What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 2-7-14

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.

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 www.mamaronecklibrary.org.

Five-hour pre-licensing class

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

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.

Real Estate Career Seminar

Weichert, Realtors located at 2090 Boston Post Road in Larchmont offers a complimentary information session on embarking upon a career in residential real estate sales.  Topics covered include the process of obtaining a real estate license, a discussion of different  educational options as well as a description of daily activities of both  part time and full time real estate sales agents. The seminars will be held on Monday, February 3 and Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. Please call Mary McElroy, assistant manager at 914-833-0800 to make a reservation. The local real estate market is heating up.

Women’s Club event

The Woman’s Club Of Mamaroneck welcomes Susan Riley, the director of the Mamaroneck Library, who will describe and discuss the 21st Century library and its importance to the community.

Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 504 Cortlandt Ave.

Coffee, tea and dessert will be served. The cost is $5. For reservations, call Clare at
914-381-6985.

Westchester Sandbox Theater events

February Break A Leg, Make A Show Camp

Open to aspiring theatre stars ages 7 to 13. Feb, 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking for something to do this mid-winter break? WST announces its first-ever February Break A Leg, Make A Show Camp for young performers.

Campers will work with members of the WST staff to create, write and stage their very own musical to be performed for family and friends at the end of the week.

Camp will meet Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will culminate in a performance Friday evening.

While creating their own show, campers will also be receiving instruction in improvisation, vocal technique, dance and so much more.

Registration is extremely limited, so don’t wait.

The camp registration fee is $300, but register by Feb. 7 and pay only $250.

Make this the best February break ever and register today.

“Sherlock Holmes” auditions

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre announces auditions for its YPT Teens production of “Sherlock Holmes,” a new adaptation of the famous detective story. Directed by Executive Director Dan Ferrante, the show is open to performers in Grades 7 through 12. Auditions will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, located at
931C E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

Performances are April 10 to 13. A participation fee is required. For more information, visit our website at www.wstshows.com or call us
914-630-0804.

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.”

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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