Compiled by Janice Llanes Fabry
Wainwright House is offering a three-part meditation series starting on Saturday from 11:30-1 and continuing October 2 and 9. Explore the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation and learn to be present moment by moment.
Jackie Berner, a meditation instructor in the Buddhist Shamatha tradition, along with yoga/mindfulness instructor and school psychologist Beth Gallos, will teach participants exercises and techniques that will help gain a clearer awareness. Regular meditators can deepen their existing practices.
The fee is $100 for members, $115 non-members, $40 drop-in fee per class.
How Do You Like Them Apples?
Families will enjoy apple cidering, along with a fall hike, at the Rye Nature Center Saturday at 1. Learn all about the process and sample your creation. Suggested for ages 4-7.
The fee is $5 for members, $8 non-members.
The Rye Arts Center is offering an introduction to improvisation for ages 16 and up Saturday from 2-4. The fun “Get Serious About Play” workshop is full of games and exercises in a non-judgmental environment.
No experience is necessary. The fee is $40.
Looks Good on Paper
Teens can learn basic origami folding techniques at the Rye library on Saturday from 3-4. Instructor Yoshima Arai’s focus is teaching patience, accuracy, respect, and the joy that comes with a sense of accomplishment.
Climate Change Perspectives
The Meeting House presents “When Science Meets History” on Saturday at 3. This first in a series will include a lecture and book signing by Boston University professor Richard Primack, author of “Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods” and conservation biology textbooks. Primack compares today’s warming climate data with that of Thoreau’s mid 19th-century records.
Admission is free, but donations gratefully accepted.
Flower to Flower
Join Read Wildlife Sanctuary for a cup of tea and cake in the pollinator garden
Saturday at 11. Explore the sanctuary grounds and learn about garden
plants and how they can support pollinators.
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Little by Little
A small works exhibition and fundraiser will be held at The Rye Arts Center on Thursdays through October 27 from 5-7. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists at these mini receptions.
Proceeds will be donated to the Center’s outreach programs, including Head Start, Dance for Parkinson’s, community partner school programs, and scholarships.
Eye on Rye
Catch a glimpse of Rye resident Emily Yeung Schmidt’s paintings at the Rye library starting October 2. The exhibition is an expression of the artist’s love for Rye and traveling.
Yeung Schmidt grew up in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States after high school. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as an art director.
Cocktails, Canvas, and Clay
BYOB and join The Rye Arts Center for evenings of self-expression from 6-9. A painting workshop on October 4 starts with a simple still-life and progresses from there at your own pace.
On October 11 and 18, clay is the thing at a two-session workshop where participants will make a birdhouse, molding and then glazing.
No experience necessary. For ages 21 and up. All supplies included. The fee for each is $65.
The Rye library is offering a noontime video series celebrating entertainers. Bring a snack and enjoy the life of the Broadway composer George M. Cohan in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” on October 8, and Wolfgang Mozart in “Amadeus” on October 15.
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Cheers to Yoga
Rise Yoga, Rye’s own yoga duo, is behind Wainwright’s Vino and Vinyasa session on September 27 from 6:30-9. Practice on your mat while overlooking Milton Harbor, then enjoy a curated wine tasting.
Rain or shine. The fee is $25.
What’s Your Mantra?
A primordial sound meditation series will be held at Wainwright House October 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 7-9. Instructor Kelly Peterson will introduce participants to the basic principles surrounding individually selected sounds of nature or mantras to create inner peace, manage stress, enhance sleep, lower blood pressure, and connect on a deeper level.
The fee for the series is $240 for members, $275 non-members. Register at wainwright.org.
A Storm Is Brewing
“Climate Risk, Climate Change” kicks off The Osborn’s free WellSpring fall speaker series October 3 at 7:30. Marine geologist and paleoclimate scientist Peter deMenocal will discuss how climate impacts life’s essentials, food, water, shelter, and energy.
Email rsvp@TheOsborn.org or call 866-755-3879 for more information.
Join SPRYE for its seventh annual benefit on October 4 from 6-8 at Apawamis Club. This year’s honoree is Board President and longtime volunteer Barbara Brunner. Enjoy a cocktail party and silent auction.
All proceeds will go to support helping older adults stay in their homes. Tickets are $95. Sponsorships run from $150 to $1,500. Visit sprye.org for more
Mind, Body, and Heart
A monthly wellness lecture series continues at Wainwright House on October 4 from 7-8:30. Sangeeta Bansal, Ph.D. will introduce participants to mindfulness meditation. A substantial body of medical and neuroscientific research demonstrates that regular practice can reduce stress.
To register, visit wainwright.org. The cost is $40 for members, $45 non-members, $50 at the door. Packages for all six sessions are available.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Show your town pride on October 5 from 10-4 by helping Rye become one of New York State’s Community Wildlife Habitats. A Rye Nature Center naturalist will pay a complimentary visit to your property and provide suggestions on how to make it more welcoming to wildlife.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit.
The Rye library is offering complimentary CPR and first aid training by American Red Cross instructor Rachel Bulkley October 6 from 9-12.
Help the Coast Be Clear
Lend a hand at Read Sanctuary on October 6 at 10. Volunteers are needed to help with invasive plant removal, as well as trail and beach clean-up.
Pulling Back the Curtain on Windows
The Rye library is offering a Windows 10 Creators Edition seminar October 11 from 10-12. Discover the new system’s many new features and Apps. Those participants who have them may bring their laptops with Windows 10 installed.
Boys Will Be Boys
Wainwright House presents “Raising Boys: Parent Support and Strategy” on October 11 from 7:30-9. Positive parenting experts Beth Gallos and Ann Magalhaes will guide participants with a mindful and holistic approach to help families reach their full potential.
The fee is $45 for members, $50 non-members. Register at Wainwright.org.