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Mansions at Mill Neck Manor

Thursday, April 10

A Brush With Cocktails

Thursday, April 10

Pat The Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 12


Currently On Exhibit

It’s Time for Tea

The Oyster Bay Historical Society opens its spring exhibition, It’s Time for Tea!, on April 6. It will be on view at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, through June 8. It features ceramics by members of the Long Island Craft Guild’s Clay Media Group: both functional and sculptural work relating to tea are for sale. For more information, contact the Society at 922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.


Wednesday, April 9

Book Discussion

The Locust Valley Library Casual Book discussion group talks about My Antonia by Willa Cather on April 9 at 10 a.m. Call 516-671-1837 for information. All are welcome.


Thursday, April 10

Mansions at Mill Neck Manor

Victoria Crosby, noted journalist and poet, will present “Mansions of England and North America” at 6:30 p.m. Admission of $30 includes the tour, lecture and light refreshments. Reservations are required and may be done online by or by calling 516-628-4243. Sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.

Hearing Screening

Screening for adults, and children ages 5 and up will be provided by an audiologist from Mill Neck Manor Audiology at 10 a.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Come and learn about devices available to improve communication skills. No appointment is necessary. Screening will take place in the Quiet Study Room. For more information call 516-671-1837.

A Brush With Cocktails

The Oakcliff Sailing Center at 2 South St. offers A Brush With Cocktails, an opportunity to paint, wine and dine on April 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Indulge your inner artist. Join Oakcliff for an evening of cocktails, music, food and fun with friends. Follow step-by-step instructions from a talented artist and take home your very own masterpiece and many great memories. All materials and cleanup are included at for $55 per person. Call 516- 808-7680 for more information.

Picture Frame Design

DIY- Accordian Picture Frame Design for Young Adults, 7 p.m. at the Bayville Free Library, 34 School St. Kick off Spring Break and turn old DVD cases into a usable picture frame. Bring six pictures to create a masterpiece, open to children who are 10 years old and up. Visit the library to register.


Friday, April 11

Showcase 2014

LIU Post first year students theater students present a series of short, new works on April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Little Theater Mainstage. Tickets are $10. Call 299-2356 for information.

AARP Driving Course

The Locust Valley Library offers an AARP Driving Course on April 11 at 9:30 a.m. There is a non-refundable $20 fee for AARP members; $25 fee for non-members. A check or money order payable to AARP is required at time of registration. Don’t forget to bring your license and a bag lunch. For information call 516-671-1837.

Kiddie Egg Hunt

The Locust Valley Library holds an Egg Hunt on April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children ages 2-5 are invited to join them for an egg hunt, stories, and a craft. Come search through the library for goody-filled eggs, make a craft, and listen to some spring stories. Registration required. For information call 516-671-1837.

Preview Reception

Members Preview Reception for the exhibition, Watercolor Orchids at Planting Fields By Andrey Avinoff, at the Manor House, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free for members / $10 for non-members, reservations are required. Please contact Jennifer Lavella for more information or for reservations call Michelle Benes at 516-922-8682 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, April 12

Pat The Easter Bunny

Raynham Hall Museum, at 20 West Main Street in Oyster Bay, hosts its Annual Easter Egg hunt on Sunday, April 13. The gates open at 11:30 a.m. Children should bring their own baskets for gathering the eggs and parents should bring their camera for the memory. In case of rain, the Easter Bunny will find his way indoors to visit the children. The hunt is best for children ages 3-8. This is a free event, however, please call the museum to register at 922-6808.

Opera Night

You are invited attend the Opera Night concert at Christ Church on April 12 at 8 p.m. for Arias, Art Songs and music from some of the most eloved operas: La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca. The suggested donation is $15. For information call the parish office at 922-6377.

Teen Job Fair

The Locust Valley Library holds a Babysitting Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents can drop in and meet teens who have completed a Babysitting Workshop and learn about their experience. Teens can meet local families face-to-face. Be sure to bring the kids so they can bond as well. Teens must register. Free. Call Ms. Nadine for more information 516-671-1837.

Poetry Society

The Locust Valley Poetry Society meets at 2 p.m. There will be poetry readings by Lucas A. Hunt and Matt Curiale, followed by an open mic. All poetry meetings are hosted by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), writer, small press publisher, and Turtle Islander. For information call 671-1837.


Sunday, April 13

Pysanky Egg Workshop

Raynham Hall Museum welcomes Anita MacDougall to demonstrate decorating eggs Pysanky Style at noon on April 13. Anita will discuss the traditional Ukrainian method of creating decorating blown out eggs. This workshop is strictly limited to 12 participants. It is best for children between the ages of 8-12. The cost is $15 per child. Registration is a must. Please call 516-922-6808.

LI Baroque Ensemble

The Long Island Baroque Ensemble has been delighting audiences with its diverse programming featuring a repertoire of rarely heard and un-published works along with period favorites. Come and enjoy their concert at Christ Church on April 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children admitted free with a paying adult. For information call the parish office at 922-6377.


Monday, April 14

AARP Tax Help

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. First come, first served. AARP volunteers will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to help you with your taxes.

Learn To Sell on eBay

The Locust Valley Library offers a program on April 14 at 7 p.m. on how to set up an eBay seller’s account, describe your items, determine a selling price, put a picture online. These concerns and many more will be addressed in this class. Registration and $5 fee required. Seating is limited. Familiarity with eBay and computers a prerequisite. For information call 671-1837.


Tuesday, April 15

Children’s Movie: Frozen

No registration required. Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. For more information, call the library at 516-922-1212. 2 p.m.

Just be… Yoga at the Library

Tuesdays through May 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. Join the owner of Just Be...Yoga Studio, Kim DeSantis, at the Bayville Free Library. Bring a mat or towel and yoga blocks or straps if you have them. Beginners welcome. Attendance is limited to 18 people, $20/patron. Registration is required for each session.


Thursday, April 17

Circus Yoga

Learn some new circus skills like juggling, devil sticks and balance through fun yoga poses. (3-6 yrs w/ adult). Please bring a towel or mat to class. Registration began on March 27 for OB-EN residents and begins on April 16 for non-residents, space permitting. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. For more information, call the library at 516-922-1212. 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Movie: American Hustle

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence. (Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence, 138 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. For more information, call the library at (516) 922-1212. 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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 516-922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.

News

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

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.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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