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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

On Sunday, Sept. 21, the only place to be for lovers of local music is the Homestead in Oyster Bay, where a full day of live music is planned at GlenFest featuring 25 different performances. The lineup includes big names like Richie Cannata to Sea Cliff mainstays Kris Rice and Chicken Head to up-and-comers like Matt Grabowski and Lisa Vetrone.

 

GlenFest is the brainchild of Dave Losee, 53, of Glen Cove, who plays in the Crosstown Blues Band.

 

“I had this idea for a festival years ago, and when I finally nailed down a date, people are coming out of the woodwork to be a part of it,” says Losee.

When Danielle Taylor decided to compete in a six-mile civilian military obstacle course last September, she knew two things: she did not want to do it alone and she wanted the challenge to have a purpose. She found a partner in Jeannine DelPozzo and a worthwhile cause in the Morgan Center.

 

Both Taylor and DelPozzo are entrepreneurs; Taylor, of Bish Bash Books in Oyster Bay and DelPozzo of DelPozzo Foods, in East Norwich. Each have a history of using their businesses to support local charities. Bish Bash Books used the iPad give back program to support at-risk children while DelPozzo Foods has supported Island Harvest in their efforts to combat hunger.


Sports

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.

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.


Calendar

MSA Party - September 17

West Shore Rd. Update - September 18

Harbor Beach Cleanup - September 20


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com