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July Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 30

Babysitting and First Aid Workshop

Thursday, July 31

Opera Night

Saturday, Aug. 2


Wednesday, July 30

Children’s Story Times

Children’s Story Times at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 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).

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 rain date is Thursday.


Thursday, July 31

Babysitting and First Aid Workshop

At the Bayville Free Library, 2 to 4 p.m. Learn babysitting techniques, first aid basics, and how to obtain the right babysitting job. For students entering sixth grade.


Friday, Aug. 1

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 band will be Lost Time (hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and now). 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, Aug. 2

Opera Night   

You are invited attend the Opera Night concert at Christ Church 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 516-922-6377.


Sunday, Aug. 3

Belle Voci

Christ Church presents a concert on Aug. 3 by Belle Voci at 4 p.m. Founded and directed by Jennifer Scott Miceli Ph.D., Belle Voci is an intergenerational Women’s Choir that performs annually to raise funds for cancer prevention and cure. Proceeds from the concert ticket sales are donated to The American Cancer Society.  For tickets and information call the parish office 922-6377.


Monday, Aug. 4

Movie at the Library

The Bayville Library is showing the film, Nebraska, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 34 School St. in Bayville.  There is no charge, and refreshments are served. Donations are accepted.

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. 10 a.m. to noon, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.

“Scratch Surprise” Mug

For grades 5-12 as of Sept. 2014. The Madd Potter will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library to help you paint a “Scratch Surprise” mug. You will apply layers of Neon paint under a black glaze. Using a toothpick, students will then “scratch away” the glaze to reveal the beautiful bright colors underneath. Create exciting patterns, lines, shapes and symbols—limited only to your imagination! Mugs will be fired in a pottery kiln so they are food and dishwasher safe. Mugs will be available for pick-up at the library on Aug. 15. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212. 2 to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 5

Cruise Night

Cruise Night is 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.

Songs Of The West

The Town of Oyster Bay presents Ernie Sites in The Singing Cowboy Sings Songs of the West on Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Free performance for children of all ages.


Wednesday, Aug. 6

Children’s Story Times

Children’s Story Times at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 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).


Thursday, Aug. 7

Sail For Deafness

The annual Sail the Sound for Deafness event takes place on Aug. 7 and 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 and fees call 628-4243.

Movie: Heaven is for Real

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth. Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Kelly Reilly & Greg Kinnear. (Rated PG for thematic material including some medical situations, 99 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 8

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. 10 a.m. to noon, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.

The Panama Canal

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street presents a special event on Aug. 8, on the Panama Canal: The Big Ditch Turns 100. Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in the creation of the Panama Canal. For more information please call 922-5032 or visit their website at oysterbayhistorical.org.

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.

Randy Jackson Performs

Canterbury Ales features Randy Jackson of Zebra for a fun night of music. Call 922-3614 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 band will be Chris Dijon (rock band from Sea Cliff) and Alec C. (singer/songwriter from New York City). 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, Aug. 9

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. on August 9, fee $25. Interaction among members of the tour always welcome. Leisurely weekend pace. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact the Society at 922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Events

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.

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

The Oyster Bay community paid tribute to award winning journalist Marie Colvin at Oyster Bay High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. The school library was officially dedicated in her name and a portrait of the journalist who died on the frontlines in Syria in 2012 was proudly displayed at the entrance of the library. The event was put together by members of the Oyster Bay class of 1974 who held their 40th class reunion over the weekend.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dennis O’Hara gave a short speech in honor of Colvin’s name. Nassau County legislators Judi Jacobs and Donald MacKenzie also gave speeches, along with Colvin’s sister, Catherine Colvin, and Donna Fiore-Houman, who helped coordinate the event. Both were members of the class of ‘74. Founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, Howard Schneider, also gave a small speech at the end of the ceremony.

Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.

Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.


Sports

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.

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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