The Five Towns Community Chest’s 29th annual fair has been extended to three days this year since being postponed from its original date.
The fair, at Andrew J. Parise Park in Cedarhurst, features rides, games, food and entertainment, and is the most visible event for the community chest, which supports several local agencies.
"The fair is ... our way of reaching out to the community to raise awareness about the chest mission and to showcase to the public many of the wonderful service organizations that are available in The Five Towns if the need arises," said Bob Block, executive director of the community chest.
The chest will also host a free outdoor presentation of “Finding Nemo” on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the park.
“Be sure to enjoy the entire fair throughout the Columbus Day weekend,” wrote Eric Keslowitz, chairman of the board for the community chest. “You never know who might show up, perhaps even a famous TNA Impact Wrestling Superstar.”
Lawrence High School will host a homecoming parade on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., starting from the Lawrence LIRR station. The championship-winning Golden Tornadoes will then face off against hometown rival The Hewlett Bulldogs.
Fire Prevention Day
The Woodmere Fire Department will host a fire prevention day on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the firehouse on Irving Place. The event will feature prizes, fire truck rides, live demonstrations, ambulance tours and food.