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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

Adoption: Everything you need to know

On Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Forever Families Through Adoption offers a free workshop for anyone interested in or involved in the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents and adoptees. Learn about both the domestic and international adoption processes. Se habla español. The library is located at 1 Haseco Ave. in Port Chester. For more information, call 914-939-6710 x110.

Rye Arts Center events

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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.

Theater camp open house

The Amadeus Summer Theater and Art Day Camp is holding an open house on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Camp gives children ages 6 to 16 the opportunity to perform musical theater, study two instruments, create art, compose, create sets, learn photography and film making, June 30 to Aug. 8. This year’s show is “The Little Mermaid.” The open house is located at Amadeus Conservatory of Music, 201 King Street, Chappaqua 10514. For further information and to RSVP, please call 914-238-0388, or visit our website, amadeusconservatory.com, amadeustheaterartscamp.com, amadeus@amadeusconservatory.com.

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.

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, 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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