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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Breast Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, March 19

Rabbi Rafi Rank Speaks

Thursday, March 20

Advocacy Training

Friday, March 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, March 19

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Women’s Therapy Center, 54 Sunnyside Blvd. in Plainview, hosts a free breast cancer support group at 7 p.m. Facilitated by cancer specialist Jennifer Kolton, LCSW, this group is open to women who are newly diagnosed, in active treatment and those living life after breast cancer. This group is a safe and confidential place to discuss cancer experiences and meet other women learning to live a full life even after a breast cancer diagnosis. For more information, visit www.womentc.com.


Thursday, March 20

Rabbi Rafi Rank Speaks

The Town of Oyster Bay Hadassah hosts Rabbi Rafi Rank of the Midway Jewish Center as he comes to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., at 7 p.m. to discuss “Our Children, Grandchildren and Their Bubbies: Navigating the Wacky World of Religious Identity in the 21st Century.” Coffee and cake will be served after the presentation.

Game Changers

Residents are welcomed to this event at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library from 2 to 4 p.m. In this program, Game Changers with Dr. Bill Thierfelder features “Founding Mothers” and explores the women of the American Revolution who helped change the course of history. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Cover-To-Cover Book Club

Join POB Cares Beth Spickler-Lerman and librarian Gretchen Browne for insightful discussion and socializing with other book lovers at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd. This month’s selection is Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman by Donald Spoto.


Friday, March 21

Advocacy Training

The ELIJA School in Levittown will be holding a workshop with Pete Wright Esq. on March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy training programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, attorneys, educators, health care providers, and others who represent the interest of children with disabilities and their families. The training program will focus on four areas, including: special education law, tests and measuring progress and regression, SMART IEP’s, and strategies and tactics for effective advocacy.


Saturday, March 22

Casino Night

The Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., invites all to its Casino Night at 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the completion of the Y’s children’s playground and a new outdoor sports complex for all ages. Cost to attend is $75 per person. For more information or to register, contact Linda at 516-822-3535 ext. 358 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Wednesday, March 26

Active Parenting Of Teens

Families In Action is a six session family program developed around the premise that parents and teens are more likely to learn successfully when they learn together. Teens and parents will spend part of the time in separate groups learning complementary skills and then come together for discussion of the skills learned. The YES Community Counseling Center will be holding this six session Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action program on March 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the YES offices, located at 152 Center Lane in Levittown. The fee for the six week program is $120. To register or if you have any questions contact Kathleen Coletta at 516-799-3203.


Saturday, March 29

Getting It Together: Three One-Act Plays

The Township Theatre Group presents “Getting It Together: Three One-Act Plays” at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library at 8 p.m. It is a program with a little drama, a little mystery and a lot of humor with acts including Some Assembly Required by Linda Delmonico Prussen, Mother’s Day by Donald Steele and Living Arrangements by Laura Pedersen.

Cupcake Party

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., hosts a teen program with ever-blossom flower chocolate cupcakes. This program for children in grades five through 12, allos tweens and teens to create yummy chocolate cupcakes using butter cream, vanilla, chocolate, wafer cookies and a dollup of fondant in the center. Program takes place in downstairs meeting room A. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Sunday, March 30

Cardiac Kids Heart Hero

The American Heart Association, 125 East Bethpage Rd. in Plainview, hosts a Cardiac Kids event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In attendance will be 2013 Long Island Heart Walk ambassadors Gabriella and Gianna Eaderoso, who, along with their parents, will share their story and introduce the 2014 Long Island Heart Walk ambassador, Jack Foley. A light brunch and refreshments will be served. There will also be prizes and give-a-ways. If your child is a heart disease survivor and you would like to attend, RSVP by March 21 to Roseanne Goodman at 516-450-9162 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Singles Brunch

Temple Or Elohim hosts a Jewish singles connection brunch at 18 Tobie Ln. in Jericho at 11 a.m. for $10. Join this new singles group and meet new friends and enjoy museum trips, walking tours, concert events, travel and more. No membership fee and everyone is welcome. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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

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

Founded in 1995 by owner Bruce Grossman, the Cultural Arts Playhouse of Plainview is a year round, regional, off-off Broadway-style theater that has produced over 500 productions including educational and touring shows. It is also located in Roslyn Heights and Wantagh.

Named as one of Long Island’s Best Live Theaters, the theater serves more than 20,000 people each year with its professional adult productions, children’s theater performances, and theater education classes for ages 7-18. Artistic Director Tony Frangipane took time out of his busy schedule to talk theater.

There’s no question that Halloween is a holiday for the kids. But what about the kids that can’t enjoy it normally because they have severe allergies? That’s when “The Teal Pumpkin Project” steps in to help.

“The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all,” said Plainview resident Heather Alberti, whose five year old son, Nathan, has a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts.


Calendar

Movie: The Fault in Our Stars

Wednesday, October 29

Free Flu-Vaccines

Thursday, October 30

Family History Workshop

Sunday, November 2



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