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PlainviewOldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 9

Film: Strangers

Sunday, February 10

Alzheimer’s Presentation

Tuesday, February 12

Saturday, February 9

Wine Tasting

Plainview Jewish Center invites the community to attend a wine tasting and sale on Saturday, Feb/ 9, at 7:30 p.m. Catering by Robert Ian Caterers, music, raffles and a fun evening for all. Cost is $25 per person. Please call 938-8610 to reserve a spot.


Sunday, February 10

Film: Strangers

Temple Beth Elohim will be showing the movie Strangers at 2 p.m. A chance encounter in Berlin sparks an improbable, passionate affair between an Israeli man and a Palestinian woman in this critically acclaimed, bittersweet drama. Refreshments and snacks will be served. A suggested donation of $2 is requested. Please call the temple office at 694-4544 to reserve a seat. Temple Beth Elohim is located at 926 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage.


Tuesday, February 12

Alzheimer’s Presentation

Dr. Richard Isaacson, a Harvard-trained neurologist and co-author of the book The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step-By-Step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment, will be among the speakers at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) 25th Annual Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. In addition to Dr. Isaacson’s talk, this year’s Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon will feature multiple presentations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in skill-building stations. Full-day registration includes continental breakfast and attendance at the awards luncheon. For more information, or to register for the Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon, please call 767-6856.


Tuesday, February 12

Stock Market Seminar

The Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group presents a free seminar on Feb. 12 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., to educate on investing strategies, at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview. Guest Speakers: Best-selling author and options Specialist Larry McMillan, and Stanley Dash of TradeStation. Topic: Using technical analysis to pick winning Stocks and Options. All levels of experience welcome. For more information and directions go to: www.meetup.com/ LISTMG or call 385-8244.


Wednesday, February 13

Dove Chocolate Discoveries Tasting

A sweet night to learn the pleasures of chocolate. Event will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Elohim, located at 926 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, 694-4599. Cost is $8 per person, free for Sisterhood members. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, February 15

Bowling For Last Hope Animal Rescue

There will be three hours of bowling excitement, fun for the whole family, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Farmingdale Lanes, located at 999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Win prizes via raffles and a 50/50 drawing, all benefiting Last Hope Inc.’s animal rescue and community outreach programs. $25 per person, $20 for children 12 years and under; shoe rental, pizza and soda included. For more information, call 631-332-6606.


Sunday, February 17

Ridotto: Russians In Paris Concert

Ridotto, concerts “with a Touch of Theater,” presents “Russians in Paris.” Between 1910 and 1940, stream of Russian artists found refuge in Paris. Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, Stravinsky, Bakst, Kandinsky, Pavlova, Prokofiev, Sonia Delaunay, Chagall, Sudeikina, Larionov and many others came to Paris where they helped to revolutionize all arts. Concert is Sunday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at Huntington Jewish Center, located at 510 Park Avenue in Huntington, NY 11743. Tickets are $10 for students, $18 for seniors, and $20 for adults; hall is handicapped accessible. To make a reservation, call 631-385-0373 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information, visit ridotto.org.


Saturday, February 23

Rummage Sale

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a rummage sale at St. Bede’s Church, located at 220 Berry Hill Road in Syosset from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, as well as community outreach programs like Fix-A-Feral. For more info, visit www.lasthope animalrescue.org. No vendors, please. Call 731-6750 to donate items.


Ongoing Events

Babies & BimBam

A fun, interactive class coming up at HANC Plainview for children turning two by Dec. 31. Cost is $50 for six classes or pay-as-you-go for $10 per class. Classes will be meeting on Friday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 681-5922.

Miscarriage Support Group

A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.

Free Veterinary Lectures

Once a month through December, Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.

