Eastchester Community Briefs

Bronxville Library events
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Andrea Montalbano’s “Vee Caught Offside”
Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Bronxville’s own super soccer star turned writer, Andrea Montalbano, will present her latest book. “Vee” is nook number two in the popular Soccer Sister series, following last year’s “Lily Out of Bounds.”
Montalbano, a former captain of the Harvard Women’s Soccer Team, captures the spirit and emotions of girls sports while also conveying important life lessons for young girls through her fiction.
This book is appropriate for ages 8 and up, but all are welcome. Book signing and refreshments follow reading.
This event is made possible with the generous support of the FOBPL.

Salute to Seniors Day
Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to noon
A community-wide celebration as part of International Active Aging Week, Sept. 22 to 28.
Seniors/Speeders are invited for a matinee with the Bronxville senior citizen at 2 p.m. for the movie “Quartet.” 99 minutes, PG-13.

Oktoberfest for kids at the library
Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pretzels, root beer, apple cider and donuts. Cider relay race, pass the pumpkin, polka freeze dance, German chocolate cupcake decorating and more.

Kitten and cat adoption day
Saturday, Sept. 28, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Petco of Hartsdale, 324 N. Central Ave., 914-834-6955

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.

Hounds on the Sound
Join us for our fifth annual dog walk at Glen Island Park. Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the animals of the New Rochelle Humane Society and Pet Rescue of Larchmont with a portion of the profits to go to the Mt. Vernon Shelter. For more information, to register as a walker, to become a sponsor or donor, to register as a vendor or to make a donation please visit our website:

Assumption School reunion
Calling all Assumption School in Tuckahoe alumni for a reunion to be held on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Alumni mass will be held at The Church of the Assumption in Tuckahoe at 7 p.m. followed by a reunion of all classes at 7:30 p.m. at the Father Fata Church Hall. Please contact Maria Alfonzetti Cocucci, Lee Mirra Perini or Maria Cocchiarella Castellano at or join our Facebook page, “Assumption School Reunion Tuckahoe” for more information.

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Tarantella & Karaoke Night with Mariuccia Romano
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m.
“Tarantella Anyone?” Ever wish you really knew how to tarantella? Want to be ready for that next wedding? Do you love everything Italian and long to experience the culture first hand? This is your chance. “Ballando Con le Stelle.” Join in as we learn to tarantella, and other Italian folk dances and have fun singing Italian songs that will make you happy. You don’t need a partner. A program for all ages. Light reception will follow.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $20, mon-members $30

Evening film: “Ricordati di Me (Remember Me)”
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Winner of three Nastro d’Argento Prizes, the movie revolves around the Ristuccia family, an apparently normal and close-knit middle-class family. All of the family members however are hiding something. Carlo, the head of the family, would like to become a writer rather than continue working in an insurance company. Giulia, his wife, is a professor of literature who aspires to become an actress. Paolo is an insecure teenager having trouble finding his identity and Valentina desires to become a television showgirl at any cost. This silence is broken when Carlo meets his old love Alessia, with whom he starts an extra-marital affair. As a result, Giulia falls into total despair, destroying the family’s balance and losing control over their children.
In Italian with English subtitles. 125 minutes.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $20, non-members $25

Culinary presentation: Pasta: The long & the short of it
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Talk and tasting by Francine Segal.
Pasta—hands-down Italy’s most famous food—comes in hundreds of shapes and is served in thousands of ways. Join Francine Segan, author of “Pasta Modern,” for an amusing talk on its tantalizing history, interesting regional dishes, and what’s cutting edge in Italy today. Learn about Felicetti and Garofalo, two of Italy’s most renowned pasta companies. Talk includes tastings of several pasta dishes, free box of Felicetti and Garofalo pasta for each guest, how to pick the best dried pasta, the perfect way to boil pasta, pasta lover’s tour of Italy, trivia contest with prizes about modern & antique pasta making equipment.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $15, non-members $25

Intimate conversations with contemporary authors
“Lemons into Limoncello: from Loss to Personal Renaissance with the Zest of Italy” by Dr. Raleen D’Agostino Mautner
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 1 p.m.
Author, columnist, radio personality, and self-help specialist Dr. Raeleen D’Agostino Mautner advocates preserving Italian lifestyle traditions as the road to physical and emotional well-being. She is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, behaviorist, and former stress-reduction interventionist at Yale University. She is author of “Living la Dolce Vita: Bring the Passion, Laughter, and Serenity of Italy into Your Daily Life.”
Her latest book, “Lemons into Limoncello: From Loss to Personal Renaissance with the Zest of Italy” is meant to help readers ease recovery ad renewal their lives after experiencing personal loss, change, or major life transition—with the zest of simple Italian pleasures.
Suggested donation $10. Registration is required.
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, NY 10707, 914-771-8700

“[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.

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