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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.

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. 12, Aug. 26
Wednesdays Hands-On Activities 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 21: Beneath the Ground: Vegetarianism
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.
Children’s programs
Dig into these Tuesday programs
Ages 5 and up. Registration begins two weeks before each program.
4 p.m. on Tuesdays
Aug.. 13: Dig Into the Beach
Call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library 914-630-5894 www.mamaronecklibrary.org/
Summer reading game
Through Saturday, Aug. 17
Stop by the Mamaroneck Children’s Library to register, receive your log, report and play this year’s game. Read for fun, prizes and the End of Summer Reading Celebration in September. Open to all independent readers in grades K through 6.
Game/report schedule:
Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays noon to 4:30 p.m.
Call the Children’s Room for further details 914-630-5874  www.mamaronecklibrary.org

Larchmont Library children’s events
I-Spy-Digging Dinosaurs
Ages 5 to 7. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 4 pm. Dinosaur books are some of the best, and we’ll read a bunch. Then we will make our own Dino-Spy Bottles, filled with hiding dinosaurs that can provide many hours of fun I-Spying. Register in person or by calling 914-834-2281 beginning Monday, July 15.
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:
Learn Lego Robotics
Fifth to eighth grade. Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.. Meet in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room. This exciting program teaches you how to build and program LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robots. You’ll use your new skills to meet such challenges as beating your opponent at Sumo or pushing water bottles out of a ring. The program will introduce programming concepts such as repeat loops and if/then statements. Use of sensors will also be taught. No robotics or programming experience required. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to take our robots home. Register in person or by calling (914) 834-2281.
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.

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
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” 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 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 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. 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.
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.

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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” 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 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 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. 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. 12, 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.

Creative, quirky, interesting, high energy and enthusiastic teens and tweens wanted
Small group arts exploration week designed to nurture those with special sensitivities and learning styles limited to 6 students. Does this describe you or someone you love who would enjoy and benefit from a small group environment designed for fostering creative interaction, making friends and enjoying a structured arts exploration curriculum?

Ages 11 to 13: Aug. 12 to Aug. 16. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fee: $195 non-member; $176 member.
Instructor: Gary Mack
Meet new friends and explore a curriculum that engages their creativity; painting, drawing, creative building, writing, media arts (Minecraft). As a group, students‑along with the instructor, Gary Mack‑will create a week designed to fuel creativity and promote social interaction and team building in a highly positive manner. Specially designed for students with sensory and learning sensitivities.

Pre-K creative kids, extend your
pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 16 to May 12.

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.

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Harrison Public Library events
The Contemporary Watercolors of Michael Mendel
Michael is a representational watercolorist, painting under the nom de plume of ZEPEL. His paintings focus on everyday objects and activities. He has participated in group exhibitions at The National Arts Club in New York City, The Lyme Art Association in Olde Lyme Conn., Woodstock Arts Fair and The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City.

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.

Open play at the library
Friday, Aug. 9 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.

Kindergarten, here we come
Monday, Aug. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A special Storyland for kids that are about to start Kindergarten this fall.

Reading is magic
Closing of the Summer Reading Game magic show: Monday, Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Reading Game participants will receive their reading logs, certificates and prizes.

Board games
Monday, Aug. 12 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.

LEGO Hour at the Library
Tuesday, Aug, 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Calling all kids. Come play with the library’s collection of LEGOs.

Circle Time for Tots
For ages 0 to 3: Wednesday, Aug. 14 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.

Make it and take it
All children are welcome to come and make a take-home craft. Thursday, Aug. 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Art exhibit
Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Melange: Paintings by Norma Foege” at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Aug. 10 to Aug. 30 with an opening reception Aug. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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.

Save the date. Reading is magic
Closing of the summer reading game on Monday, Aug, 12, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A special magic show for participants in the summer reading game.

Summer art classes at Greenburgh Nature Center
Enjoy a five-class series of art instruction. Learn, explore and create in the beautiful outdoor setting of the nature center. Students work independently and in groups, learning to use a variety of basic supplies, as well as simple sketching, painting and more. Each class focuses on a new technique, ranging from landscapes to portraits, cartoons to still-lifes. Instructor Jake Hurwitz is a fun, outgoing and experienced art teacher who relates well with young students.
Session Dates:
Saturdays to Aug. 10
Sundays Aug. 11
Class Times:
Group 1, ages 7 to 10:
Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 2, ages 7 to 10:
Sundays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 3, ages 11 to 14 plus:
Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes run for two hours and are held outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class held indoors.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required online. See website to register and pay. Classes start promptly, so please arrive on time. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity.

