OSSINING WEEKLY WEB BLAST Nov. 27, 2019
Village & Town Information
The Ossining Recreation & Parks Department has many great upcoming Special Events and program offerings that are now open for registration. 

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Upcoming Programs in the Village and Town of Ossining
Ossining’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
What:  See the full vendor schedule at downtoearthmarkets.com .
When: Saturday from 8:30AM-1PM 
Where: Near Market Square at the corner of Spring & Main Streets, Ossining, NY
November
Ossining's Thanksgiving Dinner
What: THANKSGIVING DINNER - for the 34rd year, the Ossining Presbyterian Church, 34 South Highland Avenue (opposite the Ossining High School) will be the scene of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner party. Everyone is invited! Last year, more than 200 meals were served, some of which were delivered to home-bound folks.
When: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 at noon.
Where: Presbyterian Church, 34 S. Highland Avenue, opposite the Ossining High School.
Info: The menu is home-made traditional, with the highlight being roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and yummy apple and pumpkin pies. The Scarborough Presbyterian Church, The Briarcliff Congregational Church, and The Ossining Presbyterian Church work together to make this happen and many community friends pitch in to help. No charge for the meal - just come!
Contact: If you can help, or you want a meal delivered, call The Ossining Presbyterian Church office: 941-0540. You can leave a message.
December
Ossining Historical Society Museum
What: Ossining Historical Society Military History Genealogy Program Speaker: Joyce Sharrock Cole
Interested in researching your family members military history? Come learn how to develop and execute an effective research plan for obtaining military records. This discussion will reveal invaluable online/offline resources and tips on how to get past those dreaded words "the file burned in a fire" from the National Archives. Joyce has successfully researched her family members’ service records and will share her tips with attendees. 
***At the conclusion of the program we will be picking the lucky winner of our fall 50/50 fundraiser.  
When: Saturday December 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: 196 Croton Avenue
Info:  ohsm@optimum.net Cost: Free but donations accepted Click here for event flyer
Information
Ossining’s Museum in the Streets (MITS)
What: MITS is a free, self-guided walking tour and consists of 25 numbered panels with images and explanatory text about the architecturally and historically significant buildings within the Downtown Ossining Historic District. 
When: On a 24/7 basis
Where: The tour starting point is located on the north side of the Ossining Open Door Medical Center at 247 Main St. in Downtown Ossining. However visitors one can also begin at any of the numbered panels and take as few or as many panels as desired.
Contact: miguel.hdz@verizon.net for further information



Green Ossining Launches ‘Green Ossining Sustainability Partnership
Toys for Tots will have a drop off location at Village Hall from November 1 - December 16, 2019.
The donation box will be located inside the Clerk's office on the first floor @ 16 Croton Ave.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Ossining Food Pantry:Asking for Your Support
What: Recently furloughed or laid-off? Having trouble making ends meet? We know it's been a difficult year. The Ossining Food Pantry is here to help residents of Ossining and Briarcliff Manor. We are a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to helping our neighbors in need. If you and your family are in need of food assistance, please visit with our friendly volunteers at Trinity Church in downtown Ossining (7 South Highland Avenue.) We distribute non-perishable food items on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:00PM) and Friday mornings (10:00AM-Noon.) We have a warm and welcoming atmosphere. **Please consider making an on-line donation to help Ossining Food Pantry feed our neighbors in need. A one-time or reoccurring monthly donation will be greatly appreciated. We are 100% volunteer organization. Virtually all of your donation will go toward the cost of food for the needy.
Info: Follow this link to our web site: Click here for flyer
Contact: Ossining Food Pantry, P.O. Box 869, Ossining, NY 10562 or call 914-762-5510 and leave a voicemail message and a volunteer will return your call.
St. Matthews Headstart Daycare Early Headstart & Headstart Program
What: High quality research based curriculum, screenings and services to support healthy development and promote school readiness; family support, nutrition, guidance and access to community resources.
Hours: Head Start Hours 9:00 – 3:00pm/Daycare Hours 7:00-9:00am & 3:00-6:00pm
Info: Income Eligible Click here for flyer
Contact: For more information contact St. Matthew’s at 914-941-1715
Ossining Athletic Booster Club
What: The Ossining Athletic Booster Club is a not-for-profit volunteer organization established in 2001 to promote the athletic programs of the Ossining School District, recognize their achievements, and support Ossining's student-athletes and coaches by funding items not in the school budget and awarding scholarships to worthy graduating seniors of Ossining Athletic Booster Club members and donors.
