What’s Going on in Rye 8-15-2014

Rye Library events

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

Contemporary poetry discussion

Read and share your thoughts about contemporary poems with fellow poetry lovers in lively monthly discussions led by Michael Alcee at the Rye Free Reading Room. The next discussion will take place on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 231-3161 or visit ryelibrary.org. Space is limited; call 231-3172 to register.

Family Fun Night

The last Family Fun Night for children ages 5 and up and their grown-ups at the Rye Free Reading Room will be Ooey Gooey Chemistry with Johnda Ferrari on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. Kids can roll up their sleeves and measure, pour, mix and compare various solids and liquids, and watch as these substances foam, gel, glob, ooze, bubble up or disappear. Space is limited and pre-registration is required; sign up at the library or call 231-3162.

Kindle workshop

Learn how to download library e-books to your Kindle. The Rye Free Reading Room will present a Kindle workshop on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. See how to use the overdrive catalog to find popular titles, download them to a Kindle and access them on your mobile device. Library staff will lead the workshop to provide readers advisory and technical assistance. Some experience with computers is required. For more information about the workshops, call the library at 231-3161 or go to ryelibrary.org.

Rye Arts Center events

Summer music programs
and classes in August

Private Lessons: Ages 4 through adult, please call 967-0700 to schedule a lesson.

Intro to Piano: Ages 6 to 8, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. weeks of Aug. 18 and Aug. 25.

Intro to Guitar: Ages 8 to 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. week of Aug. 25.

Vocal Seminar: For teens, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. week of Aug. 25.

Irving Harper: A Mid-Century
Mind At Play

Opening reception Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Curated by Katharine Dufault and Jeff Taylor, this solo retrospective debuts the private works of design genius Irving Harper, who is known professionally for his iconic contributions to the George Nelson Office, including the 1959 Ball Clock, Herman Miller logo and 1956 marshmallow sofa. Harper’s personal creations have never before been shared publicly. Don’t miss this tour de force exhibition of whimsical paper sculptures in the Rye Arts Center Gallery on Sept. 14 through Oct. 8, 2014. This exhibit is made possible by Herman Miller and Maharam.

Fall registration at the Rye Y

Registration for fall programs is underway. The new program guide, available online or at the Y, is filled with dozens of offerings for families, youth and adults.

Super Swimming Stars

Super Swimming Stars is a unique program created exclusively for children ages 3 to 17 with physical and developmental disabilities.

Jellyfish swim class

Jellyfish swim class is a new option for children ages 28 months to 3 years old. Middle school age youth are invited to the new Second Saturday program–a fun evening each month of camaraderie, activities and games.

Family programs

Families with children ages 3 to 5 years old can enjoy exercising with the Family Fit-Nastics class.

The new Mommy & Me Stroller class is a creative workout for moms with babies in strollers.

For more information please call 967-6363 or go online at yeymca.org

Rye Specialty Camp programs

Golf clinic

Total Golf Adventures is bringing the golf course to you in this three-day camp. TGA Premier Junior Golf teaches swing fundamentals, rules and golf etiquette while using technologically advanced, safe training golf balls along with junior clubs. All is done in a fun atmosphere while creating a realistic golfing experience. Equipment is provided and all skill levels are welcome. This camp is offered for children entering grades K through 8. It runs Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 25 through 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Makeup due to rain will be on Thursday of that week. The camp location is at the Rye Recreation Park.

Sports Squirts camp

The U.S. Sports Institute Sport Squirts program is a great way to introduce children aged three to five years old to a variety of sports such as soccer, T-ball, lacrosse, basketball and hockey all taking place in a safe, structured environment to ensure learning. Activities are designed to evoke a child’s imagination in which they can find Nemo, send Shrek into a spin or capture jellyfish with SpongeBob SquarePants. All activities promote hand-eye coordination, movement and balance and most importantly fun, fun, fun. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 18 to 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Residents pay $85 and non-resident pay $110. The program is held at the Rye Recreation Park. Makeup due to rain will be held Aug. 22.

Rye Youth Soccer

The Rye Youth Soccer summer camp will be held by Rich Savage, Jared Small and several other nationally licensed coaches. Highlights of the camp include innovative and engaging skills instruction, skills contests, nightly World Cup tournament play and giveaways including t-shirts and other prizes. Space is limited. Register online at ryeyouthsoccer.org. Additional questions, call Jared Small at 552-0529.

Fashionably chic

Hobby Quest’s Fashion Design Camp is where you will learn exactly how you can make unique fashions. No sewing experience is required for this fabulous camp; everything that is needed to know to design and create couture looks will be taught and specialized for each camper. Each fashionista will create their very own wearable outfit, including staple pieces like shirts, skirts, dresses, shorts or shrugs.

The camp runs Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 25 to 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents pay $110 and non-resident pay’s $125. The program is held at the Damiano Recreation Center.

Hocus pocus

In this marvelous mini-camp, you will learn an entire show’s worth of magic tricks to wow your friends and family. The camp will teach everything needed to know to become a real magician; all of the secrets magicians have been keeping safe for centuries. This program is for grades K through 5. The dates are as follows:

Monday, Aug. 25 through Wednesday, Aug. 27, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hocus Pocus is being held at the Damiano Recreation Center.

Helping Hands for the
Homeless and Hungry 

The Homeless and Hungry, a nonprofit organization, prepares fresh, bagged lunches at Rye Presbyterian Church on the third Thursday of each month. The wrapped sandwiches are brought to the Grace Church Community Center in White Plains and distributed with a piece of fruit and juice or drink.

Helping Hands buys the provisions with funds raised from our wonderful donors. Helping Hands purchases and donates food, clothing, school supplies and makes cash grants to organizations for distribution to those in need. For more than 25 years, Helping Hands has partnered with dozens of social service agencies and churches who are on the front line providing for the basic needs of its neighbors.

Check out helpinghandsrye.org for more detailed information or if interested in volunteering. Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry can be reached via mail at P.O. Box 982 in Rye.

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