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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Casino Night
Saturday, April 21

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 22

LI League to Abolish Cancer Fundraiser
Monday, April 23


Saturday, April 21

Casino Night

Temple Chaverim, 1050 Washington Ave., Plainview, is hosting a Casino Night from 8 p.m. to midnight. Event Kings/Casino Kings will operate the casino tables that will include blackjack, roulette, craps, a money wheel, slot machines and Texas hold’em. There will also be entertainment in the “Lucky Chai Lounge” hosted by Steven Pinsky. Open to the public. Cost of entry is $75 per person and includes gaming table access, casino money ($150 temple members and $100 nonmembers), desserts and open bar. All attendees must be 18 years or older and at least 21 to enjoy the open bar. Temple Chaverim will also be producing a “Blue & White” pages in conjunction with Casino Night. The pages will include a temple directory, recipes, ads and boosters. To purchase an ad or a booster please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To purchase tickets or for additional information on casino night contact Rosemary Nucci at 516-367-6100, ext. 101 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Goodbye to Genealogy Clutter

Are you swamped by a sea of genealogical papers, charts, photos, bulging folders, and overflowing shoeboxes? Then come to the Irish Family History Forum at 11 a.m. at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, to hear Ronald E. Moore Jr., discuss how to keep your family tree organized. Whether you work with paper or online, this program will help you reduce your genealogy clutter. Preceding Moore’s lecture at 10 a.m., Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session in which the audience can ask questions and share research stories. For information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For directions, see www.ifhf.org.


Sunday, April 22

Pancake Breakfast

The Plainview-Bethpage Lions Club will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast at The Marriott Residence Inn, 9 Gerhard Rd., Plainview between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy eggs, sausage, pancakes, bagels and much more, plus raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Adults $10, children under 12 $5 and those under 5 free. All proceeds will be for Autism, Lions Diabetes Camp and John Theissen Children’s Foundation. The club is asking for your most needed support by attending our breakfast and/or making a contribution. Checks should be made payable to: Plainview-Bethpage Lions Club, and sent to Lois Bisca, 724 Carnegie Court, Woodbury, NY 11797. For further information, call 516-921-6867.

Long Island Reads

Alyson Richman’s rapturous fourth novel, The Lost Wife, begins with the reunion of a couple who, each thinking the other had died in the Holocaust, have not seen each other for 60 years. Richman imagines the years of separation between these two, creating an epic love story that begins in glamorous pre-war Prague, but takes a tragic turn as Czechoslovakia is swept under the folds of the Nazi Occupation. The Lost Wife also reveals the true tale of the secret resistance of a small group of artists during WWII. It is a novel that explores the resilience of the human spirit, the power of memory, and the unbreakable desire for an artist to create. Meet author Alyson Richman at the Long Island Reads author event at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, at 2 p.m.

A Gala Evening of Jewish Music

A program of musical inspiration: Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Broadway, operatic and cantorial songs. Featuring Cantors Aron Heller and Ralph Nussbaum and the East Northport Jewish Center Choir. Accompanist: Terry Bernstein. 4 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Westbury, 675 Brookside Ct., Westbury. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple; $5 Children (pre-teen). RSVP to 516-334-2800. Tickets available at the door.


Monday, April 23

LI League to Abolish Cancer Fundraiser

Card Party Luncheon at noon at Shish Kebab, South Oyster Bay Rd., Plainview. Lunch includes a choice of chicken, beef, shrimp or vegetable kebab, with rice and salad, as well as beverage and dessert. Indicate whom you wish to sit with for lunch and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Come with your group to lunch and play Mah Jongg, bridge, or any other game you choose. Price $25. To reserve a place or for information, contact Evelyn 631-366-1332 or Lena 516-692-2809 by April 16.


Tuesday, April 24

Stock Market DayTrader Group Meeting

The Long Island DayTrader Meetup Group meets at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, at 9:30 a.m., to discuss stock market daytrading strategies. Marc McCord, professional daytrader, will demonstrate trading in real time. All levels welcome. Free. For detailed agenda and directions, see www.meetup.com/LISTMG or call 516-385-8244


Wednesday, April 25

Senior Birthday Celebrations

Elder Law Attorney Stephen J. Silverberg announces that the Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg, PC, has become a sponsor of Nassau County’s Senior Birthday Celebrations. The monthly birthday parties, held at the Old Bethpage Restoration Fairground building, 1302 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage, from noon to 2 p.m., for residents ages 65 and older, were designed to provide Nassau County seniors citizens with access to information about services provided by the Nassau County Offices of Aging, Consumer Affairs, Assessment, Health and Human Services, Housing and Social Services. Seniors are invited to celebrate their birthday in the month in which it falls with light refreshments, live entertainment by the Moonlight Serenaders, and games and raffles. Attendees will receive goody bags full of related information along with a free photo identification card.


Saturday, April 28

Live and Chinese Auction

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a Live and Chinese Auction, plus a Mini Flea Market at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission free. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, including special needs veterinary cases and the Kentucky/West Virginia/Virginia transport dogs. For more info, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Contact Maureen at 516-921-2008 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to donate items.


