Italian Feast
Thursday, August 2

Wildflower Legends and Lore
Saturday, August 4

Sale Under the Sun
Saturday, August 4

Thursday, August 2

Italian Feast

St. Rocco Church celebrates its 75th anniversary at its upcoming annual Italian Feast. July 31 to Aug 3 from 6 to 11 p.m., August 4 and 5 from 3 to 10 p.m. Homecooked italian food by the Nonna’s of the Parish. Live music, rides, crafts, jewelry, and raffle for $25,000 or Fiat 500. Nightly prayers and devotions.

Saturday, August 4

Nature Tours

Enjoy a guided nature walk on the trails throughout the year from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, 6000 Northern Blvd., Muttontown (between Route 106 and 107 – just west of Martin Viette Nursery). Meet the guide at the site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets, no children under 10 years of age or organized groups permitted. Weather permitting. Call 922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission. No registration required. Visit Also on Aug. 18.

Wildflower Legends and Lore

Devil’s Paintbrush, Ragged Robin, Heal-all, Forget-me-not – How did these common plants come by their unusual names? The Doctrine of Signatures said that Hepatica leaves could cure liver ailments. And who was Queen Anne that made lace? Discover these and more fascinating stories in Wildflower Legends and Lore. This special program will be held at 11 a.m. at Sagamore Hill NHS. A slide presentation will be followed by a short nature walk to identify some common wildflowers in the field. For more information call 516-922-4788.

Sale Under the Sun

Locust Valley summer sidewalk sale. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raindate: August 11.

Tuesday, August 7

DREAM Act Workshop

Attorney Patrick Young, (program director of the Central American Refugee Center, a current professor of law at Hofstra University, and contributor to Long Island Wins) will be leading a workshop on the DREAM Act, or Deferred Action Program announced by President Obama. Held at Christ Church Parish Hall on Aug. 7 at 61 East Main Street, at 7 p.m., it will be an informative session aimed at shedding light on a law that will have wide ranging positive effects for all immigrant youths and their families. For more information call 558-7020 or visit

Saturday, August 11

Story Time and Butterfly Discovery

Join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society for a Little Naturalist Story Time and Craft Circles at 10:30 a.m. at The Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. After story time, children will create caterpillars and butterflies to take home, then venture outside to look for butterflies and have some fun while learning more about these wonderful creatures! For ages 3 to 6 and their parents. No unregistered siblings please. Each participant will be provided with material for their craft. Group size limited to 20 so sign up early. Call 516-695-0763 to register. The program is free, however, there is an $8 per car fee to enter the park for those who do not have Empire passes.

Reptiles Rule

Turtles, lizards, and snakes rule habitats around the world and right here on Long Island. Join a live reptile presentation and make a reptile craft to take home. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ages 6 and up. At the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. Fee: $5 for members/$7 for non-members. Registration recommended. Call 516-922-3200 for more information.

Friday, August 24

Kids’ Night Out: The Great Out-S’mores

Leave your parents at home for the evening and come to the Sanctuary for Kids’ Night Out. Learn to pitch a tent, roast s’mores around a campfire, go for a night hike, and meet nighttime animals. From 6 to 9 p.m. Ages 9 and up. At the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. Fee: $30 per child, $15 for each additional sibling. Registration required. Call 516-922-3200 for more information.

Ongoing Events

Swim Lessons

One-half hour session per day for five weeks. Children must be 3 years of age or older to participate. Lessons Monday-Thursday beginning July 9 at West Harbor Beach. Swim races will be held on Aug. 11. Bayville residents only. Swim lesson applications available at the Village of Bayville website at For questions call 628-1439, ext. 16.

Summer Sanctuary Adventures

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay, will offer the Summer Sanctuary Adventures program through Aug. 23, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the center or to donate to rehabilitation efforts, visit:, or contact Brooke Roeper 516-922-3200.

Cruise Nights

Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. through September. Audrey Ave. in downtown Oyster Bay. Restaurant specials, live music, 50/50 raffle. Fun for the whole family. For more information including sponsorships call 516-922-6464 or For weather updates go to www.

Spend A Day With TR

NPS Park Ranger Howard Ehrlich is presenting his free talks on “President Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay” on Sundays for the entire summer. The free walking tour starts at 2 p.m. Meet in the LIRR parking lot in Oyster Bay. After the walking tour, visitors are invited to gather at Christ Church, 61 East Main St., to hear Mr. Ehrlich talk on the “Last Days of Theodore Roosevelt.” Theodore Roosevelt’s funeral was held at Christ Church and a pew is dedicated to him. After that talk, all are invited to drive to Youngs Cemetery in Oyster Bay Cove for a discussion of the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt. For further information contact NPS Ranger Howard Ehrlich at 922-4271.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Needs Oyster Bay Recruits

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area is recruiting new members. They are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat is required. Training will be provided. For more information call Joe Orlich, vice flotilla commander of flotilla 22-05 in Oyster Bay at (516) 624-USCG (8724).

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.

Upstairs/Downstairs Tour at Coe Hall

Planting Fields Foundation announces a new hour-long tour about servant life at Coe Hall offered through Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour takes visitors through parts of Coe Hall (finished in 1921) that have rarely been shown before, including the top floor of the house where servants had bedrooms and where the Coe family’s clothes and trunks were stored when not needed. Though student bathrooms were added in the 1950s when the house was used as a college, and students had dormitories on the third floor, these rooms, hidden under the vast roofs of the Elizabethan-style mansion, have changed little since the 1920s. In the last year, parts of the top floor have been especially painted and re-furnished. The tour, created by Marianne Della Croce, is based on the extensive archives about the Coe family and Planting Fields. $3.50 tour fee nonmembers; children under 12 are free. Call Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678.

Weekly Events

•Alcoholics Anonymous closed step meeting Sundays at 8 p.m. and open meeting at the same time. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m. there is a beginner’s meeting and a closed discussion meeting. Anyone can attend the open meetings. The closed meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. The meetings are held at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. For information call 922-6377.

•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Beginners welcome. Call 922-1212.

•Open Mike at Jack Halyards Restaurant, Oyster Bay, at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 922-2999 or visit

•Alanon meeting will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Presbyterian Church, East Main St. All are welcome.

•Substance Abuse Groups meet at the Youth and Family Counseling Agency, 193 A, South St., Oyster Bay, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 922-6867.

•Clutterers Anonymous, a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets weekly on Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury and also the 1st and 3rd Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. There are no dues or fees. For more information, email, call (866) 800-3881 or visit

Monthly Events

•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar at 942-3327.

•Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the cafeteria on the ground level, near the emergency room at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, 221 Jericho Tpke. Open to patients, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about Parkinson’s. Call Debbie at 390-9454.

•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.

•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Sheldon Rybak, RCSW/ACSW at 622-7770.

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