October 2014

SoWestchesterWLTThe Westchester Land Trust cordially invites you to a Fall Wine Tasting & Cocktail Party.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7-9pm. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY.

Featuring special guest speaker Lee Woodruff, NY Times Best-Selling author, CBS This Morning Contributor, and co-founder of The Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Wine Tasting and Pouring by Wine at Five.

Friend tickets – $100, Patron Tickets – $175.

To purchase tickets, call 914-234-6992 ext 23 or visit www.westchesterlandtrust.org.

Based on the popular Disney animated film, THE LITTLE MERMAID tells the story of a beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who longs to leave her home in a magical kingdom beneath the sea to live in the world above. THE LITTLE MERMAID will capture your heart with its timeless tale and irresistible score by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, that includes the hit songs “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World”.   Show Schedule: Dec.19, 20, 27,Jan 2 & 3 at 8pm, Dec. 21,27, 28, Jan 3, 4 at 2pm.   Special Performances: Dec 29 & 30 at 7pm with a family 4 pack discount.  Tickets from $25-$55.  For tickets or info visit www.wppac.com or call 914 328 1600.  White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains NY 10601.

Friends of Karen Brings Gifts (and Smiles) to Sick Children.  Help Deliver the Holiday Season to Those Who Need It Most.  “It was a wonderful moment to a rough day in the hospital to come home and find a big box filled with gifts for the kids. It warms the heart to know that there are people out there who care and support families like ours. I felt like a kid myself just going through the box!  Thank you so very much.”  Friends of Karen, a local children’s charity, received this note from the mother of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia.  Every day, Friends of Karen is a lifeline for hundreds of families caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness, providing the vital, practical and comprehensive support — at no cost — to cope with the fears and uncertainty of battling for their child’s life.  This time of year, their “Holiday Adopt-A-Family” program makes sure each Friends of Karen sick child as well as his or her well siblings has holiday gifts.  The program is a perfect opportunity to spread the holiday spirit by helping a child in need. “Each of our children sends us their wish list, and we match each child with a kind-hearted ‘elf’ who purchases the items on their list,” says Judith Factor, the charity’s Executive Director. “We send the gift with wrapping paper, bows and all the trimmings to the child’s parents, to make a holiday of surprises and delight. We love to put smiles on children’s faces – they’ve had a rough time and often have little reason to smile.”  You can be the one who creates those smiles. Friends of Karen needs your help to make sure there are gifts for every sick child and their well sisters and brothers. Please contact DeniseTredwell@friendsofkaren.org or call her at (914) 617-4052 by Dec. 1.  If you don’t have time to shop, no worries: you can make a donation and they’ll do the shopping for you. Go to www.FriendsOfKaren.org and click on the photo of little Leni.  Friends of Karen is the only organization in the New York Tri-State region that provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness. They help free them of everyday needs and concerns, so they have more time for what’s really important: each other.  Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates the financial responsibility and effectiveness of thousands of U.S. charities, gives Friends of Karen a 4-star rating, its highest award.  For more information about Friends of Karen, visit www.FriendsOfKaren.org or call (914) 617-4042.

Meet America’s Top Sports Writer and Novelist!  Harvey invites you to meet NY Daily News nationally syndicated columnist, ESPN New York radio sports talk host, and acclaimed author of books for youth, Mike Lupica, who will answer questions from Emmy Award- winning NBC and Golf Channel broadcaster Jimmy Roberts about some of the hot topics in sports today. Hear Lupica “Shoot from the Lip” about New York’s home teams and get his take on issues off the field. You’ll also get The New York Times best-selling author’s insights on writing novels for youth, like his current best-seller, Fantasy League. Enjoy a chance for a Meet and Greet with Mike Lupica and Jimmy Roberts. Harvey Presents: MIKE LUPICA with Jimmy Roberts.  Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at 4 p.m.  The Walker Center for the Arts, The Harvey School, 260 Jay Street (Rt. 22), Katonah, N.Y.  Admission: Adults $30, Students $15. Special Meet & Greet, which includes book and book signing, $50 for adults, $30 for students. Seating is limited. To order tickets go to www.harveyschool.org and click on Mike Lupica under “Announcements” or call (914) 232-3161 ext. 161 for more information.  *COMING DEC. 13: RENOWNED JAZZ TRUMPETER LEW SOLOFF*

