What’s Going On in Eastchester 4-11-2014

Bronxville Public Library events

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Tuckahoe Library events

Knit and crochet group
Wednesday nights, 7 p.m.

The Hendry School of Irish Dance performs

As part of the Eastchester 350 celebration, the Tuckahoe Library presents a performance by the Hendry School of Irish Dance.

Enjoy a selection of Irish dances, songs played by Irish musicians and a celebration of Irish heritage and culture.

Date: Wednesday, April 30

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Tuckahoe Community Center, 71 Columbus Ave., Tuckahoe

To register: Please call 914-961-2121, registration is required.

Italian language class for elementary beginners

Spring session, March 15 to May 17.
Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. This class provides students with a sound grammatical basis while teaching everyday communication skills.

For additional information please call
914-771-8700 or visit wiccny.org.

89th annual dinner dance

On Saturday May 31, the Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club will hold their 89th annual dinner dance to honor local residents who have made significant contributions to our communities.

This year’s honorees are Susan Ciamarra, Anthony J. Lore, Sr., past president Lion David Zimmerman and the Melvin Jones Fellow Award will be given to Lion Anthony Pirro.

The dance will be held at The Riverview, 1 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson.

Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m.

Dinner and dancing will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $80 per person and all net proceeds are donated to local charities.

For more information and to obtain a journal ad blank, please visit tuckahoeeastchesterlions.org or contact Phil Raffiani at 914-337-8569 or pr@raffiani.com

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.

Thomas Paine Cottage Museum events

20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle,
914-633-1776, thomaspainecottage.org

Exhibit opening: “Political Cartoons”

Friday, April 11, 5 p.m.

In April, the Westchester Human Rights Commission and New Rochelle High School are co-sponsoring Human Rights Week under the direction of Mark Fang.

As a part of the week, Thomas Paine Cottage Museum director, John Wright, will lead a class at the high school and teach the art students about political cartoons from the 18th century to present day. Then the students will be invited to create their own political cartoons about human rights issues of our times in an art session.

After they do sketching, the students will hang their work informally for general comment and discussion. The students will be challenged to create political cartoons and submit them to a jury who will award five winners.

This exhibit at Thomas Paine Cottage will feature the winning political cartoons.

Light refreshments will be served.

Media is invited to publish the winning entries in their publications. Call for more details.

Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 children

Breakfast favorites and open bar at New Rochelle Irish Benevolent Society

Sunday, May 4, noon to 4 p.m.

Join us at the New Rochelle Irish Benevolent Society Building located at 38 Division Street, New Rochelle, for Huguenot’s spring brunch fundraiser. This fundraiser is for Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association who operates the Thomas Paine Cottage.

This event will feature convivial conversation, pancakes, bacon, bagels and lots of other breakfast favorites. Cash bar. All are welcome.

More details to be announced. We hope you’ll save the date.

Living history: One room schoolhouse

Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sophia Brewster Schoolhouse on the grounds of Thomas Paine Cottage.

Miss Keating, a teacher in early American garb, will lead a lesson. Typical text books, slates and chalk will be available.

Children will receive a certificate for completing a spelling lesson.

This is a not-to-be-missed experience. All are invited.

The New Rochelle chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution restored the schoolhouse in 1957. Six old desks, including the teacher’s desk and stools were found for it by the women and add to the overall ambience.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 children

Children sign the Declaration of Independence with a quill pen

Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to the Thomas Paine Cottage to sign a replica of the Declaration of Independence.

Stop by and see where Thomas Paine lived, tour the cottage and learn a little colonial history for Independence Day weekend.

Visitors are invited to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the lovely grounds. Pocket copies of Common Sense will be available to purchase.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 children

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.

Spring blood drive

The Resurrection Church and White Plains Hospital are holding a blood drive.

Date: Sunday, April 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Resurrection Middle

School’s Doty Gym

Contact: Greg Faughnan, 914-329-6581

Every donor must have valid identification such as a driver’s license, passport or photo ID. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with written parental or guardian consent. Donors age 76 and older must present a physician’s letter allowing them to donate. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of donation. A donation can only be made as long as the donor’s last blood donation was at least 56 days prior.

This is one of the truly unselfish gifts a person can give. One pint can save up to three lives. Every blood donor and his or her guest will receive a breakfast of bacon and eggs.

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