Sunday, August 12
33rd Annual Grande Festa Italiana
Wednesday, September 5
Friday, August 10
BIG the Musical
St. Gregory’s Theatre Group presents BIG the Musical. Directed by Kathy Rollo Ferrara. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Ticket prices reserved in advance: adults $18, seniors $15, children $7. Without reservation: adults $20, seniors $17, children $9. Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87th Avenue, Bellerose. Call 718-989-2451 or email: email@example.com. Additional show dates: Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 11
Legally Blonde: The Musical
The BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Legally Blonde based on the hit movie. Legally Blonde is an evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped in a smart pink bow! Elle Woods is the homecoming queen who doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone ‘serious’, Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School. Performances: Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., Aug. 12 at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Aug. 17 at 8 p.m., Aug. 18 at 8 p.m., Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 24 at 8 p.m., Aug. 25 at 8 p.m., and Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Advance tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $18 for students and $14 for youth (under 12). All tickets are $28 at the door. Box office: 516-775-4420. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for group information.
Sunday, August 12
The 2012 Atlantic Northeast Area Meet & Fun Car Show, Town of Hempstead Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway in Lawrence. Presented by The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s Queens County Region. Judges meet sponsored by the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration fee $35 for judged Chevrolets. Applicants for judging must be a member of the VCCA. Day of show fee $15 for non-judged vehicles; open to any make, including antiques, classics, customs, rods and trucks. All participating vehicles must be over 25 years old (1987 and older). No rain date. Free admission for spectators. Call 718-224-2674 or e-mail email@example.com for an application.
Monday, August 13
Presented by BroadHollow Children’s Theatre. Enlist with Robin Hood’s gang of merry men as he must rescue Maid Marian from the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Performances: Aug. 13, 14 at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets are $10. Box office: 516-775-4420. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for group information.
Tuesday, August 14
Presented by the BroadHollow Children’s Theatre. Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. Follow her through this musical romp of the famous children’s book. Performance at 1 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets are $10. Box office: 516-775-4420. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email email@example.com for group information.
Wednesday, September 5
33rd Annual Grande Festa Italiana
Largest and oldest feast on Long Island! Sept. 5 to Sept. 9 at North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington. Rides, games, delicious food, and live entertainment. Friday to Sunday night, casino, fireworks Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 5, 6, ride all night for $25, Sept. 9, ride free from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Open 6 to 11 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Sat, and 1:30 – 11 p.m. on Sunday. Ample parking. All proceeds donated to charity. For more information call 516-767-3123 or go to www.marinolodge.org.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.fpcitizens party.com or call 775-2940.
•Your Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 50 to 70 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 Denise 488-4597. 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 your 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 a 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.
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
Located at 506 Stewart Ave., Garden City, the following is offered:
•Free Puppet Show on Seizure Disorder. A children’s program on epilepsy using the internationally acclaimed “Kids on the Block” troupe of puppets, free to public and private elementary schools. These shows are appropriate for the third- and fourth-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 isolated from your family and friends? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, we have a 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.
Help For Seniors
Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call an LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from U.S. Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.