What’s going on in Harrison

Harrison Public Library events
Tail-waggin’ tutor
Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Calling all kids. Come read to Angie, the therapy dog. Dogs don’t mind if you make mistakes.
Viva Verdi
Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, we honor his musical genius with a delightful selection of beloved arias and duets from his famous operas performed by Allegro Singers. Inna Leytush, founder and music director of Allegro Singers, will accompany guest soloists on the piano.
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.
Calligraphic Art
Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Calligrap­hic Art” by Mary Padilla at the Harrison Public Library beginning Oct. 6. Meet the Artist: Oct. 12 from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

Dr. Padilla’s artwork makes use of the Asian line, materials, and monochromatic convention of writing. Abstracting in a stylistically Western way from Japanese calligraphy, which was itself derived from ideographs, in a sense reverses that process—these images return by allusion to the original meaning of the words in both form and concept.
Storyland
For ages 3 to 5. Monday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will delight all with great stories.
Board games
Monday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the children’s room.
Teen Advisory Group meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Teens, come talk about new books and movies and see what you’ve been missing at the library.
Circle Time for Tots
For ages 0 to 3. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.
Millennium Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Book to be discussed is “The Light in the Ruins” by Chris Bohjalian. All welcome. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Computer orientation
Thursday, Oct 10 at 10 a.m. If you are feeling left behind in this technology-driven world, this class is for you.
Coffee, Chocolates and Chat
With the Friends of the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. Please join us to learn more about the Friends and what we can do help the library. To RSVP and for more info, call Angela Brandt at 914-373-4956 or email angieang21@gmail.com.

“[title of show]” at the Westchester Sandbox Theater
Who says four chairs and a keyboard don’t make a musical? The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is out to prove that such a combination makes a funny, whimsical and completely off-beat musical called “[title of show].”

Eight performances only, so don’t miss it. “[title of show]” runs Oct. 4 through Oct. 12: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 914-630-0804 for information about group rates. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wstshows.com. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

League of Women Voters
Candidates’ Forum
The League of Women Voters of Harrison will sponsor candidates’ forums at the Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave. in Harrison on. Oct. 17 and Oct. 22. Come and hear the candidates, listen, discuss and answer questions.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at 7 p.m. for county legislative districts 5, 6 and 7. The candidates are District 5: Ben Boykin and Miriam Levitt Flisser; District 6: David Gelfarb and Mark Jaffe; District 7: Catherine Parker and John Verni. Co-sponsored with the Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester LWV.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. for Town/Village of Harrison government. Supervisor/Mayor Ron Belmont and Joan Walsh; council/trustee (2) Joseph Cannella, Marlane Amelio, Margaret “Jimmi” Pritchard, Rosemarie “Ro” Verano; Town Clerk Jackie Greer and Margaret “Peg” Conover; Receiver of Taxes Nancy Masi and Maria Fraioli-Fiore.

For info, call Lola Geiger at 914-939-7066.
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