Ossining MATTERS 5K Run/2 Mile Walk – We hope you’ll join us, and hundreds of other Ossining MATTERS supporters, on September 17th. Raise funds for the Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation to benefit Ossining’s public schools. Enter the timed 5K Run, or walk the trail at your own pace, along the historic Old Croton Aqueduct. Check-in and register at the Ossining Community Center, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Run begins at 9 a.m. Free refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. Children twelve and under must be accompanied by an adult. A kids’ festival for our youngest runners and walkers will follow the race. The event will be timed by Albany Running Exchange Event Productions (AREEP) www.areep.com. Details and registration at www.ossiningmatters.org or call 510-9320.
The Town of Ossining Announces the End of Summer Musical Festival and Kayak Launch September 17 at 12pm at Louis Engel Waterfront Park OSSINING WATERFRONT
“END OF SUMMER FESTIVAL” All are invited to participate in this community event
There are bands scheduled throughout the day from 12pm to 8pm that evening, and there will be free sailboat trips from the dock at the park on a 39ft C&C from 2 to 5pm and the opening of a new Kayak Launch area at 1:30pm. All day long there will be live music with several bands performing, along with crafts and food vendors. The bands performing are: Mike & Miriam Risco, Jack Driscoll / Don Smith, Terri Larmar, Chuck Treppeda, and K.J. Denhert. New Kayak Launch and Racks Will be Open to the public, Music, Crafts, and Food all day September 17, 2011. At 1:30 p.m., the Town of Ossining will be hosting a press conference to announce the opening of their new kayak launch, and to herald in the fall.
The kayak launch will have public storage racks available to all on a first-come-first-serve basis, along with storage lockers that will also be open to the public.
Town of Ossining Residents, Back to School means School Tax Bills! Ossining and Briarcliff Manor School Tax- Due September 30, 2011. Call if you did not receive a bill (914) 762-8790. Gloria Fried, Receiver of Taxes
IMPORTANT PUBLIC ADVISORY: The Village of Ossining Police Department in conjunction with the Village of Ossining Office of Emergency Management has launched a program to help notify the public of emergencies, road closures, hazardous conditions, and other incidents concerning the public within the Village of Ossining. This program, called Nixle, is a free program and allows members of the
public to receive these messages in email, text message, and on a internet web site. Village of Ossining residents are urged to subscribe to receive emergency messages only by texting 10562 to 888777 on their cell phone, or to receive a full complement of messages, including community updates residents can visit Nixle.com and click the sign up now! button.
The Ossining Farmers Market is outdoors at Market Square on the corner of Main and Spring Street from 8:30-2:00, rain or shine. The market features fresh, local foods, including conventional and certified organic produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef, fresh fish, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers and a variety of specialty foods. Get to know your neighbors and your food better at the farmers market!”
If any community group would like to have an announcement posted in the kiosk at Market Square, please call Community Markets at 923-4837 and we will be happy to accommodate your flyer. Ask for Stella. We would appreciate that you not paste it on the glass showcase as we will put it inside.”
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM
FOR STORM RECOVERY$8 Million Program Targeted to Assist Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding. Grants will be a fixed amount for different appliances and could cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase. If the cost of the appliance exceeds the cap, the program will pay a portion of the total costs up to the cap. The program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Grants will be available for the most critical energy efficient equipment and appliances. Residents statewide in affected areas will be eligible and must affirm that they have been impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee and that these products are not covered by insurance or FEMA assistance. For residents affected by Hurricane Irene, grants on purchases of approved appliances and equipment will be retroactive to Aug. 29, 2011, and for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, grants will be retroactive to Sept. 9, 2011. Grants will be for ENERGY STAR© qualified appliances and equipment where applicable. In product categories for which there are no ENERGY STAR criteria, the higher efficiency units will be eligible for a rebate. A list of eligible equipment and appliances and rebate levels is as follows:
Eligible Equipment & Appliances
Refrigerators (ENERGY STAR)
Clothes Washers (ENERGY STAR)
Clothes Dryers w/Moisture Sensor (higher efficiency)
Dehumidifiers (ENERGY STAR)
Furnace (ENERGY STAR)
Boiler (ENERGY STAR)
Hot Water Heater Tanks (electric- higher efficiency; gas- ENERGY STAR)
Purchases of appliances and equipment, with the exception of dehumidifiers, must be for replacement purposes only and purchases covered by insurance or FEMA are not eligible. Audits to verify insurance claims and/or FEMA assistance may be conducted. All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.
