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What’s going on in Eastchester

Bronxville Public Library

The library’s regular fall and winter hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12 for Columbus Day.

The golden age of radio
and television: a retrospective

The library will be hosting a nostalgia-filled program that will examine a wide range of popular radio and television shows on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Using a variety of audio and video clips, participants will relive and discuss classic comedies, newscasters and game show hosts, commercials, radio theme songs and famous western and mystery stories.

Health care proxy discussion

The library will be hosting an educational workshop about health care proxies on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will learn about the importance of having a health care proxy, how to complete a health care proxy and the difference between a health care proxy and a living will. Presentations will take place at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Trained volunteers will be on hand to distribute proxy forms, answer questions and assist with the completion of forms.

Tuesday matinee

The library will be screening “McFarland USA” during their Tuesday matinee on Oct. 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Follow the true story of novice runners from McFarland, an economically-challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Rated PG, running time: 129 minutes.

Board of Trustees meeting

The library will host their monthly Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Board Room on the lower level of the library.

Battle of the Books

Volunteers are needed to be judges, room monitors, timekeepers and scorekeepers at the Second Annual WLS Battle of the Books Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ossining High School. The Bronxville Public Library, the reigning champions, are upping their game and will be entering teams in both the childrens’ and teens’ competition. People interested in volunteering should contact Erin Scirota in the Youth Services Department
at esenig@wlsmail.org or call 337-7680 ext. 34.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Italian language classes

The Westchester Italian Cultural Center will be holding Italian language classes for adults in the fall. New students are encouraged to have a phone or in-person interview with the professor to better determine their proficiency level. From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Each class session will be $395 for members and $495 for non-members, with 10 percent discounts offered when students register for more than one session simultaneously. For a class session schedule or for more information, call the Westchester Italian Cultural Center at 771-8700 or visit wiccny.org.

Art Exhibit: Abruzzo and Molise, Yesterday and Today

The exhibit Abruzzo and Molise, Yesterday and Today, represents a journey through the regions of Abruzzo and Molise, a single combined region until 1963, located at the bottom of the Apennine. The exhibit highlights the regions’ natural resources, ancient history, culture, traditions, social history, craftsmanship, literature, and culinary excellence. The exhibit runs from Oct. 8 through Nov. 20, is open to the public and is free of charge (suggested donation: $10).

Bronxville Women’s Club

Art Reception

The Bronxville Women’s Club’s artists of the month are Masako Sato and Kathleen Rehil. There will be an opening reception for the artists of the month on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Artworks shown will be for sale. Admission is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Afternoon entertainment

The Bronxville Women’s Club hosts afternoon entertainment every four weeks running from Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. through May 18. Enjoy a luncheon and stay for table games. Open to club members and their guests.

Midland Music Concert

The Bronxville Women’s Club will be hosting the Midland Music Concert on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Performers will include Joyce Rasmussen Balint on violin and mandolin, Regan Nikol-Stas on clarinet and Oxana Mikhailoff on piano. Dinner will be provided following the concert at 6 p.m. Ticket costs for non-members are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $5 for students and children. Ticket costs for members are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $18 for seniors in advance and $20 for seniors at the door. Tickets for dinner are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and $10 for children under 12. For more information or to order tickets in advance, call 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Tuckahoe Senior Citizens

Annual Bazaar

The Tuckahoe Senior Citizens will host their annual Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Fr. Fata Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fundraiser will include gift raffles and 50/50 raffles. For more information or to volunteer for the event, call 337-8487.

Masquerade ball fundraiser

Keller Williams Realty will host this year’s Masquerade Ball fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to benefit Tuckahoe Senior Citizens. Members are invited to attend as Keller Williams’ VIP guests for an evening of dinner, music and raffles. Registration for the event is required. Friends and family are welcome, and tickets for guests are $25 at the door. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 337-8487.

Oktoberfest celebration

Oktoberfest will be celebrated with lunch and a show at the Villa Roma Resort on Oct. 13. The Alex Meisner Band will be featured and guests will be able to use the resort’s pool, sauna and sports facilities. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 337-8487.

Yazidi Women’s Relief Fundraiser

A fundraiser to help refugees will be held at Broken Bow Brewery on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All proceeds will go to WADI, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and advancing their political and social equality through community-based projects. Tickets for the fundraiser are $35 per person and can be purchased on the Events tab at brokenbrowbrewery.com. For more information, contact Jean Gismervik-White at 516-698-8683 or  jean.gismervik@gmail.com.

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What’s going on in Harrison

Harrison library events 

Check out events and programs at harrisonpl.org.

Hours for Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building at 2 Bruce Ave.: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours for West Harrison branch at 2 Madison St.: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed on Sundays.

Harrison Recreation

Download brochures and applications for all recreation programs, unless stated otherwise, at harrison-ny.gov/recreation. Also see the current application page for information and forms. For more information, questions, suggestions and/or comments, email recreation@harrison-ny.gov. You can also call the Leo Mintzer Center at 949-5265, the Sollazzo Center at 670-3179 or the Harrison Recreation Hotline at 670-3039.

Please be aware that parents must have a current 2015 ID card to register children for all programs. Please be prepared to show proof of residency to obtain ID card: a current utility bill and driver’s license for adults, a school report card or progress report for children.

