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What's Happening in White Plains This Week

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A school budget forum, Youth Bureau Talent Search Contest and celebrity designer visit are just some of the events planned for this week.


- The library will hold April Book Brunch registration at 10 a.m. Fifth and sixth graders who want to attend an April 12 brunch can pick up their books, as can third and fourth graders who want to discuss books on April 11.

- Anyone 16 or older is welcome to attend the library's GED preparation course from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

- The board of education will meet at 7 p.m. in the education house. The board intends to enter into executive session.

- The library will hold a finance workshop on credit and budgeting aimed to help women understand and improve their credit scores. The 7 to 8:30 p.m. seminar will be held in the auditorium.


- Galaxy Hall will have a song and activity session for children age three or older and accompanying adults with Robert the Guitar Guy. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the 11 a.m. concert.

- The library will hold a "Mixing in Math: Size Riddles" enrichment session for third through sixth graders from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


- S.C.O.R.E. Westchester will hold a free business workshop on using the Internet to promote your company at 1 p.m. in the 120 Bloomingdale Road at the Department of Labor location.

- Families with children age two to five are welcome to a "pajamarama" party at the library involving a story, stuffed animals, songs and a bedtime snack. Tickets will be given out a half-an-hour before the 7 p.m. event.

- The library will hold a Safe Behind the Wheel class for teens preparing to drive from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

-The Community Development Advisory Committee will discuss the performance of last year's programs at its 7 p.m. meeting in City Hall.

- The White Plains Board of Education will host a final public forum on the superintendent's proposed 2012-2013 school budget at 7:30 p.m. in room B-1 of the high school. Parents, students and residents are welcome to share their thoughts on a $188,148,795 spending plan that would add two elementary school teachers and library staff. The district estimates the 2.07 percent property tax levy increase will raise the tax rate 1 percent and cost the average homeowner about $200 more than last year.


- The library's Galaxy Hall will hold a silly sing-along session for families with children ages three to five from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

- The Youth Bureau and Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are holding a Talent Hunt Competition for high schoolers at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., teens will showcase their singing, dancing, dramatic interpretation, poetry and visual art skills. Prizes will be given to the first, second, and third place winners. Applications, which are available at the Youth Bureau, must be submitted by March 19.

- Ridgeway invites White Plains to help finance a replacement for the school’s 24-year-old playground at a Zumba fitness class in the school gym. Admission to the 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. class is $10. Those wishing to get more familiar with Zumba can buy a 10-class packet for $90. There will be additional sessions on March 27 and 29 with more dates announced in the future. RSVP to .


- David Meister, a celebrity designer, will show off his latest eveningwear and special occasion attire at the Westchester Mall Neiman Marcus from 1 to 3 p.m. Call (914) 428-2000 ext. 2248 for more information.

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