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Blood Drive

Saturday, May 9

Spring Fair and Plant Sale

Saturday, May 9

Bellerose Village Women’s Club

Tuesday, May 12


Wednesday, May 6

The Floral Park-Bellerose Board of Education’s Meet the Candidates will be held on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at John Lewis Childs School, jointly hosted by the PTAs.


Thursday, May 7

The South Floral Park Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 8 p.m. at village hall, 383 Roquette Ave.


Saturday, May 9

Blood drive hosted by St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church at 175 Cherry Ln. on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Floral Park United Methodist Church’s annual Spring Fair and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 35 Verbena Ave. in Floral Park. Pick up your annuals, vegetables, hanging plants and check out the crafts, deli and thrift shop while you’re there. Call the church for more information at 516-354-4969.

Hofstra University’s Dutch Festival on the school’s south campus has been rescheduled from last week and will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.hofstra.edu/festivals for more information.


Monday, May 11

The Floral Park-Bellerose School District Board of Education will meet on Monday, May 11, at 8 p.m. at John Lewis Childs School auditorium.


Tuesday, May 12

Hempstead Town Board will meet on Tuesday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, 1 Washington St., in Hempstead.

The Bellerose Village Women’s Club will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd.

The next Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA meeting will be Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s library. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.


Wednesday, May 13

The Bellerose Floral Park chapter of the Homemakers Council of Nassau County will hold its membership meeting and registration on Wednesday, May 13, at noon at Christ Lutheran Church at Spooner Street and Plainfield Avenue. All are welcome to attend. New members welcome. Call Tessie at 516-488-3182 for information.


Thursday, May 14

The Floral Park Police Department will hold a “Teen Driver Safety” forum for a review of texting and driving and new license laws on Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Floral Park Memorial High School. Check out the driving and DWI simulator. Reserve a seat by emailing Police Officer John Groshans at jgroshansfppd@yahoo.com

The Floral Park Fire Department Hook & Ladder Co. 2’s teamwork and leadership seminar with Robert O’Neill will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 8 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Adam’s Playhouse, 1000 Fulton Ave. in Hempstead. O’Neill is one of the country’s most highly decorated Navy Seal combat veterans and was involved in one of the nation’s most strategic military  campaigns. Deploying more than a dozen times, O’Neill held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions across four different theaters of war. After almost 17 years of service, O’Neill was honorably discharged in August 2012 as team leader with SEAL Team VI, responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden. Seats are $50 per person, in advance, or $60 at the door. Contact Eric at 516-996-4708 or Patricia at 516-376-1255 for tickets and details.

Floral Park’s South Side Civic Association’s membership meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. New members welcome.

The John Lewis Childs School PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Chair/co-chair for the 2015-16 committees are sought.


Saturday, May 16

Hance Family Foundation’s 5K and Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, May 16, at Floral Park’s Centennial Gardens.

South Floral Park will hold its annual Armed Forces Day celebration, in honor of those who are actively serving in the military, on Saturday, May 16, at village hall, 383 Roquette Ave. Free and open to the public.  

Town of Hempstead’s S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Newbridge Road Park in South Bellmore.


Ongoing Programs

Floral Park United Methodist Church Thrift Shop at 35 Verbena Ave. Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations accepted. Call 516-354-4969.

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