What’s Going On in Rye

Fall food drive for the Port 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. 15 to Nov. 26

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.

Storytelling guild meets at the library

Join adult story lovers at monthly meetings to share traditional and personal tales and trade tips on storytelling techniques. The Rye Storytellers’ Guild meets at the Rye Library on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 6 p.m. Each meeting is loosely arranged around a theme which, on Dec. 3, will be “Precious Gifts.” Listeners, as well as tellers, are always welcome.

For more information, call 914-231-3161 or visit www.ryelibrary.org.

Computer class at the library

The Rye Free Reading Room will offer a workshop on transferring your holiday photos on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to transfer the holiday photos you’ll soon be creating from and to CDs and flash drives. Handling data, setting up and re-naming folders and files, and backing up critical files and information will also be covered. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Call 914-231-3161 or visit
www.ryelibrary.org for more information.

Wainwright joins with Mannes College for salon music series

What could be more wonderful than the classic elegance of Wainwright House for an evening of classical music? Announcing The Mannes Music Salon Series at Wainwright featuring the gifted young artists of The Mannes College New School for Music with Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska.

Starting this December, Wainwright House and Mannes College will offer a series of four classical music programs, each to be followed by a reception where guests will be able to meet and spend time with the artists. The dates of the salon series are Dec. 7, 2013, Jan. 18, 2014, March 1, 2014 and March 29, 2014. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon or $100 for the series of four.

Each of the salons will offer four individual programs and will include two evenings of piano and two evenings of chamber music. The series will be led by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska. Each evening will present pre-concert remarks, deepening the audience understanding and appreciation of the works performed.

Founded in 1916, Manhattan’s Mannes College The New School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. Mannes College is a division of The New School, an intellectually rich and dynamic institution renowned for its excellence, diversity and integrity.

Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic educational and learning centers in the United States.

The salon series will be concluded with a grand finale evening on April 26, 2014.

Do not miss your chance to hear world-class performances by the future stars in classical music. For reservations, call Wainwright House at 914-967-6080 or visit their website
www.wainwright.org. Seating is limited.

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.

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 cstackpole@aol.com.

Rye Arts Center events

RACappella and Beatboxing

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 www.ryeartscenter.org.

Join the Awesome Guitar Hub

Visit www.ryeartscenter.org for more information.

Red Circle PhotoArts exhibit

Nov. 22 to 27. For more information visit

38th annual Westchester Cat Show

Cats and kittens in competition, in exquisite cat couture and available for adoption.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 to 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. Tickets sold at the door: Adults $14, seniors $12, children ages 5 to 12 $6.

Public Transit: Westchester Bee Line Bus System to the door; walk from Metro-North White Plains Station. For driving directions, call
914-995-4050, or go to www.countycenter.biz.

For all other Cat Show information, call
914-739-5408 or westchestercatshow@verizon.net.

Visit www.westchester-feline.org for more
information, and to download a discount coupon.

The Westchester All Stars Christmas Concert for wounded veterans

Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Actors Tony Darrow and Paul Borghese are back again this year to host an evening of live performances by New York Yankee legend and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams plus many, many more.The evening presents original holiday music by Westchester County’s greatest musicians. The proceeds from the event will benefit two wounded veterans organizations: The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Veterans Adaptive Sports, Inc. Tax-deductible tickets cost $25, $35 and $50. To purchase tickets and learn more about the project, visit westchesterallstarschristmas.com.

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 countycenter.biz.

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