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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Stock Market - Vector Vest Software Users Group Meeting - Monday, July 16
In Honor of Gina Gallardo Blood  Drive - Saturday, July 20
First Annual Beach Bash Sand Lacrosse Tournamen - Saturday, July 27


Saturday, July 13 and 20

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY. 11542

July 13 at 2 p.m. - Nature Communities Walk

Explore three different biotic communities with a Garvies Point Naturalist: woodland, meadow, and pond. Observe these diverse habitats that are home to many different types of plants, trees, birds, and wildlife. Feel free to bring binoculars, we have many song birds! Recommended for ages 5+. $5.00 per person (includes program, museum, film)

July 20 at 2 p.m.- Beach Ecology

Explore the intertidal zone at Garvies beach in search of extraordinary plants and animals that are specially adapted for surviving in such a harsh environment. Learn with a Garvies Point Naturalist just how these creatures are able to survive. Search for crabs, oysters, clams and more!

Recommended for ages 5+. $5.00 per person (includes program, museum, film)


Monday, July 16

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, July 20

In Honor of Gina Gallardo Blood  Drive

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 560 Old Bethpage Road, Plainview Reformed Church.  Your donation will help save up to three lives.  Our community hospitals need your help.  Please share this lifesaving gift.  Eligibility criteria: Bring ID with signature or photo; minimum weight is 110 lbs.; age 16-75 (16 year olds must have parental permission.  Age 76 and over need doctor’s note); eat well (low fat) and drink fluids; no tattoos for past 12 months.  For questions concerning medical eligibility, call 1-800-688-0900.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact: Katie Gallardo at 516-993-5040.


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 worplace. 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

If you’re like most people, your medicine cabinet might be a jumbled assortment of boxes, bottles and tubes.  

That innocent bit of disorganization in your medicine cabinet might actually pose a risk if you’re not careful, according to Leonard Langino, a pharmacist with North Shore Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Group, who recently held a lecture on the subject at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

In a pronounced response to the New York State Common Core standards, more than 800 Plainview-Old Bethpage students opted out of the English Language Arts and Mathematics exams, according to New York State Allies for Public Education.

In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.  


Calendar

St. Margaret’s Fall Fair

Saturday, Sept. 27

PSAT/SAT Prep Course

Monday, Sept. 29

Inside Your iPad And iPhone

Monday, Sept. 29



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