VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For just one to two hours per week, you can make a huge difference in the life of a child. JCY - Westchester Community Partners, a Division of the Family Service Society of Yonkers (JCY-WCP) is running eTutoring programs online to help children with their remote assignments during the 2020-21 school year. The programs match caring mentors with students on a one-to-one basis to help them with their assignments during the pandemic. For more information, please contact Madeline Finesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org TUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBER Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library’s website: http://www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org, on Tuesdays, September 22nd & 29th; October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th and November 3rd & 10th to see and hear Ms. Tee share songs, stories and more! Ms. Tee misses seeing the children and families from Port Chester and Rye Brook and looks forward to them tuning in for all the fun! WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9 Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Lincoln Ave., New Rochelle Welcomes Back our Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:30 P.M. Please tell your Neighbors and Friends who you feel can benefit from the Blessing that the Mobile Food Pantry brings to our Community. Mrs. Nancy Claiborn, President-Senior Missionary Ministry. Dr. DeQuincey M. Hentz, Pastor THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7 until 8:30 pm ET. Zoom panel on Losing Our Homes: The Destruction of Community, Culture and Identity. In this perfect storm of economic and pandemic crisis, millions of people run the risk of displacement through evictions, foreclosures, gentrification, and ethnic cleansing. Rashida Tyler, Founder of The REAL Kingston Tenants Union and Board Member of Citizen Action of New York, and Talal Jabari, Palestinian journalist and documentary filmmaker, will each make a short statement, including their own personal observations of displacement. We will then open the panel up to questions. To register in advance for this Zoom meeting go to https://mideastcrisis.org. Sponsored by Jewish Voice For Peace - Hudson Valley, Middle East Crisis Response, Women in Black - New Paltz, and NYC Veterans For Peace. NOW THRU SEPTEMBER 11 In honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Westchester County Executive George Latimer will join with Volunteer New York! to host the 10th annual “9/11: Serve + Remember.” Volunteer opportunities will be available starting Tuesday, August 18 through Friday, September 11 with a major focus on a special #911day Covid-19 Relief Healthy Food Drive initiative throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. This community-wide action event is sponsored by Robison Oil. Additional #911DAY DIY (Do-it-yourself) volunteer opportunities that can be done from home include making protective face masks for those in need, writing letters to our troops overseas and making no-sew fleece blankets for children’s hospitals. DIY project supplies will be provided for free upon registration and available for no-contact pickup on a first come, first served basis and while supplies last. Volunteer New York! Executive Director Jeanette Gisbert said: “Every volunteer on September 11, 2001 risked something by showing up to help. On this #911DAY we call on all New Yorkers to show up in this same spirit of resilience and community once again ready to give in whatever way they can. You don’t have to go it alone either, consider getting your family, office or friends to join you. We’re stronger together.” Volunteers are also invited to a special panel discussion that will be presented virtually on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm with nonprofit leaders and food insecurity experts as they look into the alarming state of hunger in our community in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.Online registration for any/all of these #911Day opportunities is required and will be available at volunteernewyork.org/service. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 The Town of Greenburgh Department of Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to bring your pooch to the Annual “Dog Days of Summer” dog swim! This is always one of the most popular and fun events of the year. Because of COVID-19 restrictions we are handling this differently this year. Info below. Have fun! DATE: Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 9:00am-4:00pm (weather pending, postponement date TBD). Reservations will be required (one session per household). 3 sessions – 9am-11am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 2pm-4pm. Max 30 dogs per session. LOCATION: Anthony F. Veteran Park (11 Olympic Lane, Ardsley) Interactive (Kiddie) Pool. FEE: $10.00 per dog (max 2 people per dog). Resident registration begins 8/24, Non-resident begins 9/1. All registrations will be online at: https://secure.rec1.com/NY/town-of-greenburgh/catalog. NO REFUNDS. COVID: Face coverings must be worn at all times in the pool area. Touch surfaces will be disinfected between sessions. All dogs must be licensed and have all current vaccinations. There will be no “small dog” area this year. All dogs will be mixed together. Proceeds from the event go to the “Friends of the East Rumbrook Dog Park Association” For more information, please contact P.J. Murphy (914) 989-1822 or email her at email@example.com. PAUL FEINER TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Kathy Meany, President, League of Women Voters of Westchester“Fighting Voter Suppression” Voting rights are under attack. In recent years, politicians in dozens of states have erected intentional barriers to our right to vote, including forcing discriminatory voter ID and proof-of-citizenship restrictions on eligible voters, reducing polling plan hours in communities of color, cutting early voting opportunities, and illegally purging voters from the rolls. The League of Women Voters is at the forefront of the most important federal and state voting rights cases around the country, actively opposing discriminatory voter photo ID laws, fighting attacks against the voter registration process, and holding lawmakers accountable when they try to institute last-minute Election Day barriers. LWV is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. Kathy Meany’s passion is to advocate for voters’ rights and educate all regarding the importance of understanding the issues, developing an opinion, taking a stand, and expressing those views. Join us for a discussion of voter suppression in today’s challenging environment, and what New York State is doing to support voters. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88395789375?pwd=M0xodkZLZ3N4RFJ5LzJRcmJuQmh2dz09 Meeting ID: 883 9578 9375 Password: 870012; One tap mobile for New York +19292056099,,88395789375#,,,,0#,,870012# Land line for New York +1 929 205 6099 WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30 The Census Bureau plans to end its count of the U.S. population one month early on 9/30. You deserve to be counted; do it online! You can self-respond to the census online at https://my2020census.gov/ or over the phone in English by dialing 844-330-2020 or in Spanish at 844-468-2020. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Presidential debate - The 2020 presidential candidates will debate for the first time. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 Vice presidential debate - The 2020 vice presidential candidates will meet for their only debate. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 Presidential debate - The 2020 presidential candidates will debate for the second time.