Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:00
Madagascar Conservation Through Community with James Herrera, 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on conservation in Madagascar, specifically a community-management focused conservation research and development project, partnering with people from the communities bordering the forest and landowners. Learn how the project is using biodiversity education, training in sustainable agriculture and agroforestry, reforestation, and public health projects to improve the standard of living of local impoverished populations that rely on the forest for their livelihoods. Through community empowerment and capacity building, the goal is to encourage a new sense of stewardship at the local-level so that the people that truly interact with the forest manage it and benefit from it. Location: Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. No registration required. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The comedy story about a writer named Theodore Twombly, who is withdrawn and falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system named Samantha. Starring: Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson. (Rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity, 126 min.)
Join Dr. Philip A Pecorino, Ph.D. at the Bayville Free Library as he leads a discussion on Morality: What are its origins and foundations? Is it religion, God or genes? Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7 to 9 p.m.
The Main Street Association of Oyster Bay is hosting a Garden Tour on June 13, (rain date, Monday June 16) of four breathtaking gardens around the Oyster Bay area, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; followed by a luncheon at Periwinkles Garden Café located at the Hay Barn in Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be limited parking at the gardens so car pooling is encouraged. Please meet at Roosevelt Beach and leave your cars there for the duration of the tour. Fees: $60 for the Garden Tour; $85 for the tour and lunch (includes parking fee at Planting Fields). For information call 922-6982.
Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon at Bailey’s Arboretum to read a story about animals that come out at night, make a fun craft, then take a walk outside on the trails as it starts to get dark. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, and remember to wear clothes/shoes that are weather and woods appropriate. Group size limited to 20. For ages 5 to 10. No unregistered siblings please. Free; registration is a must. Please call 631-903-5556 at least one day before the program date. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information. 7 p.m.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St. presents an art exhibit by Oyster Bay resident Gregory Reid opening on June 13 in the Koenig Center. His retrospective exhibit, Echoes: Voices from the Mystics runs through Sept. 5. Primarily self-taught from a young age, Reid’s impressionist work describes his need to paint as a way to release the energy discovered when seeking truth and inspiration from the natural world and the people he encounters. Works on display are for sale with a portion benefiting the OBHS. The reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call the society at 922-5032.
Oyster Bay singer-songwriter Gianni Paci will perform at the Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, 7 p.m.
It’s National “Get Outdoors Day,” and what better way to spend it than with raptors. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary is home to many birds of prey including hawks, owls, falcons, and a vulture, that can no longer live on their own in the wild. Come out to meet and learn about some of these amazing animals from a knowledgeable naturalist. $5 members/ $8 non-members. 1 p.m. All ages.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts a book signing for The Forgotten Chapters: My Journey into the Past by Katherine Dimancescu, at 1 p.m. A descendant of the Underhill, Townsend, Wright and Feakes families, she will discuss her genealogical work while highlighting some of the family-research resources both in New England and in the United Kingdom that have proved helpful to her. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is $10 for society members, and $15 for the general public. For more information, please call 922-5032.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. This class provides an understanding of the brand new version of Windows. Learn to use the desktop to work with files and folders and applications. Install and uninstall programs, use “help,” “search” and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten for Grownups, Computer 1st Grade for Grownups or equivalent computer knowledge. Fee is $4, due at registration. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Total Transformation Lifestyle Series at Bayville Free Library, 7 to 9 p.m. Topic: Spring Cleaning Weight Loss Shred.
The Villages of Bayville and Muttontown will hold elections for mayor and trustees. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library (9mos-2yrs w/ adult), 1 to 1:45 p.m. Babies are free to play and explore in tunnels, ball pits and kid-sized equipment. Registration started on May 27 for OB-EN residents and starts on June 16 for non-residents, space permitting. Register in the Children’s Room or call the library at 922-1212.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library (2-5 yrs w/ adult), 2 to 3 p.m. Toddlers can have fun with costumes, musical instruments, props, parachutes and puppets. Registration started on May 27 for OB-EN residents and starts on June 16 for non-residents, space permitting. Register in the Children’s Room or call the library at 922-1212.
The Baking Coach will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to show you how to create the dough and place mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. Take home and bake. Stop by the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212 to register. 7 p.m.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Loss can come in many forms - the death of a loved one, loss of a job, a change in the health or physical capabilities of ourselves or our family members, divorce, loss of relationships and even the loss of our sense of self. This workshop will teach people some skills they can use while experiencing loss, the benefits of working with support groups, and how coaching can assist those on the path of the unexpected turns that life often presents. Presented by Beth Bucheister, MA, Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Refreshments will be served. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212. From 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Come celebrate at the Summer Solstice Luau with friends of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at the Sagamore Yacht Club on June 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Raffles, music, great food, views and a toast at sunset. For more information call 558-7036.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele, all the while confronting the pangs of adolescence. Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, an intimidating man clearly in need of help. Frank convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives. Starring: Gattlin Griffith, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, J. K. Simmons, Tom Lipinski, Kate Winslet, James Van Der Beek, Brooke Smith, Maika Monroe. (Rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality, 111 min.)
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Appropriate action during the first few minutes of a medical emergency can save a child’s life! Lori Green, a Registered Nurse, certified CPR instructor and former EMT will instruct you in the life-saving techniques of infant & child CPR and Choking. Certification is received upon completion of the 3 hour workshop. Fee: $35. Please make checks payable to Lori Green. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society will be hosting a fundraiser garage sale on June 21 (rain date June 22) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 173 Pulaski Rd., Huntington Station. Due to a generous donation, they will have lots of new and nearly new children’s items for sale as well as other quality items. This is your chance to score a great deal while supporting a worthwhile organization. For more information please call 631-427-8623 or visit www.hobaudubon.org
The bus trip to Hyde Park, NY: Culinary Institute of America & the Home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be on Friday, Nov. 14, so sign up now. The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library and the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay will present a trip with Jim Marino of Oyster Bay Travel. Visit the Culinary Institute of America and the Home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Price is $90 per person, which includes the bus, lunch and admission to FDR’s House. Bus leaves the library at 7:30 a.m. Please make checks payable to Oyster Bay Travel and register at the Reference Desk at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library no later than Monday, June 23.
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.