Harrison Community Briefs

Harrison Public Library events
Volunteers wantedHarrison-Public-Library
Volunteer at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., as a conversation group leader for non-native English speakers. Volunteers should have an interest in meeting people from other cultures, and the ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming and encouraging manner.
Required Skills:
-Strong commitment to helping people.
-A friendly and approachable manner.
-Ability to get along with a diverse group of people.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Second language is a plus.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one to two hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
No prior experience necessary, guidelines will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact
Galina Chernykh, library director at

Arts and crafts for special needs kids ages 3 to 5
Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for an arts and crafts program specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other special needs. Have fun and make new friends. Families and caregivers participation is encouraged and needed. Sign up is required. Limited to 10 families. Siblings are welcome.

Free practice tests for college-bound students
Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Here is your chance to try a practice SAT or ACT before the real thing. The tests come with detailed score reports highlighting your personal strengths and weaknesses. Both the exams and the reports are free of charge. Limited space. Register at or by phone at 914-835-0324. Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

Dinner and a movie
Saturday, Sept. 28. Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., then watch “The Great Gatsby” at the library beginning at 7:30 p.m. Receive 20 percent off your dinner bill, cash only. Dress 1920s style; best-dressed male and female win a prize. Reservations required by Sept. 27, Call Trattoria Vivolo 914-835-6199.

Film movement series
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. “Three Worlds,” a 2012 film in French and Moldovan with English subtitles. One night, Al commits a hit-and-run and is urged to leave the scene of the crime by his two friends. The next day, he decides to go to the hospital to inquire anonymously about his victim. The entire accident was witnessed by Juliette, who not only called 911, but also helped to contact the victim’s wife whom she decides to help and keep company at the hospital. Things get complicated when romantic feelings ignite between Juliette and Al.

For ages 3 to 5. Monday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will delight all with great stories.

Board games
Monday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the children’s room.

Hadassah film festival
Monday, Sept. 30 at 6:45 p.m. “The Other Son,” a 2012 film in French with English subtitles. A moving and provocative tale of two young men‑one Israeli, the other Palestinian‑who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective families. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Feel free to bring a bag dinner.

Circle time for tots
For ages 0 to 3. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.

Free introductory guitar classes (attendees must bring their own guitars)
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. for children ages 6 and older and at 7:30 p.m. for adults and teens. Guitar lessons with Dr. Jason Priset, a musical educator and performer. Dr. Priset holds a doctorate of musical arts from Stony Brook University in guitar performance.

Meet the author: Kevin Egan
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Kevin Egan will speak about the art of mystery writing. His latest book, “Getting to Midnight,” is a noirish tale set mostly in the iconic New York County Courthouse in lower Manhattan. It is his sixth novel. Kevin is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers.

Computer orientation
Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. If you are feeling left behind in this technology-driven world, this class is for you.

Tail-waggin’ tutor
Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Calling all kids. Come read to Angie, the therapy dog. Dogs don’t mind if you make mistakes.

Viva Verdi
Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, we honor his musical genius with a delightful selection of beloved arias and duets from his famous operas performed by Allegro Singers. Inna Leytush, founder and music director of Allegro Singers, will accompany guest soloists on the piano.

“[title of show]” at the Westchester Sandbox TheaterSandbox-Theater1
Who says four chairs and a keyboard don’t make a musical? The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is out to prove that such a combination makes a funny, whimsical and completely off-beat musical called “[title of show].”
Featuring a terrific quartet of local theater performers, this musical is like no other you’ve ever seen. It tells the story of two out-of-work actors who set out to write a musical about…well, writing a musical. And through their journey, they are able to reach for their dreams and make friendships that will last forever. Eight performances only, so don’t miss it. “[title of show]” runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 12: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 914-630-0804 for information about group rates. Tickets may be purchased online at The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Visions of Air and Water”Harrison-Players
Paintings by David W. Coffin at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Sept. 27 to Oct. 4.
In Coffin’s words: “Air and water in my art, just as in nature, create never ending surprises and abstractions of color, shape and pattern. As such, my direct painting approach is intuitive resulting in abstract images and forms that unfold gradually and suggest ongoing direction.”
Education and professional history: bachelor of architecture; licensed architect; Syracuse University adjunct professor, Department of Design; Art therapy volunteer, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women; drawing, sculpture and painting studies at Maine College of Art, Portland; The Carving Studio, W. Rutland, Vt.; Haystack, Mountain School of Crafts, Maine; Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Conn.; Dellatolas Marble Sculpture Studio, Tinos, Greece; member, Reilly League of Artists, White Plains; numerous exhibitions in Westchester.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see

Adult tennis lessons
The Harrison Recreation Department will offer two sessions of five tennis lessons for adults at the Harrison High School courts on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Session II classes begin Oct 19 or 20. Beginner and advanced classes available. Maximum of four students per class. Beginner class $150, advanced class $225. Contact Sollazzo Center, 270 Harrison Ave. at 914-670-3179 or Leo Mintzer Community Center, 251 Underhill Ave., Harrison.

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