Theater camp open house
The Amadeus Summer Theater and Art Day Camp is holding an open house on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Camp gives children ages 6 to 16 the opportunity to perform musical theater, study two instruments, create art, compose, create sets, learn photography and film making, June 30 to Aug. 8. This year’s show is “The Little Mermaid.” The open house is located at Amadeus Conservatory of Music, 201 King Street, Chappaqua 10514. For further information and to RSVP, please call 914-238-0388, or visit our website, amadeusconservatory.com, amadeustheaterartscamp.com. Email: amadeus@
Rye library events
Free reading with Freading
Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.
Adoption: Everything you need to know
On Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Forever Families Through Adoption offers a free workshop for anyone interested in or involved in the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents and adoptees. Learn about both the domestic and international adoption processes. Se habla español. The library is located at 1 Haseco Ave. in Port Chester. For more information, call 914-939-6710 x110.
Wainwright joins with Mannes College for salon music series
What could be more wonderful than the classic elegance of Wainwright House for an evening of classical music? Announcing The Mannes Music Salon Series at Wainwright featuring the gifted young artists of The Mannes College New School for Music with Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska.
Starting this December, Wainwright House and Mannes College will offer a series of four classical music programs, each to be followed by a reception where guests will be able to meet and spend time with the artists. The dates of the salon series are March 1 and March 29. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon or $100 for the series of four.
Each of the salons will offer four individual programs and will include two evenings of piano and two evenings of chamber music. The series will be led by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska. Each evening will present pre-concert remarks, deepening the audience understanding and appreciation of the works performed.
Founded in 1916, Manhattan’s Mannes College The New School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. Mannes College is a division of The New School, an intellectually rich and dynamic institution renowned for its excellence, diversity and integrity.
Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic educational and learning centers in the United States.
The salon series will be concluded with a grand finale evening on April 26, 2014.
Do not miss your chance to hear world-class performances by the future stars in classical music. For reservations, call Wainwright House at 914-967-6080 or visit their website
www.wainwright.org. Seating is limited.
Rye Arts Center events
The Winter Guide is now online
Sign up now for new classes in Minecraft, Lego engineering, creative building, architecture, siege machine, and LittleBits Maker Maniacs. All in addition to photography, ceramics, music lessons and more. Don’t miss out. Sign up now.
Arts education program announces docent training
March 27 and 28
The Rye Arts Center will be offering Famous Artist Docent training March 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Performing Arts Room of The Rye Arts Center. Parents interested in bringing the Famous Artist Program to their local elementary school are encouraged to contact The Rye Arts Center or racfamousartists.wordpress.com to register their school to participate in this very popular arts education program. This year’s Famous Artist is the utterly unique Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was a court painter to the Habsburg Emperors. Arcimboldo is best known for his portraits composed entirely of fruits, vegetables, sea creatures, weapons and other physical material. His paintings embodied the mystical world of Rudolf II’s Prague and its fascination with magic, alchemy and astrology.
Rye Historical Society events
Square House Museum hours
The Rye Historical Society has announced that in January and February its Square House Museum will be open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The regular hours of operation, Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. remain unchanged.
Sunday visitors to the Square House Museum will be welcomed with fresh-brewed coffee and freshly baked cookies and a special “behind-the-ropes” guided tour of the museum or a fascinating gallery talk about the current exhibit, Rye during World War II.
For more information, please call 914-967-7588 or visit the Rye Historical Society’s website,
World War II film series continues
Following the enthusiastic response to its first WWII film series last fall, the Rye Historical Society invites the public to its Square House Museum on two January Sunday afternoons, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., for the next installment of classic and powerful films about World War II. The Square House Museum is located at 1 Purchase Street, Rye.
Jerome Coleman, a trustee of the Rye Historical Society and avid WWII buff, has selected two iconic films about that era. “Best Years of Our Lives” will be featured on Jan. 26. The winner of 7 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Frederic March, the film is about three U.S. servicemen readjusting to civilian life after coming home from WWII.
The program cost is $5 each showing for the general public and free admission for veterans and active military service personnel. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. For reservations, call the Rye Historical Society at
914-967-7588 and visit our website ryehistory.org for information about other upcoming events.
Mamaroneck high school students sponsoring furniture drive
On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students from Mamaroneck High School’s Furniture Sharehouse service club will hold a drive to benefit Westchester’s furniture bank. They will be collecting items, which Furniture Sharehouse redistributes, free of charge, to families in need. The drive will take place in the parking lot at Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W. Boston Post Road, rain or shine. Only basic home furniture in good condition will be accepted, so before you load up your car, please go to
www.furnituresharehouse.org to make sure your furniture meets the donation guidelines. Furniture Sharehouse helps you “recycle with a difference.”
Spousal loss support group
Free afternoon group sessions for adults who have lost a spouse or life partner. Group meets on Monday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.. First session is on Jan 27. Group will meet for seven consecutive Mondays. Last session is on March 10.
This grief support is sponsored by Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care and is open to all.
Advanced registration is required. For more information, please contact Didi Marcal at
914-961-2818 ext 1336. All sessions will be held in the Jansen Hospice offices in Scarsdale. If you know of someone who has lost a spouse or life partner, please share this information.
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