LI Breakfast Club – Saturday, February 6

Blood Drive – Monday, February 8

Stewart Manor Homemaker Evening Chapter – Tuesday, February 9


Saturday, February 6

LI Breakfast Club

The painful process of looking for work is eased by joining the Spirited Group of the Long Island Breakfast Club. They Meet They Eat and They Seek. This organization provides advocacy, support, career and employment counseling and referrals to prepare mature individuals for productive employment. Join the LIBC. $15 fee. Meeting at 9 a.m. sharp at the Holiday Inn, 369 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Go to

It’s Karneval Time

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Kolsche Funke’s 49th Annual Costume Ball at 7:30 p.m. at the Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant, 1131 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. Live music by Bud and Linda Gramer, special appearances by der Prinz, Die Jungfrau and der Bauer, dancing until midnight, unlimited imported beer, wine and soda, cash prizes for best costume, food available for purchase, special performance by Rob and DeeAnne Gunnemann. Admission $29 adults in advance, $33 at the door. Guests under 21 call for special pricing. For tickets call 718-478-4049 or 631-793-7711. Visit or email

Monday, February 8

Blood Drive

A Blood Drive will be held at St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church, 6 Harvard St., from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 354-6867.

Tuesday, February 9

Stewart Manor Homemaker Evening Chapter

(Including Garden City, Franklin Square, Floral Park and West Hempstead communities) will hold its meeting in the Stewart Manor Village Hall at 7:30p.m. The chapter will celebrate the Winter Olympics. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Gina Mignone 437-9679.

Founder’s Day Celebration

The Floral Park-Bellerose PTA will host the joint PTA/PTSA Founder’s Day Celebration at 7:30 p.m. in the Floral Park-Bellerose School auditorium. This event honors all of the past and current PTA presidents. Entertainment will be provided by the drama clubs of the John Lewis Childs School, the Floral Park-Bellerose School and Floral Park Memorial High School, who will perform songs from their upcoming drama productions. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Saturday, February 14

Valentine Victorian Tea

Held by the Floral Park Women’s Club on Feb. 13 at St. Elisabeth’s Church, Harvard St. Seatings 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15. For reservations and directions call Pat 775-8496. Proceeds from the function will be added to the club’s Scholarship Fund.

Tuesday, February 16

Hearing Aid Optimization Workshops

Advanced Hearing Center, 1163 Willis Ave., Albertson, is holding a series of free hearing aid optimization monthly workshops for those with hearing aids and their companions. Learn how to: Maximize the success of your hearing aids, enhance hearing ability in different environments, care for and maintain your hearing aids, troubleshoot a hearing aid in an emergency. To make a reservation and receive a brochure call all 484-0811. 10 to 11 a.m.

Soroptimist International Of NC

Monthly dinner meeting and program. Healthcare Advocacy: Taking Care of Ourselves and the Ones We


Upcoming Event


Alley Pond Relay For Life Kick-Off Event

The American Cancer Society encourages anyone wishing to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to attend the Relay For Life Kick-Off to learn more about the Alley Pond Relay For Life. The Kick-Off takes place at Trattoria Lucia Restaurant, 247-63 Jericho Tpke., Bellerose, at 7 p.m. To RSVP for this event, contact John Link 718-261-1092, ext. 5538 by Feb. 8 at noon. To join the Alley Pond Relay For Life, visit

Ongoing Event

H1N1 Flu Vaccines Available Throughout February

The NuHealth System will provide HINI vaccinations at the Nassau University Medical Center as follows: Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. Vaccines will be administered in the 
NUMC auditorium (Carman Ave. entrance)
. Residents who would like additional information on vaccination locations may call the Nassau County Department of Health H1N1 Call Center, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 1-888-68444271 or visit


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.

•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.


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