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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Stock Market DayTrader Group Meeting

Monday, August 12

Military, Veteran Job Fair

Wednesday, August 14

Natural History Walk at Jones Beach State Park

Saturday, August 17


Saturday, July 27

First Annual Beach Bash Sand Lacrosse Tournament  

When: Saturday, July 27. 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).


Saturday, August 3

Little Naturalists Story Time and Craft Circle Butterfly Discovery

10:30 a.m. The Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society invites families to listen to a reading of the book, “From Caterpillar to Butterfly” at the Planting Fields Arboretum. After story time, we will create caterpillars and butterflies craft to take home, and we will take time outside to look for butterflies and learn more about these wonderful creatures. For ages 3 to 6 and their parents. No unregistered siblings please. Each participant will be provided with material for his or her craft. Hurry to sign up: group size limited to 20! Please call 516-695-0763 to register. There is no charge for the program, however, there is an $8 per car fee to enter the Park for those who do not have Empire passes. Location/Directions: To get to Planting Fields Arboretum, take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North or Northern State Parkway to Exit 35 North. Proceed north on Route 106 towards Oyster Bay. Turn left onto 25A Northern Boulevard. Make first right onto Mill River Road. Follow green & white signs to the Arboretum on Planting Fields Road.Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Monday, August 12

Stock Market DayTrader Group Meeting

Meet with the Long Island DayTrader Meetup Group, a team of enthusiastic investors who share your interest in the stock market to discuss investing, day / swing trading strategies and all markets. All levels welcome. Free. 6:45 - 9:15pm, at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview,  516-385-8244  www.meetup.com/LISTMG


Wednesday, August 14

Beat the Heat Summer Film Series - Crash: A Tale of Two Species

7 p.m. This is the story of the fabric of life, and how every species is interconnected.  At its center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature which has remained virtually unchanged for 350 million years. Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called the red knot. Scientific and medical communities have discovered the crabprovides an indispensable testing agent for drugs and vaccines. But their new use as bait for the fishing industry places the future of horseshoe crab in jeopardy. Please join us tonight at the Cold Spring Harbor Library for a special screening of this important film. Location: Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. No registration required.  Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information


Wednesday, August 14

Military, Veteran Job Fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled or Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Road, in Farmingdale, is committed to making this one-of–a-kind free hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers. For information contact Robert VanPelt, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-786-4605 or David Myones This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-236-0423. Visit: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for additional information, dates.


Saturday, August 17

Natural History Walk at Jones Beach State Park

9 a.m. On this walk with the Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon, we will look for all types of insects, including moths, late summer stray butterflies, and early migrant dragonflies. This is a good time of year to look for Primrose  Moth. We will also pay attention to beach vegetation and migrant birds. Participants are advised to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat since it may be extremely bright and sunny. Location/Directions: Jones Beach Boat Basin. Take the Meadowbrook Parkway south until it ends at Jones Beach. Go over the drawbridge and immediately bear to the right towards the West End. Park on the right at the boat basin by the Coast Guard Station. There is an entry fee which is waived for those that have a NYS Parks Empire Passport sticker. Call 516-509-1094 to register. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information


Thursday, August 22

Stock Market Seminar

6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group presents a seminar aimed to educate on investing strategies; all experience levels welcome. Free. Aug 22, 6:45pm-9:15pm, at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview.  Topic: John Gagliardi from Fidelity Investments will speak on Bond Investing.  For more info / directions go to: www.meetup.com/LISTMG or call 516-385-8244


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

July and August After 5 p.m.

After Hours Evening Fitness Programs: Affordable Summer Fitness Programs designed for individuals 45 and over. Four, six and eight week session exercises for the brain and body. Call or email for more information and schedule.Location: Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay (516) 922-1770. 45 E. Main Street, Oyster Bay, New York 11771. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

If you have a sweet tooth and want a taste of confectionary perfection, take a drive down Manetto Hill Road. Set far back in a shopping center you will find Sweet Karma Bakery. No matter where you park in the lot, your nose will be greeted by the scent of freshly baked cakes and cookies.

Owner and pastry chef Brian Fishman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1991. He was a savory chef for eight years before he chose pastries over pâtés.

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has frustrated commuters for years with it’s ridiculous fares, limited trains and constant problems, especially during the rush hour ride home.

Though the MTA is making an effort to add more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.


Calendar

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



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