D2 Fitness

Open for boys and girls in fourth and fifth grade. A workout for you body and mind—small group tutoring and boot camp classes. Classes begin with a warm-up and stretching, followed by various group exercises, partner work and other fun fitness activities. While working the body, we are getting the mind ready to work. The second half of the class will consist of homework help and tutoring, focusing on writing, reading and math. Dates are Oct. 5, Oct. 14, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Harrison Park/Leo Mintzer Center. Fee: $240. For more information email Deborah at itiswii@gmail.com or Dana at danarosenthal@verizon.net.

Junior Civil Engineering

Building a house to withstand the Big, Bad Wolf is where the fun begins. This class is centered on exploring the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind skyscrapers, bridges, roads and more. Mondays through Nov. 23 for pre-K to grade two from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 218 Halstead Ave. Fee: $175 including supplies. To register please go to engineeringforkids.net/westchester.

Aerospace Engineering

Students use the engineering design process to design, create, test and refine a variety of flying machines. Mondays through Nov. 23 for grades three through eight from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 218 Halstead Ave. Fee: $175 including supplies. To register please go to engineeringforkids.net/westchester.

Computer Adventures

Offering after-school technology courses in both the Veterans and Leo Mintzer rec centers. Courses are Computer Game Creation, Minecraft Building Wonders, Minecraft Survival Quest, WeDo Robots, Kodu Game Lab and Brickfilm creation. For descriptions and registration go to computeradventures.com/harrison. For more information, email westchester@bitsbytesbots.com or call 218-8175.

Halloween Window Painting Contest

For kindergarten through grade 8. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 9 by 5 p.m. Fee is $10 made payable to Town/Village of Harrison. Three categories: Individual, Family and Team. Painting will be on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 25. Applications available at rec centers.

Volunteer opportunities

The Harrison Recreation Department has many opportunities for high school students through senior citizens to volunteer with youth programs and senior programs. For more information, call 670-3035.

Harrison senior centers

Harrison has two very active senior citizen clubs sponsored by the Recreation Department.

The West Harrison Group meets on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. at the Leo Mintzer Senior Annex Building, located at 251 Underhill Ave., to discuss items of interest, play bingo and discuss activities coming up in the near future.

The Downtown Group meets every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, located at 210 Halstead Ave.

The membership fee for both groups is $24 per year and refreshments are served at gatherings.

There is also a drop-in center at the Harrison Community Center, at 216 Halstead Ave., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you may enjoy television, cards and socializing.

Come by the Tuesday exercise classes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the community center.

For more information on recreation and social activities, call the Senior Citizen Center at
670-3000 ext. 3172.

Purchase College

An evening with Zadie Smith

SUNY Purchase will be hosting “An Evening with Zadie Smith: A Lecture, Reading, and Conversation” on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College,
located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase.

Born in London, Zadie Smith is the acclaimed author of four novels, as well as numerous essays and reviews. Presented by the Purchase College School of Humanities, the event is part of the Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings preeminent writers to the Westchester community.

“We’re lucky to welcome the award-winning author Zadie Smith to Purchase College,” said Louise Yelin, professor of literature. “Beginning with her first novel and continuing through her most recent book, Smith has been taking the cultural temperature of our contemporary moment.”

Anthony Domestico, assistant professor of literature at Purchase College, explains, “From the start of her career, Zadie Smith has drawn comparisons to the giants of the British novel. In ‘White Teeth,’ she sounded like a modern-day, multicultural Charles Dickens, and in ‘NW,’ she channels Virginia Woolf, rewriting the modernist novel for contemporary times. Her ability to reinvent her style is remarkable, as is the critical intelligence she displays in her essays.”

For more information on the Zadie Smith event, please visit news.purchase.edu/oct-7-an-evening-with-zadie-smith/ or call 251-6550.

The Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment was established in 2000 by the late Shirley Durst to infuse the experience and intellect of leading writers into the Purchase community, while providing diverse opportunities for these writers to interact with students and influence campus life. This generous gift supports both the Royal and Shirley Durst Chair in Literature, awarded to notable intellectuals whose work bridges literature and the visual or performing arts, and the Durst Distinguished Lecture Series. This contribution has greatly benefited Purchase College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Humanities, and Literature program.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Did you know that every 67 seconds an American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Or that the price tag for this disease, which has no cure, no effective treatment or way in which its course can be slowed, will total $226 billion in the U.S. in 2015 alone? Alzheimer’s affects more people in the U.S. than any of the other top 10 diseases, yet it receives the least financial support.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the single greatest source of funding for research, education and treatment. Please join the walk with your spirit and energy. To locate a walk, for information on how to form a team, join a team, contribute time or make a donation, visitalz.org/hudsonvalley. The 2015 walk for Westchester County is taking place on Sunday, Oct. 4, meeting at the White Plains High School, 550 North St., near the Bryant Avenue entrance. Check-in is at 9 a.m., with a welcome and the walk starting at 10 a.m. To sign up, visit alz.org/walk or call 800-272-3900. For more information, contact Terry Kean at 253-6860 or tkean@alz.org.

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What’s going on in Rye

Collage for art and journaling

Collage is the combination of pieces of diverse materials and media, such as newspaper, magazines, package labels, fabric, paint and photographs, into one composition. Learn the basics of collage techniques on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Meeting Room. No reservations required.

Genealogy Basics and Beyond

Join genealogy expert Suzanne Garbarini for a presentation for beginner and intermediate genealogists on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Learn to organize and document work, find out which sources are useful and how to find those sources. No reservations required.

Natural healing with master herbalist

Master herbalist Andrea Candee, author of “Gentle Healing for Baby and Child: A Parent’s Guide,” will be giving a talk called “How can chronic Lyme Disease be treated naturally?” on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ogden Nash Room. Reservations not required.

