What’s Going on in Harrison 2-14-2014

Harrison Public Library events

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Collection of Photographs” by Tina Link at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave. on view Feb. 2 to 25 with an opening reception Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For this body of work, Tina Link has selected photographs that integrate the composition of light, shadow, shape, form and fragments of detail, all of which collectively support the framework of her craft.

Tina began taking photographs while attending Ohio University, where she received a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. She later specialized in medical photography, enabling her to use her skills to facilitate teaching and research within a university medical school setting.

Tina’s interest shifted in subsequent years and her perceptual ability in photography began expanding as she became interested in Landscape Design. This led her to study landscape architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a masters degree in landscape architecture.

Tina has recently returned to photography in pursuit of rediscovering its role in her present life. Her style has evolved over the years and, with each transformation, she has learned to push the limits and the process involved in image making. Tina has exhibited her work in galleries and art venues throughout Ohio, Rhode Island and, most recently, the New York and Connecticut metropolitan area. Tina presently works as a landscape designer and resides in Harrison.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For info, call the library at 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org.

Harrison Players present Open Mike Night

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Got a dance routine you’re dying to try out? Wrote a poem, or did you read one that you want to share? Do you love to sing, and want to do it on stage? Got a guitar or other instrument solo to test out? Well, come on down to the Veterans’ Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave. on Saturday, March 8, and show us what you’ve got.

All we ask is that you keep it clean, Performances must be appropriate for all audience members. Bring your family; bring your friends.

It’s going to be fun. Come even if you’re not performing.

$5 admission for all

Call 914-698-4599 for more information

Performers must arrive at 7 p.m. to sign-in

Refreshments will be available for purchase

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.

Mamaroneck high school students sponsoring furniture drive

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students from Mamaroneck High School’s Furniture Sharehouse service club will hold a drive to benefit Westchester’s furniture bank. They will be collecting items, which Furniture Sharehouse redistributes, free of charge, to families in need. The drive will take place in the parking lot at Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W. Boston Post Road, rain or shine. Only basic home furniture in good condition will be accepted, so before you load up your car, please go to
www.furnituresharehouse.org to make sure your furniture meets the donation guidelines. Furniture Sharehouse helps you “recycle with a difference.”

Spousal loss support group

Free afternoon group sessions for adults who have lost a spouse or life partner. Group meets on Monday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. First session is on Jan 27. Group will meet for seven consecutive Mondays. Last session is on March 10.

This grief support is sponsored by Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care and is open to all.

Advanced registration is required. For more information, please contact Didi Marcal at
914-961-2818 ext 1336. All sessions will be held in the Jansen Hospice offices in Scarsdale. If you know of someone who has lost a spouse or life partner, please share this information.

Wainwright House events

Wainwright joins with Mannes College for salon music series

What could be more wonderful than the classic elegance of Wainwright House for an evening of classical music? Announcing The Mannes Music Salon Series at Wainwright featuring the gifted young artists of The Mannes College New School for Music with Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska.

Starting this December, Wainwright House and Mannes College will offer a series of four classical music programs, each to be followed by a reception where guests will be able to meet and spend time with the artists. The dates of the salon series are March 1 and March 29. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon or $100 for the series of four.

Each of the salons will offer four individual programs and will include two evenings of piano and two evenings of chamber music. The series will be led by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska. Each evening will present pre-concert remarks, deepening the audience understanding and appreciation of the works performed.

Founded in 1916, Manhattan’s Mannes College The New School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. Mannes College is a division of The New School, an intellectually rich and dynamic institution renowned for its excellence, diversity and integrity.

Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic educational and learning centers in the United States.

The salon series will be concluded with a grand finale evening on April 26, 2014.

Do not miss your chance to hear world-class performances by the future stars in classical music. For reservations, call Wainwright House at 914-967-6080 or visit their website
wainwright.org. Seating is limited.

Wainwright Winter JAZZ Brunches are back

Join us for our second and third concerts in a series of three. All with a delicious brunch by Corner Stone. See if those winter blues just don’t go jump jiving away.

Save the date

March 9, Luke Hendon and Bandjango

Time: Noon to 3 p.m.

Place: Wainwright House

Price: $35 Member, $45 Non-Member, $50 Walk-in

Register at wainwright.org or 967-6080

Winter/Spring 2014 Program Guide is out

Classes in yoga and movement? Health and well-being? Environment? Creative? Spiritual exploration? Retreats? Children membership at donor level an up, receive free annual yoga and movement classes. Classes are in session and can be pro-rated. Register at wainwright.org.

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