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Wednesday, December 19

Winter Concert

The OBHS Grades 7 And 8 Winter Concert takes place at 8 p.m. in the  OBHS Auditorium.

Thursday, December 20

Christmas Party

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay Christmas Party festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations required. LEC is at 45 East Main Street, OB. Call 922-1770.

Santa Ride Food Drive

Santa Claus will be out on the streets of Oyster Bay riding on his favorite fire truck again, on Saturday, Dec. 22 for the annual Santa ride and food drive by members of the Atlantic Steamer and Oyster Bay Fire Companies for the benefit of Oyster Bay’s needy from noon to 7 p.m.

Movie: Hope Springs

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library presents Hope Springs at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple who have been married for 30 years and now are sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way, but hope springs eternal. Starring: Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones. (Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality, 100 minutes)

Great Books Discussion

The Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, presents their Great Books which is held twice monthly from 2 to 4 p.m. Discussed will be Nostromo by Joseph Conrad. For information and registration, call Jennifer at 671-1837. All are welcome.

Winter Concert

The OBHS Grades 9-12 Winter Concert Part II offers performances of the Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and Jazz Band at 8 p.m. in the OBHS auditorium.

Saturday, December 22

Seasons Tweetings

The TR Sanctuary & Audubon Center presents Listen to the Reading of Night Tree by Eve Bunting while you decorate the sanctuary trees with wildlife-friendly homemade edible ornaments from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For all ages. The general fee is $7, call 922-3200 for information. 

Wednesday, December 26

PG Movie: Arthur Christmas

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library presents Arthur Christmas at 2 p.m. It  reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: “So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” No registration required. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. (Rated PG, 97 min.) For more information or to register, call the library at 922-1212. 

Thursday, December 27

Movie: The Campaign

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library presents the movie The Campaign at 2 and 6:30 p.m. In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man, naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. Starring: Dylan Mcdermott, John Lithgow, Jason Sudeikis, Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, Zach Galifianakis.(Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity, 85 min), For more information or to register, call the library at 922-1212.

Bayville Movie Night

Winter Break Movie Night for Young Adults ages 12 and up takes place at the Bayville Free Library at 34 School Street, at 7 p.m. Registration has already begun. Call 628-2765. 

Friday, December 28

Edible Forest

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library presents the Edible Forest for children 3 to 5 years with an adult from 1 to 2 p.m.. Decorate a container with enamel markers, foam, glitter and stickers. Use your container to plant chocolate trees in Oreo dirt with gummy shapes. Top your trees with frosting, sprinkles and mini M&Ms. For more information or to register, call the library at 922-1212.

Blood Drive

Come join the community on Friday, Dec. 28 from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Fire Department at 188 South Street, Oyster Bay for a blood drive. (Donors receive 2013 Mets tickets.) Call Carolann at 660-1635 to schedule an appointment time. 

Friday, January 11

Angel’s Wish Gala

Reservation deadline for the Christina Renna Foundation (CRF) is hosting An Angel’s Wish Gala Dance at Chateau La Mer, 845 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst on Friday, Jan. 11, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets: donation of $75 per person. Proceeds benefit children’s cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. You must reserve your tickets by Dec. 22. Call Pat Pichichero at 631-884-0808 or Phil Renna at 631-225-2074, or visit www.crf4acure.org.

December 26-28 

Holiday Twilight Tours

The Vanderbilt Museum, at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, has been decorated for the holidays by interior designers and garden clubs and offers its very popular twilight mansion tours the evenings of Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28, 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors (62 and older), and $5 for children 12 and under. Hot chocolate and cookies are included. For information, call 631-854-5579.

Saturday, January 5

Twelfth Night Celebration

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, OB, wants you to ring in the New Year at the annual Twelfth Night Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.. The Culper Spies will be playing Colonial Yuletide tunes on the fiddle, harp and recorder. Holiday punch and dessert will be served.  Space is limited. Admission is free to members.  Please RSVP by calling 922-6808.

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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