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Mamaroneck Community briefs

Mamaroneck Public Library events
Clearance saleMamaroneck-Public-Library
Come check out the books and DVDs for sale on the lower level of the Mamaroneck Library.
All childrens books: $.50 each or 3 for $1
All paperback books: $.50 each
Hardcover books: $1 each or 3 for $2
Music CDs: $.25 each
Videos: $.75 each
DVDs: $1 each
Art Books: $5 each
Please pay at the check-out desk on first floor.
Clearance sale on the first day of every month: Everything 50 percent off. Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Dec. 2, until further notice.
To volunteer at the book sale, please contact John Hofstetter at 914-698-4789.
Mamaroneck Public Library
136 Prospect Ave. Mamaroneck, 10543
914-698-1250
www.mamaronecklibrary.org

Meet author Lisa Fantino
Oct. 6, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who couldn’t wait to tell the world her story. Her parents bought her a typewriter and tape recorder for her third Christmas and so it began. NBC, CBS, 1010 WINS, WRKI and many more stations and networks all gave her airtime. She even produced her own celebrity chat show along the way, chatting with everyone from Bon Jovi, Robert Plant and Bono to Walter Cronkite, Yogi Berra and several world leaders.
Her mother gave her wings, her father a foundation, and somewhere along the way, attorney and author Lisa Fantino traveled the world, losing her heart and soul in Italy and finding herself along the way. The result is “Amalfi Blue: Lost and found in the south of Italy.” It’s a book of passion, l’amore and lessons of life learned while living la vita bella in Italy.
This free program will be held in the community coom of the Mamaroneck Library. All welcome. Signed copies of books will be available for purchase. To contact the author,
visit www.amalfibluebook.com

Larchmont Public Library events
Leaping Literature with Naomi Hill
Ages 4-6.
Monday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m.
The very popular former principal of Central School is back for more fun at the library. Join her for an interactive and movement based storytime. Registration not required.

Big Truck Day
All Ages.
Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Children of all ages are invited to climb on and clamber over the biggest and coolest trucks provided by the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont. Come to the parking lot behind the library to participate in the fun. Rain will cancel the program, but it will be held drizzle or shine. Registration not required.

Scarecrow Festival registration underway
Registration is now underway for the third annual Larchmont Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library. To participate in this year’s festival, registration must be completed by Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration can be done online at www.larchmontscarecrowfestival.org or by picking up an entry form at the library.
The annual Scarecrow Festival is a unique event in which participants purchase a metal frame on which to create their scarecrow. In addition to a nominal registration fee—$5 for members of the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library and $10 for non-members—the scarecrow frame costs $20. Once each participant has their frame, the real fun begins, decorating.
The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library have set aside two days to pick up the frame and decorate: Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to come to the library to pick up the frame and begin the decoration process, and Friday, Oct. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be materials and craft supplies available for those participating to use. The completed scarecrows will be displayed on the front lawn of the library, where they will be displayed from Saturday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 26.

“[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.

Five-hour pre-licensing class
Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 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 web site at formulaonedrivingschool.com to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming insurance reduction/point reduction class dates.

Women’s Club meeting
The next meeting of the Evening Section of the Woman’s Club of Mamaroneck will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, 504 Cortlandt Ave. in Mamaroneck. The guest speaker will be former mayor and author, Paul Noto. Anyone interested in joining the club, contact the membership chair at 698-9364.

At Home on the Sound eventAt-Home-on-the-Sound
Retired television producer and writer Don Epstein, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, will relate humorous personal reminiscences of his 40-plus years in the industry in a talk hosted by At Home on the Sound on Oct. 16. His work brought him in close contact with so many TV and film stars that he can give his talk the reverse title “Celebrities Who Have Known Me.”
Among the many past and present celebrities with whom Epstein has worked are Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Peter Ustinov, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. “Working with them toward a mutual goal of putting on the best show possible, you get to know them in a way the public seldom can,” he said.
At Home on the Sound is a service organization for individuals 60 and up who live independently in the area. Epstein’s talk is free and open to the public at St. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room at 3:30 p.m. www.AtHomeonheSound.org

Center for Continuing Education’s fall programs approachContinuing-Education
The Center for Continuing Education’s fall program begins the first week of October. Register for classes 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; a food-tasting ramble in New York City’s Greenwich Village and SoHo on Oct. 17 and 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.

