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Jan
21
Sun
ICC Children’s Classes: Winter/Spring 2018 @ Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Tickets
Jan 21 – May 13 all-day
ICC Children's Classes: Winter/Spring 2018 @ Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich |  |  |

ICC’s Children’s Classes are a great way for children (ages 4-12) to be enriched academically and culturally outside the classroom! In addition to STEM and coding classes, ICC has added a number of new classes to its roster for the Winter/Spring 2018 session, including yoga, mindfulness, Bharatanatyam, chess, cricket and Hindi. More detailed class information can be found at: http://iccgreenwich.org/sch2018/

Classes will take place on Sunday mornings from 9am – 12pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (off I-95, exit 3), beginning on January 21.

Pricing: 1 class is $175; 2 classes are $275; and 3 classes are $325. Enrollment in all classes is limited.

Feb
1
Thu
Positive Discipline Parenting @ Prince of Peace Preschool Tickets
Feb 1 – Mar 12 all-day
Positive Discipline Parenting @ Prince of Peace Preschool | Brookfield | Connecticut | United States

Join parents just like you for 5 weeks of parenting classes. Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, have fun as a parent, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Help your child feel a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement.

Cost: $199 (includes materials – Positive Discipline book, parent workbook and tool cards) $339 couple with shared materials. Scholarships are available based on financial need.

Five Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 PMMarch 14March 21,March 28April 4April 25

There will be no class 4/11 or 4/18.

Class will be co-facilitated by Carol Dores and Christina Cameron.

Feb
9
Fri
Enroll in Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program @ Hoff-Barthelson Music School Tickets
Feb 9 – Mar 30 all-day
Enroll in Hoff-Barthelson's Summer Arts Program @ Hoff-Barthelson Music School |  |  |

Dreaming of Summer: Enroll in Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program!
Early-bird discounts available through March 30
Jazz, Rock, Musical Theater, and Music Technology Classes among offerings

As winter continues its icy grip, what better time of year to start making plans for summer?

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program (SAP) provides budding musicians in the 2nd through 10th grades multiple opportunities for artistic exploration and friendship. Taught by top-flight faculty, offerings include instrumental classes, chamber music, chorus, large ensembles, visual arts, rock, jazz, musical theatre, and frequent performance opportunities. Students at all levels receive instruction in a program individually tailored to their needs and interests.

“Unfettered by schoolwork and the scheduling challenges often faced during the school year, SAP students have the latitude to try additional instruments, experiment musically, take lessons every day, and perform each week,” says Joe Piscitelli, the program’s dynamic director. “Consequently, they’re able to make tremendous progress and develop lasting friendships over the program’s five weeks (June 25 – July 27, 2018).”

Registration is currently underway; Early-bird discounts are in effect through March 30, 2018.

Mary Margulis-Ohnuma, mother of three SAP participants shares “For many years now, our family has planned our summers around the kids attending Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program. The program offers opportunities to work with a world-class faculty in a fluid format that catalyzes learning. SAP provides a warm and welcoming environment that is at once familiar from summer to summer and yet also manages to provide new challenges from year to year.”

For additional information and to register:
To learn more about the program and whether it’s right for your family, visit www.hbms.org, or contact Lucy Rosenberg at summerarts@hbms.org or 914-723-1169.

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.

The Summer Arts Program is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Students enjoy a drum lesson during Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program; photo by Steven Schnur.

Feb
20
Tue
Hebrew Classes for Adults @ First Hebrew Tickets
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
Hebrew Classes for Adults @ First Hebrew |  |  |

Every Tuesday First Hebrew offers two classes for adults who want to either converse or read Hebrew faster. The conversational class runs every Tuesday through March 27, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.; free for members of First Hebrew or $5 per class. The class to read Hebrew faster follows at 7:30 p.m. RSVP fhc@firsthebrew.org or 914-739-0500. First Hebrew is just west of Beach Center at 1821 Main St., Route 6, Peekskill, NY. Visit www.firsthebrew.org.

Feb
26
Mon
“Shed the Veil of Indifference!” White Rose German Resistance @ Shames JCC on the Hudson Tickets
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
"Shed the Veil of Indifference!” White Rose German Resistance @ Shames JCC on the Hudson   |  |  |

Sophie Scholl (German, 1921-1943) and her brother, Hans, organized a student protest movement against the Nazi regime. During this lecture, we will examine the political, cultural and religious influences on the White Rose resistance through Sophie’s letters and diaries. What inspired Sophie and six others to sacrifice their lives simply by using their personal freedoms?

Alexandra Lehmann, fluent in German and with a Fulbright Scholarship, began archival research in Munich for “With You There Is Light,” a historical novel based on the true story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel. In 2017, she began representing the White Rose Foundation here in the United States. Alexandra has won a fellowship to the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference and has guest lectured on German Resistance history at St. Paul’s German Church in New York City, Mt. Holyoke and Sarah Lawrence Colleges and Fairfield and Western Connecticut State Universities.