Session Fee, which covers five classes and all supplies:
Members $150
Non-members $175

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. 12, 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.

Creative, quirky, interesting, high energy and enthusiastic teens and tweens wanted
Small group arts exploration week designed to nurture those with special sensitivities and learning styles limited to 6 students. Does this describe you or someone you love who would enjoy and benefit from a small group environment designed for fostering creative interaction, making friends and enjoying a structured arts exploration curriculum?
Ages 11 to 13: Aug. 12 to Aug. 16. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee: $195 non-member; $176 member.
Instructor: Gary Mack
Meet new friends and explore a curriculum that engages their creativity; painting, drawing, creative building, writing, media arts (Minecraft). As a group, students‑along with the instructor, Gary Mack‑will create a week designed to fuel creativity and promote social interaction and team building in a highly positive manner. Specially designed for students with sensory and learning sensitivities.

Pre-K creative kids, extend your
pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 16 to May 12.

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.

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Mamaroneck Public Library events
Teen events
Monday Night Movies: 8/12, 8/26
Wednesdays Hands-On Activities 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 7: Beneath the Streets: Graffiti Art
Aug. 21: Beneath the Ground: Vegetarianism

Read aloud adaptations of teen novels
Teen/tween readers’ theatre
Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Open to grades 5 through 10.
Read real adaptations of teen novels that have been performed in Chicago Theaters. Table read them and bring them to life. Librarian Emma Caywood has worked as a director and actress in the Chicago Theater and as a monologue coach in Los Angeles. Please call the Mamaroneck Library to Register 914-630-5894 www.mamaronecklibrary.org.

Beginner’s sewing
Learn hand sewing with basic stitches, basting and hemming. Work on a different project each week.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Open to grades 4 to 8.
Meets Wednesday Aug. 7.
Call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library 914-630-5894

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.

Children’s programs
Dig into these Tuesday programs
Ages 5 and up. Registration begins two weeks before each program.
4 p.m. on Tuesdays

8/13 Dig Into the Beach
Call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library 914-630-5894 www.mamaronecklibrary.org/

Summer reading game
Through Saturday, Aug. 17
Stop by the Mamaroneck Children’s Library to register, receive your log, report and play this year’s game. Read for fun, prizes and the End of Summer Reading Celebration in September. Open to all independent readers in grades K through 6.
Game/report schedule:
Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays noon to 4:30 p.m.
Call the Children’s Room for further details 914-630-5874  www.mamaronecklibrary.org

Larchmont Library children’s events
Dig into diggers
Ages 5 to 7. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 4 pm. Put on your hard hats and be prepared to do some heavy painting. Let’s dig into these fun truck ornaments and get down and dirty with a truck storytime as well. Register by calling 914-834-2281 beginning Monday, July 15.

Dig into CSI with the Larchmont
Police Department
Ages 8 to 11. Thursday, Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. There is a crash…then a bang…and a crime has been committed at the library. Help Larchmont Det. Matthew Irvine decode the clues and find out whodunnit. You’ll dig into crime scene investigation and learn how the police solve crimes. Register in person or by calling 914-834-2281 beginning Monday, July 15.

I-Spy-Digging Dinosaurs
Ages 5 to 7. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 4 pm. Dinosaur books are some of the best, and we’ll read a bunch. Then we will make our own Dino-Spy Bottles, filled with hiding dinosaurs that can provide many hours of fun I-Spying. Register in person or by calling 914-834-2281 beginning Monday, July 15.

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:
Family matinee movie
“42”. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Meet in the Village Center. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Rated PG-13. No registration required.

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.

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.
Tuckahoe Library events

Preschool storytime
Join Miss Ellen for stories and songs
for 2 to 6 year olds.
Fridays at 11 a.m.
Aug. 2 and 9
Registration is required
914-961-2121
www.tuckahoelibrary.org

Children’s book club
We pick the type of book, you pick the actual book. Bring your favorite book and share it with the group. Maybe you will find a new favorite.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to ages 5 to 10 years.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
914-961-2121
www.tuckahoelibrary.org

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

Future prayer service will be held on Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Good News Christian Coffee House
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, when Bob Stanhope will take center stage. The Coffee House opens at 7 p.m. with gourmet coffee and pastries, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Children $3, ages 5 to 12.