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Rye Community Briefs

New to Rye? Join the Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club
RNNC is a friendly, vibrant, fun-loving community organization serving newcomers and residents alike. Our primary goal is to enrich the lives of our members by providing varied social activities throughout the year, and promoting networking and friendships in the community.
We have all been new to the community and we know how hard the transition can be. RNNC helps makes the transition an easier one. Here is just a sampling of our upcoming events:
October includes our welcome coffee and playgroup sign-up, cocktails on the sound, Halloween children’s party, Lunch Bunch and Ladies’ Book Club.
We would love to have you as a new member, so be sure to check out our website www.ryenewcomersclub.net.
Please become a member today. Any questions contact the RNNC co-presidents Carol Annett or Carol Pouchie. carol.rnnc@gmail.com
pouchie@yahoo.com.

Rye library events
Spin a yarn Rye-Library
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join area knitters for a weekly handwork circle.
Like to spin, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, rug hook or do other handwork? The Spin a Yarn group of congenial crafters might be just right for you. Work on your project, meet new friends, chat about techniques and browse our craft books.

Free reading with Freading
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.

Fun flick at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room invites children age 5 and up to a fun flick showing of “Epic,” rated PG, on Friday, Sept. 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Discover a world beyond your imagination from the creators of “Ice Age” and “Rio.” For more information about this and other programs for children, go to www.ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3162.

Storytelling guild
Join adult story lovers at monthly meetings to share traditional and personal tales and trade tips on storytelling techniques. The Rye Storytellers’ Guild meets at the Rye library on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6 p.m. Each meeting is loosely arranged around a theme which, on Oct. 1, will be “1913 in Your Family’s Life” in commemoration of the library building’s 1913 opening. Listeners, as well as tellers, are always welcome. For more information, call 914-231-3161 or visit
www.ryelibrary.org.

Excel workshop at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room is offering an Excel II: Beyond the Basics workshop in the Raho Technology Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Microsoft Excel is the spreadsheet program most in use today. This workshop presents employing it to set up spreadsheets with frequently-used mathematical formulas. Formatting, sorting, and printing selected data cells will be covered as well as shortcuts such as auto fill. Basic computer knowledge is required. There is no advance sign-up to take the class. Call 914-231-3161 or go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information.

Friday fun at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room’s Friday Fun Club for children age 5 and up will present a “Fall Into Fall” program of stories and a craft on Oct.11 at 3:30 p.m. For more information about these and other programs for children, go to www.ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3162.

Rye Historical Society events
World War II film series concludesRye-Historical-Society
The Rye Historical Soc­iety is pleased to announce a three-part WWII film series in connection with its curre­nt exhibit “Rye In World War II.” The showings will take place on three consecutive Sundays in September from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Square House Museum at 1 Purchase St.
in Rye.
Hosting the series will be Ted M. Levine, longtime Rye resident and film instructor at Iona College. A guest speaker will introduce each film with brief remarks about the military front, women in the war, and undertakings on the home front. World War II vintage-style refreshments will be served at each showing.
Sept. 29: “Lifeboat”
Host Ted Levine will speak about what was happening on the home front.
The program cost is $5 for each showing or $10 for the 3-part series payable at the door. Admission is free to all veterans and active military service personnel. Seating is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call the Rye Historical Society at 914-967-7588 for reservations.
The Square House Museum, located at 1 Purchase St. in Rye is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 914-967-7588 or visit our website www.ryehistory.org.

Girls Night Out: The Nifty Fifties
Get ready to rock n’ roll as Girls Night Out at the Square House returns. On Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Rye Historical Society presents another entertaining evening with a look back at the “Nifty Fifties.” From the baby boom and suburban boom, to Marilyn Monroe, rock n’ roll, and the golden age of television, come to explore this fascinating time from a woman’s perspective‑through fashion, photographs and, yes, even a bit of music. A selection of 1950s era clothing and accessories from the society’s collection will be on view for the evening.
The 1950s were a decade marked by rapid expansion of the middle-class, development of suburbs, and an increased availability of consumer goods. Yet, it was also a time in which society viewed a woman’s primary role as wife, mother, and homemaker. How this affected women, and laid the groundwork for the events of the 1960s, will be discussed. The cost for the program is $20 for members; $30 non-members. Reserva­tio­ns are suggested and can be made by calling the Rye Historical Society at 914-967-7588.
Located at 1 Purchase St. 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. For more information, please call 914-967-7588 or visit our website
www.ryehistory.org.

Rye Arts Center eventsRye-Arts-Center
Pre-K creative kids, extend your pre-k day
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 27 to May 12.
The Rye Arts Center is proud to offer preschool students the chance to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the arts. Create a well-balanced, extended day for your child by having the RAC staff walk them to and from their local participating school. Upon arriving at The Rye Arts Center, students will participate in classes in our Performing Arts Room, gallery, children’s art studio, ceramics studio and dance studio.
Please contact the RAC to inquire about registering for the program. An information packet is available which provides full detail on the program.
Monday/Friday mornings: 9:15 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Painters on location
Join The Rye Arts Center to celebrate the scenic beauty of Rye as we bring more than 40 professional artists together for a one-day paint-out. Painters create picturesque landscapes during the day. Meet the artists and bid on the wet masterpieces in a live auction that evening, Sept. 28.

