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Fall Fair
Saturday, September 8

Woodland Exploration
Saturday, September 8

Free Nature Program
Wednesday, September 12


Saturday, September 8

Fall Fair

St. John’s of Lattingtown’s 60th Annual Fall Fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a special preview from 9 to 10 a.m. for those who wish to have the first opportunity to purchase antiques, jewelry, art, collectibles, books and other items. St. John’s Fair is also celebrating a Diamond Jubilee this year, as the first fair was in September 1952. This year’s theme will be a British one, Harry Potter. Victoria Crosby Fair Chairman invites the young and young at heart to come dressed as characters from the Harry Potter series. In addition to games and rides there will be Harry Potter themed musical performers in the morning and afternoon. Booths include children’s clothes and toys, Christmas and handmade items, furniture, antiques, collectibles, bric a brac, plants, sporting goods. Pastries, bagels and coffee are available in the morning and hamburgers, hotdogs, cold drinks, and ice cream will be served from noon until 4 p.m. There will be face painting, bouncy rides, pumpkin painting and many activities for young children. A portion of the proceeds go to charitable organizations. Rain or shine. For further information call 516-671-3226.

Woodland Exploration

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalists Barbara Conolly and Carol Johnston for a woodland exploration at Coffin Woods, Locust Valley at 10 a.m. Explore the plants and wildlife. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions to the meeting location, please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908.


Sunday, September 9

Birding at Jamaica Bay

Bring your muck boots and join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as you walk around the East Pond looking for shore birds and other birds. Begins at 8 a.m. Contact Sharon at 516-433-5590 to register (required). Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Wednesday, September 12

Free Nature Program

Wildlife Through The Seasons: A Journey Through the Lens of a Nature Photographer with Lloyd Spitalnik at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor. Journey through the four seasons with noted photographer Lloyd Spitalnik. Visit places like Central Park, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Jones Beach, Sterling Forest, Barnegat Light, Cape May and other locations. Focus will be primarily on birds, but some mammals and insects will be featured as well. Begins at 7 p.m. Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.

Free Dating Discussion

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library invites members of the community who are single, divorced or windowed to a roundtable discussion by Professor Jack Mandel called “Everything You Need to Know About Dating the Second Time Around”. Free. Light refreshments. All ages are welcome. For more information or to sign-up call the library at 922-1212.


Saturday, September 15

3rd Annual Walk for Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases

The Lymphatic Research Foundation is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Walk for Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases. This event supports funding for The Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF), which is an organization dedicated to advancing research of the lymphatic system and to find improved treatments and cures for lymphatic diseases, lymphedema, and related disorders. Participants will gather at 10 a.m. in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Donations are easy and safe to make at lymphaticresearch.org. For more information contact: Lymphatic Research Foundation Development Manager Colleen McGuire at 516-625-9675, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.lymphaticresearch.org.

Volunteers Needed

International Beach Cleanup Day at Target Rock NWR. Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as we partner with the US Fish and Wildlife Service for a fun morning. Snacks, water, and giveaways will be provided. Begins at 9 a.m. Call Stella Miller at 516-695-0763 to register (required). Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Thursday, September 20

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, September 21

Clarinet Performance

Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian will be performing at Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door in Grace Auditorium for $20. Call 516-367-8455 to reserve seats. For more information visit www.cshl.edu/campus-events or call CSHL Public Affairs Department at 516-367-8455.


Saturday, September 22

Exhibit: TR in ’12

An exhibition organized by the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Oyster Bay Historical Society (OBHS). Showing through November 11 at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. Opening reception on Friday, September 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 922-5032 for more information.


Sunday, September 23

Bethpage Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay

The Bethpage Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Start time is 8 a.m. Begins at Jones Beach and ends at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Teams must register online at www.glirc.org. Cost: $360/team if registered by Sept. 16. No day-of-race entries will be accepted.  

Birding at Jones Beach

Join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society look for early fall migrants that take shelter on the barrier beach before continuing south. These could include many of our rarer shorebirds, any Neotropical songbird, and plenty more. 9 a.m. Contact Blair at 516-802-5356 to register (required). Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


 

Thursday, September 27

Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair begins Thursday, Sept. 27 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Corn husking contests, farm animals, games, crafts, vegetables, flower sales, and more. Visit www.lifair.org or call 516-572-8416 for more information. Fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 30.


Saturday, October 27

Hospice Care Network’s Crystal Ball Gala

“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100.  Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.


Friday, December 7

Doo-Wop Fundraiser

An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.


Ongoing Events

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.visit oysterbay.com.

Spend A Day With TR

NPS Park Ranger Howard Ehrlich is presenting his free talks on “President Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay” on Sundays for the entire summer. The free walking tour starts at 2 p.m. Meet in the LIRR parking lot in Oyster Bay. After the walking tour, visitors are invited to gather at Christ Church, 61 East Main St., to hear Mr. Ehrlich talk on the “Last Days of Theodore Roosevelt.” Theodore Roosevelt’s funeral was held at Christ Church and a pew is dedicated to him. After that talk, all are invited to drive to Youngs Cemetery in Oyster Bay Cove for a discussion of the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt. For further information contact NPS Ranger Howard Ehrlich at 922-4271.

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).

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.

News

Serving Oyster Bay and the rest of Long Island since 1990, Periwinkles is an Oyster Bay business on Audrey Avenue that assists with event planning, staging and staffing and catering a multitude of different events. Periwinkles was started by Pat Spafford, who was encouraged to take her passion and make it a career.

 

“I was raising a family and doing this part-time,” said Spafford. “One of my clients encouraged me to make it full-time. Most of my clientele was from Oyster Bay so I settled here. I have a huge affection for the people and the place. It’s great that I have been successful here for so long.” 

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.


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

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