Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00
Shabbat Under The Stars
Friday, June 20
Sunday, June 22
Movie: Captain Phillips
Wednesday, June 25
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.
Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.
“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”