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Concert
Friday, April 13

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21

Exhibit 
Saturday, April 21


Friday, April 13

Concert

C.W. Post Madrigal Singers and The Merriweather Consort perform vocal and instrumental music of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. 8 p.m. at Christ Church, 65 E. Main St, Oyster Bay. Free.


Saturday, April 14

Ants Alive!

Garvies Point Museum will soon be invaded by giant ants. Local artist David Rogers will be constructing his three 25-foot ant sculptures here at Garvies Point, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Come to Garvies, maybe bring your aunt…and enjoy these beautiful creatures as well as some of our recent exhibits. Admission us $3 adults; $2 5-12 years. The fascinating film Ants: Little Creatures Who Run the World will be shown at 11 a.m.


Saturday, April 21

Earth Day Celebration

Native Butterfly Garden Planting and Crafts for Kids at the Farm at Oyster Bay. Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as it partners with the Town of Oyster Bay to break ground and plant native vegetation that will attract a variety of butterflies and insects at the Farm. This garden will include both nectar and host plants to welcome these marvelous and important pollinators. Bring garden gloves if you have them and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Gardening tools will be supplied. Come on down to the Farm at 10 a.m. and help honor our Earth and create a butterfly haven. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Contact Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions, and to register. Rain date April 28.

Exhibit

The LI Craft Guild in collaboration with the Oyster Bay Historical Society will be exhibiting functional pottery at the Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, April 21 through June 24. The juried exhibition, Dinner Served, will feature the work of Long Island’s premiere potters. Puneeta Mittal, chair of the Ceramic Media Group, is a renowned potter whose work has been shown in national and international galleries. She is also recognized as a ceramist, painter and is a professor of ceramics at Adelphi University. This years juror is Yvonne Noonan-Cifarelli, an independent curator and fine art appraiser for not for profit organizations and the private sector. The Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibits its own collection as well as collections on loan from other organizations and museums. Opening reception April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 516-922-5032 or www.oysterbayhistorical.org. All work is for sale and all are welcome.

Hispanic Cultural Center Dinner

The 15th Annual Hispanic Cultural Center dinner will showcase three performances by Estampas Folkloricas Peru, a nonprofit organization whose main goal is to preserve, promote, and diffuse Peruvian folklore and cultural manifestations through dance and music. Its repertoire includes traditional dances from the different regions of Peru, including the coast, the mountain areas and the jungle. Most members of the dance group are students from colleges, universities and schools districts in Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City. The dinner will also be a highlighted by a special performance by one of the young members of the CCH’s C.AR.E. and its youth group. Adolfo Zepeda, CCH program coordinator. The dinner will be held at St. Dominic Church’s Social Room – between Anstice St. and Weeks Ave., Oyster Bay, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Sunday, April 22

Birding at Hempstead Lake State Park

Join the Huntington Oyster Bay Audubon Society at 9 a.m. at Hempstead Lake State Park. It is an IBA that supports large numbers of flycatchers, warblers, tanagers and a mix of other birds from mid April to late May. Contact Blair 516-802-5356 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions, and to register.

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 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Friends Academy, Locust Valley.

Louis Comfort Tiffany Lecture

Presented by the Oyster Bay Historical Society. Celebrated for his stained-glass interpretations of birds, insects, fruits, and flowers, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the foremost American designer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and a leader of the Art Nouveau movement. John Loring, a design director emeritus of Tiffany and Co., presents the panoramic range of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s art, which included jewelry, enamels, ceramics, mosaics, accessories for the home and office, clocks, and other sumptuous decorative objects that were created during his influential tenure at the company. 6 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Community Center, Church St. Free and open to the public.

OB Historical Society Seminar for Preservation

OBHS archivist/librarian Nicole Menchise will hold an informal seminar on best practices for maintaining and storing personal collections. Topics to be discussed are the display and long-term storage of papers, books, textiles, and photographs. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Historical Society, Koenig Research Center (behind the Earle-Wightman House), 20 Summit St. Free to members of the society (with special membership opportunities to those living in the 11771 zip code); $10 nonmembers. The discussion will include examples taken from the archives with a tour of the research center’s archival floor. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees may bring items they feel need to be specifically inspected, however no appraisals will be given. Call 922-5032 for reservations.


Thursday, April 26

Education Seminar

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club free continuing education seminar. Two credits for attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors. 6 to 8 p.m. 135 Forest Ave., Locust Valley. To register, call John 759-5437, ext. 14.


Friday, April 27

Piano Recital

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel won First Prize in the 2007 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was presented by the Young Concert Artists Series in his New York debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, sponsored by the Peter Marino Debut Prize, and his Washington, DC, debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. He will perform at 6 p.m. at the Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. Reservations: Individual tickets will be sold at the door for $20. Call 516-367-8455 to reserve seats.


Saturday, April 28

American Rhododendron Society

NY Chapter. ARS/NY Plant Sale at Old Westbury Gardens (333-0048) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fee for nonmembers $10. Also on April 29.

Spring Fair

Join the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, for a day of games, refreshments, education and fun. Children under the age of 12 can fish for trout with all gear provided. Local environmental and conservation groups will be on hand. General admission, call for further information. Call 516-692-6768. Rain date May 5.


Sunday, April 29

English Ivy Pull at Shu Swamp

Join the Huntington- Oyster Bay Audubon Society in helping to restore one of the finest preserves on Long Island. Come to Shu Swamp at 10 a.m. for this fun and worthwhile effort. Snacks will be provided to the volunteers. Bring garden gloves if you have them as well as clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Participants will also peek around to see if any of the spring ephemerals have begun to blossom. Contact Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions, and to register.


Upcoming Events

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 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. 2:30 p.m. Free with paid admission (members $4/kid). 45 minutes. RSVP.

•April 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 22: Earth Day Craft Extravaganza. Noon and 2 p.m. Celebrate our beautiful planet – most of which is water. Keep our oceans clean by having fun with three recycled crafts made from old soda bottles: Bottle Fish Craft; Plant a Seed; Bottlecap Jellyfish. All crafts free with paid admission. Bring an empty plastic bottle (2-liter works well, with bottlecap). All ages. RSVP.

•April 29: Sketch by the Sea: Watercolor. In honor of April Showers, make a wash this month with graceful watercolor paintings inspired by historical artifacts. All materials supplied. Beginners welcome. Free with paid admission. Members $4. RSVP.


Ongoing Events

Clothing Sale Donation

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club (135 Forest Ave., Locust Valley ) Clothing Sale Donation. Donate your new and gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, maternity wear, shoes, accessories and home goods. Through April 20, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday. For more information, call Christine at 759-5437 ext. 11.

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).

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

•Alcoholics Anonymous closed step meeting Sundays at 8 p.m. and open meeting at the same time. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m. there is a beginner’s meeting and a closed discussion meeting. Any one can attend the open meetings. The closed meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. The meetings are held at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St. For information call 922-6377.

•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Beginners welcome. Call 922-1212.

•Open Mike at Jack Halyards Restaurant at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 922-2999 or visit www.jackhalyards.com.

•Alanon meeting will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Presbyterian Church, East Main St. All are welcome.

•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.

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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