What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 2-21-14

Five-hour pre-licensing class

Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: 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.

Westchester Sandbox Theater events

New improv workshop

With Westchester Sandbox Theatre staff members Jovan C Richards and Ricky Romano The Drop Your Jaw Improv Troupe, a part of the Sandbox family since last fall, invites all teen performers interested in comic improv to join their super awesome improv workshop. Learn from a skilled group of trained actors all the secrets, skills and super powers you need to be great at improv.

This is a one day only workshop: Located at 931c E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck

Saturday, Feb. 22

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Open to performers in grades 7 to 12

Call 914-630-0804 to register for the low registration fee of $100, you get all of the following:

-the awesome three-hour workshop working alongside members of the Drop Your Jaw Improv Troupe.

-a complimentary ticket to Drop Your Jaw’s Family Friendly Improv Show that night at 7 p.m.

-a t-shirt to commemorate your work with Drop Your Jaw.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Limited room, so register now.

At Home on the Sound events

Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms–Why We Don’t Have Effective Gun Control and How We Could

At Home on the Sound, the service organization for older residents in the area, will take up gun control in its bimonthly series on March 5. Attorney Stanley Futterman will discuss “Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms–Why We Don’t Have Effective Gun Control and How We Could.”

His talk will explore the historical and legal underpinnings of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: how an 18th century rule restricting Congress from interfering with any of the 13 states’ ability to establish a “well-regulated militia” became a legal impediment even to states regulating the possession of firearms. Futterman will underline how the way politics is practiced today has prevented Congress from taking effective action on gun control to overcome this perceived limitation.

Futterman, a Larchmont resident, has had a distinguished career in more than four decades as a government lawyer, law professor and partner in several major law firms. He practices law under his own name in Manhattan. His degrees are from Columbia, Harvard Law and the Harvard/Kennedy School of Government.

The program at Sts. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room is open to the public at no charge. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m., program 4 p.m. Info at 834-899-3150.

Irish rover coming to Home on the Sound

Irish-born Daniel Martin, Ph.D , thanks to At Home on the Sound, will take an audience on a lively journey March 17 with a talk called “Wild Rover, Faces of the Wandering Irish.” Martin, blessed with his country’s gift of storytelling, will provide an overview of Irish history from the early Celts to its European Union debut, occasionally interjecting song and poetry.

Dr. Martin is founder and president of Cross River Connections, which is specialized in the field of personal, organizational and social change through the art of dialogue, which Martin defines as skilled interaction for creative outcomes. Educated in three countries, Martin worked in Kenya for a number of years before moving to the U.S. in 1984. Since then, he has also been a consultant to the U.N. environment program, a speaker and retreat leader in the field of ecology and spirituality/ethics, and a consultant to many organizations.

At Home on the Sound, a service organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals over 60, hosts free bi-monthly programs open to the public. At Sts. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room, refreshments at 3:30 p.m., program at 4 p.m..
Info: 899-3150.

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.”

Mamaroneck Public Library events 

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, 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


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, 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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