Photography Exhibit and Digital Photography Program at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library Come to the Briarcliff Manor Public Library from September 6 – October 2 to see an exhibit of evocative landscape photographs from near and far by local photographer Robert Uricchio. The photos are for sale and 5% of all proceeds will be donated to The Friends of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library. Mr. Uricchio will also present a program on Digital Photography Basics on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn the basics of taking well-composed and expressive digital photos of the landscape and people around you. Bring your questions and cameras to get some helpful hints. Registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-7072.
The Lantern Gift Shop at St. Paul's on- the- Hill Episcopal Church re-opens for business. Beginning Saturday, September 17th, the shop will resume regular Saturday shop hours of 10-1. The Lantern Gift Shop is located on the church grounds at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining.
The OSSINING LIONS CLUB and the SLEEPY HOLLOW LIONS CLUB invite you to join us WEDNESDAY, 9/21, at THE TUSCAN GRILL, 518 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY, for an informative program presented by: JANIS SHARKEY, a representative of Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm. The program will include "A New Crop of Farmers", a very brief film, and a discussion on the need and training of a new generation of farmers. You are invited to arrive at 7:00 PM. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 PM. Please RSVP to: Sandy McKee 762-6500 email@example.com
Ossining Library Events: Thursday, September 1 through Friday, September 30, Art exhibition featuring the work of Shirley Benavides, Sketches and portraiture by Ossining resident Shirley Benavides will be on view in the Library Gallery. Free. Library Gallery. Saturday, September 10, 3pm Concert: Tripping Lily, Featured on Showtime’s hit series “The Big C,” Tripping Lilly’s pop-folk sound has been touted as fresh, energetic, and alive. Tripping Lily’s blend of the traditional and the contemporary has earned the young string quartet two Independent Music Award nominations. For more information, please call (914) 941-2416, ext. 348.Free. In the Budarz Theater. Seating is first-come, first-served. Sunday, September 11, 2-4pm Art Exhibition Opening Reception with Shirley Benavides, Drop in the Library Gallery to meet and greet artist Shirley Benavides and enjoy her artwork over light refreshments. Free. In the Library Gallery. Wednesdays, September 14 and 21, 1pm WEBS Career Counseling Seminar A free seminar for job seekers as well as those interested in changing careers and continuing their education. Call WEBS Director Elaine Sozi at (914) 674-3612 to register. Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room.Thursday, September 15, 7pm Fall Book Discussion: Washington, A Life Reference librarian John Hawkins will lead a discussion about Ron Chernow’s Washington, A Life. Chernow, an acclaimed historian, presents a fresh look at the nation’s first President in this revealing new biography. Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Sunday, September 18, 2pm“Words & Music” Concert Series: Eric Andersen The Ossining Library Foundation opens the Fall 2011 season of the “Words & Music Concert Series” with singer-songwriter Eric Andersen. Andersen has recorded 25 albums over his four-decade career and has been called “one of the best ballad writers and singers” by Bob Dylan. His songs have been recorded by artists including Judy Collins, John Denver, Peter Paul and Mary, Rick Nelson, the Grateful Dead and Linda Ronstadt. The Words & Music Concert Series is curated by Ossining resident Alan Marzelli. Free. In the Budarz Theater. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 1:30pm. For information, please call (914) 941-2416, ext. 327. Monday, September 19, 7:30pm, Board of Trustees Meeting, The public is welcome to attend the Library’s Board of Trustees Meeting. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Thursday, September 22, 7:30pm, Theater Production – “Freedom Summer”, This one-hour play written by William Tucker tells the story of Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses’ heroic efforts leading a group of SNCC volunteers to register black Southern voters in 1964 Mississippi. Free. In the Budarz Theater. Thursday, September 29, 6:30pm The Law as Seen through Film Series Wall Street (1987) Alexandra Lehmann of Lehmann & Lehmann Legal Communications presents a screening and discussion of the 1987 classic Wall Street starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. The film follows young stock broker Bud Fox, who is willing to do anything to make it to the top, including trading on insider information taken from greedy corporate raider Gordon Gekko. A discussion about the film and its relation to current events will follow the screening. Directed by Oliver Stone, 126 minutes. Free. In the Budarz Theater. Ongoing Mondays, 5-8pm Computer Classes Free. On the 2nd Floor. Ongoing Mondays beginning September 12, 7-8:15pm Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Teen Room librarian Catherine Riedel leads a weekly Hatha Yoga class, an activity that relieves stress and improves focus. Call the Teen Room to register for this FREE class at (914) 941-2416, ext. 336.Free. For ages 12 and up. In the Budarz Theater. Ongoing Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm
Chess Matches Chess matches for beginners, Grand Masters and everyone in-between. For more information, please contact the Reference Department at (914) 941-2416, ext. 320 or 321.
Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Ongoing Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm English Conversation Group Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Please call (914) 941-2416, ext. 320 to register.
For Teens Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 1-5pm Practice TACHS Test
Eduscape Associates presents a free opportunity for students to practice for their Catholic high school entrance exam. Students will take a sample Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools, also known as TACHS. Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Ongoing Mondays beginning September 12, 7-8:15pm Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Teen Room librarian Catherine Riedel leads a weekly Hatha Yoga class, an activity that relieves stress and improves focus. Call the Teen Room to register for this FREE class at (914) 941-2416, ext. 336. Free. For ages 12 and up. In the Budarz Theater. Ongoing Mondays beginning September 26, 7-8:30pm. Math Tutoring Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room.Ongoing Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm Chess Matches Chess matches for beginners, Grand Masters and everyone in-between. For more information, please contact the Reference Department at (914) 941-2416, ext. 320 or 321.
Free. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. For Children: Mondays, September 19, 26, 10-10:30am, Mother Goose Story Time Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation and music, for children ages 1 through 2 ½ years old with a parent or caregiver. Free. In the Children’s Room. Mondays, September 19, 26, 11-11:30am, Baby Laptime, Finger plays and lap games in a small group setting, for babies who are not yet walking. Free. In the Children’s Room. Tuesdays, September 20, 27, 2pm, Now I’m 3!, Stories, rhymes and crafts for 3- and 4-year-old toddlers with a parent or caregiver. Free. In the Children’s Room. Tuesdays, September 20, 27, 2pm, Pre-School Pals, Stories and crafts for preschool-aged children with a parent or caregiver. Free. In the Children’s Room. Wednesdays, September 21, 28, 2pm, Time for Twos, Short stories, finger plays and activities for 2-year-olds with a parent or caregiver. Free. In the Children’s Room. Fridays, September 16, 23, 30, 10:30am, Trains, Planes and Automobiles, Children over 2 and their adult caregivers will enjoy stories and free play with the Library’s collections of cars, trucks and trains. Free. In the Children’s Room. Fridays, September 16, 23, 30, 4-5pm, Brick Builders, Children in grades 1 and up are invited to join the Library’s structured Lego-building club. Free. In the Children’s Room. No registration required, but limited to the first 20 children. Thursday, September 22, 4pm, Book Worms Book Club, Children in grades 3-5 gather for this new book discussion group. Free. In the Children’s Room. Registration required.
The Ossining Public Library invites cinephiles to enjoy a free night out (or four) at the movies as
it presents Overlooked Orson Welles, a series of lesser-known Orson Welles films. Overlooked
Orson Welles with “The Stranger,” a crime-noir starring Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young
alongside Welles, which tells the story of a War Crimes Commissioner searching for an infamous Nazi in
Connecticut. The series continues on October 5 with “Touch of Evil,” a stark and perverse story of
murder, kidnapping, and police corruption on the Mexican border starring Charlton Heston and Janet
Leigh. Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, and Romy Schneider star alongside Welles in “The Trial,” a
crime drama based on Franz Kafka’s novel following an office worker who is put to trial unaware of his
charges, which will be shown on November 2. The series closes on December 7 with “F for Fake,”
a documentary about the ins-and-outs of art and literature forgery starring Welles, Oja Kodar and
Joseph Cotten. The Overlooked Orson Welles series was curated by Bonnie Katz.
