Fri., Feb. 27

  • DROP IN BASKETBALL. John F. Kennedy Magnet School gym, Olivia Street, Port Chester. Thru March. 6-8 p.m. Free. For young men aged 13-22. Offered by the Village of Port Chester Recreation Dept. and open to any young man wishing to learn and play the game of basketball. 914/939-2354.
  • NESHAMA L'SHABBAT. KTI Social Hall, 575 King St., Port Chester. 6 p.m. Say goodbye to the week and usher in Shabbat physically and spiritually as you combine prayer with strength training. Dress for the gym, bring water, a yoga mat or beach towel and an open heart and mind. RSVP to Rabbi Jaymee Alpert at rabbijalpert@gmail.com.
  • NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS & ANDERS OSBORNE PRESENT N.M.O. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The North Mississippi Allstars' blues-infused rock 'n roll combines with Anders Osborne's New Orleans soul to create a live collaboration on stage. $25/$45. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.
  • CLADIES NIGHT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Friday, 7-9 p.m. No class Mar. 27, Apr. 3 or May 2. Ages 18 & over (proof required). BYOB. This is a one-time class for adults interested in learning to use the potter's wheel. Cladies Night is a great date night or girls' night out. Participants can have fun and get their hands dirty while learning the potter's wheel. $50 fee includes clay and firing. Registration closes 2 days before class. Find a full listing by logging on to www.clayartcenter.org.
  • RELATIVE SOULS. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open and show at 11:30 p.m. High energy band that plays equal parts funk, jam and rock. Free for N.M.O. ticketholders; $10 for non-ticketholders. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

    Sat., Feb. 28

  • DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE. Port Chester High School Library, 1 Tamarack Rd., Port Chester. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hosted by Port Chester High School's Parent Teacher Student Association. Course presented by the Empire Safety Council and approved by the NYS DMV. A portion of the proceeds will support the work of the PTSA. Save 10% for 3 years on your auto insurance, reduce up to 4 points on your license and earn a free certificate and electronic reporting to the DMV. You must register in advance to participate as class size will be limited. Send your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a check ($50 for adults; $45 for students) payable to PCHS PTSA, 1 Tamarack Rd., Port Chester, NY 10573. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, or you may bring your own. For information, contact Michele O'Bryan at 718/304-6208 or micheleobryan@hotmail.com.
  • CPR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (INFANT/CHILD). 900 King St., Rye Brook. 9-11 a.m. This 2-hour course covers obstructed airway and is suggested for parents and caregivers. This single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. To register, call 203-863-4277, 888-305-9253, or visit www.greenwichhospital.org. Program fee: $65.
  • TOWN HALL MEETING. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Slater Street, Port Chester. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Presented by the Port Chester Committee for Better Government. Guests will be representatives from the Village government, the NAACP and others. Please come to express your concerns about the Village of Port Chester, taxicabs, sewer rent, the PC Senior Center, the Municipal Center, housing and police. There will also be voter registration/voter education. Light refreshments will be served.
  • SATURDAY DROP-IN CLAY CLASSES. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Saturday. 2-4 p.m. No class Mar. 28 or Apr. 4. A fun afternoon for ages 5-99. Spend an afternoon with friends, family or just for you while exploring your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Professional ceramic artists will guide featured weekly projects. Space is limited. Tickets, $25 for adults; $15 for children under 12, go on sale at the front desk 30 minutes prior to each session--first come, first served. There is also a $5 firing fee per piece. 914/937-2047.
  • CONCERT FOR CARVER. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. 7 p.m. Cocktails, small plates, live auction. Event features the Spin Doctors. All proceeds will benefit Carver Center programs. Tickets start at $250. http://concertforcarver.eventbrite.com.
  • EVENINGS OF DANCE. Ballet des Amériques School & Company, 16 King St., Port Chester. Tonight, Mar. 21 & Apr. 25. 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of art and cuisine in Port Chester by taking in a performance at Ballet des Amériques. Make a reservation for dinner after the show at one of the many restaurants in Port Chester's Waterfront district. Suggested donation at the door: $20. RSVP to admin@balletdesameriques.com.

