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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Scarsdale Honors Veterans, Teens Participate in NaNoWriMo at Library

A roundup of activities around town for Friday, Nov. 11.

1. Happy Veterans Day! Scarsdale will honor those who've served their country with two events hosted by American Legion Post 52. At 9:30 a.m., a short parade and ceremony will be held at Boniface Circle, and a second ceremony at the Village's Memorial Gardens will honor recently-deceased veterans Charlie Reinwald, George Gorenson and John S. Burrows at 11 a.m.

2. Young writers such as Anne Frank, S.E. Hinton and Mary Shelley are proof that creativity knows no age limit -- and so is today's "Write-In" at the . National Novel Writing Month, an online event where writers are challenged to complete a novel by the end of November, will be celebrated by local teenagers as they swing by the SPL between 1-4 p.m. today to brainstorm, share ideas and hone their craft. The Teen Advisory Board will also provide brain fuel to all attendees by holding a bake sale. Visit National Novel Writing Month's official website for more information. 

3. Westchester Reform Temple will host a  featuring guest speaker Ruth W. Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) today between 7:45-10 p.m. Messinger will deliver a speech, “Fighting Hunger in a World of Plenty: Repairing Our Global Food System,” focusing on the politics of the global food crisis. This event is free to the public. Call the Temple at (914) 723-7727, email office@wrtemple.org or visit their website for more information. 

4. It's almost Thanksgiving, which for many means that they've already mentally planned their turkey dinner and fast-forwarded their thoughts toward the upcoming Hanukkah and Christmas holiday seasons. Help your kids prepare for their December festivities by signing them up for a  for ages 7 and up at the today between 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. There, participants will use professional materials to create three or more festive cards with accompanying envelopes. This workshop is drop-in, but space is limited. Call (914) 722-1289 or visit the Center's website for more information. The workshop costs $30.

5. Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center (WRT ECC) will host a free this morning to give moms, dads and caregivers a safe space for their tots to play with peers… and a much-needed break, too. This drop-in program will take place today from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bagels & Babies is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and all sessions take place at Early Childhood Center’s Library. For more information call the Early Childhood Center office at (914) 723-7727, visit the Temple's website or email questions to Anna Stampfli at anna@joshstampfli.com.


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