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Women Minding Their Own Business

Thursday, April 24

Dance Concert

Friday, April 25

Harbor and Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 26


Wednesday, April 23

Water Quality Issues

A presentation on April 23 on Reclaiming our Water: Nitrogen and Resiliency, at 7:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Huntington at 30 Washington Dr., Centerport. Friends of the Bay states that while the vast majority of Nassau County is served by sewers and treatment plants, much of the North Shore remains dependent on cesspools and septic systems. Recent scientific investigation indicates that the nitrogen passing through these systems has adverse impacts on drinking water, groundwater, ponds, streams and bays. For information call 631-423-4004 of or 516-677-5943.

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

Movie: 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 Own Business

Local female entrepreneurs gathering at What’s Cooking, 30 East Main St., Oyster Bay just in time for Mother’s Day. Looking for that perfect, unique gift?  Something for everyone. 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. From 7 to 9:30 p.m.


Friday, April 25

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.

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.


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.

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.

Crafts For Kids

Make a craft with Ms. Jill at Bayville Free Library, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

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.


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 516-922-2967.

Children’s Book Club

At Bayville Free Library. 1:30 p.m.: fourth and fifth grade. 3 p.m.: Family Storytelling. Visit the library to register.


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.

AARP Meeting

AARP Oyster Bay group is looking for volunteers. Come join the meeting at 1 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library. For more information contact Frieda Cassano 516-431-0565 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Tuesday, April 29

Yoga at the Library

A new session of yoga starts April 29 and is held on 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 includes 4 classes/session. Registration is required for each session.


Wednesday, April 30

Picky Eater Workshop

Come enjoy some food crafts, tips and tricks, samplings and demonstrations at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Kids ages 6 and over will participate from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and will go to the Green Room for games while adults participate from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Registration began on April 9 for OB-EN residents and begins on April 29 for non-residents, space permitting. Stop by the children’s room or call the library at 516-922-1212 to register.

Thai Cooking

Penn Hongthong is returning to demonstrate Thai Cooking at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library at 7 p.m. She will make Lemongrass soup with shrimp, red curry chicken, flat noodles with peanuts and marinated tofu (Pad Thai). There will be a tasting after the demonstration. Please bring your own soft drink. Stop by the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212 to register.


Friday, May 2

Mother’s Day Make-Up Tray

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, for ages 3 to 5, with adult. Create a lovely make-up tray using stickers, glitter, beads and gems. Registration began in April for OB-EN residents and begins on May 1 for non-residents, space permitting. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Tea For Mother’s Day

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, for ages 6 and up. Design a whimsical coaster and mug with foam shapes, glitter and paint. Registration began in April for OB-EN residents and begins on May 1 for non residents, space permitting. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 3

Yoga At The Library

Six Saturdays of yoga at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library: May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7 and 14 (skips May 31). Beginners: 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. Intermediate: 10:30 to11:30 a.m. Fee: $30 due at time of registration.

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

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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