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About Town: Weekend Events In and Around Rye

Fireworks, a revival of "Company," discussing the best 5 movies ever and free exercising to a Latin beat -there's lots going on during the next few days.

A free Zumba Latin-influenced dance exercise class, live theatre, orchestral “swing” with fireworks and yoga meditation; there’s lots going on over the next few days including a learned look at “The Five Greatest Movies of All Time.”

Friday

Free Zumba Toning -sponsored exercise class with Latin American-inspired dance exercise routines, 1 p.m. in the air-conditioned Carriage House aerobics studio at Wainwright House.  

Final performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway classic “Company,” 8 p.m. at , Rye Brook. Rye Brook’s Christina Colangelo, a veteran Blind Brook english and theater teacher, as well as a long-time director of local summer musicals for the Port Chester Council for the Arts, directs the show about a bachelor and his married friends.

Cindy Moore, a professional vocalist from Port Chester, is back in the familiar role as the shows music director.  The dynamic duo is working with a cast that includes such local talent as Rye Brook’s Billy Beadle,  Andrea Benowich, Claudia Levy, Stacey Laurie, Sean McKinney and Dan Tartaglia.

"Company" is headed for a Broadway revival in the fall so here's a chance to get a local advance look.

Information: 939-3183; www.portchesterfa@gmail.com.

The Milt Gerber Orchestra will re-create the moonlight serenade sound of the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Big Band era swing classics for dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. during free “Dance on the Boardwalk” at Rye's . Band takes a "fireworks" break so dancers can watch the Playland fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

Information: 823-7010; www.ryeplayland.org.

Saturday

Former Westchester Yoga Association president Carol Stefanelli will stage a yoga demonstration and meditation seminar at from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Group Exercise Studio. Stefanelli has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation locally since 1980. She will teach various yoga postures as well as classical meditation techniques.

 will hold a Volunteer Corps workday at 10 a.m. on the outskirts of Rye Playland. Friends of Wildlife Sanctuary will provide lunch as part of a program designed to remove invasive plants, do trail maintenance and clear debris among other tasks in the great outdoors.

Hikers of all shapes, ages, sizes and abilities are invited to join in the Ward Summer Learning Camp Walk-A-Thon from on Rectory St. in Rye to Rye Playland and back. Strollers can join campers and counselors in what is meant to be a fun roundtrip trek.

Sunday

Lifelong Learning Institute will present “The Five Greatest Movies of All Time” during a lecture by Yale film professor Marc Lapadula from 9:30 a.m. to noon at .

Lapadula, who teaches playwriting, screenwriting and film writing courses at Yale, is also the developer of the Screenwriting Program at Penn. He will use film clips of each chosen film to help explain his choices.

Hint: “Citizen Kane” will be one of the selections.

Rye’s off Boston Post Road will present a “Life Down a Stream” program at 2 p.m. Hand lenses will be provided so onlookers can take a close look at the world of insect larvae, fish and other potential discoveries in the spring-fed streams. Long pants and shoes recommended or you may be up the creek comfort-wise.

Information: 835-4466.

 

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