Community Briefs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five-hour pre-licensing class
Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck, N.Y. has the 5-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m, Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. This class is required by New York State for new drivers before they can take their road test. Please call 914-381-4500 or visit our web site at formulaonedrivingschool.com to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming insurance reduction/point reduction class dates.

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

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

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

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

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