Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend Picks

Activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

Earth Day Birds and Blooms Celebrate Earth Day with a hike to look for early flowers and feathered friends in the spring forest. Saturday, 10:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary  

Sheep Shearing Day See the farmers shear wool, watch spinners at work, learn to comb and card wool, try your hand at using a drop spindle or a mini-loom, and enjoy felting and knitting activities. Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Spring Ephemerals Walk Take a hike into Hidden Valley to catch the first spring ephemerals blooming on the forest floor. Learn about the ecology and impacts affecting these harbingers of spring. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

The Guthrie Legacy Concert  Celebrating Woody Guthrie, The Klezmatics, will be joined by the The Work of the Weavers, and others. This concert will raise funds for the Guthrie Archives and the Sloop Woody Guthrie. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Grand Day Kids ages 3 and up and their grandparents can enjoy some musical fun with Tom Gardner followed by make-your-own-sundaes. Sunday, 2:00 pm. John C. Hart Memorial Library

Sheep Shearing Come to watch the sheep get their annual fiber haircuts—and enjoy a felting demonstration, craft projects, working with real sheep fiber, self-guided tours of the farm, and live music and delicious food! Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Rainbeau Ridge

Creative Conversation: Processing Vision Exhibiting artist Jo Yarrington leads a discussion of the perception of experiences with Edward Vessel, a research scientist from the Center for Brain Imaging at New York University, physicist Nancy Haegel, who decodes information being transmitted from the Hubble Space Telescope, and others. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Pond Study Dip your net into Bechtel Lake to look for tadpoles, sunfish, and dragon fly larvae. Then watch the naturalist check out the turtle traps to see what's been caught. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

The Peekskill Playhouse Enjoy dramatic readings of original plays. Sunday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Authors' Reading Readings by Mervyn Taylor, Amy Holman, and Ann Lauinger. Sunday, 4:30 pm. Hudson Valley Writers Center

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