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Swirls and Twirls Grand Opening Celebration -  Saturday, June 22
Murder Mystery Dinner - Saturday, June 22
Social Networking Tutorial at the Massapequa Public Library - Tuesday, June 25


Saturday, June 22

Swirls and Twirls Grand Opening Celebration

Swirls and Twirls self-serve frozen yogurt shop (www.swirlsandtwirlsusa.com), featuring 24 flavors, 50-plus toppings and endless possibilities, announces the grand opening of its 10th location at 11 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa, in the Uncle Giuseppe’s Shopping Center, on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. until midnight. The celebration includes music, giveaways, face painting, balloon sculptures, and 50 percent off everything served between 12 and 6 p.m. There will also be contests to win an iPad and free yogurt for a year.


Saturday, June 22

Massapequa Library Magic Show On The Patio

Join magician Jim McClenahan for tricks and fun as the library kicks off the summer reading club from 11 a.m. until noon. Bring a blanket for a comfy seat outside. In the event of rain, the show will be in the Central Avenue meeting room. For tickets, call 516-798-4607 ext. 320 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, June 22

Murder Mystery Dinner

Come to Sergio’s Italian Restaurant at 5422 Merrick Rd. and experience a dinner like no other. Presented by Knock Em Dead Comedy, the show features the “Wacked Family Reunion,” a gathering that features dear Uncle Vincenzo and all of his “close” family members looking for a piece of his success. A party full of music, laughter and intrigue is on the menu, but look out – someone just might end up getting whacked. The $49 cost includes dinner, unlimited beer, soda and wine. Gratuity is included. For reservations, call 516-541-6654.


Monday, June 24

Celebrity Golf Classic

Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Honorees’ Cocktail Party

The Second Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Honorees’ Evening Cocktail Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Oheka Castle in Huntington, hosted by Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado of New Hyde Park. This year’s honorees are Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, and Michael Strahan, FOX NFL Sunday, and cohost of Live with Kelly and Michael. Proceeds from the golf outing and gala will benefit the Long Island Children’s Museum and North Shore Long Island Jewish Brain Aneurysm Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute in Manhasset, and will also include silent and live auctions. Salgado is the founder and president of Coastal Advisors, LLC, insurance consulting with many professional athletes and television personalities as clients. Visit www.bigdaddygolfclassic.com for information, tickets to the gala, or to make a donation.


Tuesday, June 25

Social Networking Tutorial at the Massapequa Public Library

Come out to the library and find out what Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube is all about and how it affects everyday life. In this lecture and demo class, visitors will learn how to use social networking sites, instant messaging programs, blogs, post pictures and videos online and much more. Call 516-799-0770 to register. Event will be held at the Bar Harbor Auditorium from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.


Saturday, June 29

Free Irish Night Concert

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 15 of Nassau County and Massapequa, proudly presents an evening of Irish entertainment with live traditional Irish music by renowned Irish Entertainer Ed Ryan, and featuring Champion Irish Step dancers, with a performance by the Tara Pipes and Drums of Massapequa. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. at Brady Park on Front Street in the village of Massapequa Park. Homemade Irish soda bread, giftware, and refreshments will be available. For information, contact 516-799-5413 or 516-798-0244.


Tuesday, July 2

Athletes for Life Blood Drive

From 2:30-8:30 p.m. at Long Island Blood Services, 905 Walt Whitman Road, Melville. For information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-655-2299.


Thursday, July 4

Members Barbecue

Beginning 2 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.


Saturday, July 20

Oldies Night And House Fundraiser

Beginning 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.

News

Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.

The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.

“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”

A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.


Sports

Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.

The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.

In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.

Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.

Calendar

YES Fundraiser

Saturday, April 26

Massapequa Memories

Tuesday, April 29

Spring Fashion Show

Wednesday, April 30



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