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Hempstead, N.Hempstead events calendar, Oct. 11

Sunday, Oct. 11


Columbus Day Concert: Italian songs performed by Salvatore Chiarelli and Elga Johannes, 2:30 p.m., Freeport Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., free, 516-379-3274.

Garden City

Pumpkin Patch: Features assorted pumpkins, bread, pies, muffins all made from pumpkins, decor, crafts and more, noon-6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, 223 Stewart Ave., free, 631-261-1303.

Great Neck

Great Neck Autofest: Live music, carnival rides and games, clowns, petting zoo, classic and collectible car show and more, noon-5 p.m., South Middle Neck Road, free, 516-829-1301.

Long Beach

Concert: Orlando Marin: Orlando Marin performs Latin music, 2 p.m., Long Beach Library, 111 W. Park Ave., free, 516-432-7201.

New Hyde Park

Food Fun and Fellowship Night: Roast beef dinner followed by bingo, reservations required, 5:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 16 S. 9th St., $15, $7 younger than 12, 516-354-5013.

Rummage Sale: Includes costume jewelry, books, clothes, watches and more, 9:30-noon, Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Ave., free, 516-746-1120.


Walk for Bladder Cancer: Walk for the early detection of bladder cancer, benefits the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 11 a.m., Oceanside Park, 3800 Mahlon Brower Dr., $25 to be sponsored for walk, 516-376-3944.


Health Fair: Free screenings, flu vaccines, blood pressure and weight screening, mammography van, anxiety screening, provided by Nassau University Medical Center, noon-3 p.m., The Islamic Center of Long Island, 835 Brush Hollow Rd., free,, 516-333-3495.

Fiddle Workshop: Presented by the Long Island Traditional Music Association, workshop for young fiddlers of any age, at least NYSSMA level 3 or 4, 4-6 p.m., Westbury Friends School and Meeting, 550 Post Ave., $15,, 516-488-7929.

Monday, Oct. 12

Oyster Bay

Nature and Fitness Walk: Join Cornell Cooperative Extension for a fast- paced walk in Big Reed County Park, meet at park kiosk off south lake drive in Montauk, 9-10:30 a.m., Theodore Roosevelt Park, West End Avenue, free, 631-767-5142.

Roslyn Harbor

Ballet Long Island: "Tea Party with the Princesses," Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid join the Princesses for a tea party after the 1 p.m. show, Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., $10, $18 for two, additional performances at 2 and 3 p.m.,, 631-737-1964.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

East Meadow

Star Gazing: Star gazing with astrophysicist using robotic telescopes, 7 p.m., East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St., free, 516-794-2570.

Wednesday, Oct. 14


Author Visit: Patricia Hampl, author of "A Romantic Education" and "The Florist's Daughter," part of Hofstra's Great Writers, Great Reading Series, open to the public, 7 p.m., Hofstra University's South Campus, Hempstead Turnpike, free, 516-463-5410.

New Hyde Park

Hearing Loss Discussion: Discuss signs, symptoms and solutions to hearing loss, 11 a.m., Hillside Library, 155 Lakeville Rd., free, register, 516-355-7850, ext. 304.

Port Washington

Future of the Arts: Explore the state of Long Island's arts and culture community, refreshments and networking at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m., Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., free,, 516-767-1384.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Franklin Square

Job Search Workshop: "Finding Work in a Tough Economy," discusses new methods of searching for jobs along with mainstream methods, 7 p.m., Franklin Square Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., register, free, 516-488-3444.

Garden City

Lecture: "Jumping Off Cliffs: A Career in Theatre," presented by actress Karen Olivo, 11:30 a.m., in the College Center Building, Nassau Community College, 1 Education Dr., free,, 516-572-7148.


Lecture and Discussion: "Waiting for Godot," a guest speaker discusses different interpretations of the play, 1 p.m., Peninsula Library, 280 Central Ave., free, 516-239-3262.

Rockville Centre

Teen Book Discussion: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," share your thoughts and opinions, 4-6 p.m., Lakeview Library, 1120 Woodfield Rd., free, register, 516-536-3071.

Friday, Oct. 16

Garden City

Haunted Hangars: Spooky carousel from 6-9 p.m., trick or treat through the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, unlimited rides on the Halloween decorated Nunley's Carousel, with family craft activities, visit Haunted Hangars from 7-11 p.m., Haunted Hangars at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., $10 Spooky Carousel, $10 Haunted Hangars, $15 for both,, 516-572-4066.

