Events 6/8 – 6/16

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Wednesday, June 8
Mammography VanMassCal_060816A
Come to the Bar Harbour parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon and get a mammography in the mammography van. By appointment only. Sponsored by Senator Michael Venditto.

Friday, June 10
Bike to the Beach
Approximately 150 cyclists will participate in the 10th annual Bike to the Beach New York benefiting Autism. Bike to the Beach is a 100-mile century ride from Manhattan to Westhampton Beach starting at 4:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.biketothebeach.org, call 301-580-7231, or email rwalsh@biketothebeach.org.

Let’s Talk
Let’s Talk Senior Discussion Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Bar Harbour auditorium.

Saturday, June 11
Adopt-A-Battalion Soldier’s Drive
Come help put care packages together for troops overseas. Looking for personal care items, seasonings, hot sauces and items other than candy. From 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Island Knight of Columbus Council, 2 Eastgate Rd., Massapequa Park.

Sunday, June 12
AARP Defensive Driving
Come get your insurance rates lowered. Fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers. Payment is by check or money order made out to “AARP.” Class size is limited so register at the reference desk at either library location. Class is from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bar Harbour auditorium.
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Chamber of Commerce Street Fair

The 4th annual street fair has been rescheduled from June 5 for today from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The fair will begin at Broadway and Veterans Boulevard. There will be food and craft vendors, face painting, rides, games and a petting zoo. Get to know your fellow neighbors and businesses at the annual street fair.

Monday, June 13
Scrabble
Come in and enjoy a game of Scrabble from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bar Harbour meeting room. No registration required.

Teen Takeover Mondays
Every Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., teens get to take over the auditorium. Enjoy open play with video games on Wii U and XBOX 360, play Minecraft, check out the collection of board games and hang out with friends every Monday in the Bar Harbour auditorium. No registration necessary. For teens in grades 7-12.

Tuesday, June 14
Contemporary Book Group
Come discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCullough from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Bar Harbour Auditorium.MassCal_060816C

Wednesday, June 15
Knit and Crochet
Come to the Plainedge Public Library and join Angie Gallo as she guides you through the steps of learning how to knit or crochet. You can bring your own project or choose from the many instruction books available. Bring knitting worsted weight yarn and a #9 needle for knitting or a H or I  hook for crocheting. Fee is $5 cash or check made to Plainedge Public Library. Must register. From 1 to 3 p.m.

Massapequa Park Garden Club
The gardening secrets of master gardener Susan King will be revealed in her talk with the Massapequa Park Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Massapequa Park Village  Hall, 151 Front St., Massapequa Park. Admission is free. Coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, call Mary Ann Elliott at 516-798-5861.

Lectures at the Library
“The Bronx: The Way it Was” is a 90-minute nostalgic retrospective of the Bronx of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Join Steve Samtur, publisher of Back in THE BRONX magazine, as he gives a PowerPoint presentation featuring more than 450 vintage photos, vintage videos, and dozens of celebrity Bronxite interviews. Begins at 2 p.m. at the Bar Harbour library.

Thursday, June 16
Movie: In the Heart of the Sea
The Bar Harbour auditorium will show a 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. screening of the movie In the Heart of the Sea. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster MassCal_060816Dwould inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. But that told only half the story. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland (2015; PG-13, 2 hrs).

Upcoming
Strawberry Festival
The Historical Society of the Massapequas’ Strawberry Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Massapequa Historical Complex, Old Grace Church, 4755 Merrick Rd., Massapequa. Enjoy strawberries, homemade shortcake, hot dogs, crafts, the music of the Banjo Rascals, trash and treasure, face painting and more. Rain date, Sunday, June 19.

Blood Drive
From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bar Harbour auditorium.

Chinese Auction
Come to the Captain Kathy Mazza Lodge #2163A at 103 Grumman Rd. W., Bethpage on Friday, June 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. $8 per person includes admission, 20 auction tickets and refreshments. Call Frances at 516-681-0807 or Dorothea at 516-822-8423.

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Boulevard and Anton Media Group’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of three PCLI awards.

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