April 2014

glitter200An Evening with Kelly Corrigan, author of the best-selling book, Glitter and Glue to benefit the Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement Program.  Tuesday, May 13, 2014. 8pm: Reading, Q&A & Signing.  The Little Theatre at Fox Lane Middle School, 632 South Bedford Road, Bedford.  $50 per person, includes a signed copy of the book Glitter and Glue. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond — sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine — between mothers and daughters.  For more information, call 914-787-2240 or email mlillis@lawrencehealth.orgClick here for tickets.




The Mental Health Association of Westchester invites you to join them for a 5K Run/Walk & 1-mile Kids’ Race on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY. Register or find out more information at www.MHAwestchester.org.


Saturday April 26th 11a – 3p.  Please join us for our annual indoor Carnival at Church Street School.   Tickets are $.25 each and can be used towards a variety of games (football toss, bowling, lacrosse scoop, basketball, relay races, etc) and crafts (magic scratch, hail-nail-face painting, foamies, beading, etc) and Just Dance video games!  Also raffles, silent auction items and food.  Do not miss this great event!  295 Church Street, White Plains NY 10605.

Have you read these books?  The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, Everyday, Eleanor & Park, Crank, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Speak, Thirteen Reasons Why…Most teens have!  Join the conversation.  For adults.  As part of Writopia Lab’s series of panels addressing issues of literacy and culture, Lena Roy (YA author and Writopia Lab Manager/Instructor) will lead an open discussion of contemporary young adult literature, featuring a panel of experts in the field:  editor/publisher Julie Straus-Gabel, children’s bookseller Gen de Botton, school librarian Susan Polos, clinical social worker Heidi Haas.  Topics include YA novels that explore: love, personal challenge, and growth; mature themes; emotional and physical violence; dystopian fantasies; cultural, race or gender identity.  Sunday, April 27th, 3-5pm at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.  Light refreshments will be included.  $50 per ticket. Fundraising from this ongoing series of panels supports the 2015 H2H Scholastic Writing Awards, and Writopia Lab’s outreach efforts for at-risk youth in local communities.  For RSVP details, email: Lena@writopialab.org.

Rye Free Reading Room Hosts Animal Embassy – Zoology.  Ages 4 & up and their growups.  Animal Embassy will bring the scientific study of Zoology to life with incredible live Animal Ambassadors!  We will meet animals such as giant White’s tree frogs, an Eclectus parrot or Spectacled owl, a Green tree python or Emerald Tree boa, Chinchillas, a Pink-toed tarantula, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink!  Space is limited.  Please Pre-register by calling 914-231-3162 or drop by the children’s room.  This program is sponsored by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room.  Date:  Thursday Apr 17, 2014, Time: 2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM.  Contact:  Children’s Reference Desk, 914-231-3162.  Location: Meeting Room.

mamaroneckyacth2015 Dates: June 29 – August 14.  Partial Summer Program Available.
Our exceptionally warm and nurturing approach supports each child to learn and grow at his or her own pace, and promotes a healthy adjustment for the first time camper.  Group sizes are small, allowing for ample personal attention from our experienced staff, with an outstanding camper to staff ratio (as few as 2 to 1 for our 2’s program).  Our outdoor-based program features swimming and a balanced, age appropriate curriculum to foster whole-child development.  Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club has two pools supervised by trained lifeguards and a Certified Water Safety Instructor. A private beach. two large fields for a variety of sporting activities. playground, tennis courts. pleasant air-conditioned rooms for indoor learning and play. covered gazebo for special and rainy day activities, and lets not forget our game room!  This outstanding program includes weekly supplementation by some of Westchester’s most experienced specialists including Mad Science, Super Soccer Stars, Musical Munchkins, Maritime Aquarium, and others.  Call today for your personal MBYC Day Camp Club Tour, (914) 698-1130, Email: Linda@mbyc-ny.com.  Visit www.mbyc-ny.com.

Afraid Your Child Will Lose Academic Ground This Summer?  For parents concerned that their children will lose academic ground over the summer, The Center for Literacy Enrichment-Pace University has a solution – The Summer Reading & Writing Program. From pre-schoolers to middle schoolers the program provides children with an opportunity to not only maintain their reading, writing and comprehension skills but also to make gains academically in fun and informative ways. Age-appropriate instruction includes developing phonemic awareness, improving decoding skills and strengthening reading comprehension.  The program, which runs from June 30 – July 25, offers full- and half-day sessions. Certified teachers provide small-group instruction complemented by theme-based indoor and outdoor activities including digital story telling, literacy-themed crafts and games in a non-competitive setting. For more than 40 years the Center for Literacy Enrichment has been providing programs that encourage children be become lifelong learners.  The Summer Reading & Writing Program is held on the campus of Pace University Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Early Bird Registration, prior to May 1, qualifies for a fee discount. To register your child, contact Center Director Sister St. John Delany, PhD at 914-422-4135 or mdelany@pace.edu. For more information about The Center’s array of programs, go to www.thecenterforliteracy.com.