Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester 

Halloween Night Hike Take a short hike through the spooky forest to discover tricks and treats left by trolls. Then enjoy cider, games, and a costume contest. Friday, 7:00  pm (kids under 7) and 7:30 pm (kids 8 and up). Westmoreland Sanctuary

Vampires in New England  The documentary by Lalie Madriguera explores New England folk beliefs that flourished for over 100 years. Friday, 7:30 pm. Croton Free Library

Nature Journaling for Kids Turn a hike in the woods into a long-lasting memory by making a nature journal from recycled materials and filling it with sketches and observations. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Spooks ’n Spirits in the Wine Cellars Come to the park's historic wine cellars for an extravaganza of haunting tales about wine making and tasting in the days of old. Saturday, 2:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

The Sippy Cups The national kid-rock sensation The Sippy Cups perform original material from their new CD, as well as cult classics from the likes of The Beatles and The Ramones. Saturday, 1:00 pm. The Tarrytown Music Hall

Mushroom Hike A prominent mycologist and botanist leads a walk through Westmoreland Sanctuary. A communal lunch and a mushroom identification session will follow. Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Bedford Audubon Society

The Blues Buddha Enjoy an evening of classic blues at its best with Tommy Blues Buddha. Saturday, 9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar
Kathleen Madigan An American Comedy Award winner, Kathleen Madigan is guarenteed to make you forget the week. Saturday, 8:00 pm. The Tarrytown Music Hall
More of The Old Put Author Joe Schiavone will discuss his latest book, “More of the Old Put,” and share information on the old Putnam railroad line. Sunday, 1:00 pm. Yorktown Museum

The Comic Novel Take a comic turn with readings by Christine Lehner, author of Absent a Miracle, and Ed Park, who’s first novel, Personal Days,  lampooned work life. Sunday, 4:o0 pm. Hudson Valley Writers Center

Newfound Treasure and Timeless Classics A performance of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Brahms, presented by the All Seasons Chamber Players. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Ossining Public Library

Story Sunday: Leaf Jumpers Kids will enjoy this story about fall--and a fun leaf-related craft. Sunday, 11:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

The Ruins Part of the "Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema" series, The Ruins is based on the best-seller by Scott Smith. After the screening, host Jonathan Demme discusses it with the Academy Award–nominated author and screenwriter. Sunday, 5:00 pm. Jacob Burns Film Center

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