Blood Drive
Saturday, October 15

Fall Garage/Street Sale
Sunday, October 16

Out of the Darkness
Sunday, October 16

Saturday, October 15

Blood Drive

Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., Hicksville, will host a blood drive from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone who donates will receive a free pumpkin from Parkway Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch, which runs through the end of month. Donors must be between the ages of 16 and 75; 16 year olds will need parental permission and must bring ID and proof of age; anyone older than 75 who would like to give will need to bring a doctor’s note. To schedule an appointment, call 938-1233 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. or send an e-mail message to

Sunday, October 16

Fall Garage/Street Sale

The Hicksville Kiwanis will be having its Garage/Street Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of 404 Jerusalem Ave. (across the street from CVS and 7-11). Come help support your community and people who are in need. All proceeds will be donated to local food pantries and to help fun Kiwanis’ six scholarship awards. You never know what treasures you might find.

Out of the Darkness

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host its walk for suicide prevention “Out of the Darkness” community walk at Old Westbury Gardens. Register online at or call 869-4215 for more information.

New Shalom Sunday Family Play Group

Join the new Sunday morning family play group located at the East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave. The play group will meet once a month on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Today is the first session. Parents and their children, toddlers to 5 years old, are invited to attend. Activities will include story telling, arts and crafts, play with peers, Jewish holiday crafts, music, snacks and more. The play group is perfect for working parents. The cost per session is $5. Registration is required. For more information call 439-3415 or email

Tuesday, October 18

Gray Wolf Program

The Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club hosts 4 or 5 educational programs each year. These programs, which take place at the Special Events Building in Eisenhower Park, cover a wide variety of topics relating to the outdoors. The programs are free of charge and open to the public. The next program is scheduled 7 pm. A representative from the National Wolfwatcher Coalition will discuss the re-introduction of the gray wolf into Yellowstone National Park as well as their work with regional wolves. For more information about the Nassau Hiking and Outdoor Club, or any of its upcoming programs, email or visit the club on the internet at

Wednesday, October 19

Fashion Fantasy 2011

The Council of Auxiliaries of United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc., invite you to Fashion Fantasy 2011, at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park. Dinner is at 7:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar preceding it at 6:30 p.m. Fashions are by Debra Van Horn with furs by Maximilian. The honoree this year is Julie Marchesella, past president of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, currently vice president of the NC Council of Chambers and owner of Queen of Hearts in Merrick, a generous supporter, advocate and friend of ucpn for many years. The event is one of the largest fund raisers produced by council and helps support the programs ucpn provides for more than 1,800 children and adults with disabilities. Learn more about ucpn at Reservations may be made by calling 378-2000, ext. 220 by Oct. 12. The cost per person is $85 or the sale of one raffle book. Come for a terrific evening.

Friday, October 21

Social Ballroom Dancing

Takes place every Friday at the VFW, 320 South Broadway (107 South off of Old Country Rd., Hicksville) from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Social Dancing with or without a partner. Professional ballroom DJ, ballroom dance lesson, lunch, coffee, cake, pastries. $14 donation. Singles and couples welcome with or without a partner. For beginners and advanced. Email or call 718 -332-7825. Also on Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18.

Saturday, October 22

Anniversary Dinner Dance

At Knights of Columbus Hall, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville, from 7 to 11 p.m. Live DJ. Tickets $40 includes music, dancing and food. Call 822-7594.

Life’s WORC Building For Their Tomorrow Walk

At Eisenhower Park, East Meadow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reception following from 1 to 4 p.m. Food, beer and refreshments. Cost: $15 per person for adults; $10 per person children ages 10-18. Children under 10 years of age free. Call Matthew Zebatto 741-9000, ext. 241. E-Mail Address:

Sunday, October 30

Fall Festival

The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce Second Annual Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107/Jerusalem Ave. Come out, participate, have fun and jump in the leaves with the chamber. Call 931-7170 or e-mail

Upcoming Events

Shoppers Night

Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow (two blocks south of Hempstead Tpke., off the M5 Exit on the Meadowbrook Pky.). Free admission. Vendors wanted. Contact, 516-937-1420 or, 516-564-9392.

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

•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.

•Oct. 21 and every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.

•Oct. 26 and every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.

Jamaica High School Reunion

ALL JHS alumni are invited to join in the 60th Anniversary Reunion on Oct. 30 at noon at the Residence Inn by Marriott (the Terrace Room), 9 Gerhardt Rd., Plainview. Champagne Luncheon. Contact: Marsha Cymberg Berkowitz 516-486-6809 or Gerry Sugarman 239-304-5444 or

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 several experienced players in 6th, 7th and 8th grades and a forward for a 9th grade team. If you are interested or have any questions please email

Weekly Events

•Bible Studies conducted by the Cornerstone Christian Church of LI every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 250 W. Old Country Rd., Country Bridge Plaza, (behind Antun’s Catering House; nearest cross road: Route 106). For more information call 342-1552 or go to

•Martial Arts America in Hicksville, 300 South Broadway, holds free Child Safety workshops on Saturdays. The free workshops are offered as part of the school’s monthly community service. For more information, visit or call 932-5275.

•Hicksville-Jericho Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 at Caracalla Ristorante, 102 Jericho Tpke., Syosset.

•Hicksville Homemakers business meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Bennett Community Center, 28 W. Carl St. Come in and join the group and become a member. Classes held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monthly Events

•Charles Wagner American Legion Post 421, founded in 1919, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville VFW Hall, 320 S. Broadway, Hicksville. During July and August the post meets only the third Monday. All eligible veterans are most welcome. Dedicated to assisting veterans, POW-MIA, military, children and community. Call 338-6995 for information. Come and help your fellow veterans.

