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What’s Going On in New Rochelle 5-23-14

New Rochelle Public Library events

Memorial exhibit may be viewed on Memorial Day morning

For Memorial Day, the exhibit currently on display at the New Rochelle Public Library, “Supreme Sacrifice: A  Tribute to New Rochelle Residents Who Died in Active Duty,” will be available for viewing before the Memorial Day ceremonies to be held on Memorial Plaza, opposite the library.

The library’s entrances on Lawton Street and Library Green will be open between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, May 19, so individuals attending may first stop in the library’s lobby to experience the exhibit. The library is otherwise closed on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26.

In memory of the New Rochelle residents who gave their lives in active duty while serving in the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the War in Afghanistan, the exhibit includes the names of all the heroes and many of their photographs. The exhibit has been assembled by Eugene Longhi, American Legion Post No. 8 Historian, working in conjunction with Barbara Davis, city historian and NRPL staff and volunteers.

The exhibit panels were designed by Jesse Sanchez and were made possible by a grant from the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.

“Sing Your Heart Out” performance

The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Sing Your Heart Out” culmination concert on Saturday, June 7,at 2 p.m., in the Ossie Davis Theater.

The free performance will feature an ensemble and choral numbers by students who have been attending “Sing Your Heart Out” voice lessons at the library over the past several months.

The students, 55 years and older, have discovered their voices and performance talents under the guidance of artist-in-residence Eric Jennings, a popular performer and lecturer in the southern Westchester area. Professor Jennings will accompany the vocalists on the piano.

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Thomas Paine Cottage Museum events

20 Sicard Ave., New Rochelle

914-633-1776

thomaspainecottage.org

Children sign the Declaration of Independence with a quill pen

Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to the Thomas Paine Cottage to sign a replica of the Declaration of Independence.

Stop by and see where Thomas Paine lived, tour the cottage and learn a little colonial history for Independence Day weekend.

Visitors are invited to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the lovely grounds. Pocket copies of Common Sense will be available to purchase.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 children

Second annual North Avenue Mile road race

Sunday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The course is Westchester’s only USA Track and Field certified one mile course, starting at Paine Cottage and continuing to City Hall.

There will be electronic timing bibs and wave starts.

Awards will be given to the top three overall men and women and age categories.

Register at northavenuemile.com.

Cost: Adults $25, children 18 years and younger $15. Family, group and school discounts available.

This year’s charitable beneficiary is New Rochelle’s own Hope Community Services.

Healing emotional trauma through writing

Wendy Wolff’s Letter Writing Project is a writing exercise designed to relieve feelings of loss, regret, anger and remorse.

Wolff, a writer with a background in advocacy, will share her story and her technique at an interactive book singing and sharing experience on Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m., at Recologie located on 49 Lawton St. in New Rochelle.

The free event is sponsored by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.

Light refreshments will be served and a special prix fixe dinner will be available for $15. For more information, consult the Recologie website at recologie.com or email info@recologie.com.

The Letter Writing Project event is part of The New Rochelle Council on the Arts literary series. NRCA was created by the New Rochelle City Council in 1975 to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts; for 35 years NRCA has worked to fulfill that mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures and concert series. In addition, NRCA has facilitated collaboration among arts organizations, sponsored public art and helped build relationships between the arts, the business community and city government. New Rochelle Council on the Arts programs are made possible through support from the Arts Alive program of ArtsWestchester, with funding from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

For more information visit NRCA on the web at newrochellearts.org.

Cat and kitten adoption day

Date: Saturday, May 24

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Pet Value, Rye Ridge Shopping Center, 134 So. Ridge St., Port Chester,

Contact: NY-PetRescue.org,

petrescueny@aol.com, 914-834-6955

New Westchester Symphony Orchestra

Featuring works by American composers Copland, Berlin, Porter and Ungar, plus Beethoven, Bach and Mozart conducted by Benjamin Niemczyk.

Location: Tuckahoe Library, Community Center

Date: Saturday, June 7

Time: 2 p.m.

To register: 914-961-2121

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What’s Going On in Harrison 5-23-14

Harrison Public Library events

Dinner and a concert with the New Originals

Saturday, May 31, presented by Harrison Public Library and Trattoria
Vivolo

Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and receive 20 percent off of your dinner bill. Reservations required, cash only, call 914-835-6199.

Concert begins at the library at 7:30 p.m., coffee house style, with refreshments.

Welcome summer with the soulful sounds of the New Originals, featuring acoustic and electric folk rock and pop music from the 60s to the present.

Friday, May 23

10 a.m. Open play at the library.

3:30 p.m. Teen summer volunteer meeting.

Calling all teens. Want to volunteer this summer? Come today to learn about what you can do. Our summer reading game starts early this year and we need your help getting ready. We need people who can read to children, help with crafts, write book reviews and teach basic computer skills. If you have a special talent, we need to hear about that. Meet community service requirements and have FUN too.

Saturday, May 24

10 a.m. Computer orientation

10:30 a.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word

12 p.m. Computer basics training

1 p.m. Introduction to the library’s eBooks and downloadable audiobooks

Tuesday, May 27

10 a.m. Train Time for Tots

10 a.m. Computer orientation for the computerized library catalog and Internet.

3:30 p.m. Airplane science, STEM program for K-5 graders. Come and learn about airplane forces and Bernoulli’s Principle and make your own paper airplanes. Put your creation to the test with science in action. No registration necessary.

Wednesday, May 28

10 a.m. Movers and shakers

11 a.m. Laptime

6:30 p.m. Intro to Microsoft Excel

Special Event, Discover Japan through music

7:30 p.m. From the Floating World, Japanese music past and present. Enjoy a mesmerizing performance of traditional Japanese and classical western music by Duo Yumeo.

