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Harrison Public Library events
Volunteers wanted
Volunteer at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, as a conversation group leader for non-native English speakers. Volunteers should have an interest in meeting people from other cultures, and the ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming and encouraging manner.

Required Skills:
-Strong commitment to helping people.
-A friendly and approachable manner.
-Ability to get along with a diverse group of people.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Second language is a plus.

Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one to two hours per week, for a period of at least six months.

No prior experience necessary, guidelines will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Galina Chernykh, Library Director at

Open play at the library
Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.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.

For ages 3 to 5, Monday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will delight all with great stories.
Board games at the library
Monday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the Children’s Room.
Hadassah film festival presents: “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea”
Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:45 p.m. You may bring a bag dinner. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

LEGO hour
Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. All ages welcome to come and play with the library’s collection. Make new friends and have fun.

Circle time for tots
For ages 0 to 3. Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.

Medicare Seminar
Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. The ins and outs of Medicare for seniors. Dennis Barlotta from the Westchester Benefit Group will cover Medicare Part A hospital coverage; Medicare Part B doctors, services & supplies; Medicare Part C Medicare advantage plans and Medicare Part D Medicare prescription drug plans. The Medicare enrollment periods will also be discussed.

Craft program
Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. All children welcome to join us to make a fun take-home craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Special program for special friends
Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Kick-off event for sensory friendly programs at the library. Turtle Dance Music presents an inclusive, interactive music show. Open to all, but particularly appropriate for children on the autism spectrum. Matt Mazur leads children and caregivers through 45 minutes of participatory movement based songs. Children can try out different instruments throughout the show.
Teens celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week
Friday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Come talk about your generation’s books and appear in a short video about what makes them important to you.

Computer Orientation
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. If you’re feeling left behind in this technology-oriented world, this one-hour class is for you.

Westchester nature center events
Friday, Sept. 20
Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297
River Lovers Autumn Pot Luck Supper
6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join this organization that acts as an advocacy group for the Hudson River. Go to
Saturday, Sept. 21
Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers, 914-968-5851

Hawk Watch
10 a.m. Scan the skies for migrating birds of prey along the Hudson River flyway with members of Hudson River Audubon.
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7377

Nature Games for Kids
10 a.m. Kids can have fun learning about and experiencing nature through games.
Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005

Quarry Makers
1 p.m.
A hike to re-visualize the landscape before it underwent transformations to serve New York City.
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye, 914-835-4466

Fall Foliage Find
2 p.m.
A hike to view the changing colors of the fall landscape.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye, 914-835-4466

Fall Shelter Building
2 p.m. Learn how to construct a life-size shelter using only materials found in nature.
For more information, go to or call 914-864-PARK.

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Visions of Air and Water”
Paintings by David W. Coffin at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Sept. 13 to Oct. 4.
In Coffin’s words: “Air and water in my art, just as in nature, create never ending surprises and abstractions of color, shape and pattern. As such, my direct painting approach is intuitive resulting in abstract images and forms that unfold gradually and suggest ongoing direction.”

Education and professional history: bachelor of architecture; licensed architect; Syracuse University adjunct professor, Department of Design; Art therapy volunteer, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women; drawing, sculpture and painting studies at Maine College of Art, Portland; The Carving Studio, W. Rutland, Vt.; Haystack, Mountain School of Crafts, Maine.; Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Conn.; Dellatolas Marble Sculpture Studio, Tinos, Greece; member, Reilly League of Artists, White Plains; numerous exhibitions in Westchester.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see

The Harrison Players: 50 Years and We’re Still Here! The Harrison Players FolliesHarrison-Players
Normally, reaching 50 is somewhat of an average event, but for a community theater group, it is a major accomplishment. The Harrison Players, Inc. was founded in 1963 as a non-profit group and has produced many shows, including numerous big musicals, dramas and comedies such as Fiddler, “The Music Man,” and “Plaza Suite,” as well as mysteries, children’s shows and musical revues. To celebrate their anniversary year, The Harrison Players is presenting an evening of entertainment at Stepinac High School in White Plains on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at 8 pm. It will feature more than 40 past and present members singing and dancing selections from shows throughout the group’s history. Directed by Anthony J. Valbiro and musically directed by Donna Cribari, the show will be followed by a champagne and dessert reception. The ticket price is $30, which includes the show and reception. Tickets can be purchased by calling 914-937-8427, or by visiting:

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