Practice ACT

High school students will have the opportunity to take a practice ACT exam on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room. The practice test comes with a detailed score report that highlights students’ personal strengths and weaknesses which will be available online the Friday after the exam. Remember to bring water, a snack, pencils and a calculator. For more information and to register, call 371-8000 or visit applerouth.com/signup.

Rye Arts Center

Painters on location

Professional artists
will paint the town, parks, beaches, landmarks, buildings, landscapes, and scenic bea-uty of Rye and its surrounding areas in a one day plein-air paint-out on Saturday, Oct. 3. A reception to view the works will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a live art auction starting at 6:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Room. The event is free and open to the public, and maps of the locations where artists will paint is available at the Rye Arts Center. Bidding paddles for the live auction are $20 each at the event.

Introduction to the piano

The Rye Arts Center will be offering nine piano classes to give children ages 6 to 8 experience with the keyboard and reading music. Classes will be starting on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Classes will take place every week and keyboard and lesson materials will be provided. Class fees are $180 per child.

Adult pottery class

The Rye Arts Center will be offering 12 pottery classes for adults where students can create functional pottery while exploring hand-building techniques. Classes will be starting on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Class fees are $490 per person.

Wainwright House

Psychic development series

During this four-week-long series with psychic Joan Carra, students will get acquainted with their intuitive side as they learn and develop their
psychic abilities. The series runs every week from Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The first class will focus on students opening their third eye, the second class will focus on teaching students to read auras, the third class will focus on pendulum predictions and the fourth class will focus on intuitive healing. The entire series costs $114 for Wainwright members and $125 for non-members and individual workshops cost $30 for Wainwright members, $33 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit wainwright.org.

Book discussion and signing

Shift into freedom with author Loch Kelly as he shares his insights and meditations from his new book, “Threshold Book Like Eckart Tolle’s Power of Now” that combines ancient wisdom teachings with contemporary neuroscience and psychotherapy on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fees for the lecture only are $25 for Wainwright members and non-members and fees for the lecture and book are $40 for Wainwright members and non-members. For more information and to register, visit wainwright.org.

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What’s going on in Mamaroneck

Mamaroneck Public Library

For regular programs and events, visit mamaronecklibrary.org.

All Ages Hour

Come in on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. for stories that will appeal to all ages of kids and their caregivers. Stay or come at 11:30 a.m. to make a craft simple enough for the little kids and creative enough for the big kids. No registration required for both events, and both activities meet in the Children’s Room on the second floor.

Saturday Dance at the Movies

The final screening in this series will be “Carmen” with a Flamenco twist, directed by Spaniard Carlos Saura who also did some of the choreography. On Saturday, Aug. 29 from 2 p.m. Running time: 102 minutes. Free admission. Hearing-assistance devices are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Screening in the Community Room. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 630-5888.

English conversation group

Make friends as you practice speaking English. Registration is suggested but not necessary. Meeting every Wednesday at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Historical Society Room. Contact the Adult Reference Desk or call 630-5887 for more information.

Larchmont Public Library

For regular programs and events, visit larchmontlibrary.org.

Kindermusik

On Wednesday, Sept. 2. For ages 18 months to 3-and-a-half at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for ages 3 months to 18 months at 11:30 a.m.; and for ages 3 to 4-and-a-half at 3:30 p.m. Can you clap up high? Sing down low? Tiptoe so quietly? Together we’ll learn new songs, sing old favorites, play rhythm instruments, dance, laugh and snuggle. Come see just how much fun music can be.

New Movie Matinee

“Where Hope Grows” will be screened Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he mindlessly sleepwalks through his days and the challenge of raising his teenager daughter. His life is in a slow downward spiral when it is suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person—Produce, a young man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. Rated PG-13.

Preschool Palooza

For ages 3 and 4. Thursdays, Sept. 3, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m. No registration required. Share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes and more in this early literacy enhanced program.

Making Music Together

On Wednesday, Sept. 9 for ages 19 months to 3 at 10 a.m. Online registration required. Join Karen Hamlin of Sounds Good Westchester as we sing, dance and play instruments with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grown-ups who love them. Our family music program, based on 27 years of research, believes that all children can learn to be musical. To register, visit the library’s website.

LMCTV

‘The Local Live!’

Tune in to LMCTV’s hyper local, interactive news show Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. on Cablevision Channel 75, Verizon Channel 36. During the show, join the discussion. Call 381-0150, email thelocallive@lmctv.org or tweet @thelocallive.

Spooktacular volunteers needed

Spooktacular returns on Sunday, Oct. 25. The Village of Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce is very excited that the Spooktacular has become one of the most anticipated events in our community. We can’t do it without the help of many volunteers and donations that are generously given.

If, in the past you have contributed, we are asking, can you again this year? We need music, performances, printing, pumpkins, gifts and candy for the goodie bags, and of course financial donations to defray the costs. The most important component of a successful Spooktacular—volunteers. You can send an email to Pam Moran at chamber10543@optonline.net, call her at 698-4400 or mail your donations to the Mamaroneck Chamber Office, 430 Center Ave.

Please don’t let the children of Mamaroneck down; sign on to help make this Spooktacular the best ever.

Kiwanis International

Car show and flea market

Kiwanis International’s 42nd annual car show and flea market will be held at Harbor Island Park on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. If any chamber of commerce members are interested in renting vendor space at the show, the cost of space is $40, and the cost of placing an advertisement in the show’s journal begins at $50. For more information about renting vendor or ad space, contact Vince Marconi of Tri-City Auto Parts at 698-9222.

