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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Women’s Roller Derby Meet, Greet and Sign Up

Thursday, October 17

The Rundead

Saturday, November 2

Jewish Genealogy 101

Sunday, November 3


Thursday, October 17

Women’s Roller Derby Meet, Greet and Sign Up

The Long Island Roller Rebels Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Team will be holding a Meet, Greet and Sign Up At Buffalo Wild Wings on Rte. 110 In Farmingdale at 8 p.m. This is the place to gather more info, meet the skaters and officials and see if this is something you want to do. Skating is fun, competitive, athletic and kick ass. Don’t know how to skate or about Roller Derby? No Problem, the ladies of the Long Island Roller Rebels will teach you. So if you are 18 or older, have a good attitude and are passionate, come on down and see what Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby is all about. This is an open recruitment call for new female skaters, plus people (women and men, too) who would like to be trained as referees and even (male and female) non-skating officials, who do things like manage the penalty box, control the scoreboard, act as lineup trackers and much more. This is a great way to be apart of something huge, meet spirited people of all ages and be a part of an amazing, competative sport. For more info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Chest Blockwell at 631-891-5887.


Friday, October 18

Soil and Water Conservation Meeting

The Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting will discuss the function and management of the district, with a range of topics based on important environmental news. The meeting takes place at the Malcolm House, 5 Old Jericho Tpke. in Jericho. This free and open to the public meeting starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 516-364-5860 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Wednesday, October 23

Affordable Care Act Discussion

Assemblyman Charles Levine will lead a discussion about the Affordable Care Act and the New York Health Benefit Exchange at the Syosset Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. Call 516-921-7161 for more information.


Sunday, October 27

Orchestra Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy

The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra presents its 10th annual benefit concert for United Cerebral Palsy Oct. 27. This year, the Nassau Pops is proud to perfrom with singer/recording artist Linda Elder and as always, joining the Pops will be Creation, a talented group of singers from the UCPN center. The benefit takes place at LIU Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., in Brookville at 3 p.m. For more information, call 516-299-3100.


Saturday, November 2

The Rundead

Special Olympics New York presents this fun way to raise money for a good cause. The Rundead is a 5k trail run through Brady Park in Massapequa Park starting at 8:30 a.m. where runners must escape hungry zombies. Each runner will start off with a flag belt and three flags. These flags represent your lifelines. Zombies throughout the course will be attempting to take these one at a time. If you lose all three, your dead and the zombies have won.

Health stations will be scattered throughout the course. If you choose to make a stop and receive a time penalty, you can gain another lifeline. Use speed, strategy… whatever it takes to keep your flags. If you finish the race with at least one, you have survived. If zombies have taken all your flags you can complete the race but you wont be eligible for awards.

Join up for this wild new event. You can sign up as a zombie or a runner, so there’s something for everyone. Log onto 2013rUNDEAD.kintera.orgt/BradyPark to register.


Sunday, November 3

Jewish Genealogy 101

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island for the 23rd annual family history workshop, “Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours to Your Family Roots,” at the Mid-Island Y JCC at 45 Manetto Hill Rd. The workshop is  is a half-day course on sources and strategies essential for Jewish Genealogy research and is recommended both for beginners and for family historians who want to brush up or expand their skills. Cost is $45 per person ($55 after Oct. 27). Attendees receive a copy of the workshop manual. A light lunch, bagels and spreads, coffee and cake, will be served. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.jgsli.org.


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

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, call 866-800-3881.

News

Kids love amusement parks, and they especially love one aspect of these fanciful places above all others — the twists, turns and death-defying loops of the mighty roller coaster. Given the chance, it’s likely that almost any child would love the chance to actually build one of their own.

Susan Sears of Port Jefferson runs an ongoing series of science classes aimed at stimulating the growing minds of children. Recently, she was holding one of them at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library on Roller Coaster design, which she described as “a physics lesson disguised as fun.”

School zone speed cameras are beginning to gear up in Plainview-Old Bethpage, and though the robot law enforcement tools are not yet fully operational, drivers are beginning to get road weary at the prospect of a surveillance state.

While officials at the Nassau County Traffic Safety board said that only five cameras have been activated, drivers are spotting far more on daily drives through the neighborhood. Michael Dulphin, a Plainview resident who makes a daily commute to a local college, said he has seen school zone speed cameras pop up near Parkway Elementary School as well as Our Lady of Mercy school on South Oyster Bay Road.


Calendar

Joel Zelnik And Move

Saturday, Aug. 23

Beyond Bereavement

Monday, Aug. 25

Reminiscing With Veterans

Tuesday, Aug. 26



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