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Summer Solstice Luau

Thursday, June 19

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, June 21

Nature Walk

Saturday, June 21


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.

Journal Writing Workshop

Welcome to the art of journaling at the Bayville Free Library. Danielle Viteretti will share examples such as: a book of days, gratitude journals or guitar journaling. Bring a notebook. Registration is now open. 7 to 8 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.)

Jill's Night Owl’s Bookclub

June’s selection will be The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. All are welcome. Bayville Free Library, 7:30 p.m.


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

Nature Walk

At the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary in Muttontown, 1 to 2 p.m. Meet the guide at site entrance at 12:50 p.m. No pets, children under 10 or organized groups. No registration required. Call 516-922-3290 or visit www.hoffmancenter.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.

Shake ‘N Make Music Baby

(For babies, birth to 18 months with adult) An interactive musical program for babies and their caregivers. Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Registration required.

Nutrition & Arthritis

Can the foods you eat affect or cause arthritis? Learn about the different foods and nutrition options that can help you with your arthritis. An appropriate relaxation and exercise program will be discussed. Join nutrition and wellness specialist Alice Kaufman, MA, CHC and learn how to feel great, eat right and stay healthy. Register at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library’s Reference Desk or call 516-922-1212. From 1 to 2 p.m.


Tuesday, June 24

Knitting Club

Hooks and Needles meets at the Bayville Library Tuesdays year round, 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 25

A Brush With Cocktails

If you can write your name, you can create art. Indulge your inner artist and join in for an evening of cocktails, music, food and fun, from 7 to 9 p.m. A talented local artist will lead attendees through step-by-step instructions to create the evenings featured painting. It is stress-free and absolutely no experience is necessary.  Attendees will take home their very own masterpiece and many fun memories. Hors d’oeuvres and salads are included and are being provided by Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill. Wine tasting also provided - attendees are also welcome to bring their own beverages. Oakcliff Sailing Center, 2 South St. in Oyster Bay. Register at: www.abrushwithcocktails.com. Fee: $65 per person and includes all materials, food and wine. For more information: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-606-7660.


Thursday, June 26

Movie: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. A global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancee Cathy. Starring: Alec Utgoff, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Kevin Costner, Chris Pine, Elena Velikanova. (Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language, 105 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 28

Teen Summer Reading Program

Registration begins on Saturday, June 28. This year’s Teen Summer Reading theme is Spark a Reaction at Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Teens in Grades 5-12 (as of September 2014) are eligible. Registration for the Summer Reading Club begins Saturday, June 28 (at the Reference Desk) and ends Friday, July 25, 2014. Reporting begins July 1 and ends Aug.8. Participants will receive a prize for each of the first five books they read and review and will be eligible for a weekly raffle prize for each week that they submit reviews. Teens will also receive a Grand Prize bonus raffle ticket for their 10th book, 15th, 20th, etc. Receive an invitation to the End of Summer Reading Party (Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.) after reading and reviewing three books. There will also be programs throughout the summer.

Children’s Summer Reading Club Kick-Off

Children ages 3 through entering fifth grade are invited to join the summer reading club. Read books, play games, make crafts, see movies and win prizes. Read and report on at least five books (no more than two per day) to receive an invitation to the End of Summer Party in August. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carnival games, Italian ices and face painting in the backyard: 11 a.m. to noon. From noon to 12:45 p.m., Nappy’s Puppets will be in the Community Room for children who have registered.

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

Bayville’s own Jimmy Webb will be headlining the Opening Weekend for the 49th Huntington Summer Arts Festival. He will perform at the Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park in Huntington Village on Saturday, June 28. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. Peter Calo will open for and accompany Jimmy for this performance.


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

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
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