What’s Going on in Harrison 3-21-14

Harrison Public Library events

Youth Art Month

March 1 to 31 at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Heineman Place and the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave.

This annual exhibit consists of multi-media art reflecting the talents of students in the Harrison schools with works selected by art teachers in the community.

Library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Municipal building hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For info. see harrisonpl.org or call 914-835-0324.

Sensory storytime

Saturday, March 22, 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for all abilities.

Call to register: 914-835-0324

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Saturday, March 22 and March 29

10:30 a.m. Learn to create, edit and format a simple spreadsheet, perform calculations, save, print and open files in Microsoft Excel. This is a four-week course of 1.5 hours each. Limited to six participants. Must have basic PC, keyboard, and mouse skills. Please call 914-835-0324 to sign up.

Introduction to the library’s e-books and downloadable audiobooks

Saturdays, March 22 and March 29

12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Learn to use the library’s free e-book and downloadable audiobook service through an individualized e-book training appointment. Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader device with you. Registration is required.

Meet the author: Ann Saul

Sunday, March 23

2 p.m. in the community room.

Ms. Saul will discuss her book “Pissarro’s Places,” which tells the story of Camille Pissarro in a fresh and different way, exploring the places he painted as he translated his sensations into brushstrokes on the canvas.

Tail waggin’ tutor

Sunday, March 23

2 p.m. Come read to therapy dog, Angie, in the children’s room.

Rockin’ tots

Monday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 2 to 4.

Meditation for healthy living

Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m.

Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy living regimen with Dr. Frank Pawlowski.

Wiggle and giggle with Dawny Dew

Tuesday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Music and puppets for ages six months.

Movers and shakers

Wednesday, March 26, at 10 a.m.

Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Bonnie.

Laptime

Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m.

Songs and finger plays with Miss Bonnie.

Craft for special needs children

Friday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m.

Ages 3 to 5. Come and make a fun take home craft.

Nutrition for your brain

Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

This program, led by Lisa Feiner, a nutrition and wellness coach, and Jacqui Bishop, both of Sharp Again Naturally, will offer easy-to-implement strategies others have used to restore their minds and keep their brains in top shape.

Healthy samples included. Come prepared to enjoy yourself.

“Having Our Say, the Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years”

Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.

M&M Productions stages the delightful play “Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” by Emily Mann, adapted from the memoir.

103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie welcome us into their home and take us on a remarkable journey through the last 100 years of our nation, with anecdotes drawn from their family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals.

The Delany Sisters are portrayed by Donna D. James and Leslie Smithey, Melinda O’Brien
directs.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Help bring 3D printing and design to Rye

The Rye Arts Center has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to support its innovative STEM+Arts program.

Money raised will be used to purchase a 3D MakerBot printer, materials, curriculum and training.

Goal: $4,000

Donations can be made on kickstarter.com by searching The Rye Arts Center.

Date: March 7 to April 7

For information: Vicky Blank,

914-967-0700, or ryeartscenter.org

Harrison-Mamaroneck Rotary wine tasting

Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Third annual wine tasting at Emilio Ristorante complete with wine, food, raffles and auction items.

A portion of proceeds will go toward funding a nutrition counseling program at White Plains Hospital Family Health Center

$55 per person

Please e-mail us at BOD@hmrotary.org for tickets and 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 final program of the salon series will be held on March 29. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon.

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.

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.

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.

Puppy/Dog meet and greet

Date: Saturday, April 5

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: Prestige Subaru,

47 Pleasantville Road, Pleasantville

Contact: NY-PetRescue.org,

petrescueny@aol.com, 914-834-6955

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