Community Events Calendar 2.2-2.9.19

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday  February 2, 2019

Bedford Hills Free Library

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English Conversation Practice
11am-Noon | Adults | Led by Veronica Vallejo. 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.

 

 

 

Los Cuentos/The Stories
11am-Noon | Ages 3-5 | Rachel Izes and Ximena Navarro Claros sing songs and read picture books in both English and Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

recommended-read

Family Storytime NEW DAY (recurring event see all)
11:00am | Ages 3-5 with adult | Family Storytime engages children and their parent/caregiver through stories, music, and rhymes. A variety of materials may be used including felt board, puppets, and musical instruments. This program takes place weekly and is a drop in program.

 

 

 

 

Open-Mic

 

Open Mic (recurring event see all)
4:00pm | Family | Sign up at the door for your 5 minutes of fame! Sing – Perform – Dance – Act – Entertain. First-come, first sign-up.

 

 

 

 

 

St. Matthew’s Church

ART SHOW
46th Annual Bedford Art Show –
Fellowship Hall, 382 Cantitoe Road, Bedford NY
Collectors Evening on February 2 from 5:00pm-7:00pm is $45.00 |
Free Admission to day exhibition | Guest Curators Sarah Ryan and Christopher Bresica of The Lane Gallery of Katonah, the show features paintings, photographs, sculptures and handmade jewelry. Proceeds to benefit local charities.

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

High School Writing Contest

High School Writing Contest
January 31- February 26 (deadline on Feb 26 is 5:00pm)
Grades 9-12 | For high school students that attend school or reside
in the Bedford Central School District.

email entries to mmcmanus@wlsmail.org
Click for more information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 3, 2019

Stories without Borders
4:00pm | Family | Renowned storyteller Laura Simms weaves together a traditional myth, Sufi fairytale, and personal story. Falling in Love with the World is a performance, a conversation, a feast of story within story, It is in praise of fearless connection to the power of innate joy, the natural world, and spirit. The stories render an increased appreciation for the interdependence of the world, while uncovering in each of us the renewable energy of heart and mind. The stories remind us who we are and what we are capable of summoning. It has always been the breath and power of restorative words of poets, storytellers, and companions of the soul, to provoke enduring courage Laura Simms is an award-winning internationally acclaimed storyteller, author and educator. Her most recent book Our Secret Territory:The Essence of Storytelling has been called “the best book ever written about storytelling.” Laura is committed to storytelling as social justice. She combines mythic story with personal narrative.

Laura Simms is an award-winning internationally acclaimed storyteller, author and educator. Her most recent book Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling has been called “the best book ever written about storytelling.” Laura is committed to storytelling as social justice. She combines mythic story with personal narrative.

Monday  February 4, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Baby Lap TimeBaby Lap Time
11:00-11:30am | Adult with child | Baby Lap Time combines stories, songs and finger plays for infants and babies up to age 18 months with parent/caregiver. It takes place on a weekly basis and is led by a professional musician/educator.

 

 

 

 

YA Power Grab (recurring event – see all)
3:30pm | Teens | High school and middle school students interested in seizing control of Katonah Village Library’s young adult department are invited to share ideas, energy and snacks at our monthly brainstorm. It’s your library too… join us and claim what’s yours!

 

 

 

storytime-pool

 

 

PreSchool Storytime w/craft
4:30pm | 3-5 years | This program is for children ages 3–5 years, includes stories, songs, and a take-home craft, and takes place weekly. Drop in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Protection with Amanda & Michael (Girls age 9-12)
4:30pm | Teens | What is a Safety CAT? Learn how to be one, plus strategies for thinking, talking, and asserting yourself through challenges large and small. For girls age 9-12. Registration recommended 232-3508
ext 6, or mrobin@wlsmail.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spin Me A Story -(Recurring Event (See all))
5:30pm | Grades 3-5| A 6-week creative writing program for kids in Grades 3 – 5. Children will write and illustrate their own short stories that they will then compile and bind for all to enjoy. The program is led by Steph Fogler, a senior at John Jay High School who dreams of being an author and English teacher. At the first session, students will be working with artist, Corinne Lapin-Cohen, whose art is on display in the Meeting Room.

 

 

 

 

 

sit and knitSit & Knit (recurring event – click for dates)
6:00-8:00pm | Adults| Come and enjoy creative company.
All levels are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

Katonah Methodist Church Parish Hall

44 Edgemont Road, Katonah NY

Free Square Dancing
7:30pm-9:00pmpm | All ages, experience levels | Casual Dress

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

Build with Legos Winter 2019

Build with Legos Winter 2019

3:15pm-4:15 | Entering Grades K-4| Bring your imagination and your camera, but not your Legos®, which will be supplied by the Library.
Your creations can not be taken home. (Come to one or all).
Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday February 5, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Chair Yoga  | Recurring Event (See all)

1:00pm-2:00pm | Adult | 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. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and finding your own pace.All ages and beginners welcome. Free of charge.