Rising artists program for teens
The Rye Arts Center’s brand new program for teens this fall, specially designed to mentor teens interested in exploring careers in creative fields. The program, aka R.A.P. @ RAC, is designed to expose teens to careers in fields such as advertising, digital animation, filmmaking, journalism, publishing, media arts, photography, fashion, illustration, music, performing arts and more. The semester-long program will include access to guest speakers plus hands-on studio time in The RAC’s painting, ceramics, and digital arts studios as well as the darkroom, one of only a few still available in the area, where photos are developed using traditional methods.

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Harrison Public Library events
Volunteers wantedHarrison-Public-Library
Volunteer at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., as a conversation group leader for non-native English speakers. Volunteers should have an interest in meeting people from other cultures, and the ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming and encouraging manner.
Required Skills:
-Strong commitment to helping people.
-A friendly and approachable manner.
-Ability to get along with a diverse group of people.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Second language is a plus.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one to two hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
No prior experience necessary, guidelines will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact
Galina Chernykh, library director at gchernykh@wlsmail.org.

Arts and crafts for special needs kids ages 3 to 5
Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for an arts and crafts program specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other special needs. Have fun and make new friends. Families and caregivers participation is encouraged and needed. Sign up is required. Limited to 10 families. Siblings are welcome.

Free practice tests for college-bound students
Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Here is your chance to try a practice SAT or ACT before the real thing. The tests come with detailed score reports highlighting your personal strengths and weaknesses. Both the exams and the reports are free of charge. Limited space. Register at www.kaptest.com or by phone at 914-835-0324. Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

Dinner and a movie
Saturday, Sept. 28. Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., then watch “The Great Gatsby” at the library beginning at 7:30 p.m. Receive 20 percent off your dinner bill, cash only. Dress 1920s style; best-dressed male and female win a prize. Reservations required by Sept. 27, Call Trattoria Vivolo 914-835-6199.

Film movement series
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. “Three Worlds,” a 2012 film in French and Moldovan with English subtitles. One night, Al commits a hit-and-run and is urged to leave the scene of the crime by his two friends. The next day, he decides to go to the hospital to inquire anonymously about his victim. The entire accident was witnessed by Juliette, who not only called 911, but also helped to contact the victim’s wife whom she decides to help and keep company at the hospital. Things get complicated when romantic feelings ignite between Juliette and Al.

Storyland
For ages 3 to 5. Monday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will delight all with great stories.

Board games
Monday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the children’s room.

Hadassah film festival
Monday, Sept. 30 at 6:45 p.m. “The Other Son,” a 2012 film in French with English subtitles. A moving and provocative tale of two young men‑one Israeli, the other Palestinian‑who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective families. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Feel free to bring a bag dinner.

Circle time for tots
For ages 0 to 3. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.

Free introductory guitar classes (attendees must bring their own guitars)
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. for children ages 6 and older and at 7:30 p.m. for adults and teens. Guitar lessons with Dr. Jason Priset, a musical educator and performer. Dr. Priset holds a doctorate of musical arts from Stony Brook University in guitar performance.

Meet the author: Kevin Egan
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Kevin Egan will speak about the art of mystery writing. His latest book, “Getting to Midnight,” is a noirish tale set mostly in the iconic New York County Courthouse in lower Manhattan. It is his sixth novel. Kevin is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers.

Computer orientation
Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. If you are feeling left behind in this technology-driven world, this class is for you.

Tail-waggin’ tutor
Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Calling all kids. Come read to Angie, the therapy dog. Dogs don’t mind if you make mistakes.

Viva Verdi
Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, we honor his musical genius with a delightful selection of beloved arias and duets from his famous operas performed by Allegro Singers. Inna Leytush, founder and music director of Allegro Singers, will accompany guest soloists on the piano.

“[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.

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Visions of Air and Water”Harrison-Players
Paintings by David W. Coffin at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Sept. 27 to Oct. 4.
In Coffin’s words: “Air and water in my art, just as in nature, create never ending surprises and abstractions of color, shape and pattern. As such, my direct painting approach is intuitive resulting in abstract images and forms that unfold gradually and suggest ongoing direction.”
Education and professional history: bachelor of architecture; licensed architect; Syracuse University adjunct professor, Department of Design; Art therapy volunteer, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women; drawing, sculpture and painting studies at Maine College of Art, Portland; The Carving Studio, W. Rutland, Vt.; Haystack, Mountain School of Crafts, Maine; Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Conn.; Dellatolas Marble Sculpture Studio, Tinos, Greece; member, Reilly League of Artists, White Plains; numerous exhibitions in Westchester.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see www.harrisonpl.org.

