What’s going on in Rye

New to Rye? Join the Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club
Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club is a friendly, vibrant, fun-loving community organization serving newcomers and residents alike. Our primary goal is to enrich the lives of our members by providing varied social activities throughout the year, and promoting networking and friendships in the community.

We have all been new to the community and we know how hard the transition can be. RNNC helps makes the transition an easier one. Here is just a sampling of our upcoming events:

October includes our welcome coffee and playgroup sign-up, cocktails on the sound, Halloween children’s party, Lunch Bunch and Ladies’ Book Club.

We would love to have you as a new member, so be sure to check out our website www.ryenewcomersclub.net.

Please become a member today. Any questions contact the RNNC co-presidents Carol Annett or Carol Pouchie. carol.rnnc@gmail.com or

Puppy and dog meet and greet
Sunday, Oct. 6
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Glen Island Park
Pelham Road
New Rochelle

Rye library events
Spin a yarn
Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join area knitters for a weekly handwork circle.
Like to spin, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, rug hook or do other handwork? The Spin a Yarn group of congenial crafters might be just right for you. Work on your project, meet new friends, chat about techniques and browse our craft books.
Free reading with Freading
Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.
Excel workshop at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room is offering an Excel II: Beyond the Basics workshop in the Raho Technology Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Microsoft Excel is the spreadsheet program most in use today. This workshop presents employing it to set up spreadsheets with frequently-used mathematical formulas. Formatting, sorting, and printing selected data cells will be covered as well as shortcuts such as auto fill. Basic computer knowledge is required. There is no advance sign-up to take the class. Call 914-231-3161 or go to www.ryelibrary.org for more information.
Friday fun at the Rye library
The Rye Free Reading Room’s Friday Fun Club for children age 5 and up will present a “Fall Into Fall” program of stories and a craft on Oct.11 at 3:30 p.m. For more information about these and other programs for children, go to
www.ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3162.
Holistic medicine series
This fall, Dr. Kurt Waples of Larchmont Wellness is presenting a series of talks on Holistic Medicine at the Rye Free Reading Room. The second, on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., will be on hormones and stress. The stress hormone cortisol has been called the number one killer in America. Learn why hormones are important and how to balance them when they are “off.” This important talk will be helpful for all who are overstressed and wondering how their hormones are affecting them. Later talks in November and December will cover Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia and Daily Performance.

Dr. Kurt Waples is a chiropractor, kinesiologist, and nutrition expert who is working to “create the new normal in healthcare.”

For more information about the holistic medicine series and announcements of future Rye U courses, go to www.ryelibrary.org or call
Design the perfect library
A Minecraft Tournament, jointly sponsored by the Harrison Public Library and the Rye Free Reading Room, will take place at the Microsoft Store in The Westchester on Thursday, Oct. 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. Teens and tweens are invited to use the portable XBoxes at the store to create their vision of the perfect library for the Minecraft world. They will have 60 minutes to build and, once the structure is created, they will explain their vision to the director of the Harrison Library and the director of the Rye Free Reading Room, who will jointly choose a favorite design. The winning design will receive a small prize.

For more information about the tournament, go to www.ryelibrary.org or www.harrisonpl.org or call the Rye Free Reading Room at 914-231-3172 or the Harrison Library at 914-835-0324.
Turkish cooking demonstration
Enjoy a three-course sampling of a Turkish meal at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. The tasting, which is presented by the Turkish Cultural Center of Westchester, will include an appetizer, main course and dessert. Water, juice, Turkish tea and Turkish coffee will also be provided. Call 914-231-3161 to register to attend.
Rye Historical Society events
Girls Night Out: The Nifty Fifties
Get ready to rock n’ roll as Girls Night Out at the Square House returns. On Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Rye Historical Society presents another entertaining evening with a look back at the “Nifty Fifties.” From the baby boom and suburban boom, to Marilyn Monroe, rock n’ roll, and the golden age of television, come to explore this fascinating time from a woman’s perspective‑through fashion, photographs and, yes, even a bit of music. A selection of 1950s era clothing and accessories from the society’s collection will be on view for the evening.

The 1950s were a decade marked by rapid expansion of the middle-class, development of suburbs, and an increased availability of consumer goods. Yet, it was also a time in which society viewed a woman’s primary role as wife, mother, and homemaker. How this affected women, and laid the groundwork for the events of the 1960s, will be discussed. The cost for the program is $20 for members; $30 non-members. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the Rye Historical Society at 914-967-7588.

Located at 1 Purchase St. in Rye, the Square House Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call 914-967-7588 or visit our website www.ryehistory.org.

Rye Arts Center events

Pre-K creative kids, extend your
pre-k day at the RAC
Beginning fall 2013, weeks of Oct. 4 to May 12.
The Rye Arts Center is proud to offer preschool students the chance to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the arts. Create a well-balanced, extended day for your child by having the RAC staff walk them to and from their local participating school. Upon arriving at The Rye Arts Center, students will participate in classes in our Performing Arts Room, gallery, children’s art studio, ceramics studio and dance studio.
Please contact the RAC to inquire about registering for the program. An information packet is available which provides full detail on the program.
Monday/Friday mornings: 9:15 a.m. to noon.
Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rising artists program for teens at the Rye Arts Center
The Rye Arts Center’s brand new program for teens this fall, specially designed to mentor teens interested in exploring careers in creative fields. The program, aka R.A.P. @ RAC, is designed to expose teens to careers in fields such as advertising, digital animation, filmmaking, journalism, publishing, media arts, photography, fashion, illustration, music, performing arts and more. The semester-long program will include access to guest speakers plus hands-on studio time in The RAC’s painting, ceramics, and digital arts studios as well as the darkroom, one of only a few still available in the area, where photos are developed using traditional methods.
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