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5 Things for the Week Ahead: Book Readings, Volunteer Nights and Documentaries

Here are a few of the activities taking place in the week of Feb. 06, 2012.


1.) The Professional Women of Westchester is hosting its today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at , 610 W. Hartsdale Rd, White Plains. In honor of Valentine’s Day, men are invited to attend this event, which includes appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets cost $15 for members of the organization and $20 for non-members. People must prepay to attend. Click here to register.

2.) Lucia Greenhouse, author of the memoir “fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science,” on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Esther Rauschenbush Library on the campus of , located on 1 Mead Way in Bronxville. Greenhouse is a former student in the College’s Writing Institute. Her reading will be followed at 6 p.m. by an open house for the college’s Writing Institute, which is inside the Center for Continuing Education on 45 Wrexham Road, Bronxville.

3.) , located on 901 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Volunteers will be asked to help put together toiletry bags for the church’s “Midnight Run,” which serves the homeless in New York City, and to give to Part of the Solution's shower program in the Bronx. Participants are asked to bring large and small sized toiletries, including soap, shampoo, lotion, wash rags, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs and razors. Children will also make valentines to go with the bags. A simple kid-friendly dinner will be served first.

4.) , located on 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, , a self taught artist who has managed to create dynamic pieces of art despite suffering from severe autism, on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The documentary, which is called “Breaking Boundaries: the Art of Alex Masket,” will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Following the viewing, Richard Swierat, executive director of  Arc of Westchester, and Elaine Masket, Alex’s mother and an autism advocate will hold a forum discussion moderated by Beth Mount, a consultant who helps other sees capacities in the people with disabilities. Afterward, there will be a reception and the opening of an exhibition of Alex Masket’s work. Tickets cost $6 for member and $11 for non-members.

5.) , located at 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, Saturday, as part of the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District’s family day. The event, which is free to the public, is for children in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. Lace, ribbon, special paper and other materials will be provided.


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