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OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26


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.


Friday, July 25

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.

Tie Dye T-Shirts

For grades 5-12 as of Sept. 2014. Bring a plain white t-shirt (feel free to bring a pair of white socks, too). Dress for a mess. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m.

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 in July 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 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 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 516-882-5022 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 Ladies Drink Free (funk band from SUNY Potsdam). 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.

Women’s Club Luncheon

Reserve your place at the North Shore Christian Women’s Club luncheon by July 25; the luncheon will be held on Aug. 5 at the Jolly Fisherman and Steak House, 25 Main St., Roslyn. Karen Connelly will speak about her outdoor garden sculptures and Vandalyn Kennedy will entertain with her singing. Call Jane Voss at 516-248-9726 (after 10 a.m.) or Alice Russo at 516-248-9726 to reserve. Cost: $26.


Saturday, July 26

Annual Chicken BBQ

For the 34th year, the Village Church of Bayville is serving delicious chicken dinners at their Annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday, July 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Adult diners can feast on grilled chicken, potato salad, tomato slices, French bread, corn on the cob and a soft drink, all for $15. A slightly smaller children’s serving is available for $7. Diners can take out or eat in at the Heidi Relyea Memorial Park adjacent to the church on 9 Mountain Ave., Bayville, rain or shine. There’s parking at the church. Please call for directions 516-628-2737.


Monday, July 28

The Great War

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., presents a special silent film screening of The Great War, a documentary on WWI on July 28. This rarely seen footage from 1919 includes scenes from battles in the “No Man’s Land” of Meuse-Argonne and Chateau-Thierry; a trip on the U.S.S. Leviathan; the sinking of battleships by U-Boats as well as the capture of German prisoners and Armistice Day celebrations. Popcorn and soft drinks served. The cost is $15 per ticket for members and $25 for non-members.  For more information call 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.


Tuesday, July 29

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 516-922-6464. Cruise Nights is a weather dependent event.

Magic And Comedy

The Town of Oyster Bay presents the magic and comedy of Jim McClenahan on July 30 at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m. Free. This is an original approach to learning and is for children of all ages.


Wednesday, July 30

July Band Concerts

The Oyster Bay Community Band performs a free concert on the lawn of Christ Church on July 30, at 8 p.m. under the direction of Stephen Walker. For information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Bring your own chair or blanket. The raindate is Thursday.


Ongoing Events

Pop-Up Gallery

 East Norwich hosts the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s, 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.

Gregory Reid Exhibit

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street 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.

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



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