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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

The smell of pine, wood and scented candles greet customers with a sense of home as they cross the wooden threshold to the Amish Craft Barn in Seaford. There they will find dolls, birdhouses, quilts, ceramic turkeys, hand-painted Christmas trees, oak furniture and other seasonal and holiday tchotchkes.

 

Massapequa natives Frank and Pam Hoerauf started The Amish Craft Barn & Gift Shoppe 20 years ago after an inspiring visit to Pennsylvania.

Holidays increase daily congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

The Island Trees Cross Country teams continue their improvement in 2014. This year the girls’ team has a record of 8-2 and with their victories over Clarke and Wheatley High Schools, they clinched the Division Championship for the first time in Island Trees High School history.

 

The girls are led by senior Captain Angela Brocco who has been rewriting the girl’s record boards. Brocco set the school record for the Warwick Valley 5000 meter course on Sept. 20. 

This season the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team at Division Avenue has the rare ability to fill every position on the field with a member of the senior class. All 11 seniors have made contributions to the success of this year’s squad.


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