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TR’s Taste O’ The West

Wednesday, March 19

Community Blood Drive

Thursday, March 20

LEC Launch

Friday, March 21


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 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 or tickets please call the TRA at 516-921-6319.

Business After Hours

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours on March 19 at the Reimels Insurance Agency, 71 West Main St., Oyster Bay. Bring an associate or friend and network with local business owners. Learn about the upcoming events that can promote your business through chamber programs such as the Hamlet Advantage Card. Light refreshments will be served. Call 516-922-6464 for information.


Thursday, March 20

Jill’s Night Owls Book Club

March’s selection is Mildred Pierce by James M Cain. At the Bayville Library, 7 p.m. Call 516-628-2765 for more information.

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.

Book Pickup

The Locust Valley Library Great Books program has the book I Curse The River of Time by Per Petterson is available for pick up on March 20, for the April 3 program. Call 671-1837 for information.

Community Blood Drive

There is a Community Blood Drive being held at the Syosset Hospital on March 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Conference Room A and B. Your donation will help to save up to three lives.

Oyster Bay Civic Association Meeting

Italian American Club, 48 Summit St., Oyster Bay, 7:30 p.m.


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.

LEC Launch

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 East Main St., will launch the Professional Alliance for Seniors, a partnership with senior service providers to benefit seniors in Oyster Bay and the surrounding communities. For information call 516-922-1770.


Sunday, March 23

Beachfront Bridal Beginnings Bridal Show

Visit the Crescent Beach Club for an afternoon of mingling with more than 50 of Long Island’s top wedding professionals 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. From noon to 3 p.m., 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville. Admission: $10.


Monday, March 24

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 25

Cosmic Lantern

For tweens and teens, at OB-EN Library, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Make a colorful out-of-this-world lantern using watercolors and enamel markers. Decorate the lantern with glittery space-themed trim including stars, comets and planets. Comes with a battery tea light. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212.


Wednesday, March 26

Adding Content to Your Apple Device

Professor Ed Hom is back to share tips for working with digital content on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Awesome Apps covered great applications (Apps), but this session will cover working with YouTube, Zinio, Nassau Digital Doorway, Freegal, and other content on your device. There will be no personal hands-on instruction, but fee free to bring your devices with you. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 27

Locust Valley Community Blood Drive

At the Locust Valley Fire House on Buckram Road, 2 to 8 p.m. Bring ID. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 to 75 years old. Call Chuck Savinetti at 516-671-1783.

Movie: 12 Years a Slave

To be shown at the OB-EN Library. Harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender (Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality, 134 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Book Pickup

The Locust Valley Library Great Books program has the book Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood available for pick up on March 27, for the April 10 program. Call 516-671-1837 for information.


Friday, March 28

Concert At Canterbury’s

East Norwich resident Steven Rodriguez, a country rock singer, will be performing live at Canterbury Ales Oyster Bar & Grill, 46 Audrey Ave., at 9 p.m. He offers “contagious melodies and insightful lyrics” with an acoustic edge.


Sunday, March 30

New Children’s Book Club

At the Bayville Free Library.1:30 p.m.: Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club. 3 p.m.: Family Storytelling. Please bring your favorite book to the first meeting. Call or visit the library to register.

Poster Workshop for Kids

Kids will learn about beach nesting birds and then create posters with the help of an artist to help protect the birds’ nesting grounds. For ages 8 to 18 on March 30 at 2 p.m. Register because space is limited to 20. Call 516-695-0763. This Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society event will be held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor, third floor children’s room.

Ivy Pull at Shu Swamp

 Join the Shu Crew of the Huntington- Oyster Bay Audubon Society on March 30 at 10 a.m. to help restore Shu Swamp by controlling English ivy and garlic mustard, invasive plant species. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and bring garden gloves. Tasty snacks and extra gloves will be provided to the volunteers. Call 631-219-4795 to register and for directions.


Ongoing

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

In a little-known chapter of New York City’s history, the name of police officer Phillip Cardillo is spoken in hushed, revered whispers. Though he was tragically killed in the line of duty back in 1972, the burning embers of his memory are still fanned by a passionate few who wish to finally obtain for the fallen hero the elusive recognition that he truly deserves.

At their Oct. 8 meeting in Mineola, the Nassau County-based Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPO) held a heartfelt ceremony, as both Cardillo as well as the driven NYPD detective who has fought for justice in his name for the past four decades, were honored as the true heroes that they are.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.


Sports

A number of awards were given to runners in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich area at the Oct. 18 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run, including 23-year-old Justin Nakrin of Oyster Bay, who finished in 12th place overall and second in the 20-24 age group, and 43-year-old Daniel Valderrama of Oyster Bay, who scored in 17th place overall and second in the 40-44 age group. Maggie Reid of Locust Valley earned first place honors in the 15-19 age group.

The indomitable 81-year-old Nina Jennings of Mill Neck was the oldest woman to finish the run, taking first place honors in the women’s 80-84 age group in 35 minutes, 11 seconds, a pace of 11:19 per mile. She was the fastest of all of the five finishers—male or female—who were 80 years old or more.

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.


Calendar

Ghastly Grounds

Thursday, October 30

Trick Or Treat

Friday, October 31

Long Island Baroque Ensemble

Sunday, November 2



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