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The Women’s Group Presents ‘In Our Own Voice’
Friday, March 30

Steel Magnolias
Friday, March 30

GreatSM Recycled Sculpture Contest
Saturday, March 31


Friday, March 30

The Women’s Group Presents ‘In Our Own Voice’

Women veterans tell their gripping stories in dramatic monologues at 7:30 p.m. Four monologues based on intensive interviews with women veterans and current servicewomen will be followed by a talkback with the audience facilitated by a servicewoman and a psychotherapist. Women’s Group welcomes your participation in honoring the service of all women in the Armed Forces. The event will take place at the Worship Hall at UUCSR, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset, where refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone – women, men, teens and all veterans are welcome. Reserve by calling Sharyn at 627-6560, ext. 160.

Steel Magnolias

Presented by Broadway Bound at 8 p.m. at 2123 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. All tickets $15. To purchase tickets call 516-384-9706 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . March 30 at 8 p.m., March 31 at 3 and 8 p.m.; April 1 at 2 p.m. Cast members are from Wantagh, Valley Stream, Sea Cliff, Hicksville and Muttontown.


Saturday, March 31

The Thief of Baghdad

Experience a very rare opportunity to see the 1924 silent movie classic The Thief of Baghdad starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr. presented with LIVE theatre organ accompaniment by world-famous theatre organist, Bernie Anderson Jr. Anderson will be performing on Chaminade’s magnificent Austin Morton Theatre Pipe Organ. The program is a presentation of the New York Theatre Organ Society, the Nassau Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Chaminade High School and is expected to be the family entertainment event of the spring. The silent movie classic will be presented on March 31 in Darby Auditorium at 7 p.m. at Chaminade High School, Jackson Ave., Mineola. Tickets are $12 adults; $10 children and seniors. Special package group rates available (call for details). Tickets will be available at the door – no reserved seating, first-come, first-served. For information, call Geri Reichgut at 516-455-9815.

GreatSM Recycled Sculpture Contest

Co-sponsored by Portledge School and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley. This contest is a hands-on learning experience for budding young artists (in pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade) to pique their curiosity about art, wildlife and environmental issues. Students were encouraged to build sculptures designed around the theme of animals, birds and reptiles made out of recycled and/or reusable materials. The general public is invited to view all sculptures which will be on display. Award winners will be announced in three assigned age categories based on overall aesthetic value and creative use of recycled materials. All participants in attendance will be recognized and receive a certificate. Following the awards reception, wildlife experts from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will do an up close and personal “meet and greet” with nocturnal animals. Instructors from Portledge Summer Adventures will offer hands-on science and arts & crafts activities for children of all ages. Afterwards, award-winning sculptures will be transported to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center for a second art display open to the public April 2 through April 6 from noon to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Details about the contest and information about the reception are available at www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat.


Sunday, April 1

LI Baroque Ensemble

Presents a concert at 3 p.m. at Christ Church, East Main St., Oyster Bay. Louise Schulman, viola and Bill Zito, guitar. Celebrating the release of their CD An Italian in Vienna. Duos by Mauro Giuliani. A reception follows in the Parish Hall. $35 pp includes signed copy of the CD; $20 concert only. Call 631-724-7386.


Wednesday, April 4

Princess Katie and Racer Steve

Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley, will welcome the popular children’s band, Princess Katie and Racer Steve, to perform at the school. The band consists of Princess Katie on vocals, Racer Steve on the electric guitar, Crash on the drums and Space on the bass guitar. The band’s primary goal as musicians is to write, sing, and provide music for children. It started when they volunteered in children’s hospitals in the New York area. Their songs deal with issues that children face on a daily basis and incorporate positive themes and important lessons that children should learn about bullying, telling the truth, sharing, and respect. The band recently was recognized for having one of the year’s best kids’ CDs by the Washington Post and just released its latest CD called Tiny Cool. Their witty music encompasses all genres, including rock, reggae, country, dance, funk, swing and rockabilly music that celebrates the cuteness of kids. Free and open to the public and children of all ages. 8:40 a.m. Contact Fay Martin 516-750-3225 or visit www.portledge.org.