Classes will be held in the accessible lower level Garden Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

legobricks

Legos with Zach & Bella Recurring Event (see all)
4:00-5:00pm | All-child | Join our local Lego expert Zach for a Lego Free build.
All ages are welcome.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

babies diversity

Bedford Babies Winter 2019 – REGISTER HERE
8 Week program January 29-April 2

9:30am-10:30am | 11 months or older and parent | This is the perfect opportunity for new parents and their babies to:
Have a cup of coffee and a snack without making it yourself
Feel safe and cared for away from the house
Meet other parents
Discuss Parenting concerns

 

 

 

 

Stories, Songs & Surprises

 

Stories, Songs & Surprises
2:00-2:30pm | All-child | Storytime for preschoolers with adult. No registration required. Different theme each week.

 

 

 

 

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Crafts for our Community

3:30pm-4:40pm | Grades 6-up | We are making Valentine candy bags to be delivered to Pound Ridge seniors as part of the Project Pound Ridge Cupid organized by Pound Ridge Neighbors to Neighbors. If you are interested  bring 2 bags of individually wrapped Valentine candy with you to the Library.
This is a community service activity.  Please bring a friend or 2! Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

Laptime for Pipsqueaks Storytime
10:30-11:00am | Newborn-18 months

Read More 3s & 4s
1:00-2:00pm | Storytime for 3-4 year olds

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE 

Vertigo
Classic Tuesdays with John Farr introduction/talk
7:00pm | Clive Davis Arts Center
633 Old Post Road, Bedford NY 914 234 6704

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday February 6 , 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

mother-goose

Mother Goose Time
11:00am | 18months-3 years | Mother Goose Time introduces children ages 18 months–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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Bridge      Recurring Event (See all)
1:00p-2:30pm  | Adults  |
Instructor Shirley Kessel will teach at the Advanced Beginner/Intermediate level, but those who just need a refresher or practice will enjoy it too! The classes will be held in the Meeting Room on the accessible lower level. On the other Wednesdays, an informal Open Bridge is played. This program is free and open to everyone.

 

 

 

 

Reading with Tobie, the Reading Dog, and Karen  Recurring Event (see all) 
4:00-5:00pm | Children with adult | Drop in program Wednesdays 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GlitterSlime

Slimetime
4:00pm-5:00pm | Ages 9-12 | For ages 9-12. Registration is required. It’s aliiive!! Safe, stupendous slime is back! Wear clothes you do not cherish. Register at 914-232-3508 ext. 6, or mrobin@wlsmail.org

 

 

 

 

 

GreatCouses_Structures

Great Courses: Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures
10:00am-12:00pm |Adults | Each Thursday morning from February 7 through March 28 the session will start at 10:15 and cover three one-half hour lectures.

This series of lectures is by Professor Stephen Ressler, PhD, USMA West Point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

Little Folks and Friends Storytime
10:30-11:30am | 18 months -3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

Musical Mother Goose

Baby Bounce & Rhyme
9:30am-10:00am | Ages 4-11 months with an adult | Sing and play with
Angeline of Musical Munchkins
Session 1: Jan 30; Feb 6,13, 27; March 6
Session 2: March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10

Musical Mother Goose
10:15am-11:00am | Ages 12-30 months with an adult | Sing and play with
Angeline of Musical Munchkins
Session 1: Jan 30; Feb 6,13, 27; March 6
Session 2: March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10

Registration now for Baby Bounce and Musical Mother Goose.
Register in the Children’s Room or call the Library: 234-3570.

 

 

 

 

Adult Knitting

 

Adult Knitting 1
1:30pm-3:00pm | Adult | Classes are for all abilities. Everyone works at their own level. NEW MEMBERS/BEGINNERS WELCOME.
Initial supplies provided for beginners.
Call library to register. 914 234-3570

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop in tech with charlie

DROP-IN TECH HELP WITH CHARLIE
3:00pm-5:00pm |  Adult | FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitwits Winter 2019REGISTER NOW FOR KNITWITS
WINTER/SPRING 2019 SESSION

3:30-4:30 | Every other Wednesday and begins 1.16.19 | Grades 4 and older |  Classes are for all abilities. Everyone works at their own level. NEW MEMBERS/BEGINNERS WELCOME. Initial supplies provided for beginners. Call library to register. 914 234-3570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday February 7, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

Stories, Songs & Surprises

Stories, Songs & Surprises
11:15 am – 11:45 am | Preschoolers | Storytime for preschoolers with adult. No registration required. Different theme each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

canasta edited new timeLEARN AND PLAY CANASTA!  |   Recurring Event (See all)
1:00pm – 2:30pm | Adults | Learn this fun game that’s sure to flex your smarts and strategy muscle. Instructor Helen Carroll has been teaching Canasta for ten years. This program is free and open to everyone. Please call the library to reserve your spot. The classes will be held in the Meeting Room of the library which is on the easily accessible lower level. It is important to arrive promptly by 1pm.

