What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 5-9-2014

Mamaroneck Public Library events

Volunteer, it pays

Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the community room.

Brenda Wilkin, outreach coordinator at the Volunteer Center, will  give you answers about volunteering and volunteer opportuntities. No registration required.

“Saving Mr. Banks”

On Tuesday, May 13, at 11 a.m., this film about P.L. Travers and Walt Disney will be featured in the community room. This is a free event.

No reservation required. Film rated PG-13.

Crafternoons

Calling all yarn crafters. Do you craft? Are you a knitter? A crocheter? An embroiderer? A felter?

Join library staff and friends who love to work and create beautiful things with yarn.

Thursdays, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18 and October 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room.

No registration required. This is a free event.

Urban Coyotes

Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m.

in the program room.

Frank Vicenti, president of the Wild Dog Foundation will give a presentation on the coyote’s behaviour, habitats, ecology and preservation. There is no fee to attend.

Call the reference desk of the library at
914-630-5888 to register.

Required reads roundtable

For Hommocks, Mamaroneck High School, Rye Neck Middle and High School students.

The roundtable will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays, July 10, 24 and Aug. 7 and on Tuesdays,
July 15, 29 and Aug. 12.

There will be a different title and grade level highlighted each session.

Contact the Mamaroneck Teen Library at 914-630-5875 for weekly title schedule and to reserve your spot.

Light refreshments provided.

Down to Earth Farmers Markets
open Mother’s Day weekend

Down to Earth Farmers Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and food makers who source locally. From this unique combination, you’ll find delicious fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised meats, chicken and eggs; breads and baked goods; pickles; prepared foods to go; fresh dairy items and never-frozen fish—to name just some of the bounty.

Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market

Opening Day, Saturday, May 10.

Saturdays through December 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In the Metro-North parking lot off of Chatsworth Avenue.

Buy a bottle, help a neighbor

On Mother’s Day weekend, from Friday, May 9 to Sunday, May 11, Post Wines and Spirits in Larchmont is donating one dollar to the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force for every bottle sold.

Mothers and gift buyers are also welcome to sample the wares at free wine tastings on Friday, May 9, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday,
May 10, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Post Wines and Spirits is located at 2112 Boston Post Road, at the corner of Larchmont Avenue, in Larchmont.

Mother’s Day weekend hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

The Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force is an all-volunteer coalition of community organizations, houses of worship and concerned citizens dedicated to assisting families living in Larchmont and Mamaroneck who need food. It runs a food pantry that distributes a nutritional bag of groceries providing four days of meals, twice a month.

To learn more, to volunteer, or to donate, visit us on the web at LMFoodPantry.org.

Larchmont Public Library events

Mother’s Day flower arranging workshop

Friday, May 9, at 3:30 p.m. Ages 7 to 10.

Its your one-stop shop for Mother’s Day. Come join local florist Noriko Goroff to create a beautiful arrangement that mom is sure to love.

Registration required.

SAT practice test

Saturday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.

Independent counselors from Applerouth Tutoring Services will administer this practice SAT test, which will help you achieve the best score possible. A small investment of your time on this Saturday morning can help you gain entrance to the college of your choice.

Students wishing to participate may register by phone at 914-371-8000 or online at applerouth.com/signup. Use Applerouth registration code: M123162.

Richard Kemper essay contest

On Wednesday, May 21, at 3 p.m., the Richard Kemper Essay Contest ceremony will begin in the multi-tiered classroom off the lobby of the main entrance to Mamaroneck High School and will then move outside to Richard M. Kemper Park, a World War II Memorial.

In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, students wrote essays on D-Day’s impact on today’s world. The winning essays will be read at the ceremony. Awards will be $500 for first prize, $250 for second and $100 for the winning poster, which advertised the contest. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Westchester Sandbox

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 August 8, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Auditions

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is holding
auditions for its summer Young People’s Theatre production of “Tarzan: The Musical,” open to performers ages 5 to 13.

Auditions will be held on Sunday,
May 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, May 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, located at 931 East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

Performances are July 12 through July 20.

A participation fee is required.

For more information, visit our website at wstshows.com or call 914.630.0804.

Five-hour prelicensing class

Formula One Driving School, located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m.; Sunday, May 18, at 10 a.m.; Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, May 28, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m.; Sunday, June 8, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, June 11, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, June 18, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, June 25, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 28, 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 website at formulaonedrivingschool.com to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming Insurance Reduction/Point Reduction Class dates.

Westchester Chorale concert

The Westchester Chorale presents two
exquisite celebrations of life in their spring concert. Led by musical director Douglas Kostner, the Westchester Chorale is an auditioned avocational chorus of 50 men and women dedicated to the performance of great choral-orchestral music.

They will be accompanied at the May 18 concert by Christopher Creagan, associate organist for the Riverside Church in New York City performing on Larchmont Avenue Church’s 3,000-pipe organ.

Date: Sunday, May 18, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Ave., wheelchair accessible.

Tickets: $25 general admission; $22 seniors; $10 students, available in advance at the Westchester Chorale website: westchesterchorale.org, or at the door.

For more information: 914-237-9546

or info@westchesterchorale.org.

Westchester Broadway Dinner
Theater shows

Located at 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford

For tickets, call the box office at 914-592-2222 or visit broadwaytheatre.com

Sultry night of salsa

Date: May 12

Time: Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Price: $80 plus tax, per person

A wonderful tribute to the music of the legendary singers: Frankie Ruiz, Tito Rodriguez and La Lupe.

An exciting night of music performed by the MTG All Stars Orchestra lead by Hector La Llave Leguillow.

The Hit Men

Date: May 13

Time: Dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Price: $80 plus tax, per person

Experience the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s as you first heard them. Take a trip back through rock and roll history from the guys who lived and breathed the experience.

This amazing super group of musicians,
vocalists, arrangers and composers share great back stories and anecdotes from their days in recording studios and on the tour with Frankie Valli and many others.

Become a Girl Scout leader

Wednesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 21, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Larchmont/Mamaroneck invite you to join them for a parent’s night out and informational session about becoming a Girl Scout leader.

Come learn how to make a difference in next generation of female leaders.

The session will be held at the Girl Scout House, 90 Harmon Drive, Larchmont.

Please RSVP to gslmrecruit@gmail.com.

Neighborhood tree walk

Please join us for a family-oriented neighborhood walk, sponsored by the Village of Mamaroneck Tree Committee.

What: Hands-on, interactive walk through the Melbourne Avenue neighborhood.

When: Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m., rain date May 31.

Where: Meet at Tompkins Avenue Bridge—Phillips Park Road and E. Prospect Avenue, near House of Honda and ASAP—for a walk along Melbourne Avenue.

Naturalist Jenny Geer, from the Sheldrake Environmental Center, will lead the walk.

Geer will demonstrate how to identify trees from their bark, flowers and leaves, explain the ecological relationship of trees to other life forms, explore what is happening now in the tree life cycle and discuss the value of neighborhood trees to the community and environment.

No registration or fee is required. All adults and children are welcome.

Folk musicians to play
at the Rye Meeting House

Saturday, May 17, at 4 p.m.

John Scardina and Friends, a group of folk musicians, will play at the Rye Meeting House in a program called “Building an Environmental Movement through Music: a Tribute to Pete Seeger and the Clearwater.”

The group performs songs of peace and hope to advance good will in the world. Scardina and his fellow musicians will illustrate how music can inspire environmental activism.

Admission: Free.

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