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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

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 23



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