•William M. Gouse Jr. Post #3211 VFW meeting at 8 p.m. at 320 S. Broadway. For information call 931-7843. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month.

•William M. Gouse Jr. Post #3211 VFW Ladies Auxiliary meets at 8 p.m. at 320 S. Broadway. Meetings are held every second Monday of the month.

•Central Nassau Chapter #1592 AARP meets at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday (except July and August) of the month at Levittown Town Hall, 201 Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Anyone over the age of 50 and a national AARP member is invited to attend. No fee. For information call 794-9158.

•Order Sons of Italy in America invites those interested to join the Galileo Galilei Lodge #2253 in Hicksville. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Wm. Bennett Community Building, 28 N. Carl St. Join by calling Marie Matassa 931-2843 for an application.

•Board of Fire Commissioners regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month except in the month of December when the meeting is held on the first Tuesday. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the E. Marie St. Firehouse. Meetings are also held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at which time department matters and small details are discussed with the chiefs of the department.

•Bethpage Masonic Lodge No. 975 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 8 p.m. at the Hicksville Masonic Temple, 18 W. Nicholai St., Hicksville. For information call 731-2488. Meetings are every second and fourth Friday.

•The River Flows Coffee House, an evening of fellowship consisting of conversation, board games, music that rocks. Coffee provided by Starbucks and cake are offered. Presented by The River of Life Church, 15 Marie St., on the second Saturday of each month, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. A free will offering of $7 per adult is allocated to a “Free Lunch Buffet” and other church ministries. Donations of nonperishable, prepackaged and canned, foods and personal hygiene products are needed to provide aid for the poor or homeless and can be dropped off Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Pastor James Cohen 937-9226.

•Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) was founded in 1978, is congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA Chapter #82 is your Nassau County Chapter and meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Hicksville’s VFW Hall. Call 677-5384 for further information or contact us by e-mail at Come and join your fellow Vietnam Veteran in support of each other.

•NC Mothers of Twins Club, a caring support, education and resource for parents of multiples. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkway Community Church, 95 Stewart Ave., on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of July and December. Call 616-3366 or visit

•Hicksville Historical Society. The trustees, members (and guests) of the HHS meet on the fourth Tuesday of March, May, September and November in the Kenneth Barnes Community Room in the Hicksville Library at 7:15 PM.

•Catholic War Veterans. All Catholics who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to attend the meeting of Joseph Barry Post No. 1946 of the Catholic War Veterans on the third Thursday of each month at 8 pm. at the Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus Council, 45 Heitz Pl. For information on joining call 433-5008.

•Perceptual Problems Affecting Reading/Learning. Free meetings about a little-known but common perceptual problem which affects the reading and learning capabilities of children and adults are held at Perceptual Change Associates, 120 Bethpage Rd., Hicksville. Seating is limited for the twice monthly meetings being held on the first Friday and second Thursday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. For reservations to learn more about this easily correctable perceptual problem call 822-4900.

Ongoing Programs

Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services

Located at 950 South Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville. Call 822-4060. The following programs are offered:

•The Community Program open to all people over 60 who are dealing with issues related to drugs or alcohol. This is an opportunity to talk confidentially with your peers as well as having the support and guidance of a skilled professional. Medicare and most other insurances are accepted.

•A support group for those who have family members with mental illness meets Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. The fee is $5 per family. The staff is comprised of psychiatrists, registered nurses and certified social workers. Call 822-6111.

•An outpatient substance abuse agency offering a Parenting Group on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. This group specializes in parenting issues for substance abusers as well as parents whose children use drugs. All inquiries are confidential.

•Women’s Domestic Issues group provides support and education to women experiencing domestic conflict, child abuse, substance abuse and related issues. The focus will be on education, support as well as empowerment and proactive behavior. The group will be held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Preregistration required.

•Young Adult Drug Addiction Group for people 18 to 21 who are recovering from drug addiction. The goals are to enhance skills, increase self-awareness and work toward a drug and alcohol free life. The group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. All inquiries are confidential.


An ongoing exhibit of rocks and minerals, dinosaurs and fossils, butterflies and moths and historical artifacts and curiosities in Hicksville’s historic 1895 Heitz Place Courthouse. Now featuring the “Sights and Sounds” audioguide system in English and Spanish, the Naturalist’s Gift Shop and “Butterfly Days” every Thursday afternoon. Gregory Museum, Heitz Pl. and Bay Ave. Call 822-7505 or log onto Closed Mondays.

Eyes of Learning

A non-profit metaphysical study group held at Levittown Hall, Levittown Pky., Hicksville. Membership is $15 for individuals; $25 joint membership per year. As a member, you will continue to receive a calendar mailed to your home six times per year and be entitled to a discount at all E.O.L. programs. Contact Patricia at: Call 731-0909.

HUMC Food Pantry Open

Hunger is a real issue facing our local area. In response to this need, the Hicksville United Methodist Church, 130 Old Country Rd., opened a food pantry. The pantry is open on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Non-perishable foods, paper goods and hygiene items are given to our neighbors in need. Contact us if you can help in any way. The pantry relies on private donations. If you would like to help fill our shelves, we accept donations. Call 516-931-2626.

Thrift Shop

The Pretty New Thrift Shop, 238 Main St., Farmingdale. The shop supports the work of Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc., a multi-service mental health and substance abuse agency located in Hicksville. The shop is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and accepts gently used clothing, housewares, furniture and collectibles. Call 420-1394.

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