Web address:

Saturday, November 7

Harvest Fair

Shop at craft vendors, Corner Bake Shop, Stage Deli, Thrift Shop, collectibles and Christmas items. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Floral Park, 35 Verbena Ave. Bagels with butter, cream cheese and jelly, doughnuts, coffee, tea or soda will be available all day and luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bake/White Elephant Sale

At Our Lady of Victory Church, Memorial Hall, 2 Bellmore St., from 4 to 6 p.m. The white elephant sale will include goods that are slightly used and in good condition. These sales will benefit the David School in Appalachia and the Smile Train. Also on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, November 9

Jonathan Mooney at The Park

World-renowned author and public speaker, Jonathan Mooney, will be coming to the Floral Park Memorial Library on parent-teacher conference day at 6:30 p.m. He is a dyslexic writer and activist who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Brown University’s Class of 2000 and holds an honors degree in English literature. Jonathan is founder and president of Project Eye-To-Eye, a mentoring and advocacy non-profit organization for students with learning differences. Jonathan will meet with parents, students and teachers in the Floral Park Memorial High School library between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, November 10

Stewart Manor Homemaker Evening Chapter

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

Thursday, November 12

FP Historical Society Anniversary Dinner

The Floral Park Historical Society will hold a fall fancy dinner party to celebrate its 10th anniversary at Bob’s Place Restaurant, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park. There will be a short program to recognize the founders of the organization; entertainment will be provided by accomplished guitarist Leslie Poliner. The FPHS maintains a collection of artifacts at the society’s modest museum, located in Floral Park Centennial Hall. Members and the public are welcome to attend the society’s anniversary festivities to celebrate its accomplishments over the past 10 years. Limited seating. Dinner is $35 per person and includes appetizers, a choice of three entrees, dessert and soft drinks, coffee and tea. Make reservations before Nov. 3 and make checks payable to FPHS. Mail to: FPHS, 113 South Tyson Ave., Floral Park, or give to the treasurer at the Nov. 2 regular meeting of the FPHS at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall. For information, call 775-6849.

Friday, November 13


Theatre Box of Floral Park presents the Tony-winning John Kander/Fred Ebb musical at the United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park on Nov. 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. The Nov. 15 matinee will be preceded by a 12:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $12 adults; $10 seniors; $5 students. The dinner theater is $22. For reservations call 718-631-2519 or e-mail

Death Takes a Holiday

Presented by the Billboard Players at the Community Church of E. Williston, E. Williston Ave. and Roslyn Rd., E. Williston, on Nov. 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 15 and 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $13; $10 seniors. For reservations call 746-7356.

Saturday, November 14

Fall Holiday Fair

Christ Lutheran Church, Plainfield Ave. and Spooner St., is having a Fall Holiday Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to purchase a wide selection of crafts, home-baked goods and other items from a variety of vendors. Granny’s Attic will feature gently-used knick knacks. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Interested vendors are invited to call Rita Ebert 270-2423 or Dolly Kalberer 775-3938.

Upcoming Events

Bus Trip

The Floral Park Junior Women’s Club invites you to join them on the annual bus trip to the beautiful Victorian style Peddler’s Village in LaHaska, PA. With over 70 specialty shops and restaurants decorated for the holiday season and the beginning of the Christmas Festival, there is something for everyone. The bus leaves from the Floral Park Recreation Center on Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. and returns to Floral Park at approximately 9 p.m. Bagels will be supplied. Bring your own beverage. The cost is $40 per person. To reserve your seat, call Eileen Henkel 358-0020 or Dolly Kalberer 775-3938. All proceeds go into the club’s scholarship fund for local students.

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.

•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 Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 –; Julie Dekom, Membership Director; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP

•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.

•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.

•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.

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

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.

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.

Jewish Education for Children

At the Bellerose Jewish Center

Located at 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. Call 718-343-9001:

•Free Jewish education for kindergarten and Sunday School children. A thorough religious curriculum with experienced teachers for 3rd grade to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also provided.

•The Renaissance Group. A nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful. Call for date of the next meeting.

You Have Options!

In 1982 Options for Community Living, Inc., was established to help respond to the need for supportive housing for people living with mental illness. As the Mental Health Residential Program continued to expand, Options began serving homeless families as an emergency shelter provider in 1990. A few years later, Options opened a comprehensive case management and housing program for Long Islanders with HIV/AIDS. A small not-for-profit organization with humble beginnings has since grown to serve over 800 individuals and families with special needs across Long Island. With offices in Hempstead, Smithtown and Riverhead, help is easily accessible. For more information or to offer support call 631-361-9020. Visit

Senior Programs

The following programs regularly serve all residents of Nassau County (call the NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs 571-4330):

•Employment Referrals for Seniors. The NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs is a resource to employers seeking qualified workers and to mature job seekers, 55+, who want assistance with employment and resume preparation. Services are free of charge.

•The Foster Grandparents Program is recruiting senior volunteers to share their time and love with children in Nassau County. Volunteers receive a non-reportable stipend, transportation reimbursement, paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.

•If you are 55+, make your spare time count. Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, a national organization, and share your talents and skills at one of the many diversified placements.

FP United Methodist Thrift Shop

The Floral Park United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 35 Verbena Ave., open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring jewelry, clothing, housewares, bric-a-brac, dishes, linens, collectibles, some furniture, small appliances and antiques. Donations gratefully accepted. Call 354-4969.

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.

Fresh Vegetables for the Hungry Poor

Please plant vegetable plants, enjoy the wonderful flavor and nourishment of a newly picked vegetable and share the extra vegetables with the hungry poor. For those who have limited space vegetables can be planted in flower gardens, in planters and in hanging baskets. All vegetables will go to the INN – Interfaith Nutrition Network – in Hempstead where 80 gallons of soup and 500 meals are provided to the hungry poor every weekday. All vegetables can be left at the main entrance to Centennial Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, Floral Pky., Floral Park every afternoon during the summer.

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