What’s going on in Rye

Fall food drive for thePort Chester Carver Center
Drop-off location:
21 Elm Place, Rye
Rye, NY 10580
Borsella Agency
Most needed foods:
• rice (one pound boxes/bags)
• pasta (one pound boxes/bags)
• tomato sauce
• tuna
• canned vegetables (corn, peas, etc.)
• canned fruits (mixed cocktail, etc.)
• cereal (12-14 ounce boxes)
• peanut butter
• cooking oil (18-ounce bottles)
Drop-off dates: Nov. 1 to Nov. 26

White Plains Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary
Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 to relive your favorite theatrical moments from our past productions and sample our upcoming season with an array of Broadway stars.
Master of Ceremonies Christine Pedi leads this intimate evening of song and salutations. An enjoyable evening that also supports the theater. What better way to show how much you appreciate and enjoy quality theater right in your own backyard.
Tickets for the performance are $65 and $40 each. You can order online or call the box office at 914-328-1600 to make your reservations.
A few premium seats, which include a pre-show champagne reception and after-party with the cast at 42 The Restaurant are still available for $150 each. Please call 914-328-1600 ext. 10 to reserve.

Veteran’s Day observance
Rye Post #128 of the American Legion will sponsor the city’s annual Veterans Day observance on Monday Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. on the Village Green. Author and CBS News correspondent Lee Woodruff will be the principal speaker.

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.
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.
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library Presents author Barbara Nachman
We at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library are proud to present Rye Brook author Barbara Nachman. She will discuss her new book “Sylvie Shine: Senior Snoop Sleuth: The Case of the Missing Neighbor” on Monday, Nov. 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ms. Nachman was a staff writer for The Journal News for more than 20 years and has been a print journalist for more than 30 years. The library is located at 1 Haseco Ave. in Port Chester. For more information, call 914-939-6710 x110.

Garden club fundraiser
The beautiful hanging baskets of geraniums that adorn downtown Rye during the summer months are the work of the Ceres Garden Club. To help pay for the effort, the members hold just one fundraiser, a wreath sale, every year at the Square House on a Saturday before the holidays. This year, the sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, and will include baskets of greenery, baked goods, and holiday decorations as well as the wreaths.
In recent years, many merchants and residents have generously placed pre-orders for wreaths for their businesses and homes. To facilitate the ordering process, members of the Ceres Club will visit the shops along Purchase Street during the morning of Friday, Nov. 1. Pre-orders may also be made by calling Meg Stackpole at 914-967-0317 before Nov. 12.

The fresh 14” wreaths, which are decorated with pine cones, red berries and a large bow, are priced at $20 and will be personally delivered the first week of December.

Why not show your appreciation of the summer displays while, at the same time, decorating your own home or business for the holidays?

For more information, contact Meg Stackpole at 914-967-0317 or

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