914 Datebook, October 2011: Business-Related Events, Workshops, Lectures, Seminars, and Networking Opportunities in Westchester County
TUESDAY, 10/4 2011
Spirit of Westchester and Putnam Awards – 5-8 pm Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion, 81 Highland Ave, Tarrytown. United Way of Westchester and Putnam will announce this year’s recipients of the Spirit of Westchester and Putnam Awards. The Spirit awards are the most prestigious awards presented by United Way of Westchester and Putnam and are presented in five categories: community, corporate, labor, partnership, and leadership.
The awards will be followed by the Top Chefs in Sleepy Hollow Country dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $50. To purchase, visit http://www.uwwp.org/topchefs.htm
Power of the Purse – 6:30 p.m., LIFE: The Place to Be, 2 Lawrence St, Ardsley. Girls Inc. of
Westchester County is hosting this high-fashion fundraising fête, which will encourage guests to invest in the next generation of women leaders by supporting Girls Inc. programs that aim to help Westchester girls develop economic literacy and financial independence. Hosted by well-known financial journalist and book author Jean Chatzky, Power of the Purse will include a live auction and a fashion show featuring young ladies from Girls Inc. modeling one-of-a-kind handbags created by prominent designers like b. michael and Everick Brown. Girls Inc. is a 145-year-old national nonprofit organization with 90 chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
Business Council of Westchester Annual Dinner: Featuring Pat Buchanan and Eleanor Clift – 5:30 pm, Hilton Rye Town, 699 Westchester Ave, Rye Brook. Come hear two of the leading voices in political commentary. A senior advisor to three presidents—Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan—Pat Buchanan is one of the most recognized conservative voices in politics today. Leading liberal television pundit, author, and contributing editor for Newsweek, Eleanor Clift reports on
bipartisanship, women in politics, healthcare, and other pressing issues. Register online at www.westchesterny.org.
Spinning for Families – Club Fit, 600 Bank Rd, Jefferson Valley. Volunteers will be cycling at Club Fit in Jefferson Valley to raise funds for the Maggie Rose Perinatal Bereavement Program at Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam. Spinners are encouraged to get pledges, and those interested in making donations to the event can do so online at www.vnahv.org by designating funds for the Maggie Rose Program. This is the second annual Spin event. To participate as a spinner, please call (914) 666-4228 ext. 211 or visit www.vnahv.org.
White Plains Hospital Scarecrow Festival - 10-11:30 am, noon-1:30 pm and 2-3:30 pm. (Behind) Kids’ B.A.S.E., 307 Mamaroneck Rd, Scarsdale. White Plains Hospital invites you to come celebrate fall with the whole family at the annual Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by the Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital. This event allows families to build, dress, and accessorize life-sized scarecrows and take them home. Everything you need to create your scarecrow will be provided, including shirts,
pants, neckties, hats, adorable accessories, and, of course—straw. Scarecrow specialists will be on hand to help families stuff, tie, and decorate their scarecrows. Each scarecrow will go home with its own birth certificate. Entertainment, arts and crafts for the kids, a bake sale, and fun raffles are included in the day’s festivities. To register or to receive additional information, visit www.wphospital.org, and click on “Scarecrow Registration” on the homepage, or call (914) 681-1119.