8:20 p.m. Music workshop: Koto Music of Japan. Yoko Reikano Kimura, introduces the koto instrument, its history and music.

Friday, May 30

10 a.m. Open play at the library

3:30 p.m. Teen summer volunteer meeting

Saturday, May 31

10:30 a.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word

12 p.m. Computer Basics Training

1 p.m. Introduction to the library’s eBooks and downloadable audiobooks

Special Event: Saturday evening at the library

7:30 p.m. Welcome summer with the soulful sounds of The New Originals, featuring acoustic and electric folk rock and pop music from the 60’s to the present. Coffee house style with refreshments.

West Harrison Library events

Friday, May 23

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Citizenship and English class. Free, for adults 18 and older. Registration is ongoing. Space is limited. Please call 948-2092 for more information.

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Puppet time. Music, dancing, and puppets, of course. Ages 3 to 5.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read with Rooney, the certified therapy dog, by appointment only, please call 914-948-2092 for more information.

Saturday May 24

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Disco tots with Ms. Dee. Move to the music. Ages 5 and under.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Conversation partners. Come in, sit down and practice your language skills with us. We have conversation partners who are fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. To make sure your language partner is here for you, please give us a call 914-948-2092 ahead of time or come in to schedule your sessions.

“Taking Time for Reflection” art exhibit

The Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Taking Time for Reflection,” paintings in Parks by Hilda Green Demsky at the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Ave. June 4 to 27 with an opening reception June 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Demsky began her professional life as a visual artist with a BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University. Three artists she studied with who strongly influenced her art were Josef Albers, Tony Smith and George Sugarman. Demsky has been painting “en plein air” in and around Westchester County parks. There are paintings from the Sheldrake Environmental Center and Memorial Park in Larchmont, the serpentine walk at the New Dawn Foundation, Hudson Beach and the reservoir in New Rochelle, Wampus Pond Park in Armonk and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.

Demsky is inspired by the open natural surroundings of our local and county parks. Her primary reason for painting is to express feelings related to nature, to ecological concerns, and to celebrate life.

Demsky has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and residencies, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to paint in Italy. Some career highlights were an invitational exhibition in Greece focusing on pollution and the marine environment, an exhibition and presentation of her environmental art at the World Fulbright Conference in Budapest and the exhibition of her waterfall paintings at the Galeria Nacional in Costa Rica.

As a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Demsky visited and painted in a satellite factory in England, at Stonehenge and at Yellowstone National Park. She has exhibited extensively in New York, New England, Pennsylvania and Washington. Demsky is a member of the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Katonah Museum Artists Association, National Association of Women Artists, Pen & Brush Gallery and Pleiades Gallery in New York City.

The exhibit may be viewed Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information call 914-835-0324 or see www.harrisonpl.org

Cat and kitten adoption day

Date: Saturday, May 24

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Pet Value, Rye Ridge Shopping

Center, 134 So. Ridge St., Port Chester,

Contact: NY-PetRescue.org,

petrescueny@aol.com, 914-834-6955

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What’s Going On in Eastchester 5-23-14

Bronxville Women’s Club events

“Fashion in Fine Art” exhibit

Scarsdale resident Anna Marie Magagna Hyde is the featured artist for May at the Bronxville Women’s Club, located at 135 Midland Ave., Bronxville.

The exhibit is open for viewing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays throughout the month.

The exhibit is titled “Fashion in Fine Art.” Anna Marie Magagna worked as a fashion illustrator for 40 years. Magagna went on to produce fashion art for other companies including Christian Dior, Jordan Marsh, Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor, among many others.

Anna Marie Magagna has also worked as an illustrator for books, including Pearl S. Buck’s “Christmas Miniature” and “Little Men and Little Women.”

The exhibition will include more than 20 original fashion illustrations, which were used in many publications, including the New York Times. Magagna’s fashion illustrations changed the look of Bendel from cool, elegant and sophisticated to the savvy, smart and edgy elegance.

Her works are beautifully framed and are for sale. Many of these pieces were featured in an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York in 2013.

After a successful career in illustration, Magagna is now changing her focus to portrait and conceptual mood pieces.

The Bronxville Women’s Club will exhibit those works in September.

Building Our Foundation Brick by Brick

Calling all graduates of Eastchester Schools, their families and friends. The Eastchester School Foundation is having a fundraiser called “Building Our Foundation Brick by Brick.”

Visit eastchesterschoolfoundation.org for a visual of what the project will look like and for the form required to purchase a brick.

Buying a brick will not only commemorate your years at Eastchester—or those of someone you love—but will also give back to Eastchester schools in the form of teacher grants.

Buy an individual brick or get together with members of a team or club, your family or your best friends.

Bricks ordered by June 15 will be installed during the summer months.

Eastchester’s 350th anniversary set to swing

There’s only a few more days to reserve a place at the party of the year—the gala celebrating Eastchester’s 350th birthday—at historic and picturesque Siwanoy Country Club on May 30, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

All residents of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville have been invited.

Sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, the event will combine celebration with historical exhibits. In addition to the cocktail reception with generous hors d’oeuvres, there will be pasta, steak and turkey carving stations and desserts galore.

The evening will feature a string quartet ensemble, followed by the swinging sounds of Vanessa Raci.

The ticket price of $95 per person includes all of the above, plus two drinks. All reservations and payments for tickets must be received by May 23. Absolutely no tickets will be sold at the door.

You may reserve through Pay Pal on the official website, eastchester350.org.

or by sending your check payable to Eastchester 350th Anniversary, Inc., 40 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709.

Bronxville Public Library events

Meditation circle group

Thursdays in May from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the board room.