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What’s going on in Eastchester

Eastchester 5K run

The Eastchester 5K will be run on Sunday, Sept. 27. All proceeds from this year’s race will go toward improvements at the Eastchester Public Library. More details to follow.

Free museum passes

Looking for something to do during the lazy, hazy days of summer? Thanks to the Friends of the Eastchester Public Library, the library offers free museum passes to 11 different museums. Ask for more details at the reference desk or visit eastchesterlibrary.com for more information.

Storytime program

Fall Storytime programs will begin in October this year. New registrants must come to the library with proof of their child’s age, using a copy of their passport or birth certificate in order to sign up. Returning registrants who participated in Storytime during the spring of 2015 and had regular attendance may pre-register via email, and will receive an email with instructions on how to do so.

Eastchester and Tuckahoe library cardholders receive priority for Preschool Storytime. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list; if there are still openings one day prior to the beginning of the program, spots will be offered to those on the waiting list. More information is available at eastchesterlibrary.org. Please note the change in dates.

Bronxville Public Library

Family Film Fridays

The library’s weekly film series will continue with “Epic” on Friday, Aug. 28, screening from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world. Rated PG, running time: 102 minutes. The next film in the series will be “Miniscule,” screened on Friday, Sept. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join a little lost ladybug as she is thrown between two feuding colonies of ants in this groundbreaking animated masterpiece of insect proportions. The race is on as her unlikely new friends must transport the ultimate treasure, a stolen picnic basket, back home to their colony. With a fierce army of fire ants standing in their way, the little insects must work together to make the perilous journey home. Running time: 89 minutes.

Wednesday Movie Matinee

The library’s weekly movie matinee will continue with “Unbroken,” screening on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Rated PG-13, running time: 138 minutes.

Adult Summer Reading Grand Finale

This year’s adult summer reading workshop wraps up with a final party on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Grand prizes will be raffled off at the event.

Alphabet Storycraft

Each month, the library will turn the spotlight on for a letter in the alphabet. This month, the storytime and craft will be about the letter A. This workshop is open to children ages 3 and up and will take place on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Annual Book Swap

Trade in gently-used books that you no longer want for other books. Take books to the Yeager Room on the lower level and pick up a ticket with the number of books you have returned written on it. Bring your ticket to the book swap and take the same number of books you dropped off, then return your ticket to the circulation desk on the first floor. Books that are traded in can be either fiction or non-fiction children, teen or adult books and should not be molded, stained, have yellow pages, broken pages, highlighted lines or broken spines. Textbooks, encyclopedia sets or reference books are not allowed to be traded in. Maximum amount of books traded in is 30 per family. The annual book swap will take place from Monday, Aug. 31 through Saturday, Sept. 5 during open hours.

Social Needlers

Join the library for a knitting and crochet hour every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon. Chat and socialize while making beautiful items that will be donated to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. For more information, call 337-7680 ext. 63 or email cutchel@wlsmail.org.

Tuckahoe Public Library

For adults

Join the knit and crochet group that meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please call to register at 961-2121.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Did you know that every 67 seconds an American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Or that the price tag for this disease, which has no cure, no effective treatment or way in which its course can be slowed, will total $226 billion in the U.S. in 2015 alone? Alzheimer’s affects more people in the U.S. than any of the other top 10 diseases, yet it receives the least financial support.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the single greatest source of funding for research, education and treatment. Please join the walk with your spirit and energy. To locate a walk, for information on how to form a team, join a team, contribute time or make a donation, visitalz.org/hudsonvalley. The 2015 walk for Westchester County is taking place on Sunday, Oct. 4, meeting at the White Plains High School, 550 North St., near the Bryant Avenue entrance. Check-in is at 9 a.m., with a welcome and the walk starting at 10 a.m. To sign up, visit alz.org/walk or call 800-272-3900. For more information, contact Terry Kean at 253-6860 or tkean@alz.org.

Bronxville Women’s Club

Guest artist exhibit

The guest artist exhibiting for the month of September at the Bronxville Women’s Club is J.M. Henry, showing a collection called “Yours, with ghosts drawn on my back.” The exhibition at the Bronxville Women’s Club at 135 Midland Ave. in Bronxville, will run from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 29 with an opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Henry, originally from New York, now resides in South Carolina. His works have been exhibited throughout the country and are in several museums and private collections. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the BWC at 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Book discussion

The Bronxville Women’s Club will discuss the book “Gone to Soldiers” by Marge Piercy on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bronxville Women’s Club at 135 Midland Ave. in Bronxville. The meeting chair will be Carole Michaels.

Movie classes

There will be two movie classes with instructor Collin Simon at the Bronxville Women’s Club. The movies are viewed with a discussion following the screening. “Big Fish” will be screened on Monday, Sept. 14 and “The Princess Bride” will be screened on Monday, Sept. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m., movies begin at 7:15 p.m. There is no charge for attendance, but donations are accepted. Open to the public, reservations not necessary. For more information, call the BWC at 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Recital for Nepal earthquake victims

The Bronxville Women’s Club, at 135 Midland Ave. in Bronxville, will be sponsoring a cello/piano recital to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal earlier this year. The concert will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. Donating their talents are Paul Wolfram, cello, and Manon Hutton-DeWys, piano. Donations are tax-deductible. Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children. If paying by check, please put “Nepal” in the memo section. There will be a reception immediately following the concert. Chairing the benefit are Oxana Mikhailoff, BWC music director, and Kathleen DeRusso, BWC philanthropy chairperson. For further information, call the BWC at 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

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What’s going on in Harrison

Harrison library events 

The Harrison Public Library will be closed for renovations and will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Visit harrisonpl.org for updates and more information.

