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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

With a general discontent about the view-blocking pedestrian railings recently installed along West Shore Road, the discussion at the Oyster Bay Civic Association meeting on Sept. 18 focused on the possibility of having the road designated as a scenic highway.

This concept was suggested by Gregory Druhak of Centre Island, a regular traveler along West Shore Road, who said, “I believe this is the most scenic drive on Long Island west of the Hamptons, perhaps on all of Long Island itself, and it is not being treated as such. I feel we are being given the Lefferts Boulevard [down by JFK airport] expressway extension instead. For all you can see, it might as well be the Belt Parkway below the fence instead of Oyster Bay. This is wrong.”  

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

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.


Calendar

Plein Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Oct. 1

College Discussion

Monday, Oct. 6

Collecting Manuscripts

Thursday, Oct. 9



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