Sunday, October 9

Independent Art Society
Monday, October 10

Stock Market – Vector Vest Software Users Group
Tuesday, October 11

Sunday, October 9


Man’s Best Friend takes stage Canine Companions for Independence annual DogFest, a walk-a-thon and canine festival to benefit CCI. Enjoy pet friendly family activities including a costume contest, food, raffles, games and much more. Other featured events include Snoopy’s Canine Costume Parade (featuring Snoopy himself!), Trick or Treat stops, a Canine Agility Course, working dog demonstrations and goodies for both humans and pooches from local vendors. Join the Walk-a-thon and collect pledges.Set a goal for yourself, go online at, and spread the word. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine at Farmingdale State College. Call 1-800-572-BARK.

Monday, October 10

Independent Art Society

Presents a demonstration entitled “Painting on Silk” with guest artist Vivien Pollack from the Art League of LI. The event is scheduled at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, from 7 to 9 p.m. The community is invited to this free event. For additional information call 931-7768.

Tuesday, October 11

Stock Market – Vector Vest Software Users Group

The Long Island Vector Vest Users Group meets at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library auditorium, 999 Old Country Rd., from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. to discuss stock market investing using VV software. All levels welcome. Free. For agenda and directions, see, or call 385-8244.

Wednesday, October 12

How to Pay Wholesale for College Event

Held at the Knights of Columbus – Hicksville at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 15

Stained Glass Windows Tour

A very unusual modern explained representation of a trip through the Bible. 18 symbolic beautiful stained glass windows. Tours every 20 minutes, starting at 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. $5 per person. St Margaret’s Church. 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Questions: 692-5268.

Thursday, October 20

Navigating the Supermarket To Healthy Living

Held by The LI Chapter of the Hunter College Alumni Association at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. This program will include tips on grocery shopping, cooking for one or two, special dietary needs, weight management and more. Speaker: Shauna Del Prete, registered dietician. Free and open to the public. For additional information contact 481-0462 or 599-2719.

Friday, October 21

Book Sale

The POB Friends of the Library announce their “Annual Book Sale” fundraiser scheduled on Oct. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations of books, children’s literature, CDs and DVDs, etc. are always appreciated. No magazines or textbooks. Contributions will be accepted Oct. 17-20. Donations may be dropped off anytime during regular library hours in the front lobby in bags marked for the Friends.

Saturday, October 22

Giant Yard Sale

Clothing, men’s, women’s children’s shoes, accessories, appliances, household items, books, CDs, tapes, toys and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plainview Reformed Church, 560 Old Bethpage Rd., Plainview. Rain or shine.

Saturday, October 29

Fall Harvest Festival

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School, 99 Central Park Rd., Plainview, will be holding its first annual Harvest Festival from noon to 4 p.m. with a rain date of Oct. 30. The country-style festival will be held on the grounds of the church and school. Planned activities include a children’s costume parade, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, pony rides, apple pie baking contest and a farmers market produce tent that will include potted plants with a variety of indoor and outdoor items. Refreshment booths and much more. There will be theme baskets for a raffle prize. School families and church members will show off their baking skills at the baked goods tent with all cookies, cakes and bread for sale. The festival promises to be a old fashion day of fun. For more information call the church office 349 1966.

Upcoming Events

Family Wellness Center

Located at 641- B Old Country Rd., Plainview. Call 822-8499. The following events are offered:

•Oct. 12, 26: Network Care Coaching Class. This class is designed to help you personally move through whatever challenges you experience in care and to assist you in healing and growing faster. You’ll have a chance to receive personal coaching from Dr. Mike plus the collective insights and wisdom from the group. Of course, you’re welcome to just sit and listen. Participate as much or as little as you choose. Lecture given by Dr. Michael Berlin. Only for practice members. First class free; then $10 per class. Register at the desk or call. 8 to 9:30 p.m.

•Oct. 13 (1 p.m.): Creating Extraordinary Mind & Body Wellness. Learn all about this extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Learn how this care helps resolve a variety of acute and chronic stress conditions and live with much more peace, passion, authenticity, and great health. Lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin.

