What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 4-4-14

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, 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.

Meet the author of “Freedom’s Gate”

Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in the community room.

Meet 91 year-old WWII veteran John Kulhan, and share his memoir, a riveting true story of miracles and hope.

“Freedom’s Gate” is a historical autobiography by Scarsdale author John Kulhan and his daughters, Dr. Darline Kulhan and Ann Marie Kulhan.

It is the poignant story of a Slovak freedom fighter who triumphed over tyranny. This is also a true story about the miracles that led this decorated war hero and his family to play a pivotal role in St. Faustina’s canonization.

To reserve your seat for this free program, please call the reference desk at 914-630-5888.

Signed books will be available for purchase.

Hire me: keys to a great job interview

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Free workshop conducted by a professional counselor, sponsored by WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service.

In the workshop, you will understand the latest trends in interviewing, including behavior-based questions, learn how to avoid the most common interview mistakes, overcome your fears and develop confidence to manage the interview process.

Register by calling the reference desk at 914-698-1250 x3.

Larchmont Public Library events

2nd annual spelling bee

Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m.

Social Hall, Larchmont Temple,

75 Larchmont Ave.

We created a huge buzz with last year’s bee and there’s sure to be swarms of excitement this year. It’s going to be a fun and exciting event, so bee there. Open to adults and teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.

Senior series: Protecting your assets from the cost of long-term care

Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

Join Sarah Meyers in the Michael P. Coords activity room for this informational program that will focus on the issues of eldercare and provide the answers to your questions. The program will cover the basics of elder law and Medicaid planning in order to protect your assets from the cost of long-term care.

Also discussed will be Medicaid trusts, estate planning and advanced directives such as powers of attorney and health care proxies.

No registration required.

Teen book club

Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Meet in the Michael P. Coords activity room.

For April, the teen book club will read and discuss “Insignia” by S. J. Kincaid. Copies of the book will be available in the library beginning three weeks prior to the meeting date.

All teens are welcome and encouraged to be a part of the group. No registration necessary.

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.

Summer at the sandbox

A fantastic performing arts day camp, Summer At The Sandbox, is open to campers ages 7 to 13 looking to act, sing, dance and be creative this summer.

Camp director Benjamin Sterling Cannon, former Broadway performer and current performing arts educator, will lead campers on a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression as he and his staff help campers write and create their very own show. We take field trips to the beach, the Bronx Zoo and even Playland.

Camp sessions run July 7 to July 25 and July 28 to Aug. 8, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Three-week session is $900 and two-week session is $600.

Five-hour prelicensing class

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

Emelin Theatre events

Galumpha

Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings life to a world of imagination, beauty and merriment.

The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.

Paris Combo

Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

This fascinating quintet from Paris brings back a cabaret-style sound reminiscent of the Paris of the late ’30s. The French-based acoustic combo has struck a positive chord with critics and audiences for their fun-loving mix of jazz, French pop, cabaret, gypsy, Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms. Paris Combo is fronted by the delightful chanteuse Belle du Berry who also plays the accordion and is the company’s lyricist.

Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass

Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.

Dan Paisley has appeared at the Emelin more than any other bluegrass artist. Continuing in the hard-driving tradition of his late father, Bob Paisley, Dan and the band deliver intense, relentless, take-no-prisoners bluegrass of the first order. This appearance introduces a third-generation Paisley to the Emelin audience: Dan’s young son, Ryan, on mandolin.

Rally for reading

Stories of resilience in the face of tremendous odds will be the theme in Room to Read Westchester’s Rally for Reading on April 10, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at the Larchmont Shore Club located at 1 Oak Bluff Ave., Larchmont.

This event will feature a talk by Christine Baker Kline, author of New York Times’ bestseller “Orphan Train,” a luncheon and silent auction.

The $75 ticket includes a copy of the book. All proceeds will benefit Room to Read, a global nonprofit organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

For more information, write to westchester@roomtoread.org or visit roomtoread.org/westchester.

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