OSSINING WEEKLY WEB BLAST 5-10-2018


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Upcoming Programs in the Village and Town of Ossining

May

Ossining Farmers Market
What: This week the Ossining Farmers Market officially starts its 27th summer season! We begin extended summer hours (8:30am to 1pm) and start to welcome back our summer vendors. Mead Orchards, Arlotta Food Studio, Xquisite Coffee Plantation and Bread Alone Bakery all return Saturday, with more on the way. Come say hello and find out what’s in store for the season. We’ll also be setting up our new café seating, giving you a spot to sip a cup of coffee or grab a snack from one of our vendors.
When: Saturday from 8:30AM-1PM
Where: Near Market Square at the corner of Spring & Main Streets, Ossining, NY
Contact: dacotah@downtoearthmarkets.com  

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WORKSHOPPING
What: An Exhibit of Works in Drawing - Painting - Clay By Workshop Leaders - Workshop Participants - Teachers - Students
When: ​Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10th -7-9 PM
Where: ​OAC STEAMER FIREHOUSE GALLERY, 117 Main Street, Ossining.
Contact:  Visit www.ossiningartscouncil.org for more info

Yoga for Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Balance
What:   Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and alignment.
When:  May 10, 6:15 – 7:30
Where:  The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Teatown PlantFest: First Pick
What: Come to the opening night festivities! Whether you are a serious gardener or an eager first-timer, this is a plant sale with farmers market appeal. $20 admission includes small plates, wine, and local craft beer.
When: May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Info: https://www.teatown.org/events/teatown-plantfest-first-pick/
Contact: Teatown Lake Reservation/info@teatown.org  (914)762-2912 x110

High School Musical Jr
What: Mike Risko Music Presents High School Musical Jr! The story of a high school coming together both on the court and on the stage. This delightful show about music, sports and friendship is great for audiences of all ages and it features local kids from Ossining and surrounding areas that attend Mike Risko Music. It is even perfect for a younger, first time theatergoer since it is one hour with no intermission. 
When: Friday 5/11 7pm at the Ossining Library   Thurs 5/17 and Sunday 5/20 7pm at Risko Music    Friday 5/18 7pm at the Clearview School Auditorium in Briarcliff 
Info: Tickets are free but reservations are required. Email performances@riskomusic.com and specify which show and how many in your party. You will receive a confirmation email with directions to the venue.  Click here for event flyer  
Contact: Mike Risko Music www.mikeriskomusicschool.com 144 Croton Avenue Ossining NY 10562

Teatown PlantFest: Free Admission
What: PlantFest brings it all together:  abundant plant varieties (natives, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables), expert helpers and over a dozen complementary vendors.
When: May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Info: https://www.teatown.org/events/teatown-plantfest-free-admission/
Contact: Teatown Lake Reservation/info@teatown.org (914)762-2912 x110

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Hosts Cabaret & Comedy Night-Lin Snider and Sally Sherwood Perform “A Spring Sing Thing
What:  On Saturday, May 12, from 7 to 10 pm, Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will host its seasonal fundraiser, “A Spring Sing Thing,” a cabaret act featuring vocalists and comedians Lin Snider and Sally Sherwood accompanied by Blake Rowe on keyboard. The performance, a blend of popular musical standards combined with zany comedy, has toured the area for over 20 years in various guises and updates, drawing audiences throughout New York City and Westchester. Tickets for the evening, which includes a buffet of tasty edibles and a cash bar, are $40.
Where: Westchester Collaborative Theater  23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 7:00-10:00pm 
Info: www.wctheater.org Click here for event flyer   
Contact: Westchester Collaborative Theater wctcompany@gmail.com 

