WEEKLY WEB BLAST 2-1-2018

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Ossining Public Libaray's  125th Anniversary!
What:  The Ossining Public Library celebrates 125th Anniversary!  The opening reception/kick-off event including musical performances and refreshments will be served.
When:  Saturday, February 10 & Sunday Febrary 11
Where:  The Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theater
Info:  Click here for event flyer
Contact:  Any questions or to RSVP please contact James Trapasso at 914-941-2416 ext. 327 or jtrapasso@wlsmail.org

Upcoming Programs in the Village and Town of Ossining

February

Ossining Farmers Market
What: Ossining’s Down to Earth Farmers Market   Looking for healthy and delicious Super Bowl snacks? Put together a veggies and dip tray, pick up some apple cider for the kids, add an appetizer platter of pickles, select some crusty loaves of bread for crostini and grab some spinach pies from Nana’s Home Kitchen, and you are well on your way to creating a terrific Super Bowl spread. DJ Johnny G returns to the farmers market on Saturday with tunes to shop by, sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce. Greentree Textiles will be at the market to collect old clothes, shoes and bedding. The farmers’ market is now year-round at our usual spot near Market Square.
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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Cultivate a Healthy Mind through Meditation
What: Discover how meditation can help you to create a flourishing mind and life. This workshop series presents new ways of approaching mental and emotional well-being, based on emerging research about the minds of long-term meditators.
When: Friday, Feb. 2 is Part 1, March 2 is Part 2, April 6 is Part 3: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Lantern Gift Shop Valentine Sale & Valentine Bake Sale
What: The Lantern Gift Shop is well-stocked for Valentine’s Day - Cards, Gifts, Handmades (Christmas Clearance held over too!).  Also in St. Paul’s Parish Hall on this date - our famous Valentine Bake Sale.  Come with a friend, sit and relax with a free cup of coffee or tea!
When: Saturday, February 3, 10 AM to 3 PM (snow date: February 10)
Where: The Lantern Gift Shop, St. Paul’s on the Hill Episcopal Church, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY 10562.  St. Paul’s is at the top of Ganung Drive, just east of Rt. 9A, turn right off Rt. 133
Info:  https://www.facebook.com/TheLanternGiftShop/  www.stpaulsonthehill.org
Contact:  St. Paul’s church office: 914 941-6627 or (on day of sale only) 914 941-4434

FRIENDS OF 49' ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AND SPONSOR BSA TROOP 49's
What: ANNUAL PASTA DINNER & BASKET RAFFLE
When:  Saturday, February 3, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Where:  St. Augustine's School Route 9, Eagle Park, Ossining
Info:  Admission at the Door:  $ 10 Per Adult   $6.00 per child under 10 and younger M E N U: Pasta, Meatballs or Sausages, Salad, Bread, Soda, Coffee/Tea, Dessert. Raffles for beautiful gift baskets will be held after the dinner. Bring your Family and Friends. enjoy a Delicious Dinner, good conversation and win a basket prize! Help Support our Scouting Program.

Midwinter Dance Party Feat. DJ Kidharlem at WCT
What: Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will kick off the new season by inviting the community and WCT members to join them for a lively Midwinter Dance Party featuring DJ extraordinaire KidHarlem. Well-known throughout the metro area, KidHarlem plays a crowd-pleasing mix of hits from traditional rock favorites and R & B to pulsating West African Afrobeats and Caribbean dance music known as zouk. Listeners praise his agility and talent for ‘getting a crowd moving like no one else.’ 
When:  February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 -11:30 PM
Where: Westchester Collaborative Theater, 23 Water Street, Ossining, NY
Info: Tickets are $20 at the door. Cash bar and refreshments. Click here for event flyer
Contact: Westchester Collaborative Theater www.wctheater.org

OAC GROUNDHOG SUNDAY STUDIO SWAP MEET & SALE
What: COME ONE...COME ALL! ADMISSION IS FREE!  OAC Members are selling off a whole host of studio supplies and materials. Everything from paint, pens & inks--to camera lenses--to art papers & canvases--to sculpting and other tools and equipment will be on sale for GREAT prices. Get your 2018 off to a great start, with a reorganized studio or workspace--stocked with the items YOU need! Remember...one person's "trash" might be another's "treasure"! So come in and browse the wares--meet with local artists & friends--and enjoy a light snack! Light Refreshments Will Be Sold at the Bar. IF WE GET A STORM--DATE WILL BE SUNDAY, FEB. 11th
When: Sunday, February 4th 1 - 5 PM
Where: OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main Street, Ossining
Info: FREE
Contact: Ossining Arts Council pr@ossiningartscouncil.org

The Feedback Loop hosted by Ossining Innovates!
What: Ossining Innovates! introduces The Feedback Loop as an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to share what they are working on, test their assumptions, gain insight and inspiration from the community, and make new connections. Think of it as a friendly "Pitch Contest" before your ready for the Pitch. All budding entrepreneurs, seasoned entrepreneurs looking to help others and anyone just interested in ideas being presented are welcome! We'll hear from Peter Stafford about his idea for software to teach math concepts through art  and from Mary Howard who is working on opening a children's toy and book store with a community feel.
When: February 8, 7:00-9:00PM
Where: Good Choice Kitchen, 147 Main Street, Ossining
Info: http://www.ossininginnovates.com https://m.facebook.com/Ossining-Innovates-192495797948726/

