Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:00
Breast Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, March 19
Rabbi Rafi Rank Speaks
Thursday, March 20
Friday, March 21
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.
Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.
Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.
“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”
Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.