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Wednesday's community events: Job fair for veterans, bike 'rodeo' for kids
A job fair for military veterans and their spouses is scheduled to be held Wednesday morning at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Rd.
More than 85 companies with jobs at all levels of experience are expected to participate.
Job seekers should register at hoh.greatjob.net. Walk-in job seekers are allowed, but veterans must provide proof of service.
The job fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
An employment workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., featuring one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques.
The event is being held in partnership with the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, New York National Guard, New York State Department of Labor, Suffolk County Veterans’ Service Agency, New York Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service, U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion and other local partners.
— NICHOLAS SPANGLER
A program aimed at promoting bicycle safety for children will take place Wednesday in Seaford and next week in Amityville.
State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety are sponsoring a bike “rodeo” in Cedar Creek Park in Seaford Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parents will be able to bring their children, along with the child’s bike and helmet, and receive safety training on a bicycle obstacle course, as well as instructions on how to use hand signals and share the road with cars and pedestrians. Kids can also receive bike, helmet, brake and tire safety checks, along with information on state bicycle and helmet laws.
The event will take place in parking field three, with a rain date Thursday.
Another bike rodeo will take place at Park Avenue Elementary School in Amityville on Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rain date of Aug. 21.
Appointments are required and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents can make an appointment by calling Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.
— DENISE M. BONILLA