cavcampHarvey Cavalier Camp, Chris Del Campo, Director
260 Jay St. Katonah, NY 10536, (914) 232-0581, www.harveycavaliercamp.org
With 35 years in education, Chris Del Campo has directed the camp for 22 years. Our Cavaliers (grades 2-9) like creating their own schedule by choosing electives from the more than 45 activities which include the performing arts, the fine arts, swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, sports, science and so much more, and all taught by talented and caring professionals. Little Cavs (Pre-K -1st) love dabbling in the arts, splashing in our pool, exploring nature on our 125-acre campus, and so many other exciting things!

Children should always look forward to their music lessons and with my uniquely adaptive approach, they will!  I am a classically-trained performer with a background in music therapy who teaches private piano, voice, guitar, and flute lessons to children ages 4+. Utilizing a different approach to music instruction, students are able to learn proper technique while keeping lessons fresh and interactive.  Will travel to your home or I have a studio in Northern Westchester. References available. Contact me for a free consultation and to explore your child’s creative side!  amymarierood.com/AmyMarieRood.com/private_lessons.html  AmyRoodMiller@gmail.com, (917) 940-9407.

Get all your fall and holiday gift shopping done!  Local Artisan Show next to Horse & Hound Restaurant, Sunday, October 26, 10:00-4:00pm, Cottage Antiques.  Soy candles in vintage teacups, gift baskets, jewelry, photography, repurposed vintage maggies-magnetic brooches, shawl sticks, rings, candied apples, honey, hot cider, candles, Halloween decor, and much more.  94A Spring Street S, South Salem, New York 10590, 914-763-1310, www.cottageantiqueshome.com.

Friday, Nov. 14, 9:15am to 1:15pm.  Make your holiday shopping easy!  Come to this amazing shopping event and enjoy a game of mahjong. Unique items for sale, including jewelry, accessories, women’s and children’s clothing, handbags and clutches, monogram and personalized items, resort wear, raffles, refreshments, and much, much more. All proceeds go to Farm-to-Table program. Beginner mahjong lessons available. Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, 600 Bear Ridge Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570. 914-741-0333 www.rosenthaljcc.org/blackfriday

nwhjointsKerry Tomson and Daisy Lee invite you to join them for
Protecting Your Joints at Any Age: Exercise, Sports and Aging
Presented by:
Eric Grossman, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Co-Director, Joint Replacement Surgery at NWH Orthopedic and Spine Institute
John Battles, PA, NWH Orthopedic and Spine Institute Program Administrator

Dr. Grossman will identify common joint injuries for youth and adults and provide an overview of symptoms, treatment options, assessments, surgical procedures and post-operative care.

John will discuss the importance of Communication – what are your joints telling you; Exercise and Activity – protect and reinvent the athlete within you; Balance- too much of a good thing or too much of nothing; Rehab – don’t wait until your joints are injured; and Post Injury – adapting to life’s daily demands.

Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
North Building, Conference Rooms A & B
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7 to 8:30 PM

Tickets are $10 per person
Please visit www.nwhconnect.org/2014speakerseries
or email Whitney at wwasserman@nwhc.net

What is the NWH Speaker Series?
Get to know Northern Westchester Hospital’s distinguished medical staff as its experts speak on topics that they know best. Learn what the Hospital can do to serve your needs and take control of your and your family’s health and wellness. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and educate yourself on topics that interest you and directly relate to your life.  The Speaker Series is an initiative of the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation.

