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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Chopin & 19th Century Paris

Sunday, January 5

Aerosmith Tribute Band

Saturday, January 18

Dan Nichols and Eighteen In Concert

Saturday, February 1


Sunday, Jan. 5

Chopin & 19th Century Paris

The award-winning Karkowska Sister Duo comes to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. for a musical tour of 19th century Paris, home to many of the most important composers in the world. This includes Chopin and many others, whose famous works and arrangements will be played on piano and violin. For more information, call 516-938-0077.


Tuesday, Jan. 7

Beginners Jewish Meditation Class

A brand new program comes to the Mid Island JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd. in Plainview, in 2014. A beginners class on Jewish meditation will reveal simple strategies to relax and find inner peace, experienced through guided visual imagery. Registration for the class is a must as space is limited. To register, call 516-822-3535 ext. 308. This is an eight week class meeting on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. from Jan. 7 through Feb. 25. There is a cost of $80 for JCC members and $120 for non-members.


Friday, Jan. 10

Fair Media Council Influencer Series: Savvy And Insight

At Briarcliffe College, 1055 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, this half-day event of two workshops is designed to help jump start marketing efforts in the new year. The first session will feature predictions for 2014 in media and politics; and the second session explain social media marketing. During the first session, Michael Dawidziak, founder of strategic-planning.com, Bradley Gerstman, partner at Gotham Government Relations & Communications, John Leboutillier, host on Fox News Channel’s Campaign Insiders, Frank MacKay, host of The Turning Point, and Ben Mevorach, news and programming director at 1010WINS. After a brief networking break, “Social Media Marketing Made Simple” will provide the latest marketing tools and techniques for business use. Craig Yaris, chief social marketer at Social Ribbit, will present. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-224-1860 ext. 706.


Saturday, Jan. 18

Aerosmith Tribute Band

Come hear PUMP play your favorite Aerosmith hits — from “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion” to “Dude Looks Like a Lady” and “Rag Doll” — by band members who walk, talk, act and perform just like Aerosmith. The concert will be held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. Call 516-938-0077 for more information.


Saturday, Feb. 1

Dan Nichols and Eighteen In Concert

Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. in Wantagh, presents, in one of their only New York appearances, Dan Nichols and Eighteen in concert Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. The musicians will bring their wide range of sounds and styles of their energetic Jewish rock music. Dan Nichols and Eighteen can be seen in the film “Road to Eden.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 children under 12. To purchase tickets call 516-546-9177.


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. The ectures 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

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, call 866-800-3881.

Plainview Lions Club Meeting

Serving the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Bethpage communities since 1957, the Lions Club holds dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of every month through July. The Lions Club strives to make a difference in local communities and encourages residents to come in and voice thier concerns. Meetings are held at the Marriott Residence Inn-Plainview, at 9 Gerhard Rd. at 7 p.m. Contact Steve Lesetz at 516-293-7534 for more information.

News

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.

Plainview school officials are looking for public input for the next round of capital improvements.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District announced the search for volunteers to serve on its Facilities Upgrade and Improvement Advisory Committee at a special Board of Education meeting held on July 16. The committee will advise and assist the District in preparing a capital improvement bond issue that will be proposed to the Plainview-Old Bethpage community for a vote in December.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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