New Castle Community eNewsletter 02/23/18


The New Castle eNewsletter

Chappaqua Rotary Club Announcement and Invitation Community Service Award

Chappaqua Rotary has announced it will give its annual Community Service Award to the SPCA of Westchester. The award is given to honor the SPCA for their great efforts to support our community.

The SPCA of Westchester is a no-kill, not-for-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless, abused and abandoned animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect through education and enforcement of humane laws. Dogs are rehabilitated, socialized, and trained. Members of our community work with the dogs to reintroduce them to being with people and living in homes. Dogs become members of the community and used as therapy dogs in nursing homes. Some of their programs include Golden Outreach, Camp Critter, low cost veterinary care (shots spaying and neutering), kids parties.

The award presentation will be part of the Rotary Club’s annual Charter Night celebration and dinner to be held at the Kittle House on Saturday, March 3, starting at 6:00pm. The cost is $70. You can pay at the door or mail checks in advance to Rotary Club of Chappaqua, PO Box 715, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Reservations and information can be obtained by phone or email to Daniel Griffin, 914-238-3734 and

The Chappaqua Orchestra Benefit Recital 2018

Join Us for a Benefit to support The Chappaqua Orchestra Crabtree’s Kittle House Eleven Kittle Rd, Chappaqua, NY Sunday March 4 at 4:30pm.

Performances by members of TCO and guest artists

Advance Ticket Purchase

$100 per person or $180 for two

To purchase tickets, please visit Benefit Tickets.

More information is available here.

Think Fit For Kids, Sunday March 4th

Bring the whole family! Join us for the 8th annual Think Fit For Kids, a fabulous community event for ALL ages, to benefit A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Club Fit Briarcliff. Register/Donate at to support pediatric brain cancer research!

Concussions: What You Need to Know

For the “Concussion Management Program” piece, please change the title to “Concussions: What You Need to Know” & use the attached graphic instead of the movie graphic

Concussions can happen to the best of us – even the hard headed ones. Northern Westchester Hospital is offering a free program on concussions at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The program will include a showing of the movie Concussion starring Will Smith. Immediately following the movie a panel of expert clinicians from Northern Westchester Hospital will lead a discussion and a Q&A session.

Saturday, 03/24/18, 1:30 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 Bedford Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

NEW: Getting Started with Backyard Poultry

This presentation by Rachel Moody, Livestock Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, offered an overview to flock management with emphasis on: pasturing flocks of poultry, management of the poultry house, selecting hens for production, common diseases of the small flock, feeding and nutrition of poultry.

NEW: Chappaqua Continuing Education Announcement and New Link for District Events Calendar

Registration continues for Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2018 classes Learn something new. . .Classes begin March 12th!Whether you’re curious about social media, looking to learn a new language, would like to play acoustic guitar, or want to improve your culinary skills, the Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2018 brochure is packed with over 90 courses in a wide range of categories to choose from.

  • Register early to ensure your spot.
  • Many classes sell out.
  • We do cancel classes for lack of enrollment, so don’t delay in expressing your interest.

Please visit for more information and to register, or call 914. 238-7201 ex 2318.We look forward to seeing you in class!

NEW: Friends of the Chappaqua Library: BOOK SALE 2018

The annual Friends of the Chappaqua Library BOOK SALE will have new dates this spring because of the planned summer library construction. Donation days: April 30 and May 1. Wednesday, May 2: Special 5 – 9pm preview for members of the Friends of the Library ($30 per year) on Wednesday, May 2. Sale days for everyone: May 3 – 5, with all books free on Sunday, May 6. Many volunteers will be needed! Stay tuned for more details closer to the event.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Events

Seminar: Designing Your Home to Sell From initial home evaluation to the closing table, learn how to edge out the competition in today’s high-tech selling market. Meet a local real estate broker, a professional stager and a mortgage banker to discuss the tips of the trade.

You will learn:

The 3 “P’s” to Success: Price, Presentation and Promotion
Our top ten tried-and-true do-it-yourself home staging tips.
What home buyers really want
The current climate of the northern Westchester real estate market
The process of closing
Thursday, Feb. 22 @ 7PM

Film: The Big Sick
Comedy · Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.
Facilitated by Carol Durst-Wertheim
Friday, Feb. 23 @ 7PM

NEW: College scholarship opportunities for seniors interested in water industry related field offered by Suez

SUEZ and the National Association of Water Companies-New York Chapter are offering five $3,000 scholarships to New York high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in a water industry-related field. The NAWC is a professional organization representing private water service companies throughout the United States. Through its scholarship program, the organization hopes to encourage young people to pursue careers in fields related to the water industry.

Students interested in applying for the five scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • United States citizen.
  • New York resident for at least 5 years.
  • Pursuing a degree at a college or university (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate student (part- or full-time).
  • Maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA grading scale.
  • Enrolling in a curriculum related to the water utility industry or related fields, such as natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, environmental law, etc.

