Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
Meet Gunner and Lady, certified therapy dogs who will be in the library as reading partners. Children often feel more comfortable reading to dogs. For children grades one and up (child must be able to read). From 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at OBEN Public Library. Registration for OB-EN residents is ongoing, non-residents may register on Oct. 25. Call 922-1212 to register.
The Village of Bayville is holding their annual Halloween Ragamuffin Costume Contest from 6 to 8 p.m. in the St. Gertrude’s Parish Center. The costumed event is for all infants to fifth graders. There is a special judging event for moms and dads. There will be refreshments and prizes for all. The adult competition is for all the moms and dads who accompany their children. The event is free. For information, call 628-1439.
Join the ghouls at the Oyster Bay Historical Society from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for some spooky fun, while making vintage Halloween treat cards. Each card will come with written directions and templates, so you can make more. Candy included for all of the cards. The class fee is $30, including supplies. The class will be held in the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For more information or to make reservations call 922-5032.
The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center invites you to experience Trick or Tweet!, a family Halloween event, during one of two sessions. Session 1 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, mixed ages with their parents. Session 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., mixed ages with their parents. Held at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center, 134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay. $5 members/$8 non-members per child. $2 per adult. For more information and to register call 516-922-3200. Rain date Oct. 28.
A safe Halloween for children fascinated with historic aircraft and armor is being offered by the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale from 3 to 7 p.m. Contests and free admission are in store for children under 12 who arrive in costume. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and veterans, $5 for children (free to children in costume under 12).
15th Annual Craft and Fine Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. American master craftsmen and fine artists under large tents. Admission: $7/children under 12 free/$1 discount for seniors on Saturday. For more information call 973-746-0091. Also on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
“Halloween Casino Night” cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, games of chance, silent auction, entertainment and dancing to benefit Hospice Care Network’s programs and services. Honorees include Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Justice Ute Wolff Lally. At the Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $350 each and sponsorships begin at $100. Call 516-224-6467 or visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org.
An Evening With the Stars: Doo-Wop Fundraiser to help support the games for the physically challenged will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Bethpage High School. Featuring Winnie Winfield, Lenny Dell and the Dimensions, Continentals, Cathy Jean, The Fireflies, The Jarmels, and Classic Sounds. Tickets are $25 each, reserved seating only. Free parking. Go to www.larentr.com or call 631-873-8817 for more information.
At The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium Oct. 27 through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Every visitor wearing a costume will receive one mini fish food funtainer. Call 516-692-6768 for admission fees and further information.
•Oct. 27 and 28: The Haunted Hatchery from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors take part in the haunted events, eye spooky black catfish, pumpkin seed sunfish, crafts, etc. with refreshments for all. Kids in costumes receive an extra treat. In addition, visitors can witness the centuries old process of trout reproduction at the Hatchery at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay. Space is limited for Halloween programs. Call Raynham Hall Museum for information and reservations at 516-922-6808.
•Oct. 27: The Culper Spy Ring Masquerade Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Come in disguise. Music by the Mortimer-Lyons Band, Halloween-themed treats by Sweet Tomato. Walk and dance through Long Island’s second-most haunted house. Cost is $125/$100 for members. Adults only.
•Oct. 28: Halloween Hullabaloo from 4 to 6 p.m. Mask-making and pumpkin decorating will take place under an outdoor tent on the lawn of Raynham Hall. Storyteller Janet Demarest will be on hand to tell the spookiest of ghost stories. Cider and gingersnaps provided. $10 per child or $5 for kids in costume.
•Oct. 30: Who is REALLY Haunting Raynham Hall? At 6 and 7:30 p.m. (for ages 10 and up). Metaphysical and Paranormal Specialists Sean Schildgen and Steve Linthwaite will conduct a “how to ghost hunt” presentation. Also on hand will be Elizabeth Milano and her team from Entities Inc., a scientific paranormal research team. The team will place cameras and electronic voice phenomena equipment in several rooms of the museum to either prove or debunk the ghost rumors.
Nature walks at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary located at 6000 Northern Blvd., in Muttontown. Enjoy a guided nature walk throughout the fall. Meet guide at 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. No registration required. Weather permitting, call 516-922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission for one hour between 1 and 2 p.m. For additional information visit: www.hoffmancenter.org. Fall schedule: Nov. 3, 17 and Dec. 15.
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society, P.O. Box 735, Huntington, NY 11743. Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
•Oct. 27: Walk/Run for Conservation and Wildlife Fundraiser at Planting Fields, 9:30 a.m. HOBAS’ First Ever Walk/Run for Wildlife. This fundraiser is for everyone and anyone willing to walk, run or do a combination of both in order to raise money for conservation efforts such as habitat restoration, wildlife research projects, and other conservation initiatives. Registration is $25 per person for adults (raise a minimum of $50 and fee will be waived and you will receive a t-shirt), $15 for kids under the age of 18. Children under the age of 5 are free. Raise at least $100 and be entered to win a gift basket filled with $250 worth of gift certificates from local merchants. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help with registration, hand out water, and act as course marshals. Call Stella Miller at 516-695-0763 for more information.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. For more information call the library at 516-922-1212. Upcoming events:
•Oct. 27 and Nov. 3: Beginner yoga classes from 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or towel with you to class. Fee: $20 per person for the series. Must register in person.
•Oct. 29: Visitations: A Ghosthunters Program at 7 p.m. Never before have Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill, The Paranormal Adventurers, spoken so candidly about the entities people see at night in their homes, hotel rooms, campgrounds, parks, and vacation cabins.
•Oct. 30: Hippo Puppet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy an interactive hour with your pre-schooler and A Time for Kids by dancing, storytelling, singing, and making a hippo puppet. For children 18 months to 5 years old with adult.
•Oct. 31: Computer 2nd Grade for Grownups from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with numbers including inputting, inserting, moving, erasing, and simple mathematical operations, spreadsheets and more. Pre-requisites: Computer Kindergarten, Computer 1st Grade, or equivalent knowledge and experience. $4 fee. Please register in person.
•Nov. 1: Movie: People Like Us showing at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Rated PG-13. No registration required.
An exhibition organized by the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Oyster Bay Historical Society (OBHS). Showing through November 11 at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. Call 922-5032 for more information.
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.
•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.