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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Vocalist Sean Mahoney Entertains

Saturday, Dec. 28

Aerosmith Tribute Band

Saturday, Jan. 18

 


Wednesday, Dec. 25

Open House At HANC

The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, 25 Country Dr. in Plainview, will hold a kindergarten open house on Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. The school will provide experienced and certified teachers who will demonstrate the warm and nuturing learning environment that parents can expect. HANC provides a dynamic, Orthodox Jewish education that fosters intellectual and spiritual understanding and love of Torah, and commitment to its mitzvot and values. An emphasis on middot tovot (good character) infuses all aspects of school life. And the strong Judaic and general studies program provides children with the best of both words. For more information or to RSVP, contact director of admissions Yaffa Tilles at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-681-5922 ext. 18.


Saturday, Dec. 28

Vocalist Sean Mahoney Entertains

Visitors to the Atria in Plainview, 12 Washington Ave., will delight in the vocal stylings of Sean Mahoney, who will perform Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. He is a professional singer with 35 years of performances including live shows/groups, opera, musical theater, and back up singer for Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka, and Lou Rawls. For more information, call 516-708-4871.

Flap-Jack Breakfast for Alex

On Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the American Legion Post 449 in Farmingdale will sponsor a flap-jack breakfast at the Airport Plaza Applebee’s. The event is being held to benefit the son of one of the Legion’s members, Alex, a former Farmingdale EMS, and recovering cancer survivor.  Tickets cost $13. For advance tickets call 516-314-6406 or send $13 for each ticket with checks made out to the American Legion Post 449, Farmingdale, Box 4000.


Sunday, Jan. 5

Chopin & 19th Century Paris

The award-winning Karkowska Sister Duo comes to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. for a musical tour of 19th century Paris, home to many of the most important composers in the world. This includes Chopin and many others, whose famous works and arrangements will be played on piano and violin. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Friday, Jan. 10

Fair Media Council Influencer Series: Savvy And Insight

At Briarcliffe College, 1055 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, this half-day event of two workshops is designed to help jump start marketing efforts in the new year. The first session will feature predictions for 2014 in media and politics; and the second session explain social media marketing. During the first session, Michael Dawidziak, founder of strategic-planning.com, Bradley Gerstman, partner at Gotham Government Relations & Communications, John Leboutillier, host on Fox News Channel’s Campaign Insiders, Frank MacKay, host of The Turning Point, and Ben Mevorach, news and programming director at 1010WINS. After a brief networking break, “Social Media Marketing Made Simple” will provide the latest marketing tools and techniques for business use. Craig Yaris, chief social marketer at Social Ribbit, will present. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-224-1860 ext. 706.


Saturday, Jan. 18

Aerosmith Tribute Band

Come hear PUMP play your favorite Aerosmith hits — from “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion” to “Dude Looks Like a Lady” and “Rag Doll” — by band members who walk, talk, act and perform just like Aerosmith. The concert will be held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. Call 516-938-0077 for more information.


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. The ectures 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.

Plainview Lions Club Meeting

Serving the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Bethpage communities since 1957, the Lions Club holds dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of every month through July. The Lions Club strives to make a difference in local communities and encourages residents to come in and voice thier concerns. Meetings are held at the Marriott Residence Inn-Plainview, at 9 Gerhard Rd. at 7 p.m. Contact Steve Lesetz at 516-293-7534 for more information.

News

The Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School business teams placed second and third in the Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. They competed against two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County for scholarships and cash awards from various sponsors.  

On April 9, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, student teams had 10 minutes to convince a panel of expert judges that their plan for a business in the Plaza of the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is feasible and would be successful.

It’s not every day that you read about a chocolate brown mare being spared from a harsh reality. While it’s the dogs and cats we read about most in animal rescue stories, Plainview native and animal lover Andria McMaugh, shines light on the endangered horses of Long Island, and what is being done to help them.

McMaugh strapped on her riding boots at 10 years old. When she entered George Washington University as a freshman, McMaugh became a member of the school’s Equestrian team.


Calendar

Matzah Balls

Thursday, April 17

Craft Fair

Saturday, April 19

Rainbows

Friday, April 18



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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