Our Times Coffeehouse: Tom Chapin, younger brother of Harry Chapin, performs, 8 p.m., Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, 38 Old Country Rd., $20, $12 seniors and students, $6 younger than 12,, 516-541-1006.

Rockville Centre

Friendship Fair: Church fair featuring jewelry, collectibles, crafts, antiques and more, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., The Church of the Ascension, 71 N. Village Ave., free,, 516-766-0693.

Saturday, Oct. 17


Flea Market: Joint family and vendor flea market, benefits All Saint's Church, all are welcome, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., All Saint's Episcopal Church, 2375 Harrison Ave., free, 516-546-1784.


Comedian: Live comedy show with distinctive style and voice by Gilbert Gottfried, 7-8:30 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m., Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., $21 with 2 drink minimum,, 516-781-5233.

Craft Fair and Kids Expo: Features jewelry, hand-painted clothing and accessories, sculptures, memorabilia; carnival rides, petting zoo, dance demos, pony rides, cookie decorating and more, for ages 2-12 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Bellmore Long Island Railroad Station, Sunrise Highway and Bedford Avenue, free parking and shuttle buses available, free admission,, 516-679-1875.


Children's Theatre: Theatre performance of "101 Dalmatians," 2 p.m., BroadHollow Theatre Company at Elmont Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., $10,, 631-581-2700 or 516-775-4420.

Floral Park

Harvest Fair: Fair features train ride, music, food, ice cream, pumpkin patch, spook walk and more, noon-4 p.m., John Lewis Childs School, 10 Elizabeth St., free, 516-327-9317.

Garden City

Meet Pete Rose: Includes one autograph and photo opportunity, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Steiner Sports Store, 630 Old Country Rd., $55-$100,, 516-739-0580.

Garden City South

Ragamuffin Parade: Assemble at the H. Frank Carey High School parking lot, 11 a.m., march to Nassau County Park in the tennis court area where costumes are judged and prizes awarded, ages 12 and younger of this community may enter, 11 a.m., sponsored by the VFW Post 325, 306 Nassau Blvd., free, 516-489-4260.

Locust Valley

Poetry Readings: Hosted by Walter E. Harris III, selected readings by Russ Perry and Russ Green, open readings follow, 2 p.m., Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Rd., free, 516-671-1837.


Lynbrook Expo: Includes music, rides, games, antique cars, crafts, military demos, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Greis Park, 1 Wilbur St., free, 516-599-8300.


Fall Festival: Arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., School House Green, Foxhurst Road, free,, 631-724-5966.

Old Westbury

Autumn Acrylics: "Autumn Still Life Painting," art class designed for ages 6-12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., $18 class,, 516-333-0048.


Prep for the Naturalization Test: Preparatory session for the citizenship test, 3-5 p.m., Roosevelt Library, 27 W. Fulton Ave., free, 516-378-0222.

Valley Stream

Outdoor Flea Market: Presented by the Valley Stream Lions Club, flea market in pool parking lot features food stands, bounces, slides, rides, pumpkins and mums for sale and more, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., A.J. Hendrickson Park Pool, West Merrick Road Fletcher Avenue, free, rain date Oct. 18,, 516-887-2070.


Garden Seminar: "Caring for Tropical Plants," Vinnie Drzewucki discusses how to care for tropical plants, including cannas, dahlias, caladiums, elephant ears and more, during the winter months, 2 p.m., Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., free,, 516-334-0066.

Williston Park

Flea Market: Assorted merchandise, recycled goods, antiques, food and refreshments, benefits Boy Scout Troop 200, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the gazebo on Hillside and Liberty Avenues, free admission, 516-294-5760.

Sunday, Oct. 18

East Williston

Pumpkin Sale: Pumpkins for sale on church lawn, portion of proceeds benefit youth group project, Habitat for Humanity, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Community Church of East Williston, East Williston Avenue and High Street, Free to attend, cost of pumpkins varies, 516-742-9690.


Concert: Long Island musician Peter Lemongello performs, also featuring comedian Chris Monty, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Governor's Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., two drink minimum, $32,, 516-731-3358.


Street Fair: Arts and crafts, gift items, food and refreshments. Presented by the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlantic Avenue, free, 631-724-5966.

Old Westbury

Walk to Cure Diabetes: 5K walk is presented by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Entertainment, food and children's activities, 10 a.m., check in begins at 8:30 a.m., SUNY Old Westbury, Route 107, rain or shine, donations accepted, register online,, 631-414-1126.


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