Hands-On Cooking Class Workshops
What: The hands-on cooking class workshops offered at Good Choice Kitchen are fun, informative, empowering.  The topics and recipes covered are the foundation for learning and improving knife skills and cooking techniques, while gaining familiarity for handling and procuring a wide variety of ingredients. Expanding on the topics, students learn nutritive facts, and ways to eat optimally that meet their specific dietary goals.  Classes encourage and build confidence that enable participants to expand their meal planning ideas, and create their own repertoire of dishes in their home kitchens.  A new topic each week. $60 per person per class; Advance Registration with payment required via online, phone, or at the Good Choice Kitchen Café.
When: May 16 (Sauces, Dressings, Condiments); May 23 (Eating Seasonal - Spring); 6pm-8pm
Where: Good Choice Kitchen, 147 Main St. Ossining
Info: For more information about topics covered at each class, and to register: http://goodchoicekitchen.com/category/events/     
Contact: Laurie Gershgorn, 914-930-1591, info@goodchoicekitchen.com

The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series Screening of  HOPE ON THE HUDSON
What: ​A series of short films focused on good news from our Hudson Valley.  Three films follow up  Jon Bowermaster’s previous series, ‘The Hudson, A River at Risk’ with a distinct pivot to optimism.  ‘City on the Water’ explores New York City’s  520-miles of coastline and the efforts across the city to make the waterways healthier more accessible. ‘Restoring the Clearwater’ explores the nearly year-long restoration and the return of the ship to the Hudson River to continue to fulfill Pete Seeger’s mission to educate and roam America’s First River. ‘Seeds of Hope’ documents a unique effort during the 2017 harvest to save several varieties of Native American seeds that have nearly gone extinct shows perspective into a multi-year effort to preserve both a rich agricultural heritage and Native American Culture As always, this will be followed by our curated Q&A panel discussion. Our screening are always free and open to the public.
When: Thursday, May 17th at 630 PM
Where: Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theatre
Info: Click here for event flyer more details and info on our panleists.

​The Green Ossining Repair Cafe
What: Got beloved but broken items that need repair?  We're here to help!  The Repair Cafe provides an opportunity for community-sourced repair of broken items, reducing contributions to the waste stream and building a sense of community through skill sharing. Coaches are expected to be on-hand to provide free assistance with repairing/advising on: Fabric Repair: seams, cuffs, hems, patches, buttons, pockets, etc  Wood Repair Electrical Appliances Toys Tech Support for Computers & Mobile Devices Plants: Advice & How-Tos Ceramic Repair Bikes (including tires) Kids Table: learning circuitry & how stuff works Costume Jewelry Gasoline power tools cannot be used or repaired at the Cafe.  Melrose Lumber has offered to provide lamp parts at cost that will be available at the Repair Café.  If needed and upon advisement of Repair Cafe coaches, all other parts needed will need to be purchased by the owner.  To learn more about the Repair Café: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gVjU1ydAUlQ 
When: ​Saturday, May 19th from 11a-3​pa
Where: ​Caputo Recreation Center/lower level
Where: Click here for attached flyer

Storm Drain Stenciling: Anti-Pollution Project hosted by Riverkeeper/Green Ossining/Village of Ossining's DPW
What: Help us make a dent in some of the 2k storm drains we will be painting with one of six stencils to help draw attention to the fact that what goes down the drain goes into the Hudson. This will run from 10a-Noon. Limited spots available so please sign up and find out more information here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/HWJH3 
When: Saturday, May 19th from 10 AM -Noon.  Must arrive by 10 AM to participate.
Where: TBD
Info: info@greenossining.org  Volunteers will be notified

June

Old Mill Singers Present "Breaking Boundaries"
What:  The Old Mill Singers, directed by Danny Gray, present a concert of music by innovative performers from Chuck Berry to Lady Gaga
When & Where: 8 PM, June 1 & June 2, The Clear View School, 480 Albany Post Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 5 PM, June 10, Elks Lodge, 590 Waverly Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
Info: Buy tickets at: https://www.nycharities.org/give/event.aspx?cc=4224  For more about the Old Mill Singers, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheOldMillSingers  or our website www.oldmillsingers.org Click here for event flyer
Contact:  tabdsc@gmail.com or 914-941-9009