The Renard Lecture Series welcomes persons 50 years of age and older who are seeking a cultural and intellectual experience at the Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown on Mondays from 10-11:30 am. PLEASE NOTE: Doors Open at 9:30 am. Registration is not required. Fee is $5. per person, per visit.
For more information call Linda 914.366.7898 ext. 1126. Thanks.

Chappaqua Library Program: Foreign Policy Discussion – US Middle East Policy Under Trump @ Chappaqua Library Tickets
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am
Chappaqua Library Program: Foreign Policy Discussion - US Middle East Policy Under Trump @ Chappaqua Library |  |  |

Richard Dye, Facilitator. Guest speaker Gary Sick is a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute and an adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs. He served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan. He was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis.

Turn Your Travels Into Adventures @ Larchmont Public Library Tickets
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm
Turn Your Travels Into Adventures @ Larchmont Public Library |  |  |

Join Adventure Travel Specialist, Heidi Sheldon, and learn how Adventure Travel has expanded beyond the National Parks and beyond appealing only to elite athletes. Active travel companies now cater to a wide range of abilities and interests for people in every age bracket including seniors, and are offered on every continent in nearly every country. It’s not all about the sweat when you take an active vacation and adventure does not necessarily come with a dose of adrenaline. Get off the Beaten Path and come learn what it means to be active on your vacation and how adventure is the new buzzword in the travel industry.

Feb
27
Tue
“Ethics in the Age of Trump” @ Larchmont Avenue Church, Russell Hall Tickets
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm
"Ethics in the Age of Trump" @ Larchmont Avenue Church, Russell Hall |  |  |

John Bradley writes, “By action and word our current President has provoked the questioning of our basic assumptions about right and wrong, good and bad, and even the standards by which we distinguish between the true and the false. Our abiding beliefs about virtue and vice have been rattled, and we have been called to the barricades to defend heartfelt convictions about the makeup of the good society and our obligations as citizens, neighbors and family members.” This presentation and the discussion that will follow, will help us to make sense of the current ethical malaise and meet the challenge it poses to good government and right action.

Bradley, a long-time resident of Larchmont, received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from New York University having written his doctoral dissertation on the moral philosophy of R.M. Hare, whose ethical writings centered on the logical analysis of moral language.

Coffee and refreshments are served at 3:30; the presentation begins at 4:00. This program is free and open to the entire community.

Checklist for Starting Your Business- SCORE Workshop @ East Fishkill Community Library Tickets
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Checklist for Starting Your Business- SCORE Workshop @ East Fishkill Community Library |  |  |

This free workshop is a great beginning for anyone thinking about starting a business. Members of the local chapter of SCORE will present this program. This is the first in a series of five workshops scheduled to help individuals begin and succeed in their businesses.

The workshop will cover:
How to define your idea and vision
How to structure your business
And the Who, What, Where, When and How of items to consider.
Registration is suggested.

SCORE is a non-profit all volunteer resource partner with the U.S, Small Business Administration (SBA) that works with Start-ups and In-Business clients providing expertise in various aspects of business including – project management, financial management, franchising, engineering, marketing, analysis and growth management. For more information about SCORE please see their website.

Evening Lecture. Building Dreamworlds, Facing Catastrophes: Art, Science, and the Cold War @ Bruce Museum Tickets
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Lecture. Building Dreamworlds, Facing Catastrophes: Art, Science, and the Cold War @ Bruce Museum |  |  |

Ksenia Nouril, co-curator Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era is a Dodge Fellow, Zimmerli Art Museum and PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nouril will examine how artists in the Soviet Union responded to advancements in the sciences during the late Cold War period (1960s-1980s). Highlighting several key works of art from the exhibition Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era, Nouril will show how artists working in the Soviet republics of Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, and Latvia were both directly and indirectly inspired by science, math, engineering, and design. While many embraced progress in hope of a better life, some were wary of its consequences. The paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings they produced make prescient proposals that are still applicable to our world today.

For her PhD, Nouril’s dissertation examines the work of contemporary Eastern European artists who actively question and engage with history and historical representations of communism. Ksenia is a Dodge Fellow at the Zimmerli Art Museum, where she has assisted in the organization of numerous exhibitions of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, including Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects and Putting a Face to the Name: Artist Portraits from the Dodge Collection. In March 2016, she curated the exhibition Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Technology in the Dodge Collection, which served as the inspiration for Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era at the Bruce Museum. Ksenia previously worked for The Museum of Modern Art, New York and has published in The Calvert Journal and Art Margins Online.

Reception at 6:30 pm; talk 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Admission in advance:  Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID), $15 for nonmembers. At the door:  $10 members, $25 nonmembers. Reservations at brucemuseum.org/site/events.