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Register Now For Before And After School Programs

Open registration for the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich’s Before and After School Programs is in progress. These programs are open to all children enrolled in the OB-EN School District. Registration packets will be available at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse at One Pine Hollow Road, Oyster Bay. Registration is by mail and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces are limited so don’t delay.

The registrants of the Before School Program, grades K-6, enjoy a light, healthy breakfast and participate in fun, age-appropriate activities before the start of each school day.  The program begins at 7 a.m., and transportation is provided to Roosevelt and Vernon schools.

The After School Program provides children in grades K-5 with a safe, fun environment with caring staff members and friends. Transportation is provided from Roosevelt and Vernon schools at school dismissal. The program operates Monday-Friday from dismissal time until 6:30 p.m. each day school is in session.

The club also offers a Drop-In Program for member in grades 6 through 12. Students enrolled in the Drop-In Program will be transported from Vernon School or Oyster Bay High School, with the purchase of a Gamesroom Pass. The Senior Gamesroom provides a safe gathering place for youngsters.  The room is equipped with a pool table, foosball table and a large screen T.V. Special events, including game tournaments, movie nights, Friday Night Fun, and more special activities, are scheduled throughout the year.  For Gamesroom pass holders, the hours are: 3-6:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays.  The club’s After School and Drop-In Programs help give children a safe, exciting, and fun, place to spend their time after school!  

Partial scholarships are available for the Before and After School Programs and for Senior Gamesroom Passes. Those interested should complete and submit a scholarship application form and requisite tax returns.  

For more information regarding the programs and registration, should be directed to Lorraine Rubin, Child Care Director, at 516-922-9285, ext.  19, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit www.bgcoben.org for more information.

News

Drop by the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., to see their newest exhibit, It’s Time for Tea. The juried art show features ceramic works of art related to tea and its accouterments, on display now through June 8. The work was created by the members of the Ceramic Media Group of the Long Island Craft Guild, and features a selection of both functional and sculptural pieces.

A special bonus at the show is “The Juror’s Corner,” a display of several on the miniature teapots made by renowned ceramist Fong Choo, who judged the show online by viewing jpegs. They demonstrate the breadth of possibility in his approach to the utilitarian shape.

Tundra, the arctic snowy owl, fixed her golden eyes upon me, clucked her beak, then turned her head, ready for her close-up. Two months earlier she was near death at LaGuardia Airport, emaciated with a broken wing, but was saved by a dedicated group of people called Volunteers for Wildlife. The organization located at Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown houses not only the rehabilitation hospital for wildlife but has aviaries where the public can see the rescued birds.

Earlier this month at the Seawanhaka Yacht Club, 160 people arrived for the organization’s fundraising gala.


Sports

Students at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay raised more than $3,300 during the week of April 7, also known as “LAX 4 LOVE.”  

LAX 4 LOVE was started by the Defeo family three years ago when Amanda (class of 2013), Matthew, and John Defeo came up with this outstanding cause. LAX 4 LOVE is a non-profit organization ultimately designed for less fortunate athletes who cannot play the sports they love due to financial setbacks.  Through LAX 4 LOVE, potential athletes will have access to the equipment needed in order to safely play the sports they love.

On Monday, May 12, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Long Island (SVDPLI) will host its 11th Annual Golf Classic at the Tam O’ Shanter Club in Brookville. The event raises money and awareness for people in need on Long Island. This year’s honoree, Theresa Kelly, executive vice president of business banking at Flushing Bank, will join attendees in celebrating SVDPLI’s 65 years of dedicated service to the Long Island community.

The event’s chairman, Frank Pelliccione, VP of business development for Flushing Bank, said, “We are extremely proud of our efforts in the community and look forward to the continued involvement of the sponsors and players who help make this event such a success every year.”


Calendar

Women Minding Their Own Business

Thursday, April 24

Dance Concert

Friday, April 25

Harbor and Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 26



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