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The Music Man

Saturday, March 16

Blood Drive

Sunday, March 17

Midway Movies: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Monday, March 18 

Saturday, March 16

The Music Man

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.


Sunday, March 17

Long Island Guitar Festival

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.

Blood Drive

Long Island Blood Services, located at 905 Walt Whitman Road in Melville, will hold the Athletes For Life Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 655-2299 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .    

Senior Pops Orchestra

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, March 18

Midway Movies: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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.


Tuesday, March 26

Community Seder

North Shore Synagogue in Syosset will hold a Community Seder on Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 921-2282, ex. 106 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, April 7

Free Legal Assistance For Veterans

 

On Sunday, April 7, 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.

Sign Language Classes

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.


Ongoing Programs

Clutterers Anonymous

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.

News

Temple Chaverim is hosting a new member open house Friday, May 2  at 8 p.m. The program includes Shabbat services followed by an extensive Oneg Shabbat. The Temple invites prospective members to take this opportunity to meet their dynamic clergy and innovative education director as well as members of our community.

According to Jody Steifman, member of the Temple Chaverim Membership Committee, Chaverim aims to bring the community closer together.

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, military veterans and Gold Star families will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Plainview is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending an exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Last month, despite concerns about lack of confidence in the validity of eligibility information provided by the county assessor’s office, the Plainview trustees voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, starting with the 2014-2015 school year.


Calendar

Matzah Balls

Thursday, April 17

Craft Fair

Saturday, April 19

Rainbows

Friday, April 18



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

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com