What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 1-17-14

Mamaroneck Public Library events 

Ebook downloads from the library

On a rainy day, isn’t it nice to know that you can stay home and download a free e-book from the Mamaroneck Library? Go to our homepage, www.mamaronecklibrary.org and click on the “Download eBooks & eAudio” icon on the lower right side of the homepage. Please have your library card number on hand.

STEM programs for young scientists

Solar race cars: Energize your mind

Saturday Feb. 1

Build a solar-powered car while learning the difference between potential and kinetic energy. Investigate solar panels and race your very own car.

Grades K to 5 with an adult

Space is limited. Registration will begin three weeks before each program date. For further information, call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library at 914-630-5894 www.mamaronecklibrary.org. Visit the Westchester Children’s Museum online at www.discoverwcm.org/.

Paws a while to read

Readers of all ages are invited to this free program. Bring your book in, or choose one of librarian Lori Friedli’s picks and read to the dogs. New session: Sundays, Feb 2, March 2, May 4 and June 1.This program will be held at 2 p.m. in the program room of the library. No registration necessary.136 Prospect Ave., Mamaroneck, 10543
914-698-1250 www.mamaronecklibrary.org.

At Home on the Sound event

Be Wise: Learn about Home Health Care Services Before You Need Them

At the invitation of At Home on the Sound, Cornelia Schimert, RN, BSN, director of community relations for the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, will present an overview of home health care services on Wednesday, Feb. 5. She will outline the variety of programs and care options available after a hospitalization, surgery or the exacerbation of a chronic condition. Ms. Schimert will also answer questions about patients’ and caregivers’ responsibilities in this kind of partnership.

Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley is a family of affiliated health care organizations that has been providing care to Westchester County residents since 1898. Ms. Schimert’s extensive experience in community health includes the founding and administration of Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam and the development of the agency’s Palliative Care program.

At Home on the Sound, a member organization for residents over 60 who live independently, provides a variety of services. Its bi-monthly educational Wednesday afternoon programs are open to the public at no charge. At Sts. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m., program at 4 p.m. AtHomeontheSound.org

Chamber of Commerce annual dinner dance

Friday, Jan., 17, 2014. It is once again time to celebrate the New Year with the Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce at pristine Beach Point Club on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The chamber will welcome in its new president, Rita Kim, and welcome back Steven M. Josephson as vice president and Rose Silvestro as treasurer. The Chamber of Commerce will also be announcing the winners of our recent “Best of Mamaroneck.” Our dinner dance will be again, as always, an elegant evening and we hope that you will join us, all are invited. For more information on reservations, or to promote your business in our journal, please call 914-698-4400 or email chamber10543@optonline.net or visit our web site www.mamaroneckchamberofcommerce.org

Five-hour pre-licensing class

Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m., Sunday Jan. 26 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. This class is required by New York State for new drivers before they can take their road test. Please call 914-381-4500 or visit our web site at formulaonedrivingschool.com to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming insurance reduction/point reduction class dates.

Theater auditions

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre announces auditions for its YPT Kids production of “Alice in Wonderland,” directed by Artistic Director Jason Summers. Auditions are open to performers in grades K through 5. Auditions will take place on Sunday Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, located at 931c East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. Performers should prepare a song for auditions and bring sheet music, a karaoke track or be prepared to sing a capella. A registration fee of $395 is due at the first rehearsal. Performances are March 14 to 23. For more information, visit our website at wstshows.com or call 914-630-0804.

Chaplin film festival

Larchmont Avenue Church presents “A Midwinter Afternoon of Not-So-Silent Silent Movies” with Charlie Chaplin and Dorothy Papadakos. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 4 p.m.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students with valid ID and those over age 65, and $10 for children 12 and under and can be purchased on the LAC website, www.lacny.org, at our Sunday coffee hour following worship, or at the door on Feb. 8. If you have any questions, please email us at ticketslac@gmail.com.

Mamaroneck high school students sponsoring furniture drive

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students from Mamaroneck High School’s Furniture Sharehouse service club will hold a drive to benefit Westchester’s furniture bank. They will be collecting items, which Furniture Sharehouse redistributes, free of charge, to families in need. The drive will take place in the parking lot at Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W. Boston Post Road, rain or shine. Only basic home furniture in good condition will be accepted, so before you load up your car, please go to www.furnituresharehouse.org to make sure your furniture meets the donation guidelines. Furniture Sharehouse helps you “recycle with a difference.”

Kitten and cat adoption day

Saturday, Jan. 18

11 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Petco

1275 Boston Post Road

Larchmont 10538

www.NY-PetRescue.org

petrescueny@aol.com

914-834-6955

Spousal loss support group

Free afternoon group sessions for adults who have lost a spouse or life partner. Group meets on Monday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.. First session is on Jan 27. Group will meet for seven consecutive Mondays. Last session is on March 10.

This grief support is sponsored by Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care and is open to all.

Advanced registration is required. For more information, please contact Didi Marcal at
914-961-2818 ext 1336. All sessions will be held in the Jansen Hospice offices in Scarsdale. If you know of someone who has lost a spouse or life partner, please share this information.

SAT or ACT? Which is the right test for you?

To help college-bound students, the Larchmont Public Library is offering no less than three opportunities for prospective college students to hone their exam skills by investing a small amount of time taking practice exams and getting answers to their questions about those tests. Each session is free but the end result is that you will have a much greater chance at improved test scores which increases your chance of being accepted by the college or university of your choice.

At the Larchmont Public Library, the Applerouth Counselors will be on hand on the morning of Jan. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to guide students through taking a practice ACT exam. Students electing to take both practice exams can get help from the counselors to compare the two scores. Students will also receive a detailed score report that highlights personal strength and weaknesses. The practice exam requires students to register online with Applerouth Tutoring Services at www.applerouth.com/signup. For the SAT practice exam, students will need to use code M113545, and for the ACT exam the registration code is M113546. More information about Applerouth is also available on their website.

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