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Hempstead-Oyster Bay events calendar, Oct. 11

Sunday, Oct. 11

Freeport

Columbus Day Concert: Program of 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: Bakery and store, 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.

Long Beach

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

Massapequa

International Auction: Special raffles for larger prizes, doors open at 6 p.m., Temple Sinai of Massapequa, 270 Clocks Blvd., $5 entry ticket, $1 additional cards, templesinaimassapequa.org, 631-957-2953.

Oceanside

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.

West Hempstead

South Shore Audubon Bird Walk: Rain cancels the birdwalk, bring binoculars, 9:30 -noon, meet in parking field 3, Hempstead Lake State Park, Southern State Parkway, free, ssaudobon.org, 516-987-8103.

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

Farmingdale

Writer's Group: Meets 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Farmingdale Library, 116 Merritts Rd., free, 516-249-9090.

Hempstead

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, hofstra.edu/GWGR, 516-463-5410.

Island Park

Norman Rockwell Exhibition: Program is sponsored by The Nassau County Museum of Art to enhance the viewing experience of the exhibition which runs through Jan. 3, 2010, 2 p.m., Island Park Library, 176 Long Beach Rd., free, 516-432-0122.

New Hyde Park

Hearing Loss Discussion: Discuss signs, symptoms and solutions to hearing loss, highlights of modern hearing aid technology and making the most of one's hearing aid, 11 a.m., Hillside Library, 155 Lakeville Rd., free, register, 516-355-7850, ext. 304.

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, www.ncc.edu, 516-572-7148.

Lawrence

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.

Plainview

Book Discussion: Discussion of Anita Shreve's book, "Fortune's Rocks," 10:30-11:30 a.m., Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, poblib.org, 516-822-3535, ext. 384.

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 and Spooky Carousel: 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, cradleofaviation.org, 516-572-4066.

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

Hicksville

Barn Dance: Food, refreshments, bar available, partners not required, 8 p.m., Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place, $25, 5116-334-7255.

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, ascensionrvc.org, 516-766-0693.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Baldwin

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.

Bellmore

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, brokeragecomedy.com, 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, mta.info, 516-679-1875.

Elmont

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

Floral Park

Harvest Fair: Features train ride, music, food, ice cream, pumpkin patch, spook walk and more, noon-4:00 p.m., John Lewis Childs School, 10 Elizabeth St., free, 516-327-9317.

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.

Lynbrook

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

Massapequa

Stop Throwing Out Pollutants: Electronic Waste Collection Program provides residents with an environmentally safe means for disposal of household hazardous waste, the town accepts monitors and hard drives, printers, keyboards, mice and cables, copiers and fax machines, cell phones, pages VCR's and stereos, open to Town of Oyster Bay residents, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd., free, 516-677-5943.

Oceanside

Fall Festival: Arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, food vendors, presented by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., School House Green, Foxhurst Road, free, showtiques.com, 631-724-5966.

Roosevelt

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

Valley Stream

Drum Circle: An improvised musical experience, if possible, bring a drum or percussion instrument, 4-6 p.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 14 E. Mineola Ave., $12, $6 ages 12 and younger, unityvs.org, 516-825-1488.

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, enter on Merrick Road between N. Franklin Avenue and Fletcher Avenue, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., A.J. Hendrickson Park Pool, West Merrick Road Fletcher Avenue, free, rain date is Oct. 18, valleystreamvillage.org, 516-887-2070.

Wantagh

Country Fair: Cookies, craft and quilting supplies, jewelry, books, raffles and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 3384 Island Rd., free admission, christlutheranwantagh.org, 516-221-3286.

Westbury

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

Williston Park

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

Sunday, Oct. 18

East Williston

Pumpkin Sale: A 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, 516-742-9690.

Levittown

Concert: Live performance by Long Island musician Peter Lemongello, featuring comedian Chris Monty, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Governor's Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., $32 with 2 drink minimum, govs.com, 516-731-3358.

Lynbrook

Street Fair: Arts and crafts, gift items, food and refreshments, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlantic Avenue, free, showtiques.com, 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., SUNY Old Westbury, Route 107, check in begins at 8:30 a.m., donations accepted, register online, jdrf.org, rain or shine, 631-414-1126.

Seaford

Fall Fair: Handcrafted items, DJ, inflatable rides ($5 unlimited rides), pumpkin painting and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. William the Abbot, 2000 Jackson Ave. The Abbey, stwilliam.org, 516-286-3807.

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