Wednesday, 28 August 2013 09:00
Hasidic Insights & Songs
Tuesday, September 10
Oyster Bay Arts Festival
Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22
As nominations for Long Island’s “Savvy Senior” remain underway through Saturday, August 31, Long Islanders are invited to take part in celebrating these remarkable seniors at the Fourth Annual “Savvy Senior Day” on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the the Holiday Inn at 215 Sunnyside Blvd. in Plainview from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. 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. 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.
Aviva Levine, a beloved founder in our community, is running a series of classes just in time for to prepare spiritually for the High Holidays at the Town of Oyster Bay Chabad, at 678 Woodbury Rd. in Woodbury. 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. Visit www.jewishtob.org for more information and to RSVP. Call 516-682-0404 with any questions.
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. The festivities begin with a Saturday evening art stroll through Oyster Bay from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. 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. For events targeted to children, 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. The Family Arts Festival takes place on 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.
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.
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.
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, call 866-800-3881.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.
Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care.
ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it.
Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.