Community Events Calendar 2.23-3.2

 

 

 

 

Friday February 22, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

 

American Folktales and Craft
2:00pm | Grades K-3 | Celebrate Black History Month with folktales from across the African continent! Learn about some of the fascinating cultures, and make a related craft to take home. For children in Grades K – 3. Registration requested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YA Karaoke
Recurring Event (See all)
3:30pm | 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

 

 

 

 

 

Family Fun – Winter Crafts
 3-5pm. Bring the family for craft projects fun during the school winter recess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday February 23, 2019

Katonah Village Library

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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                                           

Legos
11:00am-1:00pm |FamilyBring the family on Saturdays to build a LEGO structure, play a board game, play with a puzzle, or browse the books in the library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 24, 2019

Katonah Village Library co-sponsored by the Katonah Museum of Art

Writers Speak: Pamela Hart at KMA
KMA Writer-in-Residence, Pamela Hart, will be at KMA to discuss her book Mothers Over Nangarhar.
Winner of the 2017 Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Mothers Over Nangarhar is an unusual and powerful war narrative, focusing less on the front lines of combat and more on the home front, a perspective our American cultural canon has largely ignored.Space is limited. Reservations suggested: please email: info@katonahmuseum.org co-sponsored with Katonah Museum of Art.
Suggested donation $10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday February 25, 2019

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.

 

 

 

 

SDforYA

Self Protection for YA Women
3:30pm-4:30pm | Teens | College-bound or soon-to-be? Explore your full spectrum of safety skills in a safe and empowering environment. Questions? 232-3508 ext 6, or mrobin@wlsmail.org

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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Author Sana Krasikov at Katonah Village Library & The Katonah Village Improvement Society Annual Meeting
7:30pm-9:30pm | Adults | The evening will begin with refreshments and mingling. We will hear from the guest speaker and acclaimed author Sana Krasikov after the KVIS and the library report on progress and goals.
Sana Krasikov is the author of the novel The Patriots and the collection One More Year. She was born in Ukraine and grew up in former Soviet Georgia before moving to Katonah in 1987. In 2017 Krasikov was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Her work has received a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award and was a finalist for Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Prize. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, the O.Henry collection, and other publications. She lives in Hastings-on Hudson with her husband, radio journalist Gregory Warner, and their two children
All are welcome. Please enter on the lower level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 26, 2019

Westmoreland Sancutary

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Free Income Tax Preparation   |   Recurring Event (See all)
10:00am-3:00pm | Adult| AARP Membership not required. For more information call 1-888-227-7669  | Please bring the following: Copy of last year’s federal and state income tax returns. W-2 forms showing income from your employer. SSA-1099-R forms showing pension or annuity income SSA-1099 forms showing Social Security benefits; 1099-DIV, -INT, -G, -MISC, -OID forms showing dividends, interest NYS tax refund, gambling income, etc. Health Care information received form the Marketplace, if any. Any other information confenrin gyour income and deductions Photo ID and Social Security/ITIN cards Bank information, if direct deposit of refund desired.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Coffee Klatch
11:am-Noon | For parents and caregivers | Led by Rachel Izes. Join us for an informal gathering directly following Laptime for Pipsqueaks, our story time for babies and their parents and caregivers. Share experiences, support, and take away resources offered by the Library. Topic: Winter Woes. Refreshments served.

 

 

 

Chapter Chatter
6:30pm | Children in grades 3-4|  Join a monthly book group. Guided by Willoughby Levesque & Erin Meyer, participants will chat about the chapter books they love to read and share with others. A friendly gathering with snacks provided.

 

 

 

InBeTween Pages

InbeTween Pages
6:30 pmTweens in grades 5-7 | Join this group led by Susan & Louisa Polos, for snacks and to talk about what they’re reading. Newcomers welcome any time. Please call if you plan to attend: 914.666.6472.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday February 27, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

mother-goose

CANCELLED
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.

 

 

 

CANCELLED
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.

 

 

 

 

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Draw, Partner!
4:00pm-5:00pm | Ages 9-12 | The clock is ticking…! Who knows what you will draw next?  Be ready for anything! Winner gets a prize… everyone has fun!
Katonah Village Library Meeting Room.