    Sun., Mar. 1

  • PORT CHESTER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND BOTTLE AND CAN COLLECTION. PCHS gym side of building on College Avenue, Port Chester. Today, Mar. 15, Apr. 5 & 19. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Additional dates will be listed in future issues. Aluminum soda or beer cans, plastic and glass beverage bottles eligible for deposit refund will be collected. Remember that water bottles carry the deposit, too. The collections underwrite band expenses throughout the year.
  • PCHS BAND PASTA BUFFET FUNDRAISER. Knights of Columbus Hall, 327 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Doors open at 3 p.m., dinner at 4 p.m. Hosted by the Port Chester High School Marching Band Parents Association to raise money for the PCHS Marching Band. Ziti with meatballs & sausage, baked macaroni & cheese, farfalle with pesto, spaghetti with garlic & oil, bread, salad, soda, coffee and cake. In addition to delicious food, there will be a great variety of raffle baskets and a giant 50/50. $15 for adults; $10 for students & seniors, $5 for youth ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. For reservations/information, call Kim Morano at 914/356-1689 or Eileen Pellegrini at 914/329-1316.

    Mon., Mar. 2

  • AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ASSISTANCE. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. Every Monday. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Representatives from Open Door Family Medical Centers will answer questions and register patrons for the new insurance. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. Appointments recommended. Drop-in hours from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. 914/939-6710 x110.
  • TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS). 900 King St., Rye Brook. Every Monday. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Through weight monitoring, mutual support and education about healthy lifestyle choices, TOPS members work to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Sponsored by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. Log on to www.tops.org or call 203/863-4444.

    Tues., Mar. 3

  • BINGO. Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School Cafeteria, 136 S. Regent St., Port Chester. Every Tuesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m.
  • PORT CHESTE/RYE NAACP MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM. Carver Center, 400 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. 7 p.m. Candidates former Mayor Dennis Pilla (D) and current Village Trustee Gene Ceccarelli (R) will have the opportunity to present their platform and will take questions. All Port Chester residents are invited to attend. For information call 914/548-5773.

    Wed., Mar. 4

  • LWV PORT CHESTER MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM. Port Chester High School Auditorium, Tamarack Road, Rye Brook. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Rye, Rye Brook & Port Chester League of Women Voters. Meet candidates for Mayor of Port Chester Gene Ceccarelli and Dennis Pilla and hear them discuss the issues and answer questions. The Candidates Forum will be broadcast on Port Chester Public Access TV. Watch for dates and times. Watch the Forum on-demand at the League of Women Voters' Facebook Page: Facebook.com/LWVRRBPC or on their website: www.LWVRRBPC.org. Contacts: 914/698-7166 or LWV.Rye.RyeBrook.PortChester@gmail.com.

    Thurs., Mar. 5

  • PORT CHESTER ALL DISTRICT INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT. Port Chester Middle School, Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook. 7 p.m. In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month. Featuring the Select Fifth Grade Band led by Michael Miceli and Anthony Sabia, the Middle School Sixth Grade Band and Seventh & Eighth Grade Band directed by Linda McDermott and Symphonic Band of Port Chester High School led by Robert Vitti. Bands will perform an eclectic mix of selections including "Alien Invasion," "Castle Hill Overture," "The Great Locomotive Chase," Leroy Anderson's "Irish Suite," "The Liberty Bell," and "Amparito Roca." Grand finale featuring all participants: "America the Beautiful."
  • ZUMBA. Posillipo Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl., Rye Brook. Every Thursday. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Martha Oceguera, who also teaches at the Rye YMCA. Your first class is free. Classes will continue every Thursday. Come for a fun, exciting, high calorie-burning workout that feels like a party. Classes are open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. No dance experience required. Bring friends and meet new ones. For information, write to Martha Oceguera at zumba.w.martha@gmail.com.
  • FT. JOURNEY FORMER LEAD VOCALIST STEVE AUGERI. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. For all ages. Doors open at 8:15 p.m., show at 9 p.m. $35. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

    Fri., Mar. 6

  • FIRST FRIDAYS. Today and the first Friday of every month, eat a meal and spend quality time together as a family at one of several participating local restaurants. Use your "It Takes a Village" key card to receive a discount on your family's meal. Go to www.portchestercares.org to see a full list of participating restaurants or call 914/255-4856.
  • LOS LOBOS. The Capitol Theatre. 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. American Chicano rock band. Special guest: Alejandro Escovedo. $30-$60. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

    Sat., Mar. 7

  • MELVIN SEALS & JGB. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Seals is an American musician best known as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia band. Also performing: Jay's Happy Sunshine and Burger Joint. $20 $25 & $35. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

    Sun., Mar. 8

  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS at 2 a.m. this morning. Remember to set your clocks AHEAD one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time will end Sun., Nov. 1 at 2 a.m.
  • JAY'S HAPPY SUNSHINE & BURGER JOINT. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. East Coast Album Release Party. Special guest: Stella Blues Band. $10-$15. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

    For Kids

    Sun., Mar. 1

  • PURIM CARNIVAL. K.T.I., 575 King St., Port Chester. 11 a.m. No entrance fee; open to the public. Carnival games and prizes, crafts, face painting, bounce castle, cotton candy. There will be food for sale. For information call 914/939-1004.

