Community Events Calendar ~ 5/19/18-5/26/18


Week of 5.19-5.26.2018

We’d also suggest as excellent sources of information The Record Review, The Bedford-Katonah Patch, http://; The Bedford Daily Voice,; All about Bedford, as well as the websites of each of the organizations mentioned.

Please also check the Recreation and Parks Department on the Town’s website for programs and activities, click here 

Monday, May 21



Bilingual Storytime

11:00 amFor kids ages 5-8Recurring Event (See all). Hora de los cuentos bilingües con Tomas. Perfecto para niños aprendiendo inglés, español, o los dos. Para niños de 5 a 8 años. Bilingual storytime with Tomas. Perfect for children learning English, Spanish, or both.


Baby Lap Time

11:00 am-12:00 pm | Parent/caregiver. | Baby Lap Time combines stories, songs and finger plays for infants and babies up to age 18 months with


Dungeons and Dragons Age 13+

3:00 pm-4:30 pm. | Teen | This program is currently full. Please email to be placed on a waiting list.




English Conversation for non native speakers

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Adult | Barbara Kornfield is a retired language teacher with many years of experience as a Literacy Volunteer. She will facilitate this free-flowing English language class.This is a great opportunity to practice your language skills in a supportive environment. Weekly participation strongly encouraged. Space is limited and registration required.



Tuesday, May 22



Story Time with Rachel Izes, Laptime for Pipsqueaks Tuesdays and Fridays:
10:30am | 6-18 months . | May 14, 22, 25, 29

Read More 3s and 4s
1:00pm | 3+years | May 15, 22, 29

NEW 6 Weeks! – Memoir Writing Class – Telling Your Life Story
4-5:30pm | Adult | . May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26  We all have a story, but how do we begin to tell it? Nancy Kessler, guides participants through prompts to ignite the remembrance of life experiences and begin the process of writing our unique personal memoir. Register Here

Tech Tuesdays
The Bedford Hills Free Library is offers tech-support and computer basics Tuesday afternoons.  Library patrons interested in learning more about navigating the web, accessing the Westchester Library System’s digital library resources, and creating online profiles for, resume construction, professional development, virtual community participation, and games. Please call or stop in with your questions.


For more information, please visit or call (914) 666-6472




English Conversation for Non Native Speakers
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Mondays, beginning March 26 | Barbara Kornfield is a retired language teacher with many years of experience as a Literacy Volunteer. She will facilitate this free- flowing English language class. This is a great opportunity to practice your language skills in a supportive environment. Weekly participation strongly encouraged. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register online or call the Library.



Stories, Songs & Surprises

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Preschoolers. Storytime for preschoolers with adult. No registration required. Different theme each week: May Themes

Build with Legos

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm. | Grades K-3. (come to one or all) Bring your imagination and your camera, but not your Legos®, which will be supplied by the Library. Your creations can not be taken home. Registration helpful – call (914) 234 3570 or register online. flyer Read more





Chair Yoga

1:00 pm | Adults | Recurring Event (See all). Join Toni Russo for Chair Yoga, one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. This approach uses the support and safety of a chair to adapt yoga positions

Lego’s with Zach and Bella

4:30 pm. | Recurring Event (See all). Join our local Lego expert Zach for a Lego Free build. All ages are welcome.

Pax Americana

10:15 am. Please join us for a discussion on Pax Americana. Our group leader will be Joe Adams. Great Decisions meets for intelligent, non-partisan, seminar-style discussions of foreign affairs topics. Meetings take place in the Garden Room on the lower level of the library. All are welcome.




Wednesday May 23



11am- 2pm | Haines Road, Bedford Hills | Passport Photo and Application Process

What do you need to bring with you:
1. Proof that you are a United States citizen (ie: an original or certified birth certificate) or original naturalization certificate.
2. A valid driver’s license or a government issued identification card.

Routine applications are now taking approximately 6 weeks. If you need an expedited service, there is an additional fee.

Questions? Call the Westchester County Clerk’s office at 914-995-3083 or visit, where you can download the
Application for U.S. Passport DS-11.



