Community Briefs

New Rochelle Public Library events
Music and Movement with Nora Maher
For children ages 12 months to 35 months, meets Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 29, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the main library, and from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at HCL. The fun-filled introduction to songs, finger-plays and games is on a drop-in basis.

Nursery rhyme time
A joyful blend of stories, songs and finger plays for children ages 12 months to 24 months and their parent or caregiver is held on a drop-in basis at the main library every Friday, Sept. 27 to Nov. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., and at HCL every Monday, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18 (except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11), from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
3, 4, & 5’s story time and craft
Drop-in sessions that involve seasonal and picture book themes that inspire fun stories, songs, and a take-home craft for children ages three to five years. Parents may choose one of two sessions at the main library: Mondays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18 (except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11), from 10 a.m. to 10:45 am, or Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Nov. 21, from 2 a.m to 2:45 p.m.; or between two sessions at HCL: Tuesdays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. or Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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 is the remaining tournament for the 2013 season:
John Paonessa Memorial Pro-Am
Wednesday, Sept. 25, Mohansic Golf Course, 914-862-5283

Information on Golf Westchester is available at
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
At Home on the Sound event
Retired television producer and writer Don Epstein, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, will relate humorous personal reminiscences of his 40-plus years in the industry in a talk hosted by At Home on the Sound on Oct. 16. His work brought him in close contact with so many TV and film stars that he can give his talk the reverse title “Celebrities Who Have Known Me.”

Among the many past and present celebrities with whom Epstein has worked are Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Peter Ustinov, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. “Working with them toward a mutual goal of putting on the best show possible, you get to know them in a way the public seldom can,” he said.

At Home on the Sound is a service organization for individuals 60 and up who live independently in the area. Epstein’s talk is free and open to the public at St. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room at 3:30 p.m.
The officers and members of the Maybelle Chapter 18, Order Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation cordially invite to the celebrate at their luncheon for our 101st anniversary at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the beautiful Juliano’s, 700 Main St. in New Rochelle. The keynote speaker will be Dorian R. Glover and the luncheon will honor Jerrice Duckette Epps, deputy director of the Westchester Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, CEO and founder of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers.
Ticket donation is $70 per person. For more information, please call 914-633-7246 or
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