Winter Exhibition Preview

Thursday, Dec. 3

HPS Network Benefit Concert

Friday, Dec. 4

Christmas with the Roosevelts

Saturday, Dec. 5

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Albany 101: Ethics and Policy in the Legislature

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 7 p.m. Assemblyman Charles Lavine has been a member of the New York State Assembly since 2005 and is currently chair of the Assembly Ethics Committee and co-chair of the State Legislative Ethics Commission. He will field questions at the conclusion of his presentation; each participant will go home with an informational packet detailing the inner workings of Albany.Register at the reference desk or call 516-922-1212.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Movie At The Library

Head to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library for a movie in the afternoon or evening, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call the library at 516-922-1212 or visit to find out what movie will be shown.

Winter Exhibition Preview

Take a sneak peak at Raynham Hall Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, at a preview cocktail party, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $60 per person, $40 for members. The exhibition will run through Twelfth Night, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Please call the museum to purchase tickets as space is limited. 516-922-6808.

Civic Association Meeting

Dr. Laura Seinfeld, superintendent of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, will be the guest speaker at the Oyster Bay Civic Association meeting, discussing the upcoming bond vote. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Italian-American Citizens Club, 48 Summit St., Oyster Bay.

Friday, Dec. 4

Snow Globe Cookies

For kids in grades six through 12, at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 4 p.m. Make four snow globe cookies using homemade fondant and a sugar glaze icing. Presented by the Baking Coach. Visit the reference desk or call 516-922-1212 to register.

Holiday Gift Boutique

Do your holiday shopping while supporting a good cause. The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich will host a holiday gift boutique, 4 p.m., at 1 Pine Hollow Rd., Oyster Bay.

HPS Network Benefit Concert

The 14th annual HPS Network benefit Christmas concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay High School performing arts center, 150 East Main St., Oyster Bay. This year’s concert, “Christmas Coming Home,” once again features the band J. Free admission; donations accepted.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Saturday Seasonal Crafts

Make seasonal crafts at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Bayville Free Library. Register online for one of these sessions to make a fun seasonal craft to take home. Ages 2 to 12 welcome.

Christmas with the Roosevelts

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill. Activities will include holiday music performed by Larry Moser and Mary Nagin of Huntington, caroling by Close Enough and a special appearance by “Theodore Roosevelt,” as portrayed by James Foote. “Mr. Roosevelt” will share his reminiscences of how the Roosevelts celebrated Christmas at Sagamore Hill and in the White House. In addition, there will be holiday arts and crafts activities for children of all ages. Complimentary hot cocoa and cider will be provided by the Friends of Sagamore Hill.

Viewing Theodore Roosevelt’s home will be on the first floor only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guides will be positioned in the house to provide an informative experience. Photography and video recording will not be allowed inside the house. Bags, packs and strollers will not be permitted in the Theodore Roosevelt House during the tours—please plan accordingly.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Hanukkah Begins at Sunset

HPS Network Benefit Concert

The encore performance of the 14th annual HPS Network benefit Christmas concert will take place at 2 p.m. at the Oyster Bay High School performing arts center, 150 East Main St., Oyster Bay. This year’s concert, “Christmas Coming Home,” once again features the band J. Free admission; donations accepted.

Mill Neck Manor House Tour

The final docent-led tour of the year of historic Mill Neck Manor House begins at 11 a.m. and is approximately 90 minutes, at 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. Refreshments follow, featuring freshly-baked, local scones and custom-blended tea. Guests are invited to tour the formal gardens on self-guided walks and visit the gift shop. Advance registration a must: $25 adults/$20, seniors/$15 students, ID required. Proceeds benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations. Information/online registration: or call 516-628-4243.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Savvy Sightseer: Sweet Selections

Jeanne Schnupp will prepare a selection of international desserts from her illustrated cookbook at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy traditional tasty treats from Germany, Italy and Austria while hearing about their background and fun food facts. While attendees sample, Schnupp will take them on a visual tour of the countries with her stunning photo display. Recipes will be provided for all to take home. Desserts include: Italian Torta di Mele, Viennese Vanillekipferl and German Black Forest Cherry Cookies. Register at the reference desk or by calling 516-922-1212.

Hooks & Needles

On Tuesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m., sit, knit and chit-chat with the ladies who knit at the Bayville Library. Knit or crochet your own item or one to be donated. New members always welcome.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Children’s Holiday Celebration

Get into the holiday spirit by making a keepsake ornament at the Bayville Free Library, then make one for the library’s holiday tree, too. Enjoy snacks, hot chocolate and festive music while you create. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 516-628-2765 to register.


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 11 a.m. to noon. If you are in need of their services at other times, please call Pastor Diane at 516-922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.

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