What’s Going on in Eastchester 2-14-2014

Bronxville Public Library events

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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. 13, 20 and 27

Registration is required.

Tuckahoe Public Library

71 Columbus Avenue Tuckahoe

914-961-2121 www.tuckahoelibrary.org.

New York health insurance exchange for small businesses

Thursday, Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m.

Knit and crochet group

Wednesday nights, 7 p.m.

Paws & Tales: Therapy Dogs in the Library

Are you a beginning reader who wants to practice reading aloud? Then try reading to a therapy dog.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m.

Please call the library to register for a specific date and time for your child to read to the dog.

Kid’s Sing-a-long with Miss Elaine

Join Miss Elaine & her guitar as she sings some of our favorite songs.

Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. Open to ages birth to 6 years.

Legos in the Library

Play with our Legos and make a small creation to put on display in our glass case.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. Open to ages 5 to 10 years.

Kid’s movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m., open to kids ages 4 to 10 years.

Family Storytime

Join Miss Ellen for an afternoon storytime.

Monday, Feb. 24 at 4 p m. Open to ages 3 to 8 years.

Babytime Storytime

Join Miss Ellen for stories and songs for babies.

Thursdays, Feb. 20 and 27. Open to ages birth to 2 years.

Preschool Storytime

Join Miss Ellen for stories and songs for preschoolers.

Fridays, Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at 11 a.m. Open to ages 2 to 6 years.

Registration is required for all programs

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

Pelham Art Center’s Winter 2014 semester is 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.

Small business health care seminar series

Are you self-employed?

Are you a small business owner in Westchester county?

Find out more about how the New York health benefit exchange affects you.

Small business owners and consumers across New York have been enrolling in the New York Health Exchange. The Business Council of Westchester, in partnership with the Westchester Library System, is offering a series of presentations that bring experts to local businesses and libraries for a detailed and customized explanation of what can be expected under the Affordable Care Act.

Trying to determine how many people you can hire in the coming year while covering health insurance benefits? Want to know more about tax credits for which you may be eligible? Come to any of these free sessions and get the information you need.

Presentations given by Glen Ganaway, outreach manager for the Business Council of Westchester and former financial manager for a physicians group.

Know more. Come to these free sessions:

Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Harrison Public Library

Bruce Avenue, Harrison

Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Town of Pelham Public Library

530 Colonial Ave., Pelham

Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Tuckahoe Public Library

71 Columbus Ave., Tuckahoe

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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