5 Things for the Week Ahead

Here's a few things to look for in the days ahead.


Here's a few things to look for in the days ahead:

Coffee and Coloring Story Time at the Manor Club, Monday, Dec. 17, 9:15 a.m. The Manor Club, 1023 The Esplanade, Pelham Manor, NY. Come join us at the Manor Club with your Pre-school child or any child not yet in school. Have a story read to them or they can color or play while Moms enjoy some coffee and food. Great way to meet new moms and let your child socialize. Open to members and non-members. Non-members $7.00

Thrift Shop of White Plains, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY.Every Tuesday through January 15, 2013.  Spectacular bargains in clothing, household goods, bric-a-brac up to 90% of original prices. Look for the Red Door. For information, call 914-949-1241. 

Free Workshop: Writing a Winning Business Plan, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. 120 Bloomingdale Rd., Free. Gives you goals and directions; helps you develop as a manager. Show banker or investor your business goals; informs your employees, suppliers and others of your goals. Measures actual performance against your goals. For more information, call 914-948-3907.

Ginny Howsam Friedman Exhibit, through January 6, 2013, Beth El Synagogue Center, 1324 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY. Ginny Howsam Friedman will exhibit her paintings (oil on canvas) and color prints (on paper) through January 6, 2013. Friedman has exhibited her artwork in dozens of group shows in the tri-state area.  She has had solo shows in Bronxville, Glens Falls, Chatham, Larchmont, and Piermont. She also exhibits in galleries where her work is sold in both New York City and Piermont. She has had multiple awards from various juried shows and has been noted in Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine. The work in this exhibit will also be offered for sale.

Burke Food and Coat Drive, Through Saturday, Dec. 22. Burke Rehabilitation Center, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY. Burke Rehabilitation Center has partnered with the Food Bank for Westchester and NY Cares to run a food and coat drive. Burke will be collecting non-perishable foods and coats until the end of the year for these two organizations that have the network to get the donations to those who need it most. 

The Food Bank is in need of the following items:

  • Cans of tuna
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter in plastic containers
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Cereal
  • Cheese and/or peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • Juice boxes
  • Crackers
  • Applesauce in plastic cups
  • Canned or dried fruit
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer wipes
  • Tissues

Burke employees and members of the community can drop off their food and coat donations through the end of December at the lobby of the Wood Pavilion on the Burke Rehabilitation Center campus at 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.

Please make sure the food has not expired and is not in glass containers. Please no perishables.

For more information, contact Burke's Human Resources department at (914) 597-2848 or Nancy Lyons at the Food Bank for Westchester at nancy.lyons@foodbankforwestchester.org.


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