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Mill Neck Apple Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13

Seminar on Medicare

Monday, October 14

Preserving Family Scrapbooks

Tuesday, October 15


Currently On Exhibit

Tilles Center Exhibits

Now through to Oct. 15, Long Island Fringe Festival brings their annual art exhibit to Tilles Center Patrons Lounge at C.W. Post LIU campus. The theme of the exhibit is the art of volunteering. It focuses on the artist’s passion, whatever it may be; the artist’s dreams and desirers for a better future; and the hope for a loving planet. Also on view is the Art Under Glass area of Tilles Center is Sea Change, an underwater installation by Sally Shore and Barbara Karyo in the Atrium at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts. 


Friday, October 11

Music at the Mansion

Planting Fields is offering a new concert series on Oct. 11, Music at the Mansion. Hear Matt Marshak & Band at 6 p.m. at Coe Hall Mansion. Cost: $20 non-member / free for members / no parking fee. Matt Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music in the album Colors of Me, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop and even down-home boogie. For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis at 516-922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13

Mill Neck Apple Festival

The annual Mill Neck Apple Festival, 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck takes place on Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This year’s Festival promises to be better than ever, with the return of ripe apples, handmade country crafts, seasonable produce, grilled bratwurst, children’s activities and many more activities throughout the weekend.  go to www.millneck.org for more information.


Monday, October 14

Seminar on Medicare

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 East Main Street, presents a seminar on Medicare on Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. Learn about Medicare Advantage plans and how they can help you for 2014 and beyond. Please call 922-1770 for more information.


Tuesday, October 15

Preserving Family Scrapbooks

The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Archivist/Librarian Nicole Menchise will discuss best practices for preserving fragile family scrapbooks during the Society’s Preservation Workshop on, Oct. 15 [originally scheduled for Oct. 8] from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Koenig Research Center, 20 Summit Street. Free to members of the OBHS (with special membership opportunities to those in the 11771 zip code), $15 for non-members. Bring a scrapbook with them to discuss their individual challenges. Light refreshments will be served.  Contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details or to make a reservation.


Weekend of October 19 and 20

Oyster Festival Weekend

The 30th Oyster Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20 in the hamlet and waterfront of Oyster Bay. Audrey Avenue to TR Park. It is a fun family festival, with something for everyone. Tall Ships, a petting zoo, live music, delicious food, carnival rides, arts and crafts, antiques, interactive exhibits, harbor cruises, and more! The Oyster Festival is an alcohol free event.

Fireworks by Grucci: The Oyster Festival will celebrate its 30 years of the annual family friendly event with Fireworks by Grucci along with a musical performance by Robbie Rosen, of American Idol fame. The festival vendors and arts and crafts vendors will be open until 7 p.m., when the fireworks will take off. Buses will be available to take visitors to parking lot destinations through 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 20

Oyster Festival Sunday

The Oyster Festival continues on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. Raffle Winners: the car raffle winner will be announced at the close of the festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, at around 6 p.m.

Lecture at Bailey’s

 The Locust Valley Library presents an evening with Marc Wortman at Bailey Arboretum on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. He is the author of The Millionaires’ Unit, the historic tale of a group of young Yalies who started the first US Naval Air Reserve Unit in 1916 on Peacock Point, Lattingtown. Proceeds benefit the LV Library Endowment Fund. Please call 671-1837 to purchase tickets in advance.


Wednesday, October 23

BAH at Knitted Purl

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a Business After Hours events from, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Knitted Purl, 80 South Street, Oyster Bay. Network with local business owners and potential customers in a relaxed setting.  Light refreshments served. For information call 922-6464.


Thursday, October 24

Boys & Girls Club Gala

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club will hold their annual gala fundraising party at Oheka on Thursday, Oct. 24. “The galas have been held for several years at the Metropolitan in Glen Cove, and we decided it was time to do something new,” said Sharon Sliva, executive director. [Oheka Castle is the prime location for HankMed on the popular TV show Royal Pains.] For information on the gala, please call 922-9285.

OBRM Annual Meeting

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum will hosts their annual meeting on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Italian-American Club, at 48 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. More details to follow.


Friday, October 25

Pfoure Pounds Sterling Opens

Pfoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibition organized by the Oyster Bay Historical Society in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay and other lenders opens Oct. 25 at the OBHS’s Angela Koenig Research and Collection Center. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Jan. 19, 2014. For more information please call 922-5032.

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Raynham Hall Museum holds its Halloween Masquerade Ball on Oc. 24 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the museum. Space is limited so please call for ticket information at 922-6808.


Sunday, October 27

Gershwin Concert

The Friends of the Locust Valley co-sponsor a concert by Alexander Wu, renowned pianist for the 2013 Grace & Oliver Britton Concert. A program of All Gershwin: A Double Life, his piano music on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.


Ongoing Program

Safe Boating Courses

Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

News

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”

Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.

Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part he had at home they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects that encompass the work.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

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.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



Columns

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