Rye Community Briefs

New to Rye? Join the Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club
RNNC is a friendly, vibrant, fun-loving community organization serving newcomers and residents alike. Our primary goal is to enrich the lives of our members by providing varied social activities throughout the year, and promoting networking and friendships in the community.
We have all been new to the community and we know how hard the transition can be. RNNC helps makes the transition an easier one. Here is just a sampling of our upcoming events:
October includes our welcome coffee and playgroup sign-up, cocktails on the sound, Halloween children’s party, Lunch Bunch and Ladies’ Book Club.
We would love to have you as a new member, so be sure to check out our website
Please become a member today. Any questions contact the RNNC co-presidents Carol Annett or Carol Pouchie.

Rye library events
Spin a yarn Rye-Library
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join area knitters for a weekly handwork circle.
Like to spin, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, rug hook or do other handwork? The Spin a Yarn group of congenial crafters might be just right for you. Work on your project, meet new friends, chat about techniques and browse our craft books.

Free reading with Freading
Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.

Fun flick at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room invites children age 5 and up to a fun flick showing of “Epic,” rated PG, on Friday, Sept. 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Discover a world beyond your imagination from the creators of “Ice Age” and “Rio.” For more information about this and other programs for children, go to or call 914-231-3162.

Storytelling guild
Join adult story lovers at monthly meetings to share traditional and personal tales and trade tips on storytelling techniques. The Rye Storytellers’ Guild meets at the Rye library on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6 p.m. Each meeting is loosely arranged around a theme which, on Oct. 1, will be “1913 in Your Family’s Life” in commemoration of the library building’s 1913 opening. Listeners, as well as tellers, are always welcome. For more information, call 914-231-3161 or visit

Excel workshop at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room is offering an Excel II: Beyond the Basics workshop in the Raho Technology Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Microsoft Excel is the spreadsheet program most in use today. This workshop presents employing it to set up spreadsheets with frequently-used mathematical formulas. Formatting, sorting, and printing selected data cells will be covered as well as shortcuts such as auto fill. Basic computer knowledge is required. There is no advance sign-up to take the class. Call 914-231-3161 or go to for more information.

Friday fun at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room’s Friday Fun Club for children age 5 and up will present a “Fall Into Fall” program of stories and a craft on Oct.11 at 3:30 p.m. For more information about these and other programs for children, go to or call 914-231-3162.

Rye Historical Society events
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The Rye Historical Soc­iety is pleased to announce a three-part WWII film series in connection with its curre­nt exhibit “Rye In World War II.” The showings will take place on three consecutive Sundays in September from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Square House Museum at 1 Purchase St.
in Rye.
Hosting the series will be Ted M. Levine, longtime Rye resident and film instructor at Iona College. A guest speaker will introduce each film with brief remarks about the military front, women in the war, and undertakings on the home front. World War II vintage-style refreshments will be served at each showing.
Sept. 29: “Lifeboat”
Host Ted Levine will speak about what was happening on the home front.
The program cost is $5 for each showing or $10 for the 3-part series payable at the door. Admission is free to all veterans and active military service personnel. Seating is limited so pre-registration is recommended. Call the Rye Historical Society at 914-967-7588 for reservations.
The Square House Museum, located at 1 Purchase St. in Rye is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 914-967-7588 or visit our website

Girls Night Out: The Nifty Fifties
Get ready to rock n’ roll as Girls Night Out at the Square House returns. On Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Rye Historical Society presents another entertaining evening with a look back at the “Nifty Fifties.” From the baby boom and suburban boom, to Marilyn Monroe, rock n’ roll, and the golden age of television, come to explore this fascinating time from a woman’s perspective‑through fashion, photographs and, yes, even a bit of music. A selection of 1950s era clothing and accessories from the society’s collection will be on view for the evening.
The 1950s were a decade marked by rapid expansion of the middle-class, development of suburbs, and an increased availability of consumer goods. Yet, it was also a time in which society viewed a woman’s primary role as wife, mother, and homemaker. How this affected women, and laid the groundwork for the events of the 1960s, will be discussed. The cost for the program is $20 for members; $30 non-members. Reserva­tio­ns are suggested and can be made by calling the Rye Historical Society at 914-967-7588.
Located at 1 Purchase St. in Rye, the Square Hou­se Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call 914-967-7588 or visit our website

Rye Arts Center eventsRye-Arts-Center
Pre-K creative kids, extend your pre-k day
Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Sept. 27 to May 12.
The Rye Arts Center is proud to offer preschool students the chance to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the arts. Create a well-balanced, extended day for your child by having the RAC staff walk them to and from their local participating school. Upon arriving at The Rye Arts Center, students will participate in classes in our Performing Arts Room, gallery, children’s art studio, ceramics studio and dance studio.
Please contact the RAC to inquire about registering for the program. An information packet is available which provides full detail on the program.
Monday/Friday mornings: 9:15 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Painters on location
Join The Rye Arts Center to celebrate the scenic beauty of Rye as we bring more than 40 professional artists together for a one-day paint-out. Painters create picturesque landscapes during the day. Meet the artists and bid on the wet masterpieces in a live auction that evening, Sept. 28.

Rising artists program for teens
The Rye Arts Center’s brand new program for teens this fall, specially designed to mentor teens interested in exploring careers in creative fields. The program, aka R.A.P. @ RAC, is designed to expose teens to careers in fields such as advertising, digital animation, filmmaking, journalism, publishing, media arts, photography, fashion, illustration, music, performing arts and more. The semester-long program will include access to guest speakers plus hands-on studio time in The RAC’s painting, ceramics, and digital arts studios as well as the darkroom, one of only a few still available in the area, where photos are developed using traditional methods.

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