Editor's note: There is a listing of Halloween events in a separate article in this week's issue.
Wednesday, October 25: The Song Pipers of Bronxville invite area residents to an open house/rehearsal at 10:00 am at The Reformed Church of Bronxville in Fellowship Hall on Midland Avenue across from the fire station. This musical therapy group was formed after World War II to brighten the day for returning veterans and continues to perform today for a varied audience. For more information, call Jackie Bunn at 914-793-5166.
Wednesday, October 25: Bronxville residents Lawrence Dutton and Elizabeth Lim-Dutton will receive the President's Award for Excellence in Service to the Community at Concordia College's 36th Annual Community Dinner with cocktails starting at 6:15 pm at the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on the campus of the college. The event recognizes outstanding civic leadership and celebrates the college's strong partnership with the community.
Wednesday, October 25: Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care will be holding its annual Better than Cooking Dinner fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Bronxville Field Club. For more information, call 914-787-5001.
Thursday, October 26: The Bronxville Public Library will be hosting a lecture at 7:00 pm by Tom Lecky, proprietor of Riverrun Books and Manuscripts in Hastings-on-Hudson, for a general introduction to the world of books, the keys to examining and understanding rarity and value, and tips on how to think like a seasoned collector. Valuation of books will be available at the end of the lecture if time allows (one book per guest). Previously, Mr. Lecky served as head of the New York Books and Manuscripts Department of Christie's auction house. Registration is required; call 914-337-7680, ext. 24, or email
Saturday, October 28: The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo will be presenting a Polka/Oktoberfest performance at the Bronxville Public Library at 3:00 pm. This will be an educational and musical program featuring Central European and American waltzes, polkas, and marches. For more information, go to www.bronxvillelibrary.org or call 914-337-7680.
Sunday, October 29: Concordia College and Village Lutheran Church will hold a concert at 4:00 pm in the church in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The concert will feature music by Lutheran composers. The performers will be soloists and small groups from the Bronxville community, plus the Concordia Chancel Choir and Chapel School Select Choir, culminating in a performance of the Bach cantata "Nun danket alle Gott," BWV 192. Admission is free and a reception will follow. A collection will also be taken for hurricane relief. For more information, go to http://www.vlc-ny.org/ or call 914-337-0207.
Monday, October 30: Retired New York Times reporter Gerald Eskenazi will give a presentation titled "Words I Wasn't Allowed to Use at the New York Times--But Did Anyway," in which he will take a look at the sometimes prissy rules regarding reporting that the Gray Lady had and how, in a rollicking 44-year career, he sidestepped them. This program will take place at the Bronxville Public Library at 3:00 pm and was rescheduled from May of 2017. For more information, go to www.bronxvillelibrary.org or call 914-337-7680.
Wednesday, November 1: Dr. Heath W. Carter, associate professor of history at Valparaiso University, will present a lecture titled "Semper Reformanda: Church and Spirit in an Unjust World" as part of Concordia College's Jacobson Global Lecture Series. The lecture is in keeping with the college's year of themed events celebrating the 500th anniversary of The Reformation and will be held at 7:00 pm at the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on the campus of Concordia College. This event is free and open to all; registration can be made by calling 914-337-9300, ext. 2195, or by clicking here.
Photo by N. Bower
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