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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

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



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