What’s Going On in Rye

New to Rye? Join the Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club

RNNC is a friendly, vibrant, fun-loving community organization serving newcomers and residents alike. Our primary goal is to enrich the lives of our members by providing varied social activities throughout the year, and promoting networking and friendships in the community.

We have all been new to the community and we know how hard the transition can be. RNNC helps makes the transition an easier one. Here is just a sampling of our upcoming events:

October includes our welcome coffee and playgroup sign-up, cocktails on the sound, Halloween children’s party, Lunch Bunch and Ladies’ Book Club.

We would love to have you as a new member, so check out our website

Please become a member today. Any questions contact the RNNC co-presidents Carol Annett or Carol Pouchie,

Rye library events

Spin a yarn Rye-Library

Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join area knitters for a weekly handwork circle.

Like to spin, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, rug hook or do other handwork? The Spin a Yarn group of congenial crafters might be just right for you. Work on your project, meet new friends, chat about techniques and browse our craft books.

Free reading with Freading

Download ebooks 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.

Friday fun at the Rye library

The Rye Free Reading Room’s Friday Fun Club for children age 5 and up will present a “Fall Into Fall” program of stories and a craft on Oct.11 at 3:30 p.m. For more information about these and other programs for children, go to or call 914-231-3162.

Turkish cooking demonstration

Enjoy a three-course sampling of a Turkish meal at the Rye Free Reading Room on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. The tasting, which is presented by the Turkish Cultural Center of Westchester, will include an appetizer, main course and dessert. Water, juice, Turkish tea and Turkish coffee will also be provided. Call 914-231-3161 to register to attend.

At Home on the Sound eventAt-Home-on-the-Sound

Retired television producer and writer Don Epstein, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, will relate humorous personal reminiscences of his 40-plus years in the industry in a talk hosted by At Home on the Sound on October 16. His work brought him in close contact with so many TV and film stars that he can give his talk the reverse title “Celebrities Who Have Known Me.”

Among the many past and present celebrities with whom Epstein has worked are Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Peter Ustinov, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. “Working with them toward a mutual goal of putting on the best show possible, you get to know them in a way the public seldom can,” he said.

At Home on the Sound is a service organization for individuals 60 and up who live independently in the area. Epstein’s talk is free and open to the public at St. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room at 3:30 p.m.

Rye Arts Center events

Pre-K creative kids, extend your pre-k day at the RACRye-Arts-Center

Beginning fall 2013, weeks of Oct. 11 to May 12.

The Rye Arts Center is proud to offer preschool students the chance to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the arts. Create a well-balanced, extended day for your child by having the RAC staff walk them to and from their local participating school. Upon arriving at The Rye Arts Center, students will participate in classes in our Performing Arts Room, gallery, children’s art studio, ceramics studio and dance studio.

Please contact the RAC to inquire about registering for the program. An information packet is available which provides full detail on the program.

Monday/Friday mornings: 9:15 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rising artists program for teens at the Rye Arts Center

The Rye Arts Center’s brand new program for teens this fall, specially designed to mentor teens interested in exploring careers in creative fields. The program, aka R.A.P. @ RAC, is designed to expose teens to careers in fields such as advertising, digital animation, filmmaking, journalism, publishing, media arts, photography, fashion, illustration, music, performing arts and more. The semester-long program will include access to guest speakers plus hands-on studio time in The RAC’s painting, ceramics, and digital arts studios as well as the darkroom, one of only a few still available in the area, where photos are developed using traditional methods.

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