What’s Going On in Harrison 12-27-13

Harrison Public Library events
Be a book giver
Want to be a World Book Night book giver on April 23, 2014, in support of literacy and community? It’s Shakespeare’s birthday and 25,000 volunteers will go out on one day and give a half million specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers across America. Apply to be a book giver by Jan. 5, 2014 by going to www.us.worldbooknight.org, read up on the guidelines and list of books, and then apply. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., is participating as a pick up spot for the books.

The art of origami
Friday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for a family workshop. Learn the art of making and playing origami. Presented by Japanese origami volunteers.

Arts & crafts for special needs kids
ages 3 to 5
Friday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. Join us for an arts and crafts program specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues or other special needs. Have fun and make new friends. Families and caregivers participation is encouraged and needed. Please call to sign up 914-835-0324. Limited to 10 families. Siblings are welcome.

Meet the Author: Amber L. Spradlin
Saturday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Superheroes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes but now there is a new superhero in town and he is a bunny, Thumperino Superbunny. Thumperino is the star character in the children’s book “Thumperino Superbunny and The Christmas Star Caper” by Amber L. Spradlin. Please join us in welcoming acclaimed author Amber Spradlin to the Harrison Public Library. Ms Spradlin will speak and read from her work.

Save the date
Coffeehouse Sunday with the New Originals
Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. Warm up January with the soulful sounds of the New Originals, featuring acoustic and electric Folk Rock and Pop music from the 60’s to the present.

Rye Arts Center events
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. 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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