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Kirk Larsen Show
Thursday, November 15

Holiday Dress Sale
Thursday, November 15

A Night with Nature Fundraiser
Thursday, November 15


Thursday, November 15

Kirk Larsen Show

Artist Kirk Larsen’s work will be on exhibit at Engel & Volkers Realty, at 84 Forest Avenue, for the Decorator’s Walk in Locust Valley, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 277-2371 for information.

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

he 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.


Tuesday, November 20

CSAC Cancels

The Community Social Action Committee of the Interreligious & Human Needs Council has changed the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas giving programs because of Superstorm Sandy. Monetary donations are needed this year. The food collection on Nov. 20 will not occur but donations are appreciated. Call 922-6867 for information.


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.


Monday, December 10

Imigration Reform

Enrique Morones, founder and executive director of the San Diego nonprofit Border Angels will speak on Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock at 48 Shelter Rock Rd. in Manhasset. Morones said an estimated 10,000 people have died trying to cross the border in the past two decades. There is a mass grave site in Holtville, Calif. that contains the unidentified remains of 700 people. He says an estimated 250 million undocumented people around the world have crossed borders, including 11 million in the U.S. The suggested donation is $5. Light refreshments will be served. Call Claire Deroche at 627-6560 for more information.


Thursday, December 13

Movie: Love Actually

The Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, presents their Thursday afternoon movie, Love Actually at 1:30 p.m. The movie is rated R and runs for 2 and a quarter hours. Refreshments by the Friends of the Locust Valley Library. For information call 671-1837.


Thursday, December 20

Great Books Discussion

The Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, presents their Great Books which is held twice monthly from 2 to 4 p.m. Discussed will be Nostromo by Joseph Conrad. For information and registration, call Jennifer at 671-1837. All are welcome.


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: Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.


Ongoing Events

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.

News

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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