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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Through August 31

Ages’ Fourth Annual “Savvy Senior Day” Rolling Out Royal Carpet

Hasidic Insights & Songs From Rosh Hashana to Simchat Torah

August 27 and September 10

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

Oyster Bay Arts Festival


August 27 and September 10

Hasidic Insights & Songs

From Rosh Hashana to Simchat Torah   

Aviva Levine, a beloved founder of our community, is running a series of classes, just in time for us to prepare spiritually for the High Holidays. Learn about the historical significance of the holidays and the and whys of celebrating the holidays. All of this, rounded out with engaging discussions sure to light up your holidays. RSVP via e-mail to let us know if you plan to attend any or all of the lectures, which will be in the Town of Oyster Bay Chaad library. The Town of Oyster Bay Chabad is located at 678 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury


Through August 31

Ages’ Fourth Annual “Savvy Senior Day” Rolling Out Royal Carpet

What: As nominations for Long Island’s “Savvy Senior” remain underway through Saturday, August 31st, Long Islanders are invited to take part in celebrating these remarkable seniors at the Fourth Annual “Savvy Senior Day” on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Presented around Grandparents Day each year by Long Island senior advocacy and resource group, the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES), this senior celebratory event will feature a variety of food, entertainment and a chance at several raffle prizes donated by a various local businesses and organizations. Sponsorships for products and services are still being accepted; anyone interested can contact 347-886-2574.

Who: The event will recognize all senior nominees with certificates of appreciation and will crown Long Island’s 2013 Savvy Senior King and Queen, who will receive commemorative plaques and gift certificates for professional studio portraits, compliments of Bradford Renaissance Portraits.

How: Savvy Senior nominations are underway until Saturday, August 31. In 200 typed words or less, individuals can submit their favorite senior, along with a photo or video, to: AGES Savvy Senior Award, AGES P.O. Box 774, Melville, NY  11747. Nominations are also accepted via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or directly through AGES’ Web site, www.agesresourcenetwork.com, which also provides further details regarding Savvy Senior Day. Anyone with questions can call  631-630-9498 or 516-617-5176.

When: Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, NY 11803

Why: Presenting a public forum where seniors can deservingly shine, AGES’ Savvy Senior Day celebrates Long Island seniors and extends a show of appreciation for the contributions they have made and continue to make within the Long Island region.

Attendance is free for nominated seniors and their families


Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

Oyster Bay Arts Festival

There will be something for everyone as local artists, musicians, performers, and collectors line Audrey Avenue, South Street and East Main Street in the upcoming two-day Oyster Bay Arts Festival.

An Evening Art Stroll, Saturday, September 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The festivities begin with a Saturday evening art stroll through Oyster Bay.  Visitors will soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists, and collectors transforming downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery.  Live music and an outdoor marketplace will complement the artistic experience.

Feed your mind and then feed your appetite – call ahead to make dinner reservations at our many fine eateries.  

How about the kids - check the Bay Time Activities website (www.baytimeactivities.com), a parent’s guide to children’s activities in Oyster Bay-East Norwich, for Saturday evening “drop-off” programs allowing parents to stroll and dine while kids have their own artistic fun.

Family Arts Festival, Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This hands-on festival will feature children’s crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, story telling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, face painting, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace.

This festival is free of charge and open to the public, however, some activities will include a fee.

Event Rain date: September 28 and 29 For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interested artists and musicians should contact Jim Perna at The Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery, 516-558-7511 - For more information visit obartwalk.com. The event is put together by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer not-for-profit organization that promotes local businesses, organizes local community events, undertakes town beautification projects and promotes the benefits of the town. For more information or to join the Chamber go to www.visitoysterbay.com or www.visiteastnorwich.com


Ongoing Events

Babies And 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

After Hours Evening Fitness Programs

Affordable Summer Fitness Programs Designed For Individuals 45 and over - Four, six and eight week sessions - exercise for the brain and body evening classes. Call 516 922-1770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and schedule. Location: Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main Street, Oyster Bay

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

POB Cares and Project PACE

Seeks Volunteers To Assist Senior Residents

POB Cares and Project Plainview Assisting Community Elders (Project PACE), programs of the Mid-Island Y JCC, are recruiting volunteers (18 and over) to help senior residents of Plainview-Old Bethpage.  Volunteers are needed to drive clients to local medical appointments, do grocery shopping and minor home repairs.  Volunteers are also needed to be friendly visitors or telephone companions to homebound seniors. Training is provided. Flexible schedule - volunteers can make a difference in as little as two hours a week. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone 60 or over who needs a volunteer call Robyn Berman, Director or Harrit Blatt, Volunteer Coordinator at 516-822-3535 Ext. 345 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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