LIVE @ THE STEAMER PRESENTS: THE RICARDO GAUTREAU DUO FEATURING DOUG MUNRO, Lead Guitar:  Latin Rock, Latin Jazz & Beyond.
What: The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to present THE RICARDO GAUTREAU DUO: Featuring Doug Munro in concert on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8 to 10PM. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for OAC Members. are available at www.ossiningartscouncil.org and at the door. Ricardo’s songs have won commendations from Billboard magazine and have been published in Broadside magazine. His new EP “Life Dance”, was released recently and has received world-wide acceptance. BEST OF WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE said “…They exemplify Global Fusion, for they are creating music that incorporates different traditions and styles to forge a sound that is beyond categories”. Since 1987 Doug Munro has released eleven albums as a leader and has  performed in over 60 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith.  In the recording field Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards.
When: ​Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8 to 10PM
Where: ​OAC STEAMER FIREHOUSE GALLERY, 117 Main Street, Ossining. 
Info:  Visit www.ossiningartscouncil.org for TICKETS

OSSINING ARTS COUNCIL - CALL TO ARTISTS
What: The Ossining Arts Council is proud to sponsor the 2018 OAC Members’ Show on display from June 2nd through June 25th, 2018 at the Ossining Public Library’s Main Exhibition Hall. This annual event has become one of the biggest and best attended shows of its kind, attracting artists from 34 communities throughout the Hudson Valley. This exhibit is open to all professional, amateur or student
visual artists. Our mission is to give participating artists the greatest public exposure possible. In addition to the June exhibit, each artist will receive a one year OAC membership which comes with a searchable online gallery, space for artworks and biographies available 24/7 along with links and social network integration. A perfect venue for those who want to be seen. Your membership also gains access to our home at the OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery. With 1500 Square feet of light-filled space, the Firehouse is a promising hub for the arts in downtown Ossining.
When: ​Saturday, June 2nd through Thursday, June 25th, 2018 - OPENING RECEPTION is on Tuesday, June 12th from 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Ossining Public Library 53 Croton Avenue
Contact:  914.941.2416 Ossining, NY 10562. Visit www.ossiningartscouncil.org for more info

Ossiining Children's Center Annual Dine-A-Round
What: A cocktail party and progressive dinner benefiting OCC. All funds raised go directly toward OCC's tuition assistance program enabling children from low income households to come to the center and experience all  of OCC's high quality programming.
When:  Saturday, June 2 @ 6PM
Info: Click here fore event flyer To purchase tickets please visit our website at www.ossiningchildrenscenter.org
Contact: Ossining Children's Center, Shawn Cibrari, 914-941-0230e xt. 13, shawn@ossiningchildrenscenter.org

The Clear View Classic Golf Outing
What:  Golf Outing to benefit the programs of The Clear View School and Day Treatment Center
When:  June 11, 2018
Where: The Hollow Brook Golf Club, 1060 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor
Contact:  Audrey Warn, Development Officer, The Clear View School, 914.941.9513

September

Maryknoll Sisters Fall Festival-VENDORS WANTED
What: Vendors wanted for the Maryknoll Sisters Annual Fall Festival, all proceeds will benefit the Sisters worldwide mission work to help those in need. A great day of fun for the whole family, games, activities, entertainment, food, vendors etc.
When: Saturday, September 29th 11am-4pm (Rain Date-Sunday, September 30th)
Where: Maryknoll Sisters Center-Ossining
Info: Click here for event flyer
Contact: Maryknoll Sisters, Christina Mead, events@mksisters.org, 1-866-662-9900

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Information

adopt a tree
Adopt a Tree Well Program
The Recreation & Parks Department is excited about the downtown beautification program "Adopt a Tree Well". This program, brought to the community by the Downtown Economic Development Fund Council, allows individuals, organizations or businesses to "adopt" a tree well for a contribution of $199.00.  Click here for more information and access to the application.

food pantry info

Ossining Food Pantry Asking for Your Support
What:  Please consider making an on-line donation to help Ossining Food Pantry feed our neighbors in need.  A one-time or reoccurring monthly donation will be greatly appreciated.  We are 100% volunteer organization.  Virtually all of your donation will go toward the cost of food for the needy.
Info:  Follow this link to our web site:  www.OssiningFoodPantry.org
Contact:  Ossining Food Pantry, P.O. Box 869, Ossining, NY  10562 or call 914-762-5510 and leave a voicemail message and a volunteer will return your call.

