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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Library Golden Anniversary

Sunday, April 27

Jewish Center Craft Fair

Sunday, April 27

LOL Comedy Night

Thursday, May 1


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, 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 footage 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.


Thursday, May 1

Express Yourself Poetry Contest

Visit the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., on May 1 at 9 a.m. and express yourself through the art of poetry. Adults and children can enter the poetry contest to win a prize. Gayl Teller will read entries and select a winner in each category. Winners will then read their poems at the June 1 session. The cost is $5 per poem. For more information, call Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 335.

LOL Comedy Night

Join Last Hope Animal Rescue at Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, for LOL Comedy Night benefiting the Animal Rescue. Tickets are $20, all of which will be donated to Last Hope, and there is a two drink minimum. Governor’s offers a full menu, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early and have dinner. There will be a raffle basket and a 50/50, with all proceeds benefiting Last Hope’s dog and cat adoption programs plus community outreach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Attendees are asked to arrive by 7 p.m. Purchase tickets using PayPal at www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org, all tickets purchased by April 25 will be mailed and tickets purchased after will be available at Will Call. Tickets can also be purchased by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 631-671-2588.


Friday, May 2

The Breast Of Everything

The Holiday Inn of Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., hosts the Breast of Everything, the eighth annual fundraiser benefiting The WTFC.Org and breast cancer awareness and education from 7 to 11 p.m. The event boasts a casino and shopping night, featuring vendors, raffles, light fare, prizes, gaming tables and dessert and coffee. For more information, call Scrubz Body Scrub Inc. at 516-827-0800 or email Shari at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit www.breastofeverything.com.


Saturday, May 3

Harvey Granat

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library presents crooner Harvey Granat and his show, “From Gershwin To Sammy Cahn” at 8 p.m. Join Granat at the library as he sings some of the greatest songs from the country’s leading lyricists and composers, along with unique inside stories behind the songs and their creators, including Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and more. The event will be held in the auditorium. 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 at HANC of Plainview for children who turned two by Dec. 31, 2013. 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.

News

When it comes to food, New York is known for three things; pizza, deli sandwiches and bagels. Some of the best bagels are right here on Long Island. Plainview to be exact.

“When I was in eighth grade, I took a job at the local bagel store next to the high school,” said Steve Cohen, owner of Town Bagel in Plainview. “I still have that same job today, 36 years later.”

It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.


Calendar

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



Columns

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