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Daylily Auction
Tuesday, May 15

Oyster Bay Civic Association
Thursday, May 17

Joint Civic Cocktail Party
Friday, May 18


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.

Joint Civic Cocktail Party

To benefit the Oyster Bay and East Norwich Civic Associations. All are welcome. $80/person, including beer, wine, and soda, and buffet dinner via Jack Halyards American Bar and Grill, auction and 50/50 raffle. 7 to 11 p.m. at the Sagamore Yacht Club. Mail checks to OB-ENCA Cocktail Party, Box 126, East Norwich, NY 11732. For more information, call Matt Meng 606-8053, Bill Von Novak- 922-5551 or Rob Brusca- 802-0255/816-1986.


Saturday, May 19

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 June 2, 16.

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.

Health and Fitness Fair

Senator Carl Marcellino, in conjunction with the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, will be holding the 9th annual Health and Fitness Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay. The Annual Brooke Jackman 5K Run/Walk for Literacy will be held at 10:15 a.m. with a one-quarter Mile Fun Run for Future Olympians (age 12 and under) at 9:45 a.m. Fun for all ages. Free. The day will be filled with health and fitness demonstrations, live entertainment, inflatable fun for kids, health screenings, information on exercise, fitness and nutrition, fire department smokehouse and rescue demonstrations, refreshments, give-a-ways, and lots more for both children and adults. Call 516-922-1811.

Portledge Summer Adventures

Presents The Ultimate Summer Vacation Experience Open House from noon to 2 p.m. at 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley. A sampling of free activities will include art, science, golf, soccer, fencing, baseball, Legos and video game creator.

Spring Migration Bird Walk

Join North Shore Land Alliance, Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society President Stella Miller and Nature Conservancy Preserves Manager Derek Rogers for a spring migration bird walk at Stillwell Woods Preserve, Syosset, (7:30 a.m. for early risers and 9 a.m. for later risers). Stella and Derek will lead two walks. They will also show Stillwell’s extensive grassland and teach us about this critical habitat. Registration is required. To register and for directions contact North Shore Land Alliance 516-626-0908 or andrea @northshorelandalliance.org.

Spring Fair

The East Woods campus, 31 Yellow Cote Rd., Oyster Bay, will be transformed into a Spring Fair extravaganza. Something for everyone. The carnival rides, games, face painting, pony rides and petting zoo are sure to get more than a few smiles and giggles out of all the kids – both big and small. There will also be an estate sale with a wide array of gently used goods, a vendor fair, a raffle and more. The East Woods Gazebo tent will sell spring plants, flowers and herbs. Food includes burgers, hot dogs, salads, baked goods. Hospitality and information booth will be set up and family members will be on hand to give tours of the campus. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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.


Monday, May 21

President’s Cup Golf Tournament

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


Tuesday, May 22

Cruise Nights

Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. through September. Audrey Ave. in downtown Oyster Bay. Restaurant specials, live music, 50/50 raffle. Fun for the whole family. For more information including sponsorships call 516-922-6464 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For weather updates go to www.visitoysterbay.com.

Joslin Cup Golf International

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.


Upcoming Events

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

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

•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.

•May 20: Ocean Science Sunday: Get ready to learn about one of the most amazing forces of nature – volcanoes. Discover how underwater volcanoes create new islands, touch hardened lava and create you own spewing volcano. 2:30 p.m. Free with paid admission (members $4/kid). 45 minutes. RSVP.

•May 20: Book Discussion: Fire Island. Author Eddie Foster presents her new guide to exploring the 32-mile barrier beach called Fire Island. Learn about some of Fire Island’s treasures, including its beaches, communities, stories and site histories. Free with admission. RSVP.

•May 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

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.

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

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

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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