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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

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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