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Light Up The Holidays
Thursday, November 29

HPSN Holiday Concert
Friday, November 30

YFCA Benefit Concert
Saturday, December 1


Thursday, November 29

Light Up The Holidays

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce annual Light Up The Holidays Fundraiser is at 7 p.m. at the Sagamore Yacht Club (tickets are $75).

Ladies Night

Martin Viette Nurseries Ladies Night from 6 to 9 p.m. offers music and shopping with a holiday discount. Meet vendors. Door prizes. Located at 6050 Northern Blvd./Rte. 25A. Call 922-5530.


Friday, November 30

Youth Fashion Show

The Boys & Girls Club fashion show on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. is hosted by the Parents Council at the clubhouse. Tickets for members are $5 per person or $10 per family and includes raffle tickets and refreshments. Call 922-9285 for information.

HPSN Holiday Concert

The annual Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network holiday concert is at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich PAC at 7:30 p.m. Now in its 11th year, the show features traditional Christmas carols, original Christmas music as well as modern Christmas classics. The band, known as J is led by the brother and sister duo of vocalist/acoustic guitarist John DiGennaro and vocalist JoAnn Criblez. Free but a donation to the HPSN is welcome.


Saturday, December 1

Breakfast With Santa

St. Dominic holiday breakfast with Santa Claus in the Social Room from 9 30 a.m. to noon.

YFCA Benefit Concert

A special Christmas Benefit Concert will be held at 4 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, East Norwich. Featured are: the Flute Magic! Ensemble, Long Island Zither Ensemble, the Oyster Bay Flute Choir, as well as a Christmas song sing-along. Admission is free, but canned food donations and new unwrapped children’s toys, for the Youth & Family Counseling Agency are requested. For information call 922-0133.

ASFC Toy Drive

The Atlantic Steamer Fire Co. No. 1 is hosting a holiday toy drive starting Dec. 1. The toys will be distributed to those affected by the recent storms and to the Matthew Fetzer Foundation. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys on East Main Street at the Atlantic Steamer Firehouse, Gooseberry Grove, What’s Cooking, or at the Village Gourmet Deli on Summit Street, through Dec. 15, For information call Bob Walles at 852-1139.

Deck The Halls

The evening of Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. is Planting Fields Foundation’s Deck the Halls annual holiday gala. This is a ticketed event and offers a silent auction and valet parking. Please call 922-8678 for ticket information and reservations.


Sunday, December 2

Bah! Humbug! Hello Scrooge!

Ebenezer Scrooge will be at Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Readings from A Christmas Carol, Victorian carol singing, cider and cookies, and souvenir song sheet included with admission, adults $5, students and children over 5 years old and seniors, $3. Limited seating, call 922-6808 for reservations.

HPSN Holiday Concert

The annual Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network holiday concert is at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich PAC at 2 p.m. Free but a donation to the HPSN is welcome.

East Norwich Tree Lighting

The Committee for the Beautification of East Norwich Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on the NE corner of Rte. 106 and 25A. Richard Bock will accompany Barbara Singer performing. Scout Troop 253 will accompany caroling as well as serve refreshments. All welcome. Call 662-7774.  


Wednesday, December 5

Menorah Lighting

The annual menorah lighting at 5:30 p.m. at the Derby-Hall bandstand in Townsend Park, opposite the post office. Sweet singing and refreshments courtesy of the Oyster Bay Jewish Center and the Oyster Bay Civic Association, respectively.


Thursday, December 6

Tom Robinson Tournament

The annual Tom Robinson basketball tournament is hosted by the Oyster Bay High School this year. Held on Dec. 6 and 7, with two rounds of competition at 5 and 7 p.m. Held in the OBHS gym. The Baymen play tonight.


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. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.

Tom Robinson Tournament

The annual Tom Robinson basketball tournament is hosted by the Oyster Bay High School this year. On Dec7, two rounds of competition at 5 and 7 p.m. will determine the winner. Held in the OBHS gym.


