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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Title Swap

Thursday, Aug. 7

Movie: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Lyle Sheffler

Sunday, Aug. 16


 

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, Aug. 6

Movie: Delivery Man

The Plainview presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of Delivery Man. An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders.

Sisterhood Pool Party

A great day of swimming, snacks and fun. Any of your favorite food dishes for the party and a donation of $5 to enhance the buffet would be welcomed. RSVP to Barbara Feinstein 516-681-5113 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details. Private home. With Temple Or Elohim. Noon.


Thursday, Aug. 7

Town of Oyster Bay Blood Drive

Residents of the Town of Oyster Bay are invited to participate in the town’s blood drive at the following locations and times: Town Hall South Conference Room, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.); Town Hall North at the Blood Mobile, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), the Department of Public Works War Room (Highway), 150 Miller Place (11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and the Hicksville Athletic Center, 167 Broadway (one block north of Old Country Road) Hicksville (2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).

Title Swap

Share your favorite book titles with the Adult Summer Reading Club at the Plainview library at 7 p.m. Sign up at www.poblib.org or stop at the info desk in order to participate for a chance to enjoy the company of fellow readers and win raffle prizes. Remember to bring your favorite book titles to share with the group. Whether you are looking to discover a new author or find your next book club pick, this is the place to be. 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.

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

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 .


Tuesday, Aug. 12

Endless Summer: Visions of Long Island

An art exhibit featuring the work of more than 50 artists to raise funds for Operation Wounded Warrior. Hutchins Gallery at Schwartz Library, Brookville. Through August 27. 1-4 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 13

Movie: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of Lee Daniels’ The Butler. As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler in the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam War, and other major events affect this man’s life, his family and American society. Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack.


Sunday, Aug. 16

Lyle Sheffler

Plainview native Lyle Sheffler, currently based in San Francisco, returns to his home town for a classical guitar recital. Sheffler frequently performs solo recitals and as part of larger musical ensembles. He brings his talent to Plainview once again, as he plays works by Handel, Barrios, Torroba, Nazareth and others. Concert starts at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Plainview library.


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 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 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.

News

Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.

 

Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care. 

 

ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it. 

 

Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  


Calendar

Sheri Miller In Concert - September 21

Vocalist Event - September 23

White House Concerts - September 27


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