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What To Do Around White Plains This Week

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A senior talent show, a poetry slam and open mic night and an information session on the $48.2 million bond referendum for capital projects at White Plains schools are a few of the events happening in White Plains this week.

Monday, Oct. 1

Common Council Meeting : 7 p.m. The White Plains Common Council will meet in its chambers at City Hall on 255 Main St.

Spanish Conversation Classes : 7 to 8:30 p.m. A basic class for people interested in learning Spanish will be held Mondays and Wednesdays through the end of December. Students are expected to attend classes both days each week. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 914-422-1480. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Golden Harvest Dance and Talent Show for Seniors : 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local seniors with a special talent can perform a solo vocal, a dance routine or both at this event, sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the County's Department of Senior Programs and Services . Musicians can play their favorite instrument."Mr. J." & "The Somethin' Special Orchestra" will play from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Register by calling (914) 813-6300. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave.

Be Red Cross Ready : 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to create a plan, build a supply kit and keep loved ones safe and informed during times of disaster. Each participant of the program, presented in partnership with the American Red Cross, will receive brochures with additional resources. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

White Plains Farmers Market : 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street and will be open Wednesdays through Nov. 21.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic : 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The "1st Wednesday" series continues with Open Mic, SLAM competition and guest poet Antonia Lassar, a poet/actress currently starring in her one-woman show "The God Box." Those interested in taking the mic should register at 6:30 p.m. Slammers should bring two original poems of up to three minutes each. Contact Miriam Varian with questions at 914-422-6980.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record : 11 a.m. to noon.  More than two million voices will call for an end to America's early education achievement gap by reading "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Sit down to read in your community to stand up for children everywhere. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Afro-Hispanic Drumming : 4 to 5 p.m. Middle school students can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn the roots of Afro-Hispanic drumming in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo with John Arrucci of the Westchester Conservatory of Music. Learn to play different drums and rhythms. Registration isn't required, but can be done online . White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Capital Projects Referendum Information Session : 7 p.m. Superintendent of Schools Christopher Clouet and Assistant Superintendent for Business Fred Seiler will talk about the $48.2 million capital project referendum . RSVP to Michele Schoenfeld at 914-422-2071 or by email .

Do you have an event you’d like to publicize? Visit our Events page and add your event to our calendar, or email the information to White Plains reporter Brian Donnelly .

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