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Crochet Boot Camp

Thursday, February 20

Black History Talk

Sunday, February 23

TR Bear Introduction

Tuesday, February 25


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 the sign from The Oyster Bay Ski Center managed in the mid-fifties by Oscar Summers, from their collection, as well as costumes on loan from Monica Randall. The exhibit runs through March 23. For information please 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. For details please call 516-922-7322.


Wednesday, Feb. 19

Go High-Tech

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School Street, offers Go High-Tech from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is open now. Are you a technology whiz? Earn community service credits while helping seniors/adults gain knowledge of technology. Call 516-628-2765 for reservations.

Story Time

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School Street, offers story time for Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. for 4- to 5-year-olds. Join Ms. Stacy to read stories, sing songs, and create a craft. For information call 516-628-2765.

Computer Classes

Koula Achillea at the Bayville Library, 34 School Street, teaches these topics at noon on Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and 26: Internet for beginners, Word, Excel, and Power Point Microsoft Access Database. Registration is open now by calling 516-628-2765 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 no instructor on the 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

Crochet Boot Camp

The Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Avenue, is hosting a Boot Camp for the Stitched-Hamlet crochet panels from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call Patty McSkane at the Knitted Purl at 516-558-7800 for information.

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.


Sunday, Feb. 23

Black History Talk

Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, 11 Summit Street, is celebrating Black History month at 1 p.m. with a talk by Simon Rutledge, Middle Island historian. The Reverend Linda Vanager said, “Simon Rutledge will be talking about the history of the A.M.E. Zion Church, the ‘mother church,’ and Harlem, then and now: the changes from the early days before the civil rights moment and now.” The talk will be followed by a light lunch. There no charge, but a free will offering is welcome. For more information please call 516-650-9839.

LI Baroque Ensemble

The Long Island Baroque Ensemble will perform at Christ Church on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. It has been delighting audiences with its diverse programming featuring a repertoire of rarely heard and unpublished works along with period favorites. $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children admitted free with paying adult. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.


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, the discussion topics include the power foods list, what are anti-oxidants and free radicals in foods, and what do they do for us. The free, informative lecture on the importance of eating healthfully will be held at Locust Valley Library, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 25

TR Bear Introduction

The reception will be held by the Theodore Roosevelt Association on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, to introduce the new 100 percent All American-made Teddy Bear. Sourced and manufactured entirely in the United States, the bears are part of the national Teddy Bears for Kids Project, for children hospitalized for seriously illness. For more information on tickets ($125) please call 516-921-6319 or go to www.theodoreroosevelt.org.


Wednesday, Feb. 26

Computer Classes

Join Koula Achillea at the Bayville Library, 34 School Street, as she teaches topics at noon on: Internet for beginners, Word, Excel, and Power Point Microsoft Access Database. Registration is open now by calling 516-628-2765 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, Feb. 27

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.

Jill’s Night Owls

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School Street discussed on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., February’s book selection, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, the true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. All are welcome. Call 516-628-2765 for information.

A Night at the Oscars

You are invited to a gala night on Feb. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. to the Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Ave. Join the Friends of the Library to walk the red carpet at Ocean at the Crescent Beach Club. The tickets are $30 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, tapas, wine, beer and dessert. Tickets are available at the Library or by calling Vicki Siegel at 516-628-1632 or Louise Triano at 516-802-7860.

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.


Saturday, March 1

Concert By eVoco

Ensemble singers of the finest musical technical and expressive abilities come together under the direction of David Fryling on March 1 at 8 p.m. The program at Christ Church will feature Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Years, Morten Lauridsen’s Midwinter Songs and John Corigliano’s Fern Hill. Tickets for adults: $15 in advance at www.evoco.com, $20 at door; students and seniors $10. For information call the parish office at 922-6377.


Sunday, March 2

UCPN Polar Bear Plunge

Sign up for the annual UCPN Polar Bear Plunge that takes place at Theodore Roosevelt Beach, rain or shine, snow or sunshine. The event features refreshments prepared by members of the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company, raffles and entertainment. The festivities start at 1 p.m. with the plunge at 2 p.m. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot soup, hot tea and a steaming DJ. Register online at ucpn2014PolarBearPlunge.kintera.org.

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

The Oyster Bay community paid tribute to award winning journalist Marie Colvin at Oyster Bay High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. The school library was officially dedicated in her name and a portrait of the journalist who died on the frontlines in Syria in 2012 was proudly displayed at the entrance of the library. The event was put together by members of the Oyster Bay class of 1974 who held their 40th class reunion over the weekend.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dennis O’Hara gave a short speech in honor of Colvin’s name. Nassau County legislators Judi Jacobs and Donald MacKenzie also gave speeches, along with Colvin’s sister, Catherine Colvin, and Donna Fiore-Houman, who helped coordinate the event. Both were members of the class of ‘74. Founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, Howard Schneider, also gave a small speech at the end of the ceremony.

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.


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

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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