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LI Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, April 19

Annual Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, April 19

Palliative Care

Wednesday, April 23 


Currently On Exhibit

It’s Time for Tea

The Oyster Bay Historical Society opened its spring exhibition, It’s Time for Tea!, on April 6. It will be on view at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., through June 8. It features ceramics by members of the Long Island Craft Guild’s Clay Media Group: both functional and sculptural work relating to tea are for sale. For more information, contact the society at 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.


Wednesday, April 16

Quilting Group

Valley Quilters meets in the Community Room of the Locust Valley Library from 1 to 3:30 p.m. For information please call 516-671-1837.

Tai Chi for Fitness

The Locust Valley Library offers a Tai Chi for Fitness class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Join teacher Nancy Chin. Ten classes are $50 and registration and fee are required. Call 516-671-1837.


Thursday, April 17

Circus Yoga

Learn some new circus skills like juggling, devil sticks and balance through fun yoga poses (3 to 6 years with adult). Please bring a towel or mat to class. Registration suggested. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 11 to 11:45 a.m. For more information, call the library at 516-922-1212.

Movie: American Hustle

Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence. (Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence, 138 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 516- 922-1212.


Friday, April 18

Hooray Baby And Me

The Locust Valley Library hosts Play Hooray with Molly Mouse “Baby and Me” at 10 a.m. For ages 3 months to 18 months. This fun program will introduce babies to nursery rhymes, books and finger plays. Interactive activities include shakers, bells, balls and instruments. For more information please call 516-671-1837. Dates: April 18, May 16


Saturday, April 19

LI Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Recognized internationally for its “swinging rhythm section, tight vocals and smooth blend,” the Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble (LISVJ) from LIU Post includes 16 singers, rhythm section and occasional horns. At Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall with wine, cheese and an evening of cool jazz. Tickets are $15 at the door. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.

Annual Egg-stravaganza

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audobon Center, 134 Cove Rd, Oyster Bay. Session 1: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (toddlers only); Session 2: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (kids 2-10); Session 3: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (kids 2-10). Members $5 per child, non-members $8 per child, adults $2 suggested donation. The birds are acting odd this year… our feathered friends are laying eggs in all the wrong places. Create your own basket, visit some egg-laying friends, and collect these strange eggs—you take home whatever is inside. Registration required: call 516-922-3200.


Tuesday, April 22

Just be… Yoga at the Library

Tuesdays through May 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. Join the owner of Just Be...Yoga Studio, Kim DeSantis, as she brings her practice of yoga to the Bayville Free Library. Bring a mat or towel and yoga blocks or straps if you have them. Beginners welcome. Attendance is limited to 18 people, $20/patron. Registration is required for each session. Visit the library to register.

Cuckoo Bird

Join A Time for Kids for preschool fun including singing, dancing, storytelling and a cuckoo bird craft.(18 months to 5 years with adult). Registration began on April 1 for OB-EN residents and begins on April 21 for non-residents, space permitting. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 516-922-1212.


Wednesday, April 23

Palliative Care

Registered Nurse and Adult Nurse Practitioner Mary O’Halloran Feeley will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to cover many topics related to Palliative Care including: What is palliative care? How does a palliative care team work? Goals for care. How do you complete a health care proxy form? Bring questions. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 7 to 8 p.m.


Thursday, April 24

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language, 147 min.) 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Women Minding Their Business

Local female entrepreneurs gathering at What’s Cooking, 30 East Main St., Oyster Bay just in time for Mother’s Day.  Gift ideas include handmade gemstone and pearl jewelry, clothing handmade with Guatamalan fabrics, make-up, hair products and free eyebrow shaping, skincare by Arbonne. Yummy refreshments served. BYOB. Food demos by Pampered Chef and What’s Cooking. Can’t get a sitter for the kids? Free cookie decorating and FREE $25 gift certificates applicable to camp, classes or birthday party. Call 516-922-2665 for more info. 7-9:30 p.m.


Friday, April 25

Four-Day Book Sale

The Friends of the Locust Valley Library hold a four-day book sale, April 26 (9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), April 27 (1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29 (9:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.). For information call 671-1837.

Dance Concert

LIU Post students and guests perform in the PCDC Spring Dance Concert April 25-27 in the Little Theatre Mainstage. All shows at 8 p.m. with additional 2 p.m. matinees on April 26 and 27. Tickets are $10. Call 299-2356 for information.


Saturday, April 26

Harbor and Beach Cleanup

The Friends of the Bay, Town of Oyster Bay and the North Oyster Bay Baymen Association are looking for volunteers to help in the annual harbor and beach cleanup on April 26.  The event is rain or shine, starting at 8 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Beach. Call 516-677-5913 for more information. Please bring your own work gloves to the event. Individuals, families, groups and organizations are welcome.

A Brush With Cocktails

The Oakcliff Sailing Center at 2 South St. offers A Brush With Cocktails, an opportunity to paint, wine and dine from 7 to 9 p.m. Indulge your inner artist. Join Oakcliff for an evening of cocktails, music, food and fun with friends. Follow step-by-step instructions from a talented artist and take home your very own masterpiece and many great memories. All materials and cleanup are included at for $55 per person. Call 516- 808-7680  or email www.abrushwithcocktails.com for more information.

Raku Workshop

The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts a Raku Workshop with Brett Thomas on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For registration and further information, please contact Puneeta Mittal 631-239-6263 or 655-7798 or contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 922-5032.


Sunday, April 27

Lions Spring Fling

The Lions Club of Oyster Bay hosts their annual Spring Fling on April 27 at the Seawanhaka Yacht Club from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $75. They are honoring David McLaughlin and working to help guide dogs and vets dogs. For information call 922-2967.


Monday, April 28

Spring Splendor

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Spring Splendor on April 28 at 7 p.m. at Dodds & Eder Home at 221 South Street. Tickets are $75 per person lets you enjoy the gardens of Dodds & Eder and tastings from top local restaurants at their fundraiser for the spring flowers and baskets and decorations in town. Call 922-6464 by April 21 for reservation and for information.

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

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.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

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.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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