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Documentary Film and Discussion

Tuesday, January 29

Open Mike at Canterbury's

Weekly Event

Lion's Club Meeting

Monthly Event


Tuesday, January 29

Documentary Film and Discussion

The Oyster Bay Historical Society will screen the documentary For One English Officer on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the society’s Koenig Center. The 49-minute film tells the story of Andrew Gerow Hodges’ liberation of 149 Allied prisoners of war during World War II. One of the prisoners freed, Legion of Honor medalist Bernard Rader of Freeport, will be on hand following the screening to speak of his own personal experiences at the time. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call the society at 922-5032.


Weekly Events

•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St. 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 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., on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 922-6867.

•Open Mike at Canterbury’s. Every Thursday enjoy the open mike night at Canterbury’s. 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 922-3214.

•Ballroom Dance at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main St., 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.

•OBRM Preview Center. Every Saturday and Sunday visit the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Preview Center and Turntable Railyard at 100 to 102 Audrey Ave. (just north of the gazebo/bandstand - on the right), where you will be directed to the turntable railyard- featuring a variety of refurbished train cars. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 558-7036.


Monthly Events

•Lions Club of Oyster Bay meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The Lions Club of Oyster Bay, chartered in 1948, is a non-denominational group of men and women from all walks of life, brought together in the common interest of serving the community in the spirit of Lionism. Call 922-2967, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.lionwap.org/oysterbayny.

•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 942-3327.

•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.

•Holistic Moms Network, a community of moms interested in natural health and mindful parenting. Held on the first Thursday of every month (or specific date) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Community Center, Church St, Oyster Bay. All welcome. Call 624-2332. www.holisticmoms.org; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Modern Mystics Meeting, a modern mystic is one who experiences a presence indwelling all life, joining all as one. Informal gathering and discussion. The group meets on the second Friday of the month at 8 p.m. at the Muttontown U.U. Fellowship, Route 25A, one mile west of Route 106, on the south side of 25A. Discussion followed by refreshments. Call Rev. MarciaGrace 433-3482.

•Free Guided Nature Tours held on the first and third Saturdays of every month, rain or shine, at the Hoffman Center, 6000 Route 25A, Muttontown. Visitors should meet their guide at the entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets or children under the age of 10 are permitted. Call 922-3290.

•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 Parkinsons. Call Debbie 390-9454.

•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 622-7770.

•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.


Ongoing Events

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Needs Oyster Bay Recruits

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).

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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.

Adult Day Health Care

Provides socialization and stimulation to the physically, emotionally and medically impaired population who want to remain at home but need heath care monitoring. At the same time the family receives respite and peace of mind. A team of licensed health care professionals will provide quality of life to both family and frail loved ones. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cold Spring Hills (affiliated with the LIJ/North Shore system), Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Door through door transportation provided. Medicaid funded or private pay. Observation days are available. Call Sandra Butler, RN, 622-7768.

Bayville Sports Program

The Incorporated Village of Bayville Adult Basketball and Volleyball Programs include: older teens and adults basketball on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and coed volleyball, Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Activities are held at the Bayville Intermediate School. For more information call 628-1439.

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

The Coast Guard Auxiliary has formed a new Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area. Members are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing new Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat required. Training will be provided. Call Rich Light 628-1527 or Jaime Van Dyke 631-254-7539.

Day Break Program

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay holds its Day Break program at Christ Church’s Parish Hall, 61 E. Main St. It has enabled the center to expand activities and welcome new clients. Call 558-7211. The program is open five days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A nutritious lunch is served every day as well as an afternoon snack. Roundtrip transportation is offered. Methods of payment include Long-Term Health Care Insurance; possible reimbursement by Medicaid and private payment. For more information call 922-1770.

Senior Dinner Discount

Members of Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay can enjoy a $12 meal that includes main entree, soft drink, coffee or tea, tax, and gratuity. You need a reservation for this special offer. Call 922-1770.

Exhibits

At Coe Hall. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Included in regular admission for all self-guided visits.$3.50 per person; members and all children under 12 free. $8 per car parking fee at the Park Gate.

•Buffalo Bill, Wyoming and the Coe Family currently on display through Sept. 30.

•Robert Moses on LI 1925-1975. The exhibition is based on the Robert Moses archive, owned by the State of New York, part of which is deposited at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. It is housed in a specially designed archive room which was recently created as part of the renovation of the Hay Barn. On view through Sept. 30.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery

Is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day until 7 p.m.) and is located on the south side of Route 25A on the Nassau-Suffolk border. For information call 692-6768. Weekend trout feeding at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. General admission $5 for adults; $3 children 3 to 17 and people over 65. Call for group tour information. Group programs will be held on selected Saturdays at 10 or 11 a.m. A reservation must be made in advance. Fish Feeding Demonstrations are held every Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to observe a staff member feeding thousands of trout at 1 and 3 p.m. Summer programs are offered for youngsters who will be entering Kindergarten in September up to children who are entering grade 7. Features NYS’s largest collection of fresh water fish housed in two aquarium buildings, six outdoor ponds, where brook, brown and rainbow trout are raised and sold to enthusiasts who use them to stock their ponds. In addition to the trout ponds, the Hatchery also maintains a warm water fish pond and a turtle pond. Catch and Keep Trout Fishing is a recent addition to Hatchery activities.

