What’s Going On in Rye 4-4-14

Rye library events

Art exhibit

Work by Harriet Sadow is on display at the Rye Free Reading Room though April 29.

A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sadow says “Almost always I start with a doodle. Sometimes that doodle takes me by the hand and leads me into a wonderland, a land of endless possibilities.”

Computer workshop

A two-part workshop on using the internet and e-mail will be given at the Rye Free Reading Room on Thursdays, April 10 and 17, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Get acquainted with the newer version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and learn how to use favorites and other features to enhance the online experience. Security and privacy issues will also be addressed as well as e-mail functions such as setup, sending, receiving, forwarding, replying and downloading attachments.

Please plan to attend both sessions.

Spring vacation activities

On Monday, April 14, creative kids ages four 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 six 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 four 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.

Celebrate “Divergent”

The Rye Free Reading Room invites teens to a “Divergent” celebration gathering on Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m.

If you loved the book, come celebrate the new movie. Dress as your favorite faction from the popular novel by Veronica Roth, test your trivia knowledge and receive a henna version of your faction’s symbol from artist Margie Nugent.

Signed parental permission is required for this event. Pick up a slip at the teen reference desk.

Space is limited space; call 914-231-3172 to register.

This event is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.

Rye Youth Council events

Power up with the Rye Youth Council and studio

Saturday, April 5, we are sponsoring two classes—cycle/yoga combo class and power ride for pledges—to raise money for the services of the Rye Youth Council. We invite the Rye community to support our efforts and come along for the ride. Refreshments will be served.

Cycle/Yoga combo class will take place from  3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class will encompass a 30-minute cycling class followed by a
30-minute yoga class.

Cost: $40

Power ride for pledges will take place from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. It is a one-hour cycling class. Community service hours are available for this power ride challenge.

Cost: Minimum total pledge donation of $50 per participant. Email office@ryeyouthcouncil.org for pledge form.

To register and download the waiver for these classes, go to thestudio14.com/events and click on the RYC logo.

All students must have a signed waiver and meet the minimum height requirement of 4’11”.

Clay Art Center hosts summer camp open house

Clay Art Center hosts its first Summer Camp Open House on Sunday April 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This event offers parents and campers the opportunity to meet with professional teaching artists, see demonstrations of exciting clay projects and techniques, and get information on camp themes and activities.

The open house is free and open to families considering a creative art experience for their campers this summer.

Clay Art Center teaching artists will also be on hand to help campers ages six and up try out hand-building or the potter’s wheel for the first time.

Clay Art Center’s Summer Camp Open House is part of Clay Art Center’s summer camp offering featuring 28 exciting weekly, themed camps for ages 6 to 15. Camps offer young artists the chance to develop their imaginations and gain self-confidence while working in the transformational medium of clay.

Younger students ages six to nine choose from exciting camps themes including “Colossal Coliseum,” “Minecraft in Clay” and “Monsters, Myths, and Magic.”

Older students ages 10 and up use the potter’s wheel as a tool to create unique functional and sculptural pieces of art during camps such as “Reinventing the Wheel” and “Wheel Throwing Boot Camp.”

Parents can choose from half day, morning or afternoon camps, or full day camp including a supervised lunch break. Class size is limited to give students plenty of individual instruction and like aged students are seated together.

Visit our website at clayartcenter.org to see a full camp listing and to sign up today.

Clay Art Center is also seeking reliable high school and college students who would be interested to volunteer or intern with us this summer to assist with our summer camp program. Interested individuals, please contact communityarts@clayartcenter.org.

Clay Art Center is located at 40 Beech Street in Port Chester.

The center offers year-round classes and workshops for children and adults, artist studios, a gallery with changing exhibitions and a gift shop featuring handmade ceramic objects.

The gallery and shop are open Monday through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SPRYE events

Saturday night out

Saturday, April 5, time to be determined.

Special screening in the home theater of a Rye SPRYE member.

Dinner at local restaurant to follow.

Seating is limited. Please call Isobel Perry at 967-4894 for details.

A new HATtitude

Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m.

Docent led tour of ArtsWestchester exhibit featuring 150 hats from 40 contemporary milliners and private collectors. The exhibit highlights the hat’s function in global cultures and its position in 20th and 21st century couture fashion.

Lunch at local restaurant before tour if there is enough interest.

31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains

Price: Free.

Rye Arts Center events

Spring and summer registration now open

Spring classes in art, music, media and literary arts and STEAM begin the weeks of March 19 through April 7 and run through June. Summer classes begin June 30 and are offered in morning or afternoon by the week, the summer or on an individual schedule.

Register online today ryeartscenter.org or call 914-967-0700.

Edge of the Seat exhibit opens

Curated by Jim Langley, Edge of the Seat features contemporary artists who have discovered the chair as medium and inspiration, providing a new look at both the chair and ourselves, in sculptural and two-dimensional work.

Opening reception: April 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the gallery.

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