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Wellness Walk 2013

Saturday, Sept. 28

Card Making Extravaganza

Saturday, Sept. 28

All Breed Dog Show

Sunday, September 29


Currently On Exhibit

Plein Air At OBHS

The Oyster Bay Historical Society will exhibit paintings from the Plein Air Competition held at Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park now through Oct. 6, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 516-922-5032.


Wednesday, Sept. 25

MSA Benefit Party

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association hosts its End of the Season Benefit Party on Sept. 25, at the newly reconstructed Creek Beach Club. Tickets are $150 per person. Enjoy cocktails and light fare as you watch the sunset over Long Island Sound. Details: business casual dress: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 1 Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley; please RSVP, ASAP. For information call 516-922-6982.


Thursday, Sept. 26

Field Trip to Sleepy Hollow

The Post Library Association and the Oyster Bay Historical Society will lead a bus trip to visit Historic Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown on Thursday, Sept. 26. The tour bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the CW Post campus of LIU, 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville, and returns at about 5 p.m. Please enter campus at the East Gate off Northern Boulevard and park in the first lot to the left. The cost is $95 per person for OBHS and PLA members ($115 for non-members). Transportation, lunch, tours, and light snacks en route are all included. Tour highlights include Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground, Union Church, and Sunnyside, with lunch at Bridge View Tavern. For reservations and information, contact Alexandra Janvey at 516-299-2892 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, Sept. 27

Centre Island Botanica

The Oyster Bay Historical Society welcomes author Deborah Munson Smith with a reception for her latest book, A Centre Island Botanica. The reception and book signing will take place at the Society’s Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 27. The reception is free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided. Copies of A Centre Island Botanica will be available for purchase and signing. For information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call the OBHS at 922-5032.


Saturday, Sept. 28

Wellness Walk 2013

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay holds its annual Wellness Walk fundraiser will be held on Sept. 28. The Oyster Bay Cooperative Preschool will join in this inter-generational event. Meet at the center at 9 a.m. for a warm-up session. The walk is a leisurely 1.5 miles around town with fun stops included. Return to the center for refreshments, a cash prize raffle drawing and a host of other activities. Pre-register to receive a free T-shirt. Call 922-1770 for information.

Card Making Extravaganza

The Oyster Bay Historical Society welcomes Diana Kovacs and her latest Card Making Extravaganza class on Saturday, September 28, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm at the Society’s Koenig Center on 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Attendees will make six different cards in this three-hour class, using papers, ribbons, button fibers, and other collage materials, while exploring different layouts for a multitude of possibilities. The fee is $30, and includes supplies. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call the Society at 922-5032.

 Plein-Air Landscape Painting

Learn Plein-Air Landscape painting with Annie Shaver-Crandell at Planting Fields in watercolor, oil or acrylic. Bring a bag lunch or purchase at café. Class is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (raindate, Sunday, Sept. 29). Meet outside the Main Greenhouse Classroom at the end of the West Parking Lot. Free with $8 parking fee / reservations required (space is limited). For reservations call Gwendolyn L. Smith at 922-8680 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, Sept. 29

All Breed Dog Show

The Westbury Kennel Associaton presents the 96th Annual All Breed Dog Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. For for the whole family. Conformation (breed judging), Rally Competition, Junior Handler Competition, Obedience, Education, Meet the Breeds, Search and Rescue and other special events. Vendors and food. Admission: $10 per person or $20 per carload (includes $8 State Park fee)  Children 12 and under free. For information: 631-361-5081 (Ned Welkes).


Saturday, Oct. 5

Mid Island Dahlia Society

This is the second annual Mid Island Dahlia Society Show. Contact Jennifer Lavella 516-922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Weekend Of Oct. 5-6

Fall Family Festival Weekend

 The Fall Family Festival Weekend takes place on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 pm., rain or shine. Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music with the Latham Road Band, gigantic garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, pumpkin decorating station, puppet shows, potato sack races, watercolor demonstrations, bounce house, food and beer tastings of autumn, dahlia garden open and Coe Hall Open.  Contact Jennifer Lavella 516-922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Tuesday, Oct. 8

Preserving Family Scrapbooks

The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Archivist/Librarian Nicole Menchise will discuss best practices for preserving fragile family scrapbooks during the Society’s Preservation Workshop on, Oct. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Koenig Research Center, 20 Summit Street. Free to members of the OBHS (with special membership opportunities to those in the 11771 zip code), $15 for non-members.  Bring a scrapbook with them to discuss their individual challenges.  Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details or to make a reservation.


Friday, Oct. 11

Music at the Mansion

Planting Fields is offering a new concert series on Oct. 11, Music at the Mansion. Hear the – A New ConceMatt Marshak & Band at 6 p.m. at Coe Hall Mansion. Cost: $20 non-member / free for members / no parking fee. Come and enjoy the first of six concerts in our new Music at the Mansion series!  Matt Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music in the album Colors of Me, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop and even down-home boogie.  For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis at 922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Weekend Of Oct. 19 And 20

Oyster Festival Weekend

The 30th Oyster Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 20 in the hamlet and waterfront of Oyster Bay.


Saturday, Oct. 19

Fireworks by Grucci

The Oyster Festival will celebrate its 30 years of the annual family friendly event with Fireworks by Grucci along with a musical performance by Robbie Rosen, of American Idol fame.


Thursday, Oct. 24

Boys & Girls Club Gala

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club will hold their annual gala fundraising party at Oheka on Thursday, Oct. 23. “The galas have been held for several years at the Metropolitan in Glen Cove, and we decided it was time to do something new,” said Sharon Sliva, executive director. [Oheka Castle is the prime location for HankMed on the popular TV show Royal Pains.] For information on the gala, please call 922-9285.

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

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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