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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

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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