Oyster Bay Historical Society

Located at 20 W. Main St. The museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 922-5032.

Help for Seniors

Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.

Earle-Wightman House

At 20 Summit St., OB: open Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sundays: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Call 922-5032. Donation requested.

Mrs. Jones’ Attic

Located at 59 Bayville Ave., Bayville, Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations and volunteers welcome. Proceeds benefit residents of Jones Manor Adult Home. For further information call 628-1350.

Museums

•Bayville Village Museum, 34 School St., open Tuesdays and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Closed Saturdays. For appointments call Gladys Mack 628 8975 or Thomas Alfano 628-1439.

•Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St. Open Tuesday to Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m. (Memorial Day through Labor Day noon to 5 p.m.). Summer hours: noon to 5 p.m. Call 922-6808. Admission $4 and $3 for seniors and students. Children under 6 are free.

•Townsend Society Museum, 107 East Main St., OB. Open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 922-5434.

•Whaling Museum, Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and holiday Mondays. Admission $6 adults; $5 students and seniors; $19 families; military, members, children under 5 free. Sunday 11 a.m. to noon by donation. Call 631-367-3418.

•Visit the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum/Visitor Center and Turntable Yard, 100-102 Audrey Ave. (just north of the gazebo/bandstand - on the right), where you will be directed to the turntable railyard - featuring a variety of refurbished train cars. Noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to lend your support to the museum, call 558-7036 or visit http://www.obrm.org/.

LV Neighborhood Watch

Membership drive is underway. The Locust Valley Neighborhood Watch invites all Locust Valley residents, businesses and associations to join. Current dues for the year are set at $20. Call 676-6152 to receive membership information or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Planting Fields Arboretum

Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking $6. Call 922-8600. Main Greenhouse hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camellia Greenhouse hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Gift Shop hours daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coe Hall Historic House Museum hours daily noon to 3:30 p.m. for guides tours. Garden tours offered daily at 2 p.m., weather permitting. Fee $5 adults; $3.50 seniors; $1 children 7 to 12. $6 per car parking fee additional. Handicapped accessible. Located on Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Call 922-9210 or visit www.plantingfields.org.

Rotary Rides

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund’s “Rotary Rides” permanent phone number is 922-2650. Disabled community members needing a ride to a medical appointment, procedure or the like are encouraged to call the above number to request an application for service. Once approved, transportation will be arranged with the Hendrickson Bus Corporation, which is providing specialized vehicles for a fraction of the cost to the Charitable Fund. Donations are needed to help continue this invaluable service. Your tax-deductible gift to the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund will enable a handicapped individual to regain his/her independence. If you would like to make a donation, mail it to the: Oyster Bay Charitable Fund, P.O. Box 132, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Be sure to enter “Rotary Rides” in the memo line.

Upstairs/Downstairs Tour at Coe Hall

Planting Fields Foundation announces a new hour-long tour about servant life at Coe Hall offered through Sept. 30 at 12:30 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 922-8678.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

The Old Orchard Museum and grounds. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Sept. through May. Guided tours will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance to the home is permitted by guided tour only. Tickets are sold at the Visitor Center/Bookstore. $5 per person. Children 16 and under are free. Call 922-4788.

Sailboat Racing

All are welcome to participate in these evening races within the Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor area. After the races, gather back at the club for refreshments and stories of that evening’s race. It is a great way to begin, whether for a skipper new to racing or a novice just wanting to assist as part of the crew. Open to all sailboats of Oyster Bay who register with Sagamore’s Race Committee. You do not have to be a member of Sagamore Yacht Club to join the Wednesday night racing program. Race starting time is 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Mike 768-0932.

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary

 134 Cove Rd. Bird Watching Weekends - Saturdays and Sundays through April 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and celebrate bird watching and games, hands-on activities, stories and nature walks. Learn how to identify birds and help the sanctuary count the birds that visit the feeders. Then discover how you can start a Project FeederWatch program in your backyard and share your observations with scientists at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Drop in and bring the whole family.

Village Church Thrift Shop

The Village Church of Bayville Thrift Shop, 9 Mountain Ave., Bayville. Come and see all new items in the shop. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 628-2737.

The Waterfront Center

Located at 1 West End Ave., Western Waterfront. Call 922-SAIL or visit www.thewaterfrontcenter.org. Ongoing programs: Learn to sail; junior summer programs; rentals; school and Scout group programs; an extensive program guide is available. Charters on the historic oyster sloop Christeen are offered. Call for fees and dates.

News

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 23



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