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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.

OBHS Concert

The OBHS Grades 9-12 Winter Concert Part I features the Wind Ensemble and Mixed Chorus and starts at 8 p.m., in the OBHS Auditorium.

Friday, December 14

Vernon Concert

The Vernon Grades 3 And 4 Winter Concert will be held at 9:15 a.m., in the Vernon Gymnasium.

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. 

Free Holiday Ice Show

Town of Oyster Bay residents and their families are invited to come out and kick-off the holiday season at a free Holiday on Ice Show at the town Ice Skating Center, from 6 to 8 p.m., the center’s skating students will do choreographed routines to music. Please bring two canned goods, which will be collected by Island Harvest. 

Sunday, December 16

Candle Walk, Caroling

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents the First Annual Yuletide Candle Walk and Caroling at six Oyster Bay Churches on Sunday, Dec. 16, starting at Christ Church at 4 p.m. The walk ends at the North Shore Community Church for refreshments.

Shrek The Musical

Shrek the Musical is on stage at Tilles Center on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 pm. Tickets are $80, $65 and $50. Call 299-3100 or 1-800-745-3000. 

Monday, December 17

Four More Days?

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library presents the Great 2012 Scare:  Fact vs. Fantasy, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Is the calendar of the ancient Maya of Mexico and Guatemala about to roll up the red carpet of time? Will the solar system swing into transcendental alignment with the heart of the Milky Way? Are the Earth’s magnetic poles going to flip?  Let Astrophysicist Kevin Manning reveal the fiction and the facts to you. Call 922-1212 or stop at the reference desk to register.

Wednesday, December 19

Winter Concert

 The OBHS Grades 7 And 8 Winter Concert takes place at 8 p.m. in the  OBHS Auditorium

Thursday, December 20

Christmas Party

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay Christmas Party festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations required. LEC is at 45 East Main Street, OB. Call 922-1770.

Movie: Hope Springs

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library presents Hope Springs at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple who have been married for 30 years and now are sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way, but hope springs eternal. Starring: Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones. (Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality, 100 Minutes)

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.

 Winter Concert

The OBHS Grades 9-12 Winter Concert Part II offers performances of the Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and Jazz Band at 8 p.m. in the OBHS auditorium.

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. 

Friday, January 11

Angel’s Wish Gala

Reservation deadline for the Christina Renna Foundation (CRF) is hosting An Angel’s Wish Gala Dance at Chateau La Mer, 845 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst on Friday, Jan. 11, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets: donation of $75 per person. Proceeds benefit children’s cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. You must reserve your tickets by Dec. 22. Call Pat Pichichero at 631-884-0808 or Phil Renna at 631-225-2074, or visit www.crf4acure.org.

December 26-28 

Holiday Twilight Tours

The Vanderbilt Museum, at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, has been decorated for the holidays by interior designers and garden clubs and offers its very popular twilight mansion tours the evenings of Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28, 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors (62 and older), and $5 for children 12 and under. Hot chocolate and cookies are included. For information, call 631-854-5579.

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.

Sunday, January 6

Rescuing The American Townscape

Rescuing the American Townscape from its Own Recent History is the entreging title of a Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) lecture on Jan. 6. Author James Howard Kunstler at will be speaking at 3 p.m., at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Grace Auditorium at One Bungtown Road (off of 25A), Laurel Hollow. Reservations required, call 631-692-4664 weekdays. The fee is $20.

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

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

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.


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



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