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General meeting at 7:30 p.m. at TR Park. Call 516-922-5551. Go to www.obca.net.
Enjoy a guided nature walk on the trails throughout the year from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, 6000 Northern Blvd., Muttontown (between Route 106 and 107 – just west of Martin Viette Nursery). Meet the guide at the site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets, no children under 10 years of age or organized groups permitted. Weather permitting. Call 922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission. No registration required. Visit www.hoffmancenter.org. Also on Aug. 4, 18.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library and the Youth and Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay-East Norwich hold their annual blood drive at the library at 89 E. Main St. from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. This year all donors will receive free Mets tickets. So give blood, save lives and enjoy a baseball game. For questions concerning medical eligibility, call 1-800-688-0900.
The NYS DOT is holding a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. at the Oyster Bay Community Center at the Town of Oyster Bay’s request to relocate an at-grade pedestrian crossing at Maxwell Avenue, that goes over the LIRR tracks, and to move the entrance 120 feet east to Audrey Avenue.
The North Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club and Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Chris J. Coschignano’s 10th Annual Golf Outing and reception will be held at the Mill River Club in Upper Brookville. For information on attending this event, visit the North Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club website at www.nswgop.com. or call 516-921-1000.
For an English Ivy Pull at Shu Swamp, Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck, on July 29 at 8:30 a.m. Join the Shu Crew as it continues its efforts to eradicate English Ivy from this beautiful preserve. Come to the swamp for this fun and worthwhile effort. Snacks will be provided to the volunteers. Bring garden gloves if you have them as well as clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Contact, Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions and to register (required).
St. Rocco Church celebrates its 75th anniversary at its upcoming annual Italian Feast. July 31 to Aug 3 from 6 to 11 p.m., August 4 and 5 from 3 to 10 p.m. Homecooked italian food by the Nonna’s of the Parish. Live music, rides, crafts, jewelry, and raffle for $25,000 or Fiat 500. Free live reptile show and face painting at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Fireworks Friday night, w/raindate Sunday night. Nightly prayers and devotions, with Holy Mass at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
The summer concert series lineup at Chelsea Mansion on the Muttontown Preserve features music ranging from jazz to classical. Concertgoers are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy these outdoor shows. All performances are free of charge and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are as follows:
•July 25: Sea Cliff Chambers
One-half hour session per day for five weeks. Children must be 3 years of age or older to participate. Lessons Monday-Thursday beginning July 9 at West Harbor Beach. Swim races will be held on Aug. 11. Bayville residents only. Swim lesson applications available at the Village of Bayville website @bayvilleny.gov. For questions call 628-1439, ext. 16.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay, will offer the Summer Sanctuary Adventures program through Aug. 23, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the center or to donate to rehabilitation efforts, visit: http://ny.audubon.org/CentersEdu_TRoosevelt.html, or contact Brooke Roeper 516-922-3200.
Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. through September. Audrey Ave. in downtown Oyster Bay. Restaurant specials, live music, 50/50 raffle. Fun for the whole family. For more information including sponsorships call 516-922-6464 or obenchamber@gmail. com. For weather updates go to www.visitoysterbay.com.
NPS Park Ranger Howard Ehrlich is presenting his free talks on “President Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay” on Sundays for the entire summer. The free walking tour starts at 2 p.m. Meet in the LIRR parking lot in Oyster Bay. After the walking tour, visitors are invited to gather at Christ Church, 61 East Main St., to hear Mr. Ehrlich talk on the “Last Days of Theodore Roosevelt.” Theodore Roosevelt’s funeral was held at Christ Church and a pew is dedicated to him. After that talk, all are invited to drive to Youngs Cemetery in Oyster Bay Cove for a discussion of the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt. For further information contact NPS Ranger Howard Ehrlich at 922-4271.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area is recruiting new members. They are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat is required. Training will be provided. For more information call Joe Orlich, vice flotilla commander of flotilla 22-05 in Oyster Bay at (516) 624-USCG (8724).
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
Planting Fields Foundation announces a new hour-long tour about servant life at Coe Hall offered through Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour takes visitors through parts of Coe Hall (finished in 1921) that have rarely been shown before, including the top floor of the house where servants had bedrooms and where the Coe family’s clothes and trunks were stored when not needed. Though student bathrooms were added in the 1950s when the house was used as a college, and students had dormitories on the third floor, these rooms, hidden under the vast roofs of the Elizabethan-style mansion, have changed little since the 1920s. In the last year, parts of the top floor have been especially painted and re-furnished. The tour, created by Marianne Della Croce, is based on the extensive archives about the Coe family and Planting Fields. $3.50 tour fee nonmembers; children under 12 are free. Call Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678.
•Alcoholics Anonymous closed step meeting Sundays at 8 p.m. and open meeting at the same time. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m. there is a beginner’s meeting and a closed discussion meeting. Anyone can attend the open meetings. The closed meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. The meetings are held at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. For information call 922-6377.
•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Beginners welcome. Call 922-1212.
•Open Mike at Jack Halyards Restaurant, Oyster Bay, at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 922-2999 or visit www.jackhalyards.com.
•Alanon meeting will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Presbyterian Church, East Main St. All are welcome.
•Substance Abuse Groups meet at the Youth and Family Counseling Agency, 193 A, South St., Oyster Bay, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 922-6867.
•Open Mike. Every Thursday enjoy the open mike night at Canterbury’s, Oyster Bay. Professional musicians and novices are invited to bring their instruments, voices, and friends to join him on stage or perform by themselves. Approximate starting time is 8:45 p.m. Call Mark at 922-3214.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Ballroom Dance at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main St., Oyster Bay, every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with instructor Vladimir Velev, an international ballroom dance champion. Learn to Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and more. Donation requested. Call 922-1770.
•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar at 942-3327.
•Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the cafeteria on the ground level, near the emergency room at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, 221 Jericho Tpke. Open to patients, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about Parkinson’s. Call Debbie at 390-9454.
•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.
•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Sheldon Rybak, RCSW/ACSW at 622-7770.
•Golf For Single Adults, a group of 50 + single seniors meet the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Sunnyside Blvd., Exit 46 off the LIE, Plainview. For info call 942-4228. The group plays on courses, mostly in Suffolk on the weekends as well as during the week.
•Oyster Bay Quilting Group held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Green Room at the OB Library, 89 Main St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a project and lunch.
•Syosset Day Chapter/Homemakers Council Of NC holds its business meetings the first Wednesday of the month (September through June) at 10:15 a.m. Classes are held on subsequent Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Homemakers meet at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. All are welcome to join.
•Bereaved Parents of the USA. This national self-help support group charters the LI NY Chapter. Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., Syosset. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and hope. No dues or fees.