What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 12-13-13

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

The Wright Stuff: Air inventions

Saturday Dec. 14

How do you invent something? The Wright Brothers are perfect examples of true inventors. Junior inventors use odd materials to create a flying object and experiment with the museum’s fantastic wind tunnel. Grades 2 through 5

DNA Detectives: “Gene”-ious scientist in the making

Saturday Jan. 4

Lab coats, goggles and equipment provided as children are guided through extracting DNA from strawberry cells. Grades 3 to 5, allergy aware

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 http://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, Jan. 5, 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 mamaronecklibrary.org.

 

A Christmas Wizard of Oz

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will be celebrating the holiday season this year with its family musical “A Christmas Wizard of Oz.” All the friends you know from Dorothy’s famous trip to Oz return in a musical tale about the joy of giving and the happiness of home. But there’s a twist. All the characters in this fun tale will be played by one actor. Come see Artistic Director Jason Summers play more than 20 characters in this completely interactive, musical holiday experience. Performances: Saturday, Dec. 21, Sunday, Dec. 22, Tuesday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 28, Sunday, Dec. 29. All shows at noon. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit www.wstshows.com and buy your tickets online or call 914-630-0804. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

 

Westchester Chorale concert

Dec. 14. Rarely heard but musically uplifting choral classics are the focus of the Dec. 14 concert by the Westchester Chorale in Larchmont. Under the baton of Douglas Kostner, the 40-person community chorus will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 77, “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Magnificat.”

Saturday, Dec. 14, 4 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Ave., wheelchair accessible. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $10, available in advance at the Westchester Chorale website, westchesterchorale.org, or at the door.

For more information: 914-237-9546 or info@westchesterchorale.org.

The Chorale will be accompanied by full orchestra, many of whom are local talent, highly-skilled musicians from the Sound Shore community. The Chorale welcomes returning soloists Roseanne Ackerley, soprano, Shawn Marie Jeffery, alto, and Nicolas Dávila, tenor, as well as Kreshnik Zhabjaku, bass, who makes his Westchester debut touting a distinguished musical career which spans two continents.

First performed in 1723, the opening movement of Bach’s cantata is filled with symbolic implications masterfully woven with a solo trumpet which picks up and repeats the melody sung by the chorus. The music builds from here to elucidate Bach’s vision of the musical and spiritual path we need to undertake to commit our body and soul to the almighty.

 

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 pre-licensing class scheduled for: Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 26 at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec, 28 at 10 a.m., Sunday Dec. 29 at 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8 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.

 

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, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29, 2013, and 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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