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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Garage Sale

Saturday, June 28

Michael Magro Golf Outing

Monday, June 30

Movie: American Hustle

Wednesday, July 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


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.

Hadassah General Meeting

Celebrate Israel with the Tobay Hadassah at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd. at 7 p.m. Learn Israeli folk dancing with Ellen Golan and enjoy a selection of Israeli snacks. Dancing is for beginners as well as the experienced. All are welcome. For more information, call 516-692-8363.


Thursday, June 26

Self Help Services

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library welcomes residents to this community group meeting being held to help Holocaust survivors at 2 p.m. Discussions and counseling awaits attendees in meeting room “E.” For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Saturday, June 28

Garage Sale

Come down to this garage sale at 4 Julliard Drive for a little bit of everything, including books, toys, furniture, pottery, vases, collectibles, electronics, a lift chair, wheelchairs and more more. Come early, garage sale ends at 4 p.m.


Monday, June 30

Michael Magro Golf Outing

Crossroads restaurant will be having their 2nd annual golf outing to benefit the Michael Magro Foundation. The event will take place at the Tam O’Shanter Club in Brookville. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., there will be a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and a BBQ lunch. Goody bags, raffle and trophies will be awarded. Cost is $200 per golfer. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at Crossroads, located at 646 S. Broadway in Hicksville. Dinner is $60 per person, which includes an open bar, hot and cold buffet, coffee and dessert. Pre-registration is a must. To find out more and to register visit www.michaelmagrofoundation.com

Estate Planning

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services will host a discussion on estate planning at their office at 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Suite 102 in Hicksville. This family/parent support group meeting focusing on estate planning is presented by attorney Adam Lamkin. Medicaid billable for agency clients, $5/family all others. From 7 to 8 p.m. For more information call 516-822-6111.


Wednesday, July 2

Movie: American Hustle

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p,m. of this explosive ensemble movie. A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).

Civil Rights Lecture

The lecture, “The Near Death, Life & Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” outlines the tradition of civil rights in the U.S and the difficulties presented in getting the legislation passed during the turbulent sixties. LIU Hutton House, Brookville. 10 a.m.-noon.


Through 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.


Through Aug. 30

Take A Book On Vacation

The Plainview library is offering residents the opportunity for long term summer book loans. Through Aug. 30, residents can take up to 10 books out for long term loans without an overdue fee. If you return five books, you may borrow an additional five. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


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

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



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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