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Weekend Planner: Fall Festival, Foliage Tour

Plus, an historic cemetery tour and lesson in preservation.

Historic Cemetery Tour and Headstone Cleaning

When/Where: Chichester cemetery, 9:30-11:30am

Why go: There will be a demonstration of headstone cleaning with the opportunity for volunteers to give it a try. Bedford Town Historian John Stockbridge and members of the Friends of Bedford Burying Grounds will talk history, point out unique headstones, and share fascinating facts about some of Bedford’s 30+ burial grounds.

Price: Free

Fall Foliage Walk with the Pound RIdge Land Conservancy

When/Where: The Richard's Preserve on Honey Hollow Road, very close to #134. The Richard's Preserve is on the west side of the road. 10 a.m.

Why go: What color does a sugar maple turn in the fall?  What about white oak?  What about white ash?  When our forests explode in their autumnal color, they follow patterns which will be examined during this lite walk through the Richard's Preserve. Join Tate Bushell, the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy's Land Steward/Educator on a delightful walk through a protected woodland and see the forest in a new way.  F

Price: Free

St. Patrick’s School Fall Family Festival

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 20 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the St. Patrick's School in Bedford.

Why go: There will be fun and games for all as our outside grounds transforms into a fall festival atmosphere!  There will be Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Sand Art and Pumpkins, Pie Eating Contests Food Tent and much more. You can even buy some Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Yankee Candles.  Welcome the arrival of fall with a fun family day helping to support a new school science lab.

Price: Entry is free, purchase game tickets

NEXT Charity Concert

Where/When: Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (444 Saw Mill River Rd. Elmsford) on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

Why go: Chris Bro's concert series at Captain Lawrence continues with a performance by The Modern Electric this evening. The evening will include music starting at 8:30 p.m. and beer on tap in the tasting room. Tonight's concert will benefit the Pleasantville Community Scholarship Fund.

Pricing: $10

Awake and Sing! Previews

Where/When: Axial Theatre at St. John's Episcopal Church on Thursday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.

Why go: As its 14th season opens, Pleasantville's Axial Theatre is opening with the Depression-area production Awake and Sing! Check out previews today and tomorrow before the official opening night on Saturday. The show will run on Thursdays to Sundays through November 4.

Pricing: $20; $15 students and seniors; $35 opening night for all

The Mitzvah Project

Where/When: Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester 

Why go: Middle and high school students are invited to play baseball with special needs through the Miracle League of Westchester. RSVP by emailing allison@­rosenthaljcc.­org.

Pricing: Free

Pet Adoption Day

Where/When: Thornwood Self Storage (950 Broadway) on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why go: Meet some of Pets Alive Westchester's adoptable animals this weekend and you could take home a new family member the same day. Dogs, cats and rabbits will be on-site.

Pricing: Free to browse

Halloween Costume Swap

Where/When: Memorial Plaza gazebo in Pleasantville on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Why go: It's the last day to drop off an unwanted Halloween costume or pick one up for free. Read more about this PleasantvilleRecycles initiative here.

Pumpkin Day at Hilltop Hanover Farm

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown

Why Go: Grab a sweater and head over toHilltop Hanover Farm to celebrate "Pumpkin Day." Guided tours of Hilltop Hanover Farm will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the tour you will be able to see the progress of the new chicken house. Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic or pick up lunch in town. You can also choose a pumpkin for carving (nominal fee) or visit the farm stand to pick some fresh ingredients for a fall soup. 

Contact: For more information, visit the Farm's website at hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Elizabeth Butler 7th Annual Walk-A-Thon

When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. at the North Salem Lion’s Club, located at Mills Road and Route 22

Why go: The walk was created to help raise awareness about teen domestic abuse in memory of Elizabeth Butler, a victim of dating violence. The day’s activities include an interactive safety demonstration by Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts, BBQ, music and more. The first 200 participants will receive free T-shirts. 

Founded in 2005, Elizabeth G. Butler Foundation is a non-profit foundation for education of teens and parents about teen dating abuse in memory of Elizabeth Gabrielle Butler who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend when she was 17. The goal of the foundation is to help young adults understand and use the concepts of communication, self-discipline and self-respect in relationships. 

Contact: For more information or to donate visit http://egbaf.tripod.com/

Pricing: Free

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