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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.
Leave your parents at home for the evening and come to the Sanctuary for Kids’ Night Out. Learn to pitch a tent, roast s’mores around a campfire, go for a night hike, and meet nighttime animals. From 6 to 9 p.m. Ages 9 and up. At the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. Fee: $30 per child, $15 for each additional sibling. Registration required. Call 516-922-3200 for more information.
Bring your muck boots and join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as you walk around the East Pond looking for shore birds and other birds. Begins at 8 a.m. Contact Sharon at 516-433-5590 to register (required). Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
International Beach Cleanup Day at Target Rock NWR. Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as we partner with the US Fish and Wildlife Service for a fun morning. Snacks, water, and giveaways will be provided. Begins at 9 a.m. Call Stella Miller at 516-695-0763 to register (required). Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
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.
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).
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/Centers Edu_TRoosevelt.html, or contact Brooke Roeper 516-922-3200.