Art exhibition

Artists who are interested in exhibiting at the Harrison Public Library for approximately one month during 2016 are invited to submit samples of their artwork for review by a juried art committee sponsored by the Harrison Council for the Arts.

The samples and related items may be submitted in person at the library on Friday, Oct. 2 after 9:30 a.m. and must be picked up the next day, Saturday, Oct. 3 after 12 p.m. No registration or appointment is required.

Art eligible for exhibition must be two-dimensional. Samples must include two different pieces of the actual art, preferably framed, the artist’s resume and 12 copies, all different, of the artist’s work in the form of 35 mm slides, photos or prints.

All entrants will be notified by Monday, Nov. 16 by mail. Ten winners and three alternates will be selected to participate. Choice of month will be on a first come, first served basis. February and March are not available.

For more details, visit harrisonpl.org and click on the “Events and Programs/Juried Art Program” tab or contact Dan Briem at dbriem@wlsmail.org or 835-0324 or Connie Perrotta at cpcpone@yahoo.com or 315-1922.

West Harrison library events

Hours starting Monday, Aug. 3: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; closed on Sundays. The West Harrison branch will be closed on Labor Day, which falls on Monday, Sept. 7.

Citizenship and English classes

Free citizenship and English classes for adults 18 and older. Registration starts on Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 4. Class begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Space is limited. Please call 524-9214 for more information.

Story Time

Great stories, music and fun for ages 1 to 5. No registration necessary, bring your friends. Monday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m. for 30 minutes.

Open Play Time

Come into the library and meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers and children. Open for children ages 1 to 5. Make new friends, play, read and have fun with some special toys. Meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Crochet and knitting class

Want to learn how to knit or crochet a simple scarf? Join the class. Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Bring hooks, needles and yarn or practice with materials provided. Walk-ins are welcome. No registration needed. Call 948-2092 for more information.

Mother Goose Time

Songs, dancing and fun for the little ones ages 3 and under. Meets Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Harrison Recreation

Download brochures and applications for all recreation programs, unless stated otherwise, at harrison-ny.gov/recreation. For more information, questions, suggestions and/or comments, email recreation@harrison-ny.gov.

Flag football league

For boys pre-K through grade six. Girls are encouraged to join, and a separate girls’ league will be formed if the numbers dictate it. Registration is currently underway. For more information visit harrisonyouthflagfootball.com or call Joe Gallace with any questions at 924-8380. Fee for program is $180, after Sept. 17 $200. Check payable to Harrison Youth Flag Football, mailed to 156 Lakeview Ave., West Harrison, N.Y. 10604 or may be dropped off at either the Sollazzo Center or Mintzer Center.

Event rentals

Available at both the West Harrison Senior Annex and the Veteran’s Memorial Building in downtown Harrison, the building rental fee for events is $450 for 5 hours with a $300 security deposit. Add on additional space at either center for $100 plus an additional $100 security deposit. For questions and available dates call 670-3035. To rent the facility, you must have a 2015 Harrison resident identification card.

Volunteer opportunities

The Harrison Recreation Department has many opportunities for high school students through senior citizens to volunteer with youth programs and senior programs. For more information, call 670-3035.

Harrison Senior Centers

Harrison has two very active senior citizen clubs sponsored by the Recreation Department.

The West Harrison Group meets on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. at the Leo Mintzer Senior Annex Building, located at 251 Underhill Ave., to discuss items of interest, play bingo and discuss activities coming up in the near future.

The Downtown Group meets every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, located at 210 Halstead Ave.

The membership fee for both groups is $24 per year and refreshments are served at gatherings.

There is also a drop-in center at the Harrison Community Center, at 216 Halstead Ave., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you may enjoy television, cards and socializing.

Come by the Tuesday exercise classes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the community center.

For more information on recreation and social activities, call the Senior Citizen Center at 670-3000 ext. 3172.

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What’s going on in Rye

Rye Free Reading Room events

Art exhibit

Rye resident and multi-award winning artist Elizabeth B. Derderian will display a collection of still-life, landscape, cityscape and figurative paintings in an exhibition called “A New Chapter: Recent Paintings by Elizabeth B. Derderian.” The exhibition opens on Wednesday, Sept. 2 and will run until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Derderian’s paintings can also be seen hanging in Ruby’s, Sotheby’s, On The Way Café, on the postcards of the Pearl Restaurant Group and on the cover of the 2010 and 2015 Rye Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide.

Mother Goose Mondays

Join “Granny Jean” Klein, well-versed in early childhood development, as she introduces babies and toddlers to playful rhymes, songs and puppetry. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate with the children at the library . Because the program is often a child’s first experience in an audience setting, it is important that adults strive to arrive on time and actively help children focus on the presentation. This workshop is appropriate for children ages 6 months to 3-and-a-half years. The program will be held every Monday at 10 a.m. for 20 minutes in the Meeting Room.

Storytelling Guild

The Rye Storytellers’ Guild meets at the Rye Free Reading Room one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. to share traditional and personal tales and trade tips on storytelling techniques. On Sept. 1, the group will tell stories about “School Days or Autumn’s Ways.” Listeners and tellers are welcome to join the Guild members at their meetings. To learn more, contact Angela at Booksamc@aol.com or Meg Stackpole at 967-0480 or mstackpole@ryelibrary.org.

