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Elton John Tribute Concert

Thursday, August 15

Pet Adoption

Saturday, August 17

Blood Drive

Saturday, August 17


Thursday, August 15

Elton John Tribute Concert

Yellow Brick Road plays a free Elton John tribute concert at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.


Friday, August 16

Korean American Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Korean American Night on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Saturday, August 17

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Blood Drive

Jessy Davidson, a student at MacArthur High School, will be holding a Sweet Sixteen blood drive on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. at Runner’s Edge, 242 Main Street, in Farmingdale. Appointments are available every 15 minutes. If you are interested contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your appointment or Go directly to this link: https://drm.nybloodcenter.org/PublicScheduler/GroupWelcome.aspx?Group=67313/.

Pet Adoption

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter will mark the 44th anniversary of Woodstock with a free adoption event named “Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival” on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter will also celebrate National Adopt a Black Cat Day  on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Huey Lewis and the News

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Huey Lewis and the News on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Sunday, August 18

Bangladeshi American Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Bangladeshi American Night on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.

Health & Wellness Fair

Free health and wellness fair on Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd in Uniondale (across from Cradle of Aviation). More than 100 vendor and county agencies available. Free screenings, mammograms, fire truck display, carnival style games, raffles. Food demonstrations, exercise workshops, blood drive, and more. For information call 516-227-9675.


Wednesday, August 21

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The Levittown Chamber of Commerce’s August general meeting will be held on Aug. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at  Miller’s Ale House, 3046 Hempstead Tpke. All are welcome to attend. Call 516-520-7000 to reserve a spot.

Styx Tribute    

Rockin’ the Paradise will perform a free Styx tribute concert at East Village Green in Levittown on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information

Gospel Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Gospel Night on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Thursday, August 22

Substance Abuse Seminar

On Thursday, Aug. 22 the county will hold a substance abuse seminar at the Hicksville firehouse, 20 East Marie Street from 7 to 9 p.m. The sessions are free to attend. The seminar, “You’re Not Alone,” includes informal group discussions with the experts, including some one-on-one time to chat and ask private questions. County staff will also train and provide attendees over the age of 18 with nasal Narcan or Naloxone kits, which can reverse the fatal effects of a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose. The panel also includes an addict in recovery, as well as the parent of someone in recovery, to offer their perspectives. For information, or to register for the forum, call the Nassau County Police Department Office of Community Affairs at 516-573-7360 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, August 23

“In the Still of the Night”

2013 International Music Nights concert series: “In the Still of the Night,” featuring Fred Parris and the Five Satins, Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers, and Cool Change, honoring the Knights of Columbus on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Sunday, August 25

Pakistani American Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Pakistani American Night on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Saturday, August 31

Selichot Celebration

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh and Temple Beth Am of Merrick invite the community to screen the 1989 Woody Allen classic Crimes and Misdemeanors starring Woody Allen, Martin Landau, and Claire Bloom at Temple B’nai Torah at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, in Wantagh, to celebrate Selichot, or Days of Forgiveness on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The evening begins with Havdalah followed by the film and a discussion on how it relates to the holiday and desert.

Labor Day Weekend Festival

Labor Day Weekend Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Seaford Railroad Station, Sunrise Highway. No fee. Call 631-724-5966 for information.

Summer Festival

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church at 369 Green Avenue, East Meadow will host its summer festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature Slavic and Greek food, children’s games, Chinese auction, flea market, 50/50 raffle, and vendors. Admission is free. For information, contact 516-483-3649 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, October 20

Levittown Idol V

The Levittown Historical Society will present Levittown Idol V, the society’s annual youth talent show for students (K-12) of the Levittown and Island Trees school districts on Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Levittown Hall. Contract the society for rules and information at 516-735-9060.


Weekly Events

•Homemakers Club Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 579-4420.

•Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. Do you have a problem with food? We are a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 794-1333.

•Overeaters Anonymous. Are you a compulsive overeater? Under eater? Overeaters Anonymous can help. There is a meeting on Tuesdays on the corner of Salisbury Park Dr. and Carmans Rd., East Meadow, across from the firehouse from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Call for directions 997-4534. For information about the meeting call Nancy 798-2547 (between 7 and 9 p.m.) or Ed 845-5423.

•Bingo For Kids/Families. On Tuesday evenings you can have fun with your family at a special bingo designed just for kids. At Temple Beth-El of Bellmore, 1373 Bellmore Rd., N. Bellmore, you can play bingo for prizes (not cash). Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per player. An adult must accompany the children. Adult play is optional. Bring a marker or purchase one at the event. The snack bar will be open at 6 p.m. and will serve a variety of reasonably priced items. No food can be brought with you into the temple because strict kosher food laws are observed.

•Mid Nassau Jewish Retirement Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. New members are welcome. Call Marty Fein 485-3171.

•Homemakers Club Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 579-4420.

News

U.S. Air Force Veteran Mario Dell’aera, 80, of Levittown said he first volunteered for service in 1952, during the Korean War.

 

“They called volunteers ‘regulars,’” he said, reflecting back to when he first enlisted.

 

From 1952-1956, Dell’era called the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. home. The base, he said, operated 24 hours, 7 days a week, training pilots to fly overseas into Korea.

Something about the warmth and sunshine of summer makes it the perfect season for lounging around. 

 

On July 26, the Levittown Community Council hosted its 17th annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green Park for families to take advantage of this season of relaxation and laidback fun free of charge.  

 

The DJ played Latin songs as children shook neon colored macarenas and followed the dance moves of a Zumba instructor. Other children enjoyed pony rides, shooting hoops, playing Can Jam and

Tug-of-War, petting farm animals, jumping in a bouncy castle, and fishing for plastic fish in a kiddie pool. 


Sports

Those looking to take swimming lessons and exercise classes at a nearby aquatic center can register for the fall 2014 session at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow.  

 

On Friday, Aug. 1 is the last chance for open registration. It begins at 8 a.m. for any remaining spots.  The availability of remaining classes will be made public the day before at 5 p.m.

 

On Monday, September 8 the first day of classes for the fall session begin.

 

Swim lessons will be offered for all levels: 

Eric Haslbauer of Levittown scored fourth overall in the 11th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run held on the streets of Plainview on July 20. 

Haslbauer, 21, who has done  most of his running lately for Molloy College, crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 53 seconds, earning him the second place award in the highly competitive 20-24 age group.

 

A near record field of 531 runners and walkers completed the run, only ten less than the record set last year. The Heart & Sole has clearly become an important summer road race in Nassau County.  The

Run benefits programs at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals.  Race management was handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club. 


Calendar

Erik's Reptile Edventures - July 30

Rich Vos At Governor's - August 1

Worship Without Walls - August 2 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com