What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 3-7-14

Mamaroneck Public Library events 

Reading and book signing of “Requiem for Njeri”

Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

“Requiem for Njeri,” by Waithira Mbuthia-Protano is a collection of poems, along with Mbuthia-Protano’s lyrics and music by psychologist and composer Dr. George Groth.

The book is dedicated to the author’s daughter—whose young life was claimed by bipolar disorder—and questions the actions of the people, the institutions and the laws evoking shame, stigma and indifference to such illness.

At Home on the Sound events

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 on 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.

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.

 Knitting for charity

Chocolations and Lola’s Tea House are sponsoring a Knitting for Charity program to fill the need for items of clothing for My Sister’s Place, MSP, in White Plains.

Our next knitting and crocheting session is scheduled for Saturday, March 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chocolations, 607 E. Boston Post Road.

Westchester Sandbox Theatre auditions

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre announces auditions for its YPT Kids and Tweens production of the classic musical “42nd Street,” directed by artistic director Jason Summers.

Auditions are open to performers in grades K through 8.

Auditions will take place on Sunday March 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday March 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, located at 931c East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

Performers should prepare a song for auditions and bring sheet music, a karaoke track or be prepared to sing acapella.

A registration fee of $395 is due at the first rehearsal.

Performances are May 9 through 18.

For more information, visit our website at wstshows.com or call 914-630-0804.

 Emelin Theatre debuts Dance Off the Grid

The Emelin is thrilled to debut its new series Dance Off the Grid.

On March 20, OTG brings the top talent in contemporary dance with thought-provoking choreography by Gotheiner; a celebration of dance in Latsky’s “Solo Countersolo” featuring a mature performer in the midst of younger dancers; Munisteri’s “Time Remaining…” an assemblage of 11 choreographic pieces culled from his repertory dances and Petronio’s “bud” set to the music of Rufus Wainwright.

This event will feature ZviDance, Heidi Latsky Dance, Ben Munisteri Dance Projects and Stephen Petronio Company.

Thurs, March 20, April 24, May 15 at 8 p.m.

$25 per event

153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck

For tickets: 914-698-0098 or emelin.org

 Five-hour prelicensing class

Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck has the 5-hour prelicensing class scheduled for  Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, March 12, at 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 16, at 10 a.m.; Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, March 26, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m.; Sunday, April 6, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, April 9, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m.; Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, April 23, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.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.

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.”

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