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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

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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