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Reading Party

Thursday, Aug. 14

Coach Grill Anniversary

Sunday, Aug. 17

Pets For Vets

Sunday, Aug. 17


Wednesday, Aug. 13

Children’s Story Times

Children’s Story Times at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. 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. 14

Library Free Movie

The OB-EN Public Library, 89 East Main St., presents Bad Words at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya Chopra, who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life. Starring: Rohan Chand, Allison Janney, Beth Grant, Jason Bateman, Philip Baker Hall, Kathryn Hahn, Amanda Anka and Ben Falcone. (Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity, 89 min.).

Reading Party

Celebrate the End of Summer with a reading party featuring the Sciencetellers at the Bayville Free Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sciencetellers combines storytelling, comedy and science experiments into a dynamic and highly interactive learning experience.


Friday, Aug. 15

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.

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.


Saturday, Aug. 16

Rough Rider Demonstration

Sagamore Hill National Historic Park on Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. presents the “Rough Rider” Cavalry Troop of the Nassau-Suffolk Horsemen’s Association. They will offer a demonstration of riding techniques used by mounted soldiers of the Spanish American War. In addition, there will be a very special appearance by Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by James Foote. The Rough Rider re-enactors will set-up in the field adjacent to the windmill behind the visitor center. A period encampment will be set up as well. For further information, visit nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788.


Sunday, Aug. 17

Coach Grill Anniversary

The Coach Grill and Tavern, 22 Pine Hollow Rd., is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Please join them at a free Pig Roast. There will be an outside pop-up tiki bar set-up and live music. There will also be liquor and beer promos plus free swag giveaways. For information please call 516-624-0900.

Pets For Vets

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park hosts Pets For Vets, a New York AutoFest car show on Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Show cars fee is $20; spectators are $5; kids under 12 are free. There will be food, a DJ, and entertainment including Team Jilli, the poker playing dogs. For information call 802-5022.


Friday, Aug. 22

Bayville Car Show

Summer Nights Dream Cruise, benefitting 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.


Saturday, Aug. 23

Butterflies & Insects

Sagamore Hill National Historic Park presents Butterflies & Insects at 1 p.m. What would our world be like without insects? Not as pleasant as one might think. Discover the unique role they play in the ecosystem, learn why butterflies and other insects are important pollinators, and identify some common meadow insects. Hands-on activities and a special craft for children will also be offered.

Tobay Triathlon

The 27th Annual Runner’s Edge-Tobay Triathlon takes place on Aug. 23 starting at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Register online at glirc.org. The event includes a 5K run, 5K swim and a 15K bike for individuals and teams. For fee and registration call 797-4125 [prompt 1]. Register online at glirc.org.


Sunday, Aug. 24

Junior Triathlon

The 10th Annual Runner’s Edge-Tobay Junior Triathlon takes place on Aug. 24 starting at Theodore Roosevet Memorial Park. The run is for youngsters 8 to 13. The event includes a 200-yard swim, 2.5 mile bike ride and a one-mile run. For fee and registration call 797-4125 [prompt 1]. Register online at glirc.org.


Monday, Aug. 25

AARP Meeting

Come join the monthly AARP Oyster Bay Group’s informational meeting on Monday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library. Learn about issues and volunteer opportunities relevant to the community as well as members. Keep abreast of current AARP discounts. For more information contact Frieda Cassano at 516-431-0565 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, Aug. 30

TR & Conversation

Sagamore Hill National Historic Park presents TR & Conservation on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. Theodore Roosevelt became a conservationist hero because of his conviction that wild places belonged to future generations as well as to the past. Join a special nature walk to celebrate the naturalist president’s crusade for American wilderness, and this year’s 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964.


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.

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.

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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