Summer art classes at
Greenburgh Nature Center
Enjoy a five-class series of art instruction. Learn, explore and create in the beautiful outdoor setting of the nature center. Students work independently and in groups, learning to use a variety of basic supplies, as well as simple sketching, painting and more. Each class focuses on a new technique, ranging from landscapes to portraits, cartoons to still-lifes. Instructor Jake Hurwitz is a fun, outgoing and experienced art teacher who relates well with young students.
Session Dates:
Saturdays to Aug. 10
Sundays to Aug. 11
Class Times:
Group 1, ages 7 to 10:
Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 2, ages 7 to 10:
Sundays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 3, ages 11 to 14 plus:
Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes run for two hours and are held outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class held indoors.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required online. See website to register and pay. Classes start promptly, so please arrive on time. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity.
Session Fee, which covers five classes
and all supplies:
Members $150
Non-members $175

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

The Town of Eastchester presents:
Summer Sounds 2013 concert series
On the great lawn at Eastchester Town Hall
All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.
Bob Larro Orchestra
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Rain date: Aug. 15 Sponsored by
Tri-Crest Realty
Bob Larro and his band will perform timeless songs from Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and many more. Enjoy nostalgic songs of the 40’s and 50’s, Motown and disco hits from the 60’s and 70’s and the contemporary sounds of today. An evening of great music and fun.

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.

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
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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.

Summer art classes at
Greenburgh Nature Center
Enjoy a five-class series of art instruction. Learn, explore and create in the beautiful outdoor setting of the nature center. Students work independently and in groups, learning to use a variety of basic supplies, as well as simple sketching, painting and more. Each class focuses on a new technique, ranging from landscapes to portraits, cartoons to still-lifes. Instructor Jake Hurwitz is a fun, outgoing and experienced art teacher who relates well with young students.
Session Dates:
Saturdays to Aug. 10
Sundays to Aug. 11
Class Times:
Group 1, ages 7 to 10: Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 2, ages 7 to 10: Sundays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 3, ages 11 to 14 plus: Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Classes run for two hours and are held outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class held indoors.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required online. See website to register and pay. Classes start promptly, so please arrive on time. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity.

Session Fee, which covers five classes and all supplies:
Members $150
Non-members $175

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.

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

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.

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. 12, 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.

Creative, quirky, interesting, high energy and enthusiastic teens and tweens wanted

Small group arts exploration week designed to nurture those with special sensitivities and learning styles limited to 6 students. Does this describe you or someone you love who would enjoy and benefit from a small group environment designed for fostering creative interaction, making friends and enjoying a structured arts exploration curriculum?

Ages 11 to 13: Aug. 12 to Aug. 16. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee: $195 non-member; $176 member.
Instructor: Gary Mack

Meet new friends and explore a curriculum that engages their creativity; painting, drawing, creative building, writing, media arts (Minecraft). As a group, students‑along with the instructor, Gary Mack‑will create a week designed to fuel creativity and promote social interaction and team building in a highly positive manner. Specially designed for students with sensory and learning sensitivities.

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.

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Harrison Public Library events
The Contemporary Watercolors
of Michael Mendel
Michael is a representational watercolorist, painting under the nom de plume of ZEPEL. His paintings focus on everyday objects and activities. He has participated in group exhibitions at The National Arts Club in New York City, The Lyme Art Association in Olde Lyme Conn., Woodstock Arts Fair and The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City.

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.
Art exhibit
Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Melange: Paintings by Norma Foege” at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Aug. 3 to Aug. 30 with an opening reception Aug. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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.
Save the date. Reading is magic
Closing of the summer reading game on Monday, Aug, 12, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A special magic show for participants in the summer reading game.
Open play at the library
Friday, Aug. 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. 5, 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.
Summer reading game: Dig into reading
Last chance to report on books!
Monday, Aug. 5, from 3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Children will read books or have someone else read to them. Volunteers will listen or read to children who will then report on the books to earn great prizes, do crafts and have a lot of fun.
Teen summer reading program for ages 13 to 17: Beneath the surface
Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Explore the ancient arts of Palmistry, Tarot, Gemstones, and Numerology
Circle time for tots for ages 0 to 3
Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.
Computer orientation
Thursday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are feeling left behind in this technology-driven world, this class is for you.

