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After School Shell Craft

Wednesday, May 7

Thrift Fair

Saturday, May 10

Tree Planting Ceremony

Saturday, May 10


Currently On Exhibit

It’s Time for Tea

The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s spring exhibition, It’s Time for Tea!, is open 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, and several miniature teapots by famed studio potter Fong Chee. Most items are for sale. For information call 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.

Fabulous Interiors At Coe Hall

 Coe Hall Mansion at Planting Fields hosts an exhibit through Sept. 30 featuring Fabulous Interiors by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915 - 1945 is open daily at Coe Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free with $4 Coe Hall admission fee. The Tea House near the Italian Garden is open daily from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; entrance to the Tea House is free with $8 parking fee.

Watercolor Orchids

Now through May 12, you can view 30 watercolors of orchids by Andrey Avinoff at the Coe Hall Manor House at Planting Field Arboretum Historic State Park. Many of the specimens, were owned by William R. Coe. Free with $8 admission to the park. For information call 922-8680.

Pop-Up Gallery

East Norwich hosts a pop-up store, the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s now through July, or by appointment. It features abstract oil paintings by Roslyn-born Jill S. Krutick and rugs by Heirloom, a premier Antique European and Oriental Rug Showroom, formerly of East Norwich and now of Locust Valley. A reception, and wine tasting, will be hosted on Sunday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. with the artist. For information call 914-522-0420.


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.

LI Mansion Lecture

Orin Finkle, Gold Coast historian, will present a lecture and DVD show at Mill Neck Manor of period photos of Long Island mansions, gardens and the people who designed and built these great estates. A docent-led tour of the Manor House begins the evening at 6:30 p.m., followed by Orin’s presentation at 7:30. Reservations are required with tickets at $30 each, so please call 628-4243. Sign language interpreters available by advance request.

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.

Nitromania Junior

The OB-EN Boys & Girls Club will hold Nitromania Junior at the Bahnik Youth Center for members on May 9, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. William Quinn. It includes a 28-foot Rocky Mountain Rockwall; a 5-in1 Jurassic Combo Unit; Treasure Hunt Island Obstacle. The event is for grades K-3 at 6 p.m.; and grades 4 to 10 from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission fee is $17 until May 2, and then $27. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. To join, the club or for information call 922-9285, ext. 12.

Pu Erh Tea Tasting

As part of the Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibit It’s Time For Tea comes an invitation to a Pu Erh Tea Tasting on Friday, May 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sip Tea Lounge, 286C New York Ave. in Huntington. Tickets are $30 per person. Call 631-697-6705 for reservations as, they are required.


Saturday, May 10

Thrift Fair

The First Presbyterian Church’s 31st Annual Thrift Fair (60 East Main Street) on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include: clothing, household items, toys, collectibles, furniture, tools, sporting equipment, baked goods. Refreshments available. All proceeds go toward mission projects, especially the Glen Cove Men’s Shelter, said the Rev. Jeffrey Prey. For information call 922-5477.

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.

Charity Concert, Morgan Park

The Music For Life charity concert will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 4 p.m. in Morgan Memorial Park, Germaine St., Glen Cove, featuring 15 different musical acts from Locust Valley High School. Admission fee: $8. All proceeds from this event will go toward sponsoring Team CasoLearning. They will also be selling baked goods and will be raffling off gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants.


Sunday, May 11

Happy Mother’s Day!


Monday, May 12

Interreligious Dinner

Shari Cope-Dembowski will be honored by the Interreligious and Human Needs Council on May 12 at  6 p.m. in the St. Dominic Social Room at their annual pot luck dinner. For information please call the Rev. Jeffrey Prey, IHNC president at 922-5477.


Tuesday, May 13

Daylily Auction  

The Long Island Daylily Society will hold an auction on prized daylilies from local and national hybridizers. This is an opportunity to buy daylilies below their value. These fuss free perennial flowers excel in sun to light shade and display many colors and flower sizes .There will also be a table selling daylilies for as little as $5. Planting Fields Arboretum Horticulture Center,1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, at 7 p.m. Admission free with parking paid at gate. Visit lidaylily.org or call 631-744-8354.

News

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”

Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.

Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part he had at home they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects that encompass the work.


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