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New RHS Wing on Schedule; Super Bowl; Groundhog Day; Citizen Cope

Five things you need to know for the weekend, Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.

  1. Rye Country Day-Film Screening / Panel Discussion

On Friday, Feb. 2, Rye Country Day School will hold a screening and panel discussion of the film "No Impact Man" Follow the adventures of the Beavan family, as they attempt to go “off the grid” for an entire year. Colin, his wife, Michele, their two year old daughter and even their dog abandon their high consumption lifestyle and try to live in Manhattan without making an environmental impact. During this yearlong crusade they give up: tv, newspapers, elevators, restaurants, toilet paper and shopping for new clothes, along with many other habits we all take for granted.

2. Rye High School Science Wing On Schedule

KSQ Architects, the group that designed the new science wing, told officials the project is on schedule to open at the start of the 2014-2015 school year during a school board meeting earlier this month. The architects suggested removing the four modular classrooms for cost-saving and safety reasons. For details on the construction click here. The board expects to bid out the project in the spring and most likely break ground by May. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Feb. 12.

3. Citizen Cope at the Capitol Theatre

Citizen Cope, known for his mix of a soulful, bluesy and folk rock sound, will play at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2. For information on tickets, click here.

4. Super Bowl Sunday

The Baltimore Ravens will face the San Francisco 49ers in this Sunday’s Super Bowl XlVII in New Orleans. Let us know which team you are rooting for by texting your fanatic photos from your Super Bowl party to Patch at 914-486-0542. We will feature most team spirited photo on our front page. Please include your name in the text.

5. Groundhog Day

All eyes might be on the pigskin on Sunday, but in Punxsutawney, PA locals will be watching the famous groundhog to find out if it is time to pack up the winter clothing. Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day. According to the folklore, if Phil sees his shadow, that means he will burrow back underground to stay warm for another six weeks of winter; if there is no shadow, winter will end soon. 

Read about the history of the event here. 

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