Rye library events
Nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays, “Granny Jean” Klein, well-versed in early childhood development, introduces babies and toddlers to playful rhymes, songs and puppetry. Parents and caregivers participate with the children at the library and are encouraged to continue the activities at home. Because the program is often a child’s first experience in an audience setting, it is important that adults strive to arrive on time and actively help children focus on the presentation. Open to 6 months to 3-and-a-half-year-olds. Mondays, 10 a.m. for 20 minutes.
Calligraphy for teens
Rye Free Reading Room will hold calligraphy workshops for teens every Monday at 4 p.m., running until July 27. Workshops will be held in the Meeting Room and snacks and supplies will be provided. For more information or to register for the class, call 231-3172.
Family Fun Nights
For for children ages 5 and up and their grown-ups at 6 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the summer. All will pertain to the Summer Reading Program’s theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
On Thursday, July 16, brothers Lev and Ellis Rosen will share the story behind the creation of “Woundabout,” their new book for children about siblings who are sent to live in a very odd town where any change is feared. Audience members will draw their own versions of the children’s pet capybara, and books will be available for purchase and signing. No registration is necessary. Visit ryelibrary.org for more information about this and the other series’ programs.
Long term care talk
Certified long term care specialist Jennifer Lavelli will be at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. to give an overview of what long term care is and is not, review the costs for care in New York and the three ways to pay for it, and to explain why this is such a critically important issue. She will also answer questions. Lavelli is certified and licensed by the State of New York. For more information, visit ryelibrary.org, or call 231-3161.
Pain management workshop
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and the financial and side-effects costs of medications are enormous. If you are one of those who suffer, come to the Rye Free Reading Room on Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. to learn about natural and safe ways to alleviate pain, such as anti-inflammatory diets, foods that help block pain, manual and laser therapies, and exercises that improve strength without causing injury. Presenter Dr. John Thomas Giudice of Larchmont Wellness has been using natural methods to help people recover from chronic conditions since 1998. Read more on his background on his website LarchmontWellness.com. For more information about the program, visit ryelibrary.org or call 231-3161.
Spanish story times
On Saturdays July 18 and Aug. 1, Bilingual Birdies will be at the library to present a blast of culture, music, and stories in Spanish. All family members will enjoy learning songs and rhymes en Español. Visit ryelibrary.org, or call 231-3162 for more information.
Yoga for kids
On Saturdays July 11 and 25, master Storytime yoga teacher Elisha Simpson will take children on a journey of exploration through body and word as she accompanies folktales from around the world with yoga exercises to give audience members a way to connect and discover their inner world of creativity, body and imagination. Following the stories, there will be a simple related craft. Visit ryelibrary.org, or call 231-3162 for more information.
Science Fun Club
Science teacher Johnda Ferrari is conducting a summer Science Fun Club for children entering third through fifth grade at the Rye Free Reading Room on Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31. The hour-long programs, starting at 4 p.m., will focus on such topics as ocean, bird and insect life and magnetism, and will present learning in a fun way and include hands-on activities like experiments, games, and crafts. Visit ryelibrary.org for specific information about each session and to sign up. Pre-registration is required and opens a week in advance of the program.
Torn paper painting workshop
Join fellow art lovers to try your hand at torn paper painting for a two-session workshop at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturdays, July 18 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Torn paper is an unconventional collage technique that is fun, creative and sure to produce beautiful results, even for the person with little or no art experience. The first session will be devoted to preparing papers of all types to be included in your painting. The next week you will learn how to use the papers to create an art piece. Visit ryelibrary.org, or call 231-3161 for more information.
Rye Arts Center
Summer program registration
A broad range of weekly as well as summer-long programs for kids ages 4 through teens and adults. RAC will provide complete flexibility to keep a child of any age, ability and interest busy with creative fun. Programs begin June 29 and can be combined for a half or full day, by the week or multiple weeks to suit everyone’s schedule.
Classes include: coding, Minecraft 3-D design and printing, film making, LittleBits, MakeyMakey, Scratch animation, circuitry, Arduino, electronics and creative building.
Musical theater workshop weeks will feature opportunities to perform stage favorites “Willy Wonka” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” For tweens, fresh air and fine arts will be on offer with the RAC’s new plein-air painting class for ages 11 to 14.
Traditional fine arts including painting, drawing, cartooning, ceramics, digital photography, writers’ workshops, vocal pop workshops and music instruction are also on offer. For young artists ages 4 to 10, the RAC offers a three-hour-long creative arts immersion morning program.
The summer guide can be found online at ryeartscenter.org. For questions, call 967-0700 or stop in at the main office located at 51 Milton Road, Rye.
Rye Nature Center
The Rye Nature Center offers an adventurous and educational summer program for children aged 3-and-a-half to 15 years old. Set on 47 acres of forest and trails, our camp creates an ideal setting for children to enjoy the outdoors. We offer a hands-on approach to scientific inquiry and give our young naturalists the chance to encounter animals both in the museum and on the property. Registration for summer camp 2015 is now open. For more information, call 967-5150 or email email@example.com.
Summer Yoga & Movement
Mondays: 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga; 9:30 a.m., EmpowerHour Yoga; 11 a.m., Tai Chi for Health; 7 p.m., Gentle Kundalini & Meditation.
Tuesdays: 8:15 a.m., Deep Flow Yoga; 9:30 a.m., Centered & Energized Yoga; 6:30 p.m., Basic Yoga.
Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., Sunset Yoga at down at water’s edge.
Thursdays: 9:15 a.m., Kundalini Movement and Mantra; 7 p.m., Fundamentals of Tai Chi Ch’uan.
Fridays: 9:30 a.m., Ayurvedic Yoga; 3:30 p.m., Gentle Yoga (ISHTA).
Medicine Wheel Teachings
Two workshops will be held on Native American ways. Talking with Father Sky: The Role of the Divine Masculine in the Medicine Wheel Teachings. On Sunday, July 12:
Workshop No.1: Who is Father Sky? 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Workshop No.2: Exploring the Sacred Masculine. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Each workshop costs $35 for Wainwright members, $40 non-member; for both workshops, $60 for members, $70 for non-members. To register call 967-6080 or visit wainwright.org.
Intro to AumHome: Clearing
your space and your self
With Nidhi Huba, B.A., Feng Shui practitioner. Using techniques of yoga, Feng Shui, dowsing and divination, Nidhi will guide you to center and align your intuition to the energies and guides that will help you learn how to work with basic Feng Shui principles. Wear comfortable clothing for some light yoga. Please bring a journal, floorplan or sketch of your space. As a gift, each participant will receive a pendulum and Feng Shui card from AumHome. Sunday, July 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $60 for members, $66 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit wainwright.org.
Drumming up wellness
Find your rhythm to health with Damon Jackson. Learn how to use different timbal instruments in a circle of rhythm and soul while you: reduce stress and boost the immune system; gain freedom of expression; increase joy through laughter and community and fun. On Fridays July 19 and Aug. 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $20 for Wainright members, $22 for non-members. Register at wainwright.org.
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