Adult tennis lessons
The Harrison Recreation Department will offer two sessions of five tennis lessons for adults at the Harrison High School courts on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Session II classes begin Oct 19 or 20. Beginner and advanced classes available. Maximum of four students per class. Beginner class $150, advanced class $225. Contact Sollazzo Center, 270 Harrison Ave. at 914-670-3179 or Leo Mintzer Community Center, 251 Underhill Ave., Harrison.

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Eastchester Public Library events
Library fair
On Sept. 21, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host the EPL Library Fair in the library parking lot. All proceeds will benefit a major renovation, which will provide a more lively and modern children’s room at the library. New carpeting and a 3D book themed circulation area populated by children’s book characters such as Greg from the Wimpy Kid series and Winnie the Pooh will be installed this fall.
The library fair will celebrate the library’s vibrant role in the lives of the children of our community. This family event will include crafts, games, food, Lego workshops and raffles. The day will also include activities for pets.
The library fair will include a library mascot competition with a fantastic first prize, a pet poetry contest and a pet look-a-like competition. If one’s pet resembles Pete the Cat, or Harry the Dirty Dog, or any other dog or cat in a library book, they can submit a picture of themselves with their pet and the book to win a prize. Submissions for the pet poetry contest will be accepted through Sept. 13.
Contact: Tracy Wright, Library Director, 914-793-5055
Bronxville Library events
Borrow a Kindle today
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.
2013 Book Swap
Week of Sept. 16. Drop off books Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. Swap on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. Time to clear off the shelves at home and exchange your previously-read books for others.
Would you score better on the
SAT or the ACT?
While many students try their hand at both the SAT and the ACT, most still only take one of the two tests.
But how do you decide which to take? Try Kaplan’s SAT/ACT Combo Sample Test
Kaplan’s 90-minute sample test provides 10 practice questions from each section of both tests. This gives students a taste of what to expect on test day whether they decide to take the SAT, ACT, or both. The sample test is followed by answers & explanations. Scores are given to provide a general indication of potential performance on each test.
Kaplan SAT/ACT Combo Test
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Young Adult Room
Reserve a spot today
914-337-7680 x34
1913: Looking Back 100 Years
Sunday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m., Yeager Room
William “Pat” Schuber will talk about watershed events/happenings that took place 100 years ago in 1913, including worldwide demonstrations by suffragettes, the ratification of the 16th amendment‑federal income tax‑the opening of the Grand Central Terminal and the opening of the scandalous Armory Show in New York.
This event is made possible with the generous support of the FOBPL. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments to follow program.
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 Friends of the BPL.
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, 1:00 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
Deadline for our What’s Going On section  is 12 p.m. every Friday. Though space is not
guaranteed, we will do our best to  accommodate your listings. Please send all
items to news@hometwn.com.

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Rye library events
“From Century One to the
Next Chapter” exhibit
“From Century One to the Next Chapter,” an exhibit of photographs, artifacts and documents chronicling the library building’s first 100 years of service will be on display at the Rye Free Reading Room from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27. Please join the library in celebrating its centennial with a visit to this interesting exhibit and by attending other upcoming events commemorating the building’s 1913 opening.
Call 914-231-3161 or go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information.
Spin a yarn
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join area knitters for a weekly handwork circle.
Like to spin, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, rug hook or do other handwork? The Spin a Yarn group of congenial crafters might be just right for you. Work on your project, meet new friends, chat about techniques and browse our craft books.
Free reading with Freading
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.

