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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

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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