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OBEN Chamber Installation

Thursday, February 27

Concert By eVoco

Saturday, March 1

UCPN Polar Bear Plunge

Sunday, March 2


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. 26

Go High-Tech

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School St., 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 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

Join Koula Achillea at the Bayville Library., who 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 .

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.


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 at 7 p.m. at the Italian American Civilians Club, 48 Summit St. 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 St. discusses 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.vc, $20 at door; students and seniors $10. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.

Oakcliff Art Show

Oakcliff Sailing Center, 2 South St., hosts its second annual Art Show and Reception in their exhibition space. Call 516-802-0368 for information.


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.

Lions Pancake Breakfast

The Annual Lions Pancake Breakfast benefit will be held at the Life Enrichment Center, 45 East Main St., from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Bring the family for  scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, milk and to take home, there will be a cake sale in the foyer. With the pancake breakfast here, their annual gala will soon be held. For information call 516-922-2967.

Monica Randall ‘Dreams’

Join historian and best-selling author Monica Randall for Winter Dreams on March 2 at 2 p.m., a slide presentation talk on the games men and women played out on the ice and snow during the Gold Coast era. The program at the OBHS Koenig Center at 20 Summit St. complements the lecture with its displays of sleds, skates, and skis from the permanent collection. Light refreshments will follow the talk. Tickets are $15, members, $10. Call 516-922-5032.


Monday, March 3

Movie Matinee

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School St. on March at 2 p.m. invites you to watch The Butler, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call 516-628-2765 for information.


Tuesday, March 4

Budget Workshop II

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its second budget development workshop on Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Attending the school board meetings are a great way of enhancing your child’s school experience as you become more aware of the district goals and how they are achieving them. You will also get a better understanding of how the school budgets its money. The meeting is held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 516-624-6500.

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

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 23



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