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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Summer 2012 Groups For Ages 3 To 5
Monday, July 9

Stock Market Seminar
Tuesday, July 10

Yoga on the Grass
Wednesday, July 11


Monday, July 9

Summer 2012 Groups For Ages 3 To 5

Marion K. Salomon & Associates, Inc., is offering summer speech groups and inclusion groups. Space is still available. Groups include language, articulation, pragmatics, socialization, music/movement, motor and art. Licensed speech pathologists and/or licensed/certified professionals run all groups. Each group meets for an hour, once a week for six weeks. Summer tutoring is also available. For more information call Val Kelly at 516-731-5588, ext. 245 or email Val at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Groups begin July 9.


Tuesday, July 10

Stock Market Seminar

The Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group presents a free seminar to discuss stock market analysis and investing and trading strategies. 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library auditorium, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. Guest speaker: John Gagliardi, market training instructor at Fidelity Investments. Topic: Fixed Income Investing. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and directions go to: www.meetup.com/LISTMG or call 516-385-8244.


Wednesday, July 11

Yoga on the Grass

All ages and levels welcome, no prior yoga experience necessary. 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Bring a yoga mat/beach towel and water. $10 activity fee. Rain date: July 13, 7 to 8 p.m. Preregister at 516-692-5268.

Men’s Club Blood Drive

The Manetto Hill Men’s Club sponsors a blood drive for LI Blood Services from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Manetto Hill Jewish Center, 244 Manetto Hill Rd. Eligibility criteria: bring ID with signature or photo, minimum weight 110 pounds, age 16 – 75 (16-year-olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note), eat well (low fat) and drink fluids, no tattoos for past 12 months. For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900.

Chinese Auction

Presented by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Elohim. Great prizes, free raffles. 7:30 p.m. at Bertucci’s on Route 110 in Melville. Dinner $16. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, July 12

Golf Classic

The Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc., 13th Annual Golf Classic will be held at the Muttontown Club in East Norwich. For more information call 516-921-7650, ext. 414, 448.


Saturday, July 14

Concert In The Park

The Nassau Pops, featuring conductor Louis Panacciulli, will perform an outdoor concert of the best in popular and light classical music. Returning to The Nassau Pops is violin virtuoso Jeremy Stein-Cushman and vocalist Hallie Hugues. 8 p.m. at Plainview/Old Bethpage Park, Washington Ave. Call 516-565-0646. The park is handicapped accessible and attendees should provide their own seating. Admission is free.


Sunday, July 15

Simple Treasures Garage Sale

Temple Chaverim’s Simple Treasures Community Garage and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors may reserve a double ($36) or triple ($54) spot in the temple’s lot by contacting Karen Bressner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by registering and paying online through the Temple Chaverim website at www.templechaverim.org and clicking on “Register for an Event.” Vendors keep their sales and must provide their own tables. Temple Chaverim, 1050 Washington Ave., Plainview. Call 367-6100, ext. 108. Rain date August 5.


Upcoming Events

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. July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 and Dec. 4.

Family Wellness Center

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

•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 9, 16, 23, 30 from 3 to 4:15 p.m.

•July 10, 14: The Wellness and Entrepreneurs Exchange: 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Learn essential sales and marketing skills to grow a prosperous practice or business. Skyrocket your practice/business. 7:15 to 9 p.m. For information call Carol Leitner, MBA, Health Care Administration 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.

•July 11, 18, 25: Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness. Learn all about this gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions and traumas from the 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.

•July 19: Dinner Talk - Live Free of Pain and Stress. Discover a life free of back and neck pain, herniated disks, sciatica and more. Learn why doctors, chiropractors and therapists recommend this all-natural spinal rejuvenation therapy. Free. Lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at LaFamiglia Restaurant, 641Old Country Rd., Plainview.

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 Events

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.

Free Veterinary Lectures

Once a month between March and June and September through December, Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-631-277-3844.


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.

•LI Stock Traders Meetup Group held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library auditorium, 999 Old Country Rd.

News

The Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School business teams placed second and third in the Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. They competed against two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County for scholarships and cash awards from various sponsors.  

On April 9, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, student teams had 10 minutes to convince a panel of expert judges that their plan for a business in the Plaza of the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is feasible and would be successful.

It’s not every day that you read about a chocolate brown mare being spared from a harsh reality. While it’s the dogs and cats we read about most in animal rescue stories, Plainview native and animal lover Andria McMaugh, shines light on the endangered horses of Long Island, and what is being done to help them.

McMaugh strapped on her riding boots at 10 years old. When she entered George Washington University as a freshman, McMaugh became a member of the school’s Equestrian team.


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