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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.

Mamaroneck Public Library events
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. Sept. 3, 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
Are you a Business Owner in
Westchester County?
Are you Self-Employed?

Find out more about how the New York Health Benefit Exchange affects you. Enrollment begins Oct. 1, 2013, so please join us for this free program designed to help you navigate these changes. Presentation sponsored by Business Council of Westchester County. Call the Mamaroneck Library for details 914-698-1250. mamaronecklibrary.org.

Five-hour pre-licensing class
Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday Aug. 31 at 10 a.m., Saturday Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m., Sunday Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., 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.

The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound
announces new member information sessions

Looking for a way to give back to your community? A way to meet like-minded women in our Sound Shore community? Come learn more about joining the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound at one of our information sessions.
Sept. 10, 7:15 p.m.
Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, 555 South Barry Ave., Mamaroneck, 914-698-1130.
Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
Molly Spillanes, 211 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, Questions? Or need more information? Please email: jlwosadmissions@gmail.com.
The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound is a dynamic organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the Sound Shore communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Founded in 1950, JLWOS is celebrating 63 years of service to the Sound Shore community. JLWOS is comprised of women from Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. If you are interested in joining or learning more information please visit  www.jlwos.org.

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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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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Rye library events
Children’s movie
The Rye Free Reading Room invites children ages five and up to see “Nim’s Island,” rated PG, on Friday, Aug. 30, at 3:30 p.m. The movie follows the exciting adventures of a young girl who lives on an isolated island with her scientist father. For more information call 914-231-3162 or go to
www.ryelibrary.org.

“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. 3 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.

Computer class
The Rye Free Reading Room will offer a two-part workshop on computer basics and the Internet on Thursday, Sept. 5 and Thursday Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The class covers using the mouse, keyboarding, activating computer programs and producing a simple letter. No previous computer experience is expected, and participants are urged to attend both sessions. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Call 914-231-3161 or visit www.ryelibrary.org for more information.

Meet the author
Ron Berler, journalist and author of “Raising the Curve: A Year Inside of One of America’s 45,000 Failing Public Schools,” will be at the Rye Free Reading Room at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, to talk about his experience at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn. sitting in on classes, strategy sessions and even faculty meetings. Meet the students, teachers and staff who, even though their school is classified as failing, never give up on themselves or one another.
Call 914-231-3161 or go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information about this important talk.

Teen craft workshop
Teens are invited to make pencil cases out of duct tape at the Rye Free Reading Room on Monday, Sept. 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Richela Fabian Morgan, author of “Tape It & Make It,” will provide all the materials and the inspiration to make your coolest ever school supply. Space is limited; speak to a librarian or call 914-231-3172 to sign up.

Go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information about this and other upcoming programs for teens.

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. 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.15: “Run Silent, Run Deep”
John Carolin, Rye resident and former chairman of the Rye Planning Commission, will recount his personal experience on the military front in North Africa.
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.

Rye Arts Center events
Pre-K creative kids, extend your
pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 16 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.

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.
Deadline for our Community Briefs 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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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 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 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.
Future prayer service will be held on Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Joyful baby massage
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye, N.Y. is offering weekly baby massage sessions. There are many good reasons to massage your baby. It is healthy for mother and baby. There are many other powerful emotional and physical benefits. You can begin baby massage at any time, as soon after birth as you feel ready. Oil and laminated take-home massage notes are provided‑all you need to bring is yourself, your baby and a couple of soft towels, big enough to wrap around your baby.

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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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.

CB

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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 card holders 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.
Pizza and a flick
See “Jack The Giant Slayer” Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m. and munch on yummy pizza while you watch. Open to pass holders only. Rated PG-13, 114 minutes
For more information, call 914-337-7680 x34 or email brokids34@gmail.com. Funded with 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
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.
Future prayer service will be held on Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Kitten and cat adoption day
Saturday, Aug. 24
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
PetSmart
Kohl’s Shopping Center
421 Boston Post Road
Port Chester 10573
www.NY-PetRescue.org
petrescueny@aol.com
914-834-6955

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.
Deadline for our Community Briefs 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.

