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Marcellino Mobile

Friday, April 4

Ceramic Exhibit Opens

Saturday, April 5

Mandolin Experience

Sunday, April 6


Thursday, April 3

Hugh Howard on Presidents' 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.

Great Books Discussion

The Locust Valley Great Books Club discusses I Curse The River Of Time by Per Petterson on April 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Call 516-671-1837 for information.

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 516-671-1837 or 516-922-1212 for information.


Friday, April 4

Marcellino Mobile

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 an 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.

April Fool’s Hike

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site hosts an April Fool’s Hike. Truth or tall tale? A milk snake really drinks milk. Skunks love to eat skunk cabbage. See if you can catch the fakery from the facts on April 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join naturalist Lois Lindberg for some fun on an irreverent tour of the grounds and nature trails. Meet behind the park Visitor Center: free of charge and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress for the weather and bring a sense of humor. For information call 516-922-4788.


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

Mandolin Experience

The Locust Valley Library presents an all-acoustic program with mandolin music written by Buddy Merriam. This high-energy concert will have elements of Bluegrass, Jazz, and Classical music on April 6 at 2 p.m. The Friends of the Library will provide light refreshments. First come, first served. All welcome. The Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community and Youth Services, co-sponsoring with the Locust Valley Library, presents these concerts as part of CAPA’s Distinguished Artists Concert Series 2013-2014. Call 671-1837 for more information.


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.

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.

eBay 101

Learn how to buy and sell items using eBay on April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Some of the many topics covered are creating an account, checking reliability of sellers and buyers, online safety, and much more. Program is free. Registration requested. Call 516-671-1837 to register.


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.


Wednesday, April 9

Book Discussion

The Locust Valley Library Casual Book discussion group talks about My Antonia by Willa Cather on April 9 at 10 a.m. Call 516-671-1837 for information. All are welcome.


Thursday, April 10

Mansions at Mill Neck Manor

Victoria Crosby, noted journalist and poet, will present “Mansions of England and North America” on April 10 at 6:30 p.m., which begins with a brief, docent-led tour of the Dodge-Sloane Estate, the Mill Neck Manor House, followed by a presentation on a number of British and American architectural treasures. Admission of $30 includes the tour, lecture and light refreshments. Reservations are required and may be done online by or by calling 516-628-4243. Sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.

Hearing Screening

Screening for adults, and children ages 5 and up will be provided by an audiologist from Mill Neck Manor Audiology on April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Come and learn about devices available to improve communication skills. No appointment is necessary. Screening will take place in the Quiet Study Room. For more information call 516-671-1837 for information.


Friday, April 11

Showcase 2014

LIU Post first year students theater students present a series of short, new works on April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Little Theater Mainstage. Tickets are $10 Call 299-2356 for information.

AARP Driving Course

The Locust Valley Library offers an AARP Driving Course on April 11 at 9:30 a.m. Save 10 percent on vehicle liability and collision premiums for 3 years. Reduce up to 4 points on your driving record. Locust Valley residents have open registration. Non-resident registration began April 1. There is a non-refundable $20 fee for AARP members; $25 fee for non-members. A check or money order payable to AARP is required at time of registration. Don’t forget to bring your license and a bag lunch. For information call 516-671-1837.

Kiddie Egg Hunt

The Locust Valley Library holds an Egg Hunt on April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children ages 2-5 are invited to join them for an egg hunt, stories, and a craft. Come search through the library for goody-filled eggs, make a craft, and listen to some spring stories. Registration required. For information call 516-671-1837.

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 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.

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”


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