What’s going on in Rye

New to Rye? Join the Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club

RNNC is a friendly, vibrant, fun-loving community organization serving newcomers and residents alike. Our primary goal is to enrich the lives of our members by providing varied social activities throughout the year, and promoting networking and friendships in the community.

We have all been new to the community and we know how hard the transition can be. RNNC helps makes the transition an easier one. Here is just a sampling of our upcoming events:

October includes our welcome coffee and playgroup sign-up, cocktails on the sound, Halloween children’s party, Lunch Bunch and Ladies’ Book Club.

We would love to have you as a new member, so be sure to check out our website

Please become a member today. Any questions contact the RNNC co-presidents Carol Annett or Carol Pouchie, or

Rye library events

Spin a yarn Rye-Library

Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join area knitters for a weekly handwork circle.

Like to spin, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, rug hook or do other handwork? The Spin a Yarn group of congenial crafters might be just right for you. Work on your project, meet new friends, chat about techniques and browse our craft books.

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.

Friday Fun at the Rye Library

The Rye Free Reading Room’s Friday Fun Club for children age 5 and up will present a “Room on the Broom” program of Halloween stories and a craft on Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. For more information about this and other programs for children, go to or call 914-231-3162.

Computer class

The Rye Free Reading Room will offer a two-part workshop on Internet basics on Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and review security and privacy issues. Email basics in the new and old Microsoft programs are also covered including set-up and sending, receiving and downloading attachments. Please plan to attend both sessions of the workshop. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Call 914-231-3161 or visit for more information.

Fancy soapmaking for teens

Teens, learn about soapmaking at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and make some fancy bars to take home. Westchester artist Susan Ordahl explains the different methods and ingredients for making and shaping soap and shows participants how to create their own soap leaves and petals to take home. shares the creativity and fun of making soap.

Susan has been a working artist for more than twenty years. Now focusing on oil painting, she has sold and exhibited in and around New York City and Westchester County as well as in her native Massachusetts.

Space in the workshop is limited; please register at 914-231-3172. It is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.

Rye Arts Center events

Pre-K creative kids, extend your pre-k day at the RAC

Beginning fall 2013, Weeks of Oct. 18 to May 12.Rye-Arts-Center

The Rye Arts Center is proud to offer preschool students the chance to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the arts. Create a well-balanced, extended day for your child by having the RAC staff walk them to and from their local participating school. Upon arriving at The Rye Arts Center, students will participate in classes in our Performing Arts Room, gallery, children’s art studio, ceramics studio and dance studio.

Please contact the RAC to inquire about registering for the program. An information packet is available which provides full detail on the program.

Monday/Friday mornings: 9:15 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rising artists program for teens at the Rye Arts Center

The Rye Arts Center’s brand new program for teens this fall, specially designed to mentor teens interested in exploring careers in creative fields. The program, aka R.A.P. @ RAC, is designed to expose teens to careers in fields such as advertising, digital animation, filmmaking, journalism, publishing, media arts, photography, fashion, illustration, music, performing arts and more. The semester-long program will include access to guest speakers plus hands-on studio time in The RAC’s painting, ceramics, and digital arts studios as well as the darkroom, one of only a few still available in the area, where photos are developed using traditional methods.

Deadline for our What’s Going On section is every Friday at 12 p.m. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all items to