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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Shabbat Under The Stars

Friday, June 20

Photographic Classes

Sunday, June 22

Movie: Captain Phillips

Wednesday, June 25


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 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.

Blood Drive

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library will hold a blood drive on June 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. in downstairs meeting rooms A and B. All are invited to come down and help refill the blood bank.


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.

Plainview Players

In this community group, the Plainview library presents the Plainview Players as they present new theatrical works from 7 to 9 p.m. in meeting room E.


Friday, June 20

Shabbat Under The Stars

The Plainview Jewish Center, 95 Floral Dr., presents a barbecue dinner for perspective members starting at 5:45 p.m. The event is free for prospective members and congregants who RSVP with prospective members, all others pay $20 per adult and $12 per child, pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The barbecue dinner will be catered by Robert Ian Caterers. The Shabbat Under The Stars event honoring 2014 high school graduates and prospective members will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 516-938-8610.


Sunday, June 22

Photographic Classes

The Plainview library hosts classes held by the Photographic Federation of Long Island. In this class, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., attendees will learn about focus stacking with Christopher Moore. Class will be held in the auditorium.


Monday, June 23 — Aug. 7

Adult Summer Reading Club

The Plainview library continues to celebrate 50 years with its adult summer reading club. Sign up at the information desk or online at www.poblib.org to submit book reviews and participate in all of the reading events. The library will share member-submitted book reviews on its website. All those who register are eligible to participate in a Skype interview with Author Chris Bohjalian on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. and a Title Swap on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Wednesday, June 25

Movie: Captain Phillips

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p,m., of this Tom Hanks movie. Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. A pulse-pounding thriller which focuses on the relationship between Captain Phillips and the Somali pirate leader.


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

This 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.

Babies And BimBam

A fun, interactive class at HANC of Plainview for children. 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.

News

There’s no question that Halloween is a holiday for the kids. But what about the kids that can’t enjoy it normally because they have severe allergies? That’s when “The Teal Pumpkin Project” steps in to help.

“The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all,” said Plainview resident Heather Alberti, whose five year old son, Nathan, has a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts.

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.


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