Rye Historical Society announces
World War II film series
The Rye Historical Society is pleased to announce a three-part WWII film series in connection with its current exhibit “Rye In World War II.” The showings will take place on three consecutive Sundays in September from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Square House Museum at 1 Purchase St. in Rye.
Hosting the series will be Ted M. Levine, longtime Rye resident and film instructor at Iona College.
Sept. 22: “Sands of Iwo Jima”
Sheri Jordan, director of the Rye Historical Society, will discuss the role of women in the war effort.
Sept. 29: “Lifeboat”
Host Ted Levine will speak about what was happening on the home front.
The program cost is $5 for each showing or $10 for the 3-part series payable at the door. Admission is free to all veterans and active military service personnel. Seating is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call the Rye Historical Society at 914-967-7588 for reservations.
The Square House Museum, located at 1 Purchase St. in Rye is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 914-967-7588 or visit our website www.ryehistory.org.
Jay Heritage Center events
JHC will host Jay Day, its annual fall family festival on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. celebrating American culture and traditions. Highlights include performances by storyteller Jonathan Kruk as John Jay, re-enacting his important role as a spymaster for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Kids will also see an authentic British broad arrow, learn about geocaching and solving secret codes.
Master Falconer Jim Eyring from Pace University’s Environmental Center will bring his birds of prey and explain the delicate dynamics of birds and habitats.
Other activities and entertainment include music by the Hudson River Ramblers, face-painting, pony rides, and costumed tours of the Jay Mansion.
Rye Arts Center events
Pre-K creative kids, extend your
pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, weeks of Sept. 20 to May 12.
The Rye Arts Center is proud to offer preschool students the chance to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the arts. Create a well-balanced, extended day for your child by having the RAC staff walk them to and from their local participating school. Upon arriving at The Rye Arts Center, students will participate in classes in our Performing Arts Room, gallery, children’s art studio, ceramics studio and dance studio.
Please contact the RAC to inquire about registering for the program. An information packet is available which provides full detail on the program.

Monday/Friday mornings: 9:15 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rising artists program for
teens at the Rye Arts Center
The Rye Arts Center’s brand new program for teens this fall, specially designed to mentor teens interested in exploring careers in creative fields. The program, aka R.A.P. @ RAC, is designed to expose teens to careers in fields such as advertising, digital animation, filmmaking, journalism, publishing, media arts, photography, fashion, illustration, music, performing arts and more. The semester-long program will include access to guest speakers plus hands-on studio time in The RAC’s painting, ceramics, and digital arts studios as well as the darkroom, one of only a few still available in the area, where photos are developed using traditional methods.

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Mamaroneck Public Library events
Ebook downloads from the 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.
Clearance sale
Come check out the books and DVDs for sale on the lower level of the Mamaroneck Library.
All childrens books: $.50 each or 3 for $1.00
All paperback books: $.50 each
Hardcover books: $1.00 each or 3 for $2.00
Music CDs: $.25 each
Videos: $.75 each
DVDs: $1.00 each
Art Books: $5.00 each
Please pay at the check-out desk on first floor.
Clearance sale on the first day of every month: Everything 50 percent off. Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Dec. 2, until further notice.
To volunteer at the book sale, please contact John Hofstetter at 914-698-4789.
Mamaroneck Public Library
136 Prospect Ave. Mamaroneck, 10543
914-698-1250
www.mamaronecklibrary.org

Larchmont Public Library events
Leaping Literature with Naomi Hill
Ages 4-6.
Monday, Sept. 23 and 30 at 3:30 p.m.
The very popular former principal of Central School is back for more fun at the library. Join her for an interactive and movement based storytime. Registration not required.
Library Lab: Construction Challenge
Ages 8 and up.
Friday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun exploration of STEM‑science, technology, engineering, math. We’ll complete hands-on activities such as Dig and Dump and The Human Crane in order to understand some of the challenges associated with construction. Registration required.
Montessori, Mommy and Me
Ages 1 ½ to 3
Monday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Come experience an introduction to a Montessori environment with you child guided by a local Montessori teacher and mom, Meghan Rinehart. Learn as a community hands-on ways to develop an environment in which practical skills are used to foster a child’s concentration, independence and self-esteem. Registration required.
Big Truck Day
All Ages.
Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Children of all ages are invited to climb on and clamber over the biggest and coolest trucks provided by the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont. Come to the parking lot behind the library to participate in the fun. Rain will cancel the program, but it will be held drizzle or shine. Registration not required.

Larchmont Rotary Club meeting
Sep. 20. Features a presentation by Elisabeth Radow, the environmentalist and President of the Larchmont Mamaroneck League of Women Voters.
Five-hour pre-licensing class
Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 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 web site at formulaonedrivingschool.com to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming insurance reduction/point reduction class dates.

Westchester nature center events
Fall Foliage Find
A hike to view the changing colors of the fall landscape.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m.
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye, 914-835-4466
Fall Shelter Building
2 p.m. Learn how to construct a life-size shelter using only materials found in nature.
For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

At Home on the Sound event
Retired television producer and writer Don Epstein, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, will relate humorous personal reminiscences of his 40-plus years in the industry in a talk hosted by At Home on the Sound on Oct. 16. His work brought him in close contact with so many TV and film stars that he can give his talk the reverse title “Celebrities Who Have Known Me.”

Among the many past and present celebrities with whom Epstein has worked are Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Peter Ustinov, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. “Working with them toward a mutual goal of putting on the best show possible, you get to know them in a way the public seldom can,” he said.

