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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Free Heart Health Screening

Thursday, February 27

Parkinson’s Group

Thursday, February 27

Cover-To-Cover Book Club

Thursday, February 27


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, 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.

Cover-To-Cover Book Club

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.


Friday, Feb. 28

Knit And Crochet

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.

Pita And Parsha

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.

Laser Tag

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.


Sunday, March 2

Purim Party

Join HANC Plainview, The Jewish Heritage Center and PJ Library for a pre-Purim Party for kids, March 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Acclaimed juggler Will Shaw will be on hand to amaze, while hamantashen and refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to come in costome to win a prize. At HANC Plainview, 25 Country Dr. For parents and children age 5 and under. For more information, call 1-888-4-Judaism or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . RSVP suggested at www.thejhc.org/purimpartyrsvp.


Monday, March 3

Patient Safety Conference

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.


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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