Mamaroneck Community briefs

Mamaroneck Public Library events
Clearance saleMamaroneck-Public-Library
Come check out the books and DVDs for sale on the lower level of the Mamaroneck Library.
All childrens books: $.50 each or 3 for $1
All paperback books: $.50 each
Hardcover books: $1 each or 3 for $2
Music CDs: $.25 each
Videos: $.75 each
DVDs: $1 each
Art Books: $5 each
Please pay at the check-out desk on first floor.
Clearance sale on the first day of every month: Everything 50 percent off. Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Dec. 2, until further notice.
To volunteer at the book sale, please contact John Hofstetter at 914-698-4789.
Mamaroneck Public Library
136 Prospect Ave. Mamaroneck, 10543

Meet author Lisa Fantino
Oct. 6, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who couldn’t wait to tell the world her story. Her parents bought her a typewriter and tape recorder for her third Christmas and so it began. NBC, CBS, 1010 WINS, WRKI and many more stations and networks all gave her airtime. She even produced her own celebrity chat show along the way, chatting with everyone from Bon Jovi, Robert Plant and Bono to Walter Cronkite, Yogi Berra and several world leaders.
Her mother gave her wings, her father a foundation, and somewhere along the way, attorney and author Lisa Fantino traveled the world, losing her heart and soul in Italy and finding herself along the way. The result is “Amalfi Blue: Lost and found in the south of Italy.” It’s a book of passion, l’amore and lessons of life learned while living la vita bella in Italy.
This free program will be held in the community coom of the Mamaroneck Library. All welcome. Signed copies of books will be available for purchase. To contact the author,

Larchmont Public Library events
Leaping Literature with Naomi Hill
Ages 4-6.
Monday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m.
The very popular former principal of Central School is back for more fun at the library. Join her for an interactive and movement based storytime. Registration not required.

Big Truck Day
All Ages.
Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Children of all ages are invited to climb on and clamber over the biggest and coolest trucks provided by the Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont. Come to the parking lot behind the library to participate in the fun. Rain will cancel the program, but it will be held drizzle or shine. Registration not required.

Scarecrow Festival registration underway
Registration is now underway for the third annual Larchmont Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library. To participate in this year’s festival, registration must be completed by Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration can be done online at or by picking up an entry form at the library.
The annual Scarecrow Festival is a unique event in which participants purchase a metal frame on which to create their scarecrow. In addition to a nominal registration fee—$5 for members of the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library and $10 for non-members—the scarecrow frame costs $20. Once each participant has their frame, the real fun begins, decorating.
The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library have set aside two days to pick up the frame and decorate: Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to come to the library to pick up the frame and begin the decoration process, and Friday, Oct. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be materials and craft supplies available for those participating to use. The completed scarecrows will be displayed on the front lawn of the library, where they will be displayed from Saturday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 26.

“[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.

Five-hour pre-licensing class
Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 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.

Women’s Club meeting
The next meeting of the Evening Section of the Woman’s Club of Mamaroneck will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, 504 Cortlandt Ave. in Mamaroneck. The guest speaker will be former mayor and author, Paul Noto. Anyone interested in joining the club, contact the membership chair at 698-9364.

At Home on the Sound eventAt-Home-on-the-Sound
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.

Center for Continuing Education’s fall programs approachContinuing-Education
The Center for Continuing Education’s fall program begins the first week of October. Register for classes now to avoid the disappointment of a class being filled or cancelled. The full catalog features a broad range of course offerings, including computer training, writing and literature, art, fitness, cooking, foreign languages, finance and much more. New trips are featured this fall; a food-tasting ramble in New York City’s Greenwich Village and SoHo on Oct. 17 and a visit to the Dia: Beacon Museum and lunch at the Culinary Institute on Dec. 6. For the first time, the center is offering online classes for those who prefer to learn at their convenience in their home or office. Partnering with ed2go, the industry leader in online learning for adults, you’ll take classes on your own computer, offering you a flexible and convenient way to learn. To register for all classes, visit or call 914-698-9126 for more information.

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