What’s going on in Rye

Fundraising for Philippine typhoon victims
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, a group of fifth graders from Midland will be selling t-shirts in front of the school and at the north playground after dismissal to raise awareness about the devastation and raise funds to help those affected. The t-shirts will sell for $15 each. All proceeds will go the Philippine typhoon victims for immediate needs like food, medical supplies, water, clothing and to help displaced people rebuild their lives.

After the Midland Elementary School sale, the Rye Middle School and the Rye High School will also have theirs. Dates are to be confirmed.

Tyhoon Haiyan destroyed cities and farming areas. People’s homes and livelihood literally disappeared in one fell swoop. Infrastructure was demolished.

For the Philippine people, it will be a very dark and dismal holiday season. Let us help brighten it up a bit by generously supporting this fundraising effort. Because of the rate of exchange, a dollar can really go a long way. At present, $1 is roughly equivalent to 43 pesos, the local currency. A dollar can feed a child or a person one meal.

Let’s help make a difference. Thank you. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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.
League of Women Voters issue forum
Detroit is bankrupt. Could it happen here?
Come join us at a forum on current New York State and municipal financial conditions.
Our featured panelists:
Elizabeth Lynam, vice president and director of state studies, Citizens Budget Commission
E. J. McMahon, president, Empire Center for Public Policy
James A. Parrott, deputy director and chief economist,Fiscal Policy Institute
Richard Ravitch, former lt. governor of New York, co-chair, state Budget Crisis Task Force
Our panelists, with their diverse viewpoints, will focus on the key aspects of New York State and municipal fiscal management and policy in the context of business, union, taxpayer, political and legal constraints and priorities.
Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Rye Middle School multi-purpose room
3 Parsons St, Rye
Contact: Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester League of Women Voters
914-698-7166, LWV.Rye.RyeBrook
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.

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.

Deadline for our What’s Going On section is every Friday at 12 p.m. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all items to news@hometwn.com.