At Home on the Sound is a service organization for individuals 60 and up who live independently in the area. Epstein’s talk is free and open to the public at St. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room at 3:30 p.m.. www.AtHomeonheSound.org

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Harrison Public Library events
Volunteers wanted
Volunteer at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., as a conversation group leader for non-native English speakers. Volunteers should have an interest in meeting people from other cultures, and the ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming and encouraging manner.
Required Skills:
-Strong commitment to helping people.
-A friendly and approachable manner.
-Ability to get along with a diverse
group of people.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Second language is a plus.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one to two hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
No prior experience necessary, guidelines will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Galina Chernykh, Library Director at gchernykh@wlsmail.org.
Special program for special friends
Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Kick-off event for sensory friendly programs at the library. Turtle Dance Music presents an inclusive, interactive music show. Open to all, but particularly appropriate for children on the autism spectrum. Matt Mazur leads children and caregivers through 45 minutes of participatory movement based songs. Children can try out different instruments throughout the show.
Teens celebrate the freedom
to read during Banned Books Week
Friday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Come talk about your generation’s books and appear in a short video about what makes them important to you.
Computer Orientation
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. If you’re feeling left behind in this technology-oriented world, this one-hour class is for you.
Tail-waggin’ tutor
Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Calling all kids. Come and read to Angie, the therapy dog. Dogs don’t mind if you make mistakes.
Storyland
For ages 3 to 5. Monday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will delight all with great stories.
Board games at the library
Monday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the Children’s Room.
Hadassah Film Festival presents: “Ushpizi,”
Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:45 p.m. You may bring a bag dinner. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew
Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Music and puppets for ages 6 months to 6 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Circle Time for Tots
For ages 0 to 3. Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.
Brown Bag Cinema
Thursday, Sept. 26 at noon. Bring your lunch and enjoy a matinee at the library. We will show “The Great Gatsby.” Refreshments courtesy of the Friends.
Children’s movie
Thursday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. We will show an entertaining children’s movie. Juice, water and cookies courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Arts and crafts for special needs kids
Ages 3 to 5. Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for an arts and crafts program specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other special needs. Have fun and make new friends. Families and caregivers participation is encouraged and needed. Sign-up is required. Limited to 10 families. Siblings are welcome.
Dinner and a movie
Harrison Public Library presents dinner and a movie on Sept 28. Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo, 301 Halstead Ave., Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., then watch “The Great Gatsby” at the library beginning at 7:30 p.m. Receive 20 percent off your dinner bill, cash only. Dress 1920s style; best dressed male and female win a prize. Dinner reservations required. Call
914-835-6199 no later than Sept. 27.

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Visions of Air and Water”
Paintings by David W. Coffin at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Sept. 20 to Oct. 4.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see www.harrisonpl.org.

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New Rochelle Public Library events
Music and Movement with Nora Maher
For children ages 12 months to 35 months, meets Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 29, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the main library, and from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at HCL. The fun-filled introduction to songs, finger-plays and games is on a drop-in basis.

Nursery rhyme time
A joyful blend of stories, songs and finger plays for children ages 12 months to 24 months and their parent or caregiver is held on a drop-in basis at the main library every Friday, Sept. 27 to Nov. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., and at HCL every Monday, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18 (except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11), from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
3, 4, & 5’s story time and craft
Drop-in sessions that involve seasonal and picture book themes that inspire fun stories, songs, and a take-home craft for children ages three to five years. Parents may choose one of two sessions at the main library: Mondays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18 (except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11), from 10 a.m. to 10:45 am, or Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Nov. 21, from 2 a.m to 2:45 p.m.; or between two sessions at HCL: Tuesdays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. or Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Golfers are invited to participate in
county tournaments 2013
Westchester County-owned golf courses host a variety of tournaments that are open to the public during the season. Golfers are invited to contact the golf course for information and entry forms.
The following is the remaining tournament for the 2013 season:
John Paonessa Memorial Pro-Am
Wednesday, Sept. 25, Mohansic Golf Course, 914-862-5283

Information on Golf Westchester is available at golf.westchestergov.com.
ArtsFest in New Rochelle
ArtsFest returns on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day, reaching beyond New Rochelle’s borders this year to include venues in Pelham.

Among the weekend’s highlights will be an antique car show, a behind-the-scenes tour of world-renowned pop artist Charles Fazzino’s studio, free performances at the PAC House Theater, and a celebration of African dance and drums at Lincoln Park.
Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, ArtsFest highlights the variety of arts and arts venues in New Rochelle, with art exhibits, programs and activities that give both visitors and residents alike a window into the city’s rich cultural and artistic diversity. Building on the success of previous Arts Fest festivals, the weekend-long celebration will include art installations in traditional spaces as well as downtown windows, tours of artist’s studios, live music, great food, exciting performances, eclectic shopping and a free Culture Trolley providing hop-on/hop-off transportation to the activities taking place in public and private cultural institutions throughout the city.

