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April 12-13

The Wiz

Westbury High School presents The Wiz, the musical retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Tickets are $8, and children 10 and under are free. 

April 13

Knights Of Columbus Event 

Come enjoy a night of food and fun with the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place. There will be a spaghetti dinner and a Night at the Races. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and children under 8 are free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 294-9748 for tickets and more information. 

Village E-Cycle Day

Residents can drop off electronics such as computers, printers, televisions, copiers, fax machines, etc at the Department of Public Works Facility at 500 Dover Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Night In The Tropics

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Jerusalem Avenue, in Hicksville, will host Night in the Tropics from 7 to 11 p.m. on April 13.  Admission is $30 per person and includes dinner, raffles and entertainment. Music by Davey and the Waverunners, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Portion of proceeds go to community outreach. Tickets must be purchased or reserved by April 10. Mail checks to the church or call  931-1920. 

April 12-14

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons 

Frankie Valli will be performing at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. The show starts at  8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at livenation.com .

April 18 

YomHaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

The Jewish Community Relations Council, in partnership with Nassau County’s State Senate Delegation and Assembly Delegation, will be honoring Holocaust survivor and Nassau county resident Charlotte Schwimmer. The event will be held at Hofstra University at 7 p.m.  Please RSVP by April 11 to David Newman at 677-1867 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

April 19

Abba The Concert

Want to feel like a dancing queen again? Come see the Abba tribute band at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at livenation.com. 

April 20

Barbershop Harmony Concert

The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Saturday evening, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. The Long Island Harmonizers chorus, its talented quartets and “’Up All Night,” a top guest quartet, entertain during the two-hour presentation. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers.org.

April 20, 21

Community Reform Temple

The Community Reform Temple will be having a Sisterhood Rummage Sale. They will be selling gently-used and new items, including clothing, shoes, costume jewelry, toys and small appliances. On Saturday, hours are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon.  On Sunday, you can buy 2 large bags and get one free. Community Reform Temple is located at 712 The Plain Road, Westbury. Admission is free. For details call 333-1839. 

April 21

Barbershop Harmony Matinee

The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Sunday afternoon, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers.org. 


News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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