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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Classic TV Sitcom Throw Down

Wednesday, March 5

Pet Store Grand Opening

Saturday, March 8

Rockin’ For Autism

Sunday, March 9


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, March 5

Classic TV Sitcom Throw Down

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., presents All in the Family vs. The Honeymooners in this exploration of two beloved hit programs and how both became groundbreaking classics at different times and in opposite directions. With Sal St. George at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 516-433-4645.


Thursday, March 6

Jewels By Jar

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library is offering residents a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view Jewels By Jar, featuring the work of acclaimed 20th Century jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal. The luxury bus trip departs the library at 8:30 a.m. and leaves the city at 3 p.m. The trip costs $45 per person and includes transportation and museum admission. For more information, call 516-433-4645.


Saturday, March 8

Pet Store Grand Opening

A new pet store is opening its doors in the Plainview Centre and welcoming residents to the celebration. Choice Pet invites one and all to join the fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 381 South Oyster Bay Rd. Attendees can enter to win prizes, including gift bags and baskets and even a year’s supply of pet food from NutriSource. Prize drawings are every half hour and there will also be face painting, fun and games, refreshments and demos. Forgotten Friends Animal Rescue will be on hand with some adoptable animals and Leeana Karlson from K-Joy will be doing a live remote broadcast. Bring the kids, the pets and have some fun. For more information, call 516-933-9800 or visit www.choicepet.com.


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.


Monday, March 10

Forever Free

The Plainview library presents “Forever Free: Lincoln, the Civil War and the American March to Emancipation” with James L. Coll, March 10 at 2 p.m. Adjunct history professor and NYPD detective Coll will discuss the American legal and political struggle toward the abolition of slavery, focusing on the structure and impact of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. For more information, call 516-433-4645.


Wednesday, March 12

Lawyers For Israel

The Jewish National Fund will hold its reception for Lawyers For Israel March 12 at Carlyle at the Palace, 1600 Round Swamp Rd., at 7 p.m. Join the hosts for a complimentary reception to learn about the Fund’s Lawyers for Israel Society and be a part of an exclusive group of American legal professionals working together to tackle new challenges and achieve positive results for Israel. There is an minimum $1,000 annual gift required to become a member of the group. RSVP for the event by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information contact Howard Ingram at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 516-678-6805 ext. 110.


Sunday, March 16

Bowl For The Cure

Back by popular demand, Bowl for the Cure returns to the AMF Plainview Bowl, 500 Old Bethpage Rd., March 16 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Bosom Buddies invites attendees for two hours of bowling, free shoe rental, hot pretzels, raffles and more. Come with your own team of six or you will be placed on a team. To join, bring a $20 donation per bowler payable to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Darcy Novick at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Tuesday, March 18

Hadassah Film Festival

Come down to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library auditorium at 1 p.m. March 18 for a film festival featuring Twin Sisters. The film tells the story of twin German sisters, Lotte and Anna, separated at a young age. After the death of their parents, they are “divided” between quarreling distant relatives, one being raised in the Netherlands and the other in Germany. As well as a national difference, they also undergo a sharp class differentiation. Lotte is raised by a rather affluent, middle-class intellectual family in Amsterdam, Anna by a poor Catholic peasant family in a backward area, where in the 1930s the Nazi Party seems to offer young people the only chance of social mobility.


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

Plainview school officials are looking for public input for the next round of capital improvements.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District announced the search for volunteers to serve on its Facilities Upgrade and Improvement Advisory Committee at a special Board of Education meeting held on July 16. The committee will advise and assist the District in preparing a capital improvement bond issue that will be proposed to the Plainview-Old Bethpage community for a vote in December.

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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