November 2, 2014 2:30pm. Eerie Expo for Teens and Fans of Young Adult! Meet New York Times Bestselling author Julie Kagawa, Talon with panelists Kady Cross, Girl with the Wind-Up Heart, Dawn Metcalf, Indelible, and Cara Lynn Shultz,The Dark World. The panel will be moderated by Amalie Howard, former Larchmont resident and author of the Aquarathi series. There will be swag, signed copies, photo ops, and more! Come in a book themed costume and win a prize! Best for ages 13 and up. The Voracious Reader – 1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY, 10538 (914) 630-4581 www.thevoraciousreader.com

Kerry Tomson and Daisy Lee invite you to join them for Protecting Your Joints at Any Age:  Exercise, Sports and Aging Presented by Eric Grossman, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Co-Director, Joint Replacement Surgery NWH Orthopedic and Spine Institute  and John Battles, PA, NWH Orthopedic and Spine Institute Program Administrator, Dr. Grossman will identify common joint injuries for youth and adults and provide an overview of symptoms, treatment options, assessments, surgical procedures and post-operative care.  John will discuss the importance of Communication – what are your joints telling you; Exercise and Activity – protect and reinvent the athlete within you; Balance- too much of a good thing or too much of nothing; Rehab – don’t wait until your joints are injured; and Post Injury – adapting to life’s daily demands.  Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, North Building, Conference Rooms A & B.  Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7 to 8:30 PM.  Tickets are $10 per person.  What is the NWH Speaker Series?  Get to know Northern Westchester Hospital’s distinguished medical staff as its experts speak on topics that they know best. Learn what the Hospital can do to serve your needs and take control of your and your family’s health and wellness. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and educate yourself on topics that interest you and directly relate to your life.  The Speaker Series is an initiative of the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation.  Click here to register.

nwhhalloweenFamily Volunteer Event at NWH

We invite you, your family and friends to join us for a volunteer event at Northern Westchester Hospital on Sunday, October 26th from 1 to 3 PM in the Conference Center.

Volunteers will create and decorate get-well cards and Halloween goody bags filled with games, toys, and snacks for the pediatric and emergency department patients. Please join the fun and help bring smiles to patients on Halloween!

Please spread the word! Call 914-242-8382 if you have any questions.

Northern Westchester Hospital
400 East Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
North Building, Conference Rooms C & D
Sunday, October 26, 2014
1 to 3:00 PM

Click here to register.

Friday, December 5, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Get all your holiday shopping done at the Katonah Elementary School Holiday Boutique. A variety of vendors selling hand crafted, homemade and new merchandise for all your gift needs. 106 Huntville Rd., Katonah, NY 10536 (914)763-7700 www.klschooldistrict.org

Enjoy a day of Japanese Samurai culture for all ages at the Katonah Museum of Art to celebrate KMA’s newest exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor.   Create samurai masks and banners at the Katonah commuter parking lot and then wear your fierce creations (or your own Japanese attire!) in a Samurai Parade down the new Jay Street sidewalk to the Katonah Museum of Art.  There, Taiko drummers will make your heart pound, and martial artists will shock you with Japanese sword fighting and aikido demonstrations. Learn to fold beautiful origami kimonos, and create samurai helmets. Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck will be selling Samurai, Ninja and Geisha dogs in the Sculpture Garden.  10:30 am: Create samurai masks and armor at the Katonah commuter lot #1. Guests can come dressed in their own Japanese attire as well – martial arts uniforms, kimonos, etc.!  11:45 am: Samurai Parade down the new Jay Street sidewalk to the KMA.  12 – 5 pm: Taiko drummers, Japanese sword fighting and Aikido demonstrations, origami kimono dolls and samurai helmet activities.  2:30 pm:  Docent tour.

Wednesday, October 29. The Vienna-based ensemble Il Giardino d’Amore will perform “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, followed by two Bach pieces—the Concerto in D minor for harpsichord and his Concerto in E major for violin. In addition, Handel’s dramatic cantata Armida Abbandonata for soprano and strings will end the program.  This concert kicks off the Bedford Chamber Concert series, with five future Wed. concerts on Nov. 12, Dec. 10, March 25, April 15, and May 6. This concert series was organized by St. Matthew’s Church Music Director Anthony Newman, world-renowned musician and composer.  Tickets are $35 for this concert; $180 for the series. All concerts are held in Fellowship Hall at St. Matthew’s Church, starting at 8 p.m. St. Matthew’s is located on Route 22 in Bedford. For information and reservations, visit www.bedfordchamberconcerts.org, or call (914) 522-5150.