AROUND TOWN

 Compiled by Janice Llanes Fabry

<<This Weekend>>

An Age-Old Practice

Learn all about Ayurveda, a traditional preventive health system from India, on Saturday from 9-4 at Wainwright House. Charlotte Jernigan will teach participants how to respond to their individual body-mind type. Take away practical tips and improved eating habits to ensure well-being.

The fee is $135 for members, $150 non-members. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, call 967-6080.

Home Sale Helper

Discover how to sell your home at a program at the Rye library on Saturday from 11-1. Licensed real estate broker Melissa Marcello will offer tips on repair, improvement, and staging.

Fall Colors

The Rye Arts Center is offering a plein-air watercolor workshop for adults and teens of all levels on Saturday from 1-4. Local artist Holly Rom will teach students all the steps, from plan to sketch to plein-air painting, weather permitting.

The fee is $95, less for members.

Bringing Up Butterflies

“Butterfly Man” Dwayne Taylor will talk about the decline of monarch butterflies at Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday at 1. He will discuss raising them from egg to adulthood before releasing them into the wild.

Come to a Kindergarten Party

It’s time for the Rye library’s annual K-Day Social. On Saturday from 2-4, kindergarteners are invited to congregate, register for their first library cards, and check out books. There will be STEM challenges, surprises, and snacks.

Pre-register at ryelibrary.org.

Family Ecology Club

At Rye Nature Center, children with special needs and a family member can enjoy animal programs, hikes, and other fun science and sensory adventures on Saturday from 3:30-4:30.

No fee, but pre-registration is required. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clear Sailing

The Federated Conservationists of Westchester and Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary are holding a benefit on Sunday from 10-1 and 2-5. Sail aboard Pete Seeger’s historic Hudson River sloop <Clearwater,> departing from the historic Yonkers pier. Enjoy the view while local environmentalists share the Hudson’s history and ecology.

For information and tickets, visit fcwcfallsail2017.eventbrite.com.

Make Your Way to the Jay

Families are invited to celebrate American culture and traditions at the Jay Heritage Center’s Hudson River Ramble Sunday from 11-3. Highlights will include live music, book signings, dance performances, a farmer’s market, craft vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo, house tours, and more. Also on hand will be the tempting tastes of autumn, courtesy of Boxcar Cantina, Lobstercraft, Meltmobile, Reddi Rollin Rooster, and Jimmy’s Soft Serve.

Anne Mottola, who teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, will read from her “Wonders in the Gardenchildren’s series, and children’s author Robert Sabuda will conduct hands-on workshops.

Admission is $40 per family, $10 for individuals.

To Your Mats, Teens

Ages 12 and up can develop strength and flexibility in a series of new teen yoga classes, accompanied by music, at Wainwright House. The fun starts Sunday from 6:30-7:30. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques to facilitate concentration, reduce stress, and connect with your body.

Visit wainwright.org for more information. Drop-in fee is $15.

<<Arts & Entertainment>>

Vanity Fare

On display at the Rye library through the end of the month are illustrations by Christopher Brown, from his years as a newspaper artist and children’s book illustrator. The exhibit includes depictions of celebrities from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and politics.

Just Browsing

Explore the ever-changing art gallery scene in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood with The Rye Arts Center September 29 from 10-12. The tour will include a range of contemporary and modern work.

Lots of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. The fee is $35. Register at ryeartscenter.org.

Scratching the Surface


The Rye Arts Center is hosting a new exhibit, “Surfacing,” with paintings and sculptures by Rye resident Jim Langley and Kentucky-based artist Loren Myhre. Their works traverse themes pertaining to the permutation and enhancement of surfaces.

An opening reception will be held September 30 from 5-7.

Natural Beauty

An opening reception for an exhibit of works by photographer Cordia Murphy will be held at the Rye library October 7 from 2-4. The painting-like photographs in “The Natural Wonders of Rye” express Murphy’s profound relationship with the coastline, including Milton Harbor and Blind Brook.

<<Talks, Workshops, & Just for Fun>>

A Good Life, All the Way

Join SPRYE for a live webcast featuring Dr. Atul Gawande on September 25 from 5-6 at the Rye Free Reading Room. Gawande’s celebrated book, “Being Mortal, continues to spur lively national conversation about living life to the fullest as a senior citizen.

Surviving Loss

Local author and minister Andrea Raynor, who served as a chaplain at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, knows how overwhelming grief can be. Join her at Rye library on September 27 at 7:30 as she discusses her book on hope and help in times of sorrow and loss, “The Alphabet of Grief.”

Finding the Right Words

The Holistic Moms Network is hosting a Post-Trauma Writing Workshop at the Rye Free Reading Room September 28 from 7:30-9. Writing coach Michelle Levy will show you how to use your creativity as a source of empowerment.

Body Sensations

Wainwright is offering a yoga class based on the teachings of Ana Forrest on September 30 from 12:30-3:30. Forrest yoga focuses on sequences that spread breath throughout the body and remove emotional shielding deep within the muscular system.

