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Around Lindenhurst: Native American fun

The Village of Lindenhurst sign in 2011.

The Village of Lindenhurst sign in 2011. Photo Credit: Alexi Knock

The Town of Babylon and the Babylon Citizen Council on the Arts will be hosting the 31st annual Paumanauke Pow Wow on Aug. 13 and 14.

This festival seeks to preserve Native American heritage on Long Island and give the public an opportunity to learn about the culture, including arts and crafts, music, and food.

Speakers will talk about the Native American way of life. There will also be a dance competition with three groups: 8 and under, 9-16, and 17 and older.

The festival is at the Babylon Town Hall Park, 200 E. Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 12-16, and free for children under 12.

Other Lindenhurst happenings:

* The combined Heer Park/Meridale Park Civic Association will be hosting its annual yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 30. The sale, being held at the restored railroad depot on South Broadway, is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great day to meet your neighbors while shopping for treasures.

* Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lindenhurst is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a dinner dance on Aug. 13 at the Knights of Columbus, 400 South Broadway. Tickets are $65 and include cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, open bar and music. Call 631-592-8697 for reservations.

* The Babylon Town Hall summer movie series continues with “Matilda” on Aug. 8 (rain date: Aug. 9). Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and is held on the Town Hall lawn.

* The Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club’s annual Steak Fry, to raise scholarship money for Lindenhurst High School students, is on Aug. 11 from noon to 8 p.m. at Fireman’s Memorial Park. Hosted by Outback Steakhouse, the menu consists of a $7 hamburger dinner, and a steak or chicken dinner, which are each $12. Food is also available for takeout.

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