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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Express Yourself Poetry Contest

Thursday, May 1

LOL Comedy Night

Thursday, May 1

The Breast Of Everything

Friday, May 2


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: www.stpiusxrc.com


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.


Monday, May 5

Picasso And His Women

The Mid-Island Y JCC presents “Picasso and His Women” with former chief curator at the Nassau County Museum of Art Franklin Hill Perrell. Picasso’s style changed with every new woman who entered into his life. Whether it was attraction to beauty or brains, each of them had a transformative influence on his art. This presentatoon will give attendees a new insight into his wives, girlfriends, daughters, muses and more with unexpected details of their accomplishments, talents, rivalries and interactions with one of the world’s most famous artists. Event is from noon until 2 p.m. and is free to JCC members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 335.


Wednesday, May 7

Meet Author Frank Amoroso

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library invites the community to meet author Frank Amoroso, who will discuss his new book Behind Every Great Fortune. A riveting historical novel about Otto Hermann Kahn, who called Oheka Castle his home and whose persona inspired the popular board game Monopoly. The event is at 7:30 in the library’s auditorium. Copies of Amoroso’s book will be for sale through the Friends of the Library.

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.


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.

News

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee presented their recommendations regarding facility improvements to the Board of Education on Sept. The committee prioritized numerous projects to deliver a report that includes various building improvements and security upgrades.  

Thousands of residents in South Farmingdale, Bethpage and Massapequa could face a rising water bill unless a group responsible for environmental pollution clean up its act.

On Sept. 2, Sen. Charles Schumer and the South Farmingdale Water District called on the U.S. Navy and the Department of Justice to prevent significant water bill increases for residents by chipping in for the construction a water treatment facility to filter and purify the ground water impacted by the Bethpage plume.


Calendar

Wold War I Anniversary

Monday, Sept. 15

Game Changers

Thursday, Sept. 11

Running Club

Tuesday, Sept. 16



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com