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Free Arts and Crafts for Kids
Saturday, November 10

Holiday Dress Sale
Thursday, November 15

Last Hope Animal Rescue Flea Market
Saturday, November 17


Friday, November 9

National Circus of the People’s Republic of China

Direct from China, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China, performing Cirque Chinois, will be on stage for one night only at Long Island’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. The program features traditional Chinese circus feats with the added flair and sophistication of a European circus. Americana Manhasset is the evening’s sponsor. Tickets are $60, $45 and $30. All ticket prices include a $2 per ticket facility fee. Tickets are available online at tillescenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com, in person at Tilles Center’s box office or by telephone at 516-299-3100 or 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open Monday to Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. There is a service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone. There are no refunds or exchanges. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts is located at LIU Post, Route 25A in Brookville. For additional information, call 516-299-3100 or visit tillescenter.org.


 

Saturday, November 10

Free Arts and Crafts for Kids

In honor of Toy Store Week, Funni Business, 27 Audrey Avenue is offering free arts and crafts to kids of all ages from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kids get to create and take home their work of art. For information call 922-3900.


Sunday, November 11

Free Lecture at Hofstra University

The Long Island Society of the Archaeological Institute of America will be presenting a free lecture titled “The Unsolved Mystery of the Athenian Agora Bone Well” at 2 p.m. The lecture will take place in Breslin Hall, Room 106 at Hofstra University. Speaker will be Dr. Susan Rotroff, (AIA speaker), who is a professor in the Dept. of Classics at Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Rotroff has studied and will discuss how human and animal bones found their way into the well. For more information, call 631-420-1564.


Thursday, November 15

Holiday Dress Sale

Looking for that perfect holiday dress? Join the Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club’s second annual holiday dress sale at 135 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley on Nov. 15 and 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Nov. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. Call 759-5437 for more information.

A Night with Nature Fundraiser

The Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids, dedicated to connecting kids of all ages to nature is hosting a fundraiser, “A Night with Nature”, at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay from 7 to 9 p.m. It is a launch for If There Was No Color Green. To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, visit: nightwithnature.eventbrite.com.


Saturday, November 17

Last Hope Animal Rescue Flea Market

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a flea market at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., in Syosset from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, as well as community outreach programs like Fix-A-Feral. For more information, visit: www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Call 516-731-6750 to donate items.


Sunday, November 18

North Shore Audubon Society Gala Luncheon

A gala luncheon will be held at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset for North Shore Audubon Society which is celebrating 60 years as a Chapter of the National Audubon Society this year, the oldest chapter on Long Island. One of the original twelve founding members, Helen McClure, will be honored at this event. Prepayment is required. For information, call Lindy at 516-628-1315.

HeLa Cell Free Lecture

Free lecture featuring cell biologist and cancer researcher Dr. David Spector who talks about HeLa cells. The story brings the star of Rebecca Skloot’s best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks whose cells have reproduced in research laboratories all over the world. It will be held at Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, at 3 p.m. Call 367-8455 to reserve seats.


Monday, November 19

The Food Label Con Game

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main St., Oyster Bay presents nutritionist Janine Grant as she provides tips on how to use a food label without being tricked by it. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. she will discuss the deceptions food companies use. A question and answer period will follow. Call 922-1212 to register.


Friday, November 23

Children’s Movie: Brave

Showing at 2 p.m. at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main St., in Oyster Bay. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor, 100 min. Call 922-1212 for more information.


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.

News

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.

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.”


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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