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Oyster Bay’s Black History

Saturday, February 2

Candlemas Evensong

Sunday, February 3

Talent Night

Friday, February 8


Saturday, February 2

Oyster Bay’s Black History

In recognition of Black History Month the Oyster Bay Historical Society is presenting a lecture on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. It is about Oyster Bay history and the southern families who emigrated here before WWII. Oyster Bay resident Denice S. Evans-Sheppard will tell the family stories of Virginians who came here. Free, light refreshments, musical entertainment. For more information call 922-5032.


Sunday, February 3

Candlemas Evensong

The Choir of Christ Episcopal Church Oyster Bay will be joining the Adult Choir of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, for Candlemas Evensong on Feb. 3, 4 pm - 5:15 pm. The Anglican/Episcopal Evensong service consists of hymns, prayers, and Biblical readings, with no Eucharist or sermon. All are welcome. For more information go to: musicatchristchurchoysterbay.org.


Friday, February 8

Talent Night

The Oyster Bay High School presents the annual student and staff Talent Show in the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. All welcome. Fee.


Weekend of February 9 and 10

 Valentine Fair

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Valentine Day as a weekend event for the second time. The event to be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 will have Valentine activities and sales for couples, families and even the family pets. Sunday, Feb. 10 is dedicated to the rest of the family: grandparents, kids, aunts, uncles, cousins and more pets. See visitoysterbay.org.


Saturday, February 9

Vintage Greeting-Card Holders

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make Vintage Greeting-Card Holders. Fee $30. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.

Raynham Hall Dinner Dance

Raynham Hall Museum holds a benefit dinner dance at the Royalton at the Roslyn Country Club on Feb. 9. The honoree is David Steinberg, the president of LIU Post. Tickets are available. Please call 922-6808 for information and tickets.


Sunday, February 10

Kids Valentine Workshop

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, holds a Children’s Valentine’s Workshop on Feb. 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. with teacher Kristen Kunc. The fee is $10. Please call 922-6808 for information and reservations.


Tuesday, February 12

Alewife Monitoring Training

Alewife Monitoring Training from 7 to 8 p.m. at Friends of the Bay at 111 South Street, OB. Friends of the Bay is developing projects at Beekman Creek and Beaver Lake to restorealewives by providing access to historical spawning grounds that have been lost. If you are interested in learning more about alewives, and think you might be interested in monitoring them and assisting in documenting populations, come to the training!  Please respond to either Kelly Hines Leo at 631-444-0441 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Patricia Aitken at 516-922-6666 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Saturday, February 16

Paper Napkin Book

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make a Paper Napkin Book. Fee $35. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.


Saturday, February 23

Beetlemania Day

Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery of Oyster Bay, 4 Audrey Avenue presents Love Me Do, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 7 p.m. It is a celebration of the Beatles with original art for sale. Fre wine and cheese reception all day. Call 558-7511 for information.


Saturday, February 23

Card Making Extravaganza

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make a Card-Making Extravaganza. Fee $30. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.


Sunday, February 24

Lecture on Long Island Women

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a lecture at 2 p.m. by Natalie Naylor speaking on Women in Long Island’s Past. Free and open to the public. Call 922-5032 for information.


Thursday, February 28

OBEN Chamber Installation Of Officers and Directors

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce installation of officers and directors takes place on Feb. 28 at Christ Church at 7 p.m. All current paid members are invited, complimentary. If your membership has lapsed please call 922-6464 or contact them at obenchamber@gmail. com. The newly elected board members are: President Dottie Simons of Dodds & Eder; Vice President Walter Imperatore, Renaissance Properties; Secretary Michele Browner, Hospice of NY; Treasurer John F. DeLillo, John F. DeLillo, CPA; new board members: Susan Dembo, Dawn Reily, Bob Santos, Fran Walker; returning board members: Austin Azzaretto, Robert Brusca, Donnamarie Chaimanis, Bernie DelBello, Catherine Drabin, John McEvoy, Tina Mazzarella, Chuck Panetta, Les Schachter and Dave Waldo.


Save The Date

March 3, Polar Bear Plunge

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. with the assistance of the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company will hold the 9th annual Polar Bear Swim on March 3 at the beach in the Theodore Roosevelt Park. The festivities start at 1 p.m. and the plunge takes place at 2 p.m. It is a rain, snow or shine event. There will be an indoor assembly area. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot soup, hot tea while you are entertained by a DJ. Register and fundraise online at: ucpn2013PolarBearPlunge.kintera.org


February Exhibit

Dance Cards

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, exhibit  now through February, an exhibit of dance cards from their collection and supplemented by the collection of Lisa McCurdy. For information call 922-6808.


Friday, March 8

Xiomara Show

The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents an exhibit of photographs by Xiomara of Sagamore Hill uncovered. He photographed the Theodore Roosevelt mansion as it was being readied for restoration. For information call 922-5032.

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

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