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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

Serving Oyster Bay and the rest of Long Island since 1990, Periwinkles is an Oyster Bay business on Audrey Avenue that assists with event planning, staging and staffing and catering a multitude of different events. Periwinkles was started by Pat Spafford, who was encouraged to take her passion and make it a career.

 

“I was raising a family and doing this part-time,” said Spafford. “One of my clients encouraged me to make it full-time. Most of my clientele was from Oyster Bay so I settled here. I have a huge affection for the people and the place. It’s great that I have been successful here for so long.” 

On Sunday, Sept. 21, the only place to be for lovers of local music is the Homestead in Oyster Bay, where a full day of live music is planned at GlenFest featuring 25 different performances. The lineup includes big names like Richie Cannata to Sea Cliff mainstays Kris Rice and Chicken Head to up-and-comers like Matt Grabowski and Lisa Vetrone.

 

GlenFest is the brainchild of Dave Losee, 53, of Glen Cove, who plays in the Crosstown Blues Band.

 

“I had this idea for a festival years ago, and when I finally nailed down a date, people are coming out of the woodwork to be a part of it,” says Losee.


Sports

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.


Calendar

MSA Party - September 17

West Shore Rd. Update - September 18

Harbor Beach Cleanup - September 20


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com