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PlainviewOldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Talk About Heart Health

Thursday, January 24

Last Hope Animal Rescue Flea Market

Saturday, January 26

Family History Workshop

Sunday, January 27


Thursday, January 24

Talk About Heart Health

David Friedman, MD, cardiologist at Plainview Hospital (part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System), will be speaking about heart health and taking questions related to this at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library on Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. Heart disease is one of the biggest causes of death for men and woman in the United States. Friedman will be discussing prevention of heart disease and ways people can help keep their hearts strong and healthy. If there is a large turnout at the library, Plainview-Old Bethpage residents who have photo identification will be given admission first. For more information, call the library at 938-0077.

Women Veterans Networking

The Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island seeks all female veterans from all eras to attend their first female veteran networking group. This is a safe and confidential place for women veterans to share and learn from other military women in a peer lead support group. Dinner will be provided. First meeting will be held at Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Road in Melville on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Event is free, but pre-registration is required before Monday, Jan. 21. Call Lauren Hagemann at (516) 489-2322, ext. 1260, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Saturday, January 26

Last Hope Animal Rescue Flea Market

A jewelry sale and flea market supporting Last Hope Animal Rescue will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 to 2 p.m. at St. Bede’s Church, located at 220 Berry Hill Road in Syosset. For more information, call 516-921-2008 or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. All proceeds will benefit Last Hope’s Pet Adoption and community outreach programs (such as Last Hope’s “Fix A Feral” vouchers.)


Sunday, January 27

Family History Workshop

Please join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI) for the 22nd Annual Family History Workshop, “Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours+ to Your Family Roots,” from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Mid-Island Y-JCC at 45 Manetto Hill Road in Plainview. The workshop is a half-day course on sources and strategies essential for Jewish Genealogy research and is recommended both for beginners and for family historians who want to brush up or expand their skills. Cost is $45 per person ($55 after Jan. 18). Attendees will receive a copy of the workshop manual. A light lunch, bagels and spreads, coffee and cake, will be served. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.jgsli.org.


Monday, January 28

Stock Market - Vector Vest  Software Users Group Meeting

The Long Island Vector Vest Users Group meets at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library Auditorium, located at 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m., to discuss stock market investing using VV software. All levels welcome. Free. For agenda and directions, see www.meetup.com/LISTMG, or call 385-8244.


Wednesday, January 30

Harlem Wizards

The Harlem Wizards will be playing with some POB teachers, administrators, parents and students from the community. Game time is at 7 p.m. at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School. Tickets are available on-line at www.harlemwizards.com. Advance tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults and at the door $12 for students and $15 for adults.


Ongoing Events

Babies & BimBam

A fun, interactive class coming up at HANC Plainview for children turning two by Dec. 31. Cost is $50 for six classes or pay-as-you-go for $10 per class. Classes will be meeting on Friday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 681-5922.

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 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 631-277-3844.

News

Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education President Ginger Lieberman was honored by more 350 of Long Island’s most ardent public education supporters recently, as one of 16 honorees to receive the 2014 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award at the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation’s annual gala. The distinction is bestowed on those individuals or organizations that have made a substantial impact on public education in Nassau County.  

Nassau BOCES created the awards program to recognize those who share its mission of ensuring a successful, challenging, caring and safe environment that enables students of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential.  

The wife of a Plainview man traveled all the way from Uganda to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola to give birth the way she wished.

Chanda Ginsberg, whose Plainview native husband works for the United Nations and is currently posted in Uganda, was determined to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). And when the time came, she and her husband chose Winthrop. While researching labor and delivery options, the couple was uncomfortable with the medical providers in Uganda and regional hospitals in East Africa. Her husband’s family lives in Melville with connections to Winthrop; his mother is a nurse practitioner who has worked with Winthrop, and his brother’s children were born at the Hospital as well. She also had her first child there three years ago, when they were back in the U.S. between posts.


Calendar

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Sunday, April 27

Jewish Center Craft Fair

Sunday, April 27

LOL Comedy Night

Thursday, May 1



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