What’s going on in Rye 6-6-2014

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 914-967-0700 for more information, or check our website

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.

Creative building week

Using a variety of materials and recyclables, students will construct creations limited only by their imaginations. Along the way, students will be introduced to mixed media and design elements.

Rye Library events

For more information about programs offered, go to ryelibrary.org or call 914-231-3162.

Writing the story of your life

Do you have stories that need to be told? Learn how to write the story of your life in a workshop led by published author Carol Costa on Saturday, June 7, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Whether for yourself, or as a legacy for your children or grandchildren, recording your life story can have many positive effects.

Costa promises to lead participants gently and safely down the path of yesterday using proven techniques that help recall the highlights of your life.

Bring a notebook, writing implements and gel pens or colored pencils if you wish to add artistic flourishes.

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 914-967-0480.

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 914-231-3162.

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

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
914-937-3800 ext. 215 or Joan.Colangelo@cpwestchester.org.

Multi-family tag sale

Pelham Jewish Center annual tag sale event

Furniture, bike, toys, books, housewares, electronics, sports and exercise equipment, baby equipment and kids’ stuff.

Sunday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

451 Esplanade Pelham

Emelin Theater event

Thank you, Michael Jackson

On June 27, 2014, The Emelin Theater will present The Michael Jackson Experience starring Delisco James. This unique tribute to Michael Jackson is one inspired fan’s way of giving back to the legacy of his idol as well as introducing The King of Pop’s music to a new generation.

With his incredibly talented band, backup singers and dancers, Delisco James recreates some of Michael Jackson’s most electrifying moments including the days with his brothers in The Jackson Five and his groundbreaking performance of “Billie Jean” on Motown’s 25th Anniversary Special.

The show’s finale, a recreation of the epic video “Thriller” will remind you why Michael will forever be “The King of Pop.”

A lifelong performer, Delisco has starred in three Broadway musicals as well as a national tour playing the role of Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Headlining the music of Michael Jackson around the globe, he’s played to sold out audiences in Macau, Berlin, Malaysia and Singapore. Delisco has returned home to launch his personal tribute to this musical icon.

For tickets and information, call the Emelin box office at 914-698-0098 or visit emelin.org.

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