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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Medicare Seminar

Wednesday, May 14

Israeli Movie Night

Thursday, May 15

Game Changers

Thursday, May 15


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 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.

Culture Shock

Grumman Gallery, 500 Grumman Rd. West, Ste. 1 in Bethpage, presents “Culture Shock,” a game-changing exhibition featuring works of various artists including the thought-provoking and intensely satisfying abstract work of Steven Cogle. The event will raise funds for the All Stars Project, Inc., a charity that creates educational and performing arts activities for thousands of underprivileged youth across the country. The collection is open to the public by appointment only by contacting Stephanie Arcabascio at 917-387-7277.

Game Changers

The Plainview library hosts Game Changers with Dr. Bill Thierfelder presenting “The Salem Witch Trials,” from 2 to 4 p.m. The discussion will explore the beliefs and actions of the Puritans, which led to the trials and death of 19 people in 1692 and 1693.


Friday, May 16

Women’s Empowerment Summit

The Fair Media Council Women’s Empowerment Summit comes to Briarcliffe College in Bethpage May 16 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. This half-day event features a variety of interactive workshops designed to help women unleash their full potential in the workplace. For tickets and information, call 516-224-1860 ext. 706 or visit www.fairmediacouncil.org/fmc-womens-empowerment-summit-2014/

Singles Speed Dating

Carlyle At The Palace, 1600 Round Swamp Rd. in Plainview, presents speed dating starting at 7:45 p.m. Event is for men ages 42-56 and women ages 39-53.


Saturday, May 17

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Spell Bound Salon & Apothecary, 609 Hicksville Rd., in Bethpage, presents a sidewalk sale fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society starting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A sidewalk sale featuring haircare, organic skincare, apothecary products, candles and more.


Sunday, May 18

Photographic Federation

The Plainview library presents Photographic Federation of Long Island classes, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., open to residents with an eye for photography. Bring a camera. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

No-Bake Cakes

This teen program at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library presents children in grades five through 12 the opportunity to learn the art of no-bake cake making. Tweens and teens will make a delicious no-bake Oreo cheesecake pie and each participant will leave with a seven-inch pie and eight no-bake pie recipes. Event is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in downstairs meeting room A.


Wednesday, May 21

Algebra Regents Review Course

The Plainview library’s Algebra Regents review course is being taught by Mrs. Grosser and will take place May 21 and May 28 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Students are asked to bring a TI-83-84 calculator and a pen and pencil to class. Registration costs $40 at the information desk.


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.

Babies And BimBam

A fun, interactive class is coming up at HANC of Plainview for children turning 2 by Dec. 31. 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

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.

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.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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