Wednesday, May 2

Active Parenting Program

Conducted by YES Community Counseling Center for parents of elementary school age children beginning today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Active Parenting is a six-session program that was established to equip parents to face the challenges during the lifelong journey as a parent. The program will help to enhance the skills parents already have, and/or incorporate new skills as children move through the different developmental times in their lives. The program will take place at the YES office, 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa. The cost of the program is $60 for Massapequa, Plainedge and Farmingdale residents; $80 for all others. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to participate or for questions, contact Kathleen Coletta at YES Community Counseling Center at 516-799-3203.


Upcoming Events

High Tea

At St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Bring a friend and enjoy high tea and delicious treats at the 9th Annual High Tea at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Goodies for everyone, plus crafts, Mother’s Day plants and raffles. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Contact Loretta 631-271-0228 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Family Wellness Center

Located at 641- B Old Country Rd., Plainview. Call 822-8499.

•April 25: Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness. Learn all about this extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Learn how this care helps resolve a variety of acute and chronic stress conditions and live with much more peace, passion, authenticity, and great health. Lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin. 8 to 9:30 p.m.

•April 21, 28: Yoga Stretch Class: Kripalu Yoga/Stretch Class with Anusara influence. Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Try one class for $25. Thereafter 8 class session for $200. 3 to 4:15 p.m. See Christine at the desk or call.

•April 24: The Wellness and Entrepreneurs Exchange. Learn Essential Sales and Marketing Skills to Grow a Prosperous Practice or Business. Skyrocket your practice/business. For information call Carol Leitner 487-1649 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions and to register. 7:15 to 9 p.m.

•April 24: Monthly Meditation: Helping Infants to Elderly Create Healthier Lives. Have you ever wanted to learn to meditate or at the very least quiet your mind? Learn simple ways to relax the mind and body. This class is for anyone looking to experience meditation for relaxation. 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Bring: Yoga/Pilates, blanket and pillow and a journal. Free to practice members. Invite friends, family and any non-practice members for a per class fee of $10. Register at the front desk or call 933-3669.

•Yoga Stretch Class: Kripalu Yoga/Stretch Class with Anusara influence. Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Try one class for $25. Thereafter 8 class session for $200. See Christine at the desk or call. Open to all. May 5, 12, 19, 26 from 3 to 4:15 p.m.


Weekly Events

•Family Support Group, an ongoing support group for those who have family members or other loved ones with mental illness. Meets on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, 950 South Oyster Bay Rd. The fee is $5 per family. In addition to verbal support, the group presents guest lecturers, workshops, education programs and holds social events. For information call 822-6111.

•Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Chorus welcomes new members. Meetings are held Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the choral room of POB Middle School. All voices are needed and no experience is necessary. Rehearsals run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information call 931-4377 or 935-6243.

•Ideal Health Business Presentation. Unprecedented ground floor opportunity to earn $2,000 -$5,000 per month within six months, then more. Free. Every Monday at 8 p.m. at The Family Wellness Center 641-B Old Country Rd., Plainview. Call 822-8499 to register.

•Bible Study Classes. Free weekly classes on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 99 Central Park Rd. No prior knowledge required. Beginners welcome. Call 349-1966.

•Young Adult Drug Addiction Group offered by the Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Community Program, 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Suite 102. For people 18 to 21 who are recovering from drug-addiction. The goals are to enhance skills, increase self-awareness and work toward a drug and alcohol-free life. The group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. Call 822-4060. All inquiries are confidential.

•Calling All Seniors. Why be bored at home? Come for fun, trips and to meet new friends. Qualifications: resident of Hicksville, Plainview or Levittown. Meetings every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Center, 103 Grumman Rd. West, Bethpage. Call Andrew Grieshaber 349-7801.

•POB Senior Citizen Club meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the all-purpose room at the Jamaica Avenue School, 85 Jamaica Ave. For information call 937-6424. Members must be 60 years or older, residing in the POB S.D. are eligible. Bring school tax bill as proof of residency. Dues are $20. New members welcome.


Monthly Events

•Speak Easy: A Toastmasters Club. Can help you conquer your fear of public speaking. In Bethpage, Northrop Grumman Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:45 p.m. in Northrop Grumman Building 5, South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Brian 346-7516.

•Meet the Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.

•The LI Psoriasis Network Meetup Group will get together in the second floor in-service classroom of North Shore University at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., on the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. No cost. More information is available at http://psoriasis.meetup.com/24/.

News

Temple Chaverim is hosting a new member open house Friday, May 2  at 8 p.m. The program includes Shabbat services followed by an extensive Oneg Shabbat. The Temple invites prospective members to take this opportunity to meet their dynamic clergy and innovative education director as well as members of our community.

According to Jody Steifman, member of the Temple Chaverim Membership Committee, Chaverim aims to bring the community closer together.

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, military veterans and Gold Star families will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Plainview is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending an exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Last month, despite concerns about lack of confidence in the validity of eligibility information provided by the county assessor’s office, the Plainview trustees voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, starting with the 2014-2015 school year.


Calendar

Matzah Balls

Thursday, April 17

Craft Fair

Saturday, April 19

Rainbows

Friday, April 18



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