Summer programs for children at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
Robert the Guitar Guy
Robert the Guitar guy plays great music, sings songs and has the children use a variety of instruments at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 1 to 6 years.
RuneScape Club
Join the adventure of the Middle Ages with this free online game for Ages 8 and up. Class will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. Please note, there is limited enrollment for this program. Pre-registration is required starting Monday, June 24 by phone 914 939-6710 x 108 or in person.
Pirate School
Ahoy, mateys. Join us on Monday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. with a hilarious swashbuckling show with Pirate School at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

Big Band music at Playland
Swing and sway to the romantic music of the Big Band era played against the backdrop of moonlight streaming across Long Island Sound when the Milt Gerver Orchestra performs on Friday, Aug. 2 on the boardwalk at Playland Park in Rye. Rain date is Aug. 9.

From 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each week, Milt and his orchestra will evoke the nostalgic music of the immortal bandleaders of the 1930s and 40’s, like Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey, accompanied by his professional vocalists. Jive to the lively “In the Mood,” waltz to the beautiful strains of “Moonlight Serenade,” or just sit back and enjoy the music and moonlight.

As an added bonus, you can watch the weekly fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Admission to the Big Band performances on the boardwalk is free. Seating is limited; visitors can bring folding chairs.

Parking is $5 on Friday evening, $1 for senior citizens with a Westchester County Park Pass.

Playland Park is located on Playland Parkway in Rye. Go to RyePlayland.org or call 914-813-7010.

Summer art classes at Greenburgh Nature Center
Enjoy a five-class series of art instruction. Learn, explore and create in the beautiful outdoor setting of the nature center. Students work independently and in groups, learning to use a variety of basic supplies, as well as simple sketching, painting and more. Each class focuses on a new technique, ranging from landscapes to portraits, cartoons to still-lifes. Instructor Jake Hurwitz is a fun, outgoing and experienced art teacher who relates well with young students.
Session Dates:
Saturdays to Aug. 10
Sundays Aug. 11
Class Times:
Group 1, ages 7 to 10:
Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 2, ages 7 to 10:
Sundays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 3, ages 11 to 14 plus:
Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes run for two hours and are held outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class held indoors.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required online. See website to register and pay. Classes start promptly, so please arrive on time. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity.
Session Fee, which covers five classes and all supplies:
Members $150
Non-members $175

Contribute to the 2014 The Feeley Fund
The Eugene J. Feeley Harrison High School, Student Aid Fund, Inc., know as “The Feeley Fund,” has awarded grants to three Harrison High School 2013 graduates: Jennifer Choe, attending SUNY Oneonta, Patricia Jane Geller, attending Georgetown and Sara Purinton, attending Hamilton College. Headed by Christopher Tyler, the Faculty Selection Committee chooses students who are accepted at accredited colleges and are financially eligible.

The Feeley Fund, established in 1967, is a continuation of the Harrison High School Scholarship Fund begun in 1947. Over the past 65 years, 1,180 students have received over $545,000 in financial aid.

Lola Geiger, executive director of The Feeley Fund, ably assisted by Mary Riguzzi, thanks all Harrison residents, parents and faculty for providing the financial assistance for these worthy young people.

Contributions may be sent to The Feeley Fund, 250 Union Avenue, Harrison, N.Y. 10528. The Class of 2014 may obtain information about The Feeley Fund from the Guidance Department of the Harrison High School.

Adoption: Everything you need to know
Free information session at Port Chester–Rye Brook Public Library
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
914-939-1180; Fax: 914-939-1181
This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. FFTA is authorized in NY and CT.
Se habla Español
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
One Haseco Avenue Port Chester, New York 10573
914-939-6710
portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org
FREE–No registration necessary
Questions? Contact Anna at: Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
Phone: 914-939-1180
Email:
adopt@ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption.org  Web: www.foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org

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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 on Aug. 13 to 14 and Aug. 27 to 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.

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.

Hit musical in Mamaroneck
The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present the hilarious hit musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” this summer. A journey of love from first dates to weddings to long-lasting marriages, this delightful musical ran for years in New York and will now be happily ensconced at the charming Sandbox Theatre. Performances run to Aug. 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 for students and seniors. Call 914-630-0804 or visit our website at www.wstshows.com.

