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 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

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, 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

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:
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
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
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
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,

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
Free; no registration necessary
Questions? Contact Anna at:
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
Phone: 914-939-1180

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.

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 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 to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming insurance reduction/point reduction class dates.

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