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Patch Picks: Make Earrings for Womens' Shelters; 'Marjorie Morningstar'; Ginny Howsam Friedman

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

Make OOdles of Earrings. Dec. 17. 4 p.m. Joan Lloyd brings her charitable work to the Katonah Village Library where teens and adults can learn to make beaded earrings just in time for the holidays. Participants are asked to donate one pair of earrings to women's shelters for every pair they keep. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah. FREE.

Mary Parker - Hooked Rugs. Dec. 16. All day. Now through Jan. 13, 2013 view Mary Parker's hooked rugs at the White Plains Public Library. Parker's works are inspired by the past and present of Westchester and Putnam Counties. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave, White Plains. FREE.

AFRO CUBAN SALSA SHINES & PATTERNS. Dec. 17. 8 p.m. Local instructor Kevin Hall teaches Afro-Cuban Salsa at the Gagliardi Studio, where drop-ins are allowed Mondays from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Get ready to sweat -- bring water, a towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Gagliardi Studio & Gallery, 39 Hudson Ave, Nyack$20.

Film Talk - 'Marjorie Morningstar.' Dec. 21. 10:15 a.m. Watch 1950s-era film "Marjorie Morningstar" hosted by The Retired Teachers Center of Rockland County and starring Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly. Discussion to follow addresses the political, economic, fashion and cultural attitudes of the times. Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church St, Nanuet. FREE.

Ginny Howsam Friedman Exhibit. Dec. 16. All day. View Ginny Howsam Friedman's oil on canvas paintings and color prints now through Jan. 6, 2013 at Beth El Synagogue Center. Howsam Friedman is a former advertising creative who believes “Color and light are essential. I think of them together as one. Line is inherent to a composition. And composition includes all of the above plus texture. But color and light start me on my way.” Beth El Synagogue Center, 1324 North Ave, New Rochelle. FREE.

"A Gift of Art." Dec. 15. Noon. The Mamaroneck Artists Guild hosts its Annual Holiday Show and Boutique now through Jan. 3, 2013. Shop handmade jewelry, original works of art in various media and other finds. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont. FREE.

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