Friday, April 25, 2008

Weekend Events

Things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Turtle Monitoring Take part in the sanctuary's effort to collect data from the painted and snapping turtles living in Bechtel Lake. Saturday, 3:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Doctor Dolittle The musical adventure follows the doctor as he sets out to aid the animals. Presented by Theatreworks USA. Saturday, 11:00 and 2:00. The Ridgefield Playhouse

The New Croton Dam Local historian Carl Oechsner leads a walk into the past. Explore the base of the dam to learn about its construction along with the development of the reservoir system up into Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00. Croton Free Library

Sheep to Shawl Celebrate the arrival of spring on the farm with sheep-herding demonstrations and learn 18th century techniques for turning wool into cloth. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Philipsburg Manor

Caramoor Virtuosi Music by Boccherini, Sollima, and Tchaikovsky performed by rising stars Ayano Ninomiya, Yosuke Kawasaki, Mark Holloway, Yura Lee, Sophie Shao, and Edward Arron.
Saturday, 8:00. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

The 5th Dimension The popular group The 5th Dimension sings some of their classics, including my all-time fave "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine in." Saturday, 8:00. The Tarrytown Music Hall

Stories and Scavengers Kids ages 2 to 5 can join the naturalist for fun stories and then search for clues in nature. Saturday, 1:00. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Jessye Norman The opera legend Jessye Norman gives a rare recital performance. Saturday, 8:00. Paramount Center for the Arts

The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams’ beloved 1922 children’s book is brought to life with enchanting music, colorful costumes, and larger-than-life characters. Sunday, 3:00. The Performing Arts Center

Salamander Sojourn Salamander's are returning to their breeding grounds in the vernal pools. Learn the hazards of life on the go for these amphibians. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Mass in G The Sunday Afternoon Concert Series presents a variety of works by Franz Schubert, including his "Mass in G." Sunday, 3:00. First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown