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Mammography Van

Thursday, July 17

History Walk

Saturday, July 19

Dessert in a Jar

Monday, July 21


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), at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.

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 a t516-922-1212. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

OB Band Concerts

The Oyster Bay Community Band performs a free concert on the lawn of the Christ Church on July 16 and 23, at 8 p.m. under the direction of Stephen Walker. The raindate is Thursdays. For information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, July 17

Mammography Van

Legislator Donald MacKenzie has arranged for the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van to be in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library parking lot to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age 50. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination. If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines. 8:45 a.m. to noon

Movie: Grand Budapest Hotel

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune. Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Ralph Fiennes. (Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence, 100 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

What Makes Wall Street Run

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., on July 17, at 7 p.m. presents author, lawyer and businessman Malcolm MacKay discussing Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney. He tells how Whitney, the New York Stock Exchange president, precipitated the stock market collapse of 1929. It is a primer on the securities regulations that are in today’s headlines. The program at the Koenig Center admission is $10 for members, and $15 for the general public. Copies of the book will be available for signing. Light refreshments available. For information call 516-922-5032.


Friday, July 18

Lego Club

Tables will be set up in the Green Room 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. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 10 a.m. to noon.

Dancing In The Street

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing In The Street,” a series of free dance evenings on Audrey Avenue around the bandstand on Fridays on July 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. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will take the lead. They feature dances from Salsa to Hustle, from elegant to upbeat, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. For more information, visit oysterbaymainstreet.org or call 922-6982.

Bayville Car Show

Summer Nights Dream Cruise, benefiting Flags for Classrooms, Pets for Vets, and more, takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays through Oct. 31 at Ransom Beach, 10 Bayville Ave. Show vehicles fee, $5; spectators are free. Call 882-5022 for information.

Music Under The Stars

The Incorporated Village of Bayville Presents: Music Under the Stars, an annual free summer concert series at West Harbor Memorial Park in Bayville. This week’s performers are The Rockinghams (‘60s cover band with tie dye theme). The concerts are Friday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting) and are free to the general public. In case of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on the village’s website, www.bayvilleny.gov.


Saturday, July 19

Summer Yoga

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, Saturdays, July 19, 26, Aug. 9, 16, 23 & 30 (skips Aug. 2). Beginners: 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. Intermediate: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. $30 due at registration ($5 per class). You may register for one time slot only. Please bring a mat or towel to each class. Register at the Reference Desk.

History Walk

Join Oyster Bay Historical Society Director Phil Blocklyn on a foot tour of Oyster Bay, featuring the historical sites along East and West Main Street, Audrey Avenue, and South Street in the heart of the hamlet at 2 p.m. [July 19, and Aug. 9, fee $25; each tour different]. Interaction among members of the tour always welcome; leisurely weekend pace. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact the society at 516-922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Monday, July 21

Dessert in a Jar

Create individual desserts in a jar: Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Cream Pie. Easy to transport and share with friends and family. Go home with two jars filled with a delicious dessert. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 7 p.m.

Lego Club

Tables will be set up in the Green Room 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. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 10 a.m. to noon.


Tuesday, July 22

Kaplan Combo Practice SAT/ACT Exam    

For grades 9-12 as of Sept. 2014 only. This 3   .5 hour Combo Practice Test helps students decide which test is right for them. Students receive feedback that compares their performance on each of the analogous test sections of the two exams—for example, SAT math section vs. ACT math section. This is a perfect opportunity to experience both tests. Bring at least two #2 pencils and a calculator. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212.

Beauty And The Beast

On July 22 at 10:30 a.m. experience live musical theater with Beauty And The Beast as performed by Plaza Productions at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Presented by the Town of Oyster Bay for children of all ages.


Wednesday, July 23

Children’s Story Times

Story time at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library is on Wednesdays through 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).

Make Rice Krispie Treats

Make Snap Crackle Pop Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. For grades 5-12 as of Sept. 2014; 4 to 5 p.m. Shape Rice Krispies into the shape of a firecracker. Then add melted chocolate and sprinkles to make a delicious treat. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212.

OB Band Concerts

The Oyster Bay Community Band performs a free concert on the lawn of the Christ Church on July 23, at 8 p.m. under the direction of Stephen Walker. The rain date is Thursday. For information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, July 24

Movie: Non-Stop

During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every twenty minutes. Starring: Liam Neeson, Nate Parker, Scoot Mcnairy, Michelle Dockery & Julianne Moore. (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references, 107 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Sail For Deafness

This is the deadline to sign up for the Sail the Sound for Deafness event on Aug. 7 and receive early bird discounts. The event includes a Regatta and a Cocktail Party, in a partnership between the Mill Neck Manor, Oakcliff Sailing Center, the WaterFront Center and the Oyster Bay Marine Center. For information call 628-4243.

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.


Events

Gregory Reid Exhibit

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., presents a retrospective exhibit by Gregory Reid at the Koenig Center now through Sept. 5. The original works are for sale with a portion benefiting the OBHS. For more information and hours call 922-5032.

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 11:30am to 3:30pm. Admission is free with $4 Coe Hall admission fee. The Tea House is open daily from 12:30 to 2 p.m., entrance to the Tea House is free with $8 parking fee.

Pop-Up Gallery

East Norwich hosts the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s, now through July, or by appointment. It features abstract oil paintings by Jill S. Krutick and rugs by Heirloom, of Locust Valley. For information call 914-522-0420.

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



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