The Faiths of the Founding Fathers
10:00 am. Read the book. Join the Discussion. This month’s World Affairs Book Club book, The Faiths of the Founding Fathers by David Holmes, explores the spiritual beliefs of our founding fathers and whether America was founded as a monolithic Christian nation.

Mother Goose
11:00 am. |Recurring Event (See all). Mother Goose Time introduces children ages 18 months to 36 months with parent/caregiver to stories, songs, finger plays, and movement activities. This program is led by a professional musician/educator. This is a drop-in program.


Reading with Tobie and Karen
4:30 pm. |Recurring Event (See all). Reading with Tobie, the Reading Dog, and Karen Drop in program Wednesdays (see schedule) to practice your reading with Tobie, who joins us from the Good Dog Foundation with his handler, Karen. For elementary school students, kindergarten and up. First come, first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Presenting: Coyotes in our City and Suburbs
7:30 PM. Coyotes are now found in nearly every U.S. city and town. These elusive and highly adaptable creatures are changing their behavior to adjust to new environments, including our backyards. Carol Henger, PhD Candidate at Fordham University, studies and tracks New York City’s urban and suburban coyotes by examining DNA from their scat. Carol will discuss coyotes’ local history, behavior, diet, and movement patterns. In addition, Carol will talk about human interactions with urban and suburban coyotes and what to do should you encounter one of these fascinating animals.

This is a free event made possible by the generosity of the members and donors of the Bedford Audubon Society. Bedford Audubon Society | 35 Todd Rd, Katonah NY | 914-232-1999




Adult Knitting

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Adult knitters of all abilities are welcome to join this group facilitated by Margaret. Initial supplies for beginning knitters will be provided. Learn from one another, exchange patterns, techniques and ideas. The group will meet in the Biography Room. Please call 914-234-3570 to register. Read more



3:30-4:30 | Grades 4 and Older | Usually every other Wednesday. Classes are for all abilities. Everyone works at their own level. Initial supplies provided for

beginners. Registration is required, including for prior participants.
Call 914-234-3570 or register online.


Tech Help with Wynter Schnell
3:30-5:00 | No appointment required. Bring your device and any questions you have.




Little Folks & Friends
10:30am | 18 months – 3 years | Wednesdays: May 16, 23, 30

Homework Helpers
5 – 6pm. Grades 2-5 | May 16, 23, 30 | Teen Team members assist school children on a drop-in basis; bilingual support available.


Sci-Fi Book Club
6pm. Led by Gerardo Mendez. Join in a book club that meets monthly to explore the popular genre of Science Fiction including classic, crossover, and fantasy.

Thursday, May 24



SHORTS – Short stories read aloud followed by a short discussion
7-8pm Bedford Hills Train Station | Adults | Hosted by Heide Shilstone, Rusty Judd reads Lethal Distraction by Terri Reid.  RSVP here.




Great Courses: America’s Founding Fathers
10am-12 NOON | High Schoo- retired history buffs | Recurring Event (See all) Please join us for a 12-week session with Professor Allen Guelzo to discuss Great Courses: America’s Founding Fathers. America’s Founding Fathers takes you from the closing days of the American Revolution to the opening decades of the United States under the newly created U.S. Constitution. While these 36 lectures are detailed, they are highly accessible for all learners, from high school students to retired history buffs.

Told like the dramatic, turbulent story that it is, each lecture uses an individual Founder as a doorway through which to examine the process involved in crafting the Constitution. Less a biography of individuals, Professor Guelzo’s course is instead a composite biography of one of the greatest political documents in history.



Stories, Songs & Surprises
11:15 to 11:45 AM | Storytime for preschoolers with adult | No registration required.
Different theme each week. May Themes

Friends Ice Cream Social
3:00 pm at Fellowship Hall at the Presbyterian Church | ALL AGES | Make your own ice cream sundae and listen to the winners of the Poetry Contest read their poems. There will also be a M&M guessing contest. Registration helpful but not required.


