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Matzah Balls

Thursday, April 17

Craft Fair

Saturday, April 19


Friday, April 18

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:

Thursday, April 17

Matzah Balls

The Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., hosts a day of fun sports in the gym. The event features soccer, t-ball, basketball instruction and play time. Everybody wins and everybody has fun. Later in the day, participants will make a delicious nut-free charoset for dessert. Books and free play will round out the day. Attendees are asked to bring a peanut-free, Kosher for Passover lunch. The cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. For more information, contact Rita Witzer at 516-822-3535 ext. 342.

Friday, April 18


Join the Mid-Island Y JCC for a day celebrating sharing and friendship. Starting at 10 a.m., hosts will read Rainbow Fish, enjoy a fun-filled and colorful craft activity and spend special time with friends. Playtime and a colorful Kosher for Passover snack made by the children will be included. Attendees are asked to bring a peanut-free, Kosher for Passover lunch. The program costs $55 for members and $65 for non-members. For more information, call Rita Witzer at 516-822-3535 ext. 342.

Saturday, April 19

Craft Fair

The Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, 333 South Service Rd. in Plainview, welcomes community members to a Craft Fair April 19 from noon to 5 p.m. Many great vendors are participating and many items will be available for purchase, including Origami Owl, handmade Easter baskets, all-natural Italian extra virgin olive oils and IGP Balsamic vinegars, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Admission is free.  For more information, call 516-694-6500.

Tuesday, April 22

Intro To Twitter And Instagram

Presented by Sharper Training Solutions, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library presents this seminar at 7 p.m. for anyone wondering what a hashtag is. Attendees will learn about tweeting, posting pictures online, finding friends, following interests and so much more. Bring computers or other devices; no fee and no registration necessary.

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.

Sunday, April 27

Jewish Center Craft Fair

The Manetto Hill Jewish Center, 244 Manetto Hill Rd., will host a craft fair April 27 at 10 a.m. Hosted by the Jewish Center sisterhood, the craft fair with feature many handmade items all for sale to the craft-minded public. For more information, call 516-935-5454.

Library Golden Anniversary

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library welcomes residents to help the library celebrate 50 years serving the community. The event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. and features a variety of events, including Ron & Julie Anne Meixsell in the auditorium at 2 p.m. and Dave Anthony on guitar throughout the day. For kids, the library will offer goody bags, face painting and balloon twisting. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Wednesday, April 30

Musical Trip

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library will host a bus trip to the Shoenfeld Theatre in New York City for a 10:30 a.m. showing of The Bridges of Madison County, a new musical. Based on the best-selling novel by James Waller, this new musical tells the story of a devoted Iowa housewife and her unlikely love affair with a National Geographic photographer. Starring Kelli O’Hara as Francesca Johnson and Steve Pasquale as Robert Kincaid. Tony award winning director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) helms the musical which has a score by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Songs For a New World). The trip is open to all, at $122 per person and includes luxury bus transportation, matinée performance and prime orchestra seats. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Ongoing Events

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 except July and August. 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.

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.

Clutterers Anonymous

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.


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,