English conversation group
Let’s speak English, non-native speakers. Practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting and learn about the Harrison library too. There is no need to register or sign up. Group meets on Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon at Uncle Henry’s Bar and Grill, 309 Halstead Ave.
West Harrison Library events
On Thursday, April 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jeffrey Friedberg will perform a fun and funky musical experience for children young and old. Friedberg is a certified music therapist who entertains with guitar and banjo. Kids laugh and sing and dance along. For more
information, visit harrisonpl.org.
Great stories, music and fun for ages 1 to 5. No registration necessary, bring your friends. Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Choo-Choo! Come and play with Thomas and friends. We have sets of toy trains for everyone to enjoy. Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
One hour class for the computerized library catalog and internet. Tuesdays from
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Homework help is available. Accomplished high school student volunteers help students in grades 1 to 5 with their homework. Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join the Mahjong class at Leo Mintzer Center, across street from the West Harrison
Library, every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 pm. For beginners and people who need to
refresh their skills.
Mother Goose Time
Songs, dancing and fun for the little ones ages 3 and under. Thursday from
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Crochet and knitting club
Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays to knit and/or crochet, meet new friends, share your skills and knowledge, and have a good time. No registration needed. Bring hooks, needles and yarn or practice with ours. Walk-ins are welcome. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Story Time and craft
Listen to stories and create a fun craft with Manhattanville volunteers. Program for ages 3 to 5 on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Basic beginning instruction in target archery, including safety, shooting techniques, scoring, tackles care and maintenance. Ten, one-hour sessions starting Tuesday, April 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Sunday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at
Veteran’s Park. Registration fee is $85. Please make check payable to Town/Village of Harrison.
Four-day camps offering numerous sports, arts and crafts, swimming, music and weekly special events. Grades 1 through 8 are eligible to apply. Registration fee is $475, $250 for a second child and $175 for third and subsequent children. Please make check payable to Town/Village of Harrison. Deadline for the program is May 7, at which time campers will be placed on a wait list with no guarantee of a spot. Late fee is $50 per child after May 7 and $100 after June 18. Camp starts on June 29 and runs through Aug. 7.
Baseball opening day parade
On Friday, April 24, the Harrison Recreation Department will host an Opening Day parade. The parade line up begins at 6 p.m., at Veterans Park on Crystal Street and ends at Harrison Avenue School. There will be opening ceremonies and a barbeque to follow.
Jeffrey Greene, a longtime Westchester resident, successful college coach and a highly-ranked USTA-Eastern Section Senior Men’s tournament veteran competitor heads up the Harrison Recreation Department tennis program for children starting the week of April 6. Classes are for grades 3 through 9 and located at the Harrison Avenue School tennis courts. Classes meet twice a week for eight weeks. Class size is limited. Register at the Solazzo Center Recreation office at 270 Harrison Ave. For additional details, call 670-3179.
Adult tennis lessons
Two sessions will be held at the Harrison High School tennis courts. Session 1 is on Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning April 11 and April 12. Session 2 is on Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning May 16 and May 17. Beginner classes meet for one hour, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with a fee of $150 for the five-week session. Advanced classes meet for one-and-a-half hours from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a fee of $225 for the five-week session. Beginner classes will concentrate on grips, swings, strokes, footwork, and other techniques and mechanics. Advanced classes have a pre-requisite of beginner knowledge and will focus on drills, games and match-play. Checks should be made payable to Jeff Greene and can be delivered to the Solazzo Center Recreation office at 270 Harrison Ave. For additional details, call 670-3179.
Harrison Senior Citizen clubs
The West Harrison group meets on Thursday, from noon through 3 p.m. at the Leo Mintzer Community Center at 251 Underhill Ave., to discuss items of interest, play bingo and plan activities coming up in the near future. Dues are $24 per year. Refreshments are served.
The downtown group meets every Friday from noon through 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave. Dues are $24 per year. Refreshments are served.
We also have a drop-in center at the Harrison Community Center, 216 Halstead Ave., available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where you may enjoy television, cards and socializing. Tuesday exercise classes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Harrison Community Center. Both groups participate in many activities including luncheons, day trips, overnight trips, special movie dates, exercise and line dancing classes, just to name a few. All seniors are welcomed to join the nearest center and to participate in all its activities. For further information on recreation and social activities, call the senior center at 670-3000, extension 3172.
If nature and beautiful landscapes inspire you to write poetry, County Executive Rob Astorino is encouraging you to showcase your work and share it with others during the Marshlands Conservancy poetry exhibit this spring. Dates for submission are Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the conservancy in Rye. There is a limit of three works per person.
The exhibit will open with a reception for the participating poets and the public on Sunday, April 19, beginning at 2 p.m. Poetry readings will be available on request. The exhibit will be on view weekends only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Sunday, June 7.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Friends of Marshlands Conservancy. The Marshlands
Conservancy is located on the Boston Post Road in Rye.
For more information, call Marshlands at 835-4466 or visit westchestergov.com/parks.
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