Playland Park

International Friendship Day

On Saturday, Sept. 2, Rye Playland will celebrate International Friendship Day by giving park-goers $15 ride admission specials all day and will provide fun giveaways and activities featuring the Westchester Knicks, New York City Football Club, News 12 and the Scared by the Sound Haunted attraction. This International Friendship Day special cannot be combined with other offers and coupons will not be valid on this day.

Rye Recreation

General registration

Resident online registration for programs hosted by Rye Recreation begins on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Registration for senior citizen programs begins on Monday, Sept. 14 and can be completed in person. Most programs have minimum or maximum requirements and may be cancelled due to low enrollment or may fill up quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Rye Recreation has moved to an online enrollment process for most of its activities, excluding senior citizen activities. To make the online registration process quicker, create an online account in “Community Pass” at ryeny.gov/recreation.cfm and follow the link provided. You may only register for your own family members. Full payment for registration is required whether registering online or in person. Rye Recreation accepts cash, credit cards or checks. Checks should be made payable to The City of Rye.

Rye Girls Softball camp

Softball camp will take place from Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Disbrow Field. Camp will be split into two groups, with rising third through fifth graders in one group and rising sixth through eighth graders in another. Register at ryegirlssoftball.com by clicking on “2015 Summer Clinic Registration” in the left-hand column menu.

Summerfest

Leaders of Tomorrow and the Rye Recreation Department present the 22nd annual field day of fun for kids of all ages on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. at Rye Recreation Park. The day of fun will include a bean bag toss, potato sack races, a cupcake-eating contest, the Jack Nye Memorial wood-racquet tennis tournament, hot dogs and John Carey Jr. Memorial music and dance program. For more information, contact Douglas Carey at rye1904@yahoo.com.

Jewelry and Beading Workshop

This two-session workshop is appropriate for children kindergarten through fifth grade. The first session, held on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Damiano Recreation Center will allow participants to create and design from a selection of material including lead-free charms, pendants, crystal, sea glass and leather.

The second session, held on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Damiano Recreation Center will allow participants to tap into their artistic and visual skills to create beautiful and wearable beaded jewelry and accessories. Everyone will create three projects to take home, including a necklace, a bracelet and a surprise project. The instructor, Melanie Rose, is the owner of Westchester-based jewelry and party service, Beadz. The fee for both sessions is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents.

Rye Youth Soccer
fall 2015 registration

Rye Youth Soccer will now be accepting online applications for fall intramural teams for coaches, as well as girls and boys grades K through 5. The season will begin on Saturday, Sept. 19 and runs until Saturday, Nov. 14. Complete details on dates and times of the program can be found on Rye Youth Soccer’s website, ryeyouthsoccer.org, under the “Intramural” link on the left side of the home page. For more information, contact registrar Patti Adimari at pattirys@optonline.net or 967-5273. Scholarships are available upon request.

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Column: Upcoming events and reminders

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a sneak preview of the nearly completed Harrison Public Library. It was wonderful to see the incredible transformation. The rehabbed structure is a fantastic example of community and municipal government working together toward a defined goal. The new and improved library, which is set to open mid-September, has separate adult and children’s sections, an expanded collection of books and materials, a community meeting room and new computer technology.

The design for this facility highlights the importance and benefits of maintaining an up-to-date community and cultural center. The improved accommodations are a wonderful example of this trend. The features are impressive and I’m sure that the library will be regarded as a premier property in our community, advancing our slogan, “It’s Great to Live in Harrison.” New programs will provide a broad appeal and these additions, combined with a facility of this caliber, has the potential to draw newcomers to our town. I look forward to watching the library provide our community with a meeting place that offers wonderful informational and educational opportunities.

While the library remains closed, Harrison residents are encouraged to utilize library services at the West Harrison branch. Patrons are invited to learn more, follow the renovation progress, and participate in the transformation of the library by visiting harrisonpl.org/renovation, signing up for our email newsletter, and following the library on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit harrisonpl.org or call 835-0324.

I am happy to announce that the Harrison Food Pantry has been awarded two grants by the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program. Both grants will be used to make bulk purchases at the Food Bank for Westchester. The mission of Harrison’s Food Pantry is to address health-related issues by meeting the needs of nutritionally challenged members of our community. Our food pantry operates as a client choice pantry, allowing those in need to gain access to healthy provisions. For additional information about Harrison’s Food Pantry, please call our Community Services Department at 670-3026/3028.

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to suggest that all residents examine the trees on their property, checking for dead or diseased limbs. During inclement weather, damaged trees can fall on homes and utility lines, causing power outages and property damage. Before storm season arrives, it would be prudent for homeowners to prune trees and trim, cut back or tie up any unhealthy offshoots. In the same fashion, please make sure to trim bushes and flowering shrubs that impede neighborhood sidewalks. Unruly plantings often cause people to walk in the street, creating a dangerous situation for motorists and pedestrians.

The next “Lunch with the Mayor” is on Friday, Aug. 14 and I will be at Sophia’s located at 212 Harrison Ave. in downtown Harrison from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and I look forward to meeting with residents and talking about issues facing our community.

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What’s going on in Eastchester

Eastchester Public Library 

Storytimes to return in October

Our Fall Storytime programs will begin in October this year. More information is available on our website at eastchesterlibrary.org; please note the changes in dates.

