What’s Going On in Rye 8-1-2014

Puppy and dog meet and greet

Puppy and dog meet and greet will be held Saturday, Aug. 2  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Larchmont Pet Rescue. It is located at 7 Harrison Ave. in Harrison. For more information or to contact N.Y. Pet Rescue go to the website
NY-PetRescue.org, or send an email to petrescueny@aol.com. You may also call 834-6955 for more details.

Rye Library events

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

College essay workshop

A fun, informative, but relaxed college essay workshop will help students kick start the application process at the Rye Free Reading Room on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Marek Fuchs, a Sarah Lawrence Writing Department faculty member and author who has three procrastinating kids of his own, imparts the lowdown on the sort of topics that work, the ones that scream trouble and gives many other valuable tips. Space is limited. To register, please call 231-3172. For more information, go to ryelibrary.org. You may contact Meg Stackpole at 967-0480 or call 967-5522 for inquiries. She is also available at

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.

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 reader’s 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
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.

“Angie Rubino Band” concert

The Port Chester-based Angie Rubino Band will perform a concert at Rye Town Park as part of the park’s “Twilight Tuesdays” concert series.

Rye Town Park is located in the City of Rye at the east end of Dearborn Ave. near the intersection with Forest Avenue.

The concert will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the park’s south pavilion, located by the beach near the Dearborn Avenue entrance to the park. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Admission is free, and parking at Rye Town Park will be $5 after 4 p.m. Permit holders pay $4. Nearby residents are encouraged to walk.

Rubino has been leading bands for more than 35 years, performing at hotels, ballrooms and many other venues around Westchester and Fairfield counties. The band includes two saxophone players, a drummer, guitar player and a keyboard/bass player. Their selections include big band dance tunes, soft rock, Doo-wop and Latin pop.

Space in the pavilion will be set aside for dancing, which is highly recommended for people of all ages.

All concerts will be held rain or shine, except in case of thunderstorms. Picnicking is welcome. Some seating will be available, but people are encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs. Dining and takeout is available at the nearby Seaside Johnnie’s Restaurant.

This is the last of seven free concerts held on Tuesdays in July and August. Sponsors for the series are the Pearl Restaurant Group in Rye: Ruby’s, Morgan’s and Rye Grill and Bar; Rye Ford-Subaru; ActionEnergy drinks and Serendipity Labs.

For further information phone, Rye Town Park at 967-0965 or visit the park’s web site, ryetownpark.org

Rye YMCA events

Pirate School

Do you want to learn how to become a pirate? On Saturday, Aug. 2, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saxon Woods Park in White Plains will have activities for children and their families to come and learn how to stand, talk, laugh and sing like a pirate by the pool.

Superhero Day

Superhero Day is here. There will be a hunt to find a hidden treasure in which you can let your inner superhero shine during “Superhero Day.” It is being held at Saxon Woods Pool, Wednesday, Aug. 6, and starts at noon with a parade around the pool deck.

A prize will be awarded to the best superhero costume.

Saxon Woods Pool is located at 1800 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 864-PARK for more information and rain contingency information.

Mud Run fun for adults and families

Join the training program for the Oct. 5 Merrell Down and Dirty Obstacle Race in Orchard Beach.

Training will take place June through September, one evening and one Saturday morning per month.

Ages 4 to adult.

Open auditions 

Open Auditions for “Who Killed Elvis?” are being held on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Harrison players are looking for teens and adults for an open call audition held at The Veterans’ Memorial Building 210 Halstead Avenue, in Harrison.

For more information on the show and the characters, visit harrisonplayers.org or call 630-1089.

The American Academy of Ballet comes to SUNY Purchase

The 22nd annual gala performance by the Summer School of Excellence of the American Academy of Ballet will be held at the Performing Arts Center, located at Purchase College State University of New York on Saturday Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. A total of 165 dancers from the Summer School program will present items of classical, and neo-classical ballet, jazz, Spanish dance and national dance.

The performance is the culmination of five weeks worth of intensive classes and rehearsals at Purchase College.

In addition to dancers from across the United States, dancers from all over the word attend the Summer School program. Prominent amongst these are Brazil, Israel, Japan, England, Canada and South Africa. Included in the program are excerpts from famous classical ballets, and original choreography by faculty teachers.

Tickets are $30 each when purchased at the door. You can also purchase tickets online at aabgalaperformance14.eventbrite.com. For information, call 212-787-9500.

Volunteer needed for grounds work 

On Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m., come volunteer for a Grounds Work Project at the Meeting House on Milton Road. Under the direction of naturalist Alison Beall, volunteers will pull out mugwort by hand. In an effort to leave as small a carbon footprint as possible, all grounds work is done with reel mowers, hand tools or by hand pulling. No gasoline powered machinery is used.Volunteers should meet at the Rye Meeting House at 10 a.m., 624 Milton Road, across from the Dock Deli and wear long pants, socks, and shoes, and bring work gloves. This project is perfect for community service hours for students. All ages are welcome. For further information contact birdhomestead.meetinghouse@gmail.com or 967-0099.


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