From left: Bill Bello, NY Blood Bank, Nancy Weinberger, Rev. Timothy S. Wiggins, administrator of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Patty Covino and Theresa Acuna—members of the committee for the blood drive to take place at OLM in Port Chester on Sun., May 17. See listing for details.Courtesy of Harry Florentine
From left: Bill Bello, NY Blood Bank, Nancy Weinberger, Rev. Timothy S. Wiggins, administrator of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Patty Covino and Theresa Acuna—members of the committee for the blood drive to take place at OLM in Port Chester on Sun., May 17. See listing for details.
Courtesy of Harry Florentine
FRI., MAY 15

3RD ANNUAL RYE BROOK SPRING CARNIVAL. 900 King St., Rye Brook. Today, 5-10 p.m., Sat., 12-10 p.m. & Sun., 12-6 p.m. Loads of great games and carnival rides. Tickets or wristbands sold each day. Come 1, 2 or all 3 days.

CLADIES NIGHT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Friday, 7-9 p.m. 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.

TURN BACK THE CAP: 1980'S WITH JESSIE'S GIRL FT. SPECIAL GUESTS DEBBIE GIBSON AND ROB BASE. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $30/$50. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

MUSIC AT THE MANSION BENEFIT CONCERT. Crawford Park, 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook. 8 p.m. Featured performer: Woody Mann, blues and jazz guitarist. Opening the show will be Westchester natives Laura DeLucia and Aaron Gaita. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. www.musicatthemansion.org.

SAT., MAY 16

PLANTING DAY. Crawford Park, N. Ridge St., Rye Brook. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet in front of the mansion. Help bring the park's flower beds back to life with a fresh planting of annual flowers for the season. Bring your shovels, gloves and help the Friends of Crawford Park beautify the park for the season. Rain date: Sun., May 17 at 10 a.m.

HANDS-ON SPRING WORKSHOP: SLAB BUILDING AND MAJOLICA GLAZING. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Today & tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Workshop conducted by Farraday Newsome who will demonstrate and construct a peak-roofed, slab-built box developed with her signature three-dimensional imagery. Participants may follow suit or construct any forms they are inspired to make. On the second day Farraday will share her glazing techniques, demonstrating how she layers her colorful glazes on a Majolica base glaze. Each student will be given a large, sinter-fired tile on which to test and practice the technique. $220. www.clayartcenter.org.

3RD ANNUAL RYE BROOK SPRING CARNIVAL. 900 King St., Rye Brook. Today 12-10 p.m. & Sun., 12-6 p.m. Loads of great games and carnival rides. Tickets or wristbands sold each day. From 12:30-4:30 p.m. today, the Rye Brook Police Department along with Safe Kids Westchester will be conducting a free child seat checkup event. Have your child's passenger seat checked for proper fit, installation, recall or expiration. For additional information contact Sgt. Luigi Greco or P.O. Paul D'Amore at 914/937-1020 or email Sgt. Greco at lgreco@ryebrook.org.

SATURDAY DROP-IN CLAY CLASSES. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Saturday. 2-4 p.m. 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.

UNITY MOSAIC. Community Room, 45 Traverse Ave., Port Chester. Today, May 30, June 6 & 20. 2-4 p.m. Free. For residents of the Purdy Avenue, Traverse Avenue and Weber Drive housing sites who are invited to creatively express themselves with the help of professional teaching artists from the Clay Art Center in Port Chester. During these workshops adults, teens, seniors and children will create unique clay tiles celebrating unity, family, community and home. Residents carve, stamp and glaze 6"x6" tiles with images of family members, spring flowers and their homes. The tiles will be installed in a ceramic mosaic beautifying the Purdy Avenue building in 2015. 937-5550.

PHANART PRESENTS: FORMULA 5 WITH XOLARIS & PHANART. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Organic funk-filled sound rooted in the style of some of their jam band idols. $10. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

CARVER FOR COLLEGE. Port Chester Hall, Port Chester Metro-North Station, Broad Street, Port Chester. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Hosted by the Carver Center Junior Committee. Craft beers, wine, signature cocktails, music and small plates. All proceeds benefit Carver Teens with college applications and visits. $125 includes open bar and food. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.carvercenter.org.

SUN., MAY 17

PORT CHESTER FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS MEMORIAL MASS AND BREAKFAST. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 260 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. 8 a.m. with breakfast to follow at the Port Chester Senior Center, 220 Grace Church St. Retired members and guests of the Port Chester Fire Department and Police Department are invited to attend.

BLOOD DRIVE. Our Lady of Mercy parish, Washington Street, Port Chester. 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. To donate you must be at least 18 years of age (with parental permission-forms available), weight at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Donors over 75 years of age may donate with a doctor's note. Donors are encouraged to have a light meal prior to giving blood. Snacks and beverages will be available. The NY Blood Center will be on hand to receive donations and answer any medical or related questions or you may call them at 800/688-0900.

BLOOD DRIVE. K.T.I., 575 King St., Port Chester. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Co-sponsored by KTI and Community Synagogue of Rye. Donors must be 16 years old (with parental permission-forms available at the event), must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. People 76 and over may donate with a doctor's note. All donors should eat a meal before donating. For questions, call the White Plains Hospital Blood Donor Center at 914/681-1056.

