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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Joel Zelnik And Move

Saturday, Aug. 23

Beyond Bereavement

Monday, Aug. 25

Reminiscing With Veterans

Tuesday, Aug. 26


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. 20

Movie: Philomena

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of Philomena. A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark.


Thursday, Aug. 21

Decorating The White House

Former White House and State Dinner decorator Frank Lazzaro’s designs graced the tables of three presidents, the Queen of England, U.S. governors and an Emperor during his career in Washington D.C. Join him at the Plainview library as he displays photographs of his work and shares his unique experiences while working in the White House. Event is at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.


Friday, Aug. 22

Caregiver Support Group

The Mid-Island Y JCC hosts a professionally led group for primary caregivers and others providing care to a client or loved one at 10:15 a.m. Participants are encouraged to share feelings and challenges and begin to realize they are not alone. The group offers support and strategies for coping as participants develop the knowledge, resources and strength to meet their care giving challenges.


Saturday, Aug. 23

Joel Zelnik And Move

The Plainview library hosts Joel Zelnik and his hottest musicians as they make the stage come alive with swing, 50’s rock, soul, Motown, contemporary, ethnic and move. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. in the auditorium.


Monday, Aug. 25

Beyond Bereavement

The Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., presents a professionally led group designed for widows and widowers who have already been through an initial loss of spouse bereavement group, but are still looking for a supportive environment. Group meets at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 516-822-3535.


Tuesday, Aug. 26

Reminiscing With Veterans

Veterans are asked to join the Mid-Island Y JCC at 10:30 a.m. for Keeping Healthy and Reminiscing with Veterans. This is a bi-monthly discussion group led by Kelly Soel, RN. Each session features tips for keeping active and healthy, reminiscences of common experiences, current events and other topics of interest.


Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movie: The Intouchables

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of The Intouchables. When he becomes a paraplegic after a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Starring Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny.

Back To School Bookends

This program at the Plainview library is for tweens and teens entering grades five through 12. Attendees will paint paper mache bookends using a marbleizing technique. Three different colors of paint along with brushes and feathers will be used. Event takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. in downstairs meeting room A.


Thursday, Aug. 28

Blood Drive

Give blood and save a neighbor at the Plainview library from 1:30 to 7:40 p.m. All donors will receive a pair of tickets to a Mets game. Only two percent of Long Islanders donate blood, compared to five percent nationwide. More than 800 pints of blood are needed every day to meet the needs of patients in more than 50 Long Island hospitals. You could save three lives with one donation. Donate blood and receive New York Mets Tickets.

Writing Your Memories

The Mid-Island Y JCC presents Writing Your Memories Workshop at 3:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to write down experiences and share them with a younger generation. Share the stories of your life with children, grandchildren and friends. It is a wonderful chance to create a legacy of stories for your loved ones.


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

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.

Thanks in large part to a substantial increase in sponsor support – and Mother Nature’s cooperation – the 2014 Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft and Gift Fair was a rousing success.

A caravan of vendors filled the parking lot of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library starting at 7 a.m. By the time fairgoers crossed the blue and green balloon arch at 10 a.m. to receive their free T-shirt and bags stuffed with sponsor goodies, there were 108 booths ready to welcome them on the sunny day.


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’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com