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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

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

“This is a splendid event to celebrate Coe Hall and Planting Fields; everything looks so wonderful in the summer,” said Joyce. “The gardens are glorious and we have a new exhibition to celebrate and it’s just so lovely to be out here in these gardens.”

An expert’s tips on bringing the

best of your garden into your home

Right now, Oyster Bay is in bloom. From the well-tended gardens of Planting Fields to unmowed patches near the Shu Swamp preserve, flowers are not just beautify our community, they also are calling out to us to bring them inside our homes to add color and fragrance. You don’t hear them? Trust me, the flowers in your garden are even calling you by name.

But don’t just stuff a bouquet in a vase. Make them look as good and last as long as possible. To find out how to do that, as well as how to improve your backyard flora, I asked Scott Lucas, the greenhouse supervisor of Old Westbury Gardens for some advice. He invited to join him in his cutting garden.


Sports

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24



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