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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

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.”


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



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