Patch Picks: Ice Age; Millionaires' Mansions; Help Bag Hunger

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

. Sept. 16. 1:30 p.m. The Ice Age comes to Katonah when the Katonah Museum of Art opens its "Ice Age to the Digital Age" exhibit this evening. On six Sundays, Blue Sky artists and directors discuss the ins and outs of story development, model making, set design, lighting, and directing animated feature films. Talks are free with museum admission. Check the website katonahmuseum.org for schedules. Sunday, Sept. 16 Ice Age franchise producer Lori Forte discusses story development. , 134 Jay St., Katonah. $7 Adults, $5 Seniors & Students. Members & Children (Under the Age of 12) Always Enter Free.

Sept. 15. 10 a.m. Discover Historic Irvington And Ramble on the Old Croton Aqueduct Saturday, September 15, 2012. "Meandering Among the Historic Millionaires' Mansion" is a guided walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct. Parking in Mercy College parking lot. Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the Village of Irvington are co-sponsors of this event organized through the Hudson River Valley Ramble. In addition to the guided walk, Irvington's Historic Village Hall will be open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The newly restored Tiffany Reading Room will be on display as well as the Irvington Town Hall Theater. Costumed guides will be located at the Old Croton Aqueduct and Main Street intersection, to provide information to visitors about sites to visit in Historic Irvington. Old Croton Aqueduct maps will be available for sale ($5.00) as well as a free discount dining coupon. More information at www.aqueduct.org or www.irvingtonny.gov. Visitors may also see a new exhibit at The McVickar House, home of the Irvington Historical Society. , 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Free. 

Sept. 16. Noon. Ronald A. Lipschitz, of American Legion Argonne Post 71, announced a picnic from noon to 7 p.m. of hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, chili and more. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. with chicken, steak, baked potatoes and corn. $25.00 per person. Children 12 and under are free. Beer, soda and water included. All proceeds to benefits PCAL Veterans Programs. For more information (914) 522-8321. , Gipsy Trail Rd, Carmel. Free.

Sept. 15. 2 p.m. For beginners and those who have been tracking their family's genealogy, the fair will provides a chance to hone your skills with staff experts. Must register in advance and prepay, so call to see if there is room. , 24 Depot Sq., Tuckahoe. $10.00; Members free.

Sept. 16. 11 a.m. Catch the last day of the sale this Sunday, Sept. 16. More than 60,000 almost-new and out-of-print books, including best-sellers, classics, biographies, fiction, parenting, cooking, art, computers, humor, self-help, drama, religion, business and poetry. Children's books, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, books on tape, and sheet music also available. Last year raised $45,000 to support library programs and projects. Sunday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. , 54 Olmsted Rd., Scarsdale.

Sept. 22. 8 p.m. Irvington Town Hall Theater presents the fourth-annual "Best Of" Film Series opening night fund-raiser Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. featuring the film, "Neil Young Journeys" directed by Jonathan Demme. Join the after-party at Mima Vinoteca where you'll get Neil Young CD's and DVD's, free food and more. Proceeds allow the Town Hall Theater to continue programming. , 85 Main St., Irvington$25.00 

 Sept. 16. 4 p.m. Enjoy free outdoor music to benefit One to One Learning. Participants include John Patrick Schutz, cabaret performer, Robert Mattern, operatic tenor, Jan Lynch, pop sensation in the UK and Ireland, Sue Matsuki, twice named Best Female Jazz Vocalist in NYC, Danny Zoli, Broadway tenor, star of many productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Brian Walters, accompanist and vocalist - and many others. Guests will also be treated to a mini-Taste of Rockland, food donated by many favorite restaurants of Rockland. 640 N Midland Ave., Nyack. FREE.

Sept. 19. All day. Join Pearl River ShopRite to "Help Bag Hunger" on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Spend one hour bagging groceries as part of ShopRite Partners In Caring DayCashiers will be collecting donations to help fill the shelves of local community food banks. , 26 N. Middletown Rd., Pearl River. FREE.


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