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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Stock Market Seminar

Thursday, August 22

Hasidic Insights & Songs From Rosh Hashana to Simchat Torah

August 20, 27 and September 10


Saturday, August 17

Natural History Walk at Jones Beach State Park

9 a.m. On this walk with the Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon, we will look for all types of insects, including moths, late summer stray butterflies, and early migrant dragonflies. This is a good time of year to look for Primrose Moth. We will also pay attention to beach vegetation and migrant birds. Participants are advised to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat since it may be extremely bright and sunny. Location/Directions: Jones Beach Boat Basin. Take the Meadowbrook Parkway south until it ends at Jones Beach. Go over the drawbridge and immediately bear to the right towards the West End. Park on the right at the boat basin by the Coast Guard Station. There is an entry fee which is waived for those that have a NYS Parks Empire Passport sticker. Call 516-509-1094 to register. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information


Thursday, August 22

Stock Market Seminar

6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The Long Island Stock Traders Meetup Group presents a seminar aimed to educate on investing strategies; all experience levels welcome. Free. Aug 22, 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview.  Topic: John Gagliardi from Fidelity Investments will speak on Bond Investing.  For more info / directions go to: www.meetup.com/LISTMG or call 516-385-8244


August 20, 27 and September 10

Hasidic Insights & Songs From Rosh Hashana to Simchat Torah   

Town of Oyster Bay Chabad, 678 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury, NY

Aviva Levine, a beloved founder of our community, is running a series of classes, just in time for us to prepare spiritually for the High Holidays. Learn about the historical significance of the holidays and the and whys of celebrating the holidays. All of this, rounded out with engaging discussions sure to light up your holidays. RSVP via e-mail to let us know if you plan to attend any or all of the lectures, which will be in the Town of Oyster Bay Chaad library.


Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

Oyster Bay Arts Festival

There will be something for everyone as local artists, musicians, performers, and collectors line Audrey Avenue, South Street and East Main Street in the upcoming two-day Oyster Bay Arts Festival.


Saturday, September 21

An Evening Art Stroll

The festivities begin with a Saturday evening art stroll through Oyster Bay from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors will soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists, and collectors transforming downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery.  Live music and an outdoor marketplace will complement the artistic experience. Feed your mind and then feed your appetite – call ahead to make dinner reservations at our many fine eateries. How about the kids - check the Bay Time Activities website (www.baytimeactivities.com), a parent’s guide to children’s activities in Oyster Bay-East Norwich, for Saturday evening “drop-off” programs allowing parents to stroll and dine while kids have their own artistic fun.


Sunday, September 22

Family Arts Festival

This hands-on festival will feature children’s crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, story telling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, face painting, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This festival is free of charge and open to the public, however, some activities will include a fee. Event Rain date: September 28 and 29. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interested artists and musicians should contact Jim Perna at The Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery, 516-558-7511 - For more information visit OBARTWALK.com. The event is put together by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer not-for-profit organization that promotes local businesses, organizes local community events, undertakes town beautification projects and promotes the benefits of the town. For more information or to join the Chamber go to www.visitoysterbay.com or www.visiteastnorwich.com


Ongoing Events

Babies And BimBam

A fun, interactive class is coming up at HANC of Plainview for children turning 2 by December 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 a.m. 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 in which to talk about what you have been through, your reactions and feelings, and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Meetings held on 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.


Ongoing Programs

After Hours Evening Fitness Programs

Affordable Summer Fitness Programs Designed For Individuals 45 and over - Four, six and eight week sessions - exercise for the brain and body evening classes. Call (516) 922-1770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and schedule. Location: Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main Street, Oyster Bay

Non-Profit Support Group: 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 at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave, Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd, Manhasset.  Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, please email call (866) 800-3881

News

The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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