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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

You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”

Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.  

There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.


Sports

The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.

The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.

Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.

Calendar

Mammography Van

Thursday, July 17

History Walk

Saturday, July 19

Dessert in a Jar

Monday, July 21



Columns

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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