Community Briefs

Harrison Public Library events
The Contemporary Watercolors
of Michael Mendel
Michael is a representational watercolorist, painting under the nom de plume of ZEPEL. His paintings focus on everyday objects and activities. He has participated in group exhibitions at The National Arts Club in New York City, The Lyme Art Association in Olde Lyme Conn., Woodstock Arts Fair and The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York City.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see
Art exhibit
Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Melange: Paintings by Norma Foege” at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Aug. 3 to Aug. 30 with an opening reception Aug. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Norma Foege’s passion for painting is reflected in her vivid landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Her technique is a cross between representation and abstraction with a particular fondness for the colorists and impressionists.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see
Save the date. Reading is magic
Closing of the summer reading game on Monday, Aug, 12, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A special magic show for participants in the summer reading game.
Open play at the library
Friday, Aug. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers and children. Make new friends, play, read and have fun. Blocks and preschool LEGOs will be available for the little ones while adults chat.
Board games at the library
Monday, Aug. 5, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the children’s room. Bring a friend or two and play one of our many board games or bring your own.
Summer reading game: Dig into reading
Last chance to report on books!
Monday, Aug. 5, from 3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Children will read books or have someone else read to them. Volunteers will listen or read to children who will then report on the books to earn great prizes, do crafts and have a lot of fun.
Teen summer reading program for ages 13 to 17: Beneath the surface
Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Explore the ancient arts of Palmistry, Tarot, Gemstones, and Numerology
Circle time for tots for ages 0 to 3
Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.
Computer orientation
Thursday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are feeling left behind in this technology-driven world, this class is for you.

Summer programs for children at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
Robert the Guitar Guy
Robert the Guitar guy plays great music, sings songs and has the children use a variety of instruments at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 1 to 6 years.
RuneScape Club
Join the adventure of the Middle Ages with this free online game for Ages 8 and up. Class will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. Please note, there is limited enrollment for this program. Pre-registration is required starting Monday, June 24 by phone 914 939-6710 x 108 or in person.
Pirate School
Ahoy, mateys. Join us on Monday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. with a hilarious swashbuckling show with Pirate School at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

Big Band music at Playland
Swing and sway to the romantic music of the Big Band era played against the backdrop of moonlight streaming across Long Island Sound when the Milt Gerver Orchestra performs on Friday, Aug. 2 on the boardwalk at Playland Park in Rye. Rain date is Aug. 9.

From 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each week, Milt and his orchestra will evoke the nostalgic music of the immortal bandleaders of the 1930s and 40’s, like Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey, accompanied by his professional vocalists. Jive to the lively “In the Mood,” waltz to the beautiful strains of “Moonlight Serenade,” or just sit back and enjoy the music and moonlight.

As an added bonus, you can watch the weekly fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Admission to the Big Band performances on the boardwalk is free. Seating is limited; visitors can bring folding chairs.

Parking is $5 on Friday evening, $1 for senior citizens with a Westchester County Park Pass.

Playland Park is located on Playland Parkway in Rye. Go to or call 914-813-7010.

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 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

Contribute to the 2014 The Feeley Fund
The Eugene J. Feeley Harrison High School, Student Aid Fund, Inc., know as “The Feeley Fund,” has awarded grants to three Harrison High School 2013 graduates: Jennifer Choe, attending SUNY Oneonta, Patricia Jane Geller, attending Georgetown and Sara Purinton, attending Hamilton College. Headed by Christopher Tyler, the Faculty Selection Committee chooses students who are accepted at accredited colleges and are financially eligible.

The Feeley Fund, established in 1967, is a continuation of the Harrison High School Scholarship Fund begun in 1947. Over the past 65 years, 1,180 students have received over $545,000 in financial aid.

Lola Geiger, executive director of The Feeley Fund, ably assisted by Mary Riguzzi, thanks all Harrison residents, parents and faculty for providing the financial assistance for these worthy young people.

Contributions may be sent to The Feeley Fund, 250 Union Avenue, Harrison, N.Y. 10528. The Class of 2014 may obtain information about The Feeley Fund from the Guidance Department of the Harrison High School.

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 NY and CT.
Se habla Español
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8 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
Email:  Web:

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