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Paper Napkin Book

Saturday, February 16

Beatlemania Day

Saturday, February 23

Lecture on LI Women

Sunday, February 24


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

Beatlemania 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. Free wine and cheese reception all day. Call 558-7511 for information.

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 LI 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

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

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


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.  


Sunday, March 10

LI Baroque Concert

The Long Island Baroque Ensemble plays at Christ Church, 61 East Main Street, OB, at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15 seniors, $10 students, children with adults admitted free. Call 922-6377.

Food Pantry

The North Shore Assembly of God, 84 Orchard St, Oyster Bay is operating a new food pantry for the community. It is meant to supplement the growing needs of the community. It is open on Tuesdays during their prayer times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If you are in need of their service, please call Pastor Diane at 922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.


Weekly Events

•Alcoholics Anonymous closed step meeting Sundays at 8 p.m. and open meeting at the same time. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m. there is a beginner’s meeting and a closed discussion meeting. Anyone can attend the open meetings. The closed meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. The meetings are held at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. For information call 922-6377.

•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Beginners welcome. Call 922-1212.

•Alanon meeting will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Presbyterian Church, East Main St. All are welcome.

•Ballroom Dance at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main St., Oyster Bay, every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with instructor Vladimir Velev, an international ballroom dance champion. Donation requested. Call 922-1770.


Monthly Events

•Oyster Bay Quilting Group held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Green Room at the OB Library, 89 Main St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a project and lunch.

•Lions Club Of Oyster Bay meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The Lions Club of Oyster Bay, chartered in 1948, is a non-denominational group of men and women from all walks of life, brought together in the common interest of serving the community in the spirit of Lionism. Call 922-2967, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.lionwap.org/oysterbayny.

•American Rhododendron Society. Local chapter meeting on the third Thursday of the month at the Burns Horticultural Center, Planting Fields Arboretum. Call Chas Rasweiler 334-4459 or Jim Fry 631-754-2412.

•Free Guided Nature Tours held on the first and third Saturdays of every month, rain or shine, at the Hoffman Center, 6000 Route 25A, Muttontown. Visitors should meet their guide at the entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets or children under the age of 10 are permitted. Call 922-3290.

•Locust Valley Garden Club. The executive board of the Locust Valley Garden Club invites new members to join. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Bailey Arboretum. Some of the committees take care of local gardens, do garden therapy with residents of Jones Manor, make projects with the children of the Grenville Boys & Girls Club and decorate local libraries at holiday time. If you are interested in becoming a member and perform a service to the community, contact Madeline 643-9109. Membership is not limited to Locust Valley residents. Anyone interested from surrounding towns is welcome to join. Upcoming programs include: garden video, holiday arrangements, sustainable landscapes and terrariums.

News

“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.

“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.

Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Sports

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.


Calendar

Art In A Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bayville Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Hurricane Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 16



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