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Flower Show
Saturday, October 6

Book and Paper Repair Workshop
Tuesday, October 9

Concert
Friday, October 12


Saturday, October 6

Flower Show

Mid Island Dahlia Society’s Dahlia Show noon to 5 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum’s Burns Conference Center. Show features a dazzling display of dahlias to enjoy, dahlia experts to answer your questions, and magnificent bouquets that you can purchase. Admission: free with Planting Fields $8 parking/entrance fee. Also on Sunday, Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 516-791-6894 or visit: midislanddahlia.com


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 .


Tuesday, October 9

Book and Paper Repair Workshop

Oyster Bay Historical Society staff members will provide an overview of best practices for handling, preserving, and displaying your books, documents, and other paper-based treasures from 6 to 7:30 p.m at The Koenig Research Center (behind the Earle-Wightman House), 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. The program will include some hands-on demonstrations of simple techniques aimed at keeping your collections safe and secure. Attendees are encouraged to bring a torn document, map or book to work with during the demonstration. Supplies will be provided and objects from the collection will be used as examples. The workshop is free to all Society members and $10 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Call 516-922-5032, or e-mail Nicole Menchise at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for reservations or more information.


Friday, October 12

Concert

Concert with Soprano Sarah Wolfson at the Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door 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, October 13

Jewelry Sale and Flea Market

Jewelry sale and flea market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. Flea market items needed. Something for everyone. Great bargains. All proceeds will benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption and community outreach programs (such as Last Hope’s “Fix A Feral” vouchers). For more information call 516-921-2008 or 516-938-4225. Visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.


Wednesday, October 17

East Woods School Open House

East Woods School will be having an open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. East Woods School is a co-educational, independent day school for pre-nursery through eighth grade, including a full-day kindergarten. The school is located on 46 acres in Oyster Bay, and has state-of-the-art science and technology labs, as well as a brand new performing arts studio. East Woods School is located at 31 Yellow Cote Rd., in Oyster Bay. For more information or to RSVP, call Amanda Laserson, Director of Admissions at 516-922-4400, ext. 114 or e-mail: 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

Craft And Fine Art Festival

15th Annual Craft and Fine Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. American master craftsmen and fine artists under large tents. Admission: $7/children under 12 free/$1 discount for seniors on Saturday. For more information call 973-746-0091. Also on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

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

Fall Nature Walks

Nature walks at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary located at 6000 Northern Blvd., in Muttontown. Enjoy a guided nature walk throughout the fall. Meet guide at 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. No registration required. Weather permitting, call 516-922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission for one hour between 1 and 2 p.m. For additional information visit: www.hoffmancenter.org. Fall schedule: Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17 and Dec. 15.

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

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

•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).

•Oct. 27: Walk/Run for Conservation and Wildlife Fundraiser at Planting Fields, 9:30 a.m. HOBAS’ First Ever Walk/Run for Wildlife. This fundraiser is for everyone and anyone willing to walk, run or do a combination of both in order to raise money for conservation efforts such as habitat restoration, wildlife research projects, and other conservation initiatives. Registration is $25 per person for adults (raise a minimum of $50 and fee will be waived and you will receive a t-shirt), $15 for kids under the age of 18. Children under the age of 5 are free. Raise at least $100 and be entered to win a gift basket filled with $250 worth of gift certificates from local merchants. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help with registration, hand out water, and act as course marshals. Call Stella Miller at 516-695-0763 for more information.

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. For more information call the library at 516-922-1212. Upcoming events:

•Oct. 4: Movie: The Magic of Belle Isle (109 min) at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language including some suggestive comments. No registration required.

•Oct. 6, 20, 27, and Nov. 3: Beginner yoga classes from 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or towel with you to class. Fee: $20 per person for the series. Must register in person.


Ongoing Events

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. Call 922-5032 for more information.

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.


Weekly Events

•Alcoholics Anonymous closed step meeting Sundays at 8 p.m. and open meeting at the same time. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m. there is a beginner’s meeting and a closed discussion meeting. Anyone can attend the open meetings. The closed meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. The meetings are held at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. For information call 922-6377.

•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Beginners welcome. Call 922-1212.

•Open Mike at Jack Halyards Restaurant, Oyster Bay, at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 922-2999 or visit www.jackhalyards.com.

•Alanon meeting will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Presbyterian Church, East Main St. All are welcome.

•Substance Abuse Groups meet at the Youth and Family Counseling Agency, 193 A, South St., Oyster Bay, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 922-6867.

News

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”

Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.

Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part he had at home they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects that encompass the work.


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



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