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OBCA Meeting

Thursday, March 15

Opera Night

Sunday, March 17

Underground Railroad

Tuesday, March 19

Wednesday, March 13

Learn Mah Jong

Mah Jong classes by Jacqui Palatnik, a master player, will introduce you to the tiles, and basic moves of this ancient game. Because new cards will not be available until April, the instructor will provide the cards for this session. Classes continue on March 20 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign up by stopping by the Reference Desk or calling the library at 922-1212.


Thursday, March 14

TRS &AC Lecture

A lecture, Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, Ninety Years of Conservation, will be presented by Ted Scherff and Jennifer Zaso on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the OBHS’ Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. In 1923 the Audubon Society was entrusted with twelve acres of land in Oyster Bay to preserve in memory of Theodore Roosevelt. Call 922-5032 for information.


Thursday, March 15

OBCA Meeting

The Oyster Bay Civic Association meets on March 15 at the Italian-American Club at 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Bring your concerns about the hamlet to them to discuss and to get help if needed. Call 922-5551 for information.


Sunday, March 17

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from some of the most beloved op- eras: La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butter- fly, Aida, Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as art songs of Schubert, Wolf, Liszt and Schumann on March 17, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church. The series goal is to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377. The concerts continue on April 21 and June 16.


Tuesday, March 19

Underground Railroad

Kathleen G. Velsor will speak on The Underground Railroad on Long Island: Friends in Freedom on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. From the arrival of the Quakers in the seventeenth century to the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, Long Island played an important role in the Underground Railroad’s work to guide slaves to freedom. Free program. Call 922-5032 for information.


Wednesday, March 20

Business After Hours

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours, a networking gathering on March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Serata at 160 Mill River Road, OB. Reserve a reservation by calling 922-6464. Light refreshments and a cash bar. Bring a friend.


Thursday, March 21

FOSH Lecture Series

The Friends of Sagamore Hill (FOSH) hosts the Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series, held in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main Street on Thursday, March 21, with Roger L. Di Silvestro, naturalist and editor and author of Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands: A Young Politician’s Quest for Recovery in the American West.   t; on Thursday, April 18, Chip Bishop discusses his latest book The Lion and the Journalist, portraying the friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and his biographer Joseph Bucklin Bishop. The Thursday, May 16, lecture features photographer Xiomáro, draws on his experience photographing the interior of the Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill, after removal of the house’s furnishings as part of the site’s rehabilitation project. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit www.sagamore-hill.com/lecture.html or call 922-5032.


March 25 to 29

WFC Spring Break

Discover the Oyster Bay Wildlife Refuge habitat. - 29 for 3rd to 8th grade students; Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee, $40 perday or $160 for entire week. Call 922-SAIL.


Tuesday, April 2

OB-EN Budget Workshop

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich board of education holds its third budget workshop on April 2 at 8 p.m. in the Oyster Bay High School library. Residents are welcome to attend and learn about the process of how the board deliberates on how to balance a budget with student achievement as a top goal within the constraints of NYS Department of Education unfunded mandates, the NYS 2 percent cap on budgets, etc. Community comments are welcome. Meetings continue on April 16 and May 7. They include power point explanations of the budget. You can go to obenschools.org to download budget material. The budget vote and trustee election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31 at the high school from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Tuesday, April 16

OB-EN Budget Workshop

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich board of education will adopt the 2013-2014 Budget on April 16 at 8 p.m. in the Oyster Bay High School library. Residents are welcome to attend and comment. At the next meeting on May 7 there will be the public budget hearing. The budget vote and trustee election (two) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 at the high school from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Thursday, April 18

Book Discussion

The Friends of Sagamore Hill hosts the Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series, held in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main Street on Thursday, April 18, as Chip Bishop discusses his latest book The Lion and the Journalist, portraying the friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and his biographer Joseph Bucklin Bishop. The Thursday, May 16, lecture features photographer Xiomáro, draws on his experience photographing the interior of the Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill, after removal of the house’s furnishings as part of the site’s rehabilitation project. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit www.sagamore-hill.com/lecture.html or call 922-5032.


Sunday, April 21

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from some of the most beloved operas, as well as art songs of Schubert, Wolf, Liszt and Schumann on April 21, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church.. With its goal to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377. The concerts continue on June 16.


Saturday, April 23

Hamlet Cleanup

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce holds its annual sidewalk cleanup and fills the planters with flowers. Youth are invited to come and earn commu nity service hours. The day starts at 8 a.m. Call 9226464 for information.


Tuesday, May 7

OB-EN Budget Workshop

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich board of education will hold a public hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget on May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Oyster Bay High School library. Residents are welcome to attend and comment. The budget vote and trustee election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 at the high school from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Thursday, May 16

FOSH Lecture

The Friends of Sagamore Hill host the third in the Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series, held in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main Street on Thursday, May 16. Photographer Xiomáro, draws on his experience photographing the interior of the Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill.

Lectures begin at 7 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit www.sagamore-hill.com/lecture.html or call 922-5032.


Saturday, May 18

Run for Literacy

Joint the 7th Annual Run for Literacy, a 5K run/walk at 10:15 a.m. and a free quarter mile Fun Run for future Olypmians age 10 and under, starts at 9:15 with race at 9:45 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. Contact: brookejackmanfoundation.org or 922-1811.

Health & Fitness Fair

The 10th Annual Health & Fitness Fair brings vendors to Audrey Avenue. Run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senator Carl Marcellino and the OB-EN chamber offer live entertainment, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, inter-active displays for kids. Call 922-6464 for information.


 Ongoing

Food Pantry

The North Shore Assembly of God, 84 Orchard St, Oyster Bay is operating a new food pantry for the community. It is meant to supplement the growing needs of the community. It is open on Tuesdays during their prayer times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If you are in need of their service, please call Pastor Diane at 922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.

News

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

An expert’s tips on bringing the

best of your garden into your home

Right now, Oyster Bay is in bloom. From the well-tended gardens of Planting Fields to unmowed patches near the Shu Swamp preserve, flowers are not just beautify our community, they also are calling out to us to bring them inside our homes to add color and fragrance. You don’t hear them? Trust me, the flowers in your garden are even calling you by name.

But don’t just stuff a bouquet in a vase. Make them look as good and last as long as possible. To find out how to do that, as well as how to improve your backyard flora, I asked Scott Lucas, the greenhouse supervisor of Old Westbury Gardens for some advice. He invited to join him in his cutting garden.


Sports

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com