Weekend Planner: Sheep-Shearing, Run for the Hills, Science Barge Opening

Some suggestions from around the area for your weekend planning.


Grand Opening of The Rec Room in White Plains

When/Where: Saturday, April 14 at 9 p.m.; 201 E. Post Rd. (formerly The Thirsty Turtle), White Plains

Why Go: Be the first to check out Westchester’s newest music venue at The Rec Room, where there will be a live performance by Whoz Ya Daddy. Click for details.

Price: No cover charge before 10 p.m.


Valerie Wilson to Sign Copies of “Valerie Wilson’s World”

When/Where: Saturday, April 14; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave. ), White Plains

Why Go: Learn about traveling from the expert herself, Valerie Wilson, CEO and chairman of one of the largest privately owned travel consulting firms, who will be signing copies of her new book “Valerie Wilson’s World.”

Price: Free


Introduction to Babysitting

When/Where: Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m.; White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave. ), White Plains

Why Go: This four hour class teaches teens the basics of babysitting, responsibility, emergency safety and more. Students are given a certificate upon completion. Click for details.

Price: Free


De-Lovely, An Evening with Cole Porter

When/Where: Saturday, April 14; 468 Rosedale Ave. ), White Plains

Why Go: Enjoy solos, duets and choral arrangements presented by the Community Unitarian Church. Click for details.

Price: $20 donation, $10 for students and seniors


Hudson Valley Singers Presents: Theodora 

When/Where: Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.; Presbyterian Church of White Plains, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains 

Why Go: Enjoy two groups for the price of one as the Hudson Valley Singers present G.F. Handel’s “Theodora” with the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra. Click for details.

Price: $20 in advance, seniors students; $30 at the door


Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Audience-Interactive Beatles Tribute Concert

When/Where:  Friday, April 13, 8 p.m. at the Village of

Why Go: The Irvington Town Hall Theater says that PreFab 4, a nationally-touring group, is the world’s most innovative Beatles tribute band. All songs played during the performance are determined by audience request, "allowing the lads to connect with their audiences in ways that elude other Beatles tribute acts." The band covers material from the entire Beatles catalog.

Price: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students


Lincoln’s Secret Visit to West Point

When/Where:  Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. at the

Why Go: President Lincoln made a clandestine trip to the U.S. Military Academy in the middle of the Civil War in June 1862 on his longest journey away from the White House and on his only trip to N.Y. State during his entire presidency.  Based upon some new, original research, Anthony Czarnecki reveals why Lincoln came to West Point, what he did during his three-day stay in the Hudson River Valley, and how history changed as a result of his secret visit. Join for a preview of his fascinating account of this historic event.

Price: Admission free to museum members, $5 suggested donation requested from the general public


Family Day at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

When/Where: Sunday, April 15, 2-5 p.m. at in Peekskill

Why Go:  Come explore the exciting and playful art of the 1980s. Experiment using different materials during an interactive, fun-for-all-ages day. There will be a scavenger hunt, a chance to create sculptures, masks and more.

Price:  Free


“In the Composer’s Studio” with Jennifer Higdon

When/Where: Saturday, April 15, 3 p.m. at Mount Kisco's Copland House

Why Go: 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon visits this historic residence where she will introduce two of her major works, "Light Refracted" and the Piano Trio, and lead a Q&A with the audience following the performances by Music from Copland House.

Price:  Tickets are $10, $20 and $25


Run for the Hills

When/Where:  Saturday, April 14 at 8 a.m., check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of the

Why Go:  Feel the spring air and "Run for the Hills" as The Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association presents this third annual local run.

Price: $20.00, Registration forms are available at the Bedford Parks and Recreation office or on race day at 8 a.m. ($25).  Please bring a canned food item. For more information visit www.bhna10507.com


Phineas and Ferb Live

When/Where:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 7 p.m., Saturday 12 noon and 3:30 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at .

Why Go:  Disney's Phineas and Ferb Live will bring to the stage the antics of this popular kids' show in a fantastic live show that kids will love.

Price:   $23 - $123


Sheep to Shawl Festival in Sleepy Hollow

When/Where: For two weekends, beginning at 10 a.m. on April 14 and 15 and then, April 21 and 22 at in Sleepy Hollow

Why Go: The historic Philipsburg Manor holds its annual Sheep to Shawl Festival, a celebration of the resident sheep losing their winter coats. They'll be shorn in the 18th century manner in the barnyard, while related activities, including wool dyeing, spinning, and weaving, and special hands-on activities for children, take place simultaneously, led by people in costume. Picnic food is available. Visitors can also watch Gene Sheninger's agile Scottish border collies who'll deftly herd sheep and ducks as well.

Price: Admission is $8-$14


Science Barge Season Opening

When/Where:  Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. on the Science Barge at the end of Dock Street-Yonkers downtown waterfront. Free tours of the Barge will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held every hour on the hour until closing at 6 p.m. 

Why Go:  The Science Barge, a Floating Environmental Center and Urban Farm is opening this weekend for its fourth year.

It is an award-winning and nationally recognized program of Groundwork Hudson Valley—a sustainable urban farm completely powered “off the grid” by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels and irrigated by rainwater and purified river water. Educating students and the general public about sustainable development and food production, renewable energy and Hudson River ecology are among the major goals of The Science Barge. 

Children can make and take home recycled egg crate “bugs.”  The Nepperhan Community Center’s Drum Corps will perform.  Free refreshments and giveaways will also be provided. 

Price:  Free


Somers Library Celebrates Thirty Years in Reis Park

When/Where: Saturday, April 14 beginning at 10 a.m. at

Why Go:  Bring your family to celebrate the Somers Library's 30 years in Reis Park with children's activities like Storytime, face painting, Angry Birds bean bag toss, Legos, a juggler and more.

Price: Free


Chappaqua Green Fair

When/Where:  Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at in Chappaqua

Why Go: The fair is a fun and educational community event, bringing together students, adults, and organizations, all of whom are committed to protecting our environment and promoting sustainable living. Get some “Green” ideas and see a live animal show presented by Greenburgh Nature Center at 12 noon. There will be a “Sports Swap n’ Shop”: Bring your gently used equipment to swap for something “new “and also visit more than 40 booths.

Price: Free

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Dina Sciortino April 13, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Also happening this weekend: http://whiteplains.patch.com/announcements/rally-at-stop-shop-for-farmworker-justice


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