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Hours for Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building at 2 Bruce Ave.: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours for West Harrison branch at 2 Madison St.: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed on Sundays. Both libraries will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12 for Columbus Day.
The West Harrison library will be hosting Saturday storytime and craft sessions with volunteers from Manhattanville College every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5, no registration required.
Wiggle and Giggle
The West Harrison library will be hosting their monthly Wiggle and Giggle event with Dawny Dew on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for children ages six months to 6 years old, no registration required.
The West Harrison library will be hosting a fall wreath craft session for adults on Friday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 948-2092.
Columbus Day celebration
Harrison Recreation will be hosting their 37th annual “It’s Great to Live in Harrison” Columbus Day Celebration from Saturday, Oct. 10 through Monday, Oct. 12. The celebration will kick off with fireworks at the West Harrison Firehouse on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. There will be a police department open house at 650 North St. Police Department on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The celebration will end with a parade and festival at Riis Park on Monday,
Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. All events are free and
open to the public.
Halloween Window Painting Contest
Harrison Recreation will be hosting their annual Halloween window painting contest in three categories: individual, family and team on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Business Districts. In the event of rain, the contest will be postponed to Sunday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is open to children from kindergarten through grade 8, Harrison residents only. Participation fees are $10 per person, and checks can be made payable to the Town/Village of Harrison. Registration ends on Friday, Oct. 9.
Junior Civil Engineering
Building a house to withstand the Big, Bad Wolf is where the fun begins. This class is centered on exploring the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind skyscrapers, bridges, roads and more. Mondays through Nov. 23 for pre-K to grade two from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 218 Halstead Ave. Fee: $175 including supplies. To register, visit engineeringforkids.net/westchester.
Students use the engineering design process to design, create, test and refine a variety of flying machines. Mondays through Nov. 23 for grades three through eight from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Veteran Memorial Building, 218 Halstead Ave. Fee: $175 including supplies. To register, visit
Vertigo Dance Company
Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha’al present their first professional collaboration, a short duet, “Vertigo,” on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. “Vertigo” explores the powerful connections that exist within society, art and the environment, and seeks to bring audiences closer through movement. Ticket prices range from $35 to $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 251-6200.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform a celebratory program of German romanticism, featuring award-winning soloists, cellist Jan Vogler and violinist Mira Wang, on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $50 to $85. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 251-6200.
The Chamber Music Society
of Lincoln Center
The second season of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s residency will kick off with a concert celebrating the chamber music repertoire on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 251-6200.
The Westchester Philharmonic
The Westchester Philharmonic will kick off its 33rd season with a concert conducted by Jaime Laredo on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $30 to $97. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 251-6200.
Scarsdale Medical Group
Scarsdale Medical Group will be holding a series of hour-long meditation sessions joined by Dr. Catherine Isaac. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. Dr. Isaac will be teaching a variety of meditation techniques and engaging participants in a dialogue about mindful living. The events are open to
people of all meditation levels. Fees are $30 per session with advanced registration or $35 at the door. For more information or to register,
Lead with Distinction
Manhattanville College will be holding a series of workshops and networking events called “Lead with Distinction: Women’s Leadership Certificate Program” throughout the fall semester. The workshop “Lead from the Inside Out: Find the Fire that Lights the Way to Success” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the networking event “Bold Presentation Skills: Developing Executive Presence, Confidence and Influence” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information or to register for the events, visit community.mville.edu/msb.
“The Diary of Anne Frank”
Manhattanville College will be producing a performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” directed by Carol Fox Prescott, from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. on the college site. Tickets are
$5 for Manhattanville students and $10 for the general public. For more information or to
purchase tickets, call 323-7175.
Manhattanville College’s School of Education, in partnership with Jacob Burns Film Center, will be holding their second annual Literacy Symposium focusing on the power of media in today’s classrooms, on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the college site. The event will include engaging and interactive workshops designed to help teachers in grades Pre-K to 12 infuse media education, technology and visual literacy into their core-aligned classrooms. Tickets are $15 for Manhattanville students and $25 for the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sites.google.com/site/mvillesoeliteracysymposium/mville-soe-literacy-symposium.
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