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Roundup: Coming community events

Freeport High School will host a resources fair for superstorm Sandy victims on Jan. 15.

Mike Raab, the Nassau County Storm Recovery Liaison, is hosting the event, which is called the Nassau County Storm Recovery Resource Fair, a Freeport spokeswoman said. Residents and businesses are invited to attend, she said.

The event will include representatives from state, county and Hempstead Town agencies, Long Island Housing Partnership, Catholic Charities, and others, organizers said in a statement.

The fair is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 15. The high school is located at 50 S. Brookside Ave., at Sunrise Highway in Freeport.

More information is available by calling Mike Raab at 516-572-1395.                                                                                                                         -- PATRICK WHITTLE

The Roosevelt Public Library will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during its annual celebration that will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.

One event will be held at the library, on 27 W. Fulton Ave. in Roosevelt, on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Sedgwick V. Easley, pastor the Union Baptist Church in Hempstead Village.

Also at the library, next Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., will be a book signing with the Rev. Al Sharpton of “The Rejected Stone,” his memoirs of being behind the scenes of some recent notable events. The signing is co-sponsored by the Nassau County branch of Sharpton’s National Action Network.

The Saturday event will also feature keynote speaker Bob Law, a film presentation of “MLK: A Knock at Midnight” and a musical performance by singer June E. Townes.

For more information, contact black heritage librarian Carol Gilliam at or 516-378-0222. -- AISHA AL-MUSLIM

A bus tour of Amityville sites will visit the former homes of Will Rogers, Annie Oakley and vaudeville star Fred Stone. Rogers and Stone lived on Clocks Boulevard and Oakley lived on Ocean Avenue.

Organized by the Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies, the Jan. 25 event includes breakfast at St. Mary’s Church, lunch at Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club and a visit to the Lauder Museum.
The cost is $33 per person.

For more information on the tour or the Amityville Historical Society, call 631-598-1486.

Levittown Community Council’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 27 will focus on consumer rights and the featured guest will be a representative from the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs.

The meeting, led by Kenneth Heino, the executive assistant to the Nassau County Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, will take place in the Community Room of the Levittown Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and there is no fee to attend.

The Office of Consumer Affairs offers a variety of services to Nassau County and its residents, such as handling consumer complaints, identity theft, and the social host law.

Its mission is to protect consumers and businesses from fraudulent enterprises and business practices; enhance consumer safety; strictly enforce consumer legislation; support competitive business practices, and provide consumer education and information.

For information, e-mail or call co-presidents Pat Patane at 516-579-2831 or Tom Kohlman at 516-221-6590. -- AISHA AL-MUSLIM

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