Mamaroneck Public Library events
Teen events
Monday Night Movies: 8/12, 8/26
Wednesdays Hands-On Activities 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 7: Beneath the Streets: Graffiti Art
Aug. 21: Beneath the Ground:
Vegetarianism
Read aloud adaptations of teen novels
Teen/tween readers’ theatre
Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open to grades 5 through 10.
Read real adaptations of teen novels that have been performed in Chicago Theaters. Table read them and bring them to life. Librarian Emma Caywood has worked as a director and actress in the Chicago Theater and as a monologue coach in Los Angeles. Please call the Mamaroneck Library to Register
914-630-5894 www.mamaronecklibrary.org.
Beginner’s sewing
Learn hand sewing with basic stitches, basting and hemming. Work on a different project each week.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Open to grades 4 to 8.
Meets Wednesday Aug. 7.
Call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library 914-630-5894
Children’s programs
Dig into these Tuesday programs
Ages 5 and up. Registration begins two weeks before each program.
4 p.m. on Tuesdays
8/6 Dig Into Improv
8/13 Dig Into the Beach
Call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library 914-630-5894 www.mamaronecklibrary.org/
Summer reading game
Through Saturday, Aug. 17
Stop by the Mamaroneck Children’s Library to register, receive your log, report and play this year’s game. Read for fun, prizes and the End of Summer Reading Celebration in September. Open to all independent readers in grades K through 6.
Game/report schedule:
Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays noon to 4:30 p.m.
Call the Children’s Room for further details 914-630-5874 www.mamaronecklibrary.org
Summer storytimes
Bedtime stories, Mondays: 7 p.m. to Aug. 5. All ages.
Babytime, Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. to Aug. 6. 6 to 24 months.
Picnic stories, Tuesdays: Noon to Aug. 6. All ages.
Toddlertime Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1 to Aug. 8. 18 to 36 months.
Saturday storytimes (ongoing): 11 a.m. and craft 11:30 a.m. All ages.
Call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library for Registration Information 914-630-5874, www.mamaronecklibrary.org/

Larchmont Library children’s events
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.

Adoption: Everything you need to know
Free information session at Port Chester–Rye Brook Public Library
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
914-939 1180; Fax: 914-939-1181
This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. FFTA is authorized in NY and CT.
Se habla Español
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
One Haseco Avenue Port Chester, New York 10573
914-939-6710
portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org
Free; no registration necessary
Questions? Contact Anna at:
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
Phone: 914-939-1180
Email: adopt@ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption.org
Web: www.foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org

Stroke awareness saves lives
At Home on the Sound, a service organization for individuals 60 and over, will present valuable information on both recognizing stroke symptoms and preventing them on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 7. Two specialists in stroke rehabilitation from Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Roseann Cardi, nurse manager, and Lisa Edelstein, program director, will describe the signs of a stroke and suggest ways that can reduce their incidence by managing risk factors. Even though stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in adults‑every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has one‑many are totally unprepared. The speakers see the devastating effects of strokes on people and their loved ones every day. This program can raise awareness about what a stroke is and how to get help. Prevention and education can save lives.
Program is free at Sts. John and Paul Church, rectory meeting room. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m., program at 4 p.m.
www.AHomeontheSound.org.

Summer picnic with LMC-TV
Join us as we celebrate all things summer. In the event that it is raining at 3 p.m., the picnic will be relocated from Harbor Island to LMC-TV Studio Two, 145 Library Lane. Every summer, LMC-TV staff, producers and volunteers get together to enjoy the summer weather, to socialize and have a good time. Come. Bring a friend. All are welcome.
Music, food, games and good times.

We suggest everyone bring a little something to share; snacks, drinks, dessert. Please RSVP ccarino@lmc-tv.org or 914-381-2002 ext 0. Friday, Aug. 9 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harbor Island Beach, Mamaroneck N.Y. 10543.
Rain plan: Same date and time, 145 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 10543.

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. 3, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m., 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.

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Hit musical in Mamaroneck
The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present the hilarious hit musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” this summer. A journey of love from first dates to weddings to long-lasting marriages, this delightful musical ran for years in New York and will now be happily ensconced at the charming Sandbox Theatre. Performances run July 19 to Aug. 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 for students and seniors. Call 914-630-0804 or visit our website at www.wstshows.com.

