Friday, May 29, 2009

Weekend Picks

What to do this weekend in Northern Westchester:

Pond Study Explore the aquatic life at Bechtel Lake and search for tadpoles, frogs, dragonfly nymphs, and sunfish. Saturday, 11:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Open Farm Day Enjoy the farm, visit with the animals, and tour the gardens. Bring a picnic and have lunch with the llamas and the peacock. Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Rainbeauridge Farm

Edible Wild Plants Learn about the edible, medicinal, and utilitarian uses for common plants and "weeds" in our area. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Creeping Crepusculars! Learn how these creatures navigate their habitats and what happens to our senses as night falls. Saturday, 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Live Jazz Enjoy the sounds of the Dave Freidman Trio. Saturday, 7:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Ronan Tynan
Tenor Ronan Tynan sings Broadway hits and Irish standards. Saturday, 7:30 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Christopher Dean Band
The Christopher Dean Band plays tunes from their latest CD, "Where I Need To Be." Saturday, 9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Lost Pond Lunch
Bring your lunch and hike out to Lost Pond. We’ll enjoy our food along the edge of this secluded pond while the wildlife entertains our eyes and ears. Sunday, 11:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Spring Roots
Join in for some personal farming. When the work is done, cook everything up into a delicious snack using spring root vegetables and other seasonal foods. Sunday, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Hudson Fulton Centennial Celebrations Kate Johnson, curator of Historic Hudson Valley and author of Sail and Steam: New York Celebrates Henry Hudson & Robert Fulton, will speak about her new book and the history of New York`s centennial celebrations. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Philipsburg Manor

Mianus Preserve Hike Join a Teatown naturalist and the Club Fit Hiking Club leader to hike along this gorge cut from the rushing waters of a glacier ten to fifteen thousand years ago. Meet at the J.V. Club Fit. Sunday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Tour of Lasdon House Learn about the history of Lasdon Park while touring the Main House with the park horticulturist. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Lasdon Park Arbroetum & Veterans Memorial

Tour the Croton Dam The president of the Croton Friends of History leads a walk into the past. Assemble at the library for a short presentation and then carpool to the Aqueduct. Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Croton Free Library

Local Journals, Local Writers A reading of writers featured in the current editions of Inkwell and The Westchester Review. Seven authors will read from their works of prose and poetry. Sunday, 4:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Films of the Great Depression Enjoy two Spencer Tracy classics from the Great Depression: "Me and My Gal" (1932) and "Man's Castle" (1933). Sunday, 6:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

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