Weekend Planner: KVIS Wine Tasting, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bringing Up Baby

Spring is in the air and there is something for everyone to do around the region this weekend.

Teddy Bear Clinic

When/Where:  Saturday, March 24, from 8-10:30 a.m. at in Mount Kisco

Why Go: The hospital invites children ages 3 and up to visit the Emergency Department on Saturday with their best stuffed friend. There they will find the Teddy Bear Clinic where staff will examine the bears, demonstrate casting, suturing, IV therapy, x-rays and more. Also, there will be ambulance tours and bike safety tips. The event is a great way for kids to learn and get comfortable with a hospital setting and its procedures.

Price: Free, though registration is requested: call (914) 666-1904


KVIS Spring Wine Tasting Goes “Global”

When/Where: Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. at

Why Go: In its annual tradition, the Katonah Village Improvement Society hosts a Spring Wine Tasting. It is a chance to sip, nibble and schmooze with friends and neighbors.

Travel from hilly Katonah to the côtes of the Rhône, the dramatic foothills of the Andes, the arid plains of Spain and the cool climes of the Pacific Northwest. Be transported by harmonious blends from Austria and vivid reds from Australia...sweet delights from Germany and savory sips from Italy...not to mention new-fangled bottling’s from New Zealand, California even Portugal.

Price: Wine tasting: $50 per person, donation to KVIS. For more information, e-mail info@kvis.us or tish@wineforall.com


Opening of New Katonah Museum Exhibit: Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography

When/Where: In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries, March 25 through September 2, check museum website for admissions and hours.

Why go: To celebrate the Chinese astrological Year of the Dragon, view the exhibition of photographs by Chinese artists working in their homeland over the past 12 years—a period of astounding social and economic transformation. Museum officials say several of the photographers have long careers and established names, but have only recently been discovered by American and European museums, galleries, and curators. Many of the 80 photographs on view have never before been displayed in the United States.

Pricing: Check for admission prices.


“Wildman” Steve Brill at Stone Barns

Where/When:  Sunday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m. at

Why Go: Join a wild food and ecology tour led by naturalist and author, “Wildman” Steve Brill. Forage the grounds’ thickets, streams, woodlands and plant communities for herbs, greens, edibles and whatever else. Everyone should be dressed for the weather and bring drinking water, plastic bags for veggies and herbs and paper bags for mushrooms. A digging tool is optional.

Price:  $20.  Appropriate for adults and youth ages 6-14.


Spring/Summer Consignment Sales:  The Peekskill Fire House and Be Green in Ardsley

When/Where: Claire's Consignments Seasonal Children's Sale in Peekskill:  Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday (half-price sale), from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Columbian Hose Company No. 1, of the Peekskill Fire Department. In rear of the Beach Shopping Center, off Dayton Lane, with entrances from both Routes 6 and 202.

Ardsley: Be Green Kids Consignment - Spring/Summer Sale Event, Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at LIFE The Place To Be, 2 Lawrence Street, Ardsley. Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Gain admission at 9 a.m. with a donation of a package of diapers or formula which will be donated to a local women’s shelter.

Why Go:  Spring is the time to clean out your wardrobe. Be Green Kids Consignment holds twice yearly sale events with 100 consignors signed up, and sells over 8,000 new & gently used kid-related items.  Clothes, toys, books, DVD’s baby gear/equipment, room decor, shoes, outdoor toys and more.

Price:  Admission is free; merchandise is 50-90% off retail. Consignors can register on Claire’s website and visit BeGreenSale.com for more information on their sale.


The Charlie Daniels Band

When/Where: Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. at the in Peekskill

Why Go:  Charlie Daniels, the son of a lumberjack, is a Southerner by birth. His music – rock, country, bluegrass, blues, and gospel reflects these roots. His hit song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” became a platinum single and topped both country and pop charts and Daniels went on to win a Grammy Award and become internationally known. Opening for The Charlie Daniels Band will be local favorites, Somerville, featuring Alyssa Startup.

Price: Tickets are $49.50-$65


Herbs to Spring Clean Your Body

When/Where:  Saturday, March 24, 1-3 p.m. at in Yorktown Heights

Why Go: Herbalist Bonnie Rogers will provide tips on simple nutrition and herbal solutions to nourish your body and help you feel your best.

Price:  $25.00, please register


Curious George Party

When/Where:  Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. at the

Why Go:  Listen to a few Curious George stories, play Curious George games, and enjoy a Curious George craft. A small snack will also be provided. For 2 - 7 year-olds with caregivers.

Price:  Free


To Hogwarts and Beyond!: A Critique of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer`s Stone

When/Where:  Saturday, March 24, 1-4 p.m. at the

Why Go:  Fans ages 8 and up, come for a discussion with film Critic Bob Goldstone who will take a deeper look at the magic and mayhem of Harry Potter.

Price:  Free, registration requested


Three Comedians in Brewster

When/Where: Saturday, March 24, 6 p.m. at in Brewster.

Why Go:  Three comedians from HBO and Comedy Central will be performing and dinner will be served at the event to benefit Animal Kingdom USA Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue. Come out for some fun and support the non-profit AKUSAWR, which is a wildlife rehabilitation and rescue organization that also offers an emergency hotline. There will be raffles and door prizes too.

Price:  $40 each or two for $70. Visit website for more information and tickets.


Bringing Up Baby—Information Fair in White Plains

When/Where: Sunday, March 25, 1-5 p.m. at the

Why Go: For those who have babies and young kids or parents who are expecting, come to this first event of its kind. Meet experts and attend workshops, mini-talks, presentations and get practical advice about essential heath and childcare information. Topics include nutrition, dental health, getting a good night’s sleep, proper developmental and social growth, immunizations, car seat safety and much more.

Price: $5/family, free for YMCA members, registration is strongly recommended: contact the YWCA events office: 914-949-6227 x147; email: events@ywcawpcw.org
















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