What’s Going On in Harrison 12-13-13

Harrison Public Library events

Share your ideas for the future of the library

Harrison residents are invited to contribute to the process of shaping the future direction of the Harrison Public Library by participating in a survey. The Harrison Public Library is operating in a time of transformationfrom rapidly developing technology, to significant economic pressures. To deliver relevant, efficient, and equitable services that meet the needs of the community, the library is looking to develop its strategic plan.

The library’s survey provides residents an opportunity to comment on their needs and priorities through a series of questions that will inform the library’s strategic plan.

The survey will be available until Dec. 16. Visit the library’s website at www.harrisonpl.org to access the survey online or visit your local branch to complete a paper copy.

Open play at the library

Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Come meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers and children. Make new friends, play, read and have fun in the community room. Blocks and preschool LEGOs will be available for the little ones while adults chat.

Tail Waggin’ Tutor Angie

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Therapy dog Angie lends an ear to readers of all ages. She loves to listen to children read and talk to her. She’s a real dog and she loves the library. Come visit with her.

Storyland with Miss Bonnie for ages 3 to 5

Monday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will read stories, siblings are welcome.

English conversation group

Monday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. Let’s speak English. Non-native English speakers, practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting and learn about the library, too. No need to pre-register or signup. Just show up.

Board games at the library

Monday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the children’s room.

Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew for ages 6 months to 6 years old

Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Music, puppets, felt board and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Craft program

Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. All children are invited to make a really cool paper plate snow globe to take home. Sponsored by the Friends.

Circle Time for Tots for ages 0 to 3

Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Songs, dancing stories and more with Miss Bonnie.

Beginner guitar lesson

Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Free guitar lesson for kids ages 6 and up with Dr. Jason Priset.

Brown Bag Cinema presents “42”

Thursday, Dec. 19 at 12:30 p.m. “42” is a powerful film about how one man changed baseball and America. The viewer is brought along on an emotionally charged journey of prejudice, abuse, growth and empowerment that follows player and manager as they submerge themselves in something much bigger than themselves. Starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman, 128 min., PG-13. You may bring your lunch. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Rye Arts Center events

Nutcracker create-a-craft workshop

Ages 7 to10, Dec. 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season with the beloved classic, “The Nutcracker.” Read the fairy tale and create a three-dimensional scene from the story while listening to the beautiful classical ballet score by Tchaikovsky.

The Winter Guide is now online

Sign up now for new classes in Minecraft, Lego engineering, creative building, architecture, siege machine, and LittleBits Maker Maniacs. All in addition to photography, ceramics, music lessons and more. Don’t miss out. Sign up now.

Member exhibit in the gallery

Dec. 5 to Jan 11. Come see works created by members of the RAC. Bring family and friends and be inspired by local artists right here in our community.

Half Day for Half Pints

New session starts Jan 6. Sign up now for this popular pre-school creative arts program that offers a well-balanced morning or afternoon at the RAC. Pre-schoolers experiment and explore their creative talents in our gallery, performing arts room, children’s studio and ceramics studio. This program is one of most popular—don’t miss out. Register today.

“Full Steam Ahead: The Maker Movement” comes to Rye

Save the date. Jan. 11 at the RAC. Free workshops and demos featuring 3D printing, MakeyMakey Piano, Scratch music making, and LittleBits, create works of art powered by science. Enjoy a free concert and exhibit by RAC instructors.

A Christmas Wizard of Oz

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will be celebrating the holiday season this year with its family musical “A Christmas Wizard of Oz.” All the friends you know from Dorothy’s famous trip to Oz return in a musical tale about the joy of giving and the happiness of home. But there’s a twist. All the characters in this fun tale will be played by one actor. Come see Artistic Director Jason Summers play more than 20 characters in this completely interactive, musical holiday experience. Performances: Saturday, Dec. 21, Sunday, Dec. 22, Tuesday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 28, Sunday, Dec. 29. All shows at noon. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit www.wstshows.com and buy your tickets online or call 914-630-0804. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

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, Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, 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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