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Movie: Gravity

Thursday, March 13

Tremendous Multi-Family Rummage Sale

Saturday, March 15

Concert at Halyards

Saturday, March 15


Currently On Exhibit

Snow Day In Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay Historical Society has a new exhibit at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., 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.

North Shore Reads

Time to get your copy of The Manor by Mac Griswold from local libraries to take part in North Shore Reads. On April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. enjoy a book discussion and desserts at The Metropolitan in Glen Cove. The book is available in a variety of formats.


Wednesday, March 12

On The American Crow

Professor Doug Robinson, an evolutionary biologist, is speaking about a much maligned, yet loved bird, the American Crow which has a complex social life and amazing intelligence. Come on March 12 at 7 p.m. to the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor for this Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society event.


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.

TR’s Shocking Dinner

The Friends of Sagamore Hill presents Deborah Davis discussing her book Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner that Shocked a Nation, on March 13 at 7 p.m. in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main St. The dinner ignited a racial storm, divided the country, and threatened to topple two of America’s greatest men. Copies available for signing. Davis has written other works of social history including on John Singer Sargent; Truman Capote; and about the resort, Newport Rhode Island. Admission and refreshments are free; donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are appreciated. For information, call 516-922-5032.

Bayville Book Club

Rita’s Readers Book Club meets on March 13 at 6:45 p.m. at the Bayville Library to discuss March’s selection, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Call 516-628-2765 or visit the library to register.


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.

Craft Workshop

Young adults, 10-years-old and above can come and create an outline of any object and fill it in with magazine strips to create a silhouette on March 14 at 3 p.m. Call the Bayville library at 516-628-2765 or visit to sign up.


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. Donations gratefully accepted. Please call Bev at 516-922-2229 for information.

Concert at Halyards

East Norwich resident Steven Rodriguez, a country rock singer, will be performing live at Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill, 46 Audrey Ave. at 8 p.m. He offers “contagious melodies and insightful lyrics” with an acoustic edge.


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 unpublished 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.


Monday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Monday, March 17

AARP Tax Help

AARP volunteers will be available to help with taxes on Mondays at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. First come, first served.


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.

Yoga In Bayville

Registration begins on March 18 for Just be…Yoga at the Bayville Library. Limited to 18 people, at $20 for four classes, Tuesdays, April 1 to 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 516-628-2765 to register.


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.


Thursday, March 20

Movie: Nebraska

At the OB-EN Library. An estranged son and his alcoholic father travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million dollar sweepstakes prize. Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach. (Rated R for some language, 114 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information call 516-922-1212.


Friday, March 21

History in Motion: The Titanic (Grade K+)

Use your imagination and physical skills to maneuver aboard the Titanic. Creative problem solving, motor planning and listening skills will come in handy while on board. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Registration began in February for OB-EN residents and begins on Thursday, March 20 for non-residents, space permitting. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the OB-EN Public Library.


Saturday, March 23

Bridal Show

 The Beachfront Bridal Beginnings Bridal Show will be held at The Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville, from noon to 3 p.m. More than 50 of Long Island’s top wedding professionals will be under one roof. Enjoy a champagne greeting, hors D’oeurvres and live entertainment. Register for give-aways and find everything you need to plan your special day. Admission $10.

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

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

An expert’s tips on bringing the

best of your garden into your home

Right now, Oyster Bay is in bloom. From the well-tended gardens of Planting Fields to unmowed patches near the Shu Swamp preserve, flowers are not just beautify our community, they also are calling out to us to bring them inside our homes to add color and fragrance. You don’t hear them? Trust me, the flowers in your garden are even calling you by name.

But don’t just stuff a bouquet in a vase. Make them look as good and last as long as possible. To find out how to do that, as well as how to improve your backyard flora, I asked Scott Lucas, the greenhouse supervisor of Old Westbury Gardens for some advice. He invited to join him in his cutting garden.


Sports

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24



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