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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Cardiac Kids Heart Hero

Sunday, March 30

Singles Brunch

Sunday, March 30

Concerned Citizens

Monday, March 31


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: 516-938-3956Web: www.stpiusxrc.com


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 .

Free Practice ACT Exam

The Syosset Public Library hosts a practice ACT Exam March 30 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. presented by Chyten of Long Island. Teens can take a free practice exam; bring pencils and a calculator. To register, contact TeenSpace Librarian Sharon Long at 516-921-7161 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A results session will be held on Monday, April 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Monday, March 31

Concerned Citizens

The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community, Inc. are announced its upcoming Spring Community Forum featuring guest presenters from PSEG, the community’s new utility company, and the Sustainability Institute of Molloy College. The forum will be held at the Plainview Public Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31 in the lower level meeting room. This informative program will be followed by a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served and all attendees will be entered into a raffle drawing for a free CO Detector for their home. The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community welcomes all residents to this free program and to visit the website at www.concernedcitizenspob.org to learn more about the organization.

Holocaust Survivor Group

This community meeting group at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., welcomes second-generation Holocaust survivors to share their unique experiences of growing up as children of Holocaust survivors. Event is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the library auditorium. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Wednesday, April 2

Hiking Long Island

The Plainview library presents Hiking Long Island with Lee McAllister at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. McAllister, naturalist, photographer and author of Hiking Long Island takes guests on a guided tour of the many hiking opportunities available on the island. The lecture encompasses the geology, history (natural and human,) flora, fauna and topographical features that make Long Island such an interesting place to hike in any season. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Thursday, April 3

Israeli Movie Night

The Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., hosts Israeli movie night April 3 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the community, the night features the film “The Children of the USSR.” In the film, Slava, a young Russian immigrant, and his friends feel out of place and frustrated in the harsh setting of a small desert town in southern Israel. To deal with life, they set up a soccer team to compete in a local tournament. For more information, contact Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535.


Wednesday, April 9

The Route of the Maya

The Plainview library presents this lecture hosted by Carole and Richard Witkover at 7:30 p.m. No one knows why the highly developed Mayan civilization, which dates from 2000 B.C. in Central America, quickly collapsed into small farming villages. Come along and visit colorful cities, still showing damage from centuries-old earthquakes. Visit rural Mayan villages and climb ancient temple pyramids as you experience this multimedia travel show. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Ongoing Events

Plainview Lions Club Meeting

Serving the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Bethpage communities since 1957, the Lions Club holds dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of every month. The Lions Club strives to make a difference in local communities and encourages residents to come in and voice their concerns. Meetings are held at the Marriott Residence Inn-Plainview, at 9 Gerhard Rd. at 7 p.m. Contact Steve Lesetz at 516-293-7534 for more information.

News

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.  

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.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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