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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Reverse Your Mortgage

Monday, Sept. 8

Cover To Cover Book Club

Thursday, Sept. 11

World War I Anniversary

Monday, Sept. 15


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, Sept. 3

Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of The Grand Budapest Hotel. The adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.


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.

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.

Game Changers

Join Dr. William Thierfelder for the continuation of his Game Changers series at the Plainview library as he discussions Albert Einstein and his impact on the world. The Game Changers series explores persons or events that changed the world, the nation or the way we live. From artists, composers and writers to significant historical events, each presentation delves into the lives and happenings that make our planet what it is today.


Monday, Sept. 15

World War I Anniversary

The Mid-Island Y JCC hosts a lecture on strategy and techniques the U.S. government used in persuading the American public that World War I was being fought “to make the world safe for democracy.” What was the policy followed by the government with those who dissented and expressed their opposition to the country’s involvement in the Great War? After the war, what impact did the success of wartime propaganda have on the American psyche? These questions and more will be discussed during this infomrative event, from noon until 2 p.m. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. All ages. For more information, contact Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535 ext. 347.

What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

The Plainview library presents this useful seminar at 2 p.m. Want to know what to keep in your medicine cabinet and why? How to keep your medications safe or properly dispose of them? What drug interactions should you be aware of? Pharmacist Len Langino of North Shore-LIJ Health Systems Medical Group will address all of these questions and more in the auditorium.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

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.


Sunday, Spet. 21

Sheri Miller In Concert

The Plainview library hosts critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller for an afternoon of beautiful love songs starting at 3 p.m. Miller sings and plays soulful and catchy songs while accompanying herself on guitar. She also enjoys playing popular classics from varied artists such as Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles and more, to delight and entertain her audience.


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

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.

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.


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