New registrants must come to the library and bring proof of the child’s age—copy of passport, birth certificate, etc.—in order to sign up. Returning registrants who participated in Story Time during the Spring of 2015 and had regular attendance may pre-register via email, and will receive an email with instructions on how to do so.

For Preschool Story Time, Eastchester and Tuckahoe library card holders receive priority. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list; if there are still openings one day prior to the beginning of the program, spots will be offered to those on the waiting list.

Free technology lessons

If you need help accessing the library’s digital collections, call the Reference Desk at 721-8103 to make an appointment for a free one-on-one technology lesson.

Bronxville Public Library

Mahjong

Become an expert player in mahjong, the Chinese game of skill and luck. Geared towards beginners and amateurs to learn the basic rules and strategies. Master a social, competitive game that requires practice, strategy and a little bit of luck. Taught by Regina Klenosky, a player and teacher for decades. On Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, call 337-7680 ext. 24 or email bronxvillelibrary@gmail.com.

Teen Movie Monday

This week’s movie is “The Dark Knight,” screening Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. Running time: 152 minutes.

Social Needlers

Join us for a knitting and crochet hour every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon. We chat and socialize while making beautiful items which we donate to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. For more information, call 337-7680 ext. 63 or email cutchel@wlsmail.org.

Thursday Matinee

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will be screened on Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Rated PG. Running time: 122 minutes.

Family Film Friday

On Friday. Aug. 21, “Monsters vs. Aliens” will be screened at 3:30 p.m. Rated PG. Running time: 94 minutes.

Tuckahoe Public Library

For adults

Learn how to download e-books in a workshop on Monday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Get another chance to learn how to download free music with Freegal on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. Also, join the knit and crochet group that meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please call to register at 961-2121.

Books and Coffee

Discuss what the newest and hottest books for the coming colder months over a cup of joe. Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m.

August Movie Series

The next movie for grown-ups is “5 Flights Up,” which will be screened on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. Running time: 92 minutes.

Italian Storytime

Bring your bambini for a storytime in italiano. On Thursday, Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Registration required, call 961-2121.

Puzzle Time

Come play with our puzzles and share a story. Open to ages 3 to 6. Friday, Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Registration required, call 961-2121.

Bronxville Free Outdoor Summer Concert

The next concert is That Duo Show, with the Antique Car Show on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Parkway Road and Palmer Avenue beginning at 6:30 p.m. Courtesy of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce. The entertainment is free, and food from Bronxville eateries is available for purchase.

As a result, street parking along Parkway Road between Milburn Street and Palmer Avenue will be temporarily suspended that afternoon and traffic will be diverted through Leonard Morange Park beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Susan Miele at 337-6040 or director@bronxvillechamber.com.

Eastchester Recreation

Both programs listed are at Haindl Field, located at Rescigno Drive and Burnham Road in Eastchester. Registration is accepted only at the Recreation Office and can be delivered in person or by mail. Registration for most programs is limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, with in-person registrations processed before mail-in registrations.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns regarding any of our programs, please call our office at 771-3311. The Recreation Department Office is located on the second floor of the Town Hall building at 40 Mill Road; please feel free to stop by on any weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Also visit eastchester.org for more
information.

First Play Soccer Camp

 This soccer camp pushes the fun factor for children. Each day players will enjoy learning soccer skills including dribbling, passing, shooting, tournaments and more. For ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 11. Dates: Monday, Aug. 24 to Thursday, Aug. 27. Three sections are available: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $179; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $149; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $119.

Soccer Squirts

This program involves soccer-based games, promotes the development of motor skills and is an excellent form of exercise. Soccer Squirts includes a wide range of activities that promote balance and coordination with a ball at the feet. The emphasis is on fun and more fun. For ages 3 to 5. Monday, Aug. 24 to Thursday, Aug. 27, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for $69.

Jewish Music and Arts Festival

The 41st Annual Jewish Music and Arts Festival of Westchester will be held this year on Sunday, Aug. 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway. The festival wraps up Westchester County’s series of cultural heritage celebrations for 2015.

Musical entertainment includes headliner Bobby Doowah, Welt from the Jewish Community of France, Westchester Klezmer, Cantor Randy Herman with members of Kol Hazzanim and Nafshenu Orchestra featuring Israeli dancing by Camp Zeke, and family entertainment, including face painting and balloon artistry. Kosher food will be available for purchase and vendor exhibition will consist of Jewish art and Judaica.

Admission and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine. Bring blankets or chairs for seating on the lawn.

The Jewish Music and Arts Festival of Westchester is presented by the Westchester Jewish Council, the Westchester Klezmer Program, Kol Hazzanim and the Cantors of Westchester in cooperation with Westchester County Parks. For more information, contact the Westchester Jewish Council at pam@wjcouncil.org or call 328-7001.

 

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What’s going on in Mamaroneck

Mamaroneck Public Library

For regular programs and events, visit mamaronecklibrary.org.

All Ages Hour

Come in every Saturday at 11 a.m. for stories that will appeal to all ages of kids and their caregivers. Stay or come at 11:30 a.m. to do a craft simple enough for the little kids and creative enough for the big kids. No registration required for both events, and both activities meet in the Children’s Room on the second floor.

Teen Monday Movies

The next movie is “Spare Parts,” rated PG-13. This drama is inspired by the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students who enter the National Underwater Robotics Competition  and face-off against some of the brightest minds at MIT. Showing in the Teen Room on the lower level on Monday, Aug. 17. Running time: 83 minutes.