Drop-in fee is $15. For more information, visit wainwright.org.

Hivernation

Beekeeper Margaret von der Meden will discuss the long relationship of bees and humankind at a program at Read Wildlife Sanctuary September 30 at 1. Discover the teachings of the beehive and learn how to prepare bees for the winter months.

<Molto Bene>

The Storytellers Guild is meeting at the Rye Free Reading Room on October 3 from 6-7:55. Italian stories will be shared to celebrate Italian heritage month. Tellers as well as listeners are always welcome.

I Spy a Mystery

At the next Friday Book Café, October 6 from 9:30-11, the selection is “Wicked Autumn” by G.M. Malliet. The first book in the mystery series about former MI-5 agent Max Tudor is a whodunit filled with humor and intrigue.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

A Naturalist in the House

A Rye Nature Center naturalist can visit your property to identify weeds and wildlife needs October 6 between 10 and 4. Show your town pride by helping Rye become the second Community Wildlife Habitat in the state. The naturalist will offer suggestions on making your yard a certified habitat.

Register at ryenaturecenter.org. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

<<Family Ties>>

Getting to the Core

Families with children ages 4-7 will learn all about the apple-cidering process at the Rye Nature Center September 30 at 1. Press apples, sample cider, and take a seasonal walk.

The fee is $5 per person for members, $8 non-members.

Fun Lab

Head to the Rye YMCA for Mad Science Friday, on October 6 from 6:30-7:30. There will be special activities, themed crafts, and snacks.

Free for family members, $10 for youth, $20 non-members. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

<<Teen Time>>

Circuit Breakers and Electric Racers

Grades 6-10 will learn about the flow of electrons in a circuit at the Rye library on September 28 from 4:15-5:30. Design and create a battery using conductive and non-conductive claydoh, LEDs, copper and zinc anodes.

On October 5 from 4:15-6, teens will design and build an electric race car, driven by a battery and motor. Gears and pulleys will be utilized.

Register at ryelibrary.org.

Practice Makes Perfect

Take a full-length practice SAT exam under real test conditions at the Rye library September 30 from 10:30-2:30. A detailed score report that highlights strengths and weakness will be available in under a week.

Exams and reports are free. Register at applerouth.com/signup and call 371-8000 for more information. Bring water, a snack, pencils, and a calculator.

<<Children’s Corner>>

Homework Helpers

Grades K-5 can drop by the Rye library Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5 for a little extra help. Rye teachers offer assistance to all students attending local public and private elementary schools in Rye and surrounding areas.

Ollie Ollie Oxen-Free

Grades 5 and 6 can play a large group session of hide and seek at the Rye Nature Center on September 29 from 5-6:30. Children will be assigned to a team and work together to do both the hiding and the looking.

The fee is $10. Register at ryenaturecenter.org.

<<For a Good Cause>>

Hear Me Roar

At The Osborn’s “Women Who Make a Difference” fundraiser/luncheon, September 26 at 11:30, keynote speaker and award-winning author Florence Williams will discuss her book, “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.”

The honorees are Hilary Forman, senior vice president of HealthPRO-Heritage, Scarsdale Medical Group physician Catherine P. Isaac, and Angel Morris, past president of the Rye Garden Club and the Rye Nature Center.

Proceeds will support The Osborn Charity Care Program and The Adams Library expansion. Tickets start at $100. For more information and to make a donation, visit theosborn.org/giving.

Celebrating Seniors

At its sixth annual benefit, September 28 from 6-8 at Willow Ridge Country Club, SPRYE will honor Roz and Joe Carvin. Roz served on SPRYE’s board for six years and the couple has generously supported its mission since its inception.

The benefit enables SPRYE to offer free or low-cost programs to members. A silent auction, wine toss, and jewelry raffle are part of the festivities. Call 481-5706 for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.  

<<Save the Date>>

Round Up the Troops

The Rye Historical Society’s Square House Museum will host a Civil War Encampment on October 7 from 11-3, as part of the Girl Scout Gold Award project of Rye High School senior Kristina Marchand of Troop 2282.

The life of a soldier during the 1860s will be reenacted, giving the public a glimpse of camp life, uniforms, food, and medicine, as well as the daily life of families in the mid-19th century. Marchand, herself, has been a re-enactor since the age of 5.

Admission to the event is $20 per family. For more information, call 967-7588.

Lederhosen and Dirndls Welcome

Oktoberfest is coming to the Rye Nature Center on October 13 from 7:30-10:30. The annual fundraiser, co-chaired by Aubrey Cashion, Caitlin Layng, and Annie Teillon, will offer hops, vines, delicious food, a silent auction, and live music by Amber Anchor.

Tickets are available at different levels. For more information, visit ryenaturecenter.org.

A Look at the Past

Port Chester residents Joan Grangenois-Thomas and David Thomas will talk about the Afro-American history of Port Chester at Wainwright House on October 18 from 3-4:30. The lecture is sponsored by SPRYE.