Tuckahoe Library events
Babytime
Join Miss Ellen for stories, songs and rhymes especially for babies.
Open to ages birth to two years
Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Aug. 1 and 8
Registration is required.
914-961-2121
www.tuckahoelibrary.org
Preschool storytime
Join Miss Ellen for stories and songs for 2 to 6 year olds.
Fridays at 11 a.m.
Aug. 2 and 9
Registration is required
914-961-2121
www.tuckahoelibrary.org
Children’s book club
We pick the type of book, you pick the actual book. Bring your favorite book and share it with the group. Maybe you will find a new favorite.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to ages 5 to 10 years.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
914-961-2121
www.tuckahoelibrary.org

Events at the Lutheran Church
Prayer services
Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.
Future prayer service will be held on Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Good News Christian Coffee House
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, when Bob Stanhope will take center stage. The Coffee House opens at 7 p.m. with gourmet coffee and pastries, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Children $3, ages 5 to 12.

Summer art classes at Greenburgh Nature Center
Enjoy a five-class series of art instruction. Learn, explore and create in the beautiful outdoor setting of the nature center. Students work independently and in groups, learning to use a variety of basic supplies, as well as simple sketching, painting and more. Each class focuses on a new technique, ranging from landscapes to portraits, cartoons to still-lifes. Instructor Jake Hurwitz is a fun, outgoing and experienced art teacher who relates well with young students.
Session Dates:
Saturdays to Aug. 10
Sundays to Aug. 11
Class Times:
Group 1, ages 7 to 10:
Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 2, ages 7 to 10:
Sundays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 3, ages 11 to 14 plus:
Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes run for two hours and are held outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class held indoors.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required online. See website to register and pay. Classes start promptly, so please arrive on time. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity.
Session Fee, which covers five classes and all supplies:
Members $150
Non-members $175

The Town of Eastchester presents: Summer Sounds 2013 concert series
On the great lawn at Eastchester Town Hall
All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Streets of the Bronx
Rain date: Aug. 8
Sponsored by Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps-EVAC
Whether they are playing R&B, classic rock, 50’s, Latin, swing, or reggae, for the past 15 years, the band has enjoyed entertaining audiences of all ages with their brand of “good time” dance and party music
Bob Larro Orchestra
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Rain date: Aug. 15 Sponsored by Tri-Crest Realty

Bob Larro and his band will perform timeless songs from Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and many more. Enjoy nostalgic songs of the 40’s and 50’s, Motown and disco hits from the 60’s and 70’s and the contemporary sounds of today. An evening of great music and fun.

Mall walk double feature: Chair yoga and holistic nutrition
Two local professionals will introduce seniors to some innovative forms of exercise and nutrition on Friday, Aug. 2, at The Westchester in White Plains as part of the Mall Walk program.

Armonk’s Alka Kaminer is a registered yoga therapist and a certified chair yoga instructor who will introduce participants to the health benefits of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, which encourages health and fitness for the physically fit as well as those with physical challenges.

Jyoti Tewani, a Pleasantville-based health coach and graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City will discuss holistic nutrition.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. at the food court on Level 4. Admission and parking are free for members of the mall walk program.

Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, this program offers year-round indoor health walking at The Westchester on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. To join, sign up at the horse fountain plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level 2, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program.

Go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-231-4645.

Adoption: Everything you need to know
Free information session at Port Chester–Rye Brook Public Library
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
914-939-1180; Fax: 914-939-1181
This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. FFTA is authorized in N.Y. and Conn.
Se habla Español
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library

One Haseco Avenue Port Chester, New York 10573
914-939-6710
portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org
Free–no registration necessary
Questions? Contact Anna at: Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
Phone: 914-939-1180
Email: adopt@ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption.org
Web: www.foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org

“Rise of the Guardians” to be screened at Saxon Woods Pool
Westchester County Parks’ 2013 Family Film Frenzy series concludes with “Rise of the Guardians” (2012–PG) on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains. Rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The after-hours festivities offer an outdoor movie and swimming. The park opens at 7 p.m.; movie begins at sundown. Bring your own picnic or purchase food at the concession stand. Bring blankets and chairs for seating.

Admission is $5 per person; free for children under age 5 and includes movie only. A Westchester County Park Pass is not required for admission to the event. Admission wristbands go on sale the day of the event and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Please note that swimming is permitted during daylight hours only.

Saxon Woods Pool is located at 1800 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.

Go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

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.

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