Friday, April 22, 2011

Weekend Picks

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

Chad McLoughlin Trio The versatile and innovative Chad McLoughlin Trio performs original music from their past and forthcoming CDs. Friday, 7:30 pm. Bean Runner Cafe  

Clearwater Generations An Earth Day Celebration to benefit Clearwater featuring Pete Seeger and Tao Seeger, Peter Yarrow and Bethany Yarrow, plus guests Janis Ian, Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor, Tom Paxton, Jay Ungar,and others. Friday, 8:00 pm. Tarrytown Music Hall

Earth Day Birds and Blooms Join a hike in celebration of Earth Day with the sights and sounds of the forest’s birds and flowers. Saturday, 11:00 am. Westmoreland Sanctuary

Sensory Garden Plant a seed in the museum’s Sensory Garden! Tour the garden and help with the planting. Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Egg-Layers Kids can learn about the different animals that lay eggs and make their own edible nests—complete with eggs—to take home. Saturday, 2:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation 

Pond Study and Turtle Monitoring Dip a net into the lake during an exploration of pond life. Check the live traps for turtles as part of the turtle monitoring program. Saturday, 2:30 pm Westmoreland Sanctuary 

Sheep Shearing Day Come watch and ask questions as the farmers shear wool from the flock of Finn-Dorset sheep. Watch spinners at work, learn to comb and card wool, and explore the farm. Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture 

Earth Day at the Farm Enjoy farm tours, a trail hike, composting with worms, and more. Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm 

The Song of the Timberdoodle Come listen as the American Woodcock—the "Timberdoodle"—begins its noisy courtship display at sundown. Saturday, 7:00 pm. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation 

Puppet Show Enjoy Fred Greenspan's troupe of puppets as they perform a non-violent Punch and Judy show. Sunday 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.  Muscoot Farm

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