What’s Going On In Eastchester 1-10-2014

Tuckahoe Library events

Babytime

Join Miss Ellen for stories, songs and rhymes especially for babies.

Open to ages birth to two years.

Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Jan. 16, 23 and 30

Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Registration is required.

Tuckahoe Public Library

71 Columbus Avenue Tuckahoe

914-961-2121

www.tuckahoelibrary.org.

Kids book club

Bring your favorite book and share it with the group. Maybe you will find a new favorite, too.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Open to ages 5 to 10 years

Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Tuckahoe Public Library

71 Columbus Ave.

914-961-2121

www.tuckahoelibrary.org.

Paws & Tales: Therapy dogs in the library

Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m.

Join us and give beginning readers the chance to practice reading their favorite tale aloud to a furry, friendly therapy dog. All dogs certified and registered through The Good Dog Foundation. Story-loving dogs will be available for 10-minute reading sessions. Registration is required

 

Bronxville Library events

Borrow a Kindle today

BPL Kindles are pre-loaded with content, no downloading necessary. New titles will be added monthly. 14-day borrowing period. Bronxville library cardholders only. Kindles have been provided through the generous support of the Friends of Bronxville Public Library.

Download e-books from the library for free

Do you own an iPad, Kindle, Nook, or tablet? Download ebooks and audio books directly to your laptop, PC, tablet, mp3 player, or smartphone. Download ebooks using a token system.

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.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center events

Exhibit: Presepio Napoletano

Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St. Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita from the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in Naples at that time. Today, many artisans are dedicated to the craft of creating handmade figures for presepi. Presepio Napoletano represents our rich cultural and spiritual traditions. It portrays a bustling village located at the base of Mount Vesuvius. The landscape is handcrafted in wood, cork and paper mache. The figures are made of terra cotta, hemp and wire, many of which stand more than a foot tall.

Exhibit on view: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, through Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

Exhibit Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Hours subject to change.

For more information or to schedule a guided tour or group visit please call 914-771-8700.

Suggested donation: adults $10, children 18 years of age and under $5.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center

One Generoso Pope Place

Tuckahoe, NY 10707

914-771-8700

Wiccny.org

 

The Community Fund accepting 2014 grant applications

The Community Fund of Bronxville, East-chester, Tuckahoe, Inc. is currently accepting 2014 grant applications from qualified applicants. Applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, for consideration.

Social service agencies or groups serving the health, education and welfare needs of residents in the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe, the Town of Eastchester and the areas located in the 10708 zip code are invited to apply. Funding is determined based on a number of factors, including community needs, distribution of existing services, impact on the community, population served, quality of administration/service, collaboration and financial condition.

The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Inc.’s mission is to provide funding and support for local agencies and non-profit groups serving the health, education and welfare needs of residents in the Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe community.

For more information about The Community Fund’s annual grant application yimetable, policies and procedures, or to download the 2014 grant application, please log onto The Community Fund Website at www.thecommunityfund.org or contact the office at 914-337-8808.

Pelham Arts Center Events

Winter classes

Registration began Monday, Dec. 9 for Pelham Art Center’s Winter 2014 semester, scheduled for Jan. 6 to March 22. Registration for classes and workshops is ongoing throughout the term. Families, adults and children can choose from a variety of classes and workshops running morning, afternoon, evening and on weekends. Pelham Art Center Members receive 10 percent off classes. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are available. The winter catalog can be found on the art center’s website, pelhamartcenter.org/education, or call 914-738-2525 x111 to request one by mail or email. Students may register online, in person, by mail, email, phone or fax. Pelham Art Center administrative hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While your kids are having fun, they are also improving social and motor skills, personal expression, visual communication and application for digital skills. Statistics show that children involved in the arts improve academically. PAC instructors are great teachers, as well as professional artists in their associated mediums–so inspiring children, youth and adults alike comes naturally. Learn about some of examples of classes:

New youth classes include:

Art Around the World, flash animation, comics, digital photography, rainbow loom, making “reality TV” and Performing Poets

Popular youth classes include:

Music recording, ceramics (pottery/wheel throwing) & sculpture, cartooning, mixed media, game design, industrial design, digital fashion design, creative writing and much, much more.

New continuing courses for adults include:

Collage, millinery workshop, iMovie, writers circle, Explore and Enhance Your Creativity Workshop, pointed pen calligraphy corkshop

Popular continuing courses for adults include:

Ceramics in the a.m. or p.m., collage, memoir writing, digital photography and Simply Watercolor, just to name a few.

For more information, or to register for our summer workshops and classes, stop by the office, or call 914-738-2525 x111. You can visit our website www.pelhamartcenter.org. Need-based scholarships are available to all students who qualify.

Shop for fresh produce all winter long

Westchester residents will be able to buy farm-fresh local produce, cheeses and other dairy products, meats, baked goods and wine directly from farmers and producers at the indoor farmers market to be held on the last Sunday of each month from November through March, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Dates are Sundays Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s market will consist of a variety of vendors who are farmers and food producers, all from the tri-state area. And, to tempt shoppers and to help them make selections, vendors will offer samples of their foods.

To add to the fun, each month will feature live entertainment provided by local musicians from the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot is $5.

The farmers market is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Ave. in White Plains.

For a list of vendors, go to countycenter.biz.

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