Saturday Dance at the Movies

The next dance-themed series of films being screened are in honor of Bob Fosse, American dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film director and actor. Movies will be screened on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Admission is free. For more information, call the reference desk at 630-5888.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Refresh your driving skills with AARP’s Smart Driver course on Monday, Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The class will teach drivers defensive driving skills, safety strategies and new traffic laws and rules of the road. The class does not include exams. Upon completion of the class, drivers can save up to 10 percent on their car insurance and remove up to four points from their license. Course materials are provided. Please bring lunch and a pen. Class fees are $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Registration is required and space is very limited. Sign up at the reference desk or call 630-5887.

Larchmont Public Library

For regular programs and events, visit larchmontlibrary.org.

Saturday Morning Yoga

Start your day with yoga and learn about its history, philosophy and practice. Instructor Damien Germino guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. Appreciate how to incorporate the exercises and meditations into your daily life to make this year one of contemplation and concentration on centering yourself while finding gratitude and empathy for others. Yoga can have profound positive effects physically when it is practiced regularly as well as provide a foundation for relaxation and spirituality. Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Village Center. No registration required, but please note you will need to bring your own yoga mat or blanket to use on the floor.

Open play mahjong and chess

Start the week off with a game of mahjong or chess. No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own mahjong or chess pieces. Come join the fun and make some new friends. Meets every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless the library is closed.

Heroes Movie Matinee

Hear the true story of a group of young boys who become sports heroes by winning the 1980 Olympics in hockey. The 2004 hockey-themed Disney movie “Miracle” will be screened on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Rated PG. Running time: 136 minutes.

Fairy House Craft Time

Children can create fanciful fairy house structures from a variety of art, natural and recycled materials on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. The purpose of this workshop is to create an opportunity for youngsters to engage in the magic of the realm of fairy and nature in all its wonder. This activity is presented by the Westchester Children’s Museum. To register, visit larchmontlibrary.org/fairy-house-craft-workshop.

Family Time with a therapy dog

Come relax with your family and a therapy dog on Friday, Aug. 21 from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  Children will learn to practice kindness, patience, respect, compassion and good manners with a loving therapy dog. Children and adults will take turns petting the dog, asking questions and sharing stories. For children ages 3 and up and their caregivers. Register online at larchmontlibrary.org/registration-for-therapy-dog-program.

LMCTV

Internship program

LMCTV is offering an internship program for interested and qualified students from neighboring area schools. The program includes training in field and studio television production, development of documentary video and news projects. The program provides training in Final Cut Pro, and creates promotional clips for series shows, station promos and public service announcements. Interns can learn hands-on production techniques by assisting with the production of existing shows.

‘The Local Live!’

Tune in to LMCTV’s hyper local, interactive news show Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. on Cablevision Channel 75, Verizon Channel 36. During the show, join the discussion. Call 381-0150, email thelocallive@lmctv.org or tweet @thelocallive.

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic 

Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPCA of Westchester, 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor. Call 941-2896, Ext. 10 to schedule a required appointment.

Cats and ferrets must be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. No examinations will be given and all pets must be supervised by an adult.

Under New York State law, dogs and cats must receive their first rabies vaccine no later than four months after birth. A second rabies shot must be given within one year of the first vaccine, with additional booster shots given every one or three years after that, depending on the vaccine used. Owners who fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep the vaccinations up-to-date may be fined up to $2,000.

Rabies is a fatal disease that is spread through the bite or saliva of infected animals. Those animals most commonly infected are raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. However, domestic animals such as cats and dogs are also at risk because they can easily contract rabies from wild or stray animals.

A pet that is up-to-date with its rabies vaccinations would only need to get a booster dose of vaccine within five days of the pet’s exposure to a known or suspect rabid animal. Animals not up-to-date with rabies vaccinations would need to be quarantined or potentially euthanized following contact with a rabid or suspect rabid animal.

Senior citizen programs

The Town of Mamaroneck Senior Center operates under the auspices of the Town of Mamaroneck Community Services Office. The center, located at the VFW Lodge Post 1156, 1288 Boston Post Road, is completely accessible with handicapped restroom facilities and ample parking. The center provides a wide variety of recreational, social and educational activities year round, open to seniors 55 and over.

Most activities are free or have a nominal charge. Some classes have a fee for participants. A monthly calendar of events and programs is available at the center and at townofmamaroneck.org/senior-center. The present membership fee is $35. Non-resident members may pay a higher fee for events or trips held outside the center. Identification and proof of residency is required. For membership information and a calendar of events, call activities coordinator Maria Gallagher at 834-8840.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Did you know that every 67 seconds an American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Or that the price tag for this disease, which has no cure, no effective treatment or way in which its course can be slowed, will total $226 billion in the U.S. in 2015 alone? Alzheimer’s affects more people in the U.S. than any of the other top 10 diseases, yet it receives the least financial support.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the single greatest source of funding for research, education and treatment. Please join us and bring your spirit and energy to a walk near you. To locate a walk, for information on how to form a team, join a team, contribute time or make a donation, visit
alz.org/hudsonvalley.

The 2015 walk for Westchester County is taking place on Sunday, Oct. 4, meeting at the White Plains High School, 550 North St., near the Bryant Avenue entrance. Check-in is at 9 a.m., with a welcome and the walk starting at 10 a.m. To sign up, visit alz.org/walk or call 800-272-3900. For more information, contact Terry Kean at 253-6860 or tkean@alz.org.

 

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