No advance registration needed.

Retro movie night

Friday, May 30, 3:30 p.m.

“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”

Rated PG, 93 minutes

Free and open to the public.

The Greenburgh Chamber Players

This exciting musical performance features Bronxville resident Eugene Briskin on cello, Junah Chung on viola and Ragga Petursdottir on violin performing string trios by Mozart, Beethoven and Dohnayi.

Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Chapel School golf outing

Monday, June 9, at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 10:30 a.m.

Entry fee: $200 per player, $750 per group of four. Price includes 18 holes, golf cart, cocktails and dinner at Mickey Spillane’s from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Counseling Center lecture series

Bronxville school psychologist Joyce Vastola will give a lecture titled “Positive parenting: Creating mindfulness, positivity and happiness in the home” on Thursday, June 5, at 1 p.m.

The lecture is $20 per person and includes a light lunch.

This event will be held at the Reformed Church of Bronxville in the Edwards Room.

RSVP by May 30.

For more information, visit counselingcenter.org or call 914-793-3388.

89th annual dinner dance

On Saturday May 31, the Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club will hold their 89th annual dinner dance to honor local residents who have made significant contributions to our communities.

This year’s honorees are Susan Ciamarra, Anthony J. Lore, Sr., past president Lion David Zimmerman and the Melvin Jones Fellow Award will be given to Lion Anthony Pirro.

The dance will be held at The Riverview, 1 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson.

Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m.

Dinner and dancing will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $80 per person and all net proceeds are donated to local charities.

For more information and to obtain a journal ad blank, please visit tuckahoeeastchesterlions.org or contact Phil Raffiani at 914-337-8569 or pr@raffiani.com

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.

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What’s Going On in Rye 5-23-14

Rye Library events

For more information about programs offered, go to ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3162.

Writing the story of your life

Do you have stories that need to be told?  Learn how to write the story of your life in a workshop led by published author Carol Costa on Saturday, June 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Whether for yourself or as a legacy for your children or grandchildren, recording your life story can have many positive effects.

Costa promises to lead participants gently and safely down the path of yesterday using proven techniques that help recall the highlights of your life.

Bring a notebook, writing implements and gel pens or colored pencils if you wish to add artistic flourishes.

Photographs by Alan Model

“Fleeting Moments/Captured Images” is the title of the new show of photography by Alan Model on exhibit at the Rye Free Reading Room from June 4 through 28.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. when all are invited to view the show and meet the photographer. Model, who is a resident of Rye, says, “My exhibit includes images that I have recorded over a period of 40 years. While they were taken in many parts of the world, their locations are not of any great significance to me. I enjoy capturing unexpected moments. In a sense my subjects come to me rather than by my looking for them.”

Rye YMCA events

Mud Run fun for adults and families

Join the training program for the Oct. 5 Merrell Down and Dirty Obstacle Race in Orchard Beach.

Training will take place June through September, one evening and one Saturday morning per month.

Ages 4 to adult.

Summer camp registration continues

There is still limited space, contact member services for availability.

View the 2014 Camp Guide and registration information at ryeycamp.org.

Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Free and open to the community.

Rye Recreation events

Adventure park ropes course

Ages 12 and up

Tuesday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Program site: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Conn.

Fee: $70 residents only

Enjoy an awesome day with Rye Recreation. We will be taking the Rye Recreation bus to the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Conn. Participants will get to spend the day climbing on several different rope courses of various levels. Rye Recreation will provide chaperones, transportation and a pizza lunch. Bus leaves Rye Recreation at 9 a.m. sharp and returns at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Wainwright House events

New summer classes

Stand-up paddleboard yoga, vinyasa flow, NIA and basic OiGong. All yoga and movement classes free for an entire year for donor members and 10 percent off all other classes.

Rye Democratic Committee Meeting 

Tuesday, June 3, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rye Free Reading Room

1061 Boston Post Road, Rye

Rye Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 26, beginning at 9:30 a.m. from Station Plaza, continuing on to Purchase Street and ending at the village green.

There will be Memorial Day services on green starting at 10:30 a.m., as well as music, marchers, flags, antique cars.

Rye Historical Society joins Memorial Day celebration

On Monday, May 26, members of the Rye Historical Society’s Board of Trustees will march with a banner in the Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Rye American Legion Post and Ladies Auxiliary.

The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from Station Plaza and proceeds on Purchase Street to the village green where Memorial Day services begin at 10:30 a.m.

Rye Historical Society’s director Sheri Jordan is the keynote speaker at the ceremony to commemorate all those who have served and sacrificed to protect our country. Festivities to celebrate the day include marchers, flags waving, antique cars and music courtesy of Patriot Brass Ensemble playing in the parade. Sponsored by the Rye Historical Society, the ensemble raises funds to support their free concerts given in Veterans Affairs hospitals around the country.

The public is invited to visit the Square House Museum to view its Rye in World War II exhibit, which will close after Memorial Day. This exhibit has garnered acclaim from local and out of town visitors who have been moved by the array of personal family mementos and historic artifacts on display.

The Rye Historical Society is located at 1 Purchase Street in Rye.

The Square House Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit our website ryehistory.org or call 914-967-7588 for information.

Architects to speak on disaster preparedness at Rye Meeting House

On Saturday, May 31, at 4 p.m., architects Walter Sedovic and Jill Gotthelf will present a lecture, “Disaster Preparedness and Response for Shoreline Buildings.”

The talk will cover what can be done to prepare buildings for an extreme weather event in order to minimize damage. The architects will impart important information for anyone living in a shoreline community such as Rye. They will share specific ideas that can be put to use.