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Ossining’s Museum in the Streets (MITS)

What: MITS is a free, self-guided walking tour and consists of 25 numbered panels with images and explanatory text about the architecturally and historically significant buildings within the Downtown Ossining Historic District. 
When: On a 24/7 basis
Where: The tour starting point is located on the north side of the Ossining Open Door Medical Center at 247 Main St. in Downtown Ossining. However visitors one can also begin at any of the numbered panels and take as few or as many panels as desired.
Info:    Click here for more information
Contact:  miguel.hdz@verizon.net for further information

Theater O Classes and Auditions!
What: Classes are enrolling for the Spring 2018.  Classes in all things theater for ages 3+ - from acting to playwriting, improv to design, musical theater to directing, and more! Check it out at www.theatero.org! Join the Play!
When:  M-F 3pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Where: Theater O 25 State Street Ossining NY 10562
Contact: Theater O, info@theatero.org, 914-487-4322, Jessica Irons Artistic Director

Want to Get a High School Equivalency Diploma?
What:  Let us help you plan, study, and get the diploma so you can get a better job, go to college, and help your family.  Take the first step toward your goal.  Attend an orientation to find out about ways you can get a diploma, classes and tools that can help you, and assessing your skills and outlining a study plan.  We can even connect you with a tutor who will provide personalized support.  
When: 1st Thursday of the Month; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining
Info: Click here to see event flyer 
Contact:
  TASC@wlsmail.org  (914) 231-3264

Briarcliff Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
What: This group of high school students makes fun events happen for their peers at the public library and take part in everything from brainstorming, to planning, to advertising, to setting up and finally to enjoying the great event! Also help us serve you and your peers better by recommending what you think we should have at the library. We are always open to any new projects that you think TAB and the library should take on so that the library is a welcoming place for high school students. Meetings are held at the library on the first Sunday of the month from 4 - 5 PM. Shorter meetings are held on Thursdays after school in the cafeteria at Briarcliff High School. You do not need to attend all meetings to be a member. Come to what you can and let your voice be heard!
When: First Sunday of Every Month 4:00 - 5:00 PM, some short meetings on Thurs at 2:20 PM
Where: Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Thursday meetings at Briarcliff Manor High School
Contact: Amy Kaplan, abgkaplan@gmail.com

Therapeutic Foster Parents NEEDED
What: Family Services of Westchester is looking for individuals who are interested in learning about becoming a Therapeutic Foster Care Parent! We are looking for loving people willing to open their homes and hearts to a child in need of a stable, safe home environment. 
Info: Click here for flyer 
Contact:
Please contact Karen Fink, program supervisor at (914) 305-6842

Volunteers Needed - English-Spanish Translators  
What: The Ossining School District needs volunteers! Volunteering offers an opportunity to serve the community and can be a rich, rewarding experience. The district is seeking bilingual English-Spanish volunteers to serve as translators at district and school events. These events include but are not limited to, parent-teacher conferences, parent engagement nights and college fairs. We are dedicated to ensuring all members of our diverse community have equal access to Info and can fully participate in the educational life of their children. An Infoal flier is attached. Please kindly share this Info with members of your agency and/or community. Individuals with some time to serve as a translator and who are interested in making a difference may fill out an online form to be added to the district’s translator database. We welcome and greatly appreciate your help! 
When: Ongoing 
Where: Ossining Union Free School District 
Contact: Ms. Ferzeen Shamsi at (914) 762-5830, ext. 4309

