String Band Plays Traditional Music at Plainview Library Tonight

The free concert is one of the offerings around town today.

Plainview residents have a great chance to enjoy traditional American music tonight at a string band concert at the library.

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Saturday's lineup:

1. A group called the Hometown String Band offers a free performance of traditional American rural songs and original music on a variety of instruments. The event takes place in the auditorium of the at 8 p.m.

2. Do you know a kid with special needs? The South Levittown Lanes, 56 Tanners Lane hosts an for anyone with special needs age 5 to young adults.  Siblings welcome too.  It's $5 for two games and shoes from 2-4 p.m. No registration required. 

3. again offers a two-day event for women to learn self-defense. The course (Saturday from 2-3 p.m., $50) offers safe and easy techniques and how everyday items can be used as weapons for sexual assault prevention. 

4. Stock up for the big weekend of NFL playoff football: There's subs and other treats at , and


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