Walk for Food Allergy with Chappakids 4 A Cure!
The 2011 FAAN Westchester Walk for Food Allergy will be held on Saturday, October 1st 10 a.m. at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. Join the Chappakids 4 A Cure Team! Last year, this group ranked as the number one fundraising team of all the FAAN Walks across the nation and are hoping to keep their title. If you register to join before September 1st, you will be entered to win a 50%-off coupon for a Random Farms Kids Theater workshop, or a Sportime U.S.A gift card. Visit the “Chappakids 4 A Cure” page at www.foodallergywalk.org/goto/chappaqakids to register and donate!
ECAD’s (Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities) second annual friend and fundraising event will be held at the Peter Cadoux designed waterfront home of the Ronald J. McLeod family on Byram Shore Road in Greenwich. Jeanne McLeod McNaney and her husband, Joseph, are life-long residents of Greenwich and strong supporters of ECAD. Guests will be treated to a Barbeque Dinner by Outdoor Cookers, live music by TJay, comedic emceeing by Andrew Kennedy, dancing, and a fabulous silent auction, all on the decks overlooking the sound. DHBT is presented by Dale and Lu Picard, Co-founders of ECAD which has its main facility in Dobbs Ferry. Honorees are the seven educators who brought the ECADemy© Program (where at-risk youth are taught to educate future Service Dogs) to the campuses of five alternative schools in Westchester. Tickets are $200 each. Saturday, September 24, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Call 914-693-0600, ext.1950, visit www.ecad1.org.
Temple Beth El to Screen “Race to Nowhere”
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester will screen the award-winning documentary, Race to Nowhere on Sunday, September 18, in the temple’s new Social Hall. The movie, by Vicki Abeles, focuses on high-pressure school cultures prevalent in high-achieving school systems.
The event is being sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance on Youth Issues, a group that represents a wide range of synagogues, churches and mosques in northern Westchester.
A panel discussion to follow will probe questions such as: Can our faith guide us towards redefining the meaning of success? How can our spiritual beliefs and religious teachings help parents and children regain balance in their lives? How can we utilize spirituality as well as religious teachings and values to help us cope with these issues?
The panel discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman of Temple Beth El. Panelists will include Dr. Lyn McKay, Chappaqua Superintendent of Schools and Pastor Paul Alcorn of Bedford Presbyterian Church. For more info, visit www.bethelnw.org.
Great Chappaqua Bake Sale
The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale on October 1st from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1 South Greeley Avenue will help fight the national childhood hunger crisis. Last year’s sale raised almost $6,000 and was one of Share Our Strength’s Top Ten national fundraising teams. Share Our Strength supports a “No Kid Hungry” initiative to end childhood hunger by 2015. Last year, over five million meals were served in “affluent” Westchester County–50% to children, according to the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and the Homeless. More than 17 million children in America are at risk of hunger. These children have trouble learning, get sick more often and can’t grow, develop and learn like other children. All proceeds fund programs in New York State that feed hungry children. Just $25 can feed one child three healthy meals every day for a month. For more info, call Allison Spiegel, 917-693-3407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Table Tennis Tournament
The Westchester Table Tennis Center, in Pleasantville, will hold the 1st Westchester Middle-/High-School Table Tennis Championship on Saturday, September 24. Kids will compete in four categories by age: 12 years and under, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18. The entry fee is $20 and is due by Sept. 22.
The newly opened Westchester Table Tennis Center at 175 Tompkins Ave is owned by Pleasantville resident Will Shortz, the crossword editor of the New York Times, and managed by Robert Roberts, three-time table tennis champion of the Caribbean. The center has 18 tables, more than 13,000 square feet, a high ceiling, and a relaxing atmosphere. Paddles and balls are provided. It is open seven days a week, starting at 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. on Sunday. A day pass costs $10 for adults, $7 for kids. Annual memberships are available. Lessons are given for a fee. A room with 3,500+ square feet may be rented for parties involving ping-pong and other recreation.
For more information, visit www.westchestertabletennis.com or call 914-741-0738.