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Hiking Long Island

Wednesday, April 2

Long Island Roller Derby

Saturday, April 5

Iris Ornig Quartet

Saturday, April 12

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:

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.

Saturday, April 5

Long Island Roller Derby

The Roller Rebels are back in the rink, this time squaring off against the Garden state Roller Girls at Skate Safe, 182 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage. Doors open at 7 p.m. and first whistle is at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15 at the door or buy online and save. Children under 8 enter for free. Bring extra cash to shop the merchant row, grab a cold beer and win some raffle prizes. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

Sunday, April 6

Twig Heart Canvas

This teen program at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library welcomes tweens and teens to use paint, embellishments and natural elements to create a unique canvas picture. The event is from 4 to 5 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room A. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Tuesday, April 8

Staying Connected

The Town of Oyster Bay Hadassah and Mid-Island Y JCC co-sponsor this event to help attendees learn how to have fund using computers and high tech gadgets, while keeping up with family and friends. Guest Instructor Daniel Rice will lead a discussion on using Facebook, Skype and other apps. The event takes place at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Bring phones, iPads and laptops and learn how to manipulate devices to your best advantage. There is a $5 admission. For more information, call 516-606-9022.

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.

Thursday, April 10

Stem Cell Presentation

The Town of Oyster Bay Hadassah presents Drs. Miriam Rafailovich and Marsha Simon of Stony Brook University to this event at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library at 7 p.m. The doctors will speak about the ongoing research on stem cells and their potential to provide cures. The Town’s general meeting precedes the presentation. The event is free. Coffee and cake will be served. For more information, call Alice Bruno at 516-938-8198.

Saturday, April 12

Iris Ornig Quartet

International recording artist and composer Iris Ornig comes to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., at 8 p.m. Along with her distinguised musicians, Orning will perform and interpret the Great American Songbook, featuring the music of Berlin, Ellington, Mercer, Porter, Rodgers & Hart and more. The program is part of the Cultural and Performing Arts Division Distinguished Artists Concert Series. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Book Buddies

This Plainview library program welcomes children in Kindergarten through 4th grade to read along with students in 5th through 12th grade in a book buddies program. The group meets from 2 to 2:45 p.m. in downstairs meeting rooms A and B. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Tuesday, April 15

Second Night Seder

The Manetto Hill Jewish Center, 244 Manetto Hill Rd., welcomes community members to its second night seder April 15 at 6 p.m. The RSVP deadline is April 5. For information on how to RSVP, call 516-935-5454. The event will be hosted by Rabbi David and Elissa Senter, using Haggadah B’kol Dor V’Dor. This Haggadah was designed as a contemporary Haggadah yet maintains the traditional structure of the Seder. The Haggadah features a complete guide to the Seder, phonetic transliteration, as well as a family friendly Passover story. Guests can bring their own kosher for Passover wine. The cost is $45 per adult and $25 per child 12 years old and under.

Wednesday, April 23

Dean Martin — Memories Are Made Of This

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library welcomes guests to enjoy clips from Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performances, interviews and them with guests such as Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke, as well as Dean Martin singing some of his best known songs. This event is part one of a series, featuring Jack Schnur. Event is April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

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.


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.

Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.

“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”


Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,