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Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24


Thursday, Aug. 21

Movie At The Library: Joe

See Joe at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter (117 min) Rated R.

Gentle Yoga

At the Bayville Free Library, 6 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

Water District Special Meeting

The Oyster Bay Water District will hold a special meeting on Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. to discuss the 2015 preliminary budget. At the district office, 45 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay.

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.


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.

Art Opening

Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery of Oyster Bay at 4 Audrey Ave. will be exhibiting original art by Schery Markee Sullivan from Aug. 23 to Sept. 6. The exhibition is a glimpse into the artist’s soul through watercolors, mixed media, acrylics and oil paintings. A “meet the artist” wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvre reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from noon to 8 p.m. For more information visit www.lipf.com.


Sunday, Aug. 24

Junior Triathlon

The 10th Annual Runner’s Edge-Tobay Junior Triathlon takes place on Aug. 24 starting at Theodore Roosevelt 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.

Historic Church Service And Tour

Brookville Reformed Church is hosting a trip to Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Avenue at 29th Street on Sunday, Aug. 24. Pews will be reserved for those attending the 11 a.m. service, followed by a private tour. This New York City landmark, which was transformed into one of the world’s great churches by pastor Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, is as famous for its colorful history as it for its white marble construction, soaring, open interior, cantilevered balconies and Tiffany stained-glass windows. Join for the service, private tour and lunch (optional). Transportation is available, if requested in advance. For those who need a ride or want to caravan into NYC, the group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Brookville Church, 2 Brookville Rd., Brookville. Call Kris at 516-671-0694.


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 our community as well as our members. Keep abreast of current AARP discounts. For more information contact Frieda Cassano 516-431-0565 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.


Tuesday, Aug. 26

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.

Advanced Excel

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Using Microsoft Excel, the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, learn advanced features including macros, graphing and charting and much more in this hands-on workshop. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten, Computer First Grade, Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Intermediate Excel. Fee of $4 due at time of registration. Register at the reference desk.


Thursday, Aug. 28

Movie At The Library: Locke

See Locke at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A successful businessman receives a series of phone calls which sets into motion a chain of events that unravels his perfect life, all of which takes course of one absolutely riveting and intense car ride. Starring: Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Tom Hardy, Andrew Scott. (Rated R for language throughout, 85 min.)


Ongoing

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

This holiday season, Oyster Bay will once again be home to unique, homemade, scrumptious confections from The Chocolate Lady, in the form of a mobile chocolate boutique set up at Buckingham Variety Store on Audrey Avenue. She arrived on Sunday and plans on staying throughout the holidays, and possibly longer.

“I have been developing this concept for the last year and a half and am excited to be coming home to Oyster Bay for this year’s holiday launch,” says Lee Perrotta, aka The Chocolate Lady, who had her shop across the street from Buckingham’s for about five years before she was forced to shut her doors on Christmas Eve in 2012 due to excessive water damage at the rental space.

The Raise The Roof Concert, held at Christ Church on Nov. 9, was an intergenerational event to benefit the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay’s seniors.

Board member Suzanne Paolucci explained the center’s wish to get iPods for the seniors as a source of musical therapy. She brought the idea to the center from a talk by social worker Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory. He has produced a film, Alive Inside, that tells the story of music as being restorative. Music is like therapy for the elderly, in particular for those with dementia, as it has been shown to awaken memories of happier times in life, when energy and enthusiasm were boundless.


Sports

Long Island Lutheran High School senior Samantha Horton of Oyster Bay signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Siena College and compete on the Girls Division I Lacrosse Team in the goaltender position next year. Samantha will be receiving a full athletic scholarship. Horton is pictured with her family.

On the weekend of Nov. 8, the Oyster Bay High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to the State University of New York at Canton just a few miles from the Canadian border to compete in the New York State Cross Country Championships.

Alex Tosi became the first Bayman since Joe Jazwinski and Justin Nakrin (2008) to become All-State, placing 16th with a time of 16:53. Most runners ran about 20 seconds slower than their Bethpage times because of the muddy conditions on the course. Tosi’s time was basically equivalent to his best Bethpage time, as he powered through the toughest parts of the race. He led the Baymen to a seventh place finish in the Class C race, an improvement from their 11th place finish last year, which ties the highest place at the New York State Championships of a Baymen team since 2009.


Calendar

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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