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Around Lindenhurst: fire department parade, drill

Saturday is the Lindenhurst Fire Department’s 51st Annual Long Island Invitational Parade & Drill, marking the beginning of the volunteer fire department competition season.

The parade kicks off the day’s events at 9:30 a.m., starting on South Wellwood Avenue at Liberty Avenue. The parade heads north on Wellwood Avenue to Hartford Street, from where it proceeds east on Hartford Street and ends at Firemen’s Memorial Park.

The drill competition begins a half-hour after the parade ends. Taking place at the track at Firemen’s Memorial Park, the drill includes such team events as Three Man Ladder, Buckets and Motor Pump.

More than 50 fire departments will participate, including the Lindenhurst Fire Department Snails Racing Team.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. There is plenty of grandstand-style seating on both sides of the track and food and refreshments will be available.

Other Lindenhurst happenings:

Walk for a Cure: On June 9, the Lindenhurst Middle School’s gifted and talented students will host a Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The walk will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lindenhurst Middle School track. Register for the walk or make a donation here.

Summer recreation program: The Village of Lindenhurst will be opening registration later this month for its 2011 summer recreation program at Kienle Little League Field at the Village Park. The season fee is $25 for each village resident child and $50 for each non-village resident child; fees do not include shirts and trips. Registration is June 13 for village resident campers whose last names begin with M-Z; June 15 for village resident campers whose last names begin with A-L; and June 16 for all non-village resident campers as well as village residents looking to register late (based on availability). The hours for all three dates are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 631-957-7500.

Studio Theatre: The play “Drinking Alone” debuts this Saturday at the Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst, 141 S. Wellwood Ave. Running through June 25, this romantic comedy tells the story of a son trying to impress his father by hiring someone to pose as his fiancee. Visit studiotheatreli.com for showtimes and tickets.

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