Saturday, December 8

OBHS Concert and Exhibit

The Oyster Bay Historical Society is hosting their annual concert and open house from 4 to 7 p.m. The one-hour concert at the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church on South Street and Summit Street is a gospel event at 4 p.m., not to be missed. Think toe-tapping and hand clapping. Then walk down to 20 Summit Street to the Earle-Wightman House for a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m.. They are also debuting their new exhibit of miniatures and childhoods small things that gives a glimpse into the family life of the Roosevelt clan.

OB Tree Lighting

The OB-EN Chamber is holding their tree lighting on Dec. 8, at 4:15 p.m. at the Derby-Hall Bandstand in Townsend Park. Come see Santa arrive. Refreshments by the Oyster Bay Civic Association.

Holiday Express

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum is holding their annual Holiday Express at 102 Audrey Avenue on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. Santa will be there from 1 to 3 p.m. so bring a camera for a photo op. There are raffles, exhibits and gifts for sale. Free horse and wagon rides, first come, first served, around town both days.

Christmas with the Roosevelts

Visit Sagamore Hill National Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill. Activities include holiday music by Musica Dolce, Christmas carols sung by Close Enough, and James Foote as TR, talks about how the Roosevelts celebrated Christmas there and in the White House. Arts and crafts activities for all. Free refreshments. Visitor Center bookstore offers 15 percent off this weekend. Call 922-4788.


Sunday, December 9

Holiday Express

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Holiday Express continues at 102 Audrey Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 9. Free horse and wagon rides around town again.

Holiday Ornament Workshop

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, presents a Holiday Ornament Workshop on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m., designed for ages 6 to 12. The children will decorate a pinecone ornament, make a wreath ornament and a button ornament. Cider and holiday cookies will be served. $10 per child. Call 922-6808 for reservations.


Monday, December 10

Immigration 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. Suggested donation is $5. Light refreshments. Call Ms. Deroche at 627-6560 for information.


Tuesday, December 11

GOP Holiday Party

The Oyster Bay Republican Club holds their holiday party on Dec. 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Homestead Restaurant. Reservations are $35 per person. Call 624-VOTE.


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 two and a quarter hours. Refreshments by the Friends of the Locust Valley Library. For information call 671-1837.


Saturday, December 15

Fall Nature Walk

Nature walk at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary located at 6000 Northern Blvd., in Muttontown. Meet the guide at the site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate is 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. Admission $5 for one hour between 1 and 2 p.m. For information visit: hoffmancenter.org.

Owl Prowl at OWG

The TR Sanctuary & Audubon Center presents an owl prowl at Old Westbury Gardens on Dec. 15 in two sessions, from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come for a night hike to hear the calls of native owls. The $12 fee includes admission to Westbury Holiday House for refreshments and a visit with Santa. Registration required, call 333-0048.


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.


Saturday, December 22

Seasons Tweetings

The TR Sanctuary & Audubon Center presents Listen to the reading of Night Tree by Eve Bunting while you decorate the sanctuary trees with wildlife-friendly homemade edible ornaments from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For all ages. The general fee is $7, call 922-3200 for information.


Saturday, January 5

Twelfth Night Celebration     

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, OB, wants you to ring in the New Year at the annual Twelfth Night Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.. The Culper Spies will be playing Colonial Yuletide tunes on the fiddle, harp and recorder. Holiday punch and dessert will be served. Space is limited. Admission is free to members. Please RSVP by calling 922-6808.


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

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.

The 1907 Courthouse building is now known as the Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi Building, marked by a special ceremony held at the North Shore Historical Museum on Sunday, Aug. 3 to a packed house.

“It’s a great day for the Suozzi family and a great day for the museum. We are so grateful for the Suozzi family for this generous donation,” said Brian Mercadante, president of the museum.

Mercandante then gave some history on the building, which was built in 1907 by the Town of Oyster Bay, when Teddy Roosevelt was president and the Gold Coast was in its heyday. He described how it came to be a museum, explaining that Tom Suozzi came up with a plan for redevelopment during his term as mayor of Glen Cove in the 1990s.


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



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