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Friday, August 19

Menus in the Movies: “Lemon Tree.” Led by food author and film buff Carol Durst. Homemade desserts and discussion to follow. Chappaqua Public Library, 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua. 7 p.m. Free. Info:            914-238-4779       or

Saturday, August 20

Bridge and Scrabble Club Guided Play and Instruction. Match wits with Manhattan Bridge Club owner Jeff Bayone and Stan Kurzban. Bridge is not for beginners; singles, pairs and small groups welcome. Scrabble: All levels welcome. Chappaqua Public Library, 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua. 10 a.m. Free. Also August 27. Info:             914-238-4779       or

Pleasantville Farmers Market. Listen to the Westchester-based band Skyfactor. Also, Mayda Gottfried of K. Gottfried, Inc. will return with her beautiful beads. Create your own unique necklaces and bracelets. Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

One-Day Childbirth Class. Prepares couples for the birth of their first child. Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 E. Main St., Mount Kisco. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $200.00 per couple. (includes refreshments and lunch) Info and registration:            914-666-1292      .

Leaping Frogs and Trekking Turtles. Find out about the behavior and natural history of frogs and turtles on a walk to the dam. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Members: Free. Non-members: $5. All welcome. Info:             914-762-2912      ext. 110 or visit

“Chinese Art: Traditions, Contemporary Trends and Practice.” Join Mansheng Wang at a reception to celebrate an exhibition of his ink brush painting for his show entitled “Art and Artlessness.” Co-sponsored with the Organization of Chinese Americans and ArtsWestchester. Chappaqua Public Library, 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua. 2:30 p.m. Free. Info:            914-238-4779       or

Evening Howl. Join us for a special program by visiting the wolves during their favorite hour–dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America and enjoy a sunset hike to howl with the wolves, plus and wine and cheese. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem. 7 p.m. $20. For adults 21 and up. Pre-registration required. Info and

Outdoor Movie. Lawn Chair Cinema presents a full featured independent film. Check web site for movie title. Wampus Brook Park, 28 Maple Ave., Armonk. 8 p.m. Free. Info:

“Come to a Cabaret!” Starring KT Sullivan performing songs by Sondheim, Berlin, Guettel, Strouse, Weill, Coward and more. Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Rd., Mount Kisco. 8 p.m. VIP seating, parking and post-concert reception with KT Sullivan: $100. Regular seating and parking: $50.  Advance purchase required. Info and tickets:             914-788-4659       or

Fair: “A-fair to Remember,” a community health and street fair, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Francis AME Zion Church, 3 Hillside Ave., Mount Kisco. Experts from Northern Westchester Hospital will check pluses, heart rates, sugar levels and more. There will also be vendors selling such items as art, jewelry, books, clothing and food. Info:             914-244-7235      .

Frogs and Turtles: “Leaping Frogs and Trekking Turtles” will be discussed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining.  Admission is $5 for non-members and free for members. For registration, which is required, call             914-762-2912      .

Bird watching: A bird walk will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown. Meet at the farm stand. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For pre-registration, which is required, call             914-962-2368      . Info:

Spinning and Knitting: A “Spin/Knit In” will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown.  Join seasoned  spinners and knitters to share ideas, tips and spinning stories. The fee is $5.  Bring your lunch. For pre-registration and more information, contact Teresa at

U-Pick Garden: You can harvest our own vegetables, herbs and flowers and pay at the tent stand in the field every Saturday in August at Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown. Info:             914-962-2368       or

Muscoot Art Exhibit: “Visions,” an art exhibit featuring the works of Jo-Ellen Bossom and Eugene Bender, will presented every Saturday and Sunday in August from noon to 4 p.m. in the Main House Gallery at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Info:             914-864-7282       or

Ossining Farmers’ Market: A farmers’ market, sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce, is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 17, rain or shine, on the corner of Main and Spring Streets.

Trio Performs: The Michelle LeBlanc Trio will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Division Street Grill, 26 North Division St., Peekskill.  Info:            914-739-6380       or

Wildflower Island: Guided tours are being held through August at Wildflower Island, a two-acre refuge within Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. The tours are held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays in July and August. Admission is $4 for Teatown members and $6 for non-members. Children under 12 are not permitted on the island. To make reservations, which are required, call             914-762-2912       Ext. 110. Tours for groups of six or more can be arranged for weekdays.

Free Sunset Series concert: 6-9 p.m. Dig out the bell bottoms and platform shoes to our 70′s Retro disco/rock night at the Town Park. You’ll be dancing to some Disco Grooves and then by popular demand the band, “Radio Rental” will be rockin’ some seventies tunes. As always, there is affordable food available and free giveaways. Bring your family and friends as we “dance our last dance” for the 2011 season. PV Town Park 156 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley. for more information.

Cabaraet Au Naturel Anything goes in Cabaret Au Naturel, a bawdy variety show where the HVSF Company will bare it all: singing, dancing, and a slew of original and fascinating characters will light up the evening. Don’t miss the chance to see festival favorites as never before in this spectacular event. The Philipstown Depot Theatre is located at 10 Garrison Landing in Garrison. For more information about In Process 2011, please contact the Depot Theatre at            (845) 424-3900       or email

Sunday, August 21

Bold, Beautiful, Breathtaking Butterflies. From chrysalis to butterfly, learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to our world. Join Brittany Burgio, assistant curator of Living Collections and stay and make your own butterfly craft. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. 2 p.m. Members: $2. Non-members: $6. Recommended for children eight years old and younger. Info:             914-723-3470       or

Quiet Please Starring Darius deHaas and Steven Blier. Songs by Gershwin, Arlen, Bernstein, Porter, Rodgers, Ellington and more. Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Rd., Mount Kisco. 3 p.m. VIP seating, parking and post-concert reception with deHaas and Blier: $75. Regular seating and parking: $40. Advance purchase required. Info and tickets:             914-788-4659       or e-mail

Restorative Yoga. A powerful practice that everyone can benefit from regardless of age or fitness level. Incorporating gentle postures and breath. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St,. Mount Kisco. 5 to 7 p.m. $25 paid registration by August 12. Info and registration:              914-241-9642       or visit

Farmers Market: A farmers market will be held every Sunday in August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soup, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and baked goods will be available. Go to for a list of vendors. Info:            914-864-7282       or

Surrealist Art: “Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy” is being held through Sept. 18 at the Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St (Route 22).  The exhibition features about 25 paintings by each artist dating from 1937 to 1958. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public; $3 for seniors and students; and free for museum members and children under five.  Info:             914-232-9555      .

Healing Yoga: Yoga classes for women with breast cancer are held at 5 p.m. on Sundays at Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd. South, Croton-on-Hudson. Weekly classes are being conducted by rotating instructors.  The suggestion is $15. Info: Ellisha Simpson at             914-319-4010       or send an e-mail

Music: 4:00 p.m. Viktor Antipenko, tenor and Eugene Sirotkine, piano. A selection of arias and songs. Admission is free, contributions are welcome. Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, 45 Market Street, Cold Spring. or call             (845) 265-5537.

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