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HicksvilleIllustratedNews.com Calendar

Yard Sale - September 14

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness - September 17

Dance - September 20

Saturday, September 14

Yard Sale

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hicksville Fire Department will sponsor a yard sale in the parking lot of the fire house on West John Street in Hicksville on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 516-433-6297 for information.

Tuesday, September 17

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness

Join Assemblyman Michael Montesano on Sept. 27 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library for important information about hurricane and emergency preparedness. A state emergency representative will also be present. Call 516-937-3571 for information.

Friday, September 20

Dance

The Long Island NAIM Widow and Widowers dance will be held on Sept. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Massapequa Elks, 2162 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa. All are welcome, cost is $14. DJ Ray will be playing the music. Call Maureen for information at 516-781-4763.

Veterans Barbecue

Nassau County will host the third annual veterans’ barbecue, rain or shine on Sept. 20 at Eisenhower Park, parking field 6. Lunch will be served and entertainment will include a live band. County agencies will be present to offer assistance and information to veterans. Call 516-572-0200 for information.

Long Island Fair

 

New York State’s longest running county fair on Sept. 20, Sept. 21, Sept. 22, Friday, Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Prize winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals. Brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon and pony rides and more. Call 516-571-8406. 

 

Sunday, September 22

Hispanic American Heritage Celebration

Hispanic American heritage celebration at Eisenhower Park on Sept. 22. Call 516-571-3261 for information.

Fire Department Car Show

The third annual Hicksville Fire Department Car Show and Barbecue Cookoff will be held on Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cantiague Park on West John Street. Net proceeds from the show will benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Judged show in 40 classes. Fun for the whole family. Music by DJ Rich. Spectator admission is $5, under 12 years old free. Raffles, prizes, food available. Vehicle registration fee is $20. Visit www.nyautofest.com or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. 

Saturday, September 28

Owl Exhibit

Whooo’s That Owl Exhibit at Tackapausha Museum on Sept. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. Meet live owls up close and have all of your questions answered. Call 516-571-7443 for information.

Saturday, September 28

Cruise To The Car Show

Nassau County’s 4th Annual Cruise to the Show car parade, car show and auction on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at Eisenhower Park. Parade and car show begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Briarcliffe College, cruising to Eisenhower Park for car display and judging with live music, food and entertainment for the whole family. Visit: www.cruisetotheshow.com or call 516-315-6397 for information.

Eddie Money Concert

Eddie Money in concert on Sept. 28 at Eisenhower Park at 4:30 p.m. Show is free and open to the public. Call 516-572-0200 for information.

Special Olympics Fall Classic 

The Special Olympics of New York will hold its annual Fall Classic on Sept. 28 at Cantiague Park. Participant registration due before Sept. 13. Volunteers needed. Sports include: softball, soccer, cross country, golf and bocce. Visit www.nyso.org for information. 

Saturday, October 5

Oktoberfest

County’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park. Enjoy live music, German food, beer and more on Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Call 516-572-0200 for information.

Sunday, October 6

Diva Half Marathon

A fun half marathon and 5k run on Oct. 6 at Eisenhower Park, beginning at 8 a.m. 

Wednesday, October 16

Halloween Party

Annual Haunted Halloween party on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Tackapausha Museum. Enjoy animal presentations, crafts, games. Costumes are encouraged. Call 516-571-7443 for information. 

Saturday, October 19

Concert Festival

First annual music festival at Eisenhower Park on Oct. 19. Free and open to public. This year featuring Gloria Gaynor and many top local talent. Call 516-572-0200 for information.

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match

Step back into the later 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19. Call 516-572-8400 for information.

Haunted Halloween Celebration

Haunted Halloween at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19-20, 26-27. Includes a monster scavenger hunt, tales from the grave digger, pumpkin carving demonstrations, tarot card readings, broom making for witches, and more. Call 516-572-8400 for information.

Special Olympics Softball Tournament

The Special Olympics of New York will hold the Long Island Softball Tournament on Oct. 19 at the East Meadow Softball Complex. Participant registration due before Oct. 11. Volunteers needed. Visit www.nyso.org for information.

Tuesday, October 22

Golf Classic

County’s 2nd Annual Fall Golf Classic at Eisenhower Park. Participants treated to giveaways, prizes, raffles, and a catered lunch. Registration began on June 1. Call 516-572-0328 for information.


News

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s just what a Hicksville baker is doing, except in her case it isn’t lemons, but a gluten-free diet. Her lemonade stand of choice is her brand new gluten-free eatery, “Jac’s Bakeshop and Bistro,” which held its grand opening on April 12.  

“I’m a baker who can’t even eat wheat or eggs,” said owner Jaclyn Messina, chuckling at the irony.

There’s a lot you can do in 99 minutes. You could cook dinner, play a non-stop soccer game, watch a romantic comedy or hang out with Odysseus, Achilles and Hercules. If you chose the last option, Hicksville High School’s upcoming theatre production of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less  is the place for you.

The mouthful of a title says it all. The cast will take on over 80 characters as they speed through all of Greek mythology, including popular tales such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, in a little over an hour and a half.


Sports

Vito Sciascia was recently named Hicksville Soccer Club’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Long Island Junior Soccer League 2014 Kick-off Convention.

Sciascia started coaching travel soccer in 1998 for a boys team, the Flash, who later changed their names to the Muddogs. He could always be found at various sporting fields trying to recruit new soccer players. He would make each of these boys feel important and there was always room for another player. He tried to never turn a child away and when other coaches were having trouble with a boy he would take them on his team, no one was ever too much for him. Sciascia found the good in all those boys and they in return respected him. He took them to many tournaments and solicited enough sponsorship so that it was never a financial burden on their families.

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.


Calendar

American Legion Meeting

April 21

HS Theater in the Round

April 24-26

Science Fair

April 26



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