NEW CASTLE, N.Y. Every week, many New Castle organizations and committees hold community events or convene for public meetings. Here is the New Castle community calendar for the week:
- Potters at the New Castle Art Center in Chappaqua will be donating their skills to charity on Monday for an Empty Bowls event designed to raise awareness and funds for local organizations working to alleviate hunger. According to organizer Penny Vane, the dinner will begin at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua. Bowls will be sold to attendees for $25 with 100 percent of the proceeds being directly donated to local food pantries.
- A book discussion of "Fragile Beasts" will be led Barbara Bernstein, a retired reading specialist, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Chappaqua Library.
- The New Castle Town Board and the Millwood Task Force will come together at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday for a joint meeting at Westorchard School in Chappaqua.
- The Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education will meet for a public session at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday in the Academic Commons of Horace Greeley High School.
- Trained members of AARP will be offering tax help from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Chappaqua Library. The help is geared toward people with middle and low income, with special attention given to those age 60 and older. Residents in need of help must bring a copy of last year's tax return, W-2 forms from all employers, unemployment compensation statements, SSA-1099 forms if you were paid Social Security benefits, all 1099 forms, all forms indicating federal income tax paid, dependent care provider information, all receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions and Social Security numbers for all dependents.
- The Chappaqua Library is holding a 19th century literature workshop at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The workshop will be led by English teacher Jacqueline Reichman and will focus on chapters 1 through 33 of "David Copperfield." The event is free and open to the public.
- The Chappaqua Library will continue to focus on tea in its Menu in the Movies series with a showing of "Tea with Mussolini" at 7 p.m. on Friday. The event will be led by food author Carol Durst, who will also be providing a variety of tea for a tasting. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library and is free and open to the public.
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