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Community event roundup: Santa visiting farmers market

Customers shop at the winter farmers market held

Customers shop at the winter farmers market held at the Jack Abrams School gym in Huntington Station. (Dec. 2, 2012) Credit: Steve Pfost

Santa to visit winter farmers market

The winter farmers market is back in Huntington Station.

Every Sunday from now until April 27 at the Jack Abrams School, fresh local and organic produce from Long Island farms and goodies from local and artisanal vendors of organic hearth-baked breads, stuffed breads, cheese, jams, sauces, fresh pasta, honey, soups and much more will be available.

The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is in the gym of the school at 155 Lowndes Ave., just south of downtown Huntington.

Cooking demonstrations, talks by local authors and presentations also will be featured.

Visitors to the market manager’s table on Sunday can enter to win a holiday farmers market basket. The raffle drawing will be at 1:30 p.m.

Santa Claus will also appear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, go to

Denenberg to host tax relief forums

Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) will host two more forums for homeowners wanting information on how to apply for superstorm Sandy tax assessment relief after last week’s discussion proved successful.

The next forum will be at Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., on Monday at 7 p.m.; the other will take place at Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.

Residents whose homes were damaged as a result of the storm must file an application for a reduced assessment with the Nassau County Department of Assessment by Jan. 21.

Applications and further assistance are available at these coming forums, officials said.

Last week, Denenberg held a tax assessment forum that drew a large crowd, prompting him to schedule more sessions.

For more information, contact Denenberg’s office at 516-571-6219.

Free breast cancer support groups set

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is offering free support groups for men and women starting late next month.

There will be a group for women on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for eight weeks. There will also be a group for young women with breast cancer on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Another group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A group for single women with breast cancer will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

A group for men and women with the BRCA gene mutations will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will also be a group for men with breast cancer that will meet monthly on the second Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All groups will meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work, 1 South Ave. in Garden City. Preregistration is required. For information, call counseling coordinator Sandi Kafenbaum at 516-877-4314.

The program, established in 1980, provides information and support to breast cancer patients, their families and friends. For more information, call the hotline at 800-877-8077 or visit

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