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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 2

Midway Movies: The Help

Monday, March 4

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner And Auction

Sunday, March 10


Saturday, March 2

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Enjoy a wonderful evening, filled with Irish music by Martin Flynn, food provided by Kasey’s Kitchen & Cocktails of Rockville Centre and fantastic raffles at the ACDS Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. at the St. Agnes Parish Center, located at 99 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre. The event benefits ACDS in Plainview, one of Long Island’s leading service providers for children and adults with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities.$50 per person, 21 and over, includes buffet dinner and open bar. For more information visit www.acds.org or call Laurie at 933-4700, ext. 124.


Monday, March 4

Midway Movies: The Help

Monday Night at the Midway Movies is one of Midway Jewish Center’s finest Adult Education programs, though it doesn’t quite feel like one. People gather not just to watch great movies, but also to view and review them with Jewish eyes. What are the themes that run through these movies and how do they relate to Jewish values? Alternatively, what values might they actually violate? All films are shown at 7:30 p.m., with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Help, set in the 1960’s, tells the story of what working for a white family would look like if told from the perspective of the black maid. PG-13, 146 minutes.

Free Pet Lecture

Pet owners are invited to attend a free lecture on Monday, March 4 at 7:45 p.m. by pharmacist Paul Schimel entitled “Simplifying Your Pets’ Medication Needs.” The lecture is hosted by Long Island Cat Fanciers, Inc. and will be held at Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, located at 7900 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury; there will be free refreshments. For more information, call 1-631-277-3844.


Sunday, March 10

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner And Auction

Last Hope Animal Rescue is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Auction on Sunday, March 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Mulcahy’s Pub, 3232 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh 11793. Tickets are $60 per person. Dinner includes salad, main course and dessert. (Beer/wine/soda, coffee and tea included.) Please join Last Hope Animal Rescue for a fun-filled evening featuring a 50/50 “Pot of Gold,” plus live and Chinese auctions. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s foster dogs and cats plus community outreach programs such as Fix-A-Feral. For more information, call 631-425-1884; contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.


Monday, March 11

Midway Movies: Romantics Anonymous

Can shyness be pathological? Emotions Anonymous helps people work through their emotional challenges so that they, like others, may take their next steps in life free of anxiety or oversensitivity. This comedy treats a serious subject with great love, and raises all sorts of issues as to how much we shortchange ourselves due to our own fears and anxieties. Not rated, 80 minutes, in French with English subtitles at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 14

Reach For The Stars Fundraiser

The Friends of Brookville Center for Children’s Services will hold its annual “Reach for the Stars” dinner to benefit its specialized Autism Program on Thursday, March 14. The autism program is a year-round program located on AHRC Nassau’s Brookville campus. The program provides children an individualized education that takes into account each child’s strengths as well as skill deficits, and teaches the skills needed to increase their ability to communicate and function independently. The event features a silent auction, dinner and dancing and will take place at 7 p.m. at The Inn at New Hyde Park. Tickets are $150 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit: www.ahrcfoundation.org/reachforthestars.


Saturday, March 16

Free Legal Assistance For Veterans

On Saturday, March 16 Hofstra Law will host a free legal assistance clinic for all veterans. Free consultations with pro-bono attorneys who specialize in elder law, tax, wills, estate, family law, VA benefits, claims, disability, employment, USERRA, housing, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor matters, medicare/medicaid, landlord-tenant issues and more. To schedule a consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Law Student Association at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-468-3551.                         


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

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

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com