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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Editing Your Digital Photos

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Elegant Love

Saturday, Feb. 15

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


Wednesday, Feb. 12

Editing Your Digital Photos

In this hands-on class at the Plainview-Old Bethpage library, 999 Old Country Rd., attendees will learn the basics of using a graphics program to edit photographed images. Icluded will be editing techniques in cropping, resizing, red-eye removal and much more. The cost is $5 per person, checks only, payable to POB Library. The event takes place at 2 p.m. in Room B. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Saturday, Feb. 15

Elegant Love

Soloist Ensemble Urania’s talented musicians, performing on piano, cello, violin and voice, present a varied program of elegant love songs with a Valentine’s Day theme at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., at 8 p.m. Fore more information, call 516-938-0077.


Monday, Feb. 17

Abracadabra

The Plainview-Old Bethpage library, 999 Old Country Rd., invites tweens and teens in grades five through 12 to this program featuring a magic show workshop. The first half of the program will be an interactive magic show, while during the second half participants will learn magic tricks that will amaze their families and friends. The event takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. in the downstairs meeting rooms A and B. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


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.


Thursday, Feb. 20

Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Power

The Plainview-Old Bethpage library, 999 Old Country Rd., presents this art lecture with Louise Cella Caruso at 2 p.m. Generations have been stunned and awed by the Georgia O’Keeffe’s work. This slide show/lecture will focus on the fearless, modest woman and her own highly refined, yet slightly removed art. Fore more information, call 516-938-0077.


Thursday, Feb. 27

Free Heart Health Screening

Plainview Hospital will be having a free opportunity for people to receive blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings at the hospital on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. The heart health screenings will take place in the hospital’s lecture rooms A and B. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Nicole Santora at 516-719-2418.Tuesday, March 4

Parkinson’s Group

The Mid Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., presents a group for those affected by Parkinson’s disease led by by Heather Goldman, LMSW and Kelly Soel, RN. The group discussion will also feature “Medications Related to Parkinson’s Disease” presented by Maria Mantione, B.S. Phm., Pharm.D, an Associated Clinical professor at St. John’s University. The group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Robyn Berman at 516-822-3535 ext. 385.

Let’s Talk About Arthritis

The Plainview-Old Bethpage library, 999 Old Country Rd., presents Dr. Diane Horowitz, board certified rheumatologist and director of the Arthritis Center at North Shore-LIJ Health Systems. The doctor will discuss the basics of arthritis in this informative event at 2 p.m. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Sunday, March 9

Rockin’ For Autism

The Developmental Disabilities Institute will once again be heating things up with Long Island’s best rock-n-roll bands to benefit children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities at Mulcahy’s Pub and Music Hall in Wantagh on Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. For a $30 donation guests will enjoy the sounds of legendary local bands, gift baskets auction, raffles, food, cash bar and the company of hundreds of fellow Long Islanders. An all star lineup of legendary Long Island bands including 1 Step Ahead, The Cold Spring Harbor Band paying tribute to Billy Joel, 3, and Generation will be set to hit the stage. Advanced ticket sales are available by calling 631-366-2978 or online at www.rockinforautism.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.


Ongoing Programs

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

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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