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What's Happening in White Plains This Week

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Here's a look at what's going on in White Plains this week:

Monday:

- The capital projects board will meet in the mayor's conference room at 4 p.m. to discuss acquiring a piece of land.

- RDC Center for Counseling and Human Development will hold a free employment and networking support group for those who have lost jobs at 52 N. Broadway. The workshop will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call (914) 693-4521 for more information.

At the library:

- An Internet Explorer basics class will be held for adults from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

- Children 24-months-old and younger are invited to a "Polar Animals" story time in Galaxy Hall. Tickets will be given out a half an hour prior to the 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. readings.

- Adults learning English as a second language are welcome to converse in small groups from 2 to 3 p.m.

- Math games will be held in Galaxy Hall from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:

At the library:

- Testing for the Rochambeau Alternative Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:15 to 5:15 p.m.

- A basic computer class taught in Spanish will run from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

- Families with two and three-year-olds are invited to a "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear" story time in the Trove. Tickets will be given out a half an hour prior to the 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. readings.

- An "Act it Out" drama workshop for third through sixth graders will be held in Galaxy Hall. Call (914) 422-1476 to register or learn more about the three-session program.

Wednesday:

- Westchester S.C.O.R.E. will host a free business workshop on how to craft an effective business plan. Attendees should arrive at the department of labor by 1 p.m. Call (914) 997-9552 for further details.

At the library:

- Rochambeau Alternative Program testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

- Adults with four and 5-year-olds are welcome at a "Getting Dressed" story time in the Trove. Tickets will be given out a half an hour before the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. readings.

- Collegewise will give a free College Admissions 201 lecture from 6 to 7 p.m.

- Children are invited to a reading of a Caldecott medal-winning book in Galaxy Hall at 7 p.m.

- Adults can learn how to make a simple spreadsheet at the 7:30 p.m. introduction to Microsoft Excel class.

Thursday:

- Burke Rehabilitation Center will host the local Bee competition for local high school students at 4:30 p.m. Barry Jordan, the director of Bruke's brain injury program and memory evaluation and treatment center, will judge the competition with Caroline Dohel, a neuro-rehabilitation fellow at Burke.

Students will be tested via a human neuroanatomy practical, an oral neuroscience exam, a patient diagnosis, identification of specific brain cells, and a written neuroscience exam.

The winner will receive $1,000 and a $250 stipend to put towards attending the National Brain Bee in March. The contestant who comes in second will win $750 and the third-place participant will earn $500.

For sign up for the contest or get more details, contact Janet Goodman at (914) 597-2237 or email her at jgoodman@burke.org.

- The Design Review Board will meet in the council chambers at 7 p.m.

- Faust Harrison Piano will host a meet and greet with Greenwich artists Penny Putnam and Shauna Holiman, who currently have their "Piano as Art" exhibit on display at the White Plains piano factory.

The two artists will be discussing how the piano shop inspired their sculptures and paintings at 214 Central Park Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m.

- Ridgeway parents invite the community to Zumba classes a the Ridgeway Elementary School gym from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Classes are $10 each or $90 for a 10-class package. Checks should be made out to the "Ridgeway Playground Campaign."

At the library:

- Rochambeau Alternative Program testing will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

- Adults learning English as a second language are invited to converse from 2 to 3 p.m.

- Three to 5-year-olds and adult companions are invited to a 2 to 2:30 p.m. Silly Singalong in Galaxy Hall.

- Kindergarden through second graders are invited to enjoy a snack and Groundhog Day story from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Trove.

Friday:

- ArtsWestchester will debut its' "Piecing it Together" exhibit feature collage work from eight Westchester artists. The gallery opening will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 31 Mamaroneck Ave.

At the library:

- Rochambeau Alternative Program testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

- Kis 20 to 29-month-olds and caretakers are invited to a polar bears and penguins activity session in Galaxy Hall. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the 1 p.m. start.

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