Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00
Friday, May 9
Author’s Brunch Series
Monday, May 12
Wednesday, May 14
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
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.
This all day events brings superb photographers to the Plainview Library for an all-day event of judging and competition. The Photographic Federation of Long Island meets regularly at the library, and this competition is the result of months of lens excellence. The competition begins at 7 p.m.
The Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., presents its Author’s Brunch Series noon to 2 p.m. featuring The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters To A New Generation, by Scott D. Reich. A lawyer by training, Reich breathes new meaning into JFK’s conceptions of citizenship and public service, evoking the enthusiasms and aspirations of the late 60s and the principles Kennedy so eloquently advanced. The brunch is free for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for senior club members. For more information, call Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 328.
The JCC presents Cafe Dilemma Lunch & Learn series from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. May 12. At each session a different Rabbi or Jewish educator from the community leads an interactive discussion on interesting and current topics. Coffee and tea provided. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. For more information, call Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535 ext. 347.
The JCC presents “Color Outside The Lines” with Professor Kate Beckman of Nassau Community College from noon to 2 p.m. Come to this seminar and develop and expand creative and critical thinking skills. This hands-on workshop will help attendees apply problem solving and analytical skills in professional and everyday settings. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members.
The JCC welcomes the community to come and enjoy lectures, entertainment and holiday celebrations for individuals with a zest for intellectual stimulation. This session will feature vocalist Naomi Zeitlin from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A singer, guitarist and actor with a great deal of performance experience, Zeitlin performs exclusively as a solo cabaret artist for groups, parties, organizations, restaurant and clubs. Free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535 ext. 347.
The Plainview library presents the A, B, C and D’s of Medicare hospital insurance, outpatient medical insurance, Medicare advantage and prescription drug coverage. At 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Steven I. Semryck, an independent sales representative with more than 40 years of experience in health, life and financial services industry, will explore the various Medicare options to help determine the most suitable coverage for any need.
The JCC presents this club, which focuses on social, recreational and educational experiences and needs of the 75-plus generation. This Wednesday Circle features vocalist Ricky Pen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ricky Pen is a one of a kind entertainer, singer, musician, actress, dancer and comedienne. She has been dazzling audiences worldwide with her band or as a solo act. Ricky sings in 16 languages in a variety of vocal styles from Edith Piaf to The Beatles, from Broadway to rock, from jazz to country. Free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535 ext. 347.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Operation Moses, the Mid-Island Y JCC screens Live And Become for Israeli movie night at 7 p.m. The movie revolves around a young boy who isn’t an orphan, but is transported away from his home during Operation Moses at a Sudanese refugee camp in order to honor his mother’s wishes. Free for members and $10 for non-members.
Serving the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Bethpage communities since, 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.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.
Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.
“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.
While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.