RYE, N.Y. - Check out what's happening in Rye this week from community gatherings to municipal meetings.
Monday, April 30
Monday Mother Goose: 10 a.m. Granny Jean Klein, well-versed in early childhood development, introduces babies and toddlers to language, letters and simple stories through playful rhymes, songs and puppetry. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye.
Tuesday, May 1
Blind Brook Board of Education Candidate Forum: 8 p.m. The League of Women Voters for Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester are sponsoring a candidate forum for the Blind Brook Board of Education race. Incumbent Nancy Barr, former Board of Education member Rick Buzin, and newcomer Dan Savitt will compete for two spots. Blind Brook Auditorium, 840 King Street, Rye Brook.
Wednesday, May 2
Mindful Based Stress Reduction at the Wainwright House: 7 p.m. This eight-week series teaches it participants mindful meditation practices, cognitive approaches to self-management, and practical tips to reduce everyday stress. Cost is $325 for Rye YMCA members and Wainwright house friends, $360 for the public. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye.
Thursday, May 3
Specialty Gardens Lecture: 10 a.m. Photographer Rich Pomerantz hosts a lecture series on gardening photography. From rock and rooftop to herb and healing to butterfly and border, Pomerantz shows us dozens of specialty gardens he has photographed through the Northeast. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye.
Friday, May 4
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester Yom Haatzmaut: 5 p.m. You and your little ones can celebrate Israel Independence Day with Rabbi Goldsmith and other young families. Enjoy a short, song-filled service, games, crafts and dinner. Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Ave. E., Rye.
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