Free Online Full-length Diagnostic ACT or SAT
What: In-Home Tutoring Services is offering a free online diagnostic ACT or SAT to all Ossining and Croton high school students.  Upon completion of the diagnostic test students will be given a comprehensive score assessment, pinpointing areas of strength and weakness.  Following the test, for 30 days students will have access to video tutorials for all diagnostic test questions. 
When: Personalized schedule, based on student's request
Where:  Ossining - student's home or library
Contact: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, 914-236-4650 or jmori@clubztutoring.com

Trivia Night with "Let's Go Trivia!" 
What:  Grab your friends, co-workers or family and come down to 6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery to test your general knowledge. It's FREE to play!  Join us for a night of fun, friendly competition, awesome craft beer and amazing food.  "Let's Go Trivia" consists of 5 rounds with 10 questions per round. One point is given for every correct answer and the team with the most overall points after 5 rounds is that night's winner. If there's a tie after any round, a game of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots will determine the winner. Prizes are awarded to each round's winner and to the team with the most overall points. Trivia Night is presented by Bar-A-Cudas.
When:  Every Wednesday at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:  6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery 35 Main Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  http://www.6degreesbp.com/

LIVE Music at 6 Degrees Brewery
What: 
Come down and enjoy music from some of the best local talent with live music performances on Tuesdays & Thursdays. FREE Admission.
When:  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where:  6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery  35 Main Street  Ossining, NY 10562 
Contact:  http://www.6degreesbp.com/

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) is launching a full and diverse slate of eight-session acting classes
What:  Scene and Monologue Study with Bob Rogerson, an in-depth study of the craft of acting designed for the intermediate and advanced actor. Tuition is $340/ $295 for WCT members.  Acting for Camera with Matt Lagle, designed to familiarize students with on-camera work and, if desired, prepare audition reels. Tuition is $340/ $295 for WCT members.  Improvisation for Theater and for Fun with Jim Brownold, to help experienced actors, new actors and non-actors trust their instinctive creativity through a fun and inventive avenue of expression. Tuition is $195/ $160 for WCT members.
Where:  Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)   23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Info:  Click here for event flyer 
Contact:  Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)   Website: www.wctheater.org/classes  E-mail: wctclasses@gmail.com   Phone: (914) 236-4297

Ossining Second Saturday Jazz
What: Every Second Saturday and 4th Saturday through the month of June at the Elks Lodge in Ossining, local jazz musicians will be performing. All door proceeds go to the band. Cash bar and food provided by the Lodge. A separate $10 buffet starts at 6pm.
When: Every Second Saturday and 4th Saturday through the month of June 2018
Where: Ossining Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
Info: Click here for event flyers 
Contact: John Codman III, john@johncodman.com, 917-488-7187

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEIGHBORS LINK:  Ossining Site
What:  Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers for its Ossining Site. Programs include ESL tutoring and a Parent Child Together class. We are planning on this programming beginning the week of March 12th!  We offer great training to our volunteers as well.
When: MONDAYS:  10-12: ESL tutoring 1-3: Parent Child Together Class FRIDAYS: 10-12: ESL tutoring
Contact:  Amy Werner, Volunteer Manager at awerner@neighborslink.org if you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer team. https://www.facebook.com/NeighborsLink/  https://www.neighborslink.org/

Free Online Full-length Diagnostic ACT or SAT
What: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services​ is offering a free online diagnostic ACT or SAT to all Ossining and Croton high school students.  Upon completion of the diagnostic test students will be given a comprehensive score assessment, pinpointing areas of strength and weakness.  Following the test, for 30 days students will have access to video tutorials for all diagnostic test questions.  
When: Personalized schedule, based on student's request
Where: ​ Online
Contact: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, 914-236-4650 or jmori@clubztutoring.com

