High school students who aspire to pursue careers as brain surgeons or neuroscience researchers will have an exciting opportunity to compete in the 9th annual Brain Bee, hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The event will take place on Burke’s campus (785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.
With a mission to “build better brains to fight brain disorders,” Brain Bee culminates in an international world championship, to take place this year in Washington, D.C. More than 25,000 students from 50+ countries compete each year in the competition. At Burke’s Brain Bee event, local students in grades 9-12 will be quizzed by a panel of the hospital’s clinicians and therapists on topics that include neuroanatomy, neuroscience, diagnoses and brain cell identification.
In addition to hosting the Brain Bee, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital offers a number of important initiatives to foster the next generation of elite neuroscientists, including the hospital’s nationally recognized, ACGME-accredited residency program.
The Brain Bee will be held in the Rosedale Conference Room of Building #4 on the Burke campus. Competitors must be high school students (grades 9-12) in Westchester County.
For additional information or to register, please contact Janet Goodman, LMSW at (914) 597-2237, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about the life and art of Alexander Rutsch at a gallery screening of “The Inner Eye of Alexander Rutsch,” produced by IBM and directed by Roger Seiler.
Members of the Rutsch family will be present to discuss the film and the Alexander Rutsch Award Program, the bi-annual open, juried competition and exhibition at Pelham Art Center.
This event is presented as part of the Pelham Art Center’s 50th anniversary historical exhibition “Pelham Art Center: 50 Years”
Free & Open to the Public
Suggested Donation to Pelham Art Center
The film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley, played by Joseph Fiennes. Rated R (violence & sexuality).
In observance of Community Day, Westchester Jewish Center is holding an opportunity to introduce the community to the immigration and refugee crisis occurring around us here in Larchmont/Mamaroneck, and across the country on Sunday, March 1st at 10:30 am.
The panel will include:
Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz; Janna Diamond, Grassroots Campaigns Officer, HIAS, a Jewish organization supporting immigrants: on the history of immigration in the U.S. and the role of the Holocaust in current policy; Marti Michael, volunteer: on working with Arizona Jews for Justice at the border, her work with the Overground Railroad in Columbus Ohio, resupplying travelers and helping them navigate the bus system, and most recently her work in Matamoros, Mexico cooking and serving dinner, helping with the sidewalk school, and supplying the 1,000+ asylum seekers stuck in Mexico due to the new MPP policy; Stephanie L. Ramos and Janet Rolon from Community Resource Center in Mamaroneck, a 501 (c)(3) community-based organization founded in 1998 to promote the cultural, economic, educational and professional integration of immigrants to the already established larger community and to advocate for those in need. They aim to provide the tools to prepare new immigrant families to become self-sufficient and active members of the community. In addition, a newly arrived immigrant will tell their story.
Please bring a winter scarf to help immigrants living in our area. The program will continue with Community Day at 12pm where we will be making a pasta meal, sandwiches, preparing soup in a jar and baking and decorating cookies for Hope Community Services of New Rochelle.
We welcome members of all ages to help our Neighbors in Need! Westchester Jewish Center is located at Palmer Avenue and Rockland Avenue in Mamaroneck. Please bring an ID to get into the building.
CARING FOR YOUR 50+ FACE – FACT & FICTION
From creams and serums that you can purchase at your local pharmacy to fillers & Botox — Larchmont dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Yalowitz, MD, FAAD, will provide advice, answer all your questions and offer the latest on a range of options depending on what are your personal goals. This special event presented by The Center for Continuing Ed. and is part of the WIT series, Women, Ideas, Transition. $30 Register at www.lmcce.org or call The Center at 914.698.9126
A one night only, solo performance.
“Unconventional, joyous, virtuosic, timeless,” are just some of the terms used to describe the artistry of John Scofield. One of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and continues to do so today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R&B. A creative artist of a rare sort, John Scofield is a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. “The modern messiah of ‘Terminator jazz’ (DownBeat).”
Hailed as the new Janis Joplin, the raspy-voiced singer-songwriter is one of the great blues singers of her generation. A versatile and talented artist embracing music, theater and film, Fuchs is probably best known for her “triumphal” (NYT) performance in the role of ‘Sadie,’ the aspiring rock singer/songwriter in the film Across The Universe.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: What is it? What can we do about it? Are we doing it?
Four panelists will discuss what the definition of domestic violence is. They will also give insight to the dynamics at work in offenders and victims within this cycle including demographics, (breaking untrue assumptions), and responses (safe houses, counseling, legal responses, offender rehabilitation and prevention)
– Kym McNair, Director of Community Education and Organizing, My Sister’s Place
– Quentin Walcott, Co-Executive Director, CONNECT
– Lt. Sandy DiRuzza, Mamaroneck Village Law Enforcement
– Susan Carroll, Director of Training, Outreach and Education, Pace Women’s Justice Center
All are welcome. $9, breakfast
Prepare for your retirement and learn how to maximize your social security benefits. Learn to manage longevity risk and strategies to maximize the amount of money you receive throughout retirement. Topics include spousal benefits, the impact of divorce, death, delaying benefits, early retirement, and taxation. Registered students receive Myths and Facts about Social Security and Social Security: What Should You Do at Age 62.* Tuesday, March 10, 6:30pm-8pm. $25
Open to the Public | Suggested $10 Donation
Join Pelham Art Center for a Thursday evening gallery concert with Westchester-based group Angels in the Chamber.
The Music of Angels in the Chamber is unique under the heavens. Featuring Garry Novikoff, piano/guitar/lead vocals, Pamela Sklar, flute/alto flute, Enid Blount Press, clarinet/bass clarinet, and Marc Wager, French horn, the band weaves elements of rock, pop, classical, improvisational and atmospheric music into a highly original genre all its own. Their material co-features originals as well as inventive covers from the 1960s and 70s – the golden age of what was called art rock or progressive rock. They also go back in time to reinvent and re-imagine works from the Civil War era.
A Day to Discover, Inspire, Empower & Grow
The Westchester Women’s Summit is an amazing event – a full-day program that brings together inspiring women to share their knowledge and life experience to spur positive change, and generate empowerment, self-discovery, growth, balance, and direction.
Author & Empowerment Advocate
National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama & U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Signed copy of Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For by Susan Rice for all attendees!
Ages 21 & over
BYOB and join us for an evening of self expression through paint! No paint-by-numbers, no pressure to be perfect – workshop will start with a simple still-life and progress from there. Participants will be encouraged to work at their own pace, and in their own style. No experience necessary; if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, make this the first time! All supplies included. (remember, BYOB!)
Instructor: Laura Anechiarico, MAT