 

 

CB

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Rye library events
Jewelry workshop for teens
Teens, joi­n professional jeweler Christine­ Utchel to create your own colorful and fun earrings and bracelets using baubles and beads at a­ workshop for ages 11 and up at the Rye Free Reading Room on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited; call 914-231-3172 to register. The program is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.
Children’s movie
The Rye Free Reading Room invites children ages five and up to see “Nim’s Island,” rated PG, on Friday, Aug. 30, at 3:30 p.m. The movie follows the exciting adventures of a young girl who lives on an isolated island with her scientist father. For more information call 914-231-3162 or go to
www.ryelibrary.org.
“From Century One to the Next Chapter”
“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. 3 to 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.

Computer class
The Rye Free Reading Room will offer a two-part workshop on computer basics and the Internet on Thursday, Sept. 5 and Thursday Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The class covers using the mouse, keyboarding, activating computer programs and producing a simple letter. No previous computer experience is expected, and participants are urged to attend both sessions. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Call 914-231-3161 or visit www.ryelibrary.org for more information.

Meet the author
Ron Berler, journalist and author of “Raising the Curve: A Year Inside of One of America’s 45,000 Failing Public Schools,” will be at the Rye Free Reading Room at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, to talk about his experience at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn. sitting in on classes, strategy sessions and even faculty meetings. Meet the students, teachers and staff who, even though their school is classified as failing, never give up on themselves or one another.
Call 914-231-3161 or go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information about this important talk.

Teen craft workshop
Teens are invited to make pencil cases out of duct tape at the Rye Free Reading Room on Monday, Sept. 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Richela Fabian Morgan, author of “Tape It & Make It,” will provide all the materials and the inspiration to make your coolest ever school supply. Space is limited; speak to a librarian or call 914-231-3172 to sign up.
Go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information about this and other upcoming programs for teens.

Family Film
“Magic Journey to Africa,” a film about a 10-year-old girl’s visit to the Namib Desert of Africa, will be screened for families with children age five and up at the Rye Free Reading Room on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. The educational and visually dazzling fantasy adventure focuses on the many remarkable animals that live in the region. For more information, call 914-231-3162 or go to www.ryelibrary.org.

Rye Arts Center events
Music Fun
Instrumental and vocal lessons: Ages 5 to adult, until Aug. 26.
Group­ guitar for beginners: Ages 8 to 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 26.
Introduction to the piano: Ages 6 to 8, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 26.

Pre-K creative kids, extend
your pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 16 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.

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.

Joyful baby massage at Wainwright House
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye, N.Y. is offering weekly baby massage sessions. There are many good reasons to massage your baby. It is healthy for mother and baby. There are many other powerful emotional and physical benefits. You can begin baby massage at any time, as soon after birth as you feel ready. Oil and laminated take-home massage notes are provided‑all you need to bring is yourself, your baby and a couple of soft towels, big enough to wrap around your baby.

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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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.

CB

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Summer volunteers needed for food pantry shifts
The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force needs volunteers for its Food Pantry this summer. Especially urgent is the need for volunteers to pack grocery bags on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and for strong individuals to carry grocery bags for clients on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Food Pantry will be distributing groceries Aug. 27 and 28. Volunteers are also needed on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to help unload groceries from delivery trucks and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to assist with distributing groceries to clients.

If you are interested, please email Joan Capaldi at volunteer@LMFoodpantry.org.

Writer’s space in Larchmont Public Library
Starting July 8, there will be a dedicated Writers’ Space every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room off the Children’s Room at Larchmont Library. Bring your computer, coffee and creativity and join other writers to work and network.

Mamaroneck Public Library events
Teen events
Monday Night Movies: Aug. 26
Wednesdays Hands-On Activities 5:30 p.m.
Are you a Business Owner in
Westchester County?
Are you Self-Employed?
Find out more about how the New York Health Benefit Exchange affects you. Enrollment begins Oct. 1, 2013, so please join us for this free program designed to help you navigate these changes. Presentation sponsored by Business Council of Westchester County. Call the Mamaroneck Library for details 914-698-1250. mamaronecklibrary.org.

