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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

Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.

Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.

The music was rocking and everybody was dancing on Friday, Oct. 3 in the St. Dominic High School gymnasium as the school hosted its Fall Ball dance. The event included gregarious kids from St. Dominic’s dancing and socializing with 20 disadvantaged children from St. Christopher-Ottilie Family of Services in Sea Cliff.

“St. Dom’s is very active with St. Christopher-Ottilie during the school year,” said Janice Seaman, who was the party coordinator and one of many volunteers at the dance, which ran from 7 to 10 p.m. “This was the first time, though, that St. Dom’s invited the kids from St. Christopher-Ottilie to their school for a dance and it is a great way to bring some normalcy into these children’s lives and show them what a school function is like.”


Sports

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.

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.


Calendar

That’s a Smash!

Wednesday, Oct. 15

East Woods Open House

Friday, Oct. 17

 Oyster Festival

Weekend, Oct. 18, 19



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