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“Teen Driver Safety”

Thursday, May 14

5K and Family Fun Day

Saturday, May 16

Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 16


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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Emma’s One-Mile Run begins at 9 a.m. The Hance Family 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. The Pee-Wee Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Event held rain or shine. Visit www.hancefamilyfoundation.com for more information.

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. at 11 a.m. 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.


Monday, May 18

AARP Floral Park Chapter #5224 and the NY Council for the Humanities will host a presentation by Robert Cohen “The Ballad of America: The History of the United States in Song” on Monday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available for purchase following the meeting. For more information call Joe at 516-437-8125.

The Bellerose Village Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at 50 Superior Rd.


Tuesday, May 19

Town of Hempstead’s Make A Difference Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, 1 Washington St., Hempstead.


Thursday, May 21

“Pasta and Politics” at the next Floral Park-Bellerose Republican Club meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 33 S. Tyson Ave. in Floral Park. Pasta and refreshments will be served for the last meeting before the summer break. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring a friend.

Bellerose Village Junior Women’s Club will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at 50 Superior Rd.

The North End Civic Association will hold its membership meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Reliance Fire House on Holland Avenue. New members welcome.

South Floral Park Civic Association will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 8 p.m. at 383 Roquette Ave. New members welcome. Call Anthony at 516-775-9345 for information.


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.

Women with metastatic breast cancer are invited to join a support group that meets on Thursdays, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The free group is a program of the Adelphi NY statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program and meets at the Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. The group is supported by a grant from the Alpern Family Foundation. To register, call Erin Nau, counseling and education coordinator, at 516-877-4314.

The Marine Corps League has moved its meeting place from the Port Washington Elks Club to the New Hyde Park Elks Club. The Marines meet on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. Call Vinny Annunziata at 516-926-9813.

At the Bellerose Jewish Center, located at 254-04 Union Tpke., in Floral Park: free Jewish education for kindergarten and Sunday School children. A thorough religious curriculum with experienced teachers for third grade to their bar/bat mitzvah is also provided.

Also, the Renaissance Group, a nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one meet. An exchange of ideas can be helpful. Call 718-343-9001 for the date of the next meeting.

American Legion Post 334 of Floral Park meets on the first and third Fridays (except July and Aug.) at 8:30 p.m. at 15 Elizabeth St. New members welcome. Honorable discharge from wartime military service is required.

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