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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

“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.

“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.

Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Sports

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.

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.


Calendar

Art In A Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bayville Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Hurricane Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 16



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