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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Options For Our Aging World Family & Caregiver Resource Fair

Saturday, June 29

Athletes for Life Blood Drive

Tuesday, July 2

First Annual Beach Bash Sand Lacrosse Tournament

Saturday, July 27


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.


Monday, July 8

Stock Market Seminar

The Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group presents a seminar aimed to educate on investing strategies; all experience levels welcome. Free. July 8, 6:45pm-9:15pm, at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview. Topic: David Lerner will speak on Alternative Investments.  For more info/directions, go to: www.meetup.com/LISTMG or call 516-385-8244


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.


Ongoing Programs

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

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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