What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 8-1-2014

Mamaroneck Public Library events

Book sale

Half price book sale on Friday, Aug. 1

Check out the half-price book sale all day from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Books are now 50 percent off already reduced prices.

Estate & Medicaid workshop

Estate & Medicaid planning workshop with Pat Micek, esq., is being held on Saturday, Aug. 2 and 23 at 11 a.m. in the community room on the lower level. Call Pat Micek at 834-3500 to reserve a spot.

Social Security

Understand how to coordinate your Social Security with your other sources of retirement income. This presentation is educational in nature; no products will be sold and there are no further obligations. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 428-6440, or contact Susan Romano at Susan.romano@lobplanning.com.

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 Thursday, Aug. 7, and on Tuesday, 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 kids movie Mondays

3:30 p.m. in August

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.

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

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

Larchmont Library activities for children and young adults

Library lab with the Westchester Children’s Museum: DNA detectives

Ages 8 to 11 on Thursday, July 31, at 4 p.m. Registration required. Lab coats, goggles and lab equipment is provided as kids are guided through the scientific method of extracting DNA strands from strawberry cells.

Cartooning with Mike Teator

Tuesdays, Aug. 5 and 19 at 4 p.m. Cartooning with Miked Teator. Ages 8 to 11. Registration required.

Do you like cartoons and animated figures like Garfield and Super Mario Brothers? Come find out how to draw your favorite characters from local artist and after-school instructor Mike Teator. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Library. Please register for each class individually.

Stories for Mad Scientists Club

Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. balloon rockets and straw towers. Ages 5 to 7. Registration required.

How does air pressure impact everyday objects around you? Come hear some windy stories and experiment with straws to make towers and balloon rockets.

Story laboratory: Monster Mash

Thursday, Aug. 7, at 2:15 p.m. Ages 3 to 4. Registration required.

Hear stories of our favorite monsters and see how a little mixing can create monster slime. We’ll also create monsters out of our footprints.

Library lab with Westchester Children’s Museum: Sharks

Thursday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m. Ages 8 to 11. Registration required.

Venture through a fantastic lesson in comparative anatomy during the dissection of a preserved dogfish shark, make a shark-o-meter to measure dozens of different species and taste a piece of freshly cooked Mako shark steak.

Just Dance 2014 tournament

Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. Grades 5 to 8. Meet in the Village Center. Registration required.

Test your gaming skills and compete against other gamers for the Just Dance 2014 Xbox 360 tournament title. The game will be projected on a large screen.

Guilty Conscience Book Club.

Thursday, Aug.7, at 7 p.m. Meet in the
Michael P. Coords Activity Room.

For August, the club will read and discuss “Fahrenheit 451,” the classic bestseller by Ray Bradbury. Books will be available in the library beginning four weeks prior to the club meeting date. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Five-hour pre-licensing class

Formula One Driving School, located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, has its five-hour pre-licensing class scheduled for 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

Pirate school

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.

Fundraiser for Honor Flight

Hudson Valley Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that offers American World War II veterans a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials. The organization is partnering with Westchester County Veterans Service Agency to make the trip out of Westchester County Airport possible on Oct. 18.

Volunteers are needed to help:

-Fundraise

-Contact local businesses and organizations to seek sponsorship opportunities

-Locate interested veterans

-Coordinate travel information

-Escort veterans to and from Westchester County Airport

-Serve as a voice to the veteran community

Funds will send WWII veterans to Washington D.C. Individuals interested in volunteering should visit HVHonorFlight.com or call
845-391-0076. Additional information is available at westchestergov.com.

 

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