Beer & Chocolate Pairing at 6 Degrees Brewery
What: Come enjoy a delicious journey through taste with a special beer and chocolate pairing. Sample 3 (5 oz) draft pours from Rogue Ales, each paired with sinfully delicious chocolates from The Chocolate Chalet in Briarcliff Manor. The evening’s draft beer pairings include: Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, Chocolate Stout, and Double Chocolate Stout. You won't want to miss this pre-Valentines celebration featuring two of the world’s greatest aphrodisiacs: CHOCOLATE & BEER.
When: Thursday, February 8 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery 35 Main Street Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: http://www.6degreesbp.com/ 

School House Rock Live Jr
What: Come see Mike Risko Music’s production of School House Rock Live Jr! This 70s favorite has been transformed into a fun musical featuring kids of all ages for kids and adults of all ages. Come enjoy the music and refresh your memory while you learn your threes times table during Three is a Magic Number. You will also really enjoy hearing songs like The Great American Melting Pot, The Preamble and Circulation, to name a few.
When: Fri 2/9 7pm, Sat 2/10 5pm, Sun 2/11 12pm and Sun 2/11 2:30pm
Where: Mike Risko Music 144 Croton Avenue Ossining NY 10562
Info: Tickets are free but reservations are required. Call 914-762-8757 or email Performances@riskomusic.com to reserve your seats.
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Contact: Mike Risko Music for more info

Greg Jacquin – Album Release Party at 6 Degrees Brewery
What: Join us for the release party of Greg Jacquin Band’s new album, "Hudson River". Special guest performance by Greg Connors. FREE Admission. Greg Jacquin, guitar & vocals. Richard Tait Berta, guitar & vocals. Paul Griffin, piano & vocals. Peter Wilson, drums. Lalit Loomba, bass. Lisa Dodakian, violin. https://gregjacquinmusic.com/ 
When: Friday, February 9 @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where:  6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery 35 Main Street Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: http://www.6degreesbp.com/ 

Hui-Mei-Lin, Pianist performs Mozart, Ravel, Tower, MacDonald, Brahms, and Granados
What:  Dr.Hui-Mei-Lin is a concert pianist who made her New York solo debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Artists International Competition. She was described by The New York Times as “an excellent pianist throughout” and The Taiwan News as “a sensitive and powerful pianist.” Concert tours have taken her to Italy, Canada, Taiwan, including two concerts at the National Concert Hall in Taipei sponsored by the Taiwanese government, and various cities throughout the United States. Her media broadcasts include solo performances at PBS (Maryland), WQXR (New York City), Taiwan Television and the China Broadcasting Company. She maintains an active performing career. Dr. Lin received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music from the Juilliard School a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the Graduate School of the CUNY. Dr. Lin is currently a faculty member at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she teaches studio piano and co-directs two choirs. In addition she is the Music Director for the Briarcliff Congregational Church where she directs the Senior Choir, Cherub and Youth Choirs, and the Holiday Choir. She also oversees the Heim Memorial Concert Series. She resides in Westchester County with her husband, composer and choral director, Peter Frost.
When:  Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 So. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (corner of Pleasantville/So State and Elm Rds)
Info: Click here for event flyer To find out more about this group please visit their website at www.yamamusic.org  For more information about this concert, the Heim Fund, Dr. Hui-Mei-Lin, or the church please visit our website: www.briarcliffchurch.org   or call 914-941-4368

Ray Blue Trio, Return to WCT’s Jazz Masters Series
What:  On Saturday, February 10, the Jazz Masters Series of Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will welcome a return appearance by the world-renowned Ray Blue Trio, featuring jazz artist/composer/arranger and saxophonist Ray Blue of Peekskill, a New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee who has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. The cabaret-style performance begins at 7:30 pm at WCT’s black box performance space at 23 Water Street in Ossining. Tickets are $20; cash bar and refreshments available. Purchase tickets online at WCT’s website: wctheater.org (limited seating available; advance purchase is strongly recommended.)
When:  Saturday, February 10th @ 7:30 PM (doors open at 7PM)
Where: Westchester Collaborative Theater, 23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Info:  Click here for event flyer
Contact: wctcompany@gmail.comwww.wctheater.org

Midwinter Meet-up Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy
What: Learn about our headstone cleanings, hear some Sparta storiesand get a sneak peak at the Dale Cemetery Heritage TrailComing this Spring! Light refreshments will be served.
When:  Thursday, February 15, 2018. 7-9 pm
Where: Jug Tavern 74 Revolutionary Rd Ossining NY 10562
Info: Click here for event flyer
Contact: OHCC10562@gmail.com or Call (914)643-3406

Aging Contemplatively
What: A Year-Long, six- Session, extended Retreat for Women.  For more information visit us at mariandale.org and like us on Facebook.
When: Winter/Spring 2018: Feb. 15-16; Mar 8-9; and April 12-13.
Where: Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562-2327
Contact: Mariandale Center, 914-941-4455 Ext. 106 or www.mariandale.org

