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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

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



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