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Harrison Public Library events

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Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Calligraphic Art” by Mary Padilla at the Harrison Public Library beginning Oct. 6. Meet the Artist: Oct. 12 from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

Dr. Padilla’s artwork makes use of the Asian line, materials, and monochromatic convention of writing. Abstracting in a stylistically Western way from Japanese calligraphy, which was itself derived from ideographs, in a sense reverses that process—these images return by allusion to the original meaning of the words in both form
and concept.

 

“[title of show]” at the Westchester Sandbox Theater

Who says four chairs and a keyboard don’t make a musical? The Westchester Sandbox Theat-re is out to prove that such a combination makes a funny, whimsical and completely off-beat musical Sandbox-Theater1called “[title of show].”

Featuring a terrific quartet of local theater performers, this musical is like no other you’ve ever seen. It tells the story of two out-of-work actors who set out to write a musical about…well, writing a musical. And through their journey, they are able to reach for their dreams and make friendships that will last forever. Eight performances only, so don’t miss it. “[title of show]” runs through Oct. 12: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 914-630-0804 for information about group rates. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wstshows.com. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

 

Adult tennis lessons

The Harrison Recreation Department will offer two sessions of five tennis lessons for adults at the Harrison High School courts on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Session II classes begin Oct. 19 or 20. Beginner and advanced classes available. Maximum of four students per class. Beginner class $150, advanced class $225. Contact Sollazzo Center, 270 Harrison Ave. at 914-670-3179 or Leo Mintzer Community Center, 251
Underhill Ave., Harrison.

 

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Retired television producer and writer Don Epstein, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, will relate humorous personal reminiscences of his 40-plus years in the industry in a talk hosted by At Home on the Sound on October 16. His work brought him in close contact with so many TV and film stars that he can give his talk the reverse title “Celebrities Who Have Known Me.”

Among the many past and present celebrities with whom Epstein has worked are Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Peter Ustinov, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. “Working with them toward a mutual goal of putting on the best show possible, you get to know them in a way the public seldom can,” he said.

At Home on the Sound is a service organization for individuals 60 and up who live independently in the area. Epstein’s talk is free and open to the public at St. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room at 3:30 p.m. www.AtHomeonheSound.org.

 

League of Women Voters Candidates’ Forum

The League of Women Voters of Harrison will sponsor candidates’ forums at the Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave. in Harrison on. Oct. 17 and Oct. 22. Come and hear the candidates, listen, discuss and answer questions.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at 7 p.m. for county legislative districts 5, 6 and 7. The candidates are District 5: Ben Boykin and Miriam Levitt Flisser; District 6: David Gelfarb and Mark Jaffe; District 7: Catherine Parker and John Verni. Co-sponsored with the Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester LWV.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. for Town/Village of Harrison government. Supervisor/Mayor Ron Belmont and Joan Walsh; council/trustee (2) Joseph Cannella, Marlane Amelio, Margaret “Jimmi” Pritchard, Rosemarie “Ro” Verano; Town Clerk Jackie Greer and Margaret “Peg” Conover; Receiver of Taxes Nancy Masi and Maria Fraioli-Fiore.

For info, call Lola Geiger at 914-939-7066.

 

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