The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series, focuses this month on 1960's Civil Rights Movement with, SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION
What:  SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION explores the civil rights struggle through the powerful & stirring songs that inspired a generation. Through a creative combination of historical footage, deeply personal interviews with legends of the fight for equal rights & heartfelt performances by top contemporary artists, the film makes an original, emotionally stirring contribution to the civil rights story. This stunning film is a testament to the vitality of music in the lives & times of those who strive for justice.
As always, this will be followed by our curated Q&A panel discussion.
When: Thursday, February 15th at 630p
Where: Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theatre
Info: Click here for event flyer  View the trailer: http://www.docurama.com/docurama/soundtrack-for-a-revolution/ Always free and open to the public.

Crafters and Quilters Retreat: Prepare for the Spring Fanfare
What: Calling all crafters and quilters to start an early spring cleaning! Gather your paints, yarn, and fabric scraps. Use them to create a simple colorful fan, quilt, wall-hanging, table runner, weaving, or painting to celebrate the coming of Spring. We will pray, work, and play in sync with the season. Participants are asked to bring the tools required for your project. Patterns for quilters will be sent to you upon registration.
When:  Friday, Feb. 23 at 3pm to Sun., Feb. 25 at 1pm (includes all meals)
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Writing Our Path to Peace
What: Allow nature and sacred space to hold your thoughts as you write your own path to inner peace. Use writing prompts to help you create a poem, journal entry, or another collage of words.
When:  Sat., Feb. 24, from 10am to 3:30pm
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Writing Tuesdays
What: Writing Tuesdays invite you to explore your creativity in response to prompts and examples of published works where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. 
When:  Tuesdays, 1 to 3pm, on Feb. 27, March 6, and March 13, and April 17, 24, and May 1.
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

March

Maryknoll Sisters Annual Charity Concert-Music for the World
What: A Benefit Concert To Aid The Maryknoll Sisters Global Outreach Mission On Behalf Of The World’s Poor
When: Sunday, March 4th, 3:00pm
Where: Maryknoll Sisters Center-10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, NY
Info: Click here for event flyer
Contact: events@mksisters.org or 866-662-9900

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/

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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.

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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 Winter 2018.  Classes in all things theater for ages 3+ - from acting to playwriting, improv to design, musical theater to directing, and more!  Auditions are underway for December production of Fantastic Mr. Fox and January production of The Giver and Gathering Blue.  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

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Religious Organizations

"Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss"
What:  Bereavement Workshop: Sponsored by the Bereavement. Support Groups Program at St. Augustine's. Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle, Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America, a prolific author, international pioneer, media consultant, lecturer, educator, and counselor on death, dying and bereavement. Dr. Doka is an Ordained Lutheran minister.
When: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, 7:15 - 8:30 pm
Where: St. Augustine School Library, 381 N. Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY, 10562
Contact: Registration required. For more information, please contact Gae Savino, LCSW, CT to register or visit website: www.mindfulheartcounselingservices.com.  All invited. Free will offering.

Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras Dinner
What:  Join St. Paul’s on the Hill and Trinity Episcopal Churches in Ossining for this traditional pancake supper with a special twist.  “Gumbo (for God,) Jambalaya (for Jesus), Pancakes and More.” SUGGESTED DONATION:  $15/adult; $10/seniors and children 6-11; Children 5 and under free. ALL ARE WELCOME!
When:  Tuesday, February 13, 2017, 6 PM
Where:  St. Paul’s on the Hill, Ossining, NY 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY 10562
Info:  Click here for event flyer
Contact: 914 941-6627 to sign up.  Walk-ins are also accepted if space is available.

Introduction to Meditation & Buddhism Series, Part 2
What: Introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike.  We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student to develop their own meditative practice.
When: Starts Saturday Sept. 9, 9:30-11:30 am. Meet every other Saturday through April 2018
Where: Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562-2327
Contact: Mariandale Center, 914-941-4455 or www.mariandale.org

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

What is the Bible?
What:  A six week FREE course
When: Mondays in February and March as follows: Feb 5th, 12th, 26th and March 12th, 19th, 26th. Offered 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.. You can attend either time some mornings some evenings as your schedule permits for these stand alone sessions. Same section of the material will be explored by day and night. Please REGISTER on our website (below) or by calling.(below). So we will have a workbook for you on the first session.
Where:  Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 So. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (corner of Pleasantville/So State and Elm Rds)
Info: How often have you thought, "I don't know enough about the Bible to attend a Bible study--I'd be completely lost." The Dickinson Series: Exploring the Bible is a small group study made exactly for you. This ecumenical study will help you explore some of the best known Bible passages and to discover some of the many ways that they can be interpreted. You will learn how the Bible as we know it was put together, who decided what parts were in and what parts were out, and where to go with your questions about the wonderful, baffling, beautiful, unsettling book we call the Bible.
Contact: For more information, please visit our website: www.briarcliffchurch.org  or call 914-941-4368

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:  Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 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:  Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, and 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