Completed applications must be submitted by March 31

New Castle For Inclusion & Diversity Committee Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is a holiday celebrated every February. The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The New Castle For Inclusion & Diversity Committee celebrates Black History Month by remembering important people, events and achievements of African-Americans.Click here.

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – March Concerts

Nothing says I Love You this Valentines Day better than Concert Tickets. Bring your loved one the The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

Click here for Edwin McCain.

Click here for Rickie Lee Jones.

OPWDD’s Senior Companion Program

PWDD’s Senior Companion Program Become a Senior Companion Today!

Along with the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference, Senior Companions receive:

  • A tax-free stipend
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and other benefits
  • A daily meal allowance or a meal
  • Transportation or mileage reimbursement
  • Pre-service and on-going training
  • Senior companions don’t need medical or technical skills, only a willingness to share their time and talents.

The Senior Companion Program offers adults with developmental disabilities:

  • Greater community inclusion
  • A helping hand when needed
  • Socialization opportunities
  • A chance to fine-tune their daily living skills
  • A valued friendship
  • Senior Companions aren’t staff, or program aides, but people who are willing to offer support and friendship to adults with developmental disabilities.

Is becoming a Senior Companion right for you? Senior Companions must:

  • Be at least 55 years old
  • Be able to volunteer 15-40 hours per week
  • Be income eligible
  • Love to help people

INFORMATION LINE 1-(866)-946-9733

Every Person is Connected: Transition to College

NCBSA – 2018 Registration is Now Open!

New Castle Historical Society – Museum Membership Month

Town Camp – Registration Opens March 1st

New Castle Senior Program: Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season:

Exclusive Member Access With Code “CHAPP”Edwin McCain
Friday, March 9th at 8:00pm
Soulful Greenville, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter with roots in folk, pop, and Americana, Edwin McCain rose to fame with his hit song “I’ll Be”. Edwin comes to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center this March.

An Intimate Evening With: Rickie Lee Jones
Friday, March 23rd at 8:00pm
Rickie Lee Jones, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer (for Best New Artist 1980 and Best Jazz Vocal Collaboration in 1989), musician, songwriter, and producer comes to the PAC this spring. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. TICKETS

The Chappaqua Orchestra Presents: Music Is Science!
Sunday, March 25th at 3:00pm
TCO’s annual children’s concert features science educator Dr. Patrick Herak and guest conductor Douglas Droste in Music is Science, an educational and interactive concert introducing children to the orchestra, how scientific principles apply to the mechanics and sounds of musical instruments.

Mary Bridget Davies & Mia Dyson
Merging 21st century blues with classic influences, Mary Bridget Davies brings a refreshing twist to the genre. Mia Dyson is an Australian singer/ songwriter who plays with blues and roots influences. Both artists bring their strong sounds to the Chappaqua PAC this spring.

Bat Out Of Hell: A Tribute To Jim Steinman
A tribute to the music of Jim Steinman, including his work with Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and many others.

Leonardo Sandoval
Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm
Brazilian tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval, described by the Chicago Sun-Times as strong yet fine-boned, capable of authority and nuance, and praised by the New York Times for his rousing choreography, has established a reputation in the tap world and beyond for his musicality and for adding his own Brazilian flavor to the American art of tap dancing.

Calm Together
Saturday, May 12th at 3:00pm
Calm Together is a mass meditation led by Chappaqua’s own local Wellness Educator and Mindfulness Instructor, Daniel Lauter, joined by top area meditation, mindfulness, yoga and wellness teachers and performers.

Also known as Mindful Dan, Meditation DJ, for over 30 years, Daniel has lead an internationally recognized practice, composing for global meditation and mindfulness workshops with an eclectic, world-renown roster of musicians. He is an Integrative Music and Sound Practitioner within the healing arts field of Sound Therapy. He was one of the first to pioneer the experimental performance and vibrational qualities of Crystal Bowls in the United States, and has developed an extensive palette and collection of Sacred Sounds which he brings to his work. This includes didjeridu, ocarinas, rain sticks, crystal bells, crystal gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bowls, and other Objects d’sound. Stay tuned for full event lineup announcements!!

Help Wanted

Please consider joining one of our volunteer committees. Click on the names to learn more. Here is the application to apply. Please email the completed application to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro,

Recreation & Parks Winter Catalog

The New Castle Recreation & Parks Department is offering some great recreation programming this Winter. Continue to check back as we will continue to add more and more programs for kids, adults and seniors. Stay active in 2018! View Catalog here.

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The Recreation Department works to continually bring new programs and events to the community, and as a result some new programs/events may be added after finalizing the program brochure. If you would like to stay informed of all department happenings, please subscribe to the “RecNews” e-mail list by clicking here.