Jazz the Lodge
What: Jazz at the Lodge is a year-round live music venue presenting Jazz, Blues, R&B and ethnically focused genres performed by local and metro New York musicians.
When: Selected Thursday and Saturday nights
Where: Ossining Elks Lodge 1486, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: John Codman III, Curator, Jazz at the Lodge 917-488-7187 Find us on Facebook at Jazz at the Lodge jazzatthelodge@gmail.com https://www.jazzatthelodge.com/ 
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Admissions Test -TACHS PREP CLASSES & BOOT CAMPS
What: Prepare with us for the TACHS – Test for Admissions to Catholic High Schools. This course will heavily concentrate on the Reading, Language, Mathematics and Reasoning skills covered on the TACHS Examination. During class, students will practice timing, test taking strategies and extensive drill and review of all TACHS Exam topics. Register online at https://www.eduscapeassociates.com/tachs-exam-prep-classes/
When: Fall 2019-Check website for schedule of Classes/Boot Camps
Where: WESTCHESTER & BRONX Ossining Public Library, Ossining NY Sacred Heart School, Hartsdale, NY
St. Margaret of Cortona School, Riverdale, NY 
Info: Click here for event flyer Register for 2 Classes or Class & Boot Camp(s) and SAVE $10. Enter code: scholar at checkout. 
Contact: Eduscape College & Test Prep Dr. Gayle Marchica, Principal Mobile/Text 914.886.5043 Office 914.941.4148 info@EduscapeAssociates.com
Soccer skills private training (ages 4-15), group classes for kids (ages 2-10)
What:  Soccer skills training, individual, partner or group training sessions available for all ages and skill levels. Soccer classes provided for ages, provide instruction in soccer fundamentals via a fun and supportive environment! Your child will be motivated from creative, high energy and level appropriate activities, serving as a great introduction to soccer, and helping your child master developmental milestones. Our specially designed soccer curriculum is age-appropriate, and incorporates individual, partner and team activities. We keep our classes small, so that every child receives the attention they need to thrive. In addition to soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting on target, your child will learn discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork, in a personalized setting where all children are valued. 
Where: At a nearby field, or your home!
When: To be scheduled for a time that works for you
Contact: GO TEAM! Soccer Academy, Caroline Turner President carolinegoteam@gmail.com or 914-329-5716.
Therapeutic Foster Parents NEEDED
What: Family Services of Westchester is looking for individuals who are interested in learning about becoming a Therapeutic Foster Care Parent! We are looking for loving people willing to open their homes and hearts to a child in need of a stable, safe home environment. 
Contact: Please contact Melissa Aversa, Home-finder & Recruitment Specialist at (914) 358-5828
Volunteers Needed - English-Spanish Translators  
What: The Ossining School District needs volunteers! Volunteering offers an opportunity to serve the community and can be a rich, rewarding experience. The district is seeking bilingual English-Spanish volunteers to serve as translators at district and school events. These events include but are not limited to, parent-teacher conferences, parent engagement nights and college fairs. We are dedicated to ensuring all members of our diverse community have equal access to Info and can fully participate in the educational life of their children. An Infoal flier is attached. Please kindly share this Info with members of your agency and/or community. Individuals with some time to serve as a translator and who are interested in making a difference may fill out an online form to be added to the district’s translator database. We welcome and greatly appreciate your help! 
When: Ongoing 
Where: Ossining Union Free School District 
Contact: Ms. Ferzeen Shamsi at (914) 762-5830, ext. 4309
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEIGHBORS LINK: Ossining Site
What: Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers for its Ossining Site. Programs include ESL tutoring and a Parent Child Together class. We offer great training to our volunteers as well.
When: MONDAYS: 10-12: ESL tutoring 1-3: Parent Child Together Class FRIDAYS: 10-12: ESL tutoring
Contact: Amy Werner, Volunteer Manager at awerner@neighborslink.org if you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer team. https://www.facebook.com/NeighborsLink/ https://www.neighborslink.org/
Mike Risko Music now accepting Winter Registration 
What: Mike Risko Music, just named a Top 100 Music School/Store in the world by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is now accepting registration for Winter session music lessons.
When: Call or email today to schedule a free trial and/or find out about our programs
Where: All programs are offered at Mike Risko Music right here in Ossining.
Info: Design your own schedule and take music lessons on any instrument or voice in our state of the art studios. All ages, levels and instruments are welcome! We even have programs for adults.
