Friday, May 8, 2009

Weekend Picks

What to do this weekend in northern Westchester:

Spring Bird Walk Join a naturalist to look for the birds and search for signs of spring. Saturday 7:00 to 9:00 am. Muscoot Farm

Old Croton Aqueduct Tour Learn the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and see the inside of the tunnel. Saturday, 9:30 am. Ossining Community Center

Bird Banding Demonstration Learn about migration, nesting behavior, and the importance of bird banding for wildlife conservation. Saturday, 10:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Wolves for Kids Get a great introduction to wolves and learn about the fairy tales and misconceptions surrounding them. Saturday, 10:00 am. Wolf Conservation Center

Mothers & Others Tea Musicale Share a recital in the Music Room with Jennifer Zetlan singing a repertoire of lovely songs for mother, followed by a special tea. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Sea Glass Exploration Learn how sea glass forms by observing various pieces through a microscope. Then make and take home a sea glass pendant. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Pond Study: Turtle Trap Monitoring Look for tadpoles, sunfish, and dragon fly larvae in the pond. Then watch the naturalist venture out to the turtle traps to see what we got. Saturday, 2:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Meet the Authors In conjunction with the Hudson Valley Writers' Center, local authors and illustrators will be on hand to read and discuss their recent work. Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Warner Library

Alan Bates Trio Celebrate spring with the sounds of the vibraphone, drums, and bass. Saturday, 3:00 pm. Ossining Public Library

Nature Friendly Plant Sale Get your habitat-friendly wildflowers, unique annuals and perennials, deer resistant flowering shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and other native plants. Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

The Fun and Funny Juggling Show Enjoy the juggling, sight gags, boomerangs, and sophisticated clowning of Will Shaw. Saturday, 7:30 pm. Croton Free Library

Daisy Jopling "Classical Rock violinist" Daisy Jopling (above) performs. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

They Might Be Giants Formed as a duo in 1982, They Might Be Giants has had a singular career and has developed a reputation as a "must see" live show. Saturday, 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Joe Lovano Saxophonist Joe Lovano leads his Grammy Award winning Nonet through a celebration of 20th century masters. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Radius: For Artists Only An Open House for local artists. Bring a small portfolio of your work to share with other guests and learn about Radius' professional development opportunities. Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Sheep Shearing May is sheep shearing time on the farm. Watch the sheep get their spring haircuts. Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

Working with Artists Using Environmental Materials A presentation by leading New York gallery dealer Mary Sabbatino, of Galerie Lelong, in conjunction with the exhibition "Origins." Sunday, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Mom's Cole Kettle Hike Bring mom on a long walk to Cole Kettle, one of our furthest natural wonders. This hike will take approximately 2 ½ hours. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

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