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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Business Women Meeting

Monday, June 9

Tuesday Circle

Tuesday, June 10

Israeli Movie Night

Thursday, June 12


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


Saturday, June 7

Fly-Fishing 101

Learn fly-fishing basics in a free class at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, 900 Old Country Rd., at 10 a.m. Perfect for beginners of all ages, Fly-Fishing 101 provides attendees with free lessons on fly-casting and outfit rigging. Call 516-794-1681 to reserve a spot.

Spiritual Discussion

The Center for Spiritual Living Long Island, 17 Maple Pl., Hicksville, is hosting a discussion for those who would like to share their spiritual journey with others from 10 a.m. to noon. For detail, visit the website at www.religioussciencelongisland.org. The phone number is 516-822-9314.


Sunday, June 8

Robert Cinnante And Michael Dougherty

The Plainview library presents tenor Robert Cinnante and pianist Michael Dougherty as they perform a recital of classical and operatic works, as well as beloved standards and show tunes. Cinnante is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and Dougherty is a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The event starts at 3 p.m. in the library’s auditorium.


Monday, June 9

Business Women Meeting

The Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women will meet at The Inn at Fox Hollow, 7755 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury, where the group will install its 2014-2016 board of directors and award scholarships to noteworthy honorees; two young ladies who have made great achievements in their high school careers and in their communities. The night will also provide networking opportunities for all who attend. The event takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Advance tickets cost $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Tickets at the dorr cost $45 for members and $55 for non-members.


Tuesday, June 10

Tuesday Circle

The Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., presents tenor Ron Morton from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Tuesday Circle, an intellectually stimulating event for seniors ages 65 and up. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, contact Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535 ext. 347.

Blood Drive

Hicksville United Methodist Church at 130 W. Old Country Rd. will be holding a blood drive from 2 to 7:45 p.m. For more information call 516-931-0157.


Wednesday. June 11

Wednesday Circle

The Mid-Island Y JCC hosts vocalist and keyboardist Everett Greenberg during Wednesday Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event, for seniors ages 75 and up, is free for JCC members and $10 for non-members. For more information, contact Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535 ext. 347.


Thursday, June 12

Israeli Movie Night

Thursday is Israeli movie night at the Mid-Island Y JCC. At 7 p.m., adults of all ages can watch Dark Night; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict manifests in its most complicated form over one night, and the encounter between two Israeli soldiers and the two Palestinian residents of the house to which the soldiers escape after their vehicle is attacked. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 335.

Community Health Chats

POB Cares and Project PACE, with the Mid-Island Y JCC, presents a Community Health Chat with Janet Golon, RN at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., from 1 to 2 p.m. Free blood pressure screenings will be available. For more information, call Robyn Berman at 516-822-3535 ext. 385.


Friday, June 13

You, Me and Dead People

Jim Fargiano, author of The Spoken Words of Spirit will give a brief overview of how he came about communicating with loved ones on the “other side.” Interactive event where audience members can ask what they want. $15. 8 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. For more information call 516-731-0909.


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

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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