What’s Going On in Eastchester 4-18-14

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.

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

Breakfast favorites 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

Prayer services at the Lutheran Church

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.

Chapel School golf outing

Monday, June 9, at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 10:30 a.m.

Entry fee: $200 per player, $750 per group of four. Price includes 18 holes, golf cart, cocktails and dinner at Mickey Spillane’s from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

New Rochelle native returns to close out concert season

Pianist Adam Kent, a New Rochelle native, will conclude the Symphony of Westchester’s concert season by performing an all-Gershwin program on Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m., in Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium.

Kent, who performs periodically with the Symphony of Westchester, will play “Piano Concerto in F major,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “I’ve Got Rhythm” variations. An award-winning specialist in Spanish music, he has performed and lectured extensively throughout the United States, as well as internationally. He is a member of the Damocles Trio and teaches at the Manhattan School of Music and the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.

The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium is located at 715 North Ave., New Rochelle.

Individual concert tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 for seniors and $15 for students.

New this season is online ticketing at the symphony’s website: thesymphonyofwestchester.org. Tickets can still be purchased by phone at 914-654-4926.

More information is available on the website or by emailing info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org.

This concert series is sponsored in part by the Iona College Council on the Arts through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph M. Murphy and the Baron Lambert Fund.