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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Women Artists You Should Know

Thursday, July 31

Adult Summer Reading Club

Through Aug. 7


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 16

Movie: Dallas Buyers Club

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of Dallas Buyers Club. In 1985, Dallas electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.


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.


Friday, July 18

Musical: Dogfight

The Cultural Arts Playhouse, 625 Old Country Rd. in Plainview, premiers Dogfight, an award-winning musical. A musical adaptation of a 1991 film, Dogfight follows a group of young Marines gathered in San Fransisco the night before they ship off to Vietnam. They decide to celebrate their last night of freedom with a cruel game they call a “dogfight” where every man sets out to find the ugliest girl he can and brings her to a party. One of the young men taking part is Eddie Birdlace, who is running out of time to find a date when he meets idealistic waitress Rose Fenny in a diner. He invites her to the party — her very first party — and she accepts. She leaves angrily when she finds out about the bet and Eddie, feeling bad, comes to find her. After an inauspicious beginning, an awkward love story begins to unfold. Performances continue July 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.CulturalArtsPlayhouse.com for $20.


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.


Saturday, July 26

Sonny And Perley

The Plainview library welcomes the exciting duo of pianist Sonny Daye and singer Perley Rousseu, accompied on bass, engagingly perform songs from Broadway musicals and Hollywood films from the 1950s and 1970s such as “Moon River,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Send in the Clowns.” This Great American Songbook event takes place at 8 p.m.


Thursday, July 31

Women Artists You Should Know

This slide and lecture presentation takes place at the Plainview library at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. The event features Evelyn Silver, docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art, presenting scuptures of 30 different women from 1060 A.D. to the modern age. Each of these artists, including Mary Cassat, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and lesser know but equally wonderful artists, is represented in major museums internationally.


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 info, 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

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.

Plainview school officials are looking for public input for the next round of capital improvements.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District announced the search for volunteers to serve on its Facilities Upgrade and Improvement Advisory Committee at a special Board of Education meeting held on July 16. The committee will advise and assist the District in preparing a capital improvement bond issue that will be proposed to the Plainview-Old Bethpage community for a vote in December.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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