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Locust Valley Blood Drive

Thursday, March 27

Concert At Canterbury’s

Friday, March 28

Budget Workshop IV

Tuesday, April 1


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 26

Adding Content to Your Apple

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 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.

Alice: Perception Vs. Reality

The graduate thesis project of a LIU Post student takes  a new look at Alice In Wonderland, March 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Rifle Range Theater. General admission is $10. Call 299-2356 for information.  


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.


Monday, March 31

AARP Tax Help

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


Tuesday, April 1

Budget Workshop IV

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its fourth budget development workshop on Tuesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. The board meetings are a way to better understand and participate in the budget development process. Community members are most welcome to attend these open meetings. The meeting is held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 624-6500.


Thursday, April 3

Hugh Howard on President’s Houses

The Friends of Sagamore Hill presents Hugh Howard on April 3, at 7 p.m. in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main St. His book is Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates. He will feature the Roosevelt Home at Sagamore Hill in the wider context of American domestic architecture. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information call 516-922-5032.

North Shore Reads

The Metropolitan Club in Glen Cove hosts the annual North Shore Reads event on April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. They will be discussing The Manor by Mac Griswold. Call 671-1837 or 922-1212 for information.


Friday, April 4

Mobile Marcellino

Representatives from the office of Senator Carl L. Marcellino will be on hand to meet with constituents about state issues on April 4 at 2 p.m. outside the Locust Valley Library. This Mobile Office will be situated in the Media Room. All welcome. For information call 516-922-1811


Saturday, April 5

Ceramic Exhibit Opens

The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts and exhibit by members of the Long Island Craft Guild in the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, from April 5 through June 6. Several members of the guild are from Oyster Bay. The theme of the exhibit is Tea Time, so look forward to seeing some wonderful teapots and cups. For information please call 516-624-5032.


Sunday, April 6

It’s Time for Tea

The Oyster Bay Historical Society opens its spring exhibition, It’s Time for Tea!, with an afternoon reception on Sunday, April 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., through June 8. The exhibit features ceramics by members of the Long Island Craft Guild’s Clay Media Group. Both functional and sculptural work relating to tea -- pots and bowls, cups, mugs, and sugar/creamer sets -- will be on view and for sale at the Historical Society’s Koenig Center for the course of the exhibition. The April 6 reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org


Monday, April 7

Movie At the Library

The Bayville Library will be showing the film Beasts of the Southern Wild on Monday, April 7, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 34 School St., in Bayville.  Admission is free but donations are accepted with thanks. Drinks and refreshments are served.


Tuesday, April 8

Budget Adoption

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its fifth meeting on the 2014-2015 budget as they finalize and vote to adopt the amount needed to run the district in the next school year, on Tuesday, April 8, 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. The meeting is held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 624-6500.

News

There is a new psychic medium on the North Shore of Long Island to compete with the original “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo. Her name is Mary Drew and she has been working for more than a decade doing private readings. Recently, Drew has expanded her horizons and has been conducting readings at restaurants, public events and fundraisers.

“I discovered my ability to speak and to hear the deceased voices when I was 10 years old,” said Drew, who grew up in Brookville and now resides in Glen Cove. “The first deceased person I had an encounter with was my grandmother and it was a very profound experience, to say the least.”

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

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.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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