Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:00
Free Heart Health Screening
Thursday, February 27
Thursday, February 27
Cover-To-Cover Book Club
Thursday, February 27
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., hosts POB Cares as they bring their book club to the community. This week, the club will discuss Where’d You Go, Bernadete by Maria Semple. Join POB Cares Beth Spickler-Lerman and librarian Gretchen Browne for insightful discussions and socializing with other book lovers. For more information, contact Robyn Berman at 516-822-3535, ext. 385.
The Mid-Island Y JCC welcomes seniors with an interest in knitting and crocheting to come down and learn more about the art. Experienced knitters will also have the opportunity to teach the craft to young women. Join Project PACE for a fun, new intergenerational program funded by the Jeannette Solomon Cultural Arts Fund of UJA-Federation of NY. For more information, contact Robyn Berman at 516-822-3535 ext. 385.
The Mid-Island Y JCC welcomes all comers to snack on pita and hummus while learning about the Torah portion and its relevence to modern life. For more information, contact Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 335.
Join friends for an evening of laser tag and fun to support the Mattlin Middle School drama cadets at Long Island Laser Bounce, 2710 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance $25 at the door; includes unlimited laser play, ballocity and bounce, dinner, drinks and dessert. For more information, contact Sheri Epstein at 631-755-9841.
Registration has opened for Long Island’s first patient safety conference on diagnostic error and patient engagement. It will be held at the Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd. in Plainview, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The conference, titled Medical Diagnosis: Help Your Doctor Help You; Patients Involved in Healthcare, The Role of Patient Engagement in Error Prevention, coincides with Patient Safety Awareness Week, which aims to encourage patient and family participation in reducing misdiagnosis by improving communication and sharing information. For conference registration, a full list of sponsors, and more information about the event, visit www.patientsafetypartners.org. Call 516-579-4711 for more information.
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.
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.
Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00
When it comes to food, New York is known for three things; pizza, deli sandwiches and bagels. Some of the best bagels are right here on Long Island. Plainview to be exact.
“When I was in eighth grade, I took a job at the local bagel store next to the high school,” said Steve Cohen, owner of Town Bagel in Plainview. “I still have that same job today, 36 years later.”
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
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.