Larchmont Library children’s events
 Dinosaur Romp
Tuesday, Aug. 27. Ages 3 and 4 at 10:30am. Ages 5 and up at 3:30pm. Ages 3 and 4: Join us to sing dino songs, read dino books and play dino games. We’ll party like its 200 B.C. Ages 5 and up: Together, we’ll explore dinosaurs and fossils by reading and digging and sifting. Come join the fun.
5th Annual Pink Party
Ages 3 and up. Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Think pink, dress your best, and come to our Pink-tacular Party. There will be bedazzling crafts, pink cupcakes and more pink than you can imagine. Tiaras are welcome and highly encouraged. Registration not required, but attendance is limited to the first 175 people.
Summer Reading Game: Dig Into Reading
For readers and read-to-mes. Friday, Aug. 30. Register online or in person to win prizes for reading all summer long. Readers win a prize for every three hours spent reading, and read-to-mes for every two hours. For a special challenge, ask at the Children’s Room circulation desk about our Dig Into Reading Treasure Maps.

Larchmont Public Library adult/teen programs:
Super Smash Bros. championship
Fifth to eighth grade. Monday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Meet in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room. The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Drinks and snacks will be available. Register in person or by calling 914-834-2281 beginning Monday, July 15.
Discover henna
Fifth to eighth grade. Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Meet in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room. Margie Nugent, an FIT graduate and henna artist, will lead this program that explores the art of henna and henna design. Because some people’s skin may be sensitive to henna, a parental permission slip is required to be signed in order to do this program. Permission slips can be downloaded from the library website at www.larchmontlibrary.org, or you can pick on up in the library. Register in person or by calling 914-834-2281 beginning Monday, July 15.

Five-hour pre-licensing class
Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck, N.Y. has the 5-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m, Saturday, Aug. 31, 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.

Mamaroneck Historical Society wants to save the 1792 DeLancey House
The DeLancey House, where James Fenimore Cooper was married and did some of his writing, is up for sale. What most don’t know is the owners are now planning to take bids for the next six months, and then accept the top bid. It will most likely be purchased by a developer‑since it’s right across from beautiful Mamaroneck Harbor‑who will take it down.
This cannot happen. We all must see to it that it doesn’t happen.

Although some of you are on our committee, many are residents in Mamaroneck and Larchmont or in Cooperstown, which was founded by Cooper’s father. The historical society wants to be sure all who are interested can not only read our information letter‑and consider contributing‑but share it with others.

Do go to our website, where you can see we now have the opportunity to contribute by Paypal, by credit card or by check.

Thanks for your interest in preservation and history. Our historical society and its Fundraising Committee are immensely grateful for your interest and support.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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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Harrison Public Library events
Art exhibit
Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Melange: Paintings by Norma Foege” at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Aug. 23 to Aug. 30.

Norma Foege’s passion for painting is reflected in her vivid landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Her technique is a cross between representation and abstraction with a particular fondness for the colorists and impressionists.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Rye Arts Center events
Music Fun
Instrumental and vocal lessons: Ages 5 to adult, until Aug. 26.
Group guitar for beginners: Ages 8 to 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.
Introduction to the piano: Ages 6 to 8, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.
Musical theater week: Pippin
Ages 8 to12, Weeks of Aug. 19 and 26.
This very popular program returns with a production of Pippin. Students learn lines, songs and choreography, and perform the play at the end of the week for friends and family.

Joyful baby massage
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye, N.Y. is offering weekly baby massage sessions. There are many good reasons to massage your baby. It is healthy for mother and baby. There are many other powerful emotional and physical benefits. You can begin baby massage at any time, as soon after birth as you feel ready. Oil and laminated take-home massage notes are provided‑all you need to bring is yourself, your baby and a couple of soft towels, big enough to wrap around your baby.

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.

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Visions of Air and Water”
Paintings by David W. Coffin at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, 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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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.

CB

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Kitten and cat adoption day
Saturday, Aug. 24, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
PetSmart, Kohl’s Shopping Center
421 Boston Post Road
Port Chester 10573
www.NY-PetRescue.org
petrescueny@aol.com
914-834-6955

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 are the remaining tournaments for the 2013 season:
Senior Women’s Championship
Wednesday, Aug. 28, Maple Moor Golf Course,
914-995-9200
James Marotta Senior Men’s Championship
Wednesday, Sept. 4, Dunwoodie Golf Course, 914-231-3490
John Paonessa Memorial Pro-Am
Wednesday, Sept. 25, Mohansic Golf Course, 914-862-5283
Information on Golf Westchester is available at golf.westchestergov.com

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.

