Community Briefs

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

Golfers are invited to participate
in county tournaments 2013
Westchester County-owned golf courses host a variety of tournaments that are open to the public during the season. Golfers are invited to contact the golf course for information and entry forms.
The following are the remaining tournaments for the 2013 season:
Senior Women’s Championship
Wednesday, Aug. 28, Maple Moor Golf Course,
James Marotta Senior Men’s Championship
Wednesday, Sept. 4, Dunwoodie Golf Course, 914-231-3490
John Paonessa Memorial Pro-Am
Wednesday, Sept. 25, Mohansic Golf Course, 914-862-5283
Information on Golf Westchester is available at golf.westchestergov.com

Westchester nature center events
Saturday, Sept. 7
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye
Where are the Warblers?
7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars to seek out these lively, energetic feathered friends.
Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers
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
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
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
Through a hand lens clearly
2 p.m. A hike to look for things high and low through the different habitats.
For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-PARK.

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

ArtsFest in New Rochelle
ArtsFest returns on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day, reaching beyond New Rochelle’s borders this year to include venues in Pelham.

Among the weekend’s highlights will be an antique car show, a behind-the-scenes tour of world-renowned pop artist Charles Fazzino’s studio, free performances at the PAC House Theater, and a celebration of African dance and drums at Lincoln Park.

Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, ArtsFest highlights the variety of arts and arts venues in New Rochelle, with art exhibits, programs and activities that give both visitors and residents alike a window into the city’s rich cultural and artistic diversity. Building on the success of previous Arts Fest festivals, the weekend-long celebration will include art installations in traditional spaces as well as downtown windows, tours of artist’s studios, live music, great food, exciting performances, eclectic shopping and a free Culture Trolley providing hop-on/hop-off transportation to the activities taking place in public and private cultural institutions throughout the city.

In addition there will be performances at spaces around the city. For a complete calendar of venues and events visit www.newrochellearts.org.

Hounds on the Sound
Join us for our fifth annual dog walk at Glen Island Park. Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the animals of the New Rochelle Humane Society and Pet Rescue of Larchmont with a portion of the profits to go to the Mt. Vernon Shelter. For more information, to register as a walker, to become a sponsor or donor, to register as a vendor or to make a donation please visit our website: http://www.houndsonthesound.com.

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