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Preservation Workshop

Wednesday, April 30

Annual Clothing Sale

May 2 - 10

Trés Cabaret

Friday, May 2

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. 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.

Preservation Workshop

The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts its annual Preservation Workshop on protecting your family’s treasured ceramic and glass objects on April 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Librarian/Archivist Nicole Menchise will discuss the care, display and storage of them, as well as repair do’s and don’ts at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St. Refreshments. No appraisals but preservation information. Free to members, non-members pay $10. Call 922-5032 for information.


Thursday, May 1

Taste of Spring

Old Westbury Gardens hosts members new and old at its annual member appreciation event for a sampling of appetizers, entrees, desserts and wines from local providers, plus a Silent Auction. From 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations required, members only. Tickets: $50 per person (plus membership dues at the level of your choice). For more information please contact Jana Ryan (516) 333-0048, ext. 309.

Pecorino Lectures

Miracles: What are they? Are they real? Is the topic of a discussion led by Philip A. Pecorino, Ph.D at 7 p.m. at the Bayville Free Library, 34 School St., and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call 628-2765 for information.


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 nonresidents, space permitting. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Annual Clothing Sale

Grenville Bake Boys & Girls Club 48th Annual Clothing Sale will begin on May 2 and continue through May 10. At 135 Forest Ave., Locust Valley. 516-759-5437, ext. 11. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 3; noon to 5 p.m. on May 4 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10.

Trés Cabaret

Trés Cabaret returns for this spring fundraising event for the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay that will feature cabaret jazz music on May 2 at Christ Church Parish Hall, from 7 to 11 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Peter Casparian will be honored for his years of service on the Board of Directors. For information please call 516-922-1770.


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 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $30 due at time of registration.


Monday, May 5

Canasta for Beginners

At Locust Valley Library. Three Monday sessions: May 5, 12, 19, at 1 p.m.  Registration and $15 fee required. 170 Buckram Rd. Call 516-671-1837.

Monday Movie Matinee

May’s selection will be Silver Linings Playbook. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2 p.m.


Tuesday, May 6

Public Budget Hearing

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its sixth meeting of the year, as the Public Budget Hearing on May 6 at 8 p.m. They will be sending out a brochure on the budget in preparation of the May 20 vote and trustee election. 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.

Yoga at the Library

Join the owner of Just Be...Yoga Studio, Kim DeSantis, as she brings her practice of yoga to the Bayville Free Library, on Tuesdays through May 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. 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 four classes/session. Registration is required for each session.

The Civil War Era through Music and Stories

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), Frank Hendricks and Linda Pratt will present a program highlighting the music from that tumultuous period. In addition, they will discuss the impact of the Civil War on New York, parlor etiquette, and social problems, offer some background on the composers and their music, and present some history about Abraham Lincoln in New York, and luminary William Cullen Bryant.  At Locust Valley Library, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, May 7

Shake ‘n Make Music

A high-energy, fun-filled music and movement session incorporating instruments, bean bags, bubbles and much more. 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.

Valley Quilters and Knitters

All levels of quilters and knitters are welcome to share ideas, work on projects and help beginners or enthusiasts with their quilting or knitting projects. At Locust Valley Library, 1 p.m.

After School Shell Craft

Inspired by the Caribbean shell crafts brought back by sailors to Long Island, the Oyster Bay Historical Society invites young artists, grades 1 to 3, to create a masterpiece from the bounty of the sea. Design seascapes, flowers or a lighthouse of different shells and dried natural elements, framed for display or giving. The fee, $15 per child, with supplies and snack. Weather permitting, held on the lawn behind the Earle-Wightman house and Colonial garden from 3:45 to 5 p.m., 20 Summit St. Space is limited so please contact the Society for details or reservations at 516-922-5032

Middle School Book Club

At Locust Vally Library, 7 p.m. Pizza, friends and a great book. Please pick up book at the youth services desk. Registration required. New members are welcome.   


Thursday, May 8

Great Books Discussion

His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph Ellis. Everyone is welcome to join Locust Valley Library’s long-running and unique Great Books discussion. See Jennifer at the reference desk for a copy of the book. 1:30 p.m.

Movie: Anchorman 2

Ron and Veronica’s romance falls apart as the duo anchors a weekend broadcast at a New York-based network in 1980. Starring: Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell. (Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence, 118 min.)  2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the OB-EN Library.

Oheka Chronicles

 The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts author Frank Amoroso, speaking about his historical novel, Behind Every Great Fortune, the first of a trilogy, on May 8, at 7 p.m., at the Koenig Center, at 20 Summit St. Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of the book will be available for signing. The novel lets you meet Otto Hermann Kahn, builder of Oheka, Margaret Sanger, Vaslav Nijinsky, Mata Hari, the mad monk Rasputin, and Commander James “Strafe” Oliver.  The book presents a fresh look at the seminal events that shaped the world 100 years ago. General admission, $15; members, $10. For more information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call 516-922-5032.


Friday, May 9

Mother’s Day Craft

At Locust Valley Library for ages 3 through fifth grade. Come to the library and create a lovely craft for Mom (or that someone special). 3:30 p.m. Registration required. Space is limited.


Saturday, May 10

Tree Planting Ceremony

There will be a Tree Planting Ceremony at the Locust Valley Library to mark the building’s 100th year of providing community service, from 2 to 4 p.m. Reception to follow in the Community Room.

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

A family from Oyster Bay recently had the unique opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City. From the moment they entered the museum to their big moment in the spotlight, participants got to experience at least some of what the performers in the 145-seat theater do.

The tour, the very first of its kind, is an offering made exclusively available to Friends of the Theatre (FOTT) members. Theater Program Coordinator Cindy-Lou Edwards is overseeing the new initiative and says it was a way of thanking the families who have been coming for years to the programs at the theater.

The tour began when the participants entered through a secret door in the museum.

The installation of a cell phone antenna in the steeple of the Community Methodist Church of East Norwich has outraged parents, causing them to seek alternative preschool options for their children and resulting in the closing of the nursery school held at the church. The decision to close the school was announced last week, and the school shut its doors on the summer camp on Tuesday.

“We knew this might be coming, since the numbers were so low, but we didn’t know the summer camp would close so soon,” says Carolyn Wilson, who has been teaching at the Wesley United Method Church Nursery School for 35 years.


Sports

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.

This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.

Everyone who enjoys running or swimming or both is invited to join in the fun for the 3rd annual “Summer’s Not Done Aqua Run” on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Town of Oyster Bay’s TOBAY Beach in Massapequa.

UJA-Federation of New York and the Greater Long Island Running Club will be co-hosting the event, which will consist of an 800-Meter Swim in South Oyster Bay followed by a three-mile run through the TOBAY Beach Bird and Game Preserve.  You can compete as an individual or as a two-person relay team.  New this year – there is also a 3 Mile “Run Only.”


Calendar

July Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 30

Babysitting and First Aid Workshop

Thursday, July 31

Opera Night

Saturday, Aug. 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