Calendar Aug. 24-20, 2016


family-tree-295298_640Thursday, Aug. 25

Homemakers’ Council

The Hicksville Homemakers’ Council meets weekly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 West Carl St., Hicksville. Ladies of all ages are welcome. For information contact Lisa at 631-351-1104.

Friday, Aug. 26

Social Dance Matinee

Learn the art of social dancing from professional instructors on a large wood dance floor every Friday at noon at Kismet Hall, 18 West Nicholai St. (off of Route 107, north of Old Country Road). Lessons are $9 per person, plus $5 for lunch. For information call Pearl Bacal at 718-332-7825.

Mastering The Transition

The Eyes of Learning, a nonprofit metaphysical learning and teaching group, meets monthly and holds programs at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. At 8 p.m., there will be a lecture/workshop titled “Mastering The Transition, The Practicality of Moving Toward Enlightenment,” with Diana Vitantonio. She is an energy therapist, author, coauthor and of various books on energy and ancient esoteric practices Her website is Join for a powerful evening filled with fun, discovery and human appeal. Admission is $10 members, $15 non-members. No pre-registration required. For information call 516-731-0909 or visit

Thursday, Sept. 1

Genealogy Group

The German Genealogy Group will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Hicksville VFW Hall—Post 3211, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hicksville. The program this month is entitled, “Hidden Inheritance,” with presenter Heidi Neumark, who discovered her hidden Jewish heritage. Neumark will take attendees on her journey as she finds out about her roots in Germany, the Czech Republic, Brazil and some newly found cousins in Los Angeles. An orientation session for beginners and newcomers will be held at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Among the many benefits of membership are a newsletter published ten times a year, a database of surnames, a book and CD lending library, interesting guest speakers at the meetings, mentoring, a start-up kit of helpful information and much more. Visit for free, searchable church, yearbook, vital records and naturalization databases. For additional information call Ruth at 718-460-4240 or Don at 631-265-0621.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Family Festival

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church at 369 Green Ave., East Meadow will host its annual festival, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature the Greek and Slavic café, live Slavic music by “Barynya” (performing from noon to 3 p.m.), raffle auction, big bouncy castle and kids’ games, flea market, vendors and 50/50 raffle. Admission is free. For more information, contact 516-483-3649, email or visit A flyer with a coupon for a $1 food ticket is available via email.

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