Islandwide Events this Weekend
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD CONFERENCE
The Eighth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference is going on now and runs through Saturday, April 16. The conference is devoted to exploring sites connected with The Great Gatsby, with short stories and essays dealing with New York City and Long Island. A Long Island tour includes visits to the homes of Fitzgerald and Ring Lardner. Takes place at the Hofstra Cultural Center in Hempstead. Call (516) 463-5669 or visit Hofstra University online for more info.
OLD FASHIONED BASEBALL
One of Old Bethpage Village Restoration's most popular attractions is its old time baseball league. The Village sponsors two vintage baseball leagues and play by 1864 rules and 1887 rules. Each features teams re-created from actual baseball clubs that played on Long Island. Old Time Baseball is an all volunteer program at Old Bethpage, and welcomes new players at any time during the season. Check out Old Time Baseball for more information.
PAPER BAG PLAYERS
The Paper Bag Players put on "Put on Your Shoes, I've Got News!" Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. It is a brand new show for 2004-2005 and a theatrical collage of fantasy, surprises and exciting narratives. Geared to the sensibilities of children, they will interact, laugh and sing throughout the show at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. Call (516) 767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.