Community Singing Group “Old Mill Singers” invites New Members to join for its 2011 Holiday Show: You are invited to join the Old Mill Singers as we prepare for our upcoming show in December, 2011. As we continue our celebration of our 40th anniversary, the show will include a variety of holiday themed numbers, popular and classical, highlighting favorites from our history. We begin rehearsals for this holiday show on Tuesday night, September 6, 2011. Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s-On-The-Hill Episcopal Church, 40 Ganung Drive, in Ossining, NY.
We have no formal auditions so if you like to sing, come give us a try and sit in on a rehearsal. The ability to read music is not required - just the ability to sing in tune in a group. That is who we are – an eclectic mix of some very good singers and just some very good people – who like to have fun with music and with each other. See us on the web at www.oldmillsingers.org or on Facebook. Prospective members should contact our Membership Chairman, Sharon Brana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914 762-3765.
The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) has put out a call for artists to join in “O,” its upcoming exhibit at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill. The show, which will run from Sept. 15 thru Oct. 29, is open to all visual artists who join the OAC. The OAC will hold an opening reception for “O” on Friday, September 16, from 6:00 - 7:45 PM and another event during the Paramount’s “HIPPIEFEST: a Concert for Peace and Love,” on Saturday, October 14, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Artists and their guests will have special seating and VIP treatment at “HIPPIEFEST” featuring rock ‘n’ roll luminaries Dave Mason, Rick Derringer and Felix Cavaliere. Tickets for “HIPPIEFEST” are $45 each - 20% of all Sales benefit the OAC. Because space is limited, the exhibit will feature no more than 60 works. Parameters for the artworks include: no larger than 24” x 24,” framed and ready to hang. There will be a $20 hanging fee. Drop-off is set for September 10th between 10:00 and 3:00 PM at the Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill. For additional information on the show and OAC membership options, please visit www.ossiningartscouncil.org or call Mark Sarazen at 914-502-4157.
Sunday Sailboat Races – Thursday night OWFO sailboat races are moving to Sundays at 2pm starting Sept 18th. (There are no more OWFO Thursday night races this season.) For next week please register for the OBCC Labor Day Regatta Monday Sept 5th . http://www.obcc.org/regatta/2011/race_info.htm.
Folk Legend Eric Anderson Opens The Second Season of “Words & Music” at the Ossining Public Library (Ossining, NY) On Sunday, September 18, the Ossining Library Foundation will present singer-songwriter Eric Andersen at 2pm in the intimate 200-seat Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library. The free concert opens season two of the popular “Words & Music” concert series presented by the Ossining Library Foundation and curated by Ossining resident Alan Marzelli. Doors open at 1:30pm and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ossining Public Library is located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. For more information, call (914) 941-2416, ext. 327 or visit http://ossininglibrary.org/.
Emerging from the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s, Eric Andersen has recorded 25 albums over his four-decade career. His poetically-written and philosophical songs have been recorded by artists including Judy Collins, John Denver, Peter Paul and Mary, the Grateful Dead and Linda Rondstadt. Andersen is best known for his 1972 release, Blue River, an album which Rolling Stone credited as being “the best example of the ‘70s singer-songwriter movement.”
SUNY WCC FALL: ADULT BEGINNER BALLET, and BASIC POINTE: Irene Kent a native of OSSINING is teaching once again Adult Beg. Ballet, and is now offering BASIC POINTE at SUNY Westchester Community College. The FALL ballet, and basic pointe course runs from September 18th, 2011 thru December 11, 2011. Ballet will be held on Sunday's from 11:30am till 1:30pm, with BASIC POINTE to immediately follow from 1:30pm till 2:30pm. SUNY WCC Tel: 914-606-6830 and their website is www.sunywcc.edu/ce/registration. For more information on Irene, and her classes please visit her website at: www.star-bound.com.
2nd Annual “Hope for the Hudson” Day: SAVE THE DATE: Sat. Sept.24th 10 - 4 @ Mariandale’s Retreat & Conference Ctr. @ 299 No. Highland Ave. Ossining – between All Aboard & Eagle Bay/Atria. For more info: 941.4455. A FAIR for ALL! No rides, but plenty of Great Food, Games, Vendors, Non-Profit groups of all types & Talented Craftspeople! Info & Raffle Tables & Treasure Chests laden with New & Used. The Green Community Garden of Hope in partnership with Transition will offer FREE workshops @ 11:00 & 1:00 in building your own Compost System using FREE materials, as well as a hands-on experience in Lasagna Gardening @ 12:00 – something everyone can implement at their own homes, again using no $$ & very little labor! For workshop times: http://weebly.GCGH.com. Something fun & educational for all ages. Come join us this year!
