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.
West Harrison library events
Mommy & 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. In the Children’s Room. Open to all. On Tuesday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 948-2092 to sign up or for more information.
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.
Choo-Choo! Come and play with Thomas and friends using sets of toy trains for everyone to enjoy on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
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.
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.
Crochet and knitting class
Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays to knit and/or crochet, meet new friends, share your skills and knowledge and have a good time. No registration needed, walk-ins are welcome. Bring hooks, needles and yarn or practice with ours. Call 948-2092 for more information.
Teens Reading Club
Running every Thursday until Aug. 6 at 2:30 p.m. for one hour. Contact the library at 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.
Summer Concert Series
Jackie DiMaggio and Christopher Macchio are leading a party on Halstead Avenue and First Street on Wednesday, July 29.
On Thursday, July 30, Hindenburg, a Led Zeppelin tribute, will have a concert on the West Harrison Village Green.
Call the Harrison recreation hotline at 670-3039 for more information. All concerts start at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise.
TGA Golf Camp
There’s still time to learn how to play golf with Coach Paul over the summer. All equipment is provided. Program is on Wednesdays through Aug. 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 100 Crystal St. Price is $329. Registration is done online at playtga.com/southernwestchester. For questions call Sean Rivera at 685-1961 or email email@example.com.
Enjoy swimming laps at the Brentwood Pool during the weekday mornings and evenings until Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Must have a 2015 Harrison recreation ID card or a senior ID card to participate.
US Sports Institute
Camp and classes for boys and girls of all abilities ages 3 through 14. There are day and evening classes, plus full days and half days. The full schedule and specific programs can be found online at USsportsinstitute.com or call 866-345-BALL (345-2255). All registration is done online.
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 per 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.
Come and enjoy a fun-filled week of aquatics at Ron Belmont Pool Complex from Aug. 10 through Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to kids entering first through third grade. Instructions will include stroke development and water safety skills, water games, aquatic related art projects and free swimming. Classes cost $150, checks can be made payable to the Town/Village of Harrison.
Summer baseball camp
For kids entering grades K to seven in the fall. Served by the outstanding leadership of longtime 21CS camp director and NCAA assistant coach Josh Cuozzo, the camp program promises to be a child-centered baseball experience that seeks to maximize the development of players’ skills and knowledge of the game.
Open to kids entering grades K through 7 in the fall. Camp meets Monday through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Harrison Park Turf, Aug. 10 to Aug. 13, rain date is Friday, Aug. 14. Camp fee is $315, available discounts can lower price to $245. Discounts apply for siblings, children who have attended a 21CS camp or clinic in 2014 and multi-week campers who have attended other nearby 21CS camps during the summer of 2015. To register or for additional camp details, visit 21CSonline.com. All registration occurs online.
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.
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.
Blood donation opportunities
Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types–especially types O negative, A negative, and B negative–are needed.
Dates to donate blood:
Wednesday, July 29, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Columbia Engine and Hose Company 2, 601 N Barry Ave., Mamaroneck.
How to donate blood:
Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. For more information, visit redcross.org or on Twitter at @RedCross.
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