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Sugar Babies – Saturday, May 8

Stewart Manor Homemakers – May 11

Concert of Sacred Music – Sunday, May 16

 


Saturday, May 8

Sugar Babies

The burlesque musical of Sugar Babies on stage at the Herricks Community Theater. 999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park, is directed by John Hayes, produced by Carol Hayes and features Warren Schein, Michelle Mazza and the Sugar Babies tap dancing and singing their way across the stage. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are adults: $22; senior citizens/children (under 12) $17. Group rate (15 or more) $15. “The Burlesque Musical” conceived by Ralph G.Allen and Harry Rigby, sketches by Ralph G. Allen, music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Al Dubin. Additional music and lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. For tickets and further information, call 741-7509.


Tuesday, May 11

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 7:30 p.m. There will be a Potluck Dinner held after the business meeting. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Gina Mignone 437-9679.


Sunday, May 16

Concert of Sacred Music

A diverse program of the classical masters. Instrumentalists and vocalists from New York City conservatories and St. Agnes Cathedral perform with members of the St. Catherine of Sienna RC Church Music Ministry, at 4 p.m. in the church, 33 New Hyde Park Rd., Franklin Square. Suggested ticket donations are $10. Information 352-0146.    


Weekly Events

•Triple Bingo every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. You can win up to $3,000.

•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

•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 Sgt. Jerry Ortell 775-5126 to find out more.

•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.

•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 entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•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.


Ongoing Programs

Juried Photography Competition

Sponsored by the LI Center of Photography. The competition is open to all photographers and includes all types of photography from traditional to new media. All photographers, amateur and professional, are invited to submit their most current work for consideration. Entries will be judged by Bob Shamis. Winning photos will be exhibited at the African American Museum on Long Island. Awards and prizes will be presented at the artist’s reception on Sept. 12. Among other prizes, the winning photographer will be offered a solo exhibit at a premier LI facility in 2011. Submission deadline June 30. Call 718-343-6797.

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

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.

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 www.optionscl.org.

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.

 

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