Pelham Art Center gallery conversations
Free and open to the public.
Ever wish you could learn more about art or share what you do know with others? The Pelham Art Center announces gallery conversations, an open forum that meets tri-annually to discuss our current exhibitions. Join us on Sept. 18, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and satisfy your curiosity. All are invited, regardless of experience, to tour and discuss the exhibition, “Convergency,” with the gallery and public program manager. This conversation will focus on three to four sculptures to encourage an in-depth and interactive look at the work.
Related Programming
Convergency
Sept. 13 to Oct. 26, 2013, with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Artists included in the exhibition are: Dylan Beck, Christie Brown, Chad Curtis, David East, Linda Ganstrom, Arthur Gonzalez, Nicholas Kripal, James Lawton, Steven Montgomery, Judy Moonelis, Sana Musasama, Matt Nolen, Denise Pelletier, Benji Schulman, Virginia Scotchie, Bobby Silverman, Neil Tetkowski, Adam Welch, and Susan York.
All-age art workshop
During the opening reception, Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free. Join one of our artist-educators and construct a three dimensional project that explores science and technology.
Panel discussion and Pelham reads Frankenstein children’s art workshop
Free Oct. 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join curator Jeffrey Mongrain and invited artists, critics and writers in a critical discussion of the current exhibition, “Convergency.” Running simultaneously, a hands-on art workshop for children inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”
Pelham reads Frankenstein
A town-wide celebration of the Frankenstein tale through literature, art and film in October and November will relate to key elements in “Convergency.” TBA: related art-making workshops, talks and film viewing at the Pelham Art Center, Pelham Public Library and The Picture House.

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.

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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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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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 card holders 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.
Pizza and a flick
See “Jack The Giant Slayer” Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m. and munch on yummy pizza while you watch. Open to pass holders only. Rated PG-13, 114 minutes
For more information, call 914-337-7680 x34 or email brokids34@gmail.com. Funded with the generous support of the FOBPL.
Special program
Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m.
Sundae Station
Children who read 50 books or more will earn a ticket to make their own ice cream sundae treats. Lots of special toppings. Only ticket holders may participate. Advanced registration is required. To register or for more information, call 914-337-7680 x34 or email brokids34@gmail.com. Funded with 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 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.
Future prayer service will be held on Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Kitten and cat adoption day
Saturday, Aug. 24
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
PetSmart
Kohl’s Shopping Center
421 Boston Post Road
Port Chester 10573
www.NY-PetRescue.org
petrescueny@aol.com
914-834-6955

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.

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.

Joyful baby massage
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye, N.Y. is offering weekly baby massage sessions. There are many good reasons to massage your baby. It is healthy for mother and baby. There are many other powerful emotional and physical benefits. You can begin baby massage at any time, as soon after birth as you feel ready. Oil and laminated take-home massage notes are provided‑all you need to bring is yourself, your baby and a couple of soft towels, big enough to wrap around your baby.

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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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.

CB

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Harrison Public Library events
Art exhibit
Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Melange: Paintings by Norma Foege” at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Aug. 16 to Aug. 30.
Norma Foege’s passion for painting is reflected in her vivid landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Her technique is a cross between representation and abstraction with a particular fondness for the colorists and impressionists.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see www.harrisonpl.org.
Children’s Events
Open play at the library
Friday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers and children. Make new friends, play, read and have fun. Blocks and preschool LEGOs will be available for the little ones while adults chat.
Board games at the library
Monday, Aug. 19 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Bring a friend or two and play one of our many board games or bring your own.
Circle Time for Tots for ages 0 to 3
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 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.
Wiggle and Giggle with Dawny Dew for ages 0 to 6
Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Rye Arts Center events
Music Fun
Instrumental and vocal lessons: Ages 5 to adult, until Aug. 26.
Group guitar for beginners: Ages 8 to 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.
Introduction to the piano: Ages 6 to 8, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.
Musical theater week: Pippin
Ages 8 to12, Weeks of Aug. 19 and 26.
This very popular program returns with a production of Pippin. Students learn lines, songs and choreography, and perform the play at the end of the week for friends and family.

Joyful baby massage
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye, N.Y. is offering weekly baby massage sessions. There are many good reasons to massage your baby. It is healthy for mother and baby. There are many other powerful emotional and physical benefits. You can begin baby massage at any time, as soon after birth as you feel ready. Oil and laminated take-home massage notes are provided‑all you need to bring is yourself, your baby and a couple of soft towels, big enough to wrap around your baby.

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.

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.

Deadline for our Community Briefs 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.