Events 6/15 – 6/23

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Wednesday, June 15
Zoning Board Hearing
Massapequa Park Village Hall will have a zoning board hearing at 8 p.m. at 151 Front St., Massapequa Park.MassCal_061516A

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 would 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).MassCal_061516B

Friday, June 17
Chinese Auction
Come to the Captain Kathy Mazza Lodge #2163A at 103 Grumman Rd. W., Bethpage. 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.
Saturday, June 18
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.

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.

Central Avenue Chefs
If you love to cook and trying new recipes sounds exciting, come check out the Central Avenue Chefs, the library’s cooking club. Swap recipes and ides, discuss the newest cookbooks, and bring in a favorite dish for others to try. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Central Avenue Library children’s room.

Sunday, June 19
Father’s DayMassCal_061516C
Both libraries will be closed.

Monday, June 20
Massapequa Graduation
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on graduating from Massapequa High School.

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 21
Town Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Oyster Bay Town Board will be held at 8 p.m. at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay, located at 54 Audrey Ave.

Wednesday, June 22
Pequa Pickers     
Do you love collecting rare odds and ends? Have you ever wanted to show your treasures off to other collectors? Now you can. Join the Pequa Pickers at the Central Avenue Library children’s room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and bring in some favorite items.
Thursday, June 23
Plainedge Graduation
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on graduating from Plainedge High School.

Maria Regina Family CarnivalMassCal_061516D
The Maria Regina family carnival kicks off on June 23 and runs through June 26. The carnival will offer more than 25 midway games and rides, live music, raffles, food and fun for all ages. Entertainment includes the themes of Parish Night, Celebrate the ‘60s, Italian Night and Celebrate America. Dance and karate studios, talent from Maria Regina School, several bands and singers, as well as the National Guard, The Tappan Zee Bridgemen and a fire department chili cook-off are scheduled. Maria Regina is located at 3945 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford.

Upcoming
Village of Massapequa Park Blood Drive
Come to Village Hall at 151 Front St., Massapequa Park on Wednesday, June 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. and donate blood. Must have valid photo ID or ID with signature. Must be a minimum weight of 110 pounds, between 16 to 76 years of age and not have any tattoos in the past 12 months. To schedule an appointment, call Long Island Blood Services at 516-478-5064.

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