What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 4-18-14

Mamaroneck Public Library events

“Shellshocked,” back by popular demand

Wednesday, April 23, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Price: Free

The Marine Education Center at Harbor Island Park and the LISoundFest proudly present this special screening and presentation of “Shellshocked” in the community room. All ages welcome.

Hands-on tanks will be available for exploration.

Q&A sessions with our local marine experts.

This program is a sneak peek of the upcoming Long Island Sound Science Festival to be held this fall.

Larchmont Public Library events

New movie matinee

“American Hustle”

Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Winner of the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Picture and nominated for numerous Academy Awards including Best Picture. Larchmont’s own David O. Russell, son of Bernard and Maria Russell, who grew up on Mountain Street, wrote the screenplay and directed the film starring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner
and Jennifer Lawrence. Rated R.

Learn to play the ancient game of mah jongg

Thursdays, April 24 through May 29 at 11 a.m.

Join mah jongg instructor, Regina Klenosky, and learn to play this ancient game. You’ll not only learn the basics, you will learn various strategies that will help you to play your best and win.

Registration is required.

Westchester Sandbox Theatre events

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is located at 931 East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. For more information on these or other programs and events, and for registration materials, visit our website at wstshows.com or call 914-630-0804.

Auditions

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is holding auditions for its YPT Kids production of “Dr. Dolittle,” a musical that tells the story of a wacky doctor who can talk to the animals. The show is open to all performers in kindergarten through fifth grade and will be directed by artistic director Jason Summers.

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 27, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Performances will be held from June 6 to June 15.

Five-hour prelicensing class

Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck has the 5-hour prelicensing class scheduled for 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.

Emelin Theatre events

Dance Off the Grid

The Emelin is thrilled to debut its new series Dance Off the Grid. Dance Off the Grid—OTG—is the latest iteration of the critically-acclaimed series Dance Under the Influence, hailed as a must-see “eclectic performance series” by The New Yorker. Curated by renowned dance critic Valerie Gladstone, the series features the top talent of contemporary dance. These showpieces will not only range from ballet to modern to puppetry to everything in between, consisting of only the absolute best from performers at the peak of the profession and the height of their skills; the evenings will also reveal the inspirations behind each work.

Featuring Mark Gindick, Khaleah London, David Parker and the Bang Group, and the Sa Dance Company.

Thursday, April 24, May 15 at 8 p.m.

$25 per event,  153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck

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

Brentano String Quartet

Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat-major, Op. 64, No. 3

Elgar: String Quartet in E-minor, Op. 83

Beethoven: Quartet in E-minor, Op. 59 No. 2

Recently appointed as the quartet in residence at the prestigious Yale School of Music, the internationally acclaimed Brentano String Quartet is renowned for their exquisite artistry.

Upcoming sustainability events

Earth Day clean-up

Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at Hommocks Conservation Area.

Join your neighbors to help clean up Hommocks Conservation Area near the middle school. Sure, you get your fill of cleaning up at home, but how often do you have a chance to watch Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson get her hands dirty in the great outdoors? The winter makes a mess of our local environment, but together we can join forces, meet neighbors and feel good about Mamaroneck and ourselves.

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