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Plainview-OldBethpageHerald.com Calendar

Comedy Night

Saturday, January 11

Aerosmith Tribute Band

Saturday, January 18

Town Of Oyster Bay Public Meeting

Tuesday, February 4



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. 11

Comedy Night

Join Temple Chaverim, 1050 Washington Ave., for an evening of comedy, music, food and friends. Three amazing comedians will entertain guests after music from the Lucky Chai Lounge Band. Hosts will be serving wine, soda, cheese, crudites, chips, pretzels and dips. If other beverages are preferred, please BYOB. The cost is $36 per person. Please RSVP at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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.


Tuesday, Feb. 4

Town Of Oyster Bay Public Meeting

In its final scheduled meeting of 2013, the Oyster Bay Town Board set a date for a public hearing involving a major Plainview development. The board agreed 7-0 to hold a hearing on Feb. 4 on the application of Plainview Properties and Beechwood for the zoning change. That plan would allow the developers to build a large new housing development on the southwest corner of Old Country Road and Round Swamp Road in Plainview. The area has been known as the “Wang Property,” owned by Islanders’ owner Charles Wang. It was once the home to the Nassau County Sanitarium. The public hearing, as well as the board meeting, will be held at Mattlin Middle School at 7 p.m. Feb. 4.


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 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

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 Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.

 

Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care. 

 

ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it. 

 

Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  


Calendar

Sheri Miller In Concert - September 21

Vocalist Event - September 23

White House Concerts - September 27


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