Patch Picks: Activism & Art; Amphibians; Gem and Jewelry Show

There is something for everyone to do this week in the Hudson Valley.

April 1. 8 a.m. The Yorktown Lions Club and The American Legion Post 1009 are hosting their first annual "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny." Choose from three seatings: 8-9:30 a.m., 10-11:30 a.m., or 12-1:30 p.m. Tickets sold in advance. Call Barbara at 914-302-6958 or e-mail yorktownlionsclub@yahoo.com. $8. , 235 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights.

. April 1. 9 a.m. The Larchmont Public Library presents the 39th-annual “Spring Showcase,” an exhibition of works by Larchmont-Mamaroneck Senior Center students. Free. , 121 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont.

April 2. 6 p.m. Join "The First Monday Salon" and explore the issues faced by poets: “Does the poet continue writing when the building is burning? Do we continue to craft objects and words when the earth is warming? When the poor are suffering? When the children aren’t learning? When the cooling pools are leaking? When the wars are raging?" Ilse Schreiber-Noll will present her work, which will be featured in the BRC Gallery. Discussion follows. Free. , 201 S Division St., Peekskill.

. April 3. 10:45 a.m. Children ages 2-10 hunt for eggs at John Jay Homestead, sponsored by Bedford Recreation and the Blue Dolphin Restaurant. Kids are grouped by age and should bring their own baskets. Kick-off festivities with magician David Levitan and his Spring Bunny. Free. , 400 Jay St., Katonah.

. April 3. 6:30 p.m. Instead of trying to prepare dinner while your little ones pull on your apron strings, head to The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library for a "Pajama Read Aloud" in celebration of National Library Week. For children Ages 4 and up--wear pajamas! Free. , 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester.

April 3. 6:30 p.m. Sarah Lawrence College faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis and MFA alumnae Traci Brimhall, Jennifer Wallace, and Meredith Trede read their works. Refreshments will be served. Free. Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville.

April 6. 12 p.m. Don't let her fool you, diamonds are a girl's best friend. An international group of gem dealers takes over the WCCC to present gems of all types -- including loose stones and already set pieces. Discounts of 20-to-40 per cent off of the regular retail price. $8. , 198 Central Ave., White Plains.

April 6. 4 p.m. Tasty Port Wine hosts a free wine tasting with a wine expert from Tussock Jumper. Free. , 127 Main St., Ossining.

. April 7. 1 p.m. Children ages 5 and older explore the amphibians who inhabit Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and learn about their habitat. Children under 5 may view the display. Free. , Route 35 & N. Salem Rd., Cross River.


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