Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekend Picks

What to do and where to do it this weekend in Northern Westchester

Tosca The Taconic Opera performs Pucini's Tosca. Friday through Sunday, multiple showings. Yorktown Stage

Teatown Fall Festival Carve a pumpkin, dress a scarecrow, take a scenic hayride, pet the animals, learn about local wildlife, create an eco-craft, and enjoy live music. Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Teatown Lake Reservation

Mushroom Walk Stinky Squid, Dead Man’s Fingers, Destroying Angels. These are just a few of the mushrooms that one can encounter on this informative hike. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Nature Hike Join a naturalist on a hike through the woods of Hilltop Hanover Farm. Learn plant, insect, and animal identification and some of the natural history of our area. Saturday, 10:00 am. Hilltop Hanover Farm.

Halloween Trains Check out this choo-choo display with a Harry Potter theme. Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

All About Birds Join Walter Chadwick of Hudson River Audubon Society for this wonderful introduction to birds and birding for kids. Saturday, 10:30 am. Croton Point Park Nature Center

Bounty of the County Celebrate our local farmers and farms with a casual, food-filled night of cultivating community. Saturday, 6:00 pm. Slow Food Westchester

One World, One Peekskill Many local professional and community artists perform together, including the Mount Olivet Baptist Choir, Ecuadoran musical ensemble Inti Andino, and the Children’s Theater Company of Peekskill. Saturday, 7:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Autumn Celebration A day of music, hayrides, farmers market, games, crafts and food. Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Muscoot Farm

Reading Series Novelists Jennifer Gilmore and Matthew Aaron Goodman read from their works. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Hudson Valley Writer's Center

What's Public about Public Art? This year's recipient of the Himmel Award, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, speaks on the challenges of balancing the vision of an artist with the desires of an audience when creating a work of public art. Sunday, 5:00 pm. Katonah Museum of Art

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