What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 1-24-13

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.

Women’s Club meeting

The next meeting of the Evening Section of the Woman’s Club of Mamaroneck will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the club house, 504 Cortlandt Ave. in Mamaroneck. The evening’s guest speaker will be Bill Fraser and the topic is “And old Mamaroneck.” Anyone interested in joining the club can phone 698-9364.

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 since1898. 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

Five-hour pre-licensing class

Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m., Saturday Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday Feb. 26 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.

Larchmont Lions take steps to boost small businesses

The Larchmont Lions Club has taken the initiative to solicit discounts from a large number of Larchmont merchants and turned them into coupons in a colorful, convenient booklet. The discounts from 40 restaurants, boutiques, shops and service providers are good until Dec. 31, 2014. The booklets, endorsed by the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce, will be sold to the public for $10 each, which can be recouped readily.

The Lions’ proceeds go to various charities, both local and worldwide, in the areas of blindness prevention, youth, environment, disaster relief as well as eradication of poverty, disease and illiteracy.

The discount coupon books will soon be available at select retail outlets in Larchmont; for the present, they can be ordered by contacting either John Keenan, jekeenan1@verizon.net,
914-384-8542 or Drew George, DrewGeorge@
optonline.net, 914-217-3749 or Jag Rao, Rao5@
optonline.net, 914-630-1873.

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 furnituresharehouse.org to make sure your furniture meets the donation guidelines. Furniture Sharehouse helps you “recycle with a difference.”

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.

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, 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 countycenter.biz.

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