Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekend Picks

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

Birdwatching Take a morning bird walk through the farm's pastures and hiking trails and learn to identify species. Saturday, 7:30 to 9:30 am. Hilltop Hanover Farm

Easter Candy Hunt Kids can hunt for eggs and then enjoy games such as a three-legged race, peanut roll, and more. Saturday, 1:00 pm. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Brush Painting Artist Frank Liao demonstrates the fine art of brush painting. Saturday, 1:45 pm. Hammond Museum 

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester Embodying the high style and musical glory of the 20's and 30's, Max Raabe and Palast Orchester's repertoire highlights German and American standards. Saturday, 8:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Spring Bird Walk Get up early and take a walk with a naturalist to view resident and migratory bird species along the trail. Sunday, 8:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Creating a Butterfly Garden Learn about shrubs, perennials and annuals that you can plant to welcome butterflies—and encourage them to stay.  Sunday, 2:00 pm.  Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

Dan Zanes and Friends Former lead singer of the legendary rock and roll band The Del Fuegos, Dan Zanes and his Grammy Award winning band perform exuberant music for kids. Sunday, 3:00 pm. Paramount Center for the Arts

Crossings Composer Pierre Jalbert's new work was inspired by Cajun migration from Canada through New England down to Louisianna over the decades. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Merestead

Sarah Blacker and Suzie Brown Jazzy folk-rock singer/songwriters Sarah Blacker and Suzie Brown perform. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Bean Runner Cafe

Readers' Series Authors Elena Gorokhova and Jennifer Natalya Fink read from their works. Sunday, 4:00 pm. Hudson Valley Writer's Center

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