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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

The Raise The Roof Concert, held at Christ Church on Nov. 9, was an intergenerational event to benefit the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay’s seniors.

Board member Suzanne Paolucci explained the center’s wish to get iPods for the seniors as a source of musical therapy. She brought the idea to the center from a talk by social worker Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory. He has produced a film, Alive Inside, that tells the story of music as being restorative. Music is like therapy for the elderly, in particular for those with dementia, as it has been shown to awaken memories of happier times in life, when energy and enthusiasm were boundless.

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.


Sports

On the weekend of Nov. 8, the Oyster Bay High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to the State University of New York at Canton just a few miles from the Canadian border to compete in the New York State Cross Country Championships.

Alex Tosi became the first Bayman since Joe Jazwinski and Justin Nakrin (2008) to become All-State, placing 16th with a time of 16:53. Most runners ran about 20 seconds slower than their Bethpage times because of the muddy conditions on the course. Tosi’s time was basically equivalent to his best Bethpage time, as he powered through the toughest parts of the race. He led the Baymen to a seventh place finish in the Class C race, an improvement from their 11th place finish last year, which ties the highest place at the New York State Championships of a Baymen team since 2009.

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.


Calendar

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



Columns

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