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Ceramic Exhibit 
Saturday, April 21

Hispanic Cultural Center Dinner
Saturday, April 21

Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1 Recruitment Event
Sunday, April 22


Saturday, April 21

Earth Day Celebration Canceled

Native Butterfly Garden Planting and Crafts for Kids at the Farm at Oyster Bay has been canceled.

Ceramic 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 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.

Summer Fun Day

Hosted by Portledge Summer Adventures from 10 a.m. to noon at Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley. A sampling of free activities will include art, science, golf, soccer, fencing, baseball, Legos and video game creator. The Summer Adventures program offers its participants highly personal programs that stimulate and engage children ages 2-15. Surround your child with fabulous instructors, a beautiful 60-acre campus, and a wide variety of dynamic programs. These programs include studio art, glass class, pottery, painting, art and food, sewing, art and animals, fashion design, theatre arts drama program, baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, golf, Intro to Chinese, physics lab, creative writing, science adventure, Lego building, video game creator, minecraft and more. Call 750-3100.


Sunday, April 22

Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1 Recruitment Event

OBFCo. #1, located at 188 South St., will join in an initiative with volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive as part of National Volunteer Week 2012. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

Earth Day Weed Pull

Need community service hours? Want to celebrate Earth Day? Come and help to restore the oldest songbird sanctuary in the country by removing invasive plants to create a more bird-friendly environment. All ages. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. Call 516-922-3200 to register.

A Gala Evening of Jewish Music

A program of musical inspiration: Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Broadway, operatic and cantorial songs. Featuring Cantors Aron Heller and Ralph Nussbaum and the East Northport Jewish Center Choir. Accompanist: Terry Bernstein. 4 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Westbury, 675 Brookside Ct., Westbury. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple; $5 Children (pre-teen). RSVP to 516-334-2800. Tickets available at the door.


Monday, April 23

Public Meeting on Fracking

Come for a discussion about hydraulic fracturing and what can be done about it. Fracking threatens our air, water and food. Community leaders and concerned residents will come together to show elected officials that their leadership is needed in keeping fracking out of New York. Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach Out America, among others. 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset.


Thursday, April 26

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.

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.

Blood Drive

Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley, is hosting a Blood Drive in conjunction with the Long Island Blood Services. Each blood donation can save as many as three lives and the need on Long Island often exceeds the amount donated. All donors must be over 16 years old (with parental consent) and under 76 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Donors can be taking medication and still donate blood. Donors should remember to bring a valid ID (picture or signature) and donor card, if they have one, eat a good meal before they come (nutritious, not fatty) and drink plenty of fluids (juice and water). 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Bahnik Hall. To sign-up or for further information, contact Karen Mucciaccio at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-750-3131.


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.

Live and Chinese Auction

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a Live and Chinese Auction, plus a Mini Flea Market at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission free. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, including special needs veterinary cases and the Kentucky/West Virginia/Virginia transport dogs. For more info, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Contact Maureen at 516-921-2008 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to donate items.


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.

Classic Concert

The concert features the Trinity Church Choir, joined by performers from Friends Academy. Martha Regelmann, Conductor. Gems of choral and instrumental music by Bach, Mozart, Faure and Rutter will be performed. Cello, piano and organ will be featured solo instruments as well as accompaniment for the sublime choral masterpieces. The finale of this delightful concert will combine all the singers and instrumentalists in John Rutter’s dramatic “Out of the Deep,”,followed by an inspiring setting of the beloved text, “Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace.” Bring an open heart and enjoy the beautiful music while soaking in the atmosphere of the lovely Stanford White architecture and the soft glow of the Tiffany stained glass windows. This event will be held at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1579 Northern Blvd., Roslyn (516-621-7925). Co-sponsored by The Roslyn Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments served. No tickets required. A free-will offering of non-perishable food items or money may be made to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank/LI Cares.


Thursday, May 3

Art Walk First Thursday

Art Walk features an international spectrum of contemporary artists. Get some artistic inspiration as you visit local art galleries. Other businesses and sites in town will be displaying artwork. Local restaurants will be exhibiting art and are offering a percentage off on meals, wine tastings and more. Live music entertainment is scheduled. Cafes and restaurants will remain open late for dessert and coffee. The evening will begin with Chase Edwards Gallery, 15 E. Main St. (802-0655) and continues at Atelier Gallery, 9 E. Main St.; Art (that matters), 55 W. Main St. (917-769-9921); The Teaching Studios of Oyster Bay, 115 Audrey Ave. (971-597-2404); and The Artist Club Gallery, 29 Berry Hill Rd. will also be open. Art will also be available for viewing at various downtown merchants, including Canterbury Ales, Jack Halyards and Wild Honey. The Oyster Bay Main Street Association office (17 Audrey Ave.) will also be displaying the works of local artists, with refreshments served. Visit Think Long Island crafts gallery at Buckingham’s Variety Store. See the Art Walk map for additional locations and information (available at any one of the gallery locations). For more information, contact Bonnie at 802-0655.


Sunday, May 6

Free Nature Program

The Resplendent Quetzal and the endemic birds of Guatemala’s Central Highlands: Community based cloud forest conservation among the Q’eqchi’ Maya with Rob Cahill of the Community Cloud Forest Conservation. 2 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd. (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor. 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 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.

•May 7, 21: 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.


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).

Pollywog Adventures

The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1665 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, announces the return of its hit program, Pollywog Adventures, for kids ages 3 to 5. A shared experience for parents and their pollywogs, the program offers participants an opportunity to learn about the watery natural world which surrounds us. Children and parents will celebrate the hatchery’s exhibit animals through live animal shows, crafts, activities and stories. New events every week. The program takes place every first and third Thursday April through June from 11 a.m. to noon. Call for fees. Special discounts for members. Registration required. RSVP by the Wednesday before. Limited space available. Call 516-692-6768.

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

•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.

•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.

•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 CLAWestbury@yahoo. com, call (866) 800-3881 or visit www. ClutterersAnonymous.net.

News

A family from Oyster Bay recently had the unique opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City. From the moment they entered the museum to their big moment in the spotlight, participants got to experience at least some of what the performers in the 145-seat theater do.

The tour, the very first of its kind, is an offering made exclusively available to Friends of the Theatre (FOTT) members. Theater Program Coordinator Cindy-Lou Edwards is overseeing the new initiative and says it was a way of thanking the families who have been coming for years to the programs at the theater.

The tour began when the participants entered through a secret door in the museum.

The installation of a cell phone antenna in the steeple of the Community Methodist Church of East Norwich has outraged parents, causing them to seek alternative preschool options for their children and resulting in the closing of the nursery school held at the church. The decision to close the school was announced last week, and the school shut its doors on the summer camp on Tuesday.

“We knew this might be coming, since the numbers were so low, but we didn’t know the summer camp would close so soon,” says Carolyn Wilson, who has been teaching at the Wesley United Method Church Nursery School for 35 years.


Sports

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.

This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.

Everyone who enjoys running or swimming or both is invited to join in the fun for the 3rd annual “Summer’s Not Done Aqua Run” on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Town of Oyster Bay’s TOBAY Beach in Massapequa.

UJA-Federation of New York and the Greater Long Island Running Club will be co-hosting the event, which will consist of an 800-Meter Swim in South Oyster Bay followed by a three-mile run through the TOBAY Beach Bird and Game Preserve.  You can compete as an individual or as a two-person relay team.  New this year – there is also a 3 Mile “Run Only.”


Calendar

July Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 30

Babysitting and First Aid Workshop

Thursday, July 31

Opera Night

Saturday, Aug. 2



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