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Frosty the Snowman
Saturday, December 3

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Saturday, December 3

Annual Family Fun Night
Sunday, December 4


Saturday, December 3

Frosty the Snowman

See Jenny and Frosty save Chillsville from the evil Ethel Pierpot and her plan to melt all the snow. Dec. 3, 10, 17 at 4 p.m.; Dec. 11, 27 at 1 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets $10. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email bhtgroupsales@aol.com for group information. Box office 775-4420.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Follow Rudolph from a baby reindeer, through the “reindeer games” and finally, as he saves Christmas with his “nose so bright.” Dec. 3, 10, 17 at 1 p.m.; Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets $10. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email bhtgroupsales@aol.com for group information. Box office 775-4420.

Remembering Mel: A Tribute to Mel Tormé

Remembering Mel pays fitting tribute to one of America’s most enduring male vocalists and features some of Tormé’s most popular songs, including Lulu’s Back in Town, It Don’t Mean a Thing, When the Sun Comes Out, Just in Time, More Than You Know and The Christmas Song. Starring Warren Schein, accompanied by his musical trio David Schacih, bass; Art Lillard, drums; and Frank Sanchez, piano. Veteran performer Warren Schein, nicknamed “The Velvet Mist,” has appeared on stages from New York City to Florida, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy this terrific tribute. 8 p.m. at Hofstra University, in The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. Tickets: $19; $17 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Box office 463-6644.


Sunday, December 4

Annual Family Fun Night

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 57 Spooner St., Floral Park, will be having its Advent Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. in the church basement. Come for wreath making, pizza and song. All are welcome. There is a small supply fee of $5 plus the cost of pizza. No experience is necessary. RSVP by Nov. 27 to 775-9669 if you plan to attend.

The Manhattan Dolls: Christmas with the Dolls

The female trio sings holiday classics in 40’s swing style. Walk in a Winter Wonderland as The Dolls take you through all of your favorite Christmas tunes with gorgeous harmonies. So gather around that ole’ piano and get ready to sing along as you Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, schmooze with Santa Baby and take a quick ride with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It certainly won’t be a Silent Night when the Dolls are singing. 8 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets are $25 adults; $23 seniors; $18 students; $14 for youth (under 12). All tickets are $28 at the door. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email bhtgroupsales@aol.com for group information. Box office 775-4420.


Upcoming Events

Glenn Mohr Chorale

Celebrates the Advent season with its production of Blessed Hope, an original dramatic production. Blessed Hope features the original music created by the chorale founder, Glenn W. Mohr. The dark times before the birth of Christ are told with a skillful blend of traditional scripture, music and drama. Meet and share the experiences of Isaiah, Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist and others as the impending birth of a child will change their lives forever. Free will offering requested. Call 488-0600. Blessed Hope will be presented at the following locations:

•Dec. 3: Sts. Simon and Jude, 185 Van Sicklen Ave., Brooklyn (718-375-9600). 6:30 p.m.

•Dec. 4: St. Catherine of Sienna, 33 New Hyde Park Rd., Franklin Square (352-0145). 4 p.m.

•Dec. 11: St. Robert Bellarmine, 56-15 213th St., Bayside (718-229-6465). 3 p.m.

•Dec. 18: St. Gregory the Great, 242-20 88th St., Bellerose (718-347-3707). 3 p.m.

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. Go to www.strokelife.org.

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

•Every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.

•Every second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Building Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.

•Every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.

•Every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.



Ongoing Event

Port North 7th Grade Super League 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 in the 7th grade next September. If you are interested or have any questions please email pwbballsal@aol.com.


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.

•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.

•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

The Art Club

Has year round classes all taught by a professional. Classes for the littlest artist to the more serious, adult classes too. Call for more information at 742-7662 or go onto the web at thegardenartstudio.com.

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 WeBoatSafe.org 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

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