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Children’s Movie: Brave
Friday, November 23

Peppermint Chocolate Bark Pizza
Monday, November 26

Get Into College Cheap
Tuesday, November 27


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.


Monday, November 26

Peppermint Chocolate Bark Pizza

Make a dessert pizza at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, by crushing candy canes, mixing them with white chocolate and then pouring it over delicious milk chocolate. Register in the Children’s Room. Children ages three to five, accompanied with an adult, may take the class at 4 p.m. Children six-years and over may take the class held between 5:15 and 6:15 p.m.


Tuesday, November 27

Get Into College Cheap

Andrew Lockwood, a college finance and admissions strategist and author, will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to conduct a workshop for the parents of college-bound teens. Topics covered include: how a prestigious private college can actually cost less than a state university, how parents earning six-figure incomes can qualify for five-figure financial aid awards, the six biggest myths about grants, scholarships, and financial aid, and much more.  Call to register.


Wednesday, November 28

Computer Second Grade

In this workshop at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., you will learn how to work with numbers including inputting, inserting, moving, erasing, and simple mathematical operations; doing spreadsheets, creating a workbook and more. Pre-requisites: Computer Kindergarten, Computer 1st Grade, or equivalent knowledge and experience. There will be a small fee of $4 per patron, due at sign-up. Call 922-1212 for information.


Thursday, November 29

Movie: Ruby Sparks

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, presents the movie Ruby Sparks at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby who inspires him. Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, and Annette Benning. Rated R, 105 minutes. Call 922-1212 for information.

News

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

“This is a splendid event to celebrate Coe Hall and Planting Fields; everything looks so wonderful in the summer,” said Joyce. “The gardens are glorious and we have a new exhibition to celebrate and it’s just so lovely to be out here in these gardens.”

An expert’s tips on bringing the

best of your garden into your home

Right now, Oyster Bay is in bloom. From the well-tended gardens of Planting Fields to unmowed patches near the Shu Swamp preserve, flowers are not just beautify our community, they also are calling out to us to bring them inside our homes to add color and fragrance. You don’t hear them? Trust me, the flowers in your garden are even calling you by name.

But don’t just stuff a bouquet in a vase. Make them look as good and last as long as possible. To find out how to do that, as well as how to improve your backyard flora, I asked Scott Lucas, the greenhouse supervisor of Old Westbury Gardens for some advice. He invited to join him in his cutting garden.


Sports

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24



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