What’s Going On in Eastchester 5-2-2014

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.

Community Fund golf outing

The Community Fund’s 28th annual golf outing will be held on Monday, May 12 at Leewood Golf Club, in Eastchester.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a 12:15 p.m. shotgun start. There will be cocktails and a buffet dinner with an auction and raffle beginning at 5 p.m.

The auction and raffle have historically included such prizes as a day of golf at a premier golf club, dinners at top restaurants, vintage wines and other luxury items.

Proceeds from last year’s golf outing helped make it possible for the Community Fund to grant $533,140 to 26 social service agencies and community programs with the dollars directly serving the residents of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe.

The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe is an organization of neighbors helping neighbors, organized to support agencies and programs serving the health education and welfare needs of the community. Through its volunteer board and dedicated staff, the Community Fund identifies the needs in the community, evaluates each service agency candidate and assures the accountability of all agencies it supports to ensure the grants are allocated wisely.

To learn more about the Community Fund and the golf outing you can log onto their website at thecommunityfund.org or call the office at 914-337-8808.

Thomas Paine Cottage Museum events

20 Sicard Ave., New Rochelle,

914-633-1776, thomaspainecottage.org.

Breakfast favorites 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

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.

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.

Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Bard of Avon.

The Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival runs until May 15, with a variety of Shakespeare-themed events planned, including films, concerts, lectures and performances, including the world premiere of a ballet based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

In addition to funding from the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, the Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival is being made possible through support from the Arts Alive program of ArtsWestchester, with funding from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with additional support from the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence and the New Rochelle Public Library.

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts was created by the New Rochelle City Council in 1975 to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts; for 35 years NRCA has worked to fulfill that mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, and concert series. In addition, NRCA has facilitated collaboration among arts organizations, sponsored public art, and helped build relationships between the arts, the business community and city government.

For more information visit NRCA on the web at newrochellearts.org.

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