What’s Going on in Rye 8-8-2014

Rye Library events

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

Family Fun Night

The last Family Fun Night for children age 5 and up and their grown-ups at the Rye Free Reading Room will be “Ooey Gooey Chemistry” with Johnda Ferrari on Thursday, August 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.

The Rye Arts Center

Summer music programs & 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  to 1:30 p.m., weeks of Aug. 18 and 25

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

Vocal Pop Workshop: Ages 7 to 10, 4:30 to 6 p.m. week of Aug. 8

Vocal Seminar: Teens, 4:30 to 6 p.m., week of Aug. 25

Save the Date: Irving Harper A Mid-Century Mind At Play

Opening Reception 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.

Rye Specialty Camp Programs 

Golf clinic

Grades K through 8, as of Sept. 2014

Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 25 through 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Make-up due to rain will be on Thursday

Program site: Rye Recreation Park

Fee: $190 resident; $215 non-resident

Total Golf Adventures is offering a golf course 3 day camp. TGA Premier Junior Golf teaches swing fundamentals, rules and golf etiquette while using technologically advanced, safe training golf balls alongwith junior clubs. All is done in a fun atmosphere while creating a realistic golfing experience. Equipment is provided and all skill levels are welcome.

Sports Squirts camp

Ages 3 to 5

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 18 to 21, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Program site: Rye Recreation Park

Fee: $85 resident; $110 non-resident


The US 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 Sponge Bob Square Pants. All activities promote hand-eye coordination, movement and balance and most importantly fun, fun, fun. make-up due to rain will be held on Friday.

Junior Mechanical Engineering
Crazy Concoctions

Age 4 to grade 2 as of September 2014

Monday through Friday, Aug. 11 to 15,
9 p.m. to noon.

Program will be held at  Damiano Recreation Center. Fee: $270 resident; $295 non-resident.

The Junior Chemical Engineering camp introduces our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of solids, liquids, and solutions. Students investigate the properties of several crazy concoctions and make their own samples of bubbles, play dough, flub, and more.

Momentum Madness

Grades 3 to 8 as of September 2014

Monday through Friday, Aug. 11 through 15, from 9 p.m. until noon. Fee: $270 resident; $295 non-resident.

How fast can an object go without compromising safety? Students in this camp will work with their Pit Crew to design and build vehicles such as dragsters and hovering levitrons, which should be able to withstand astonishing speeds. Fasten your seat belt, the race has begun.


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