Here’s a look at the top events in and around Rye during the coming week.
Rye is working behind the scenes on the post-Tropical Storm Irene cleanup at the Y building while smoothing away the rough edges on several free community outreach projects available to Rye residents as well as also being open to residents from all over Westchester County and beyond.
For example: New free Yo-Tai-Lates program for seniors aged 55 and up starts next Monday from 2-3 p.m. in Carriage House aerobics studio at . Ongoing program combines basics of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates with light weights and stretch’n’flex moves that can be done either seated or standing. Suitable for all ages and stages of conditioning.
Other ongoing senior-oriented free community outreach Y-sponsored programs at Wainwright House throughout week include Tuesday and Thursday vigorous Limbercise exercise classes. Also a Friday Zumba Toning session that combines aerobics and light weights with the Latin Dance craze. That trifecta takes place at 1 p.m. And a gentle Mind/Body/Spirit stretch'n'flex chair exercise class that combines meditation techniques with light weights runs Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon.
That means free Y senior exercise classes will now be offered every day of the week at Wainwright House.
Registration underway for Fall registration at starts them young with upcoming Monday classes including Young Artists Drawing/Painting Club for would-be Rembrandts aged 3-5 and Recycled Art for aspiring Van Goghs aged 6-9 from 5-6 p.m. Both classes are taught by Ann Ladd Ferencz.
Other RAC classes, of course, are available for aspiring artists of all ages.
On a somber note: Funeral Mass for popular Rye Building inspector Vincenzo (Vinny) Tamburro, 48, will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Memorial Episcopal Church, East Main at Franklin Turnpike Tamburro died of a heart attack Aug.31 after a site inspection of Highland Hall apartment complex on Rye’s Purchase St. Information: 201: 327-0703
Westchester County Board of Legislators honors three Westchester cultural organizations at Sept. 6 Board meeting in White Plains in celebration of Jewish History Heritage month.
The honorees include Pleasantville's The Jacob Burns Film Center, Purchase's Neuberger Museum of Art, and ArtsWestchester in White Plains. That trinity has shown commitment towards promoting Jewish artists and contributing to the county’s Jewish community.
Mindful Yoga meditation class from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rye’s Wainwright House. The 16-session program begins Sept.6 and runs on Tuesdays thereafter same time, same place.
Storytellers Guild meets 6:30-8 p.m. at to share traditional and personal tales as well as trade tips on storytelling techniques. Program usually features tales of conflict and compromise. Group gathers on first Tuesday of each month and attendees are invited to either tell their stories or just listen.
Self-directed Healing Circle begin Sept.7 and take place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month thereafter from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rye’s Wainwright House. Participants use Reiki and other forms of energy healing, Healing Circles have been a tradition at Wainwright House for more than 15 years. Tradition dates back to 4,000 B.C.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes begin Sept.7 at Rye Free Reading Room and run from 12:30-1:30 p.m,
Literacy instructor Vincent Byrne uses dialogue method to help students become proficient in English in program geared for adults with a working knowledge of English. It is designed to improve communication skills and help participants improve speaking skills in ESL. But space is limited. Information: 231-3161.
Children’s Philanthropy Section of The Women’s Club of Rye is once again sponsoring its upcoming Annual Outdoor Family Portraits sessions at various Rye locations, from Rye Nature Center to Rye Town Park. Reservations can be made today from 6-8 p.m. and tomorrow from 9-11 a.m. at Rye Recreation for the various photo shoots.
The dates, times and locations for the portrait sessions at Rye Nature Center are Sept.11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The RTP photo shoots are Oct. 2,9,16 and 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct.8 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. Carroll Hudders will be the fotog doing the clicking.
The Thursday Afternoon Book Club will explore Nadine Gordimer’s “Late Bourgeois World” in the library at 1:15 p.m.
And for those who want to look ahead to the weekend, Saturday brings the first "Slice of Rye" to --where else? --Rye. Here's how to get your slice for discounts and various special services at participating businesses: first, buy a wristband for $5 at the Rhythm in Rye Consignment Shop (where owner Renee Drummond originated the idea) and then stroll the downtown district looking for the Slice of Rye poster in the windows of participating establishments, more than 40 at last count, from restaurants to bakeries. Information: 921-1117.
Editor's note: This article has a correction. Vincenzo Tamburro was 48, not 46.