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About Town: Events In and Around Rye

From the arts to politics, there's lots going on this week.

Here’s a look at the upcoming week in and around Rye with something for just about every taste, from the arts to politics, nature to cable TV to Rye Town Park and the airport, even meditations on the International Day of Peace.

Monday

The continues to make steady progress and hopes to complete all flood restoration and scheduled renovations by the end of the week. But the good news for Rye swingers is that the Racquetball Court will open today. So will the Teen Lounge and Game Room.

Classes have already resumed in the Spinning Studio. The Freestyle Fitness Zone is expected to re-open by the middle or end of the week once the windows and floor are installed. And the Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms will re-open early this week.

The ’s free homework help program staffed by local teachers resumes from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The after-school teachers assistance is offered to students from local elementary schools Monday through Thursday afternoons at the library whenever school is in session.

Rye’s seeks help in clearing vines from Crabapple trees from 1-3 p.m. Community service hours and school credit available. Bring work gloves.

Westchester County Board of Legislators meets at 6:30 p.m. at 800 Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Ave., White Plains. Celebration highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month expected to start at 7 p.m. Information: 995-4006; www.westchesterlegislators.com.

The Blind Brook Board of Education holds its regular meeting tonight at 8 p.m. at Blind Brook Middle School.

Tuesday

meeting at 6 p.m. in Courtroom at 10 Pearl St., Port Chester, expected to include RTP financial report and automated parking update. Information: 939-3075.

Rye Town Board to meet at 8 p.m. in same Courtroom to discuss the Westchester County Airport with airport officials and outgoing County Legislator Marty Rogowsky. Information: 030-3570; www.townofryeny.gov.

Josh Fox’s  Emmy Award-winning documentary “Gasland”  at Rye Free Reading Room from 6:45-9:30 p.m .Film exposes dangers of extreme gas drilling called “fracking.” Q&A with Assemblyman George Latimer follows. Information: 525-8886.

The first in this school year’s “Heard in Rye” speakers service debuts at 7:30 in Rye Middle School with Ron Taffel, Ph.D., discussing: “Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids.” Information: www.heardinrye.org.

Wednesday

Port Chester-Rye Brook-Rye Town Chamber of Commerce networking meeting to focus on “State of the State-Town-Villages” 7-9 p.m. at Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St.

Scheduled speakers are expected to include State. Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, Assemblyman George Latimer, County Legislator Martin Rogowsky, Rye Town Supervisor Joseph Carvin and Mayors Joan Feinstein of Rye Brook and Dennis Pilla of Port Chester.

Westchester County Airport Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. in Westchester County Airport Terminal Conference Room, Rye Brook. Information: Information: 995-2932.

Rye’s Wainwright House will celebrate International Day of Peace with guided meditations at 1 and 7 p.m. Information: 967-6080; www.wainwright.org.

Free preview of upcoming skills based training course including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction practices and cognitive approaches to self-management at 7 p.m. at Rye’s Wainwright House. Program aims to teach strategies to reduce everyday stress and manage chronic medical psychological conditions.

Rye Cable TV offers would-be as well as established cable TV film producers to first informal meeting to swap ideas and show talk at 7 p.m. at Morgan’s Fish House. 22 Elm Place.

Bridget Loritz will teach water color painting to students aged 12-17 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Rye Arts Center. Ongoing Wednesday classes will focus on drawing, perspective, composition and design.

Thursday

Playwright Gregory Murphy will make personal appearance at Rye’s Arcade Books at 7 p.m. for a book signing on his novel “Incognito."

Rye Witness News general interest meeting at 7 p.m. in Rye Cable TV Studio at Rye High School. No experience necessary for session dedicated to quickie intro to how to produce short format news segments. Show is looking for producers, shooters, camera operators. Information: 967-7242.

Friday

Michael Penziner, nature enthusiast and long-time volunteer at the Rye Nature Center and NY Botanical Gardens, will lead a free nature walk ‘round the Osborn Arboretum, 101 Theall Rd. The Arboretum, part of the Osborn Retirement Community, is home to more than 1,000 trees and 100 different kinds of trees. Information: 925-8372.

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