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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 28

Take A Book On Vacation

Through Aug. 30

Knitting Circle

Tuesday, Sept. 2


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. 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.

Open Jump

Pump It Up of Plainview, 135 Dupont St., presents an open jump from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Their open jumps are open play time where children can have the time of theif life. Pump It Up’s massive inflatables spark their imagination to run wild. It’s not only fun for the kids, but provides a healthy workout that burns off excess energy and helps keep them fit. It’s fun for kids ages 2 to 9. For more information, call 516-575-2300 or visit www.pumpitupparty.com.

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.


Tuesday, Sept. 2

Parkinson’s Group

POB Cares and Project PACE hosts a Parkinson’s group at the Mid-Island Y JCC from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Led by Heather Goldman and Kelly Soel, this group is for those affected by Parkinson’s disease. It will feature art therapy led by Margaret Carlock Russo, a board certified art therapist.

Knitting Circle

Beginners and beyond are invited to the Mid-Island Y JCC for a knitting circle from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The circle will feature enjoyable conversation as the knitting takes place. For more information, contact Laura Weissberger at 516-822-3535 ext. 335.


Monday, Sept. 8

Reverse Your Mortgage

The Plainview library invites residents to learn all about reverse mortgages, how the government insured program works and how reversing mortgages allows homeowners 62 and older to turn their home into equity while still living in and owning their own home. The 2 p.m. event is hosted by Julian Giaquinto, a licensed mortgage banker and a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors.


Thursday, Sept. 11

Cover To Cover Book Club

The Mid-Island Y JCC hosts a book club from 10:30 a.m. to noon, hosted by librarian Gretchen Browne. This month’s selection is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, this young-adult historical focuses on the friendship between two young British women in World War II, a spy captured by the Nazis in German-occupied France and the pilot who brought her there.


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.

Announcement

Plainview-Old Bethpage Cares (POB Cares) and Project Plainview Assisting Community Elders (Project PACE), programs at the Mid-Island Y JCC, are recruiting volunteers (18 years and older) to help senior residents in Plainview-Old Bethpage. Volunteers are needed to drive clients to local medical appointments, do grocery shopping and minor home repairs. Volunteers are also needed to be friendly visitors or telephone companions to homebound seniors. Training is provided. Flexible schedule — volunteers can make a difference in as little as two hours a week. For more information, call Harriet Blatt, volunteer coordinator, at 516-822-3535 ext. 345 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

News

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has frustrated commuters for years with it’s ridiculous fares, limited trains and constant problems, especially during the rush hour ride home.

Though the MTA is making an effort to add more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.

After surviving the “Cold Blooded” episode last week, the eight remaining contestants on Ink Master faced off in a “Flash Challenge” testing their ability to use finesse. The tougher the situation, the more finesse an artist needs to create a masterpiece, and this week was no exception.

Artists were given five hours to tattoo amputees. The residual limb left behind after an amputation can be badly traumatized, unusually shaped and scarred. The artists were challenged to create a phenomenal tattoo on the residual limb to make these amputees love the part of their body they are missing. Although all of the contestants created beautiful designs, Bethpage’s Erik Siuda’s incorporation of the scar tissue and pre-existing tattoo into his design showed the most finesse.


Calendar

Concert Performance

Friday, November 21

Craft Barn Open House

Saturday, November 22

8th Annual POB Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 25



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