The Ossining Food Pantry will hold its annual Celebration fundraiser on September 25, 2011, between 5 pm and 8 pm. The event will again be graciously hosted by Dr. Michael and Mrs. Clorissa Gioscia in the garden of their Westchester home. Please join us for wine, hors d’oevres, raffle baskets and live music at An Evening of Autumn Sonata. Attendees may park at the Todd Elementary School in Briarcliff Manor and take the free shuttle bus to the party. Request for donation is $30 per person and can be paid at the door in cash or by check. The Ossining Food Pantry is a non-profit organization entirely operated by volunteers. We depend on our community for our funding. All donations are devoted to our mission to provide groceries for our less fortunate neighbors. For further information call 914-762-5510 or visit our website at www.ossiningfoodpantry.org
TACHS Exam Prep Course -All Fall 2011 8th Grade Students are welcome. Prepare with Eduscape Associates for the Test for Admissions to Catholic High Schools. Examination will be held November 4, 2011. 5 Prep Class Sessions, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Place: Ossining Public Library,53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 941-2416 x336. REGISTER ONLINE NOW! at www.eduscapeassociates.com. Questions? Contact Gayle Marchica, Eduscape Associates College Planning, Test Prep & Tutoring 941-4148, email@example.com. Also, FREE TACHS PRACTICE EXAM on September 17th & 18th must attend both days –Registration Required.
TEDDY BEAR CLINIC" TO ACQUAINT YOUNGSTERS WITH THE PHELPS HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM SLEEPY HOLLOW, New York- Sick and injured teddy bears will be the focus of the second annual "Teddy Bear Clinic" at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center's Emergency Department on Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 9:30 to11:30 am. Kindergarten children in the Tarrytown and Ossining school districts and their siblings are invited to attend. Organized by the Phelps Emergency Department nursing staff, t he event celebrates Emergency Nurses Week. As they arrive, children will be given teddy bears that will be cared for by real doctors and nurses. Children will serve as "parents" of the teddy bears as they are treated for an "emergency," such as a laceration, a sore throat, a fever or a broken bone. The "Teddy Bear Clinic" is a gentle way to teach children about wellness and familiarize them with the workings of the Phelps Emergency Department. Outside the clinic, children and their bears will have an opportunity to explore a helicopter, an ambulance, a police car and a fire engine and to get acquainted with a police dog. Free children's fingerprinting will also be available. The program is free but advance registration is required. Families may call Candace Huggins 914-366-3697 to register.
Not Your Ordinary Fall Festival—It’s Teatown’s Fall Festival- Enjoy nature and celebrate autumn with an environmental twist. Unique crafts, fun-filled activities and local vendors will fill the beautiful grounds of Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining on Saturday, October 15 from 11:00am to 4:30pm for Teatown’s Fall Festival. An annual event, it focuses on family fun while promoting an appreciation for the environment and natural surroundings. At the Festival, guests can carve a pumpkin and decorate it using vegetables, make a scarecrow, see our birds of prey up-close, listen to local musicians, create an eco-craft, see Muscoot Farm animals and brave the SavATree zipline! Also included is the Teatown Marketplace featuring local foods and crafts from places such as Hilltop Hanover Farm, Clean Ridge Soap Company, and Tom Cat Bakery. The Festival is one of Teatown’s largest friend-raising events and has consistently drawn people from all over the surrounding region. The event serves as a symbol of community involvement and its revenues directly support Teatown’s environmental education programs and conservation efforts.
Admission pricing is as follows:
- Members: Free entry, Children’s Funpass $20
- Nonmembers: Adult $10, Child $5, Children’s Funpass $25 (includes admission)
· A child’s Funpass includes 3 crafts, pumpkin carving, hayride and face painting.
Free parking and a shuttle bus will be available from IBM on Route 134, just east of the Taconic State Parkway. For further information, please visit www.teatown.org or call 914-762-2912 ext. 110.
A Jewish Women's Study Group, that meets once a month in members’ homes in the Ossining/Croton area. Topics of interest to Jewish women including Torah interpretations from a female point of view, contemporary Jewish books, films all with lively discussions. Potluck lunch is shared. For more information contact Ruth Spaeth 271-6588.
