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Oyster Bay Civic Association
Thursday, September 20

Exhibit: TR in ’12 
Friday, September 21

Young Naturalist Story Time And Activity Circle
Saturday, September 22


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.

Movie Showing

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library presents the movie Snow White and the Huntsman at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality. No registration necessary. For information call 922-1212.


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.

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.


Saturday, September 22

Young Naturalist Story Time And Activity Circle

Read aloud from the book, Night Creatures. After finishing the book, play night creature bingo to test your knowledge then venture outside to try and call in an owl and see and hear what you can. At 7 p.m. for ages 6 and up. No unregistered siblings please. Group size limited to 20 so hurry to sign up. Call 516-695-0763 to register. Program is free however, there is an $8 per car fee to enter the park for those who do not have Empire passes. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay.


Sunday, September 23

Nassau County Historical Society Meeting

Ray Lumpp “Memories of the 1948 Olympics” meeting at 2 p.m at The Community Church Of East Williston, 45 East Williston (Hillside) Ave., East Williston. At the 1948 Olympics in London, Long islander Ray Lumpp played on the U.S. basketball team, which won all eight of its games and an Olympic gold medal. The 2012 coach invited Ray back this year to London to see this year’s Olympics. Ray Lumpp was athletic director of the NYAC, which produced 230 Olympic medal winners - more than any other athletic club in the world. He will share his memories with us. Refreshments will follow the program. All are welcome. For more information, call 516-538-7679 or visit: www.nassaucountyHistoricalSociety.org.

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.


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.


Friday, September 28

SeptemberFest And Beer Tasting

The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, 45 E Main St., will be having a SeptemberFest and Beer Tasting from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Various beers from the Brooklyn Brewery will be featured. Tickets are $12 ($15 at door) which includes 4 beer samples plus music with DJ John Page. Also available for purchase will be food, bottles of Brooklyn Brewery beer and beer mugs. Must be 21 years and over to attend this event. For more information, call Karen at 922-1770, ext. 309 or stop by the Center to purchase tickets.


Saturday, September 29

St. Margaret’s Fall Festival And Flea Market

Quality vendors, seasonal plants and decor, food, baked goods, handcrafts, raffle baskets, community raffles and grand prizes. Family fun and something for everyone. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. Rain date: Sept. 30. For more information call 516-692-5268 or visit: www.stmargaretepiscopal.com.


Sunday, September 30

Young Artists At Coe Hall Mansion

Co-Produced by Planting Fields Foundation and Concert Artists Guild. Sarah Wolfson (soprano) at 2:30 p.m. Non-members $25/members, seniors and students $20. Parking fee: $8 per vehicle. For more information call 516-922-8676 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, October 7

North Shore Land Alliance Fall Walk

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Naturalist Peter Martin for an early fall stroll at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick at 2 p.m. Experience the wonder of early autumn foliage and fall migrating birds with Peter at this magnificent 52-acre former landfill. Bring the kids. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, October 20

Sagamore Hill Day Family Festival

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host a traditional fall family festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will celebrate Sagamore Hill’s agricultural history as well as Theodore Roosevelt’s 154th birthday. Activities will include entertainment for children, old-fashioned games and crafts, interactive farm demonstrations, exhibits, music, farm animal petting area, food vendors, Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by James Foote and more. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available on the site or you may bring your own picnic. Rain or shine. For more information call 516-922-4788 or visit www.nps.gov/sahi.


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.


Upcoming Events

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society, P.O. Box 735, Huntington, NY 11743. Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.

•Sept. 23: Birding at Jones Beach at 9 a.m. at the Coast Guard Station. 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. Call 631-885-1881 to register.

•Oct. 10: Free Nature Program. Bison: An American Icon with Patrick Thomas, PhD, at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor at 7 p.m. Learn the history of the American Bison, as well as the current conservation efforts in place for one of America’s most iconic animals. This program is free and open to the public.

•Oct. 14: Robert Moses State Park Hawk Watch at 9 a.m. See migrating raptors on Long Island at the great viewing platform. Walks in the surrounding area should turn up other early migrants. Contact Blair at 516-802-5356 to register (required).

•Oct. 20: Volunteers Needed. Invasive Species Pull at Shu Swamp. At 2:30 p.m. Join the Shu Crew and continue efforts to eradicate English ivy from this beautiful preserve. Snacks will be provided to the volunteers. Bring garden gloves if you have them, as well as clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Call Stella at 516-695-0763 to register (required).

•Oct. 20: Treasures of the Forest-Story, Walk and Crafts at Tiffany Creek and the Oyster Bay Library at 11 a.m. Wander through the woods at Tiffany Creek Preserve in Oyster Bay Cove. Each child will receive a treasure bag and will be encouraged to pick up leaves, sticks, etc. After the walk, a caravan will take you to the Oyster Bay Library and to make collages out of the treasures collected in the woods. Group size limited to 15. For ages 6 and up. No unregistered siblings. Call 516-695-0763 to register or for more information.

•Oct. 21: Nature Walk at Sunken Meadow State Park at 8 a.m. Sunken Meadow has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. The three miles of beach meets tall, glacier-formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. A man-made dam separates the park’s brackish creek and marshes from the tidal flats. South of the flats are acres of undeveloped and heavily-wooded rolling hills. A $10 entrance fee is charged from 8 a.m. on. If you have an Empire State Passport, admission is free. Contact Norm at 631-261-5327 (home) or 646-932-2087 to register (required).

News

Our experience of 9/11 has changed; today it is seen as part of a journey and not an isolated event. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation saying the battle against terrorism is ongoing. 

 

That awareness that we had gone through the experience of the fall of the Twin Towers and had rebounded, but the danger is not over, and the battle is still to be won was repeated by Senator Carl Marcellino at the Day of Commemoration at the Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Western Waterfront on Thursday evening.

“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.

“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.

Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.


Sports

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.

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.


Calendar

Art In A Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bayville Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Hurricane Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 16



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