Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:00
Crochet Boot Camp
Thursday, March 6
Visiting Author Series Featuring Malcolm Mackay
Sunday, March 9
AARP Smart Driving Course
Monday, March 10
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.
If you play Mah Jongg, join others on Wednesdays through March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Bayville Free Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call 516-628-2765.
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.
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.
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.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., is hosting a Boot Camp for the Hand-Stitched-Hamlet crochet panels on Thursday, March 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Call Patty McSkane at the Knitted Purl at 516-558-7800 for information.
Local Author Malcolm MacKay will discuss his book Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney, a biography of a historical Wall Street figure. At the Bayville Free Library, 2 p.m.
On March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bayville Free Library, the AARP Smart Driving Course is offered. It is geared towards the mature driver. NYS insurance discount and point reductions apply. Registration is open now. The cost is $20 for AARP members or $25 for non-AARP members. AARP membership card and payment by check or money order are due at time of registration. No cash or credit cards can be accepted. Bring your driver’s license and a pen to class. Lunch will be a half hour break. Priority registration will be given to Bayville Free Library patrons. All program registrations will be open to non-Bayville residents one week before program date. Call 516-628-2765 for information.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. First come, first served. For more information, call the library at 516-922-1212.
At the Bayville Free Library, 1:30 p.m. March’s selection will be The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
At the OB-EN Library. Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Starring: Ed Harris, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. (Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language, 91 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Join Dara Linthwaite for songs, stories and fingerplays about the winds of March at the OB-EN Library. Registration began in February for OB-EN residents and begins on March 13 for non-residents, space permitting. From 1 to 1:30 p.m.
The Long Island Baroque Ensemble will perform on March 16 at Christ Church at 3 p.m. It has been delighting audiences with its diverse programming featuring a repertoire of rarely heard and un-published works along with period favorites. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children admitted free with a paying adult. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main and Pearl Streets, Oyster Bay.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its third budget development workshop on Tuesday, March 18, 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. Community comments are welcome. The meeting is held in the OBHS Library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 516-624-6500.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill will host the first annual Teddy’s Taste of the West at Canterbury Ales in Oyster Bay on Wednesday, March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information on tickets please call the TRA at 516-921-6319.
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.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.
In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.
The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
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.