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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Movie: Last Vegas

Wednesday, July 23

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 23

Movie: Last Vegas

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of Last Vegas. Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Starring Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.


Saturday, July 26

Sonny And Perley

The Plainview library welcomes the exciting duo of pianist Sonny Daye and singer Perley Rousseu, accompanied 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.


Sunday, July 27

Young Israel Blood Drive

The annual Young Israel of Plainview Blood Drive will take place July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Young Israel of Plainview, 132 Sounthern Pkwy. For more information, contact Sharon Albert at 516-938-5869 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

This teen program, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Plainview library welcomes tweens and teens entering grades five through 12. Attendees will enjoy homemade ice cream sandwiches using freshly made waffles. A demonstration on how to make ice cream will also take place. Event takes place in downstairs meeting room A.


Monday, July 28

Fun In The Sun

The Plainview library welcomes tweens and teens entering fifth through 12th grade to this program from 7 to 8 p.m. Attendees will use special paper, beads and black lights to discover how sunglasses and sunscreen protect against the sun’s harmful rays. Each participant will take home his or her own UV detection device. Event takes place in the downstairs meeting room A.


Tuesday, July 29

The Afterlife: A Scientist’s View

Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, a medical doctor and afterlife researcher, presents an overview of the scientific evidence suggesting that we survive our physical deaths. There will also be a a demonstration by certified medium Laura Lynne Jackson. $20. 7-10:30 p.m. LIU Post Hutton House, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville.


Wednesday, July 30

Movie: Blue Jasmine

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of Blue Jasmine. A Woody Allen film about a New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, who arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks like a million but isn’t bringing money, peace or love. Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard.


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 presenting sculptures 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.

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.


Friday, August 8

Planting Fields Foundation’s 6th Annual Champagne Party

A Masquerade Garden Soiree from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Coe Hall; $75 Members/Firefighters/Military/Police/EMS, $100 Non-Member. Bring a mask and wear it well, so your true identity, no one can tell. Join us to bring an air of mystery to this fun masquerade soiree! Celebrate summer in the grandeur of the gardens at Coe Hall. Enjoy a cocktail buffet by Jeff Lawton Events featuring plentiful hors d’oeuvres, savory desserts, champagne, wine, sangria, and craft beer.  Dance under the stars all evening to the energetic and fun music provided by Tommy’s Tunes.  For tickets or additional information please call Michelle Benes 516-922-8682 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.

The following movies opened on Nov. 26:

The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.

If you have a sweet tooth and want a taste of confectionary perfection, take a drive down Manetto Hill Road. Set far back in a shopping center you will find Sweet Karma Bakery. No matter where you park in the lot, your nose will be greeted by the scent of freshly baked cakes and cookies.

Owner and pastry chef Brian Fishman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 1991. He was a savory chef for eight years before he chose pastries over pâtés.


Calendar

Owl Prowl

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday Tea

Monday, Dec. 1

Art in the Afternoon

Wednesday, Dec. 3



Columns

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

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