What’s Going On in Harrison

Harrison Public Library events

Open Play at the libraryHarrison-Public-Library

Fri, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.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.

Board games at the library

Mon, Nov. 11, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the children’s room.

Teen Advisory Group meeting

Tue, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Teens come talk about books, movies, and more at the library. Snacks!

Friends of the Harrison Public Library meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us to learn more about the Friends and what we can do to help the library. All welcome. Refreshments.

Computer orientation

Thursday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

One-hour class for the computerized library catalog and Internet.

Flim movement presents “Broken”

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The film is an adaptation of Daniel Clay’s novel of the same name, an intimate, coming-of-age story about an 11-year-old British girl named Skunk whose innocence is shattered after she witnesses the brutal beating of a psychologically troubled boy by one of her grown neighbors. Skunk is played by newcomer Eloise Laurence, who stars with Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.

Cancer support availableSupport-Connection-Inc

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit Advance registration is required for all groups, call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

The following support groups are scheduled Westchester in November:

At the support connection office in Yorktown:

Breast cancer support group: Fourth Tuesday of the month, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.

Young women’s breast cancer support group: For women who have or had breast cancer at a young age. Second Wednesday of the month, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.

At Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor:

Breast cancer support group: Third Monday of the month, Nov.18, at 7 p.m.

At the Yorktown Town Hall in Yorktown Heights:

Support group for women living with recurrence: For women living with recurrence of breast or ovarian cancer, with advanced stage and/or metastasis: Third Friday of the month, Nov.15, at 12:30 p.m.

By teleconference:

For those unable to attend groups in person, there are monthly telephone support groups via toll-free teleconference enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The ovarian cancer telephone group will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. The breast cancer telephone group will take place on Tuesday, Nov.19, at 8 p.m.

Upcoming nature centers events around Westchester

Presentation: “Art and Photography of the Civil War” by historian Cynthia Andersen.

All are welcome. Friday, Nov. 15.

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-5297

Riverlovers pot luck supper and program, 6:30 p.m.

You Can Get There from Here!

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers 914-968-5851A walk to the Croton Aqueduct, the Hastings farmers market and back.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005

In Search of Blue

1 p.m. Nov. 16, A hike to explore the waterways at the preserve.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7322

It’s for the Birds: Creating Backyard Feeders for Kids

1 p.m. Nov. 16, Kids can make their own backyard feeder from common household materials that will last all winter long.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914-967-8720

“The First Thanksgiving”

1 p.m. Nov. 16, Storyteller Jonathan Kruk recounts the true story of this event, based on historical journals.

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye 914-835-4466

Volunteer Work Project: Removing Vines

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16, Bring work gloves; hand tools provided.

Sunday, Nov. 17 Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297

Archaeology Day

1 p.m. Nov. 17, Demonstrations and discussions about regional history and prehistory with the New York State Archaeological Association, lower Hudson chapter. Info at

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye, 914-835-4466

Survival Series: Tracking and orienteering

2 p.m. Nov. 17, Learn how to survive in the wild by learning basic skills. For more information, go to or call 914-864-PARK.

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, Nov. 24 and 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

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