What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 7-25-2014

Mamaroneck Public Library events

Required reads roundtable

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

Meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays July 24 and Aug. 7, and on Tuesdays, July 29 and Aug. 12.

Stop into one of the new teen book discussions all about titles you must read and get the help you need with required school notes.

For weekly title schedules and to reserve your spot, contact the Mamaroneck Teen Library at 630-5875.

Light refreshments provided.

Free teen movies

Mondays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library

Start time 5 p.m., All films rated PG-13

July 28 “I, Frankenstein”

Aug. 4 “47 Ronin”

Aug. 11 “Jack Ryan”

No registration required; just stop in and grab a seat.

Xbox games available before and after film.

Free kids movie Mondays

3:30 p.m. in July and August

July 28 “Despicable Me 2”

Aug. 4 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)”

Aug. 11 “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2”

Aug. 18 “Muppets Most Wanted”

Contact the Mamaroneck Children’s Library for details at 630-5894. No registration required.

Fizz, boom, read

Summer reading programs and activities for grade school children begin.

July 29 Fizz Boom Bounce

Aug. 5 Fizz Boom Slime

Aug. 12 Fizz Boom Robots

Spark a reaction: Teen summer reading programs

No camp? No problem.

Summer fun has begun for local teens at the Mamaroneck Library.

Teens entering grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join us for:

Movie Mondays at 5 p.m.

Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays for book discussions, simple science poppers and bingo

Spark a Reaction Wednesday activities and projects

NYS summer reading online, reviews
and raffles

Community service and volunteer opportunities

Xbox and board games and much, much more.

Contact the Mamaroneck Teen Library at 630-5875 for detailed schedule of events or check out our website calendar mamaronecklibrary.org.

Program photos and events can be found on the Mamaroneck Library Teens Facebook page.

Portraits honor community veterans

The Mamaroneck Public Library is showcasing “The Veterans Project,” an all-day event on July, 25, 2014. The Reilly League of Artists launched The Veteran’s Project to honor veterans in the community.

Portraits were painted of individuals from all branches of the armed services, from different types of service, representing all races and both genders. A selection of paintings from the project will be shown at the Mamaroneck Library, where the paintings will be available for purchase.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the veteran focused “Project Heal” at Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, a group that helps returning vets cope with PTSD and other issues.

For more information about this or future events go to mamaronecklibrary.org/events.html.

Sandbox Theatre fall registration

Westchester Sandbox Theatre is calling all young actors and actresses. Registration for our fall semester of acting classes is now open. Gain confidence, learn new skills and become a stronger performer in this class that uses improvisation, monologues and scene work to create theatrical magic.

Wednesdays, Sept. 27 through Nov. 19

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kindergarten to fourth grade

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., fifth grade to eighth grade

$385 for the full semester

Located at 931c E. Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. For more information, call 630-0804 or visit wstshows.com

Free concert series

The Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council is sponsoring Summer Nights on the Sound. This is Mamaroneck’s free concert series at Harbor Island Park starting on July 27 and Aug. 3.

Concerts start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Bands are mostly local artists who are living or have lived in Mamaroneck or surrounding towns.

The line-up is as follows:

July 27 Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart

Aug. 3 Bensen-Scott Big Band

Five-hour pre-licensing class

Formula One Driving School, located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, has the five-hour pre-licensing class scheduled for  Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, July 30, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m.; Sunday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m.; Saturday Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m.

This class is required by New York State for new drivers before they can take their road test.

Please call 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.

Garden tour

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is overseeing tours of the gardens, located at 945 North Broadway in Yonkers. See the website at untermyergardens.org. It’s a beautiful Persian garden with many other features including Greek, Roman, Italian and much more, and there is an interesting background story. The garden is undergoing an extensive long-term restoration in partnership with the City of Yonkers. The conservancy gives 90-minute docent-led public tours every Sunday, $10 per person, free for children under 12, no pre-registration is required.

 

Saxon Woods Park events

“School” is in session

Do you want to learn how to become a pirate? On Saturday, Aug. 2 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saxon Woods Park in White Plains will have activities for children and their families to come and learn how to stand, talk, laugh and sing like a pirate by the pool.

Superhero Day

Superhero Day is here. There will be a hunt to find a hidden treasure in which you can let your inner superhero shine during “Superhero Day.” It is being held at Saxon Woods Pool, Wednesday, Aug. 6, and starts at noon with a parade around the pool deck.

A prize will be awarded to the best superhero costume.

Saxon Woods Pool is located at 1800 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 864-PARK for more information and rain contingency information.

 

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