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Dinner Dance - November 16

Match Race - November 17

Nelson DeMille Lecture - November 17

Currently On Exhibit

Ffoure Pounds Sterling
  Ffoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center is open now through Jan. 19, 2014. A  selection of documents, correspondence, maps, and manuscripts from the 17th through the 20th centuries, many of which have never been previously exhibited. View the 1653 First Purchase agreement with the Matinecocks, preserved in the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as the 1661 agreement granting Henry Townsend permission to build his mill at Mill Pond. For information call 922-5032.

Saturday, Nov. 16 

 Veterans Day Dinner Dance

The Robert H. Spittel American Legion Post 1285, Bayville, holds a Veterans Day Dinner Dance on Nov. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 45 Bayville Avenue. The event is open to everyone. Space is limited and early reservations are suggested. Tickets are $50 per person. Includes soda and one alcoholic beverage. Free valet parking, buffet dinner, D.J., dancing, Chinese auction, raffles, 50/50, cash bar. The event is a benefit to sport the post.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Oakcliff Match Race

Every Sunday you can commune with nature and at the same time get your adrenaline rushing with a morning of the Oakcliff Sailing Center’s match racing on the Match 40s.  Be at Oyster Bay Marine Center at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start. 

Nelson DeMille Lecture

 Raynham Hall Museum presents the first of its lecture series “Spymasters: The uses of Intelligence in a Dangerous World.” The series was inspired by the museum’s identity as the home of a central member of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring, a forerunner of today’s C.I.A. first speaker is best-selling novelist Nelson DeMille. He will be speaking on Nov. 17, at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, or $50 for members. All three lectures cost $200 per person or $125 for members. The second lecture is by Brian Kilmeade on Sunday, Jan. 19. He is the author of George Washington’s Secret Six of which one is Robert Townsend, Culper, Jr. The third lecture in the series will be by Evan Thomas speaking on March 9. A “Local son” Thomas has authored eight books. His most recent is Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World (2012). Space is limited, so please call 516-922-6808 to reserve. 

 Lyric Opera

 The Friends of the Locust Valley Library host the Capitol Heights Lyric Opera company who will perform arias and duets from Rossini’s masterpieces The Barber of Seville and Carmen. Co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay, on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.  Light refreshments and concert in the Community Room.

Totally Telemann

The LI Baroque Ensemble performs at Christ Church on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in a program of Totally Telemann. The LIBE offers rarely heard and unpublished works along with period favorites. Tickets are $20 General, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, and children admitted free with paying adult.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 21

Children’s Etiquette

Raynham Hall Museum presents a two-day workshop for children on Nov. 19 and 21 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Etiquette for the Holidays. Reservations are required; fee. Please call 516-922-6808.

Friday, Nov. 22

Menorah Lighting

Stan Spiegelman of the Oyster Bay Civic Association is chairing the annual Menorah Lighting at the Derby-Hall Bandstand on Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Stan said OB Town Councilwoman Michel Johnson will be there; Bagel Boss is providing the Hannukah sweets; and Oyster Bay Jewish Center Rabbi Marvin Demant will be officiating at the event. You can count of songs by the young people of the OBJC.

Music at the Mansion 

Back by popular demand, the Brasil Guitar duo will perform at Coe Hall at 6 p.m. at Planting Fields as part of their new Music at the Mansion Concert Series.  Tickets are $20 to non-members; free to members and there is no parking fee. Their innovative program features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazillian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule and a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis 922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A Night With Steven Colucci

Friends of the Bay invites you to A Night with Artist Steven Colucci on Friday evening, Nov. 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at BMW of Oyster Bay, 145 Pine Hollow Road. The first 100 guests will receive a special gift. A portion of the sales of each painting and vehicle will go to FOB. The refreshments will be provided by Rothmann’s. The event, is sponsored by Stifel Nicklaus.

Saturday, Nov. 23

DBE Illustrated Lecture

Victoria Crosby visits the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. for a slide and lecture presentation on the history of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE). Crosby, DBE regent, will read poems from her collection BritCentric. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Beverly Mohlenhoff Fund, in support of the Koenig Center, are welcome. For more information call 922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.

Monday, Nov. 25

LI Fight For Charity

The Long Island Fight for Charity Tenth Main Event on Nov. 25 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville is where Alex Gallego, a volunteer boxer, is raising funds for The Genesis School, Long Island Community Chest and National Foundation For Human Potential. Call 624-2702 for information or to make a donation.  

News

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.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Long Islanders taking mass transit may find themselves caught up in the mad dash of the holiday rush. But on the Oyster Bay line, riders are lucky in that they don’t experience the same level of stress over parking as some of the busier lines do.

“The Oyster Bay station never seems to get that crowded, but we’ll see what happens during Thanksgiving holiday when a lot of people come to visit families. I don’t think I’ll have a problem commuting, though,” says Michael Miniero, an Oyster Bay resident who regularly commutes to work on the LIRR.


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



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