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Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2


Thursday, August 28

Movie at the Library: Locke

See Locke at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library at 2 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.)

Mini Golf Outing

Join the Sea Cliff Republican Club’s Fourth Annual Mini Golf Outing on from 5:30 8:30 p.m. at the Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville.  

The family event includes a light dinner and soft drinks for $25 per person. Tee signs are available for $50. Checks are payable to Sea Cliff Republican Club, P.O. Box 86, Sea Cliff, NY 11579. For details, contact 516-578-6202 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Gentle Yoga

At the Bayville Free Library, 6 p.m.


Saturday, August 30

Sagamore Hill Walk

Join a special nature walk at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park to celebrate the Theodore Roosevelt’s crusade for American wilderness, and this year’s 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. The walk is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For details, call 516-922-4788.


Tuesday, September 2

Hooks and Needles

The Hooks and Needles Program at the Bayville Free Library will be held at  7 p.m. The adult program is looking for new members. Donations of handmade items or yarn are always needed.


Thursday, September 4

Movie at the Library: The Railway Man

The Railway Man plays at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library at 2 and 6:30 p.m.

The film tells the story of Eric Lomax, a British officer who was captured by the Japanese and sent to a Thai POW camp during World War II. It stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada.

The film is rated R. For details, call the library at 516-922-1212.


Friday, September 5

Family Fun at Coe Hall

Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to the West Portico and lawn garden at Coe Hall at the Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park for a night of family fun on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy DJ music by Tommy’s Tunes all evening, bring glow sticks for after dark fun and stroll the gardens filled with midsummer flowers in full bloom.

The Planting Fields is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay. Reservations are not required. For details, contact Lilly McGurk at 516-922-8676.


Saturday, September 6

Markee Art Reception

The Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery of Oyster Bay at 4 Audrey Ave. will be exhibiting original art by Schery Markee Sullivan through 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 from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lipf.com.


Ongoing

Echoes: Voices from the Mystics

Through Friday, September 5

Oyster Bay resident Gregory L. Reid’s art exhibit Echoes: Voices from the Mystics is on view at Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit St.

Primarily self-taught from a young age, Reid studied art briefly in New York City only to find the classroom atmosphere ‘distracting.’  Reid describes his need to paint as a way to release the energy discovered when seeking truth and inspiration from the natural world and the people he encounters.

Reid’s work suggests the influence of Picasso, Chagall, de Kooning and other abstract expressionists while incorporating ethnic and spiritual themes.


Fabulous Interiors

Through Tuesday, September 30

Explore interior designs and artworks by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915-45, at the Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay.

Wolfe designed the Planting Fields’ vibrantly colored Tea House, and Duveen designed Tudor-inspired interiors for the country house, Coe Hall. The exhibit in Coe Hall is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The entrance fee is $4 for non-members. The Tea House is open from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Entrance is free with park admission.


Tuesdays

Cruise Night

Cruise Night on Audrey Avenue will be held weekly on Tuesdays 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.

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

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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