What’s Going On in Mamaroneck

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.

STEM programs for young scientists

Saturday Dec. 14

The Wright Stuff: Air inventions

How do you invent something? The Wright Brothers are perfect examples of true inventors. Junior inventors use odd materials to create a flying object and experiment with the museum’s fantastic wind tunnel. Grades 2 through 5.

DNA Detectives: “Gene”-ious scientist in the making

Saturday Jan. 4

Lab coats, goggles and equipment provided as children are guided through extracting DNA from strawberry cells. Grades 3 to 5, allergy aware.

Solar race cars: Energize your mind

Saturday Feb. 1

Build a solar-powered car while learning the difference between potential and kinetic energy. Investigate solar panels and race your very own car.

Grades K to 5 with an adult

Space is limited. Registration will begin three weeks before each program date. For further information, call the Mamaroneck Children’s Library at 914-630-5894 www.mamaronecklibrary.org. Visit the Westchester Children’s Museum online at http://www.discoverwcm.org/

Mamaroneck’s third-annual holiday arts and crafts fair

Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free admission

Mamaroneck Public Library

Presented by the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council and the Mamaroneck Public Library

The Remembrance Tree

The fifth anniversary of the ribbon ceremony to remember children who have died, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in the park at the corner of Palmer Avenue and Weaver Street in the Town of Mamaroneck.

The Remembrance Tree became a reality when two families forged a friendship after the deaths of their children. The Remembrance Tree was born out of a desire to unite other families in the community who had lost children of all ages, due to any circumstances, for whom the holidays are especially difficult and for whom there is a need to know that their children are remembered.

In that spirit, there will be an annual event for these families at the Palmer-Weaver park. Loved ones are invited to bring a white ribbon with the name of their child written on it so that it may be tied to a branch of the evergreen where the remembrance plaque sits. This will be a reminder during the winter holidays that their child’s light continues to shine.

To the ends of the Earth with At Home on the Sound map expert

The Greeks mapped the world by the stars, the road building Romans by milestones. Now, as satellites allow geospatial analysis, Timothy Alexander, a specialist in the field, will look at geography’s past and future with a talk called “On and Off the Map.” Sponsored by At Home on the Sound, his two two-part, visual presentation on Dec. 4 and 18 will look at mapping techniques and the explosion of human viewpoints. He will present maps in literature, painting and advertising and as graphics themselves by contemporary artists. The second program will include aerial landscapes, views from space, and an analysis of the GPS.

At Home on the Sound is a service organization for residents 60 and over who live independently. The talks are free and open to the public at Sts. John and Paul rectory meeting room. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m., program at 4 p.m. www.AtHomeontheSound.org

38th annual Westchester Cat Show

Cats and kittens in competition, in exquisite cat couture and available for adoption.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 to 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. Tickets sold at the door: Adults $14, seniors $12, children ages 5 to 12 $6.

Public Transit: Westchester Bee Line Bus System to the door; walk from Metro-North White Plains Station.

For driving directions, call 914-995-4050, or go to www.countycenter.biz.

For all other Cat Show information, call
914-739-5408 or westchestercatshow@verizon.net.

Visit www.westchester-feline.org for more information, and to download a discount coupon.

The Westchester All Stars Christmas Concert for wounded veterans brings holiday cheer

Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Actors Tony Darrow and Paul Borghese are back again this year to host an evening of live performances by New York Yankee legend and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams plus many, many more.The evening presents original holiday music by Westchester County’s greatest musicians. The proceeds from the event will benefit two wounded veterans organizations: The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Veterans Adaptive Sports, Inc. Tax-deductible tickets cost $25, $35 and $50. To purchase tickets and learn more about the project, visit westchesterallstarschristmas.com.

Knights of Columbus event

The Knights of Columbus Mamaroneck Council 2247 is hosting a screening of the acclaimed documentary film, “The Triumph,” on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Ave., New Rochelle, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“The Triumph” is about the reported apparitions of the blessed Virgin Mary in Medjugorje. Net proceeds will support our charitable initiatives. Filmed in Medjugorje, the film is approximately two hours long and shows God’s love for humanity. In English, with Spanish subtitles, the film calls a viewer to prayer.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at St. Vito’s Parish Center, 826 Underhill Ave., Mamaroneck or by calling Jim O’Neill, treasurer, at 914-220-2935 to reserve tickets for either the 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. viewing. If availability permits, tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Girl Scout Holiday Gift and Craft Fair

The Girl Scouts of Larchmont-Mamaroneck will be holding their annual Holiday Gift and Craft Fair on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Larchmont Girl Scout House. A variety of local vendors will be selling jewelry, clothing, chocolate, soaps, pottery, hostess gifts, knitted wear and more. Girl Scout troops will also be selling handmade gifts and crafts. Refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase as well as ingredients to make your own S’mores outside around the campfire. Please join us. Admission is free and the fair is open to the public.

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, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, 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.

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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