Contact: Mike Risko Music Mail@riskomusic.com www.mikeriskomusicschool.com 144 Croton Avenue Ossining NY 10562 914-762-8757
Dale Cemetery Heritage Trail: A Walk Through Ossining’s History
What: What do Sonny Sharrock, Benjamin Brandreth and Ida Foshay have in common? They are all on the Dale Cemetery Heritage Trail, a free, self-guided tour through Ossining’s historic Dale Cemetery. A project of the Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy, the trail features the stories of prominent individuals and families, as well as those who played a role in everyday Ossining life.Trail Maps are available at trailhead signs located at the cemetery entrances.
Where: Dale Cemetery 104 Havell Street Ossining, New York 10562
When: Everyday from dawn to dusk.
Contact: Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy at ohcc10562@gmail.com  Dale Cemetery Office (914) 941-1155
NAACP
What: An ongoing general monthly membership meeting held every second Thursday of the month. Topics of discussion include community and civic related events with the inclusion of invited guest speakers to give educational information on a variety of subjects that are impactful for our community.
When: EVERY 2nd Thursday of the Month 6:30pm
Where: THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH @ 304 Spring Street, Ossining, NY 10562
The Healing Circle: Relax, Restore, and Return to Balance
What: Join us in a Circle for a Restorative Healing Touch and Reiki Healing. This is a subtle healing practice that supports body, mind, and spirit, prompts an overall calming, balancing, and healing response that enhances health and well-being. Those new to Healing Touch and/or Reiki will receive an individual or group energy healing. Healing Touch and Reiki practitioners will participate in Healing Touch and Reiki exchanges.
When: Second Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30pm
Where: The Center at Mariandale, 299 N. Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY
Info: Virginia Bartlett and Beryl Hay More information and registration
Theater O Winter Classes!
What: Theater O offers classes in all things theater for children ages 3+:  From Acting to directing, play writing to design, Improv! to Musical Theater and more. Our faculty is comprised of seasoned professionals who excel in their craft. Listen, Learn, Imagine, Perform & Join the Play. Middle School and Pre-K/K classes resume 12/2. Elementary Classes resume 1/13. High School Auditions are 12/6-8. visit www.theatero.org.  
Where: Theater O @ 25 State St, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: (914) 487-4322
Fall Youth Music Program for Kids 4-17
What: The Youth Music Program provides small group lessons for kids (ages 4-17) in singing, drumming and guitar, and instruction in how to practice, how to audition and in etiquette for performance – plus snacks and supervised play. The Youth Music Program is for the benefit of children from the community at large. It does not include religious content.
When: Mondays and Fridays, beginning Friday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Dec. 6 (concert), 3-5 PM
Where: Parish Hall, St. Paul’s on the Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY 10562 
Contact: St. Paul’s on the Hill Church Office 914.941.6627, stpaulsganung@gmail.com

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Religious Organizations
Contemplative Prayer Thursday
What: Each Thursday, from 11:30 am until noon, we gather as spiritual companions seeking God’s guidance. Come join us in prayer for peace, for yourself, for others, and for the world. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the main chapel at the Mariandale Center.
When: Every Thursday, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY
Contact: Mariandale Center, 914-941-4455, www.mariandale.org , mariandale@ophope.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Ossining Prison Ministry, Inc.
What: Volunteers for a hospitality program at the Sing Sing Correctional facility that is held
When: Saturdays, Sundays, and most major holidays; from 8am to 11 am or 12pm to 2:30pm.
Where: Sing Sing Correctional Facility 354 Hunter Street, Ossining NY 10562
Info: Our organization provides hospitality to the visitors who come to visit their loved ones. We also provide toys, puzzles, and games to the people in the facility to help normalize the visiting time.
Contact: Dorothée Caulfield, Director, Ossining Prison Ministry, Inc. deaconfee@gmail.com
Handel's Messiah Sing-Along
What:  Sing Handel's Messiah with the New Westchester Symphony Orchestra
When:  3:00 p.m. on December 1, 2019
Where:  Briarcliff Congregational Church 30 South State Rd. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Contact:  ayman3575@yahoo.com
Ossining Community Christmas Crib Dedication
What:  Annual Dedication of the Christmas Crib
When:  Sunday December 15, 2019 at 2pm
Where:  House of Refuge Apostolic Church----formerly Washington School, Corner of Croton Ave. & Todd Pl.
Info:  To help defray the cost of maintaining the figures donations can be made payable to 
"The Ossining Community Christmas Crib" can be sent to Bonnie Marconi 7 Nelson Ave, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  Bonnie Marconi (914)941-6013