The program is part of the Bird Homestead nonprofit’s lecture series, “After the Storm: Toward a More Resilient Shoreline.” The series is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Sedovic and Gotthelf, are the architects for the restoration of the Meeting House and many notable landmarks throughout the Northeast. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted.

For further information contact:

birdhomestead.meetinghouse@gmail.com or 914-967-0099.

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What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 5-23-14

Mamaroneck Public Library events

Required reads roundtable

For Hommocks, Rye Neck Middle School, Mamaroneck High School and Rye Neck High School students.

Meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7, and on Tuesdays July 15, July 29 and
Aug. 12.

Stop into one of the new teen book discussions all about titles you must read and get the help you need with required school notes.

For weekly title schedules and to reserve your spot, contact the Mamaroneck Teen Library at 914-630-5875.

Light refreshments provided.

Larchmont Public Library events

Readers Theater

Saturday, May 31.

For children age 6, 9:30 a.m. For children ages 7 and 8, 11 a.m.

The book is “The Conference of the Birds,” retold by Alexis York Lumbard and illustrated by Demi.

Come hear the magical adventure of a diverse flock of birds who go in search of their king, who they miss very much.  Led by the wise and beautiful hoopoe bird, together they overcome fear and other obstacles on their journey to find their much beloved king. Participants will pick their favorite parts of the story, write dialogue for the characters and then act out their dialogue for one another.

Limited to six participants. Registration required.

Summer at the Sandbox

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is an exciting place for your young performer to be this summer. A fantastic performing arts day camp, Summer at the Sandbox is open to campers ages 7 to 13 looking to act, sing, dance and be creative this summer.

Camp director Benjamin Sterling Cannon, former Broadway performer and current performing arts educator, will lead campers on a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression as he and his staff help campers write and create their very own show.

Campers will all get a chance to shine. And because it is the summer, there will be field trips to the beach, the Bronx Zoo and even Playland.

Camp sessions run from July 7 to July 25 and July 28 to Aug. 8, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Three week session is $900 and two week session is $600.

For more information and for registration materials, visit our website at wstshows.com. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931 East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

Summer filmmaking workshop for teens

Geared for young people 12 and up, LMC-TV’s summer filmmaking workshops are an opportunity to learn hands-on video and filmmaking skills. From script writing, to cinematography, to computer video editing and more, participants will write, shoot, direct, act and edit their own movie.

Each workshop is held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for three weeks at LMC-TV’s Studio 2, located at 145 Library Lane, Mamaroneck.

Workshop I runs from June 30 to July 18 and Workshop II from July 21 to August 8.  Led by independent filmmaker and LMC-TV staff member Dena Schumacher, the workshop is in its 14th year.

Open enrollment starts now.  Space is limited, please visit lmc-tv.org or call Matt Sullivan at 914-381-2002 ext. 202 to sign up today.

Five-hour prelicensing class

Formula One Driving School, located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, May 28, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m.; Sunday, June 8, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, June 11, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, June 18, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, June 25, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 28, at 10 a.m.

This class is required by New York State for new drivers before they can take their road test.

Please call 914-381-4500 or visit our website at formulaonedrivingschool.com to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming Insurance Reduction/Point Reduction Class dates.

Sprint to Flint

Registration in now open for the 2014 Larchmont run, “Sprint to Flint,” a competitive 5K race and a 1-mile fun run. The race begins and ends in Flint Park and the course goes through Larchmont Manor.

The event will be held on Friday, June 13, at 6 p.m. Register early and online to save money at villageoflarchmont.org.

There is no rain date scheduled for this event.

Corporations tee-up support for people with developmental disabilities

On Tuesday, June 24, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester will host their 13th annual golf classic at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale.

Corporate sponsors and individual players will enjoy a day of golf and have a shot at the hole-in-one and other competitions. After the tournament, participants will take part in the evening’s festivities, which include dinner, silent auction, raffle and a presentation of the tournament winners.

Cerebral Palsy of Westchester would like to thank the sponsors and supporters that contribute to CPW’s efforts in raising money for programs and services that thousands of children and adults with disabilities benefit from each year.

Location: Quaker Ridge Golf Club; 146 Griffen Ave., Scarsdale

Time: Registration at 10 a.m., shot gun start at noon.

For more information or to participate in the event please contact Joan Colangelo at
914-937-3800 ext. 215 or by email at Joan.Colangelo@cpwestchester.org.

Cat and kitten adoption day

Date: Saturday, May 24

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Pet Value, Rye Ridge Shopping Center, 134 So. Ridge St., Port Chester,

Contact: NY-PetRescue.org,

petrescueny@aol.com, 914-834-6955

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What’s Going On in Eastchester

Bronxville Library events

Borrow a Kindle todayBronxville-Public-Library

BPL Kindles are pre-loaded with content, no downloading necessary. New titles will be added monthly. 14 day borrowing period. Bronxville library cardholders only. Kindles have been provided through the generous support of the FOBPL.

Download e-books from the library for free

Do you own an iPad, Kindle, Nook, or tablet? Download ebooks and audio books directly to your laptop, PC, tablet, mp3 player, or smartphone. Download ebooks using a token system.

 

Tuckahoe Public Library events

Paws & Tales: Therapy dogs in the libraryTuckahoe-public-library

Are you a beginning reader who wants to practice reading aloud? Then try reading to a therapy dog. Friday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

Please call the library to register for a specific date and time for your child to read to the dog.

Baby Time

Join Miss Ellen for stories, songs and rhymes especially for babies. Open to ages birth to 2 years.

Thursdays at 11a.m.

Nov. 14 and 21 and Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Registration is required.

