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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

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Long Islanders taking mass transit may find themselves caught up in the mad dash of the holiday rush. But on the Oyster Bay line, riders are lucky in that they don’t experience the same level of stress over parking as some of the busier lines do.

“The Oyster Bay station never seems to get that crowded, but we’ll see what happens during Thanksgiving holiday when a lot of people come to visit families. I don’t think I’ll have a problem commuting, though,” says Michael Miniero, an Oyster Bay resident who regularly commutes to work on the LIRR.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 23



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