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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

St. Pius X Tag Sale

Saturday, July 12

Rare Cars

Thursday, July 17

Carnaby St.

Saturday, July 19


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, July 9

Movie: Her

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m. of this striking film. In Her, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson.


Thursday, July 10

Reading Club Bus Trip

Join the Plainview library for the “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, Rock & Roll Book Tour,” featuring the book launch of author Chris Bohjalian’s newest book, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. Luxury bus transportation leaves July 10 at 5 p.m., costs $25 per person and includes transportaton to the Armenian General Benevolent Union at 55 East 58th St., entry into the book launch party and light refreshments. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Saturday, July 12

St. Pius X Tag Sale

The St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Washington Avenue, presents a charity tag sale from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 13. The tag sale will feature new and gently used items, including furniture, bikes, records, artwork, housewares, small appliances, clothing, toys, games, books, CDs, DVDs, gym equipment, roll-away beds, seasonal and religious items and much more. For more information, call 516-938-3956.


Sunday, July 13

Inked Windowpane

Tweens and teens entering grades five through 12 are invited to the Plainview library to join in on a program. Attendees will use ink and paint to create a unique work of art on a mirrored windowpane. Program is from 7 to 8 p.m. and takes place in downstairs meeting room A.


Thursday, July 17

Rare Cars

The Plainview library hosts H. Roy Jaffee and his presents an interactive visual lecture featuring cars almost never seen by the public. Starting at 2 p.m., the lecture will feature information on many one-of-a-kind and custom built automobiles built by renowned coach builders in the U.S. and abroad.


Saturday, July 19

Carnaby St.

The Plainview library presents live music featuring 1960s British invasion music specialists Carnaby St. at 8 p.m. Carnaby St. takes attendees on a rousing musical experience of the 1960s, breathing new life into the music of British and American bands such as The Beatles, The Kinds, The Hollies, The Monkees, The Byrds and many more from this memorable musical decade. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


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

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

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.

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.”


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7



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