Tuckahoe Public Library

71 Columbus Ave.

Tuckahoe, NY 10707

914-961-2121 www.tuckahoelibrary.org

Preschool story time

Join Miss Ellen for stories and songs

for 2 to 6 year olds.

Fridays at 11 a.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 22.

Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27.Registration is required.

Tuckahoe Public Library 71 Columbus Ave.     Tuckahoe, NY 10707 914-961-2121

www.tuckahoelibrary.org

Tellabration

A storytelling festival

Nov. 23, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Join us as our special guest storytellers share some of their favorite stories. Open to children and adult listeners. Registration is required please.

Tuckahoe Public Library 71 Columbus Ave.

Tuckahoe, NY 10707914-961-2121

www.tuckahoelibrary.org

 

Events at the Lutheran Church

Prayer services

Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.


Tuckahoe School Foundation to host 11th annual Casino Night

The Tuckahoe School Foundation will host its 11th annual Casino Night on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the New York Athletic Club on Travers Island in Pelham Manor.

Tickets to this evening of fun, food and prizes are $90 in advance or $100 at the door, which includes a cocktail hour, dinner buffet and an evening of Las Vegas-style table games. For more information, please log on to www.tuckahoeschoolfoundation.com.

The Tuckahoe School Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The annual fundraising event is the foundation’s only fundraiser and provides the largest means of support for all the programs and grants they provide each year. The Tuckahoe School Foundation awards non-school budgetary grant requests from Tuckahoe teachers for key academic items to enrich the education of the children in the Tuckahoe schools. Some of the grant recipients include the science fair at the Cottle School, listening stations for the ESL program and SMART Slates for the English and Social Studies departments.

 

Assumption School reunion

Calling all Assumption School‑in Tuckahoe‑alum-ni for a reunion to be held on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alumni mass will be held at The Church of the Assumption in Tuckahoe at 7 p.m. followed by a reunion of all classes at 7:30 p.m. at the Father Fata Church Hall. Please contact Maria Alfonzetti Cocucci, Lee Mirra Perini or Maria Cocchiarella Castellano at assumptionreunion@gmail.com or join our Facebook page, “Assumption School Reunion Tuckahoe, NY” for more information.

 

Upcoming nature centers events around Westchester

Presentation: “Art and Photography of the Civil War” by historian

Cynthia Andersen. All are welcome. riverlovers.org. Friday, Nov. 15

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-5297

Riverlovers pot luck supper and program, 6:30 p.m.

You Can Get There from Here!

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers 914-968-5851A walk to the Croton Aqueduct, the Hastings farmers market and back.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005

In Search of Blue

1 p.m. Nov. 16 A hike to explore the waterways at the preserve.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7322

It’s for the Birds: Creating backyard feeders for kids

1 p.m. Nov. 16  Kids can make their own backyard feeder from common household materials that will last all winter long.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914-967-8720

“The First Thanksgiving”

1 p.m. Nov. 16 Storyteller Jonathan Kruk recounts the true story of this event, based on historical journals.

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye 914-835-4466

Volunteer work project: Removing Vines

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring work gloves; hand tools provided.

Sunday, Nov. 17 Croton Point Nature Center, Cr-oton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297

Archaeology Day

1 p.m. Nov. 17 Demonstrations and discussions about regional history and prehistory with the New York State Archaeological Association, lower Hudson chapter. Info at lablhc.org.

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye, 914-835-4466

Survival Series: Tracking and orienteering

2 p.m., Nov. 17 Learn how to survive in the wild by learning basic skills. For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

 

Shop for fresh produce all winter long

Westchester residents will be able to buy farm-fresh local produce, cheeses and other dairy products, meats, baked goods and wine directly from farmers and producers at the indoor farmers market to be held on the last Sunday of each month from November through March, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Dates are Sundays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s market will consist of a variety of vendors who are farmers and food producers, all from the tri-state area. And, to tempt shoppers and to help them make selections, vendors will offer samples of their foods.

To add to the fun, each month will feature live entertainment provided by local musicians from the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot is $5.

The farmers market is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Ave. in White Plains.

For a list of vendors, go to countycenter.biz.

Deadline for our What’s Going On section is every Friday at 12 p.m. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all items to news@hometwn.com.

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What’s Going On in Harrison

Harrison Public Library events

Open Play at the libraryHarrison-Public-Library

Fri, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers, and children. Make new friends, play, read and have fun in the community room. Blocks and preschool LEGOs will be available for the little ones while adults chat.

Board games at the library

Mon, Nov. 11, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the children’s room.

Teen Advisory Group meeting

Tue, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Teens come talk about books, movies, and more at the library. Snacks!

Friends of the Harrison Public Library meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us to learn more about the Friends and what we can do to help the library. All welcome. Refreshments.

Computer orientation

Thursday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

One-hour class for the computerized library catalog and Internet.

Flim movement presents “Broken”

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The film is an adaptation of Daniel Clay’s novel of the same name, an intimate, coming-of-age story about an 11-year-old British girl named Skunk whose innocence is shattered after she witnesses the brutal beating of a psychologically troubled boy by one of her grown neighbors. Skunk is played by newcomer Eloise Laurence, who stars with Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.

Cancer support availableSupport-Connection-Inc

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit www.supportconnection.org. Advance registration is required for all groups, call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

The following support groups are scheduled Westchester in November:

At the support connection office in Yorktown:

Breast cancer support group: Fourth Tuesday of the month, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.

Young women’s breast cancer support group: For women who have or had breast cancer at a young age. Second Wednesday of the month, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.

At Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor:

Breast cancer support group: Third Monday of the month, Nov.18, at 7 p.m.

