Weekend Planner: Animal Blessing, Library Fair, Live Jazz

Plus, Dionne Warwick and fun events that support a worthy cause—for your weekend ahead.

Lewisboro Library Fair

When/Where:  Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Onatru Farm Town Park in South Salem

Why Go:  At the 52nd annual Lewisboro Library Fair, find giant Attic Treasures, book and toy sales, kids’ games, a bake sale tent, local vendors (including a glass-blowing demonstration) and a silent auction.

There will also be music provided by Chip Andrus and Vince Castellucci, as well as the band Halfway to Sanity, featuring local teachers Jesse Weiss and Craig Jettleson. The Fair’s Battle of the Bakers contest is back with a quest to find the best muffin or pie baker in the area. Cooks of all ages are welcome to submit their best or most unusual fruit pie or muffin for consideration.

The Concours d’Elegance car show is sponsored by Estate Motors of Goldens Bridge.  Automobiles ranging from show cars to "backyard classics" are invited to participate. Awards are given in each of eight categories courtesy of the sponsor.

Price:  Free

3rd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale

When/Where:  Saturday, September 29, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at 1 South Greeley Ave., Chappaqua

Why Go:  Indulge in a bake sale to benefit Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to fighting childhood hunger. Last year almost $12,000 was raised and the group was named the number two fundraising team in the country by Share Our Strength. Enjoy delicious baked goods generously donated by businesses and families in and around Chappaqua, a kids’ corner with guessing jar table, a face painter and raffle tickets.


The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts

When/Where:  Saturday, September 29, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, September 30 from noon-5 p.m. at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Why Go:  This is a citywide public art festival devoted to bringing contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Peekskill Project V activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Astra Howard, Mike Kenney, Ryan Lemke, and other participating artists will discuss their work.  7 p.m.: HVCCA will host an Artists' and Members' Dinner at HVCCA, where members (patron-level and above) will have the opportunity to mingle with Peekskill Project artists and enjoy live music. Sunday, September 30: Participating artists will discuss their work at various venues throughout Peekskill, and ArtCrime will perform a live concert. (See www.hvcca.org for exact times and locations.)

Price:  Free


Dionne Warwick at Tarrytown Music Hall

When/Where:  Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m. at Tarrytown Music Hall

Why Go:  Five-time Grammy Award-winning music legend, Dionne Warwick makes a stop on her tour at The Tarrytown Music Hall... The American pop music and cultural icon has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records including “Walk on By,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again," “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Say a Little Prayer,” the theme from “Valley of the Dolls" and "That’s What Friends Are For" among many others.

Price:  Tickets $48-$105


Family Fun Day Carnival - Benefit for CMG Fundraising Foundation and March of Dimes

When/Where:  Saturday, September 29, from 9a.m.-6 p.m. at Westchester County Center in White Plains

Why Go: Take the family and support a great cause while enjoying games, prizes and raffles, clowns, magic, puppet shows, face painting, air brush tattoos, name art, balloon twisting and more.

Live music will feature: Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies, Graham Clarke, Buried in Blue, Teri Lamar and New Company, James Durst, Pete Seeger

Price: Suggested donation at the door: $5 per child & $10 per adult

Katonah Jazz at Via Vanti in Mt. Kisco

When/Where: Via Vanti Restaurant, 9 p.m.

Why go:
The Katonah Studio Jazz Band takes the stage at Via Vanti in Mount Kisco on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. The group will feature keyboardist Robert Kessler, saxophonist R.J. Marx, drummer Jack Falco and bass player Phil Rowan. Founded in 2005 by Grammy-award winning composer, audio producer and pianist Robert Kessler and saxophonist R.J. Marx, KSJB is a collective musical ensemble featuring some of northern Westchester’s top players.

Pricing: No cover, reservations recommended.


5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Family Fun Run

When/Where:  Sunday, September 30, 8 a.m. registration at Reis Park/Somers Library; 9:00 a.m. 5K Trail Run Start, 9:30 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run Start

Why Go: Take part in a local fun run to support the Somers Library Foundation.

Price:  5K Trail Run: $20 1 Mile Fun Run: $15 (adults) / $10 (children 12 and under)


Fall Harvest Festival in Brewster

When/Where:  Saturday, September 29, 10;30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green Chimneys

Why Go:  The day begins with a Children's Harvest Fun Run around the Green Chimneys horse barn. The rest of the day is filled with great seasonal activities like the Pumpkin Roll, pumpkin decorating, hayrides and a hay maze. Additional activities include the ever-popular bungee trampoline, pony rides, arts & crafts for kids, wildlife demonstrations, and other live animal events.

Price:  Admission is free for children (ages 12 and under),
$5 for each adult


The Best and the Wurst

When/Where: Saturday, September 29, 12 noon-5 p.m. at Croton Point Park in Croton on Hudson

Why Go:  For someone unable to walk the world is closed. The Rotary Club of Yorktown has partnered with the Rotary Club of Morelia, Mexico to bring mobility to youngsters, adults and seniors to enable them—and their extended families—to live normal and productive lives. Five local craft breweries will be offering beer for tasting, accompanied by unlimited bratwurst and pretzels. Soda and water will be available for kids and designated drivers. 100% of the net from this event will go to Yorktown Rotary's Wheelchair Project.

Price:  $30.00

Blessing of the Animals

When/where: Sun. Sept. 30, 10 a.m., Katonah Methodist Church

Why go: Members and friends of the congregation are invited to bring their pets to church with them for this service to honor and bless them. Rev. Melissa Boyer explained, “I have often noticed the deep bond between humans and their pets.  These animals provide so much entertainment, joy and comfort to their companions that we should take this opportunity to celebrate that profound and important relationship."

Pricing: Free

Lisa Buchman (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM
And don't forget about the "Green Homes & Great Estates" House Tour benefiting the Wolf Conservation Center Foundation on Sunday, September 30, from 10 am to 3 pm. More here: http://patch.com/E-p5fm


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