In addition there will be performances at spaces around the city. For a complete calendar of venues and events visit www.newrochellearts.org.
At Home on the Sound event
Retired television producer and writer Don Epstein, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, will relate humorous personal reminiscences of his 40-plus years in the industry in a talk hosted by At Home on the Sound on Oct. 16. His work brought him in close contact with so many TV and film stars that he can give his talk the reverse title “Celebrities Who Have Known Me.”

Among the many past and present celebrities with whom Epstein has worked are Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Peter Ustinov, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. “Working with them toward a mutual goal of putting on the best show possible, you get to know them in a way the public seldom can,” he said.

At Home on the Sound is a service organization for individuals 60 and up who live independently in the area. Epstein’s talk is free and open to the public at St. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room at 3:30 p.m. www.AtHomeonheSound.org.
Luncheon
The officers and members of the Maybelle Chapter 18, Order Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation cordially invite to the celebrate at their luncheon for our 101st anniversary at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the beautiful Juliano’s, 700 Main St. in New Rochelle. The keynote speaker will be Dorian R. Glover and the luncheon will honor Jerrice Duckette Epps, deputy director of the Westchester Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, CEO and founder of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers.
Ticket donation is $70 per person. For more information, please call 914-633-7246 or
914-636-8193.
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Eastchester Public Library events
Library fair
On Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m., Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host the EPL Library Fair in the library parking lot. All proceeds will benefit a major renovation, which will provide a more lively and modern children’s room at the library. New carpeting and a 3D book themed circulation area populated by children’s book characters such as Greg from the Wimpy Kid series and Winnie the Pooh will be installed this fall.

The library fair will celebrate the library’s vibrant role in the lives of the children of our community. This family event will include crafts, games, food, Lego workshops and raffles. The day will also include activities for pets.

The library fair will include a library mascot competition with a fantastic first prize, a pet poetry contest and a pet look-a-like competition. If one’s pet resembles Pete the Cat, or Harry the Dirty Dog, or any other dog or cat in a library book, they can submit a picture of themselves with their pet and the book to win a prize. Submissions for the pet poetry contest will be accepted from Aug. 30 through Sept. 13.
Contact: Tracy Wright, Library Director, 914-793-5055

Bronxville Library events
Borrow a Kindle today
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.
2013 teen summer reading game
For grades 5-12. Don’t delay! Sign up at the children’s reference desk. The TSRG ends Aug. 31. Complete quick and easy book reviews and win a prize. One book equals one prize.
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.
2013 Book Swap
Week of Sept. 16. Drop off books Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. Swap on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. Time to clear off the shelves at home and exchange your previously-read books for others.
Would you score better on the SAT or the ACT?
While many students try their hand at both the SAT and the ACT, most still only take one of the two tests.
But how do you decide which to take? Try Kaplan’s SAT/ACT Combo Sample Test
Kaplan’s 90-minute sample test provides 10 practice questions from each section of both tests. This gives students a taste of what to expect on test day whether they decide to take the SAT, ACT, or both. The sample test is followed by answers & explanations. Scores are given to provide a general indication of potential performance on each test.
Kaplan SAT/ACT Combo Test
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Young Adult Room
Reserve a spot today
914-337-7680 x34
or email brokids34@gmail.com.

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.

Westchester nature center events
Sunday, Sept. 8
Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson
914-862-5297
Open house with the New York Archae­ological Association
1 p.m. Explore the past and work on the collections. Go to lablhc.org.
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye
914-835-4466
Through a hand lens clearly
2 p.m. A hike to look for things high and low through the different habitats.

For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

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: http://www.houndsonthesound.com.

Become part of the hospice team
Jansen Hospice in Scarsdale is currently interviewing for key volunteer positions including patient care volunteers, pet therapy volunteers, and 11th-hour volunteers.

To learn more about Jansen’s volunteer program, and to schedule an interview, please call Didi Marcal at 914-961-2818 ext 1336.

Once accepted, new volunteers will participate in special training, which begins on Oct. 8 and continues for five consecutive Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All new volunteers must first undergo a screening interview. You can schedule your interview now for the month of September. Become part of the Jansen team. Bring a smile and comfort to a hospice patient.