At the Yorktown Town Hall in Yorktown Heights:

Support group for women living with recurrence: For women living with recurrence of breast or ovarian cancer, with advanced stage and/or metastasis: Third Friday of the month, Nov.15, at 12:30 p.m.

By teleconference:

For those unable to attend groups in person, there are monthly telephone support groups via toll-free teleconference enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The ovarian cancer telephone group will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. The breast cancer telephone group will take place on Tuesday, Nov.19, at 8 p.m.

Upcoming nature centers events around Westchester

Presentation: “Art and Photography of the Civil War” by historian Cynthia Andersen.

All are welcome. riverlovers.org. Friday, Nov. 15.

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-5297

Riverlovers pot luck supper and program, 6:30 p.m.

You Can Get There from Here!

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers 914-968-5851A walk to the Croton Aqueduct, the Hastings farmers market and back.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005

In Search of Blue

1 p.m. Nov. 16, A hike to explore the waterways at the preserve.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7322

It’s for the Birds: Creating Backyard Feeders for Kids

1 p.m. Nov. 16, Kids can make their own backyard feeder from common household materials that will last all winter long.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914-967-8720

“The First Thanksgiving”

1 p.m. Nov. 16, Storyteller Jonathan Kruk recounts the true story of this event, based on historical journals.

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye 914-835-4466

Volunteer Work Project: Removing Vines

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16, Bring work gloves; hand tools provided.

Sunday, Nov. 17 Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297

Archaeology Day

1 p.m. Nov. 17, Demonstrations and discussions about regional history and prehistory with the New York State Archaeological Association, lower Hudson chapter. Info at lablhc.org.

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye, 914-835-4466

Survival Series: Tracking and orienteering

2 p.m. Nov. 17, Learn how to survive in the wild by learning basic skills. For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

Shop for fresh produce all winter long

Westchester residents will be able to buy farm-fresh local produce, cheeses and other dairy products, meats, baked goods and wine directly from farmers and producers at the indoor farmers market to be held on the last Sunday of each month from November through March, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Dates are Sundays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s market will consist of a variety of vendors who are farmers and food producers, all from the tri-state area. And, to tempt shoppers and to help them make selections, vendors will offer samples of their foods.

To add to the fun, each month will feature live entertainment provided by local musicians from the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot is $5.

The farmers market is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Ave. in White Plains.

For a list of vendors, go to countycenter.biz.

Deadline for our What’s Going On section is every Friday at 12 p.m. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all
items to news@hometwn.com.

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What’s Going On in Mamaroneck

Mamaroneck Public Library events 

Ebook downloads from the library Mamaroneck-Public-Library

On a rainy day, isn’t it nice to know that you can stay home and download a free e-book from the Mamaroneck Library? Go to our homepage, www.mamaronecklibrary.org and click on the “Download eBooks & eAudio” icon on the lower right side of the homepage. Please have your library card number on hand.

Weight loss seminar

Lose up to 40 lbs. in 40 days, presented by wellness consultant Dr. Donna Restivo from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 Call
914-219-1229 to register, seating is limited.

136 Prospect Ave.

914-698-1250

mamaronecklibrary.org

Center for Continuing Education’s fall programs approach

The Center for Continuing Education’s fall program begins the first week of October. Register for Continuing-Educationclasses now to avoid the disappointment of a class being filled or cancelled. The full catalog features a broad range of course offerings, including computer training, writing and literature, art, fitness, cooking, foreign languages, finance and much more. New trips are featured this fall include a visit to the Dia: Beacon Museum and lunch at the Culinary Institute on Dec. 6. For the first time, the center is offering online classes for those who prefer to learn at their convenience in their home or office. Partnering with ed2go, the industry leader in online learning for adults, you’ll take classes on your own computer, offering you a flexible and convenient way to learn. To register for all classes, visit www.LMCCE.org or call
914-698-9126 for more information.

Women’s club meeting

The evening section of the Woman’s Club of Mamaroneck will hold a Bunko Party on Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., at the club house, 504 Cortlandt Ave. in Mamaroneck. The admission is $12 per person, there will be many prizes. Reservations required ASAP. Please call Ann Worthey at 914-698-6049.

Theater auditionsSandbox-Theater1

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre announces auditions for its YPT Teens production of “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood,” the funniest murder mystery musical comedy ever written. Directed by Artistic Director Jason Summers, the show is open to performers in Grades 7-12. Auditions will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, located at 931C E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. Performances are Jan. 16 to 19. A participation fee is required. For more information, visit our website at www.wstshows.com or call us 914-630-0804.

Larchmont Public Library events

Rob Goldstone presents Great Movies: “Pal Joey”

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Meet in the Village Center.

Rob Goldstone presents this 1957 classic film starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak. Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets a former chorus girl, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda is a “mouse on the chorus line” and built like there’s no tomorrow. Goldtsone also presents little-known film facts and behind-the-scenes trivia about the making of the film. Not Rated.

Upcoming Westchester nature center events 

Presentation: “Art and Photography of the Civil War” by historian Cynthia Andersen

All are welcome. riverlovers.org. Friday, Nov. 15

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-5297

Riverlovers pot luck supper and program, 6:30 p.m.

You Can Get There from Here!

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers 914-968-5851A walk to the Croton Aqueduct, the Hastings farmers market and back.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005

In Search of Blue

1 p.m. Nov. 16 A hike to explore the waterways at the preserve.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7322

It’s for the Birds: Creating backyard feeders for kids

1 p.m. Nov. 16 Kids can make their own backyard feeder from common household materials that will last all winter long.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914-967-8720

Deadline for our What’s Going On section is every Friday at 12 p.m. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all items to news@hometwn.com.

