Harrison library events
The Harrison Public Library will be closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Visit harrisonpl.org for updates and more information.
English conversation group
Non-native English speakers can practice their English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting and learn about the Harrison library, too. No registration necessary. Group meets Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon at Uncle Henry’s Bar and Grill, 309 Halstead Ave.
Wiggle and Giggle
On Tuesdays with Dawny Dew. There will be two 30-minute sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event will include songs, puppets, music and laughs for ages 6 months to 5 years. Sponsored by the Friends of the Harrison Public Library. Meets at the Harrison Jewish Community Center, 130 Union Ave.
Laptime for Babies
Songs and fingerplays with Miss Claudia. This 20-minute program is specifically designed for non-walkers. Caregiver participation is required. Meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Harrison Senior Center, 216 Halstead Ave.
Movers and Shakers
Meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, finger plays, dancing and fun. For ages 1 to 3. At the Harrison Senior Center, 216 Halstead Ave.
Calling all artists
Artists who are interested in exhibiting at the Harrison Public Library, located at 2 Bruce Ave., for approximately one month during 2016 are invited to submit samples of their artwork for review by a Juried Art Committee sponsored by the Harrison Council for the Arts.
The samples and related items may be submitted in person at the library on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 after 9:30 a.m. and must be picked up the next day, Saturday, Oct. 3, after noon. No sign up or appointment required. Two-dimensional art only is eligible. The samples must include two different pieces of the actual art, preferably framed, the artist’s resume and 12 copies, all different, of the artist’s work in the form of 35 mm slides, photos or prints.
All entrants will be notified by Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 via U.S. mail. Ten winners will be selected, plus three alternates. Choice of month will be on a first come, first served basis—February and March are not available.
For more details, visit harrisonpl.org by
going to “Events & Programs/Juried Art Program” or contact Dan Briem at the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 835-0324, or Connie Perrotta
at email@example.com or 315-1922.
West Harrison library events
Hours starting Monday, Aug. 3: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; closed on Sundays.
Great stories, music and fun for ages 1 to 5. No registration necessary, bring your friends. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for 30 minutes.
Mommy and Me Yoga
Come and participate in a special yoga class with your baby. Mats and blankets will be provided or you may bring your own. For babies under 12 months and their mother or caregiver. Open to all. On Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Room. Call 948-2092 to sign up or for more information.
Open Play Time
Come into the library and meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers and children. Open for children ages 1 to 5. Make new friends, play, read and have fun with some special toys. Meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Crochet and knitting class
Want to learn how to knit or crochet a simple scarf? Join our class. Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Bring hooks, needles and yarn or practice with ours. Walk-ins are welcome. No registration needed. Call 948-2092 for more information.
Learn mahjong at the West Harrison Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Classes for beginners and people who need to refresh their skills. For more information, visit the library or call 948-2092.
Mother Goose Time
Songs, dancing and fun for the little ones ages 3 and under. Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Download brochures and applications for all recreation programs, unless stated otherwise, at harrison-ny.gov. For more information, questions, sug-
gestions and/or comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For boys and girls third through eighth grade. Camp runs from Monday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sollazzo Center at 270 Harrison Ave. Camp will help children develop techniques including ball handling, shooting, dribbling and passing, instructed by Gary Chiarella. Camp fee is $220. Checks can be made payable to the Town/Village of Harrison. Children should be sent to camp with their lunches; lunches will be refrigerated.
Available at both the West Harrison Senior Annex and the Veteran’s Memorial Building in downtown Harrison, the building rental fee for events is $450 for 5 hours with a $300 security deposit. Add on additional space at either center for $100 plus an additional $100 security deposit. For questions and available dates call 670-3035. To rent the facility, you must have a 2015 Harrison resident identification card.
The Harrison Recreation Department has many opportunities for high school students through senior citizens to volunteer with youth programs and senior programs. For more information, call 670-3035.
Harrison Senior Center
Harrison has two very active senior citizen clubs sponsored by the Recreation Department.
The West Harrison Group meets on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. at the Leo Mintzer Senior Annex Building, located at 251 Underhill Ave., to discuss items of interest, play bingo and discuss activities coming up in the near future.
The Downtown Group meets every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, located at 210 Halstead Ave.
The membership fee for both groups is $24 per year and refreshments are served at gatherings.
There is also a drop-in center at the Harrison Community Center, at 216 Halstead Ave., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you may enjoy television, cards and socializing.
Come by the Tuesday exercise classes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the community center.
For more information on recreation and social activities, call the Senior Citizen Center at 670-3000 ext. 3172.
South East Consortium
The Harrison Recreation Department is a member of the South East Consortium for Special Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides year-round therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities. South East offers a variety of programs and activities designed to develop physical, social, cognitive and emotional skills. These programs and services are open to all residents in the member communities. Children and adults are also allowed to participate in the regular recreation programs if some accommodations are made in cooperation with SEC on a case-by-case basis. For more information regarding inclusion programs, contact the SEC at 698-5232 or visit secrec.org.
Summer Concert Series
The summer concert series ends the season with two more performances. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, rhythm and blues band Reunion will bring the beat on the corners of Thatcher and Halstead Avenues, and on Thursday, Aug. 20, southern rock band Sundown will be playing at the West Harrison Village Green. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m. Call the Harrison recreation hotline at 670-3039 for more information.
Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPCA of Westchester, 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor. Call 941-2896, Ext. 10 to schedule a required appointment.
Cats and ferrets must be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. No examinations will be given and all pets must be supervised by an adult.
Under New York State law, dogs and cats must receive their first rabies vaccine no later than four months after birth. A second rabies shot must be given within one year of the first vaccine, with additional booster shots given every one or three years after that, depending on the vaccine used. Owners who fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep the vaccinations up-to-date may be fined up to $2,000.
Rabies is a fatal disease that is spread through the bite or saliva of infected animals. Those animals most commonly infected are raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. However, domestic animals such as cats and dogs are also at risk because they can easily contract rabies from wild or stray animals.
A pet that is up-to-date with its rabies vaccinations would only need to get a booster dose of vaccine within five days of the pet’s exposure to a known or suspect rabid animal. Animals not up-to-date with rabies vaccinations would need to be quarantined or potentially euthanized following contact with a rabid or suspect rabid animal.
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