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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Authors Brunch Series

Monday, Feb. 3

Town Of Oyster Bay Public Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Networking Mixer And Speed Networking

Tuesday, Feb. 18


St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church Mass Schedule

Saturday Evenings: 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Sundays: 7, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday: 8:45 a.m.

Reconciliation: Saturday: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

270 Washington Ave., Plainview

Phone: 516-938-3956 Web: www.stpiusxrc.com


Thursday, Jan. 30

SAT Comprehensive Course

The next 2014 SAT is coming Saturday, March 8, make sure your 10th- and 11th-graders are ready with Chyten Premiere Tutoring and Test Preperation coming to 623 Jericho Tpke in Syosset, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. Chyten students have a long history of achieving outstanding results on benchmark tests such as ACT, SAT, AP SAT Subject Tests and Regents Tests. Chyten’s expertise in developing revolutionary test preparation strategies is the key. Only by understanding a test’s underlying characteristics can a student meet or exceed his potential.  Chyten employs a holistic approach to test preparation that includes exploring test design, implementation strategic solutions and practicing on hundreds of authentic test questions. Start and end the class with an “Actual Conditions Practice Test” to gauge your progress. Call 516-677-955 for more information.


Saturday, Feb. 1

Dan Nichols and Eighteen In Concert

Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. in Wantagh, presents, in one of their only New York appearances, Dan Nichols and Eighteen in concert Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. The musicians will bring their wide range of sounds and styles of their energetic Jewish rock music. Dan Nichols and Eighteen can be seen in the film “Road to Eden.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 children under 12. To purchase tickets call 516-546-9177.

The Liverpool Shuffle

In February of 1964, The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time. Fifty years later, The Liverpool Shuffle is here to bring the excitement and the music of the Fab Four to the Plainview audience, authentically performed, complete with Beatles-style suits and Liverpool accents. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd. For more information, call 516-938-0077 or visit www.poblib.org.


Monday, Feb. 3

Authors Brunch Series

Join author David Kaufman at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45, Manetto Hill Rd., as he discusses his book on famous Jews: Sandyu Koufax, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, all who first came to public attention in the early 1960s, a period Kaufman identifies in his book Jewhooing The Sixties as historically ripe for American Jews to reexamine their Jewish identities. All four achieved extraordinary success in their respective fields and became celebrities within an American context. For more information, contact Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 335.


Tuesday, Feb. 4

Town Of Oyster Bay Public Meeting

In its final scheduled meeting of 2013, the Oyster Bay Town Board set a date for a public hearing involving a major Plainview development. The board agreed 7-0 to hold a hearing on Feb. 4 on the application of Plainview Properties and Beechwood for the zoning change. That plan would allow the developers to build a large new housing development on the southwest corner of Old Country Road and Round Swamp Road in Plainview. The area has been known as the “Wang Property,” owned by Islanders’ owner Charles Wang. It was once the home to the Nassau County Sanitarium. The public hearing, as well as the board meeting, will be held at Mattlin Middle School at 7 p.m. Feb. 4.


Tuesday, Feb. 18

Networking Mixer And Speed Networking

Carlyle At The Palace, 1600 Round Swamp Rd. in Plainview, hosts a can’t-miss networking event for professionals from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. At a cost of $20, attendees can join a speed networking event at 5:30 p.m. where they will meet other business professionals for approximately five minutes per round. After each round, one party stays and the other party will rotate. Then, at 6:30 p.m., the general networking mixer commences. During this portion, attendees will get to meet those they missed during the speed networking portion. Appetizers will be included. Payment is required at www.facetofacenetworking.com. For more information, email Jay Rosenweig at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-908-9638.


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.


Ongoing Programs

Plainview-Bethpage 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 except July and August. The Lions Club strives to make a difference in local communities and encourages residents to come in and voice their 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.

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

It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.

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.


Calendar

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



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