Calendar of Events
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At Home on the Sound programs are currently held online.
Login information is distributed to all members.
Members: if you need login credentials for a program, call the office at: 914-899-3150.
Zoom Get-Together: At Home on the Sound WomenWednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:00pm
This evening get-together just for the ladies meets every two weeks and is moderated by Penny Oberg. Mark your calendar and look forward to an evening opportunity to converse and catch up.
This program will be presented via Zoom. Login information will be circulated before the event.
Online Men's Discussion GroupFriday, May 14, 2021, 1:30pm
Enjoy easy-going conversation on topics of mutual interest. Men - if you haven't participated in the group before, drop in and check it out.
German Conversation Group for Members and VolunteersTuesday, May 18, 2021, 2:00pm
Kommen Sie und sprechen Sie Deutsch mit uns! Join a Zoom session of German conversation with a wonderful group of members and volunteers. New participants are encouraged to join in, even if your German conversation skills are a little rusty.
Weather-permitting, this group will meet outside in-person. Otherwise, login information will be circulated before the event. Details will be emailed.
Battle of the Sexes - UpdatedTuesday, May 25, 2021, 4:00pm
For over 400 years, William Shakespeare’s plays and poems have lived on.
Who does not recognize, “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore are thou?” or “Out, Out, Dammed spot!” or “How do I love thee, let me count the ways”?
Certainly, one of Shakespeare’s major subjects is his examination of love and marriage. These themes have been reworked over the eras by changing the endings of plays or presenting original text in a different time periods.
Today, there is trend to fictionalize Shakespeare’s life story such as the recently popular book Hamnet or to adapt a play into a novels. In fact, Penguin Random House Press has already published 7 novels by contemporary literary novelists who based a novel on a play.
Author Anne Tyler chose to rework The Taming of a Shrew by writing Vinegar Girl. In some ways, Tyler is offering a somewhat sanitized update on the play.
Frances Gilmore will host a lecture comparing the original play to the modern novel. After receiving an NEA grant to study Shakespeare, Gilmore began an Adult School class called Reading Shakespeare Aloud. The class met at Scarsdale and Bronxville Adult Schools and now meets at Eastchester Library reading two plays a year.
Both the play and the novel are available at the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Public Libraries, if you would like to read them before the lecture.
This program will be presented via Zoom. Login information will be circulated.
Our community libraries offer numerous programs for adults each month. Access their calendars here:
Tuesday Lecture: "East 81st Street Comes to Life"Tuesday, June 8, 4:00pm
Retired television writer and producer Don Epstein is working on a book of short stories called East 81st. He'll read four of the stories for us in this program.
The book’s title refers to the fact that although the stories are unrelated, one or more characters in each tale lives in one of the high-rise apartment buildings that line both of sides of East 81st Street in New York City, from Fifth Avenue to the East River. Though technically fiction, each of the stories is, as they say in the movies, “based on true events.”
Don Epstein enjoyed a 45-year-career as a writer and producer of network TV shows, and his resume includes dozens of annual event specials as well as game and talk shows. He is now retired and lives in Naples, Florida with his wife Ruth, an award-winning artist.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us. Zoom login information will be circulated.
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Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels program provides a nutritious midday meal to senior citizens living in the Town of Mamaroneck, Village of Mamaroneck, and Village of Larchmont who are home-bound and unable to prepare meals for themselves. Any resident age 60 or older who is home-bound, ill, disabled, and/or convalescing, and is unable to prepare meals, may be eligible.
To determine your eligibility, please call 914-381-7840 and ask for Alicia.
Online Support Group for Caregivers 65+ Who Care for Spouses/PartnersThursday mornings, 10:30am
In collaboration with At Home on the Sound, the Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center offers weekly online gatherings for those who care for spouses/partners who are living with chronic or serious illness. This is a way to connect and socialize with others who face similar challenges.
To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Counseling Center at 914-698-7549. A link will be sent to you to join the next session. The Counseling Center can also help you set up the technology to participate. Inquire when you contact them.
At Home on the Sound Public Programs on LMC-TVWednesday/Thursday- 6pm, midnight, 6am noonIf you've missed attending our public programs at Larchmont Avenue Church, you can watch the broadcasts on LMC-TV: Cablevision channel 75 or FiOs channel 36 every Wednesday at 6:00pm and repeated at midnight, then on Thursdays at 6:00am and noon.