What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 12-6-2013

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.

Mamaroneck’s third annual holiday
arts and crafts fair

Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free admission

Mamaroneck Public Library
Presented by the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council and the Mamaroneck Public Library

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/

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.

Neighborhood nature: Family style
This series of walks led by Sheldrake naturalists continues this time for the whole family. Explore together around beautiful Goodliffe Pond, how animals and plants are getting ready as winter approaches. Look for chipmunk and insect holes, search for squirrel nests in the trees, and hunt for hickory nuts and acorns. You may think it’s early, but you’ll also find tiny tree buds all ready for spring. Before you leave, visit the nature center to enjoy hot cider and more nature with Jim Sutherland’s spectacular bird photos.

Larchmont Reservoir, meeting place: Sheldrake nature center, 685 Weaver St.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Members free, non-members $10 per adult, $5 per child

RSVP to Amy at scheduling@sheldrakecenter.org
Sheldrake Environmental Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire environmental awareness and action in the community, and to preserve, protect and enhance local environmental resources. The center is located at 685 Weaver St. in Larchmont. More information on Sheldrake and its programs can be obtained by visiting www.sheldrakecenter.org, or by contacting Amy at 914-834-1443 or at scheduling@sheldrakecenter.org.

Knights of Columbus event
The Knights of Columbus Mamaroneck Council 2247 is hosting a screening of the acclaimed documentary film, “The Triumph,” on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Ave., New Rochelle, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“The Triumph” is about the reported apparitions of the blessed Virgin Mary in Medjugorje. Net proceeds will support our charitable initiatives. Filmed in Medjugorje, the film is approximately two hours long and shows God’s love for humanity. In English, with Spanish subtitles, the film calls a viewer to prayer.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at St. Vito’s Parish Center, 826 Underhill Ave., Mamaroneck or by calling Jim O’Neill, treasurer, at 914-220-2935 to reserve tickets for either the 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. viewing. If availability permits, tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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.

Sandbox Theatre’s January dance registration open
Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931c E. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck.

Visit our website at www.wstshows.com to see full schedule and fees or call 914-630-0804 for more information.

Creative movement for pre-K to first graders on Mondays.

Ballet for second to 12th graders on Mondays

Tap for second thru 12th graders on Tuesdays.

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