•Oct. 13: Learn the Secrets to Living a Life of Peace, Love and Joy. Discover the biggest secret to creating a life you love and how you can manifest health, wealth and the relationships you desire. Through discussion, a guided visualization and experiential exercises, learn how to create a life filled with more peace, love and joy. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free to all. Call Nanci 897-0649.

•Oct. 18: The Wellness and Entrepreneurs Exchange: Social Marketing Media Made Simple. Learn Sales, Marketing, Social Media and Holistic Health tools to grow your most prosperous practice or business. Lots of networking too. Every first and third Tuesday of the month. 7:15 to 9 p.m. Fee $23. For information and to register call Carol Leitner 487-1649.

•Oct. 20: Dinner Talk – Live Free of Pain and Stress: 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Discover a life free of back and neck pain, herniated disks, sciatica and more. Learn why doctors, chiropractors and therapists recommend this all natural spinal rejuvenation therapy. Free. A lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

•Oct. 20: September Healing Circle encourages balance of body, mind and spirit. This is done through a natural energy healing and relaxation technique involving light touch. This treatment is very powerful yet gentle for all ages and participants report increased pain relief and energy, reduced anxiety and stress and more. $15. Light refreshments to follow. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register at the desk.

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke Life Society is a community organization of survivors and co-survivors in the pursuit of living and helping others. A stroke can be very isolating. By sharing experiences and encouraging one another, together we can face and overcome common challenges. All welcome. RSVP is requested but not required. For information and other locations and times, call Ben Thomas 398-4994. Go to

•Every first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 12, St. Frances de Chantal, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.

•Oct. 10 and every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh.

•Oct. 11 and ever second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Epilepsy Conference Room, Research Building Level C, 270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park.

•Oct. 21 and every third Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.

•Oct. 26 and every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 106, St. James Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford.

Vendors Needed

For a Pre-Holiday Shopping Day on Nov. 13 (indoors) at Temple Beth Elohim- 926 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $35 single space; $60 double space. For information call Sheila 242-0561 or

Jamaica High School Reunion

ALL JHS alumni are invited to join in the 60th Anniversary Reunion on Oct. 30 at noon at the Residence Inn by Marriott (the Terrace Room), 9 Gerhardt Rd., Plainview. Champagne Luncheon. Contact: Marsha Cymberg Berkowitz 516-486-6809 or Gerry Sugarman 239-304-5444 or

Weekly Events

•Family Support Group, an ongoing support group for those who have family members or other loved ones with mental illness. Meets on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, 950 South Oyster Bay Rd. The fee is $5 per family. In addition to verbal support, the group presents guest lecturers, workshops, education programs and holds social events. For information call 822-6111.

•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 to $5K 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. No prior knowledge required. Beginners welcome. Call 349-1966.

•Young Adult Drug Addiction Group offered by the Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Community Program, 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Suite 102. For people 18 to 21 who are recovering from drug addiction. The goals are to enhance skills, increase self-awareness and work toward a drug and alcohol-free life. The group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. Call 822-4060. All inquiries are confidential.

•Calling All Seniors. Why be bored at home? Come for fun, trips and to meet new friends. Qualifications: resident of Hicksville, Plainview or Levittown. Meetings every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethpage Senior Center, 103 Grumman Rd. West, Bethpage. Call 571-9910.

•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. 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 is $20. New members welcome.

Monthly Events

•Speak Easy: A Toastmasters Club. Can help you conquer your fear of public speaking. In Bethpage, Northrop Grumman Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:45 p.m. in Northrop Grumman Building 5, South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Brian 346-7516.

•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.

•The LI Psoriasis Network Meetup Group will get together in the second floor In-Service Classroom of North Shore University at Plainview, 888 Old Country Rd., on the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. No cost. More information is available at

•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Sheldon Rybak, RCSW/ACSW 622-7770.

•Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) was founded in 1978, is congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA Chapter #82 is your Nassau County Chapter and meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at Hicksville’s VFW Hall. Call 677-5384 for further information or contact us by e-mail at Come and join your fellow Vietnam veteran in support of each other.

•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.

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