Friday, June 27, 2008

Weekend Events

Activities and things to do in Northern Westchester this weekend

The Dirt on Soil What’s the scoop on soil? With shovels and sifters we’ll play in the dirt to get to the nitty-gritty of life in the stuff beneath our feet. Saturday, 11:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Bluebird Monitoring Check on the variety of birds making nests and raising their young in the Sanctuary's birdhouses. Saturday, 10:00. Westmoreland Sanctuary

The Caterpillar Hunter The theater company Traveling Lantern presents this adventure for kids based on the late Steve Irwin's Crocodile Hunter character. Saturday, 1:00. Croton Free Library

Family Fun Day Pick your own vegetables or purchase them at the new farm stand. The vineyard manager of The Winery at St. George will offer tips for growing grapes and wine-making. Hilltop’s new farmer will demonstrate how to compost garden and kitchen waste and reduce stormwater run-off. Using potatoes, children can learn the basics of printing stamps. Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Serkin and Delfs As part of Caramoor's ongoing Internation Music Festival, pianist Peter Serkin illuminates works by Bach and Mozart. The Orchestra of St. Luke's (above) presents a program under the baton of conductor Andreas Delfs. Saturday, 8:00. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Dr. John Legendary New Orleans pianist and singer Dr. John plays his own brand of "voodoo" music, performing old favorites plus material from his new album, "City That Care Forgot." Saturday, 8:00. Tarrytown Music Hall

Blues Buddha Musician Tommy Dudley plays the blues. Saturday, 9:30. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Woods Wise How is your sense of direction? Learn to navigate through the woods using topographic maps and compass, and read the woods to keep from getting lost. Sunday, 10:00. Teatown Lake Reservation

Pond Study at the Farm Learn what creatures live in and around the farm pond. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00. Muscoot Farm

Summer Walking Tour Join a horticulturist to enjoy the summer blooming perennials at their peak. Sunday, 2:00. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial

African-American Heritage Celebration Food, arts and crafts, music, dance and more. Sunday, 12:00 to 7:00. Kensico Dam Plaza

Wildflower Walk Take a walk along Swan Lake with a naturalist to see which wildflowers are in bloom. Sunday, 10:30 to 12:00. Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Witness to Our Times Photographer Richard Falco will give a lecture and image presentation on the social, cultural, and historical value of documentary work. Images will be drawn from Rick's photo assignments on four different continents and 35 countries. Sunday, 8:30. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

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