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5 Things for the Week Ahead: Shakespeare, Un-gala and 'Assassins'

A guide to what's going on in the region the week of April 23, 2012.

5 Things for the Week Ahead: Shakespeare, Un-gala and 'Assassins'

1. 31st annual Administrative Professionals' Day Luncheon of New Rochelle
Where/When: , 400 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, Tuesday, April 24 at 11:45 a.m.
Why go: The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Sponsors the annual Administrative Professionals' Luncheon where the backbone of the business community is recognized. Cocktail hour with a cash bar is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the luncheon, awards and raffles from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 914-632-5700 or e-mail rmonreal@newrochellechamber.org.
Pricing: $30.

2. Tea and Sonnets
Where/When: , 265 Clove Rd., New Rochelle, Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
Why go: The New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents Tea and Sonnets, an evening of creative wordplay at the Museum of Arts & Culture: The public is invited to share original poetry or prose in the spirit of Shakespeare. The event, which is part of the Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival, is free and open to the public.
Pricing: Free.

3. The College of New Rochelle Presents 3rd Inaugural Lecture
Where/When: , 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, Wednesday, April 25 at 5 p.m.
Why go: Celebrating the Inauguration of the college’s 13th president, Judith Huntington, Susan Moley, Director of Wellness for PepsiCo, will speak on the topic “Evolving a Culture of Wellness” in the Sweeny Student Center on the Main Campus of CNR. Moley’s lecture will address challenges and opportunities that one global corporation, Pepsico, faces as it strives to evolve a “culture of wellness” within its organization.
Pricing: Free.

4. Westchester Residential Opportunities Un-Gala Film Event Charity Fund Raiser
Where/When: , 175 Wolfs Ln., Pelham, Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m.
Why go: Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. is a non-profit housing agency focusing on discrimination, equal rights, fair housing and segregation. The Un-Gala will feature a silent auction, raffle, celebrity guest speaker and film premiere. For further info: Please contact:  aklausner@wroinc.org.
Pricing:  Tickets start at $85.

5.  College of New Rochelle Drama Presents Assassins
Where/When: , 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, Thursday, April 26 & Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. 
Why go: CNR Drama presents Stephen Sondheim’s stirring and surprisingly patriotic musical “Assassins.” With a book by John Weidman, and based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr., “Assassins” delves into the lives and circumstances that drove nine men and women to attempt (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect popular music of the times, from the 1860s to the 1980s. They’re all here, from Booth to Hinckley. The cast of actors from is from New York and the surrounding communities. 
Pricing: $25, general admission; $20, students and seniors.

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