What’s Going On in Harrison

Harrison Public Library events

Share your ideas for the future of the library

Harrison residents are invited to contribute to the process of shaping the future direction of the Harrison Public Library by participating in a survey. The Harrison Public Library is operating in a time of transformationfrom rapidly developing technology, to significant economic pressures. To deliver relevant, efficient, and equitable services that meet the needs of the community, the library is looking to develop its strategic plan.

The library’s survey provides residents an opportunity to comment on their needs and priorities through a series of questions that will inform the library’s strategic plan.

The survey will be available until Dec. 16. Visit the library’s website at www.harrisonpl.org to access the survey online or visit your local branch to complete a paper copy.

Arts and crafts for special needs kids ages 3 through 5

Friday, Nov 22 at 4 p.m. Specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other special needs. Sign-up required, please call 914-835-0324. Siblings welcome.

Therapy dog lends and ear to young readers

Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Calling all kids. Come read to Angie, the therapy dog. Dogs don’t mind if you make mistakes.

M&M Productions live theater at the library

Sunday, Nov 24 at 3 p.m. “Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies. This charming and comic play focuses on conflicts ranging from the personal to the global.

Movies at the library

Tuesday, Nov 26 at 3:30 p.m. Come and watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Cookies, juice and water courtesy of the Friends of the Harrison Public Library.

Celebrate the holidays with the Songcatchers

Sunday, Dec 1 at 3 p.m. Join us as the intergenerational Songcatchers Concert Choir and Ensemble present interfaith carols, songs of peace and songs of the holiday season.

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Moments in Light and Motion”

Photographs by Lewis Bogaty at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Nov 24 to Dec. 6 with an opening reception Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bogaty is primarily a photographer of the outdoor world in motion. The challenge that most intrigues him is holding the magical moments of that motion—whether stopping a train hurtling down the track, freezing a bird in flight or capturing an evanescent instant of fog enveloping a pond, moments that are gone almost before they can be recorded.

Bogaty has participated in numerous group shows with the Westchester Photographic Society, of which he is a member. His work has been chosen to appear in the juried Westchester County Amateur Photo Exhibit and Contest in each of the four years it has existed. In addition, his photographs have been chosen to appear in juried exhibits at the United Hebrew of New Rochelle, as well as juried WPS exhibits at the northern Westchester Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospital.

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 www.harrisonpl.org.

38th annual Westchester Cat Show

Cats and kittens in competition, in exquisite cat couture and available for adoption.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 to 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains

Tickets sold at the door: Adults $14, seniors $12, children ages 5 to 12 $6.

Public Transit: Westchester Bee Line Bus System to the door; walk from Metro-North White Plains Station.

For driving directions, call 914-995-4050, or go to www.countycenter.biz.

For all other Cat Show information, call
914-739-5408 or westchestercatshow@verizon.net.

Visit www.westchester-feline.org for more information, and to download a discount coupon.

The Westchester All Stars Christmas Concert for wounded veterans

Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Actors Tony Darrow and Paul Borghese are back again this year to host an evening of live performances by New York Yankee legend and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams plus many, many more.The evening presents original holiday music by Westchester County’s greatest musicians. The proceeds from the event will benefit two wounded veterans organizations: The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Veterans Adaptive Sports, Inc. Tax-deductible tickets cost $25, $35 and $50. To purchase tickets and learn more about the project, visit westchesterallstarschristmas.com.

Manhattanville College events

Cabaret in the Castle

Dec. 3

Mark Cherry, director

Tuesday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

West Room, free admission

The Manhattanville College Community Jazz and Wind Ensemble concert

Dec. 5

Terry Reynolds, director

Thursday, 7:30 p.m., BSC Theater, free admission

The Manhattanville College Community Orchestra

Dec. 7

Carl Bettendorf, conductor

Saturday, 4 p.m., West Room, free admission

Holiday concert: The Manhattanville College Chorus

Dec. 8

John Cuk, conductor

Sunday, 4 p.m., O’Byrne Chapel

$10 general admission, $5 students and senior citizens

Garden club fundraiser

The beautiful hanging baskets of geraniums that adorn downtown Rye during the summer months are the work of the Ceres Garden Club. To help pay for the effort, the members hold just one fundraiser, a wreath sale, every year at the Square House on a Saturday before the holidays. This year, the sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, and will include baskets of greenery, baked goods, and holiday decorations as well as the wreaths.

The fresh 14” wreaths, which are decorated with pine cones, red berries and a large bow, are priced at $20 and will be personally delivered the first week of December.

Why not show your appreciation of the summer displays while, at the same time, decorating your own home or business for the holidays?

For more information, contact Meg Stackpole at 914-967-0317 or cstackpole@aol.com.

Cancer support available

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 www.supportconnection.org. 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.

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