Saturday, April 7

Nature Tours

Enjoy a guided nature walk on the trails throughout the year from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, 6000 Northern Blvd., Muttontown (between Route 106 and 107 – just west of Martin Viette Nursery). Meet the guide at the site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets, no children under 10 years of age or organized groups permitted. Weather permitting. Call 922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission. No registration required. Visit www.hoffmancenter.org. Also on April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16.


Upcoming Events

Chocolate with Friends Fundraiser

This promises to be an elegant and scrumptious event, featuring lectures and demonstrations by professional chocolatiers and chefs, delicious tastings from purveyors of fine chocolate, musical entertainment, a chocolate fashion show, free goodie bags, raffle prizes and more surprises. Admission is $25 per adult; $10 for children under 10. All proceeds got to the very worthy Glen Cove Senior Center, providing valuable life-enhancing services for many North Shore seniors and to the Glen Cove Adult Day Program, which provides fully scheduled days of socialization and stimulating activities for frailer, more elderly seniors, while offering much-needed respite for their caregivers. The event will be held on April 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Friends Academy, Locust Valley.

President’s Cup Golf Tournament

The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich will be holding its annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, May 21, at Pine Hollow Country Club, East Norwich. For further information, please call Sharon 922-9285, ext. 16.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Located at 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Call 631-367-3418:

•April 2,16: Monday Minnows. Come for fun Storytime, hands-on activities and crafts about the ocean, nature and seasonal themes. Different them every week. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3 to 5. Members free; others $5 parent/child pair; $3 additional sibling. 45 minutes.

•April 9-13: Ocean Explorers Camp. Ages 4-7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; ages 6-9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Get ready for an underwater adventure and discover new worlds under the sea. Every day, explore one marine theme through running games, arts and crafts, hands-on activities and experiments. One day: members $25, others $35; Five days: members $110; others $130.

•April 15: Ocean Science Sunday: Earth Rescue Scientists. In honor of Earth Day, explore how cleaning up the Earth’s oceans has never been more fun. Strap on your goggles and try cleaning up an oil spill and learn how others keep our world beautiful with fun science experiments. Decorate your own reusable canvas bag. Free with paid admission (members $4/kid). 45 minutes. RSVP.


Ongoing Events

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Needs Oyster Bay Recruits

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area is recruiting new members. They are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat is required. Training will be provided. For more information call Joe Orlich, Vice Flotilla Commander of Flotilla 22-05 in Oyster Bay at (516) 624-USCG (8724).

Guided Tour of Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay

Join a Park Ranger every Sunday through May 27 on an easy walk through historic Oyster Bay. The walk will highlight the major sites in the hamlet connected to Theodore Roosevelt and his family. The one-hour program is free and begins at 2 p.m. in the Long Island Railroad parking lot at the Oyster Bay station. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Call 516-922-4788.

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the Arts, History and Sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sing for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.


Weekly Events

•Substance Abuse Groups meet at the Youth and Family Counseling Agency, 193 A, South St., on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 922-6867.

•Open Mike at Canterbury’s. Every Thursday enjoy the open mike night at Canterbury’s. Professional musicians and novices are invited to bring their instruments, voices, and friends to join him on stage or perform by themselves. Approximate starting time is 8:45 p.m. Call Mark 922-3214.

•Clutterers Anonymous, a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury and also the 1st and 3rd Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. There are no dues or fees. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call (866) 800-3881 or visit www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.

•Ballroom Dance at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main St., every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with instructor Vladimir Velev, an international ballroom dance champion. Learn to Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and more. Donation requested. Call 922-1770.

•OBRM Preview Center. Every Saturday and Sunday visit the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Preview Center and Turntable Railyard at 100 to 102 Audrey Ave. (just north of the gazebo/bandstand - on the right), where you will be directed to the turntable railyard- featuring a variety of refurbished train cars. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 558-7036.


Monthly Events

•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar 942-3327.

•Young at Heart Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the cafeteria on the ground level, near the emergency room at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, 221 Jericho Tpke. Open to patients, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about Parkinsons. Call Debbie 390-9454.

•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.

•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.

•Golf for Single 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.

News

You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”

Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.  

There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.


Sports

The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.

The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.

Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.

Calendar

Mammography Van

Thursday, July 17

History Walk

Saturday, July 19

Dessert in a Jar

Monday, July 21



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