An evening Skype Session with Author Martha Hall Kelly
7:30 pm This is her debut novel. Participants are encourage to read the novel before the Skype session and come prepared with questions. Anyone interested in asking questions will have the opportunity. Martha Hall Kelly is a native New Englander now living in Atlanta, Georgia, where she’s writing the prequel to Lilac Girls. Register here, or call the library: 914-234-3570


Friday, May 25



Laptime for Pipsqueaks with Rachel Izes
10:30am | (6-18 months | May 14, 22, 25, 29; June 1,8,15,29 (Coffee Klatch follows)



Family Storytime

10:30 am-11:30 am | Parent/caregiver + child | Family Storytime engages children and their parent/caregiver through music, movement and stories.



Saturday, May 26



English Conversations/Conversación en inglés

11am – Noon | Adults | Led by Barbara Bethea. For adults learning English, this is an opportunity to practice and improve everyday communication skills in a friendly group. Topics include conversations when shopping, visiting the doctor, on the job, meeting with your child’s teacher, and more.
Workshops are free. No registration required.

LEGOS and More
11am – 1pm. Bring the family to build a LEGO structure, play a board game, assemble a puzzle, or browse the books in the library.






Field Goods

4:15-7:30 pm. Enjoy an order of fresh produce delivered to the library each week. Produce is delivered on Tuesday afternoons. Click here for more details



Field Goods

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Enjoy an order of fresh produce delivered to the library each week. Produce is delivered on Tuesday afternoons. Click here for more details





EMS Classes
KBHVAC regularly hosts continuing medical education classes for EMS providers. We offer public First Aid and CPR classes by request, and we are often available to provide stand-by services at community sporting events and gatherings. Please contact us to learn more




Ongoing Events

Guided Tours. Tuesday through Sunday: 2:30 pm. Group tours by appointment.


Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition

Tues-Sat: 2/25-6/17: 10am-5pm & Sun: 12-5pm. KMA’s new exhibit focuses on a group of Middle Eastern and South Asian artists who work in calligraphy, miniature painting, geometric patterning, textiles, and architecture. Engages diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition to explore religion, culture and socio-political issues. (134 Jay St., Katonah;



Art & Play at KMA!

Wednesday, May 23 from 9:30am – 10:30am
Parent/caregiver-child workshop presented with Macaroni Kid Westchester North.


Process Lab: Exploring Islamic Art Forms

February 25 – June 17, during Museum hours. Discover the fascinating world of Islamic artistic traditions in the KMA’s hands-on, family- friendly Learning Center. Use an array of materials to try your hand at miniature painting, calligraphy, geometric patterning, architecture, and textiles and contribute to a collaborative geometric mosaic installation.



Special Friday Tours:

Stroller Tours, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

KMA opens its doors to babies and their new parents and caregivers for an enriching experience. Light refreshments served.

Senior Socials, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15






Play Days @ Jay
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. | All ages | Through Oct 26, 20-18 | 400 Jay Street Katonah.
Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short
hands-on activity at 1:00pm.


10:00 am – 1:00 pm. $15 – $20. Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour. Advance registration required. $20; $15 members Friends of John Jay Homestead. registration/?ee=477




To discuss volunteer opportunities at Westchester Land Trust, please contact us! Send us an email here or call us at 914-234-6992, ext. 21 Click here to fill out our volunteer questionnaire!










Afternoon Tea

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. |Recurring Event (See all). Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah. $38. Spend a lovely summer afternoon enjoying Caramoor’s scrumptious Afternoon Tea served in the beautiful setting of the open air Summer Dining Room overlooking the stunning Spanish Courtyard and its bubbly fountain and gardens. Enjoy delightful tea sandwiches, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas. The Tea service is preceded by a tour of the Rosen House. As you explore the estate, the docents invite you to get to know the Rosen family. Find out more »







The Town of Bedford is pleased to provide this free listing of community events and other offerings in our community. We hope that this service is helpful to our residents, businesses and visitors. Civic groups, not-for-profit and charitable organizations are welcome to submit announcements for inclusion in the calendar to Please submit your announcement by Thursday noon and include your contact information. Please note that the Town reserves the right to decline submissions promoting commercial, political, religious or private activities. We also are not responsible for inaccurate information, including but not limited to incorrect dates, times, and locations, posted in the calendar. Please refer to the Town’s website for official announcements and notices. Thank you!



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