BOOKS & TANGO: The Friends of the Ossining Public Library need volunteers to help before, during and after the fall book sale at the library Oct. 21-23. If you like pleasant company and being around books, please call Susan Kelly at 941-7425. The Friends are sponsoring the Hispanic Heritage concert at the library, Sept. 24, 3 pm, featuring Puro Tango. For a preview, check out the dance reel at www.marianaparma.blogspot.com. And for info on joining the Friends, click on www.ossininglibrary.org, or pick up an application form at the library.
Dan Montez – Artistic Director, CHORAL SINGERS INVITED TO SING NABUCCO, Taconic Opera. If you’ve always wanted the opportunity to perform in an opera, here it is. This is an open invitation for all voice parts to join Taconic Opera’s chorus for the 2011 fall performances of Verdi's Nabucco! This will be a FULLY STAGED production with full union orchestra and sets/costumes, in Italian with English supertitles above the stage. All lead singers and orchestra members are experienced professionals. Performances will be at the Yorktown Stage in Yorktown, NY, on October 21-22 at 8:00 pm, and an October 23 matinee at 2:00 pm; and a reprisal performance at SUNY Purchase in conjunction with Harrison Friends of Opera on Nov. 5, 8:00pm. There is NO MEMBERSHIP FEE to join the company, but all singers will be required to supply their own scores and help put together their costumes. Nabucco, one of Verdi’s most beloved operas, contains a treasure trove of choruses, including the famous Va pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves). Singers need not be frightened - this is easier to do than you might imagine, and it is an incredibly exciting, satisfying and FUN performance experience. Music rehearsals begin on June 25 and will run on Weds from 7:00-9:00 pm, and Sats from 3:00-5:00pm. Staging rehearsals begin mid-September and try to adhere to the Wed/Sat calendar as much as possible. Don’t hesitate to call to discuss your particular availability. Rehearsal Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 801 Kitchawan Road (Route 134) Ossining, NY 10562. If interested or need additional information to decide, please contact Mary Corda, Taconic Opera Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-649-1826. For more information about our company, including our philosophy and production photos, please visit our website: www.taconicopera.org.
Grammy-nominated recording artist Joan Osborne will perform in a concert to benefit the Ossining Library Foundation at 8 pm on October 28, 2011 in the Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library. She will be joined on stage by Keith Cotton on piano and vocals and Jack Petruzzelli on guitar and vocals. Legendary New York radio personality Pete Fornatale will serve as host for the evening, which will also include a performance by Erin Hill and her psychedelic harp as guests enter the theater. Prices are $60 for general admission seating and $75 for VIP reserved seating in the first five rows of the theater. The net proceeds from the evening will be used to fund the Foundation’s ongoing initiatives in support of the Library during 2012, which include the free Sunday afternoon concerts that are part of the Foundation’s “Words & Music” performance series curated by Ossining resident and Foundation Board member Alan Marzelli. The event brochure and order form to purchase tickets can be found at http://ossininglibrary.org/.In a career that spans over fifteen years, Joan Osborne has proven to be an artistically restless and consistently enthralling performer, starting with her breakthrough, debut album Relish, which sold five million copies worldwide and yielded the smash hit "One Of Us" as well as scoring seven Grammy nominations. In 2002, she cemented her reputation as a top tier soul singer with an incredible turn in the acclaimed documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, followed by a tour with the legendary Motown backing band The Funk Brothers. In 2003, Osborne toured with the Dixie Chicks and then surprised and wowed audiences touring throughout America for two years as the lead singer of The Dead. In 2007, she graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Osborne loves to sing and perform in many different genres, but she came back to her soulful rock roots on her 2008 release Little Wild One that marked her reunion with Rick Chertoff, Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, the writing and production team that worked with her on her triple platinum, Grammy nominated album Relish. Pete Fornatale was one of the architects of progressive rock radio in the 1960s, and has been a fixture on New York radio for over four decades. He currently hosts "Mixed Bag" on Saturdays from 4 - 8 pm on WFUV 90.7 in New York. Erin Hill is a harpist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor whose performances range from pop, psychedelic, and sci-fi to kids music, opera, and Celtic. Her 2009 Celtic CD hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart. Erin is also known as the Pretty White Girl on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show.
