August 2014

Picture This! Saturday Story Time at the Katonah Museum of Art.  Pets and their owners have a very special bond.  Listen to stories about owners who love their pets and pets who love their owners. Then hear about life behind the scenes at an animal hospital from Daniela Goldman, co-owner of Millwood Animal Hospital.  Bring your favorite stuffed animal to hear the stories too!  After the reading, visit the Learning Center to make adorable animal puppets. Saturday, September 20, 10:30 am.  The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah, NY.

In our Fall Guide 2014 you will discover a wide range of classes, programs, exhibits and workshops for all ages (4 through adult) abilities and backgrounds.   We open our Fall Season with a retrospective of works by Irving Harper, followed by a delightful evening devoted to Rye’s own talented writing women, who will read selections of their works.  Come back in November for Ladies Comedy Night and just in time for the holidays, join us for a little shopping for the perfect gift at our december “Deck the Walls” small works sale.  Register online today (www.ryeartscenter.org) for the opportunity to explore your creativity and develop your skills in music, STEM+Arts, design, visual, performing and digital arts.

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease.  Taught by professionally trained dance instructors.  These specialized classes stimulate mind, body and emotion in an enjoyable and safe environment.  Based on the acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group/ Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group Dance for PD® program that started in 2001, these classes offer participants the opportunity to learn from professionally trained dancers about stretching and strengthening muscles, with an emphasis on enhancing physical awareness and grace through modern, ballet and folk dance forms.  Wednesday: 14 classes beginning September 10th – December 10th   $255.  Friday: 12 classes beginning September 12th – December 12th   $220

The 20th Anniversary Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, presented by Support Connection, Inc., will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 (rain or shine) at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY. It is a 3-mile walkathon held each year to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Proceeds fund Support Connection’s free, year-round support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Each year, people travel from across the Hudson Valley and beyond to take part in this inspiring and uplifting community event. In 2013, more than 9,000 people attended. Many participants walk in celebration of or in tribute to those affected by these diseases. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Preregistration is suggested. Visit www.supportconnection.org, email walk@supportconnection.org, or call 914-962-6402.

The Westchester Land Trust, along with our friends at Birdstone Farm in Cross River, are happy to be hosting a fabulous celebration, “The Year of the Horse,” to benefit local land preservation!  The whole family is invited to join us on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 4-6pm and enjoy an exhibition of working horses, a dressage presentation and tour of the barn – all our furry friends will be there – and maybe even a few surprises!  Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and small plates while taking in the views of this extraordinary setting. In addition, there will be a special cocktail reception prior to the event for our Patron Contributors.  Ticket cost are; adult- $75, Adult Patron – $125 and Children – $30, and benefit Westchester Land Trust and our important work protecting land in Westchester County and eastern Putnam County.  You can purchase tickets by going to westchesterlandtrust.org/birdstonefarm.  For more information contact, Grace Buck at 914-234-6992 ext. 23.

Thursday, Sept. 18th from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  An evening of Water & Wine presented by the Jewish National Fund and the Rosenthal JCC.  Explore Israel’s wine revolution including Israeli wine tasting and learn about innovations in Israel’s water management and conservation.  $25/person; register jnf.org/nwcwaterandwine.  Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, NY  914-741-0333.

Sept 8th 2014 – June 27th 2015.  Whether you are starting, intermediate, advanced or an adult returning from time away, our instructors will tailor lessons to meet your personal needs.  Take a trial lesson at the day and time of your choice for 30min, 45min or an hour interval before committing for the year.  The Rye Arts Center offers Group, Adult+Child, Semi-Private and Private Lessons (for ages 4-Adult) in singing, songwriting and playing an instrument.  To Register for Music Lessons Please Call Anne Fumasoli, Music Director at (914) 967-0700 Ext.23.

The Barn Dance at John Jay Homestead will take place on September 20th from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. The dance includes a country barbecue, a pizza truck, ice cream sundaes, a campfire, and music by local bands. Pig races, a crowd favorite, will be held at 5:10, 6:20 and 7:40 P.M. sharp. Admission is $25 – $30 for children and $60 – $250 for adults.   John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is located at 400 Jay Street in Katonah, NY.  For more information, please call (914) 234-5698 or e-mail  friends@johnjayhomestead.org.  John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is one of only a few historic homes in this country once owned by a Founding Father, and open to the public.  Friends of John Jay Homestead is a non-profit, educational organization founded in 1977 by local residents.  It is New York State’s day-to-day partner in providing volunteer assistance and critical funding for the preservation, restoration and interpretation of John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, and for its educational programs.  For more information, please visit www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Toddler Meet & Greet at WeeZee – The Science of Play.  WeeZee-The Science of Play will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, September 3, to introduce Sprouts, a new brain-based development program for young children ages pre-2 and 2-3. This one-of-a-kind “sensory and social discovery” journey features a collection of sensory classes and multi-sensory activities that enhance the child’s brain-based learning capability. The Sprouts Program integrates the most engaging sensory challenges with developmentally-appropriate academic, social and athletic milestones. Sensory Challenges maximize the learning opportunities discovered in song, music, art, athletic fundamentals, cooking and more.  Visit www.weezeeworld.com.

Schedule:  Sensory Stations (Rice Bin, Water Bin, Shaving Cream, Pudding) 10:00-10:30am, Ronnie’s Music Group (Music and Movement) 10:30-11:00am, Bubbles, Jump Castle, & Parachute in WeeWonz 11:00-11:30am, Meet your Leader- Kaelin! Classroom Exploration 11:30-12:00pm, Snack & Story Time in GalaxZee 12:00-1:00pm.  Outsmarting Autism, Patty Lemer 6:30PM

**A discount coupon will be given to all attendees for the first program in WeeZee’s new Parent & Professional Education Series, “Outsmarting Autism” on September 3rd at 6:30PM at WeeZee.   Renowned guru and speaker Patricia Lemer, author of the newly-released book, Outsmarting Autism, will share her 30 years of successful strategies used to identify, prevent and manage neuro-processing disorders that cause Learning Disabilities in our children.

After School Acting for 7-10 year olds.
In this 10-week session, young performers will develop their actor’s instrument.  We will play theater games, sing, move, and act out stories together in a safe and fun environment. We will invite family and friends to the last class to see what their brilliant performers have been experiencing together!
Class meets 10 Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm at Katonah Yoga in Bedford Hills.
1/22,1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16
For Info & Registration: leah.lawrence@mcorem.com
All classes are taught by professional actor, singer-songwriter, and teaching artist Leah Lawrence.