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Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 17

Movies in LV

Friday, July 19

Ladies Night Out

Friday, July 19


Currently On Exhibit

Old OB In Photographs

Raynham Hall Museum exhibit now through December features rare photographs of Oyster Bay from their collection. The photos are street scenes from 1927, 1958, and 1969 and the show includes photos of what the streetscapes look today. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The museum is at 20 West Main Street, OB. For information call 516- 922-6808.

Unframed At OBHS

The Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibit, “Unframed” features small unframed works: portrait, still life and landscape sketches that show the artist’s process of observing reality and problem solving on canvas. Classically trained artists Kristin Künc and Rob Zeller join in a visual dialog that has been going on between artists and subject for centuries. Open now through August 4, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.


Wednesday, July 17

Blood Drive

Youth and Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay-East Norwich, and The Oyster Bay – East Norwich Library are sponsoring their Annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 17 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library at 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. All donors will receive a pair of Mets tickets and a YFCA Frisbee. If you plan to donate, please allow approximately one hour of your time. Call 516- 922-1212 for more information.


Friday, July 19

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m., free. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay which will bring their newest model cars for viewing. on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring your own chair. Marianne Taylor teaches line dancing on July 19 for which she claims, “Line Dancing is exercise in disguise!” Learn Boot Scoot n’ Boogie, Ah Si, Mamma Maria, and Cowboy Charleston. She will also teach a partner dance, El Paso, which can be done alone or with a partner. Come on down! For information call 922-6982.

Ladies Night Out

The Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Avenue, hosts a Ladies Night Out on July 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. for those 21 plus. The theme for the evening is Momma Mia That’s Italian. Call 516-922-3223 for fee.

Discounted Rentals

The Friday night special at the WaterFront Center is 50 percent off on rentals now through Labor Day. Call 516-922-SAIL.


Saturday, July 20

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon during July (20, 27) at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Classes are $15 each and includes materials.


Monday, July 22

Art Workshop

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. Summer Camp: the Children’s Art Workshop
is a 4-day workshop for students ages 8 to 13 with
instructor Julianne Smith. Classes are
Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23, and Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30. Call 559-7367 for fee, registration and hours.
Both workshops will be conducted at the
OBHS
Angela Koenig Center
at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay.


Friday, July 26

Movies in The Park

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July 26. Movies to be announced.  Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” on July 26 in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will be teaching on July 26. Enjoy dances from Salsa to Hustle, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. For information call 922-6982.

Discounted Boat Rentals

The Friday night special at the WaterFront Center is 50 percent off on rentals now through Labor Day. Call 922-SAIL.


Saturday, July 27

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon on July 27 at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Classes are $15 each and includes materials.


Sunday, July 28

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. The dreaded mile-a-minute invasive vine grows up to six inches in a day and is outcompeting native vegetation. Volunteers are needed. Please at 9:30 a.m., on Sunday July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call for location. To register call 626-0908 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For information visit  northshorelandalliance.org.

The Spice is Right

Get acquainted with herbs and herb gardening with Michael Goudket, on July 28 at both 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, in Oyster Bay. There will be herbs to crush and sniff, and participants will take home a nifty fact sheet. The program is free to all. For further information, visit their website at nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788.


Monday, July 29

Art Workshop

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. Summer Camp: the Children’s Art Workshop
is a 4-day workshop for students ages 8 to13 with
instructor Julianne Smith. Classes are
Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30. Call 559-7367 for fee, registration and hours.
The workshop is held at the
OBHS
Angela Koenig Center
at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay.


Tuesday, July 30

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 922-3223


Friday, July 31

WFC Community Night

Last Friday of the month is community night at the WaterFront Center: in July and August, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free kayak demos and sailboat rentals. Call 922-SAIL.


Thursday, August 2

Sail the Sound for Deafness

The Mill Neck Family and co-hosts Oakcliff Sailing, The WaterFront Center, and other Oyster Bay groups, support the Sail the Sound for Deafness. Sailors are welcome to participate in the race with their own yachts too. A post-race cocktail party takes place at the Mill Neck Manor House (fee). This magnificent Tudor Revival mansion, overlooking the bay, is truly a Gold Coast treasure and a perfect site for an after-party. Detailed information regarding schedules, sponsorships, registration and fees, can be found at millneck.org/sail-the-sound-for-deafness/. You may also call 628-4243.  


Sunday August 4

Belle Voci Concert

Founded and directed by Jennifer Scott Miceli Ph.D., Belle Voci will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 4 p.m. on August 4 at Christ Church . This intergenerational Women’s Choir performs annually to raise funds for cancer prevention and cure. Proceeds from concert ticket sales are donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information please call 922-6377.

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