Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
The Music Man
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
Midway Movies: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Monday, March 18
Plainview Jewish Center, located at 95 Floral Drive in Plainview, will be putting on a production of the beloved musical The Music Man on March 16, 17, 23 and 24. The show will start at 8:15 p.m. on March 16 and 23, and 3 p.m. on March 17 and 24. Tickets are $20 each for the first two seats, $54 for three seats, and $18 for each additional seat. All tickets $22 at the door. To order tickets, call Michael at 938-8296.
A weeklong celebration of musical performances, workshops and master classes will take place at the 21st Annual Long Island Guitar Festival at LIU Post from March 17 – 24. The festival will feature internationally renowned musicians including John Williams and John Etheridge, Gyan Riley, William Kanengiser, Eden- Stell Duo, Dennis Koster, Matt Palmer and Artesian Collaborative. The festival, directed by Harris Becker, is an annual international festival presented by the Department of Music in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at LIU Post. Festival sponsors include the D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Augustine Foundation, Savarez, Sam Ash, Murphy’s Music, LIU’s John P. McGrath Fund and dedicated individuals.
The Senior Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Stephen Michael Smith, will team up with the students of Huntington High School in an intergenerational concert on Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in the Huntington High School Auditorium located at 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington, NY. Some of the selections include “A Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky, “A Salute to the Big Apple” and “Dances Fantasticas, Orgia” by Turina. This concert is sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. For further information, including driving directions, visit the website at www.seniorpops.org or call 414-1831.
Monday Night at the Midway Movies is an adult education program at Midway Jewish Center where people gather not just to watch great movies, but also to view and review them with Jewish eyes. All films are shown with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges.Admission is free and the public is welcome. In this week’s film, a group of British retirees move to India where their assets will grant them greater earning power over a longer period of time. It sounds good, until they arrive at their hotel residence, which has clearly passed its prime. PG-13, 124 minutes, at 7:30 p.m.
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.
American Sign Language (ASL) classes will be offered by Mill Neck Services for deaf adults on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 through March 25, 2013. The 10 sessions of the Level 1 Adult class are being held at the Day Habilitation and Interpreter Services building located at 501 S. Broadway, Suite B, Hicksville. The fee is $175, plus $65 for books/materials.For more information, or to register by phone/fax, please call Mill Neck Services at 922-3818, ext. 306. Registration may also be done online at www.millneck.org by clicking the “Community Sign Language Classes” link. Sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.
Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., in Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.
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.