Written by Sheila Ferrari Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:49
Standing at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by the Long Island STEM Hub and dozens of Long Island students who are part of the school’s engineering and robotics team, announced her education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across Long Island’s elementary, middle, and high schools and draw more STEM teachers to educate children in high-need areas.
With eight of nine of the fastest growing industries requiring math and science proficiency and women, minority, and low-income students underrepresented in STEM-related careers, Gillibrand is pushing for federal measures to close the achievement gap and bring more STEM-related programs, such as the Long Island STEM Hub’s Career Academies, to schools across Long Island. With the success of POB-JFK high school’s targeted STEM curriculum and engineering program, the Hub will be launching an additional career academy in engineering next school year.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:00
All Music in Plainview has maintained its subterranean location for close to 30 years — a feat worth noting as the music industry tends to change faster than a thrash metal chord progression.
Multiple musical genres have come and gone since the store in the Plainview Shopping Centre first opened in 1984; New Wave gave that 80s sound to everything, hip-hop moved from the street to the studio, hair metal gave music a glossy shine, grunge cleaned up at ticket booths and the intrusion of auto-tune into the mainstream insulted the sensibilities of music lovers everywhere.