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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

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

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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