Sign Language Classes

American Sign Language (ASL) classes will be offered by Mill Neck Services for deaf adults on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 through March 25, 2013. The 10 sessions of the Level 1 Adult class are being held at the Day Habilitation and Interpreter Services building located at 501 S. Broadway, Suite B, Hicksville. The fee is $175, plus $65 for books/materials.For more information, or to register by phone/fax, please call Mill Neck Services at 922-3818, ext. 306. Registration may also be done online at www.millneck.org by clicking the “Community Sign Language Classes” link. Sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.


Ongoing Programs

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., in Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.


Weekly Events

•Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Chorus welcomes new members. Meetings are held Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the choral room of POB Middle School. All voices are needed and no experience is necessary. Rehearsals run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information call 931-4377 or 935-6243.

•Ideal Health Business Presentation. Unprecedented ground floor opportunity to earn $2,000 -$5,000 per month within six months, then more. Free. Every Monday at 8 p.m. at The Family Wellness Center 641-B Old Country Rd., Plainview. Call 822-8499 to register.

•Bible Study Classes. Free weekly classes on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 99 Central Park Rd., Plainview. No prior knowledge required. Beginners welcome. Call 349-1966.

•POB Senior Citizen Club meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the all-purpose room at the Jamaica Avenue School, 85 Jamaica Ave., Plainview. For information call 937-6424. Members must be 60 years or older, residing in the POB S.D. are eligible. Bring school tax bill as proof of residency. Dues are $20. New members welcome.


Monthly Events

•Plainview-Bethpage Lions Club has dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of the month (except July and August), at the Marriott Residence Inn-Plainview, 9 Gerhard Rd., at 7 p.m. The club has been serving the area since 1957. It is part of Lions Clubs International with 1.4 million men and women in 190 countries and geographical areas striving to make a difference in their local communities. For more information, call Steve Lesetz at 516-293-7534.

•Plainview Republican Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m., downstairs at the American Legion Hall, 115 Southern Pky., Plainview. Connect with new friends and attend enjoyable events throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. Call Steve Joyce 644-0486.

•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.

•Golf For Singles Adults, a group of 50 + single seniors meet the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Sunnyside Blvd., Exit 46 off the LIE, Plainview. For info call 942-4228. The group plays on courses, mostly in Suffolk on the weekends as well as during the week.

•Introduction To Chemotherapy, a monthly information session for cancer patients who are beginning chemotherapy treatments. Family members are welcome. Refreshments served. Nurses with special training, dietitians and other professionals present information that can help individuals understand, and cope with, the effects of chemotherapy treatments. There is also an opportunity to share information with others who may have been through similar situations. Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Patient’s Lounge on 3-West at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd. Call Sharon Huff, RN, to register 719-2702.

•Cancer Survivors Support Group offered for survivors and their families at North Shore Hospital at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd. The group is free and meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes all cancers. Call Barbara for further information 541-4673.

•LI Stock Traders Meetup Group held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library auditorium, 999 Old Country Rd.

•Free Walk-In Stroke Support Group offered by Plainview Hospital every fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in Conference Rooms A and B, lower level, 888 Old Country Rd. Learn about risks, warning signs and treatments and hear medical specialists speak about the health issues concerning stroke and stroke prevention. Discuss experiences with others facing the same challenges seeking support, education and hope. For more information or to register, call Joy Harris 719-2411.

•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invites all Jewish war veterans to come to the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar 942-3327. Come for a free breakfast.

News

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee presented their recommendations regarding facility improvements to the Board of Education on Sept. The committee prioritized numerous projects to deliver a report that includes various building improvements and security upgrades.  

Thousands of residents in South Farmingdale, Bethpage and Massapequa could face a rising water bill unless a group responsible for environmental pollution clean up its act.

On Sept. 2, Sen. Charles Schumer and the South Farmingdale Water District called on the U.S. Navy and the Department of Justice to prevent significant water bill increases for residents by chipping in for the construction a water treatment facility to filter and purify the ground water impacted by the Bethpage plume.


Calendar

Wold War I Anniversary

Monday, Sept. 15

Game Changers

Thursday, Sept. 11

Running Club

Tuesday, Sept. 16



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