Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Picks

My picks for the best activities and things to do this weekend in Northern Westchester

The Ain't Nobody's Business Women's Concert Mezzo-soprano Nicole Phifer and sultry contralto Tyrha Lindsey join forces to provide an evening of jazz that will not soon be forgotten. Friday, 7:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Draw On! Enjoy hands-on drawing projects for all ages as part of the annual celebration of drawing. Saturday,  12:00 to 5:00 pm. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,

Vernal Pool Trip Visit the hidden treasures deep in the forest and learn about the vital importance of these seasonal wetlands as spawning areas for salamanders and other amphibians. Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Bedford Audubon

Soap Making Workshop Adults can make bars of soap using herbs, colorants, and essential oils.  Saturday, 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Muscoot Farm 

Backyard Beekeeping Join a local bee expert to learn what equipment you need, where and when to buy it, and some of the legalities of backyard beekeeping in Westchester towns. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm 

Finding Your Way Getting lost is not an option in this program which combines basic compass and map reading skills to help you better navigate in the woods. Sunday, 10:00 am. Teatown Lake Reservation

Singing Harp Storytelling Theater Join workshops for kids in grade 1 and up and teen/adult workshops at 1:30 pm, and a presentation of The Frog Prince at 2:30 pm. Sunday, John C. Hart Memorial Library

Kids' Hike Take a guided hike to explore the forest ecosystem and search for signs of animal life and the return of spring. Sunday, 2:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary 

Sweet Honey In The Rock The Grammy Award winning female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock celebrates their latest release. Sunday, 7:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

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