What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 8-15-2015

Mamaroneck Public Library events

Mamaroneck Public Library is proud to announce adults who are card holders in good standing may borrow ipads. Library ipads circulate for two weeks and can be reserved at the reference desk or at 630-5888. They may be used at any location tht has a wireless connection and are preloaded with e-books. Whether you need an iPad to take on vacation, or want to give one a try before you buy your own, iPads can be used both for learning and fun. A limited quantity is available, call 630-5075 for more information.

Make friends as you practice speaking English

Come participate speaking English at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m in the Historical Society room. Registration is suggested but not necessary. See Marianne at the adult reference desk or call 630-5887 for more information.

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 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.

Movie Mondays

No registration Required.

Disney’s ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2014, all age kids are welcome. This event is being held in the community room lower level, no registration required. Movie is rated PG.

Toddler time

A 30-minute program consisting of picture book stories, songs and games appropriate for 18 to 36 month-olds. Caregivers are expected to attend and their participation is an important element of the program. This event takes place in the lower level program room.

Larchmont Library activities 

Greet the day with yoga

Aug. 16 at 9 a.m., Damien Germino will guide participants through the basics of yoga demonstrating the profound positive effects, both physically and mentally, when practiced regularly. Each session will be held in the Larchmont Village Center located directly behind the Larchmont Public Library. Space is limited, you must register in order to attend. No experience is required. Participants must bring their own yoga mat or blanket. It is recommended to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated.

Open Mah Jongg Play

Monday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. meet in the Village Center. Join this group and play the ancient game of Mah Jongg. Please note there is no instruction provided and you will need to provide your own Mah Jongg game pieces. No registration required. This group does not meet when the library is closed for Monday holidays.

Mario Kart for Wii U tournament

Test your gaming skills on the new Wii U and compete against other gamers for the Mario Kart Tournament title. The game will be projected on the super large screen. The Mario Kart for Wii U Tournament is being held on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. grades five to eight. Meet in the Village Center. Registration is required.

Children’s corner of Larchmont
and Mamaroneck

The children’s corner of Larchmont-Mamaroneck is a before and after school program located in Larchmont, it is open to all children who attend kindergarten through sixth grade.  They serve working and non working families. Visit the website to make an apointment or drop in for more details you may also register online  at childrenscornerlm.org.

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 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.

Westchester Sandbox Theater

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is holding auditions for its Young People’s Theatre production of west does glee. Open to performers in grades K through 8, this musical revue will feature songs and dances from the hit TV show “Glee.” Directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Jason Summers, this show is the perfect opportunity for the young pop star in you. Auditions will be held Sunday Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday Aug. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre located at 931c E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. The show runs Sept. 19 to 21. A participation fee of $300 is required. All who audition will be cast in the show. For more information call
630-0804 or visit our website at wstshows.com.

Sandbox Casting call

Westchester Sandbox Theatre is calling all young actors and actresses. Registration for the 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.

 

Helping Hands for the Homeless
and Hungry 

The Homeless and Hungry, a nonprofit organization, prepares fresh, bagged lunches at Rye Presbyterian Church on the third Thursday of each month. The wrapped sandwiches are brought to the Grace Church Community Center in White Plains and distributed with a piece of fruit and juice or drink.

Helping Hands purchases and donates food, clothing, school supplies and makes cash grants to organizations for distribution to those in need. For more than 25 years, Helping Hands has partnered with dozens of social service agencies and churches who are on the front line providing for the basic needs of its neighbors.

Check out helpinghandsrye.org for more detailed information or if interested in volunteering. Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry can be reached via mail at P.O. Box 982 in Rye.

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