MAMARONECK, L.A. -- From speakers on disabilities advocacy to the 39th Annual Shakespeare Festival, there is a variety of events going on this week in Mamaroneck and Larchmont.
Tuesday, March 5
After School Stories at the Mamaroneck Public Library: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. This afternoon event consists of stories, songs, and games age appropriate for the early school aged child. Caregivers are not required to attend but must be available for pick-up at the end of the program. Free. In the Programming Room. The Mamaroneck Public Library is at 136 Prospect Ave.
Wednesday, March 6
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony At MDxpress: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mamaroneck's new urgent-care center opens its doors with an event that includes activities and fun for kids, prizes and more. Free. MDxpress is at 1030 W. Boston Post Road.
"Thinking Differently About Learning" at Mamaroneck High School: 7 p.m. Author and disabilities activist David Flink will speak about education and learning disabilities. Flink is the co-founder or Eye to Eye, a mentoring movement for students who learn differently. The program will take place in the MHS Auditorium. Free. Suitable for kids in grades 4 and up. Mamaroneck High School is at 1000 W. Boston Post Road.
Thursday, March 7
Stranger Than Fiction Book Group: 7 p.m. The book to be discussed is "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson." Free. No registration required. The Larchmont Public Library is at 121 Larchmont Ave. in Larchmont.
Mamaroneck High School Shakespeare Festival: 7:30 p.m. The Semi-Royal Shakespeare Company, the oldest continuous high school Shakespeare troupe in the United States, is putting on its 39th year of performances in Mamaroneck. Nearly 100 students are participating in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Winter's Tale." Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults and can be purchased at tables set up in the overpass on the second floor of the high school, March 4 to 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Shows take place in the Hommocks Auditorium and run through March 10. Visit www.semiroyalshakespeareco.com for more performance information and exact schedule.
Girl Rising Screening at the Emelin Theatre: 7:30 p.m. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group, "Girl Rising" tells the story of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other injustices. With the power of education, they are able to change the course of their lives. Tickets are $10. The Emelin Theatre is at 153 Library Lane.
Friday, March 8
The NY Disabilities Film Festival at the Emelin Theatre: 7:30 p.m. The 5th annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival will take place in New York in more than 25 venues including the Emelin Theatre. The festival will feature more than 20 NY premieres of internationally acclaimed films, and bring to the public the lives and stories of the largest minority in America – the disabled community. Films being shown are "Be My Brother," directed by Genevieve Clay, and "Imagine," directed by Andrzej Jakimowski. Tickets are $15.