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.
For more information, go to ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3161.
Movies for teen Austen fans
Wednesday, April 16, at 3 p.m.
This movie is about a girl obsessed with all things Austen who travels to a Jane Austen resort and theme park in Britain.
Spring vacation activities
On Monday, April 14, creative kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to make a fun spring art project.
On Tuesday, April 15, the librarians will lead children ages 6 and up on a mystery egg hunt for big kids through the children’s room. Listen to clues, then go to the locations and look for the eggs.
Pre-registration is required, call 914-231-3162.
On Wednesday, April 16, kids can drop in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to challenge their siblings and friends in a wide selection of classic board and card games.
On Thursday, April 17, at 2 p.m. children ages 4 and up can meet a variety of exotic animals when Animal Embassy visits.
Pre-registration is also required for this event.
On Friday, April 18 from noon to 1:20 p.m., a brown bag lunch and movie will be held. Children can bring a lunch and enjoy Walt Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”
Juice boxes and snacks will be provided.
The Egg Hunt and Animal Embassy programs are sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.
Wainwright House events
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Classes in yoga and movement? Health and well-being? Environment? Creative? Spiritual exploration? Retreats? Children membership at donor level an up, receive free annual yoga and movement classes. Classes are in session and can be pro-rated.
Register at wainwright.org.
Rye Arts Center events
Creative ways to fill spring recess
April 14 to 18
Register today for morning or afternoon classes to keep kids ages 4 and up creatively engaged, learning new skills and having fun during spring break.
Choose from: drawing, painting and more week with Nicole Zahour, ages 7 to 9; half day for half pints vacation week workshop, ages 4 to 5; manga club cartooning week with Daniel DeNapoli, ages 8 and up; maker week creative creations using “Little Bits” and more ages 8 to 11.
Register online today ryeartscenter.org or call 914-967-0700.
Rye Recreation events
Carole D. Kirby Easter egg hunt
Date: Saturday, April 12
Rain date: Saturday, April 19
Time: Line up at 10:30 a.m., hunt begins at 11 a.m.
For ages two through grade five. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rye Fire Department and the Rye Fire Department.
For children grade three and up, and adults.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 23 to June 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Session 2: Friday, April 25 to June 20,
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
No session on May 23.
Program site: Rye Recreation Park, Upper Picnic Shelter
Fee: $90 resident; $115 non-resident
Join certified archery instructor John Wilde, for an exciting eight week archery program. This is a family friendly activity.
Adventure park ropes course
Ages 12 and up
Tuesday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Program site: Discovery Museum,
Fee: $70 residents only
Enjoy an awesome day with Rye Recreation. We will be taking the Rye Recreation bus to the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Conn. Participants will get to spend the day climbing on several different rope courses of various levels. Rye Recreation will provide chaperones, transportation and a pizza lunch. Bus leaves Rye Recreation at 9 a.m. sharp and returns at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Family tingo night
For children in grades one through six and their families.
Friday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
Fee: $14 per person
Enjoy a night of fun with the family and Rye Recreation. Play Bingo while enjoying a delicious taco dinner. Great food, prizes and fun.
Wednesday, April 16 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bill Ketchum, Rye resident and dealer in Early American antiques, will talk about the valuable finds that may be hiding in your homes.
Refreshments at 3 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m.
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave.
Rye Historical Society presents spring vacation workshops
The Square House Museum will be celebrating the arrival of spring by hosting spring-themed craft workshops for children during April vacation week.
From Tuesday, April 15, to Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, children ages 7 to 11 will enjoy painting flower pots, making sweet smelling sachets and crafting a variety of games that can be enjoyed outdoors.
The cost for the workshops per child is $35 for all three days or $15 for any individual day and includes all supplies and snacks.
Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 914-967-7588.
The Square House Museum is located at
1 Purchase Street, Rye.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit our website, ryehistory.org.
Spring blood drive
The Resurrection Church and White Plains Hospital are holding a blood drive.
Date: Sunday, April 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Resurrection Middle School’s Doty Gym
Contact: Greg Faughnan, 914-329-6581
Every donor must have valid identification such as a driver’s license, passport or photo ID. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with written parental or guardian consent. Donors age 76 and older must present a physician’s letter allowing them to donate. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of donation. A donation can only be made as long as the donor’s last blood donation was at least 56 days prior.
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