What’s Going On in Rye 2-7-14

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, amadeus@amadeusconservatory.com.

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.

Rye Recreation summer camp information

February vacation programs

Golf camp-tee it up with TGA. Grades K to 8

Tuesday to Thursday, Feb. 18 to 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program site: Osborn Gym

Fee: $165 residents; $190 Non residents

TGA Premier Junior Golf is bringing the golf course to you. Children will play games while learning fundamentals, advanced techniques, rules, etiquette, and gain an understanding of all parts of the golf course. Tee it up with TGA and see how much fun playing golf can be. All equipment supplied. Returning students will advance to upper level skills.

Mad Science: Shock It To Me

Grades K to 4

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program site: Damiano Recreation Center

Fee: $55 resident; $60 non-resident

It will be “electrifying” as we learn about conductors, insulators and the world of circuit electricity. You may even have a “hair-raising” experience.

Mad Science: The Science of Toys

Grades K to 4

Thursday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program site: Damiano Recreation Center

Fee: $55 resident; $60 non-resident

Discover the physics behind toys like the Slinky, yo-yos and gyroscopic tops. Learn the difference between potential and kinetic energy while we play with cool stuff.

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 wainwright.org. Seating is limited.

Rye Arts Center events

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,

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.

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, 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.

To add to the fun, each month will feature live entertainment provided by local musicians from the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

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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