Weekend Planner: Film Series, HS Theatre, Christmas Boutique

Here's a round-up of must-do weekend events in Bedford, Lewisboro and the greater Westchester region.

St. Patrick's Christmas Boutique

When/Where: Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Patrick's School 

Why go: Santa Claus is coming to town! He’ll be at St. Patrick’s School in Bedford for the annual Christmas boutique.  As always, the school will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, and over 70 exclusive vendors will be selling wonderful jewelry, accessories, crafts and more.  Fun for the whole family - pictures with Santa and a Café lunch. For more information, call 914-234-7914.

Price: Free entry

Katonah Village Improvement Society Film Series/Q&A With "Muppets" Star Peter Linz

When/Where: Katonah Village Library, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

Why go: Friday: For the adult company and a glass of wine and the movie movie "Bottle Shock," which shows how underdog California went up against the Goliath of the wine world-France and won. Saturday, for an afternooon out wiht the kids watching the hit movie "The Muppets," who will attend and answer questions following the film.

Price: Friday night, $10 and Sat. afternoon, $5.

John Jay High School Theatre Workshop 'Is He Dead?'

When/Where: The show opened at John Jay High School Thursday and has three additional performances on Fri. and Sat. at 7 p.m., with a special Sat. at 1 p.m.

Why go: "Is He Dead"  is a new one-hundred-and-twenty-year-old comedy by America's greatest humorist, Mark Twain—and adapted by one of Broadway's funniest playwrights, David Ives. It's a play about the love of art and the art of love."

Price: $5

When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School.

Why go: Directed by Ed Steele, the play focuses on the intrigue surrounding a woman's death in 1897 in West Virginia and the court case that followed, which featured the unusual testimony of a ghost.

Price: Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $12 for adults and may be purchased by calling the box office at 914-864-3499.

Spotlight Theature Presents '9 to 5' at Harvey

When/Where: The Harvey School, Nov. 16 at 8pm, Nov. 17 at 2pm & 8pm, Nov. 18 at 2pm

Why go:  Catchy tunes: "9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you," a humorous plot: Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot—a plan that spins wildly and hilariously out of control and the talents of Spotlight Community Theatrt.

Price: $18

Tina the Turtle Turns 20

When/Where: The Katonah Village Library, Saturday, November 17th from 11am - 3pm. 

Why go: Bedford Supervisor Lee Roberts will kick off the festivities by announcing her official proclamation of "November 17th as Tina the Turtle Day." Special guests include Katonah resident and puppeteer extraordinaire Peter Linz at 12 noon, live reptiles from Katonah's Cathryn Long of All Creatures Great and Small at 1pm, and a musical performance by Laura D'Amico of Mustard Seed Music in Katonah at 2pm. Stories with Tina, turtle crafts and turtle activities are planned for all ages between 11am and 3pm the day of the event. Families, teens and grandparents who love Tina are all invited to this turtle-tastic extravaganza!  Tina the Turtle t-shirts, Tina the Turtle notecards and a Tina the Library Turtle Activity/Coloring book will be available for purchase to support the Katonah Village Library's Children's Room.

Price: Free


Events Nearby


J.A. Henckels Warehouse Sale

Where/When: Zwilling J.A. Henckels (171 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne) on Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18

Why go: The soon-to-be Pleasantville business is hosting its annual warehouse sale this weekend, featured discounted holiday gifts including cutlery, cookware, flatware and more. 

Pricing: Free to browse

Black Friday RJCC Shopping Event

Where/When: Rosenthal Jewish Community Center of Westchester on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Why go: Proceeds from this early Black Friday shopping event at the JCC in Pleasantville will benefit the organization's early childhood programs. The sale features items from more than 20 "upscale vendors"—merchandise includes clothing, women's accessories and jewelry, housewares, resort wear and personalized items.

Pricing: $15 in advance, $10 at the door

Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Where/When: For a full list of nearly 100 participating restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley and to make reservations go to  www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com. Continues through Sunday, Nov. 18.

Why Go: Even the wind, rain, sleet and snow couldn’t stop the first Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week from taking place. “We are finally returning to a sense of normalcy in Westchester County after Hurricane Sandy,” said Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino. “Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has helped residents, visitors and businesses get back on their feet during a hectic time. We want to thank all of the participating restaurants and chefs for hanging in there. And, for those of you who have yet to take advantage of restaurant week, there is still time to make a reservation.”

Price: Three-course lunch priced at $20.95 and a three-course dinner priced at $29.95.

Performers to Stand Up to Sandy with Benefit Concert

When/Where: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake

Why Go: There will be 12 performing acts to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. This event was put together by a couple of Carmel Central School District's students, Haley O' Connor, Margaret Chan, Hailey and Samatha Knox with the help and supervision of their mother Jamie Knox. There will be raffles with a chance to win great prizes that were donated by Randovich and Dean, Carmel Diner, Carmel Cinema, and Magic Mirror Salon. All proceeds will go to the Archdiocese of NY.

Price: $10

FDR State Park Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Day

When/Where: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at FDR Park in Yorktown

Why Go: Hurricane Sandy roared through Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown leaving more than 100 down trees and debris that still remain at the park. The Friends of FDR are asking residents to join them for a few hours and help rake debris and move branches. People who are willing to help are encouraged to dress in layers of work clothes and bring work gloves. Tools will be provided, but bring a rake if you can.

Price: Free to help

Contact: Participants in the clean up effort can contact Susan Butterfass at the Park Office to sign up. Call 914-245-4434 x102, or email Susan.Butterfass@parks.ny.gov.


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