PORT CHESTER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND BOTTLE AND CAN COLLECTION. PCHS gym side of building on College Avenue, Port Chester. Today, June 7 & 21. 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.

3RD ANNUAL RYE BROOK SPRING CARNIVAL. 900 King St., Rye Brook. 12-6 p.m. See May 15 listing.

LIFE CHAIN. Kohl's Plaza, Boston Post Road, Port Chester. 2-3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Holy Rosary Parish Right to Life Committee. Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful, legal and non-confrontational presence. For information, call 914/939-0547.

MON., MAY 18

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.

PORT CHESTER-RYE BROOK-RYE TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF OUTING. The Griff, 1300 King St., Greenwich. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $200 per person. 914/939-1900.

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.

SOUND SHORE TOASTMASTERS. One World Headquarters, 163 N. Main St., Suite 203, Port Chester. First & third Monday each month, 7-8:30 p.m. Participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Open to non-members. Soundshoretoastmasters.org.

TUES., MAY 19

BLIND BROOK SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION AND BUDGET VOTE. BMP Ridge Street School Old Gym, N. Ridge Street, Rye Brook. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Voters will choose two board members who are running unopposed-Dan Savitt who is running for reelection and newcomer Ashley Welde. Voters will also vote yes or no on the proposed 2015-16 budget.

PORT CHESTER SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION AND BUDGET VOTE. Port Chester Middle School Gym, Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Voters will choose two board members from among four people who are running: Tom Corbia, Jim Dreves, Eric Rios and Chris Wolff. Voters will also vote yes or no on the proposed 2015-16 budget.

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.

WED., MAY 20

JASON ISBELL. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Also performing: Craig Finn featuring Joe Russo, Josh Kaufman and Jonathan Shaw. Soul tinged rock, country and blues. $35/$55. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

THURS., MAY 21

STEVE LIESMAN & THE MOONCUSSERS. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Also performing: Finders Keepers. Mooncussers play jamming music of the 60s and 70s. $10. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

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.

FRI., MAY 22

JOE LOUIS WALKER. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. World-class guitarist performs modern blues music. $15. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

CLADIES NIGHT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Friday, 7-9 p.m. 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.

SAT., MAY 23

FAMILY PILGRIMAGE TO MARIAN SHRINE IN STONY POINT. Leave from Holy Rosary Church, Don Bosco Place. Port Chester. 8:30 a.m. Return at 5 p.m. A day filled with spiritual activities and friendship to celebrate the 200th anniversary of St. John Bosco. $10 per person. For reservations and information, contact Maria Sanchez at 914/565-5568.

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY. Town of Rye's African American Cemetery, adjacent to Greenwood Union Cemetery, 215 North St., Rye. 10 a.m. Ceremony to remember and honor those buried at the cemetery. This year the committee is proud to announce the formation of a nonprofit entity, The Friends of the African American Cemetery, which will seek funding to maintain the site as well as create a place for learning and reflection for the entire community for generations to come. For additional information contact David Thomas at 914/886-5710 or dthomas1981@outlook.com.

SATURDAY DROP-IN CLAY CLASSES. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Saturday. 2-4 p.m. 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.

ECHO STATION. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The band, which has Port Chester roots, plays rock n roll with sweet melodies. $10. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

UPCOMING

Wed., June 3

BLIND BROOK ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FUNDRAISER. SoulCycle, 21 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook. 7:30 p.m. $125 for front row; $100 general admission. Fees include shoes, water, limited edition sweatshirt and raffle entry (2/front row). Non-rider raffle entries also available. The BBEP is a community supported tax-exempt foundation that funds innovative, educational programs and facilities not covered by the Blind Brook School District budget. Register thru May 18. www.eventbrite.com/e/soulcycle-ride-for-blind-brook-tickets-166923227200

FOR KIDS

Ongoing

YOUTH CLASSES. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Creatures in Clay, Clay Kitchen, Tween Wheel and Teen Wheel. For information go to www.clayartcenter.org.

Tues., May 19

H IS FOR HEALTHY HABITS. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. 10-10:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 years. Co-sponsored by Open Door Family Medical Center. Children will sing songs, play games and listen to stories about healthy food and exercise. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required. 914/939-6710 x108 or in person.

E IS FOR EXERCISE. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. 10:30-11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 years. This dynamic movement program gets children active through creative movement, fun and great music. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required. 914/939-6710 ext. 108 or in person.

FOR SENIORS

Wed., May 20

LOBSTER FESTIVAL AT PLATZL BRAUHAUS IN POMONA. Rye Brook Seniors. Bus departs AJP at 9 a.m. and Pomona at 5 p.m. Delicious lobster festival, live music & dancing. On arrival guests will be treated to coffee, tea, scones and homemade donuts. Lunch includes clam chowder, crab cakes, choice of twin lobster tails, roasted half chicken or top sirloin roast beef with mixed veggies and rice pilaf followed by lemon meringue pie, coffee and tea for dessert. Beer and soda served until 5 p.m. At 4 p.m. everyone will be given a ham or turkey sandwich from the carving station to go. Sign up and invite your friends. Travel will be on a coach bus. Waitlist only. $40. 939-7904.

Wed., May 27

EMPIRE CITY CASINO. Rye Brook Seniors. Bus departs AJP at 9:30 a.m. and Yonkers at 3:15 p.m. 20 person limit. $2; $4 for non-residents. 914/939-7904.

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.