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What’s Going On in Rye

Fall food drive for the Port Chester Carver Center

Drop-off location:port_chester_carver_center

21 Elm Place, Rye, Rye, NY 10580

Contact: ralphborsella@allstate.com,

Borsella Agency

Most needed foods:

• rice (one pound boxes/bags)

• pasta (one pound

boxes/bags)

• tomato sauce

• tuna

• canned vegetables (corn,  peas, etc.)

• canned fruits (mixed cocktail, etc.)

• cereal (12-14 ounce boxes)

• peanut butter

• cooking oil (18-ounce bottles)

Drop-off dates: Nov. 8 to Nov. 26

 

Veteran’s Day observance

Rye Post #128 of the American Legion will sponsor the city’s annual Veterans Day observance on Monday Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m.on the Village Green. Author and CBS News correspondent Lee Woodruff will be the principal speaker.

 

Rye library events

Free reading with FreadingRye-Library

Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.

Computer class

The Rye Free Reading Room will offer a two-part workshop on Internet basics on Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and review security and privacy issues. Email basics in the new and old Microsoft programs are also covered including set-up and sending, receiving and downloading attachments. Please plan to attend both sessions of the workshop. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Call 914-231-3161 or visit www.ryelibrary.org for more information.

Fancy soapmaking for teens

Teens, learn about soapmaking at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and make some fancy bars to take home. Westchester artist Susan Ordahl explains the different methods and ingredients for making and shaping soap and shows participants how to create their own soap leaves and petals to take home. shares the creativity and fun of making soap.

Susan has been a working artist for more than twenty years.  Now focusing on oil painting, she has sold and exhibited in and around New York City and Westchester County as well as in her native Massachusetts.

Space in the workshop is limited; please register at 914-231-3172. It is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.

 

Garden club fundraiser

The beautiful hanging baskets of geraniums that adorn downtown Rye during the summer months are the work of the Ceres Garden Club. To help pay for the effort, the members hold just one fundraiser, a wreath sale, every year at the Square House on a Saturday before the holidays. This year, the sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, and will include baskets of greenery, baked goods, and holiday decorations as well as the wreaths.

In recent years, many merchants and residents have generously placed pre-orders for wreaths for their businesses and homes. Pre-orders may be made by calling Meg Stackpole at
914-967-0317 before Nov. 12.

The fresh 14” wreaths, which are decorated with pine cones, red berries and a large bow, are priced at $20 and will be personally delivered the first week of December.

Why not show your appreciation of the summer displays while, at the same time, decorating your own home or business for the holidays?

For more information, contact Meg Stackpole at 914-967-0317 or cstackpole@aol.com.

 

Rye Arts Center events

RACappella and BeatboxingRye-Arts-Center

Workshops with Evan Feist from NBC’s “The Voice” and Andrew Fox to get up close and musical. Be a part of a creative vocal ensemble. Visit www.ryeartscenter.org.

Join the Awesome Guitar Hub

Visit www.ryeartscenter.org for more information.

Ladies comedy night

She Said What?!

Ladies comedy night with Mich-ele Balan and Jane Condon, featuring Kim Berns and Bonnie Levison. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. Limited tickets call now. 914-967-0700.

Red Circle PhotoArts exhibit

Nov. 8 to 27. For more information visit www.ryeartscenter.org. Opening Nov. 8.

 

Upcoming nature centers events around Westchester

Presentation: “Art and Photography of the Civil War” by historian Cynthia Andersen

All are welcome.  riverlovers.org. Friday, Nov. 15

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-5297

Riverlovers pot luck supper and program,

6:30 p.m.

You Can Get There from Here!

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers 914-968-5851 A walk to the Croton Aqueduct, the Hastings farmers market and back.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005

In Search of Blue

1 p.m. Nov. 16 A hike to explore the waterways at the preserve.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7322

It’s for the Birds: Creating Backyard Feeders for Kids

1 p.m. Nov. 16 Kids can make their own backyard feeder from common household materials that will last all winter long.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914-967-8720

“The First Thanksgiving”

1 p.m. Nov. 16 Storyteller Jonathan Kruk recounts the true story of this event, based on historical journals.

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye 914-835-4466

Volunteer work project: Removing vines

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring work gloves; hand tools provided.

Sunday, Nov. 17 Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297

Archaeology Day

1p.m. Nov. 17  Demonstrations and discussions about regional history and prehistory with the New York State Archaeological Association, lower Hudson chapter. Info at  lablhc.org.

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye,

914-835-4466

Survival Series: Tracking and orienteering

2 p.m., Nov. 17 Learn how to survive in the wild by learning basic skills. For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

 

Shop for fresh produce all winter long

Westchester residents will be able to buy farm-fresh local produce, cheeses and other dairy products, meats, baked goods and wine directly from farmers and producers at the indoor farmers market to be held on the last Sunday of each month from November through March, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Dates are Sundays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s market will consist of a variety of vendors who are farmers and food producers, all from the tri-state area. And, to tempt shoppers and to help them make selections, vendors will offer samples of their foods.

To add to the fun, each month will feature live entertainment provided by local musicians from the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot is $5.

The farmers market is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Ave. in White Plains.

For a list of vendors, go to countycenter.biz.

Deadline for our What’s Going On section is every Friday at 12 p.m. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all items to news@hometwn.com.

 
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Eastchester Community Briefs

Bronxville Library events
Borrow a Kindle todayBronxville-Public-Library
BPL Kindles are pre-loaded with content, no downloading necessary. New titles will be added monthly. 14-day borrowing period. Bronxville library cardholders only. Kindles have been provided through the generous support of the Friends of the BPL.

