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Valentine Evening Gala

Friday, Feb. 14

Soul Food Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 15

Love to Yarn

Wednesday, Feb. 19


Currently On Exhibit

Snow Day In Oyster Bay

 The Oyster Bay Historical Society has a new exhibit at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, “Snow Day In Oyster Bay.” It includes bobsleds, skates and costumes on loan from Monica Randall. The exhibit runs through March 23. For information call 516-922-5032.

Souper Bowl of Caring

During February, the North Shore Community Church, 209-213 South St., Oyster Bay, is holding the Souper Bowl of Caring. Help them feed local families, just by purchasing a few cans of soup while you are shopping for your supplies. Please be generous and help those in need. For details please call 516-922-7322.


Wednesday, Feb. 12

Casual Books

All are welcome at the monthly Casual Books discussion group 10 a.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Pick up the book at the main floor circulation desk. For more information call the library at 671-1837.

Valentine Cake Pops

Learn how to make cake pops then decorate them in the Locust Valley Library with chocolate and sprinkles. Take them home in a decorative bakery box. Each patron will go home with four cake pops to share or keep for themselves. Registration and $5 material fee required. For teens through adults. 7 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 13

Movie at the Library

The Internship at Locust Valley Library at 1:30 p.m.. Rated: PG- 13. Running time 1 hr. 59 mins. Friends of the Library will provide light refreshments. For more information please call 516-671-1837.

Truth: What is it?

At the Bayville Free Library, from 7 to 9 p.m. Back by popular demand, Dr. Philip A. Pecorino, PhD will lead a philosophical conversation about truth. Registration requested.


Friday, Feb. 14

Grandparents’ Valentine Tea Time

Children ages 3-5, along with their grandparent and/or special grown-up, are invited to the Locust Valley Library for a Valentine’s day tea. Stories, snacks and smiles are sure to delight. 1:30 p.m.

Young Adult Valentine’s Bingo Game

At the Bayville Free Library, from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration is open for children who are 10-years-old or over.

Valentine Evening Gala

Celebrate Valentine’s evening at the Piping Rock Club, a benefit for Raynham Hall Museum honoring Patricia P. Sands and the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dinner, music and auctions for a fee: basic tickets are $250; $200 for junior members, 35 and under. Come wearing red shoes and festive attire. Does that mean dance until you drop? Call 516-922-6808 for reservations.Play Hooray Baby and Me

Play Hooray with Molly Mouse “Baby and Me”

For ages 3 months to 18 months. This fun program will introduce babies to nursery rhymes, books and fingerplays. Interactive activities include shakers, bells, balls and instruments. At Locust Valley Library, 10 a.m.; registration required. For more information call 516-671-1837.


Saturday, Feb. 15

Soul Food Dinner

Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, 11 Summit Street, is celebrating Black History month with a Soul Food Dinner served at noon, and prepared by the members. It includes southern fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, yams, sweet potato pie and home baked cakes. The dinner is $12, sandwiches are $6 and desserts are $2. Call 516-650-9839.

Great American Bird Count

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will begin indoors at the TR Museum at Old Orchard. Participants will learn about using binoculars and field guides, and about basic bird identification techniques and some commonly seen local birds. Weather permitting, the talk will be followed by a nature-bird walk. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide. All welcome. Dress appropriately for a winter hike on steep paths. For information call 922-4788.


Sunday, Feb. 16

African-American Ancestry

Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, 11 Summit Street, is celebrating February, Black History month on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. The congregation will be honoring their African-American Ancestry during the Sunday morning service. For more information call 516-650-9839.


Wednesday, Feb. 19

Love to Yarn

Unravel and enjoy a time for crocheting and knitting. All levels of crocheters and knitters are welcome to gather and share ideas or work on projects. This is an informal meeting for people already trained in crocheting or knitting, there is not an instructor on premises. Locust Valley Library, 1 p.m.

Valley Quilters

All levels of quilters are welcome to share ideas, work on projects and help beginners or enthusiasts with quilting. Locust Valley Library, 1 p.m.

Magic of Clay

This program at the Locust Valley Library is for grades K-5, at 2 p.m. Create imaginative snow people, magical animals and more working with festive decorations and self-hardening clay. Space limited.


Thursday, Feb. 20

Great Books

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Everyone is welcome to join Locust Valley Library’s long-running and unique Great Books discussion. See Jennifer at the reference desk for a copy of the book. 1:30 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 22

Johnny the K

Nationally acclaimed and award winning musician, Johhny Kelleher, along with his 12-string guitar and unique collection of costumed hats, masks and disguises, inspires his audiences through his spirited and interactive style of music. No registration required for this free program at Locust Valley Library, at 2 p.m. For ages 4 and up. This program is co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay.


Monday, Feb. 24

Lecture: Neurodegenerative Diseases

The lecture at the Locust Valley Library will cover Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, MS and Parkinson’s. The lecturer, Nicholas Sampsidis, MS, is a biochemist, nutritional therapist, and researcher, as well as a best-selling author and an authority on the nature, management and remedying of chronic inflammatory and life-threatening illnesses employing non-invasive and non-toxic methods. 11 a.m.

Power Foods

At this lecture we will be discussing the power foods list, what are anti-oxidants and free radicals in foods, and what do they do for us. Join us for this amazingly informative lecture on the importance of eating healthfully. All welcome to this free program at Locust Valley Library. 7 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 27

Taste of the Library Cookbook Club

Brownie Bake-Off, 7 p.m. Let the judges at the Locust Valley Library decide on the best brownies. There will be prizes for all participants. Here’s how “Taste of the Library Cookbook Club” works. Cookbooks are put on display at the reference desk. You pick a recipe that piques your interest (or taste buds). Before you leave, a library staff member will make a copy of your recipe for you to take home. Prepare your recipe at home, and then bring it to the meeting to share with the other participants. For more information, please contact Jennifer at 516-671-1837.

OBEN Chamber Installation

The 84th Annual Installation of Officers & Directors to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce takes place on Feb. 27 with time and location to be announced. The chamber congratulated Colleen McKean, on her first time election to their board, and welcomed returning board members Catherine Drabin and Walter Imperatore. For information call 516-922-6464.


Ongoing

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 516-922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com