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Help Japan with Love
Saturday, April 9

Sunday, April 10

Nassau Chapter, Knights of Columbus
Friday, April 15

Saturday, April 9

Help Japan with Love

Charity Concert hosted by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, LI Branch with special Guest Xiao-Feng Wu, an extraordinary talented pianist, to perform the music of Chopin. As a NY-based pianist, Xiaofeng has been claimed as “simply prodigious, to be on the roster of the first-class performers of his immense country – China” by, a European music review magazine. As one of only five pianists and the only Chinese selected by Apple, Inc. to be part of its Chopin Project, Xiao-feng has recorded Chopin solo works for exclusive distribution via iTunes. His solo concerts have been highly acclaimed by music critics in numerous publications and media outlets around the world. Xiaofeng has chosen to play some of Chopin’s works in this performance because they echo the strong feelings of those who have suffered in the great earthquake in Japan in March and those who have responded with love and compassion. All lovers of Chopin music are welcome to come and listen in person to a top pianist playing Chopin’s works and understand the true spirit of Tzu Chi – “Compassion and Relief.” The concert will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Tzu Chi LI Branch, 60 East Williston Ave., East Williston. Seating is very limited. Call in advance for seating 873-6888.

Sunday, April 10


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 or call 516-663-4423.

Friday, April 15

Nassau Chapter, Knights of Columbus

Monthly meeting at 8 p.m. at the Floral Park Council, 33 South Tyson Ave. Contact Steve Connelly 312-5375 or the Floral Park Council 352-9770.

Saturday, April 16

Craft Fair/Flea Market

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

Tuesday, April 19

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 be playing a Horse Racing Game after the regular business meeting. come and join the group. For more information call Gina Mignone 437-9679.

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:

•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.

Ladies Night Out

The Floral Park Woman’s Club will hold a Ladies Night Out on May 6 at St. Elisabeth’s Church, Harvard St., Floral Park at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, tasty desserts, wine, soda, coffee and tea. After enjoying these refreshments, tables of four or more are available to play cards, games of your choice or visit with friends. Fabulous prizes are available at our raffle tables. The cost is $15. For reservations and directions call Faith 326-1459. Reservations are to be made by April 29. Proceeds from this function will be added to our Scholarship Fund.

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.

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 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, 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 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.

Ongoing Programs

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 Jennifer Colbert, CSW, ext. 400.

FISH of Floral Park

Provides free transportation to and from medical appointments for senior citizens who are residents of the Floral Park/Bellerose area and cannot afford cab fare or who have no other means of transportation. Should you or a loved one need transportation to a medical appointment, contact FISH at 835-9522 or telephone coordinator Fran Hornberger at 775-0740.


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