Download e-books from the library for free
Do you own an iPad, Kindle, Nook, or tablet? Download ebooks and audio books directly to your laptop, PC, tablet, mp3 player, or smartphone. Download ebooks using a token system.

Andrea Montalbano’s “Vee Caught Offside”
Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Bronxville’s own super soccer star turned writer, Andrea Montalbano, will present her latest book. “Vee” is nook number two in the popular Soccer Sister series, following last year’s “Lily Out of Bounds.”
Montalbano, a former captain of the Harvard Women’s Soccer Team, captures the spirit and emotions of girls sports while also conveying important life lessons for young girls through her fiction.
This book is appropriate for ages 8 and up, but all are welcome. Book signing and refreshments follow reading.
This event is made possible with the generous support of the FOBPL.

Salute to Seniors Day
Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to noon
A community-wide celebration as part of International Active Aging Week, Sept. 22 to 28.
Seniors/Speeders are invited for a matinee with the Bronxville senior citizen at 2 p.m. for the movie “Quartet.” 99 minutes, PG-13.

Oktoberfest for kids at the library
Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pretzels, root beer, apple cider and donuts. Cider relay race, pass the pumpkin, polka freeze dance, German chocolate cupcake decorating and more.

Kitten and cat adoption day
Saturday, Sept. 28, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Petco of Hartsdale, 324 N. Central Ave.
www.NY-PetRescue.org
petrescueny@aol.com, 914-834-6955

Events at the Lutheran Church
Prayer services
Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.

Hounds on the Sound
Join us for our fifth annual dog walk at Glen Island Park. Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the animals of the New Rochelle Humane Society and Pet Rescue of Larchmont with a portion of the profits to go to the Mt. Vernon Shelter. For more information, to register as a walker, to become a sponsor or donor, to register as a vendor or to make a donation please visit our website: www.houndsonthesound.com.

Assumption School reunion
Calling all Assumption School in Tuckahoe alumni for a reunion to be held on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alumni mass will be held at The Church of the Assumption in Tuckahoe at 7 p.m. followed by a reunion of all classes at 7:30 p.m. at the Father Fata Church Hall. Please contact Maria Alfonzetti Cocucci, Lee Mirra Perini or Maria Cocchiarella Castellano at assumptionreunion@gmail.com or join our Facebook page, “Assumption School Reunion Tuckahoe” for more information.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center eventsItalian-Cultural
Tarantella & Karaoke Night with Mariuccia Romano
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m.
“Tarantella Anyone?” Ever wish you really knew how to tarantella? Want to be ready for that next wedding? Do you love everything Italian and long to experience the culture first hand? This is your chance. “Ballando Con le Stelle.” Join in as we learn to tarantella, and other Italian folk dances and have fun singing Italian songs that will make you happy. You don’t need a partner. A program for all ages. Light reception will follow.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $20, mon-members $30

Evening film: “Ricordati di Me (Remember Me)”
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Winner of three Nastro d’Argento Prizes, the movie revolves around the Ristuccia family, an apparently normal and close-knit middle-class family. All of the family members however are hiding something. Carlo, the head of the family, would like to become a writer rather than continue working in an insurance company. Giulia, his wife, is a professor of literature who aspires to become an actress. Paolo is an insecure teenager having trouble finding his identity and Valentina desires to become a television showgirl at any cost. This silence is broken when Carlo meets his old love Alessia, with whom he starts an extra-marital affair. As a result, Giulia falls into total despair, destroying the family’s balance and losing control over their children.
In Italian with English subtitles. 125 minutes.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $20, non-members $25

Culinary presentation: Pasta: The long & the short of it
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Talk and tasting by Francine Segal.
Pasta—hands-down Italy’s most famous food—comes in hundreds of shapes and is served in thousands of ways. Join Francine Segan, author of “Pasta Modern,” for an amusing talk on its tantalizing history, interesting regional dishes, and what’s cutting edge in Italy today. Learn about Felicetti and Garofalo, two of Italy’s most renowned pasta companies. Talk includes tastings of several pasta dishes, free box of Felicetti and Garofalo pasta for each guest, how to pick the best dried pasta, the perfect way to boil pasta, pasta lover’s tour of Italy, trivia contest with prizes about modern & antique pasta making equipment.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $15, non-members $25

Intimate conversations with contemporary authors
“Lemons into Limoncello: from Loss to Personal Renaissance with the Zest of Italy” by Dr. Raleen D’Agostino Mautner
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 1 p.m.
Author, columnist, radio personality, and self-help specialist Dr. Raeleen D’Agostino Mautner advocates preserving Italian lifestyle traditions as the road to physical and emotional well-being. She is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, behaviorist, and former stress-reduction interventionist at Yale University. She is author of “Living la Dolce Vita: Bring the Passion, Laughter, and Serenity of Italy into Your Daily Life.”
Her latest book, “Lemons into Limoncello: From Loss to Personal Renaissance with the Zest of Italy” is meant to help readers ease recovery ad renewal their lives after experiencing personal loss, change, or major life transition—with the zest of simple Italian pleasures.
Suggested donation $10. Registration is required.
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, NY 10707, 914-771-8700
Wiccny.org

“[title of show]” at the Westchester Sandbox TheaterSandbox-Theater1
Who says four chairs and a keyboard don’t make a musical? The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is out to prove that such a combination makes a funny, whimsical and completely off-beat musical called “[title of show].”
Featuring a terrific quartet of local theater performers, this musical is like no other you’ve ever seen. It tells the story of two out-of-work actors who set out to write a musical about…well, writing a musical. And through their journey, they are able to reach for their dreams and make friendships that will last forever. Eight performances only, so don’t miss it. “[title of show]” runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 12: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 914-630-0804 for information about group rates. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wstshows.com. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

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