Your Weekend: Theater, Storytime, Road Race

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend in Bedford and nearby—we've got you covered.

Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place to help you make the most of your weekend. 

Bedford: The Pound Ridge Theatre Company Presents 'Doubt: A Parable'

Where: Conant Hall, 257 Westchester Ave in Pound Ridge

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 

Cost: $24

Description: Organizers describe this production as a "powerful and disturbing tale of a conflict of wills" between a Catholic school priest who supports progressive thought and the principal, who suspects the former has been abusing a student. Attendees are encouraged to bring food and drink to enjoy before the show begins.

Bedford: Picture This! Saturday Story Time

When: Saturday, April 13, 10: 30 a.m.

Where: Katonah Museum of Art

Cost: Free

Description: This is a monthly story time series featuring great children’s stories and illustrations; children have the opportunity to create artwork in the Learning Center following the story. In February, local police officer Eddie Ramirez will read special “cops and robbers” picture books and talk about life at a police station.

Check the Patch events calendar for many more local listings including a Bedford Audubon birding workshop, a Junior League event and the BHNA Run for the Hills!



Yorktown: 'Spamalot' Comes to Town

Where: Yorktown Stage, at 1974 Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights

When: Saturday evenings, April 13 and April 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoons April 14 and April 21 at 2 p.m.; and Friday evening, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Children (under 12) us $19; seniors (over 62) and students (12-22) $21; adults $26

Description: Monty Python’s 'Spamalot' is a musical that was "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Spamalot is a highly irreverent parody the story of King Arthur and his knights’ quest for the Holy Grail.

Yorktown: Beer Brewing 101

Where: Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights

When: Saturday, April 13 at 12 p.m.

Cost: $20

Description: The workshop is taught by the Westchester Homebrewers Organization. Learn how to brew batches of your favorite beer in the comfort of your own kitchen. This course will include a demonstration of the basic principles of beer brewing, an exploration of the differences between ale and lager production, and will include a tasting of various beer styles. Discounted starter equipment kits will also be available for purchase. The class is limited to 20 students, and registration is required; $20 per person. Call (914) 962-2368 or register online.at www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

Somers: Meet the Author Jo Pitkin

Where: Somers Public Library, 80 Primrose St, Somers

When: Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Award winning poet and Somers native Jo Pitkin will read from and discuss her new book “Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York.” Register online at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Pleasantville: Bhangra (Indian Folk/Bollywood) Dance

Where: World Heritage Cultural Organization

When: Saturday, April 13 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free 

Description: World Cultural Organization is offering a free Bhangra Dance class.


Mount Kisco: Northern Westchester Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic

Where: Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 E Main Street in Mount Kisco

When: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Description: This event is a great opportunity to introduce youngsters to doctors and the hospital, and create a happy memory in case they ever have to visit during an emergency. Little ones—who are encouraged to bring along a stuffed friend to play the patient role—will learn about medical treatments and healthy practices.

Peekskill: Embark's Hosts the Spring into Laughter Stand Up Comedy Show

Where: Energy Movement Center, 925 South St. in  Peekskill

When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $20

Description: Embark's Second Saturday Series is hosting The Original Brothers Production of "Spring into Laughter Comedy Show," featuring Mike Troy, aka 'Brooklyn Mike'; Phil Selman; and Hamburger Alonzo Jones. The show is hosted by Freddie Ricks. There will be two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7 pm & 9 pm. Admission is $20, which includes a buffet.  Limited seating available.  For Mature Audiences Only.  Reservations are strongly recommended. Call Jimmy Mack at 914-382-6266 or Glenn at 914-469-6345.

Southeast: VFW Breakfast Fundraiser

Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 672, Peaceable Hill Road in Southeast

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday

Cost: $10 (young adults are $5, and kids younger than 12 are free)

Description: Folks can show their support for the veterans while enjoying tons of breakfast items, from sausage to eggs to waffles and more. The food will be plentiful and the company more than pleasant! 

Tarrytown: Help Save a Life – a Tag Sale Fundraiser 

Where: Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 N Broadway, Tarrytown

When: Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Tarrytown’s EFIA international language students have gathered in support of a Russian child with leukemia whose parents cannot afford the surgery that might save his life. This special fundraiser will feature international food, music and items up for sale including clothing, books, accessories and more. The students are also accepting donations to sell leading up to the event, which can be dropped off at the 100 Marymount Avenue, Tarrytown campus by contacting Kira at luv.­you54@­gmail.­com.

About this column: A guide to weekend events in central and northern Westchester County for you and your family.


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