Youth Music Program for Kids 4-17
What:  The Youth Music Program provides small group lessons for kids (ages 4-17) in singing, rudimental and hand drumming and guitar, and instruction in how to practice, how to audition and in etiquette for performance – plus snacks and supervised play. The Youth Music Program is for the benefit of children from the community at large, regardless of their religious backgrounds. It does not include religious content.
When: Mondays and Fridays, April 9 to June 8, Monday & Friday, 3-5 PM
Where: Parish Hall, St. Paul’s on the Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY 10562 
Info:  http://stpaulsonthehill.org/music/youth-music/ (You may also download a registration form from this web page).  COST:  $50 per family Click here for event flyer
Contact: St. Paul’s on the Hill Church Office 914.941.6627, stpaulsganung@gmail.com

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Acting Classes Spring Semester: Scene and Monologue Study, Acting For Camera II: Web Series and Improvisation begin soon! 
What: Scene and Monologue Study, a deeper study of the craft of acting designed for intermediate and advanced actors. Mondays 4/30/18 - 6/25/18 Acting for Camera II: Web Series is an advanced acting for the camera class centered around the creation of an original web series, featuring scripts written for participants by WCT playwrights. Tuesdays 5/1/18 - 6/19/18 Improvisation for Theater and for Fun is designed  to help experienced actors, new actors and non-actors trust their instinctive creativity through a fun and inventive avenue of expression. Wednesdays 5/16/18-6/20/18 
Where: Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)  23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562 
When: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, April 30 through June 25, depending on the class. 
Info: Click here for event flyer    www.wctheater.org/classes  
Contact: Westchester Collaborative Theater wctheater@gmail.com 914.236.4297

Mike Risko Music now accepting Summer Registration
What: Mike Risko Music, just named a Top 100 Music School/Store in the world by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is now accepting registration for summer session music lessons and all summer programs including Rock Band Camp, Musical Theater Camp and a summer production of the musical Mulan Jr.
When: Call or email today to schedule a free trial and/or find out about our programs
Where: All programs are offered at Mike Risko Music right here in Ossining.
Info: Design your own schedule and take music lessons on any instrument or voice in our state of the art studios. Join us for a week long Camp which focus on Rock Band or Musical Theater. If your child wants to star in a musical this summer, ask us about Mulan Jr which rehearses in the evenings. All ages, levels and instruments are welcome! We even have programs for adults.
Contact: Mike Risko Music  Mail@riskomusic.com www.mikeriskomusicschool.com 144 Croton Avenue Ossining NY 10562 914-762-8757

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Religious Organizations

Contemplative Prayer Thursday
What: Each Thursday, from 11:30 am until noon, we gather as spiritual companions seeking God’s guidance. Come join us in prayer for peace, for yourself, for others, and for the world. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the main chapel at the Mariandale Center.
When: Every Thursday, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY
Contact: Mariandale Center, 914-941-4455, www.mariandale.orgmariandale@ophope.org

Healing Service with Eucharist
What: Healing Service at Trinity Church sponsored by area Episcopal Churches, beginning October 3rd.
When: Tuesdays at noon
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining
Contact: Trinity Episcopal Church, Mo. Cooper Conway, 914-941-0806, trinityossining@gmail.com

Dances of Universal Peace
What:  The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) set scriptures and sacred phrases from the world’s spiritual traditions to music and movement. The Dances evoke a unified experience of movement, sound, breath, and sacred phrase. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is encouraged to join in.
When:  June 5, July 3, & Aug. 7, 2018 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Reflection/Discussion Series: Becoming a Spiritual ‘Midwife’
What:  Topics include: paths to personal growth, ways to soften our hearts, letting go, moving through losses and sorrows, sharing God’s promise, sacred teachings about Sophia Wisdom and connections that bind us to Earth and the Cosmos.
When:  June 5, from 1 to 3 pm
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Ossining Prison Ministry, Inc.
What: Volunteers for a hospitality program at the Sing Sing Correctional facility that is held
When: Saturdays, Sundays, and most major holidays; from 8am to 11 am or 12pm to 2:30pm.
Where: Sing Sing Correctional Facility 354 Hunter Street, Ossining NY 10562
Info: Our organization provides hospitality to the visitors who come to visit their loved ones. We also provide toys, puzzles, and games to the people in the facility to help normalize the visiting time.
Contact: Dorothée Caulfield, Director, Ossining Prison Ministry, Inc. deaconfee@gmail.com

