What’s Going On in Rye 6-13-14

Rye Arts Center events

STEM + Arts classes

Full STEAM ahead with creativity and innovation at The Rye Arts Center. Check out the full array of STEM+Arts creative programs at the RAC this summer. In addition to the below, we also offer music lessons, drawing, photography, and more. Call 967-0700 for more information, or check our website ryeartscenter.org.

3D printing and modeling

21st century design and sculpture has arrived. In this week-long class, learn to create and model whatever your imagination can conceive and print out your design as a 3D object. Once printed, your designs can be assembled and painted and brought to life. Return students welcome, each week brings new projects.

Programming concepts for kids using Scratch

Learn the basics of programing with Scratch, a language that allows you to create integrative animations and games without having to learn syntax. With Scratch, you program with building blocks–a bit like programing with Legos. In this class, you will build your own game. Once you have the basics of programming, you can move on to languages like Javascript, Ruby or Objective-C.

3D animation using Blender

Learn the basics of computer animation, the backbone of movies, games and mobile entertainment. Class covers modeling, animating, lighting and rendering in 3D to create fun and snappy animations from scratch.

Creative code using Processing

Have you ever used a graphics tool and wondered what was going on in the computer’s mind? This course will use a popular programing language called Processing to help students learn how to program drawings and even 3D objects. No longer will a computer be a mysterious box that does things by magic.

Maker club week

Attention maker maniacs. Using LittleBits, MakeyMakey and other materials, students will have fun creating amazing works of art and music powered by science. Motors, lights, and more are used to give your creations life, while teaching the fundamentals of engineering

Minecraft animation

Minecraft may have started out as just a game, but it’s become much more than that. It has turned into a software platform used heavily in education to teach physics and computer science, as well as to create art installations, 3D printed objects and, of course, machinima. Learn how to create 3D worlds and objects in Minecraft and export them to 3D software where they can render 3D movies and objects–even ones that are ready for 3D printing.

Analog/digital photography week

Exploring traditional 35mm darkroom photography, as well as digital photography, this class will show you how both worlds meet. The concepts are the same‑but how you reach the final product is where the difference lies. Using our darkroom, as well as our Mac-based digital darkroom, you will learn firsthand the elements of photography.

Rye Library events

For more information about programs offered, go to ryelibrary.org or call 231-3162.

Photographs by Alan Model

“Fleeting Moments/Captured Images” is the title of the new show of photography by Alan Model on exhibit at the Rye Free Reading Room from June 13 through 28.

Homework Hub

Teens can take advantage of a brand new homework help program at the Rye Free Reading Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from June 12 through June 24. New York State certified teachers will be on hand to provide English and math homework assistance to middle and high school students as they work on assignments and prep for AP, regents, or final exams. No sign-up is required.

This program is made possible through the support of the Agatha Durland Foundation and an anonymous donor.

For more information, visit ryelibrary.org or call 231-3172.

Expanded hours for test takers at the Rye Library

The Rye Free Reading Room will be offering expanded hours to students as they prep for Regents, AP tests, final exams and any other tests.

Students will be able to take advantage of late night hours—open until 8 p.m.—on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as the usual Tuesdays and Thursdays during the weeks of June 16 and June 23. Healthy snacks will be provided.

The extended hours are made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.

For more information about the library’s open hours, visit ryelibrary.org or call 967-0480.

Father-son fun with food

Boys, ages 5 and up, bring your dad, grandpa or other special gentleman to the library to make an edible dirt garden and other fun-with-food projects on Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is required; sign up in the children’s room or call 231-3162.

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

New Rye TV show

Rye resident Kent Iarocci hosts a show called “Rye. Check it out” at ryetv.org. The show airs on Fridays. It sheds light on different aspects of the City of Rye. Iarocci says the show is educational and informative. “Relax and enjoy,” he said. “You will learn something.”

Corporations tee-up support for people with developmental disabilities

On Tuesday, June 24, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester will host their 13th annual golf classic at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale.

Corporate sponsors and individual players will enjoy a day of golf and have a shot at the hole-in-one and other competitions. After the tournament, participants will take part in the evening’s festivities, which include dinner, silent auction, raffle and a presentation of the tournament winners.

Cerebral Palsy of Westchester would like to thank the sponsors and supporters that contribute to CPW’s efforts in raising money for programs and services that thousands of children and adults with disabilities benefit from each year.

Location: Quaker Ridge Golf Club; 146 Griffen Ave., Scarsdale

Time: Registration at 10 a.m., shot gun start at noon.

For more information or to participate in the event please contact Joan Colangelo
at 937-3800 ext. 215 or by email at Joan.Colangelo@cpwestchester.org.

Rye YMCA events

Mud Run fun for adults and families

Join the training program for the Oct. 5 Merrell Down and Dirty Obstacle Race in Orchard Beach.

Training will take place June through September, one evening and one Saturday morning per month.

Ages 4 to adult.

Summer camp registration continues

There is still limited space, contact member services for availability.

View the 2014 Camp Guide and registration information at ryeycamp.org.

SPRYE events

Book discussion

Wednesday, June 18, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mamaroneck resident and Columbia University professor of psychology Barry Farber will introduce us to his book “Rock and Roll Wisdom: What Psychologically Astute Lyrics Teach Us About Life and Love.”

Examples of some of the selections mentioned in the book will be played.

Refreshments at 3 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m. at the Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave.

Price: Free.

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