OHS CLASS OF 1971 looking for classmates from 1969 to 1973 to be included in a 40th REUNION PARTY hosted by the class of 1971 on September 24, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Other activities are planned for the weekend. They are also looking for classmates who changed schools or moved away before graduation. If you are a member of our class, or fit any of the above categories, please contact Susan Knell (email@example.com) or Madeline Reamy (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can update your information, and send you an invitation! The Ossining High School Class of 1971, in honor of our 40th reunion, is hosting a Major Reunion Weekend Event, September 23-25, 20ll and is inviting classmates from 1968-1974. We are having an entire weekend of events: OHS tour on Friday afternoon, Friday night football game, picnic and hike at Teatown Reservation on Saturday, Dinner dance at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown on Saturday night, and breakfast on Sunday morning. If you are a classmate and want to know more about this event or if you would like to receive an invitation, please go to our website: www.ohs71.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
OHS CLASS OF 1961 is looking for classmates for our 50 YEAR REUNION - Friday 30 Sept. - Sunday 2 Oct. 2011. We are also looking for classmates who changed schools or moved away before graduation. Visit our website: www.seagullusa.net for additional information. If you have a "find" or a "lead" for us, please contact Carol Browning Bulger at email@example.com or 914-263-8948; or Barry Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-386-6325.
Teatown Lake Reservation October 2011 Events, Saturday, October 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm On the Wing, ALL WELCOME. Migration season is underway and hawks, falcons and other birds are flying south. Meet a few of Teatown’s raptors and discover their migratory stories. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Saturday, October 8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Turtle Trails, Where do turtles go as the weather turns colder? Join Erin, Teatown’s turtle expert, to learn all about these hard-shelled creatures’ survival strategies. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Saturday, October 15, 11:00am-4:30pm, Fall Festival, Not your ordinary Fall Festival! Carve a pumpkin using vegetables, visit with our birds of prey, listen to local musicians and brave the zipline! Delicious food, local vendors, animals, festivities and more await you at our annual Festival. Visit www.teatown.org or call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 for pricing and additional information. Free parking and shuttle from IBM on Route 134, just east of Taconic State Parkway. Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am, CANDLEWOOD HILL IN FAHNESTOCK ADULTS. Join a Teatown educator along with Club Fit hike leader and Teatown member, Peter Meskin, on this moderate to strenuous hike that combines physical fitness, ecology, natural history and the spectacular beauty of the Hudson Hills and Highlands in the fall. Meet at the Jefferson Valley Club Fit parking lot opposite Toys R Us. Bring lunch and water, wear comfortable hiking shoes and expect to carpool. Rain cancels. If the weather is questionable, call Teatown. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Event meets at Club Fit, 600 Bank Road, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535Sunday, October 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Animal Adventures – The Misunderstood CHILDREN. Meet a few of Teatown’s animal ambassadors and find out why some get a bad rap! Please note this program is for children accompanied by a caregiver. Free for members; $5 per child nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation. Saturday, October 29, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Boo! Who? CHILDREN. When darkness falls who comes out? Find out in this whoot-ingly fun program. Families with children over age 7. Free for members; $5 per child for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.
Volunteer to help your older neighbors -- Volunteers from all walks of life and ages are needed to help out seniors in Greater Ossining and Briarcliff. Training is available for volunteers who want to serve as Friendly Visitors or Friendly Callers. Whether you have an hour to spare or can devote more time, we have an opportunity for you! Contact Community Helping Hands, at 914-346-7773 or email them at: email@example.com
CALLING OHS CLASS OF ’76 INDIANS: We are having a big party, and we want YOU to be there! Gathering for our 35th Reunion will be October 28-29th, based in the Mt. Kisco Holiday Inn.
There are a number of events planned, including a Halloween theme dinner dance on Saturday night. (Costumes are optional, but strongly encouraged, and there will be prizes.) Latest details, including event updates, RSVP list how to purchase tickets at www.therightbyte.com/ohs76
Orchid Condominiums at 73 Spring Street in Ossining: One-bedroom condominiums $130,000, two-bedroom condominiums $160,000. Maximum Income Limits Apply ($58,600 -$83,800, based on number of persons in household.) Why rent when you can own your own home, for more information please call IFCA 941-5252. Applications are available.
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