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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Elegant Love

Saturday, May 31

Howie Levy 5K Fun Run

Sunday, June 1

All About Shavout

Monday, June 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


Thursday, May 29

Global Studies Regents Review

Mr. Horun heads up the Global Studies Regents Review Course downstairs at the Plainview library from 6:45 until 8:45 p.m. Registration costs $40 at the information desk.

How To Be An eBay Seller

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library hosts an event at 7 p.m. to teach attendees all about selling items on eBay. Presented by Sharper Training Solutions, the seminar will show how to set up an account, how to describe for sale items, how much to charge, how to get photos online and much more. A familiarity with eBay is required, as is a comfort with computers. This class has no fee and there is no registration necessary. For more information, call 516-938-0077.

Sandwiches & Schmooze

The Mid-Island Y JCC presents a Y’s Guys program intended for men looking to socialize. Tired of watching your wife go out to lunch with her friends leaving you to fend for yourself? Come hang out with the guys and get to know other retired or semi-retired men from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Program costs $5 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, call Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 335.


Saturday, May 31

Elegant Love

Soloist Ensemble Urania brings a romantic evening of melodies to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library at 8 p.m. This group of musicians — on vocals, piano, cello and violin — will enchant attendees with love songs from around the world. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Sunday, June 1

Howie Levy 5K Fun Run

The Mid-Island Y JCC presents a timed 5K and family-oriented fun run on June 1. Check in begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K begins at 10 a.m. The family-oriented fun run begins at 11 a.m. There will be entertainment for the entire family. For more information, call 516-822-3535 ext. 336.


Monday, June 2

All About Shavout

The Mid-Island Y JCC will host community members for this fun and informative event. Shavout is the day the Jewish people received the Torah. Attendees will make blintzes to eat for dinner, learn about the Ten Commandments and decorate a Star of David. Event is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Rita Witzer at 516-822-3535 ext. 342.


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.

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

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

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.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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