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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

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com