 

 

 

Friday February 8, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Winter Arts

Little Explorers: Winter Arts
11:00am-11:30am | Ages 3-5 with adult | Children will explore a variety of art materials as they make simple, fun winter projects.  For children ages 3 – 5 with accompanying adult.  Please contact the Children’s Room at 914.232. 1233 to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KaraokeBoy

 

 

YA Karaoke
3:30pm-5:30pm | Teen | Every other Friday in our judgement-free Meeting Room. High school and middle school students only please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

Laptime for Pipsqueaks Storytime
10:30-11:00am | Newborn-18 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday February 9, 2019

Katonah Village Library

recommended-read

Family Storytime NEW DAY (recurring event see all)
11:00am | Ages 3-5 with adult | Family Storytime engages children and their parent/caregiver through stories, music, and rhymes. A variety of materials may be used including felt board, puppets, and musical instruments. This program takes place weekly and is a drop in program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library                                           

                                           

Books & BowWows
11:00am-12:00pm | Grades K-12 | Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to read a few pages from a favorite book or show their favorite illustrations to certified therapy dogs accompanied by their owners. Halle is a certified Therapy Dog with Pet Partners and will be accompanied by her owner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE EVENTS

Bedford Chamber Concerts

We welcome you to experience “the standards of Lincoln Center in the heart of Bedford.”
Bedford Chamber Concerts presents great music of the baroque, classical and romantic eras, spiced occasionally with music of the twentieth century or new music composed by our Music Director, Anthony Newman.

 

 

BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE 

Clive Davis Arts Center
633 Old Post Road, Bedford NY

914 234 6704

 

 

Bedford Historical Society

The unique character of Bedford Village is largely a result of the Historical Society’s preservation efforts since its founding in 1916. We maintain ten historic properties around the Village Green, operate museums at the 1787 Court House and 1829 School House, and offer a variety of educational programs and events. Please visit and return often to share in Bedford’s distinct history and timeless charm.  Read More >

 

 

 

BEDFORD HILLS FREE 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

 

 

 

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

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

 

 

 

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, spectacular gardens and grounds, and wonderful moments with friends and family. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music.

Audiences are invited to explore the lush grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.

The story of Caramoor, the Rosens, Lucie’s Theremin, the Art Collections and our History is rich and diverse.

Caramoor looks to a distinguished and passionate Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, Staff, and Artistic Directors to protect the legacy and nurture growth so Caramoor continues to thrive as a vibrant cultural resource and source of inspiration for all.

Caramoor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a not-for-profit organization.

 

 

 

KATONAH BEDFORD HILLS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS

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

 

 

 

Museum Passes at the Libraries

Museum passes are available to adult Town of Bedford library cardholders in good standing (fines less than $10). The Town of Bedford includes the Katonah Village Library, Bedford Village Library and Bedford Hills Free Library.

Only one pass per family may be borrowed at a time. The maximum loan period for passes is 3 days: one day to check out the pass, one day to visit the museum and one day to return the pass.
Passes may not be renewed.

A fee of $10.00 will be charged each day that the pass is late. Passes must be returned in person to the circulation desk during library hours. Passes may not be returned in the book drop. There will be a fine of $5 for passes left in the book drop.

Passes may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. To reserve or for more information, please phone the library.

Bedford Hills Free Library 914 666 6472
Bedford Village Free Library   914 234 3570
Katonah Village Library  914 232 3508

 

 

WESTCHESTER LAND TRUST

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!

 

 

 

JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD

While at the Homestead, farm market shoppers can also enjoy a walk, sight see and explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens or picnic on the historic grounds of John Jay Homestead.

From movie nights, to food trucks, live music and dancing under the stars, there is always something fun and educational going on at the Homestead!

View our full schedule of events
Some events require advanced registration.

 

Thematic Tours

This tour is offered at 2pm, Wednesday – Saturday (Thursday – Saturday beginning October 15th)

We are excited to announce that beginning August 1st our 2pm tour will always be a thematic tour. On Wednesday through Saturday (Thursday through Saturday beginning October 15th) we will be exploring historical topics relevant to John Jay, his family, and Jay’s relationships with other Founders. On Sundays through October 15th the thematic tour will be an in-depth look at objects from our collections. Standard house tours will be available at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm (through October 15th). Check our calendar of events for more information.

 

 

Katonah Museum of Art 

134 Jay Street – Route 22
Katonah, NY 10536
914 232 9555

info@katonahmuseum.org

 

Westchester Library System
Movie streaming with Kanopy

 

 

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 pcohen@bedfordny.govPlease 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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