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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Power

Thursday, February 20

Open Jump

Thursday, February 20

Buddy Bingo

Friday, February 21


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. 19

Basketball Clinic

Bounce down to the Mid Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., for a basketball clinic run by a sports specialist at 10 a.m. Learn and improve basketball skills and play games. The day will also include swim and gym time. Bring a bathing suit and towel for swim. Lunch will be included. The cost is $55 for members and $70 for non-members. For more information, contact Joshua Henkel at 516-822-3535 ext. 336.

Tic-Tac-Toe Sugar Cookies

Tweens and Teens are invited to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., for this 7 p.m. program for a fun and edible game decorating sugar cookies using an X and O motif. All participants will go home with nine cookies and a game board in a large box. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


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.

Open Jump

Pump It Up of Plainview, 135 Dupont St., offers this opportunity for open play time where children let the imagination run wild on massive inflatables. It’s not only fun for the kids, but it also provides a healthy workout that burns off excess energy and helps keep them fit. Spend time with your family, meet other families and make new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. The open jump is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for children ages 2 to 9. The cost is $14.95 per child/$12.95 per sibling. Reservations are required. For details, call 516-575-2300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, Feb. 21

Buddy Bingo

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library welcomes students in kindergarten through fourth grade for an afternoon of bingo with the help of the library’s teen volunteers. Small prizes will be given out and refreshments will be served. The event is from 3 to 3:45 p.m. in downstairs meeting room A and B. For 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.

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.

Writing About Your Memories

This workshop at the Mid Island Y JCC, led by Marilyn Leibowitz, offers the opportunity for attendees to write about their life experiences in a way that only they can express. Share the stories of life with children, grandchildren and friends with this creative way to build a legacy. For more information, call Robyn Berman at 516-822-3535 ext. 385.


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 Dec. 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

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 Rd., Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881.

News

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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