Meet characters of five old testament stories at BCC Vacation Bible School
What:  Interactive morning Bible camp Ages 5-10 yrs
When: August 20th- 24th.  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:  Briarcliff Congregational Church- Parish Hall, 30 So. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (corner of Pleasantville/So State and Elm Rds)
Info: This program will take your children on a different adventure each day where they will hear stories and meet characters from five Old Testament stories. This program will be fun and interactive. There will be singing, arts and crafts, cartoons, and games. It will be run by Rev. Todd Farnsworth and the staff and volunteers of BCC. While this program is for 5-10 yr olds, older children may attend as 'no fee' volunteer counselors. This program is open to the community so bring a friend! Both breakfast and a snack will be served each day. Cost is $20 per child with a max of $40 per family. Scholarships available.
Contact: For more information, please visit our website: https://briarcliffchurch.org/children-youth/vbs/    www.briarcliffchurch.org  or call 914-941-4368  

Kids Photo Contest! Cash prizes!
What:  Themed photo contest ages K-12.  Open to the public.
When: Begins May 1st to May 31st
Where:  Briarcliff Congregational Church- Parish Hall, 30 So. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (corner of Pleasantville/So State and Elm Rds)
Info: The Briarcliff Congregational Church is excited to give Children, Tweens and Teens in our community an opportunity to express themselves through photography. There will be 3 grade groups: K-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-12th grades, and 3 themes for the photos: Acts of Kindness, Seeing God in Nature, and Love. (These can portray any faith.) Contestants may submit one photo for each theme. Photos must be submitted via email to:  BCCphotos1@gmail.com no later than May 31st. Each email must contain only one photo in .jpg format and have the following information: Child's name, grade, phone number, parent's name and the theme of the photo. Judging will be done by a panel from the Briarcliff Congregational Church and announced on June 12th, 2018.  A notice will be posted on our website and submitted to the Ossining Web Blast. All photo entries will be exhibited on Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at Briarcliff Congregational Church Fellowship Hall between Noon and 4 p.m. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the winner of EACH grade group. The Fine Print: by entering the contest the applicant and parent agree to allow the photo to be displayed at the exhibit on June 17, 2018 as well as on our website and in print. Contact: For more information, please visit our website:  https://briarcliffchurch.org/sunday-school/kids-photo-contest/   www.briarcliffchurch.org  or call 914-941-4368

Mary, Model of Feminine Spirituality
What:   Discover why Mary being the mother of Jesus is not as significant as her being his first disciple.
When:  Sat., May 12, from 10am to 3:30pm
Where:  The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

How do you start The Conversation with a loved one about end of life wishes?
What: De-stress your life and equip your loved ones with The Conversation.
When: Monday, May 21st. 7:30 p.m AND Tuesday, May 22nd at 10:30 a.m.
Where:  Briarcliff Congregational Church- Parish Hall, 30 So. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (corner of Pleasantville/So State and Elm Rds) in the Eastman Room.
Info: Having a Conversation with a loved one about end of life wishes can be difficult. Did you know that 90% of people say that talking with loved ones about end of life care is very important, yet only 27% have done so? Truth is, it’s hard to know where or how to start the conversation. The Board of Deacons of the Briarcliff Congregational Church invites you to a workshop designated to beginning that important work. The Conversation Project (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) has created a workbook that takes you through the basics and offers tips on how to broach these important discussions with people who care about you...people who want to do right by you if you were suddenly unable to communicate with them. De-stress your life and equip your loved ones with The Conversation. The public is invited and there is no charge for this program or the Starter Kit that you will receive.
Contact: For more information, please visit our website: www.briarcliffchurch.org  or call 914-941-4368