What’s Going On in Harrison 4-4-14

Harrison Public Library events

“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.

A taste of Harrison

Sunday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come discover the fabulous restaurants in downtown Harrison and support our library through this Friends of the Harrison Public Library fundraiser. At your own pace, you may visit all of the restaurants in any order you wish and enjoy a delicious sample of the chef’s specialties.

A map and wristbands that will let the restaurant know you signed up for this event will be provided. All participating restaurants will have a balloon outside so you will know where to go.

New this year, we are inviting all businesses to participate.

More information will be forthcoming, including the final list of participating restaurants. Currently, almost all the eating places in Harrison will be participating.

There will be ample free parking in the commuter parking lots and thanks to Mayor Belmont, a senior minivan and volunteer driver will be available for those not wishing to walk.

Order your wristbands now. Adult wristbands cost $20 in advance, $25 day of event and wristbands for children under 12 cost $10 in advance, $15 day of event.

To get your wristbands, please make your check payable to and mail to: Friends of the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528.

Please include name, address, phone and number of tickets.

Questions? Call Angela Brandt at 914-373-4956, Albina Hicks at 914-835-4575, Angela Kaufman at 914-835-2429 or Connie Perrotta at 914-315-1922.

Help bring 3D printing and design to Rye

The Rye Arts Center has launched a crowd funding 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, call Vicky Blank at

914-967-0700 or visit ryeartscenter.org.

Wainwright House events

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

Paper Jam 2014 features works on paper

One of the most popular events of the year in Westchester, the Neuberger Museum of Art’s Paper Jam is one terrific party and high-quality auction of works on paper by well-known and emerging artists.

In celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary year, Paper Jam 2014 will feature 40 works by 40 artists such as Sigalit Landau, Julie Langsam, Mike and Doug Starn, Faith Ringgold, Dana Schutz, Laurie Simmons, Kiki Smith, Kunié Sugiura, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Fred Wilson.

Paper Jam is slated for Saturday, April 5, at the museum located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, dinner by the bite, silent auction and the live auction preview. The live auction begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by dessert at 10 p.m. The dress code is casual chic attire. There is valet parking.

Funds raised from Paper Jam support the Neuberger Museum of Art’s 40th anniversary season exhibitions and educational programs.

Individual tickets are $150. There are ticket packages at various levels, as described on the museum’s website, including the Papyrus level at $6,000, Parchment level at $4,000 and Vellum at $1,500. These three ticket packages include designated VIP lounge area, the opportunity to host an artist in your VIP area, dedicated wait staff and bottle of champagne as well as recognition on website, in catalog, at event and in remarks.

To purchase tickets, please visit neuberger.org. You can also contact Morgan Glasebrook at
914-251-6114 or morgan.glasebrook@purchase.edu.

Co-chairs of Paper Jam 2014: O. Anthony Maddalena and Krytzia Dabdoub Minvielle.

Committee: Ellen Chassin, Susan Dubin, Jamie Beck Gordon, Lynn Halbfinger and Helen Stambler Neuberger.

Spring blood drive

The Resurrection Church and White Plains Hospital are holding a blood drive.

Date: Sunday, April 13

Time: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Place: Resurrection Middle  School’s Doty Gym

Contact: Greg Faughnan, 914-329-6581

Every donor must have valid identification such as a driver’s license, passport or photo ID. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with written parental or guardian consent. Donors age 76 and older must present a physician’s letter allowing them to donate. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of donation. A donation can only be made as long as the donor’s last blood donation was at least 56 days prior.

This is one of the truly unselfish gifts a person can give. One pint can save up to three lives. Every blood donor and his or her guest will receive a breakfast of bacon and eggs.

Harrison-Mamaroneck Rotary wine tasting

Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Third annual wine tasting at Emilio Ristor-ante 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.

Price: $55 per person

Please e-mail BOD@hmrotary.org for tickets and information.

Adult tennis lessons

Adult tennis classes for both beginners and advanced players will be offered with the first session starting April 5 and April 6 and the second session starting May 10 and May 11. There will be two five-week sessions offered.

Beginner class is one hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m with a total of five hours of group instruction. Price: $150.

Advanced class is one and a half hours from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a total number of seven and a half hours of group instruction. Price: $225.

This program is offered by the Harrison Recreation Department. Class size is limited.

Please register at the Solazzo Center recreation office, 270 Harrison Ave., opposite the train station, or call 914-670-3179 for additional details.

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