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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

There is a new psychic medium on the North Shore of Long Island to compete with the original “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo. Her name is Mary Drew and she has been working for more than a decade doing private readings. Recently, Drew has expanded her horizons and has been conducting readings at restaurants, public events and fundraisers.

“I discovered my ability to speak and to hear the deceased voices when I was 10 years old,” said Drew, who grew up in Brookville and now resides in Glen Cove. “The first deceased person I had an encounter with was my grandmother and it was a very profound experience, to say the least.”

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 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