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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

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



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