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Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 9

St. Rocco’s Festival

Wednesday, July 9

Dancing In The Street

Friday, July 11


Wednesday, July 9

Book Chat

For kids entering grades 1-2. Read When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig to find out how life was different one hundred years ago. After, eat old-time snacks and learn to play old-fashioned games. Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk when you register. Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 8 for non-residents, space permitting. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Board Meeting

Village of Cove Neck Board of Trustees meeting will be at the Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill, 20 Sagamore Hill Rd., 6 p.m.

St. Rocco’s Festival

The Annual Saint Rocco Festival sponsored by the Italian-American Citizens Club runs from July 9 to Sunday, July 13. Held in Firemen’s Field, so come and meet your friends and enjoy the midway, carnival rides, raffles and music, and food in the outdoor café.


Thursday, July 10

Movie: Lone Survivor

Four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch. (Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language, 122 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Friday, July 11

Lego Club

Tables will be set up in the Green Room of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, where children can build whatever their imaginations can come up with. All Lego creations will remain in the library. *Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. to noon.

The Lego Movie

(Rated PG, 110 min) All children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m.

Dancing In The Street

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing In The Street,” on Audrey Avenue around the bandstand on Fridays on July 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Singles and couples, dancers of all ages, skills and styles are welcome. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay, street candy will include their newest model cars on display. Louis del Prete takes the stage on July 11 and 25. An excellent ballroom dancer and teacher, he is also a talented musician and singer! He will play music from the 1940s to today, including line dancing, Latin music, ballroom, and more. For more information, visit oysterbaymainstreet.org or call 516-922-6982.


Saturday, July 12

Summer Fun Stories and Craft

For ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Join in the fun at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library for a special story time and make your very own book bag to use when you visit the library this summer. Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 11 for non-residents, space permitting. 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Opera Night

You are invited attend the Opera Night concert at Christ Church on July 12 at 8 p.m. for arias, art songs and music from some of the most beloved operas: La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca. The suggested donation is $15. For information call the parish office at 922-6377.


Sunday, July 13

Pirate Fun For Kids

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., presents a day for the kids: A Pirate’s Life: Activities for Swashbuckling Kids on July 13. For more information please call 922-5032 or visit their website at oysterbayhistorical.org.


Monday, July 14

Lego Club

Tables will be set up in the Green Room of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library where children can build whatever their imaginations can come up with. All Lego creations will remain in the library. *Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Blood Drive

In cooperation with Youth & Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay, the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library is hosting a blood drive. Your donation will help save up to three lives. For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900. To schedule an appointment, call the reference desk at 922-1212. You may also visit www.oysterbaylibrary.org, and click on the “New York Blood Center” website to schedule an appointment. A free pair of Mets tickets will be mailed to each donor. 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Secrets to Wellness at Any Age

Lorna Sophocleous, CHHC is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and owner of HealWithRealFood. Her practice focuses on inspiring individuals to achieve a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Lorna believes people can find strength, spark and confidence at any age and will teach the tools to achieve these goals. Join in at the Bayville Free Library for Sweet-tooth Bitter Truth. 7 to 8 p.m.


Tuesday, July 15

Cruise Night

Cruise Night held weekly on Audrey Avenue now through Sept. 30. The fee is $5 per vehicle and visitors are free. Live music is performed by celebrity musicians with auctions and raffles to benefit project of the Historic OB-EN Chamber of Commerce. Call 922-6464. Cruise Nights is a weather dependent event.

Children’s Concert

Johnny The K will perform on July 15 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m. For children of all ages, no tickets required. The former school teacher plays his 12-string guitar in disguises to amuse and educate. Presented by the Town of Oyster Bay. Free.

Chemistry in a Flash

(For kids entering kindergarten and up). Perform instantaneous experiments in this fast-paced class on split-second reactions that go mad. Pick up a “Mad Science Action Flask” and have a blast! Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 14 for non-residents, space permitting. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, July 16

Children’s Story Times

Story time begins on Wednesday, July 16 and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 13. 10:15 a.m.: Mother Goose Time (9-23 months); 10:40 a.m.: Toddler Time (24-35 months); 11:15 a.m.: Book/Game Buddies (3-6 years).

Comic Strip Workshop

For grades 5-12, at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. Artist and publisher Peter Simeti will help you create a four-panel comic strip featuring your favorite characters or characters you’ve created. All supplies will be included for you, just bring your imagination. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

News

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

The 1907 Courthouse building is now known as the Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi Building, marked by a special ceremony held at the North Shore Historical Museum on Sunday, Aug. 3 to a packed house.

“It’s a great day for the Suozzi family and a great day for the museum. We are so grateful for the Suozzi family for this generous donation,” said Brian Mercadante, president of the museum.

Mercandante then gave some history on the building, which was built in 1907 by the Town of Oyster Bay, when Teddy Roosevelt was president and the Gold Coast was in its heyday. He described how it came to be a museum, explaining that Tom Suozzi came up with a plan for redevelopment during his term as mayor of Glen Cove in the 1990s.


Sports

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24



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