Neighborhood Know-It-All: Give Back With Blood, WPHS in TV Championship Game, Children's Author Read Aloud

Give blood to the American Red Cross, watch White Plains High School compete in the final round of The Challenge and listen to children's books read by its authors, and more.

Let’s face it—everyone likes being a know-it-all. Arm yourself with knowledge and find out what’s happening this week in White Plains


Donate Blood to the on Friday, June 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 106 North Broadway. Call 1-800-Red Cross or 914-946-6500 x 452 to schedule an appointment.


The U.S. has spent an estimated $1 trillion since President Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs” 40 years ago today. According to Fox News.com, some say the efforts aren’t effective, as drug use soars and violence increases. Click to tell us what you think about the “War on Drugs,” and why.

3.) Celebrate Those Who Bring Reading to Children

White Plains will celebrate reading and those who bring books to children at the “One Community: Many Voices,” event at in the City Center at 230 Main St., on Saturday, June 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The event, appropriate for toddlers and children up to fifth grade, includes seven children’s authors who will conduct read alouds.

4.) Go Red Leadership Breakfast

More than 75 women attended the Go Red Women’s Leadership Breakfast on June 14th at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains. The event encourages women to have open conservations and share ideas about issues that affect them.

The event program, entitled, “Own Your Success: Leveraging Life’s Unexpected Moments,” featured three women who found empowerment and success through adversity. 

5.) Will White Plains be “Challenge” Champions?

White Plains High School will compete in the championship match of MSG Varsity’s “The Challenge” academic quiz show against Kellenberg Memorial High School on Sunday, June 19 at 8 p.m. Tune in to see if WPHS are triumphant over the 184 high schools in the tri-state region who competed in the show.

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