Community Briefs

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 July 19 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

Tuckahoe Library events
Join Miss Ellen for stories, songs and rhymes especially for babies.
Open to ages birth to two years
Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Aug. 1 and 8
Registration is required.
Preschool storytime
Join Miss Ellen for stories and songs for 2 to 6 year olds.
Fridays at 11 a.m.
Aug. 2 and 9
Registration is required
Children’s book club
We pick the type of book, you pick the actual book. Bring your favorite book and share it with the group. Maybe you will find a new favorite.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to ages 5 to 10 years.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Events at the Lutheran Church
Prayer services
Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.
Future prayer service will be held on Aug. 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Good News Christian Coffee House
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, when Bob Stanhope will take center stage. The Coffee House opens at 7 p.m. with gourmet coffee and pastries, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Children $3, ages 5 to 12.

Summer art classes at Greenburgh Nature Center
Enjoy a five-class series of art instruction. Learn, explore and create in the beautiful outdoor setting of the nature center. Students work independently and in groups, learning to use a variety of basic supplies, as well as simple sketching, painting and more. Each class focuses on a new technique, ranging from landscapes to portraits, cartoons to still-lifes. Instructor Jake Hurwitz is a fun, outgoing and experienced art teacher who relates well with young students.
Session Dates:
Saturdays to Aug. 10
Sundays to Aug. 11
Class Times:
Group 1, ages 7 to 10:
Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 2, ages 7 to 10:
Sundays 10 a.m. to noon
Group 3, ages 11 to 14 plus:
Saturdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes run for two hours and are held outdoors, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class held indoors.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required online. See website to register and pay. Classes start promptly, so please arrive on time. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity.
Session Fee, which covers five classes and all supplies:
Members $150
Non-members $175

The Town of Eastchester presents: Summer Sounds 2013 concert series
On the great lawn at Eastchester Town Hall
All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Streets of the Bronx
Rain date: Aug. 8
Sponsored by Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps-EVAC
Whether they are playing R&B, classic rock, 50’s, Latin, swing, or reggae, for the past 15 years, the band has enjoyed entertaining audiences of all ages with their brand of “good time” dance and party music
Bob Larro Orchestra
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Rain date: Aug. 15 Sponsored by Tri-Crest Realty

Bob Larro and his band will perform timeless songs from Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and many more. Enjoy nostalgic songs of the 40’s and 50’s, Motown and disco hits from the 60’s and 70’s and the contemporary sounds of today. An evening of great music and fun.

Mall walk double feature: Chair yoga and holistic nutrition
Two local professionals will introduce seniors to some innovative forms of exercise and nutrition on Friday, Aug. 2, at The Westchester in White Plains as part of the Mall Walk program.

Armonk’s Alka Kaminer is a registered yoga therapist and a certified chair yoga instructor who will introduce participants to the health benefits of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, which encourages health and fitness for the physically fit as well as those with physical challenges.

Jyoti Tewani, a Pleasantville-based health coach and graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City will discuss holistic nutrition.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. at the food court on Level 4. Admission and parking are free for members of the mall walk program.

Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, this program offers year-round indoor health walking at The Westchester on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. To join, sign up at the horse fountain plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level 2, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program.

Go to or call 914-231-4645.

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 N.Y. and Conn.
Se habla Español
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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

“Rise of the Guardians” to be screened at Saxon Woods Pool
Westchester County Parks’ 2013 Family Film Frenzy series concludes with “Rise of the Guardians” (2012–PG) on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains. Rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The after-hours festivities offer an outdoor movie and swimming. The park opens at 7 p.m.; movie begins at sundown. Bring your own picnic or purchase food at the concession stand. Bring blankets and chairs for seating.

Admission is $5 per person; free for children under age 5 and includes movie only. A Westchester County Park Pass is not required for admission to the event. Admission wristbands go on sale the day of the event and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Please note that swimming is permitted during daylight hours only.

Saxon Woods Pool is located at 1800 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.

Go to or call 914-864-PARK.

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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