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Nature Tours
Saturday, May 5

A Sweet Fashion Show
Sunday, May 6

Free Nature Program
Sunday, May 6


Saturday, May 5

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 May 19, June 2, 16.


Sunday, May 6

A Sweet Fashion Show

For all ages. $50/person. Fashion show to benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations features Mill Neck students, parents and staff modeling Brooks Brothers’ spring fashions. Held at the historic Manor House on campus, 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck, from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests will also enjoy cheeses, appetizers and desserts, along with raffles, boutiques and a special auction. Call 516-628-4243.

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.


Tuesday, May 8

The Transition Network/LI Chapter

Program: lunch accompanied by the Theater and Sounds of Stephen Sondheim. The presentation for this program will be led by guest speaker Mark Meyers. Come for an afternoon of good fare and music. Noon to 4 p.m. at Amicale Restaurant, 872 East Jericho Tpke. (formerly Panama Hattie’s, Huntington Station. Lunch will consist of salad, entrée, dessert and coffee/tea or soft drinks. Fee: TTN members $40; nonmembers $50. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and at the same time either pay online at TTN LI Events or send checks to The Transition Network/LI Chapter, 13 Parkridge Ct., Huntington, NY 11743.


Wednesday, May 9

Free Nature Program

A Tale of Two Species: The Shorebird-Horseshoe Crab Connection
 with John L. Turner at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor, at 7 p.m. The program will explore the ecological relationship, not until recently recognized, between these interesting species and discuss how the fate of some shorebirds is tied to that of the horseshoe crab. Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Tuesday, May 15

Daylily Auction

The Long Island Daylily Society will hold an auction on prized daylilies from local and national hybridizers at the Planting Fields Arboretum in the Horticulture Center, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, at 7 p.m. Admission free. Call 631-744- 8354.


Thursday, May 17

Oyster Bay Civic Association

General meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Italian American Citizen Club, 48 Summit St., Oyster Bay. Call 516-922-5551. Go to www.obca.net.


Friday, May 18

Birds and Brews

Birdathon fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sapsuckers Hops & Grub, 287 Main Street, Huntington. Come for a Happy Hour Birdathon celebration. Brooklyn Brewery beer special, restaurant gift certificate raffles and a chance to meet the live raptors of the TR Sanctuary. All proceeds will benefit the TR Sanctuary & Audubon Center’s Birdathon fundraiser. For more information call the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary 516-922-3200

Piano Recital

Michael Brown is the first prize winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. An equally committed pianist and composer, Mr. Brown’s unique artistry stems from this duality and is reflected in his creative approach to programming, where he often interweaves the classics with contemporary works and his own compositions. 6 p.m. in 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, May 19

Early Bird Walk at Old Westbury Gardens

Join the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center Director Ted Scherff for an Early Bird Walk on the grounds of the Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages. $10 general admission. Call the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary 516-922-3200.


Sunday, May 20

Raptors and S’mores

Come meet the raptors that call the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary home and learn about the natural history of these majestic birds. Stick around and make a tasty s’mores treat around the campfire. 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. $10 per person. Registration required. Call 516-922-3200

Birdathon Fundraiser

Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society for this special all-day fundraising event. Participate for all or part of the day and leave at any time. Begin at the parking lot on 76th Ave of Alley Pond Park, then Forest Park, then Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. 6:45 a.m. This is a fundraiser for HOBAS. Join the society or sponsor a participant. Contact Ginger Mahoney 516-922-4599 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.

All Breed Dog Show

The Long Island Kennel Club will host its All Breed Dog Show at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Auxiliary Field, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. Doors open at 8 a.m. Admission $8 per adult; $4 children and seniors. Featured at the event: breed judging, rally and obedience competition, breed showcase, freestyle exhibition, vendors, education, tours, cake for everyone before Best in Show competition and new event My Dog Can Do That – American Kennel Club guided agility course open to all dogs, purebred and mixed breed. For more information call 347-450-5452 or http://longislanddogshows.org.


Upcoming Events

Joslin Cup Golf International

This year’s Joslin Cup golf tournament will take place on May 22. Tee times will begin at noon at the Piping Rock Club. Lunch, caddies, cocktail reception and awards included in entry fee of $500. In 2005, this golf invitational was named the Robert A. Joslin Jr. Memorial Cup in memory of a former Portledge parent. This event remembers Rob and pays tribute to his legacy as a champion of Portledge School for its attention to the intellectual and moral development of each of its students. Continuing Rob’s commitment to education and philanthropy, net proceeds from the event go to support the Robert A. Joslin, Jr. Financial Aid Fund, dedicated to supporting a Portledge student with financial need. For more information or to participate contact Turk Lewis ‘87 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-750-3220. Deadline to register is May 16.

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:

•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.

•May 12: Sketch by the Sea: Colored Pastels. In this month’s program, let the colors of spring inspire participants to get creative with colored pastels. Use the museum’s collection for inspiration. All art materials supplied. Beginners welcome. Free with paid admission. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Members $4. RSVP.

•May 12: Mother and Daughter Yoga by the Sea. For Mother’s Day, learn yoga poses inspired by the sea, such as the Fish Pose. Bring a mat/towel. Program takes place at 11 a.m. by the harbor or indoors in wet weather. For moms and daughters of all ages. $12 adult/child pair; members $10. Additional children $5. 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).

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, 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. All work is for sale and all are welcome.

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 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 sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.

Upstairs/Downstairs Tour at Coe Hall

Planting Fields Foundation announces a new hour-long tour about servant life at Coe Hall offered through Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour takes visitors through parts of Coe Hall (finished in 1921) that have rarely been shown before, including the top floor of the house where servants had bedrooms and where the Coe family’s clothes and trunks were stored when not needed. Though student bathrooms were added in the 1950s when the house was used as a college, and students had dormitories on the third floor, these rooms, hidden under the vast roofs of the Elizabethan-style mansion, have changed little since the 1920s. In the last year, parts of the top floor have been especially painted and re-furnished. The tour, created by Marianne Della Croce, is based on the extensive archives about the Coe family and Planting Fields. $3.50 tour fee nonmembers; children under 12 are free. Call Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678.

News

There is a new psychic medium on the North Shore of Long Island to compete with the original “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo. Her name is Mary Drew and she has been working for more than a decade doing private readings. Recently, Drew has expanded her horizons and has been conducting readings at restaurants, public events and fundraisers.

“I discovered my ability to speak and to hear the deceased voices when I was 10 years old,” said Drew, who grew up in Brookville and now resides in Glen Cove. “The first deceased person I had an encounter with was my grandmother and it was a very profound experience, to say the least.”

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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