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Crochet Boot Camp

Thursday, March 6

Visiting Author Series Featuring Malcolm Mackay

Sunday, March 9

AARP Smart Driving Course

Monday, March 10


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.


Wednesday, March 5

Mah Jongg

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.

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.

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, March 6

Crochet Boot Camp

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.


Sunday, March 9

Visiting Author Series Featuring Malcolm Mackay

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.


Monday, March 10

AARP Smart Driving Course

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.

AARP Tax Help

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.


Tuesday, March 11

Rita’s Readers Book Club

At the Bayville Free Library, 1:30 p.m. March’s selection will be The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.


Thursday, March 13

Movie: Gravity

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.


Friday, March 14

Songs for a Windy Day

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.


Sunday, March 16

LI Baroque Ensemble

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.


Saturday, March 15

Tremendous Multi-Family Rummage Sale

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main and Pearl Streets, Oyster Bay.


Tuesday, March 18

Budget Workshop III

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.


Wednesday, March 19

TR’s Taste o’ the West

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.

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

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