What’s Going on in Rye 5-9-2014

Rye library events

For more information about programs offered, go to ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3162.

Homework Hub

Teens can take advantage of a brand new homework help program at the Rye Free Reading Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from May 1 through June 24.

NYS certified teachers will be on hand to provide English and math homework assistance to middle and high school students as they work on assignments and prep for AP, regents, or final exams. No sign-up is required.

This program is made possible through the support of the Agatha Durland Foundation and an anonymous donor.

For more information, visit ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3172.

Expanded hours for test takers
at the Rye Library

The Rye Free Reading Room will be offering expanded hours to students as they prep for Regents, AP tests, final exams and any other tests.

Students will be able to take advantage of late night hours—open until 8 p.m.—on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as the usual Tuesdays and Thursdays during the weeks of May 12, June 16 and June 23. Healthy snacks will be provided.

The extended hours are made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.

For more information about the library’s open hours, visit ryelibrary.org or call 914-967-0480.

Mother-daughter tea party

Girls, ages 5 and up, wear your party clothes and bring your mom, grandma or other special lady to a fancy tea party.

Enchanted Wishes Boutique of Port Chester will host the party at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is required; sign up in the children’s room or call 914-231-3162.

This program is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.

New York State
Health Insurance Marketplace

A presentation on the New York State Health Insurance Marketplace will be given on Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m.

Glen Ganaway, an expert on the Affordable Care Act and N.Y. State of Health, which is the health insurance marketplace for N.Y. residents, will talk about the insurance implications for the small business community and for those who are self-employed.

Rye YMCA events

Middle school nights

Grades six through eight,
Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Free for members except
special events, $5 non-members.

Open gym, Xbox, ping pong, foosball and air hockey.

May 10, bungee run; May 17, last middle school night of the season.

Mud Run fun for adults and families

Join the training program for the Oct. 5 Merrell Down and Dirty Obstacle Race in Orchard Beach.

Training will take place June through September, one evening and one Saturday morning per month.

Ages 4 to adult.

Summer camp registration continues

There is still limited space, contact member services for availability.

View the 2014 Camp Guide and registration information at ryeycamp.org.

Folk musicians to play at
the meeting house

Saturday, May 17, at 4 p.m.

John Scardina and Friends, a group of folk musicians, will play at the Rye Meeting House in a program called “Building an Environmental Movement through Music: a Tribute to Pete Seeger and the Clearwater.”

The group performs songs of peace and hope to advance good will in the world. Scardina and his fellow musicians will illustrate how music can inspire environmental activism.

Admission: Free.

Down to Earth Farmers Markets
open Mother’s Day weekend

On opening day, stop by the market manager’s tent to find a treasure trove of materials for creating a card for mom. Paper, glue sticks, glitter, markers and more will be available for artists of all ages.

Down to Earth Farmers Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and food makers who source locally. From this unique combination, you’ll find delicious fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised meats, chicken and eggs; breads and baked goods; pickles; prepared foods to go; fresh dairy items and never-frozen fish—to name just some of the bounty.

Larchmont’s Down to Earth
Farmers Market

Opening Day, Saturday, May 10.

Saturdays through December 13,

from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Metro-North parking lot off of Chatsworth Avenue.

Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market

Opening Day, Sunday, May 11.

Sundays through December 7,

from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In parking lot on Theodore Fremd Avenue, directly behind Purchase Street stores.

Rye Recreation events

Family tingo night

For children in grades one through six and their families.

Friday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Program site: Damiano Recreation Center

Fee: $14 per person

Enjoy a night of fun with the family and Rye Recreation. Play bingo while enjoying a delicious taco dinner. Great food, prizes and fun.

Adventure park ropes course

Ages 12 and up

Tuesday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Program site: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Conn.

Fee: $70 residents only

Enjoy an awesome day with Rye Recreation. We will be taking the Rye Recreation bus to the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Conn. Participants will get

to spend the day climbing on several different rope courses of various levels. Rye Recreation will provide chaperones, transportation and a pizza lunch. Bus leaves Rye Recreation at 9 a.m. sharp and returns at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Wainwright House events

New summer classes

Stand-up paddleboard yoga, vinyasa flow, NIA and basic OiGong. All yoga and movement classes free for an entire year for donor members and 10 percent off all other classes.

“Driving Miss Daisy”

Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m.

Produced by Small Town Theater

Price: $15 members, $18 non-members

Annual spring awakening luncheon

Tuesday, May 20, at noon.

Introducing the Fonrose Wainwright Condit: Heart and Soul Award.

2014 honorees are Dinah and James Howland, Catherine Parker and David Walker, and Patti and Doug Wood.

More information on classes and events at wainwright.org or call 914-967-6080.

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