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What's Happening Around White Plains This Week

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A healthy-cooking lesson for students involved in the Youth Bureau’s Greening Project, a panel on how to make Westchester more appealing to young professionals and a hip-hop dance class are just some of the events happening in White Plains this week.

Monday, July 30

Girls’ Volleyball Camp: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. This camp, open to girls entering grades 6 through 12, is designed to teach athletes of all levels how to improve and excel in their game. The camp runs for two one-week sessions, July 30 through Aug. 10. Learn correct body position and techniques for overhand serve, pass, set, spike and block. View the brochure and application , and call 914-231-4673 for more information. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave.

Youth Bureau Student Healthy-Cooking Lessons : 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bunge, a global agribusiness and food company based in White Plains, will teach high school students from the White Plains Youth Bureau’s Greening Project about nutrition and healthy cooking with vegetable oil. Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place.

Common Council Special Work Session : 5:30 p.m. The Common Council will hold a work session at City Hall, 237 Martine Ave.

Board of Education Special Meeting : 7:30 p.m. The Board of Education will hold a special meeting to consider 2012 capital project task force recommendations. Education House, 5 Homeside Lane.

Tuesday, July 31

Time for 2s and 3s : 11 a.m. Songs, games, activities and stories, featuring “Bats, Fireflies & More Night Creatures,” for 2-and 3-year-olds with caregivers. This program will also be offered at 1 p.m. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

6-5-4 Let’s Explore — African Masks : 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Students in grades 4 through 6 can explore activities, look at great examples of African masks and create their own masterpieces. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Work. Live. Play. Westchester: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. The Westchester County Association Young Professionals Group will lead a presentation to try to transform Westchester County into a hotspot for young professionals to live and work. The event costs $50 per person ($40 for WCA members). To register, visit the WCA website before July 30. To register after July 30, contact Laura Montopoli at lmontopoli@westchester.org or 914-948-6444 . PepsiCo World Headquarters, 700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Foreign Film Festival : 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The White Plains Library will screen “Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets” for adults in the auditorium. The 90-minute Moroccan film, directed by Nabi Avouch, was made in 2000 and is in Arabic and French with subtitles. Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. Their daily dose of glue-sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib’s revenge. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Hip-Hop Dancing : 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Learn new moves to show off on the dance floor with Jody Green. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Web Browser Basics : 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. This class is designed for people who are comfortable using the mouse and are ready to begin exploring the Internet. Students will learn the basics of the Mozilla Firefox Web browser, including toolbar buttons, using links and finding information on a Web page. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

Lego Club : 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to design and build their own structures using The Trove’s Lego set. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave.

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