    Wed., Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25;
    Apr. 8, 15, 22 & 29 and May 6

  • TODDLER TIME. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. 11 a.m. For ages 2-3. Parents and children will participate in fingerplays, songs, stories, musical instruments and other parent-child activities. Pre-registration is required by phone to 914/939-6710 x108 or in person.

    Wed. Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25; Apr. 8, 15, 22
    & 29 & May 6 or Thurs., Feb. 26; Mar. 5, 12 19 & 26; Apr. 9, 16, 23 & 30 & May 7

  • PRESCHOOLER STORYTIME. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. 1:30 p.m. For ages 3-5. Children will listen to stories and participate in songs, fingerplays, movement and an occasional craft activity. Pre-registration is required by phone to 914/939-6710 x108 or in person.

    For Kids

    Thurs., Mar. 5

  • YOUNG FAMILY PURIM CELEBRATION. K.T.I., 575 King St., Port Chester, 5-6 p.m. Free. For information call 914/939-1004.

    Sun., Mar. 8

  • RYE BROOK LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL RATINGS. Blind Brook Middle School gym, 840 King Street, Rye Brook. 9 a.m.-noon. Ratings for 3rd-7th grade boys and girls. Register now at ryebrook.org. For more information, call 914/939-3235.

    Tues., Mar. 10, Apr. 7 & May 5

  • STORIES AND SONGS IN SPANISH. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. 11 a.m. For ages 2-5. Children will participate in stories and songs in Spanish. Pre-registration required by phone to 914/939-6710 x108 or in person.

    For Seniors

    Wed., Mar. 4

  • MOHEGAN SUN CASINO. Rye Brook Seniors. Bus leaves AJP at 8 a.m. and Mohegan Sun at 4 p.m. Splurge on a day with friends at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Package includes $15 food voucher and $15 free play. $25/$30 for non-members. Sign up at 914/939-7904.

    Mon.-Wed., Mar. 9-18

  • EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE. Port Chester Seniors. Norwegian Line cruise from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and back to New York. Prices start at $699 per person. For reservations and information call 914/939-4975.

    Every Tues. & Thurs.

  • FREE GENERAL FITNESS AND STRENGTH TRAINING. Rye Brook Seniors, Posillipo Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl., Rye Brook. 9:30 a.m. Free for Rye Brook Senior Center members; $2 for non-residents. Treat your body to an aerobic workout concentrating on building muscle mass and stronger bones. To register, call the Rye Brook Senior Center at 914/939-7904.

    First Mon. every month

  • MONDAYS WITH SOLE RYEDERS. Beauty Bar & Salon, 8 Bowman Ave., Port Chester. By appointment 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tri-state women undergoing cancer treatment will receive complimentary pre-chemo haircuts, wig styling, massages, reflexology, manicures, make-up consultations, relaxation and emotional support from survivors and other women going through cancer treatment. All clients will receive a special bag filled with practical and pampering items such as soft chemo hats, beauty products, comfort items and more. Homemade snacks will be provided. To make an appointment call 914/412-4884 or email mondayswithsoleryeders@gmail.com.

    Every Monday

  • ZUMBA. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-2 p.m. For information call 939-4975.

    Every other Monday

  • MUSIC SINGALONGS. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-2 p.m. For information call 939-4975.

    1st & 3rd Tuesday

  • TAI CHI. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Instructor is Domingo Colon. Open to Port Chester seniors. 939-4975.

    Every Wed., Thurs. & Sat.

  • BINGO. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-3 p.m. For information call 939-4975.

    Every Thursday

  • SENIOR BENEFITS INFORMATION CENTER. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Trained counselors are available to help adults 55 and over and those caring for the elderly achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage. Please bring your Medicare card as well as any other insurance card you may have. 914/269-7131.

    Every Friday

  • ART CLASSES. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 939-4975.
  • MAH JONG CLASSES. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-2 p.m. 939-4975.