What’s Going On in Rye

Fall food drive for the Port Chester Carver Center

Drop-off location:port_chester_carver_center

21 Elm Place, Rye, Rye, NY 10580


Borsella Agency

Most needed foods:

• rice (one pound boxes/bags)

• pasta (one pound


• 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. 8 to Nov. 26


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 FreadingRye-Library

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


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. Pre-orders may 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


Rye Arts Center events

RACappella and BeatboxingRye-Arts-Center

Workshops with Evan Feist from NBC’s “The Voice” and Andrew Fox to get up close and musical. Be a part of a creative vocal ensemble. Visit

Join the Awesome Guitar Hub

Visit for more information.

Ladies comedy night

She Said What?!

Ladies comedy night with Mich-ele Balan and Jane Condon, featuring Kim Berns and Bonnie Levison. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. Limited tickets call now. 914-967-0700.

Red Circle PhotoArts exhibit

Nov. 8 to 27. For more information visit Opening Nov. 8.


Upcoming nature centers events around Westchester

Presentation: “Art and Photography of the Civil War” by historian Cynthia Andersen

All are welcome. Friday, Nov. 15

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-5297

Riverlovers pot luck supper and program,

6:30 p.m.

You Can Get There from Here!

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers 914-968-5851 A walk to the Croton Aqueduct, the Hastings farmers market and back.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005

In Search of Blue

1 p.m. Nov. 16 A hike to explore the waterways at the preserve.

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7322

It’s for the Birds: Creating Backyard Feeders for Kids

1 p.m. Nov. 16 Kids can make their own backyard feeder from common household materials that will last all winter long.

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye, 914-967-8720

“The First Thanksgiving”

1 p.m. Nov. 16 Storyteller Jonathan Kruk recounts the true story of this event, based on historical journals.

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye 914-835-4466

Volunteer work project: Removing vines

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring work gloves; hand tools provided.

Sunday, Nov. 17 Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297

Archaeology Day

1p.m. Nov. 17  Demonstrations and discussions about regional history and prehistory with the New York State Archaeological Association, lower Hudson chapter. Info at

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye,


Survival Series: Tracking and orienteering

2 p.m., Nov. 17 Learn how to survive in the wild by learning basic skills. For more information, go to or call 914-864-PARK.


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, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, 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

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