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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Naomi Zeitlin Sings Broadway

Saturday, June 14

British Royal Weddings

Monday, June 16

Healthy Vets

Tuesday, June 17


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. 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.

Ask A Detective

The Mid-Island Y JCC invites attendees to meet and talk to a real detective from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Gary Shapiro, of the Nassau County Police Department, will discuss a wide range of topics and answer questions from the audience.

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.


Saturday, June 14

Naomi Zeitlin Sings Broadway

Enjoy Broadway’s greatest musical gems from the 1960s to the present day, as vocalist Naomi Zeitlin sings numbers from beloved musicals such as Funny Girl, Man of La Mancha, A Chorus Line, Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked and more. Event takes place at the Plainview Library on June 14 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium.


Monday, June 16

British Royal Weddings

Celebrate the June wedding season with British expert Linda Watkins, as she discusses all of the House of Windsor weddings from Queen Elizabeth to Kate Middleton at the Plainview library at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Watkins will provide DVD excerpts of each royal wedding on record.


Tuesday, June 17

Healthy Vets

Join Kelly Soel, RN for Keeping Healthy and Reminiscing with Veterans. Veterans are invited to the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to join in the discussion. A free blood pressure screening will be available. For more information, call Robyn Berman at 516-822-3535 ext. 385.


Wednesday, June 18

Bus To The Ballet

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library offers ballet lovers a chance to travel to the Metropolitan Opera House for the ballet, Giselle at 10:30 a.m. The epitome of romantic ballet, this heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness perfectly fuses music, movement and drama. The American Ballet Theater’s unrivaled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle’s mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life. Cost is $102 per person and includes luxury bus transportation and orchestra prime seating. For more informatoon, call 516-938-0077.

Reverse Your Mortgage

Come to the Plainview library on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. and learn all about reverse mortgages from Julian Giaquinto, a licensed mortgage banker and member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisers. Learn all about reverse mortgages, how the government insured program works and how reversing your mortgage allows home owners 62-plus to turn their home into equity while still in and owning their own home.


Thursday, June 19

Cover To Cover Book Club

Moderators Beth Spickler-Lerman and Gretchen Browne will lead a discussion on The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan at the Mid-Island Y JCC from 10:30 a.m. to noon. In the book, Charlotte Rogan uses a deceptively simple narrative of shipwreck and survival to explore our all-too-human capacity for self-deception. For more information, call Robyn Berman at 516-822-3535 ext. 385.


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

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.

Thanks in large part to a substantial increase in sponsor support – and Mother Nature’s cooperation – the 2014 Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft and Gift Fair was a rousing success.

A caravan of vendors filled the parking lot of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library starting at 7 a.m. By the time fairgoers crossed the blue and green balloon arch at 10 a.m. to receive their free T-shirt and bags stuffed with sponsor goodies, there were 108 booths ready to welcome them on the sunny day.


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