Friday, December 4, 2009

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Arts and Crafts Show Featuring the work of the Hudson Craft Collective, the Croton Artisans' Group, and loads of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, fiber arts, photo art, wood bowls, and glass work. Friday, 5:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton and Ossining

Dave Fields Guitarist Dave Fields has been tearing up the Blues Charts with his hit songs, "Still Itchin" and "Train To My Heart." Friday, 9:30 pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar

Candle Making Learn a little bit of candle-making history and then make your own hand-dipped candle. Registration required. Saturday, 11:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

The Clay of Croton Learn about Native American pottery traditions and build pots from Croton Point clay. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Ready, Set, Sleep Not everyone heads south for the winter—some animals burrow down into the leaf litter, some even freeze until spring. Discover how local wildlife survives the cold and snow. Saturday, 11:-00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Wild Tea Party Adults can taste wild teas brewed from such plants as Sweetfern, White Pine, Goldenrod, and Mullein and learn some of the culinary, medicinal, and ceremonial uses of each plant. Saturday, 1:00 pm.  Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Botanical Art Show Opening Works in graphite, colored pencil, and watercolors will be on display. The inspiration for the art comes from the gardens and trees of Lasdon. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

Al Jarreau Put a little jazz into your holiday as Grammy Award-winning Al Jarreau performs songs from his first ever Christmas album, “Al Jarreau - Christmas.” Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Westchester Free Arts Day Museums throughout the county will be letting visitors in without charge and will be hosting special performances and events. See Wednesday's post for details. Sunday. ArtsWestchester

Peter Fletcher Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher performs. Sunday, 2:00 pm. John C. Hart Memorial Library

Cynthia Ozick The renowned author Cynthia Ozick reads from her works. Sunday, 2:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writer's Center

A Christmas Candlelight Concert Enjoy works by Mendelssohn, Holst, Saint-Saens, and Handel performed by Charis Chamber Voices. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Bedford Presbyterian Church

The Nutcracker The holiday classic is performed by the New York Theater Ballet. Sunday, 3:00 and 6:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Sonny Rollins Legendary jazz artist Sonny Rollins and his band perform a rare benefit for the Clearwater environmental organization.  Sunday, 2:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Off the Record With Alex Ross The New Yorker music critic and National Book Critic's Circle Award-winning author speaks about music today, with a performance of works by Aaron Copland. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Merestead

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