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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

World War II Historical Encampment
Saturday, May 19

All Breed Dog Show
Sunday, May 20

Stroke Awareness Program
Monday, May 24


Saturday, May 19

World War II Historical Encampment

Melville resident Robert Scarabino will be participating in a tribute to every American G.I. who has defended our country when a World War II encampment is held at Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage, complete with living historians, tanks and artillery during the weekend of May 19 and 20. The living history program will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Additional military vehicles from the New York Military Vehicle Club will also be on hand for display and demonstrations. Admission is $10 adults; $7 children.


Sunday, May 20

All Breed Dog Show

The Long Island Kennel Club will host its All Breed Dog Show at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Auxiliary Field, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage, on May 20. Doors open at 8 a.m. Admission $8 per adult; $4 children and seniors. Featured at the event: breed judging, rally and obedience competition, breed showcase, freestyle exhibition, vendors, education, tours, cake for everyone before Best in Show competition and a new event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - My Dog Can Do That - American Kennel Club guided agility course open to all dogs, purebred and mixed breed, free of charge, with no preregistration; proof of rabies vaccination required. For more information call 347-450-5452 or http://longislanddogshows.org.


Monday, May 21

Independent Art Society

Invites the public to a watercolor on yupo paper demonstration by artist Selma Stern at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. This free event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Further information can be gathered at 516-931-7768.


Monday, May 24

Stroke Awareness Program

Presentation: “Stroke: What You Don’t Know Can Make All the Difference.” Free blood pressure screening following presentation. 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Plainview Hospital, Lecture Hall A/B (lower level), 888 Old Country Rd., Plainview. For more information, contact Joy Harris 516-719-2411 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Wednesday, May 30

National Senior Health/Fitness Day Event

Free Chair Yoga Class at 4 p.m. at Physical Solutions Physical Therapy & Fitness, 1211 Stewart Ave., Bethpage. Come enjoy Chair Yoga with Cait Seabury. This gentle yoga class will help build strength, flexibility and endurance. Meditative techniques will also be used to calm the mind and soothe the body. Beginners and those with previous injuries welcome. Limit 10 per class. To register, email Marilyn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-576-5751.

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 senior 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.


Friday, June 1

A Night of Improv

The Sarah Grace Foundation For Children With Cancer, Inc., will hold its 2nd Annual Theatrical Fundraiser, “Unrehearsed: A Night of Improv,” at 7 p.m. on June 1 and June 2 in the Hicksville United Methodist Church Social Hall, 130 West Old Country Rd., Hicksville. The family-oriented show will be similar to the popular improvisational comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org or calling The Sarah Grace Foundation at 516-433-9745. Proceeds will benefit the Long Island-based non-profit corporation dedicated to helping other children and their families facing the financial and emotional challenges and hardships brought upon by childhood cancer.


Upcoming Events

Family Wellness Center

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

•May 22: The Wellness and Entrepreneurs Exchange. Learn essential sales and marketing skills to grow a prosperous practice or business. 7:15 to 9 p.m. For information call Carol Leitner, 516-487-1649 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions and to register.

•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. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 3 to 4:15 p.m.

Quality Vendors Wanted

For St. Margaret’s annual Fall Festival and Flea Market on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be part of this anticipated, well-attended family event. Single and double tables are available. No food vendors. St. Margaret’s provides the food. Free admission to the community. Raffles, prizes, fun for all ages. The Episcopal Church of St. Margaret is located at 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Call 516-692-5268 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Ongoing Event

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.


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., Plainview. 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, Hicksville. 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., Plainview. 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. 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/

•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Sheldon Rybak, RCSW/ACSW 622-7770.

•Vietnam Veterans Of America (VVA) was founded in 1978, is congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA Chapter #82 is your Nassau County Chapter and meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Hicksville’s VFW Hall. Call 677-5384 for further information or contact us by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Come and join your fellow Vietnam veterans in support of one another.

•Golf For Singles Adults, a group of 50 + single seniors meet the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Sunnyside Blvd., Exit 46 off the LIE, Plainview. For info call 942-4228. The group plays on courses, mostly in Suffolk on the weekends as well as during the week.

•Italian Culture Society At Farmingdale meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Ellsworth W. Allen Park, Motor Ave., Farmingdale. Italian lessons are given by a native Italian teacher. For lessons in Italian come early at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are served. Ample parking. For private lessons call Francesca at 249-4543.

•Plainview Republican Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m., downstairs at the American Legion Hall, 115 Southern Pky., Plainview. Connect with new friends and attend enjoyable events throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. Call Steve Joyce 644-0486.

•Introduction To Chemotherapy, a monthly information session for cancer patients who are beginning chemotherapy treatments. Family members are welcome. Refreshments served. Nurses with special training, dietitians and other professionals present information that can help individuals understand, and cope with, the effects of chemotherapy treatments. There is also an opportunity to share information with others who may have been through similar situations. Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Patient’s Lounge on 3-West at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd. Call Sharon Huff, RN, to register 719-2702.

•LI Junior Chamber Of Commerce regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Julie Dekom, Membership Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Cancer Survivors Support Group offered for survivors and their families at North Shore Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd. The group is free and meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes all cancers. Call Barbara for further information 541-4673.

•Green Living Seminars, a series hosted by Starflower Experiences at 7 p.m. at the Melville Branch of the Half Hollow Hills Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Rd., directly across from the Sunquam Elementary School (between Route 110 and Old Country Rd.). The seminars will be held on the second Thursday of each month except July and August. Call 938-6152.

News

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



Columns

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