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Lend Me A Tenor
Saturday, July 9

North Shore Pops Concert Band
Sunday, July 10

Summer Rummage Sale
Tuesday, July 12


Saturday, July 9

Lend Me A Tenor

Set in the 1930s, Tenor is a screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered Italian superstar, arrives in Ohio to make his debut with the local opera and goes missing. As Saunders, the show’s presenter, conspires to cover for Tito’s absence, placate his hot-blooded wife, and distract his fans, chaos on a truly operatic level ensues. Performances (through July 24): Wednesday, July 20 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2:30 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets $23 adults; $21 seniors; $18 students, $14 youth under 12. All tickets $25 at the door. Group rates available. Box office 775-4420 or 631-581-2700.

Every Child Matters

Second Street Team (volunteer) meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Child Care Council of Nassau, 925 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. Lunch will be provided. Opportunities for youth, families, adults and organizational collaboration will be covered. RSVP ASAP to Johnathan 631-462-0303, ext. 162 or email jcantarero@everychildmatters.org.


Sunday, July 10

North Shore Pops Concert Band

Under the direction of Conductor Eric Albinder. The concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Echo Park, Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead. Big Band music, Broadway showtunes, patriotic music and marches and light classics will be featured. Call 631-864-3574. Free.


Tuesday, July 12

Summer Rummage Sale

The Bellerose Jewish Center will be holding its fabulous Summer Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse through new and almost new clothing, bric-a-brac, household items, toys, etc. You never know what treasures you may find. For info contact the Bellerose Jewish Center Office, 718-343-9001. Bellerose JC is located at 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park.


Upcoming Events

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994:

•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.

•July 11 (and every second Monday of the month) at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.

•July 15 (and every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.


Ongoing Event

Port North Basketball

Port North is a 3-year-old independent basketball team based out of Port Washington that plays year round in the super league at Island Garden and various tournaments in the metropolitan area. While the team has enjoyed success winning championships in 7th and 8th grade divisions this past season the emphasis is on teaching the fundamentals, developing good practice habits and preparing players for middle and high school basketball. The team has a professional trainer with over 20 years experience. We are currently looking for experienced players for next season. We have spots on teams for boys entering grades 6 through 10 next September. If you are interested or have any questions please email pwbballsal@aol.com.


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

•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.

•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.

•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

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

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.

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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