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Harrison Public Library events
Volunteers wanted
Volunteer at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, as a conversation group leader for non-native English speakers. Volunteers should have an interest in meeting people from other cultures, and the ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming and encouraging manner.
Required Skills:
-Strong commitment to helping people.
-A friendly and approachable manner.
-Ability to get along with a diverse group of people.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Second language is a plus.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one to two hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
No prior experience necessary, guidelines will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Galina Chernykh, Library Director at gchernykh@wlsmail.org.
Circle time for tots
For ages 0 to 3: Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.
Computer orientation
Thursday, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. If you’re feeling left behind in this technology-oriented world, this one-hour class is for you.
Storyland
For ages 3 to 5, Monday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will delight all with great stories.
Teen advisory group
For ages 13 to 17, Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Teens come look at new books, talk about what you want at your library. Refreshments.
Millennium Book Club
Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Book to be discussed is “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, A World War II Story of survival, resilience and redemption. All welcome. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Westchester nature center events
Saturday, Sept. 7
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye
914-835-4466
Where are the Warblers?
7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars to seek out these lively, energetic feathered friends.
Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers
914-968-5851
Butterfly garden volunteer clean up
9 a.m. Bring work gloves and help out for as long as you like.
Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains
914-428-1005
Botanical Imprinting Workshop
1 p.m. Bring a white tee-shirt and imprint designs from plants onto it. Bring a hammer if you have one.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson
914-862-5297
Open house with the New York Archaeological Association
1 p.m. Explore the past and work on the collections. Go to lablhc.org.
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye
914-835-4466
Through a hand lens clearly
2 p.m. A hike to look for things high and low through the different habitats.
For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.
Friday, Sept. 22
Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297
River Lovers Autumn Pot Luck Supper
6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join this organization that acts as an advocacy group for the Hudson River. Go to riverlovers.org.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers, 914-968-5851
Hawk Watch
10 a.m. Scan the skies for migrating birds of prey along the Hudson River flyway with members of Hudson River Audubon.
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7377
Nature Games for Kids
10 a.m. Kids can have fun learning about and experiencing nature through games.
Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005
Quarry Makers
1 p.m.
A hike to re-visualize the landscape before it underwent transformations to serve New York City.
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye, 914-835-4466
Fall Foliage Find
2 p.m.
A hike to view the changing colors of the fall landscape.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye, 914-835-4466
Fall Shelter Building
2 p.m. Learn how to construct a life-size shelter using only materials found in nature.
For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

Harrison Council for the Arts
presents “Visions of Air and Water”
Paintings by David W. Coffin at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Sept. 3 to Oct. 4. Meet the artist: Sept. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In Coffin’s words: “Air and water in my art, just as in nature, create never ending surprises and abstractions of color, shape and pattern. As such, my direct painting approach is intuitive resulting in abstract images and forms that unfold gradually and suggest ongoing direction.”

Education and professional history: bachelor of architecture; licensed architect; Syracuse University adjunct professor, Department of Design; Art therapy volunteer, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women; drawing, sculpture and painting studies at Maine College of Art, Portland; The Carving Studio, W. Rutland, Vt.; Haystack, Mountain School of Crafts, Maine.; Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Conn.; Dellatolas Marble Sculpture Studio, Tinos, Greece; member, Reilly League of Artists, White Plains; numerous exhibitions in Westchester.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see www.harrisonpl.org.

The Harrison Players: 50 Years and We’re Still Here! The Harrison Players Follies
Normally, reaching 50 is somewhat of an average event, but for a community theater group, it is a major accomplishment. The Harrison Players, Inc. was founded in 1963 as a non-profit group and has produced many shows, including numerous big musicals, dramas and comedies such as Fiddler, “The Music Man,” and “Plaza Suite,” as well as mysteries, children’s shows and musical revues. To celebrate their anniversary year, The Harrison Players is presenting an evening of entertainment at Stepinac High School in White Plains on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at 8 pm. It will feature more than 40 past and present members singing and dancing selections from shows throughout the group’s history. Directed by Anthony J. Valbiro and musically directed by Donna Cribari, the show will be followed by a champagne and dessert reception. The ticket price is $30, which includes the show and reception. Tickets can be purchased by calling 914-937-8427, or by visiting: www.harrisonplayers.org.

Become part of the hospice team
Jansen Hospice in Scarsdale is currently interviewing for key volunteer positions including patient care volunteers, pet therapy volunteers, and 11th-hour volunteers.
To learn more about Jansen’s volunteer program, and to schedule an interview, please call Didi Marcal at 914-961-2818 ext 1336.
Once accepted, new volunteers will participate in special training, which begins on Oct. 8 and continues for five consecutive Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All new volunteers must first undergo a screening interview. You can schedule your interview now for the month of September. Become part of the Jansen team. Bring a smile and comfort to a hospice patient.

Jansen Hospice provides hospice care to patients and communities throughout Westchester County.

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