What’s Going on in Eastchester 1-31-2014

Bronxville Public Library events

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Mommy and baby yoga

Fridays at 10 a.m. in the Yeager Room

Finally a class for both mom and baby. Classes are taught by certified instructors from Yoga Haven. Classes will include stretching and toning, breathing techniques and deep relaxation for the new mom. Instruction on infant massage will give moms and babies a great time to bond. Props, mats, and blankets will be provided. Class size is limited. Advance registration is a must. This class is for pre-walkers, only. Babies 6 weeks old to walking.

Registration is for Friday Jan. 31.

Please register in advance: 914-337-7680 x34; brokids34@gmail.com.

Made possible through generous funding by the Friends of the Bronxville Library.

Family Film Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 31: The Snow Queen (Rated PG, 80 min.)

The 2014 Winter Olympics at the Bronxville Public Library

Mark your calendars, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

A fun afternoon of activities and crafts for children. Look for flyers in the children’s room in January.

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.

Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Registration is required.

Tuckahoe Public Library

71 Columbus Avenue Tuckahoe

914-961-2121

www.tuckahoelibrary.org.

February program at the Bronxville Women’s Club

Sunday, Feb. 9. 3 p.m. A Mostly Italian Afternoon. The second concert on the Midland Music Series, Joyce Rasmussen Balint, mandolin, and Oxana Mikhailoff, piano, will present a delightful afternoon of music for the mandolin at the Bronxville Women’s Club, 135 Midland Ave. Both Balint and Mikhailoff are members of the Bronxville Women’s Club.

Joyce Balint is the mandolin soloist with the Metropolitan Opera and has performed as a recitalist and with orchestras both as a member and soloist throughout the United States, in Europe, and Japan. Balint teaches both the violin and the mandolin at the Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory in Tarrytown and her private studio.

Oxana Mikhailoff is a concert pianist who also maintains an active teaching schedule.  This Russian-born American pianist has won many awards at Piano Competitions including the Martha Argerich International Piano Competition.  She teaches at the Crestwood Music School in Eastchester.

Ticket donations are Adults: $20; Seniors: $15; Students $5 (includes college with ID). Tickets may be reserved by calling the club at 914-337-3252 or at the door. There will be a reception immediately following the concert. For more information, visit www.bronxvillewomensclub.org.

The final concert on the series will be Friday evening, April 25, at 8 p.m. Performing will be the Bardekova Ensemble: flute, oboe, viola and double bass.

Mamaroneck high school students sponsoring furniture drive

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students from Mamaroneck High School’s Furniture Sharehouse service club will hold a drive to benefit Westchester’s furniture bank. They will be collecting items, which Furniture Sharehouse redistributes, free of charge, to families in need. The drive will take place in the parking lot at Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W. Boston Post Road, rain or shine. Only basic home furniture in good condition will be accepted, so before you load up your car, please go to www.furnituresharehouse.org to make sure your furniture meets the donation guidelines. Furniture Sharehouse helps you “recycle with a difference.”

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.

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 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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