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Artist’s Retrospective Exhibit

Friday, June 13

Garden Tour

Friday, June 13

Village Elections

Tuesday, June 17


Wednesday, June 11

Audubon Society Nature Program

Madagascar Conservation Through Community with James Herrera, 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on conservation in Madagascar, specifically a community-management focused conservation research and development project, partnering with people from the communities bordering the forest and landowners. Learn how the project is using biodiversity education, training in sustainable agriculture and agroforestry, reforestation, and public health projects to improve the standard of living of local impoverished populations that rely on the forest for their livelihoods. Through community empowerment and capacity building, the goal is to encourage a new sense of stewardship at the local-level so that the people that truly interact with the forest manage it and benefit from it. Location: Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. No registration required. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Thursday, June 12

Movie: Her

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The comedy story about a writer named Theodore Twombly, who is withdrawn and falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system named Samantha. Starring: Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson. (Rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity, 126 min.)

Philosophical Discussion Group

Join Dr. Philip A Pecorino, Ph.D. at the Bayville Free Library as he leads a discussion on Morality: What are its origins and foundations? Is it religion, God or genes? Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7 to 9 p.m.


Friday, June 13

Garden Tour

The Main Street Association of Oyster Bay is hosting a Garden Tour on June 13, (rain date, Monday June 16) of four breathtaking gardens around the Oyster Bay area, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; followed by a luncheon at Periwinkles Garden Café located at the Hay Barn in Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be limited parking at the gardens so car pooling is encouraged. Please meet at Roosevelt Beach and leave your cars there for the duration of the tour. Fees: $60 for the Garden Tour; $85 for the tour and lunch (includes parking fee at Planting Fields). For information call 922-6982.

Children’s Nature Program

Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon at Bailey’s Arboretum to read a story about animals that come out at night, make a fun craft, then take a walk outside on the trails as it starts to get dark. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, and remember to wear clothes/shoes that are weather and woods appropriate. Group size limited to 20. For ages 5 to 10. No unregistered siblings please. Free; registration is a must. Please call 631-903-5556 at least one day before the program date. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information. 7 p.m.

Artist’s Retrospective Exhibit

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St. presents an art exhibit by Oyster Bay resident Gregory Reid opening on June 13 in the Koenig Center. His retrospective exhibit, Echoes: Voices from the Mystics runs through Sept. 5. Primarily self-taught from a young age, Reid’s impressionist work describes his need to paint as a way to release the energy discovered when seeking truth and inspiration from the natural world and the people he encounters. Works on display are for sale with a portion benefiting the OBHS. The reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call the society at 922-5032.

Nature After Dark

Held at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center at 7:30 p.m. Ages 7+. 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. For more information: 516-922-3200, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In nature, many animals begin to wake up after you have gone to bed. Spend an evening at the sanctuary for a live animal show with the nocturnal residents. Following is a night hike to search for these mysterious creatures while doing activities to challenge your senses in the dark. $7 members/ $10 non members.

Live Music

Oyster Bay singer-songwriter Gianni Paci will perform at the Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, 7 p.m.


Saturday, June 14

Get Outdoors and Meet The Raptors

At Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. For more information: 516-922-3200, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

It’s National “Get Outdoors Day,” and what better way to spend it than with raptors. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary is home to many birds of prey including hawks, owls, falcons, and a vulture, that can no longer live on their own in the wild. Come out to meet and learn about some of these amazing animals from a knowledgeable naturalist. $5 members/ $8 non-members. 1 p.m. All ages.

Dimancescu Book Talk

The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts a book signing for The Forgotten Chapters: My Journey into the Past by Katherine Dimancescu, at 1 p.m. A descendant of the Underhill, Townsend, Wright and Feakes families, she will discuss her genealogical work while highlighting some of the family-research resources both in New England and in the United Kingdom that have proved helpful to her. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is $10 for society members, and $15 for the general public. For more information, please call 922-5032.


