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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Photography Competitions

Friday, May 9

Author’s Brunch Series

Monday, May 12

Medicare Seminar

Wednesday, May 14


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, 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.


Friday, May 9

Photography Competitions

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.


Monday, May 12

Author’s Brunch Series

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.

Lunch & Learn

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.

University Monday

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.


Tuesday, May 13

Tuesday Circle

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.


Wednesday, May 14

Medicare Seminar

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.

Wednesday Circle

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.


Thursday, May 15

Israeli Movie Night

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.


Ongoing Events

Lions Club Meeting

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.

News

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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