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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

Our experience of 9/11 has changed; today it is seen as part of a journey and not an isolated event. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation saying the battle against terrorism is ongoing. 

 

That awareness that we had gone through the experience of the fall of the Twin Towers and had rebounded, but the danger is not over, and the battle is still to be won was repeated by Senator Carl Marcellino at the Day of Commemoration at the Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Western Waterfront on Thursday evening.

“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.

“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.

Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.


Sports

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.


Calendar

Art In A Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bayville Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Hurricane Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 16



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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