Sunday, June 15

Happy Father’s Day!


Monday, June 16

Introduction to Windows 8

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. This class provides an understanding of the brand new version of Windows. Learn to use the desktop to work with files and folders and applications. Install and uninstall programs, use “help,” “search” and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten for Grownups, Computer 1st Grade for Grownups or equivalent computer knowledge. Fee is $4, due at registration. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Secrets to Wellness at Any Age

Total Transformation Lifestyle Series at Bayville Free Library, 7 to 9 p.m. Topic: Spring Cleaning Weight Loss Shred.


Tuesday, June 17

Village Elections

The Villages of Bayville and Muttontown will hold elections for mayor and trustees. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

Jump For Joy: Babies

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library (9mos-2yrs w/ adult), 1 to 1:45 p.m. Babies are free to play and explore in tunnels, ball pits and kid-sized equipment. Registration started on May 27 for OB-EN residents and starts on June 16 for non-residents, space permitting. Register in the Children’s Room or call the library at 922-1212.

Jump For Joy: Toddlers

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library (2-5 yrs w/ adult), 2 to 3 p.m. Toddlers can have fun with costumes, musical instruments, props, parachutes and puppets. Registration started on May 27 for OB-EN residents and starts on June 16 for non-residents, space permitting. Register in the Children’s Room or call the library at 922-1212.

Tomato & Mozzarella Focaccia Bread

The Baking Coach will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to show you how to create the dough and place mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. Take home and bake. Stop by the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212 to register. 7 p.m.


Wednesday, June 18

Growing Through Grief

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Loss can come in many forms - the death of a loved one, loss of a job, a change in the health or physical capabilities of ourselves or our family members, divorce, loss of relationships and even the loss of our sense of self. This workshop will teach people some skills they can use while experiencing loss, the benefits of working with support groups, and how coaching can assist those on the path of the unexpected turns that life often presents. Presented by Beth Bucheister, MA, Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Refreshments will be served. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212. From 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 19

Summer Solstice Luau

Come celebrate at the Summer Solstice Luau with friends of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at the Sagamore Yacht Club on June 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Raffles, music, great food, views and a toast at sunset. For more information call 558-7036.

Movie: Labor Day

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele, all the while confronting the pangs of adolescence. Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, an intimidating man clearly in need of help. Frank convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives. Starring: Gattlin Griffith, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, J. K. Simmons, Tom Lipinski, Kate Winslet, James Van Der Beek, Brooke Smith, Maika Monroe. (Rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality, 111 min.)


Saturday, June 21

Infant & Child CPR

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Appropriate action during the first few minutes of a medical emergency can save a child’s life! Lori Green, a Registered Nurse, certified CPR instructor and former EMT will instruct you in the life-saving techniques of infant & child CPR and Choking. Certification is received upon completion of the 3 hour workshop. Fee: $35. Please make checks payable to Lori Green. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society will be hosting a fundraiser garage sale on June 21 (rain date June 22) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 173 Pulaski Rd., Huntington Station. Due to a generous donation, they will have lots of new and nearly new children’s items for sale as well as other quality items. This is your chance to score a great deal while supporting a worthwhile organization. For more information please call 631-427-8623 or visit www.hobaudubon.org


Monday, June 23

Deadline For Bus Trip Sign Up

The bus trip to Hyde Park, NY: Culinary Institute of America & the Home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be on Friday, Nov. 14, so sign up now. The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library and the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay will present a trip with Jim Marino of Oyster Bay Travel. Visit the Culinary Institute of America and the Home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Price is $90 per person, which includes the bus, lunch and admission to FDR’s House. Bus leaves the library at 7:30 a.m. Please make checks payable to Oyster Bay Travel and register at the Reference Desk at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library no later than Monday, June 23.


Ongoing

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

You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”

Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.  

There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.


Sports

The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.

The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.

Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.

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