Eastchester Public Library
Read-To-Me Kickoff Party
On Tuesday, June 30, at 11 a.m., join musician Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band for a fun-filled music concert to kick off this summer’s Read-to-Me game. Online pre-registration is required, and will begin on Tuesday, June 23 at 9 a.m. For Read-to-Me game participants only. Please register for each attendee including parents/caregivers. For more information, contact Teresa Chang at 721-8105.
Family Film Frenzy series returns
The Family Film Frenzy returns this summer at various Westchester parks. Parks will open at 7 p.m. for after-hours swimming, picnicking and relaxing. The movie will begin at sundown. Bring your own picnic or purchase food at the concession stand. For seating, bring blankets and chairs. Admission is $5 per person, free for children under 5. Admission includes the movie only. A Westchester County Park Pass is not required for admission. Admission wristbands will go on sale the day of the event at each location and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
Dates, movies and locations are: July 8, “Box Trolls” (rated PG) at The Brook at
Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers; July 15, “Dolphin Tale 2” (rated PG) at Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle; July 22, “Big Hero 6” (rated PG) at Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains; and July 29, “Annie” (rated PG) at Willson’s Waves Pool in Mount Vernon.
Please note that swimming is only permitted until dark, and all food and cooler guidelines for regular pool hours apply.
For more information, visit parks.westchestergov.com or call 864-PARK (7275).
STEM summer camp for girls
Girls Inc. of Westchester is now accepting applications for their summer science camp, SmarTech. This year’s camp is two weeks long, from Monday, July 27 through Friday, Aug. 8, at Purchase College, SUNY. The camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications will be accepted for girls entering seventh and eighth grade. Girls applying must be able to commit to attending camp for the full two weeks.
In SmarTech, girls will learn about environmental science, computer coding, and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, they will have the chance to experience college life and academics on Purchase College’s campus and they will meet women with amazing careers in STEM fields who are changing the world.
Because Girls Inc. runs on contributions, a suggested donation is $250 per participator per week, but Girls Inc. is flexible. Partial or full financial aid is available to families who are unable to afford the full fee.
For more information, contact Girls Inc.’s office at 419-0764, visit girlsincwestchester.org or email camp director Tara Penny at email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels 10708 concert
The internationally-renowned Bargemusic chamber group will be performing in the Church of St. Joseph, located at 15 Cedar St. in Bronxville, on Sunday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m. The concert is a fundraising benefit for Meals on Wheels 10708, Inc., a food delivery service for local seniors. Works by Pachelbel, Chopin, Beethoven and Mendelssohn will be presented.
Concert admission is $25 for the general public and $20 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All proceeds will support Meals on Wheels. Additionally, raffle tickets will be sold for gift certificates donated by local merchants. Come enjoy the music and maybe win a wonderful prize at this very special event for a very special cause. Call 787-3027 for more information.
Buy a brick to help Pet Rescue
build its forever home
A walkway of personalized, engraved red bricks will soon lead to the front door of Pet Rescue’s new home in Harrison.
Purchase a brick and add the inscription of your choice to honor, remember or celebrate a special pet or person or to express support for Pet Rescue. Your words will create a lasting memorial that will greet visitors to Pet Rescue for years to come.
This path will be a reminder of the generosity and love for Pet Rescue’s rescues. The path will also fund upcoming renovations to Pet Rescue’s home and further their mission to save helpless animals and find them safe, loving homes.
The size and cost of bricks are:
4” x 8” brick can be inscribed with up to
3 lines/18 characters per line at $150.
8” x 8” brick can be inscribed with up to
6 lines/18 characters per line at $300.
Array of four 8” x 8” bricks can be inscribed with up to 12 lines/36 characters per line
Payment can be by PayPal, or you can mail a check to Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 393, Larchmont, NY 10538.
Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law. Proceeds will go to Pet Rescue’s Building Fund.
For more information on how to place an
order, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ny-petrescue.org.
Blood donation opportunities
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood during the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.
Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions–the need for blood does not get a vacation.
To encourage more people to donate around Independence Day, all those who come out to donate blood from July 2 through 6 will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.
Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types–especially those with types O negative, A negative, and B negative–are needed.
Other dates to donate blood in Westchester:
Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 1009, 235 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights.
Tuesday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford.
How to donate blood:
Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (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 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid and supports military members and their families. It is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or on Twitter at @RedCross.
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