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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:

Saturday, March 26

Beauty and the Beast:

Saturday, March 26

Trash and Pleasures Auction:

Saturday, March 26

Saturday, March 26

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Musical. Based on the popular 1988 film, Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera who believe the town isn’t big enough for both of them. A hilarious battle of “cons” ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end. Performances (through April 3): Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2:30 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets $25 adults; $23 seniors; $18 students; $14 for youths 12 and under. Group rates are available. Box office 631-581-2700.

Beauty and the Beast

Presented by the BroadHollow Children’s Theatre. An enchanting tale as old as time about how the love of one beautiful young girl helps to transform a hideous, hard-hearted monster back into a handsome prince. March 26, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets $10. Group rates are available. Box office 775-4420 or 631-581-2700.

March Mardi Gras Madness

The SEF-SEPTA (Sewanhaka, Elmont and Floral Park-Bellerose Special Education PTA is holding its annual fundraising event, March Mardi Gras Madness, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Floral Park Village Hall, 1 Floral Blvd. It will be a night filled with lots of fun and it’s all for a good cause. The SEPTA helps support the families of children with special needs and the local schools who educate our children. This annual event raises funds to help place tools that can be helpful in the classrooms. The featured items will include raffle prizes, silent auction, chair massages by the Wellness Center, psychic readings, music and contests for the best Mardi Gras mask as well as best Group Costume/Float Theme. A hot and cold buffet with beer, wine and soda will be served throughout the event. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Email SEFSEPTA@gmail.com or call Caroline at 352-0321.

Trash and Pleasures Auction

Hosted by St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hempstead in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium. Items that have been donated by members of St. Joseph’s Church in Garden City will benefit St. Joseph’s. The preview of items starts at 4 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free and all who register at the door will be eligible for door prizes. A wide variety of exciting donations should make this an entertaining evening. Live auction items will include fine furniture, jewelry, Oriental rugs, art work, silver pieces, crystal and more. The auction will be conducted by an experienced auctioneer, appraiser and gallery owner, Fausto Ricci. There will also be silent auctions and raffles for a variety of gift certificates and items donated by community businesses and parishioners. Several parishioners have even donated timeshare vacations to the event. The community is invited to attend what promises to be an entertaining evening. Refreshments will be served. Call the St. Thomas the Apostle Church Rectory 489-8585.

Mill Neck Hosts “Save Our School Petition Rally”

A child who is deaf, blind or physically challenged did not cause the state’s financial deficit, yet in his 2011-12 budget proposal, Governor Cuomo has eliminated 4201 School funding for children with such disabilities. This puts Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf students in jeopardy as well as those attending 10 other 4201 Schools across New York State. Mill Neck Manor thanks the State Assembly and Senate for approving the restoration of 4201 funding, and now we have to convince the Governor to the same. You can help encourage the Governor to restore this essential funding by signing a “Deaf Children Deserve Better” petition at Mill Neck Manor’s Save Our School Petition Rally, to be held at Broadway Mall in Hicksville from 11 a.m. to closing on March 26 in the center court. Enter the mall from the south side in between Macy’s and Target, and look for the entrance near Tax Tips and the Karate School. Only New York State residents may sign the petition. Contact Nancy Leghart 628-4243 or nleghart@millneck.org. Visit www.millneck.org for the latest on the budget crisis, related news coverage, advocacy efforts and contact information. For more information about Broadway Mall and for directions, visit http://www.broadwaymall.com/.


Sunday, April 10

Swim-A-Thon

Winthrop University Hospital’s 10th Annual Swim-A-Thon will be held on April 10 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at Hofstra University Swim Center, 900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead (463-5081). Help raise funds for a healthy future; get family and friends to sponsor you by Pledging Dollars for Laps. Features: free professional swim coaching by Joe Petrush of Total Immersion, message therapy for swimmers, live music by Central Beat Rock Band and Mineola High School Jazz Band, arts and crafts, tattoos, raffles and prizes. All proceeds to benefit Child Life Program at Winthrop University Hospital. Registration $20 adults; $10 children 4 to 18. Register on line at www.Winthrop.org/events or call 516-663-4423.


Upcoming Events

Glenn Mohr Chorale

Presents an original production highlighting the events of the Lenten season and featuring original music written by Glenn Mohr. It Is Finished, written by Frances McNamara and Glenn Mohr, expresses through a unique and skillful blend of traditional music and scriptures, the mystery, joy an sorrow of the Lenten season. The chorale is based in Floral Park. For information and details contact Joanne Murad 488-0600. Good will offerings are requested. Performances schedule:

•March 27: Immaculate Conception Center, 7200 Douglaston Pky., Douglaston. 4 p.m.

•April 3: Sts. Simon and Jude, 185 Van Sicklen St., Brooklyn. 3 p.m.

•April 10: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills. 3:30 p.m.

•April 17: The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 526 59th St., Brooklyn. 5 p.m.


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 Pear1H21@nyc.rr.com.


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.

AARP Chapter #5224 Floral Park meets on the third Monday of the month at the Floral Park Recreation Center. For further information call Marge Vance, president, 354-4296, or Eileen Malone, vice president 352-6690.

•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 Sgt. Jerry Ortell 775-5126 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 www.gardencityskiclub.com 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 www.fpcitizensparty.com 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, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Diana 481-9280. No meeting at the church during July and August.

•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 WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 – Mdekom@gmail.com; Julie Dekom, Membership Director -Julz_5@yahoo.com; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP -SEiselen@msn.com.

•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.

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