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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Theatrical Production of Les Misérables

Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 18

Stock Market - Vector Vest Software Users Group Meeting

Monday, June 24

Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair

Saturday, June 29


Saturday, June 15

Poet Laureate Induction

The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society is pleased to announce the induction of Mario Susko as the new Poet Laureate for Nassau County on June 15 at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, at 2 p.m. All poetry lovers are welcome.


Saturday, June 15

Plainview Reformed Church Hosting Thrift Shop

The Plainview Reformed Church Thrift Shop will be holding its half-price sale starting Saturday, June 15, and running through the end of June. The shop is located at 560 Old Bethpage Road in Plainview and is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  For further information, call Carol at 516-802-4643.


Saturday, June 15

DNA and Family Research

Have you ever considered DNA testing to trace your ancestry but found you had endless questions? At our June meeting, Forum President Mike Carragher and longtime member Bill Kane will discuss new developments in the use of DNA testing in family research. Both men are experienced in the subject. Carragher will discuss the basics of DNA testing, including genetic and family research, the major testing companies, and the various DNA tests that they offer. Kane will speak about his leap through the DNA looking glass and where it has taken him so far. Join the Irish Family History Forum on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., to find some of the answers to your questions.


Saturday, June 15

Irish Genealogy Help Session

Preceding the DNA lecture, starting at 10 a.m., Kathleen McGee will moderate a help session for those researching their Irish roots. The lecture will take place  on: Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, N.Y.


Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 18

Theatrical Production of Les Misérables

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), a not-for-profit agency that supports more than 3,500 individuals with different abilities on Long Island, together with the Broadhollow Theater Company, is presenting The FREE Players production of the legendary musical Les Misérables, School Edition.  Performances will be Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday June 16t at 2 p.m., 265 East Main Street, East Islip, NY. General Admission tickets cost $20.00; students or individuals with disabilities will be charged $10.00.  For tickets or further information, call (516) 870-7001. All proceeds will benefit the FREE Players.


Monday, June 24

Stock Market - Vector Vest Software Users Group Meeting

The Long Island Vector Vest Users Group meets at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library -Auditorium, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, from 6:45 p.m. 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 516-385-8244


Saturday, June 29

Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair

Open to all of Long Island- The Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) is hosting its first FREE “Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair” at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, located at 12 Franklin Avenue in Port Washington, NY. Taking place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., this comprehensive event will provide caregivers managing the health and well being of today’s seniors with a one-stop-forum for gathering vital information, products and services to help support senior care, wellness and quality of life.


Tuesday, July 2

Athletes for Life Blood Drive

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Time: 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Location: Long Island Blood Services, 905 Walt Whitman Road (Rte. 110, just north of the Northern State Pkwy) Melville, NY, Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-655-    2299.


Saturday, July 27

First Annual Beach Bash Sand Lacrosse Tournament  

When: Saturday, July 27, 2013. Rain date: Sunday, July 28. Where: Jones Beach State Park. Age Divisions: Youth: 2nd grade to Varsity.  Adult: Women’s 18+, Men’s 18+, Men’s 30+ Fee: $575. Early registration fee: $525 (before June 17).


Ongoing Events

Babies & BimBam

A fun, interactive class is coming up at HANC of Plainview for children turning 2 by December 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 a.m. 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 in which to talk about what you have been through, your reactions and feelings, and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Meetings held on 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.

Non-Profit Support Group: 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 at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave, Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd, Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, please email call (866) 800-3881 or visit www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

News

Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.

 

Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care. 

 

ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it. 

 

Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  


Calendar

Sheri Miller In Concert - September 21

Vocalist Event - September 23

White House Concerts - September 27


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