 

 

 

 

 

parker inheritance

 

Family Book Discussion
6:30pm – 7:30m | Grades 4-5 accompamied by participating adult | Join with other book lovers to discuss The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.  There’s lots to talk about in this fast-paced mystery that deals with a hidden treasure, a town’s history, and issues of social justice.  Snacks will be served!
Please register by calling 232. 3508 or emailing cuccellani@wlsmail.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2019Knitwits

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 28, 2019

Bedford Hills Free Library

Adult Story Hour with light snacks & refreshments
Bedford Hills Community House

7:00pm-8:00pm | Adults | Listen, Talk, Go-
Terrie Paladino Viola reads, The American Embassy by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Do you like a good story, but are too busy to commit to a book club? Come to hear great short stories read aloud followed by a short discussion. Hosted by Heide Shilstone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday March 1, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

MOVIE THEATER POPCORN
3:30pm – 5:00pm | The Best Teen Movies of all-time… chosen by you! Plus an abundance of piping-hot popcorn!

For teens only, please.

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday March 2, 2019

Coffee and Conversation at the
Bedford Hills Train Station
10:ooam | Community |Please join County Executive George Latimerand Westchester County Legistlator Kitley Covill for an informal discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-5:00pm | Adult, Teen | Sign up at the door for your 5 minutes of fame! Sing – Perform – Dance – Act – Entertain First-come, first sign-up.

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library                                           

English Conversation Practice
11:00am-12:00pm | AdultsLed by Barbara Bethea |  Have you studied English but want more practice speaking with others? The Library offers adults an opportunity to practice and improve everyday communication skills in a friendly group.

 

 

Los Cuentos/The Stories

11:1m-12Noon | Children 3-5 years | Rachel Izes and Ximena Navarro Claros sing songs and read picture books in both English and Spanish.

 

 

 

 

CB Gallery

23 Valley Road | Katonah NY 10536

Milton Glaser Landscape Prints
The exhibition will feature fifty three landscape explorations influenced by Edgar Degas monotypes.  For these works, Glaser begins with a drawing from both memory and observation. He then  uses a range of digital processes to layer a variety of patterns on the original image, creating a virtual lithographic press. His process enables him to differentiate the slightest changes in color, resulting in a series of unique works based on the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley and yet sparking the imagination.  artgallerycb@gmail.com or 917 520 3234.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Monday, March 4 at the Bedford Playhouse

Bedford20/20
Warm up with Hot Cider and Heat Pumps! Join the Town of Bedford and Bedford 2020 at the Bedford Playhouse on Monday, March 4th from 7:00-8:30pm for a cider tasting and get a taste of our newest campaign, HeatSmart Westchester!

Meet the contractors and talk with neighbors who have improved their home energy usage, as we kickoff a campaign to promote climate friendly heating and cooling systems.

Join us! RSVP here:
http://bedford2020.org/hot-cider-and-heat-pumps/

  • Taste a variety of apple ciders handcrafted by Thompson Cider Mill
  •  Get a free movie ticket for a future visit to the Bedford Playhouse
  •  Learn more about air source heat pumps, geothermal heating and cooling systems,
    and saving energy
  • Meet the contractors: Bruni & Campisi, Heathy Home Energy & Consulting, Inc. and Dandelion Energy.

For more information visit www.HeatSmartWestchester.com or call (914) 302-7300 ext. 1

 

 

The Bedford/Lewisboro/Pound Ridge
Drug Abuse Prevention Council (DAPC)
with the Katonah Lewisboro School District

Tuesday, March 5 at John Jay High School
7:00pm-8:00pm | Adults | Concerned parents from Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 5
Bedford Playhouse
Clive Davis Arts Center
633 Old Post Road, Bedford NY 914 234 6704

 

Dramatic Escape
(Discussion following screening)

Dramatic Escape is an award-winning documentary that transports viewers into the lives of a group of maximum security prisoners who are producing a behind-bars stage production of A Few Good Men at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Westchester, NY, through the auspices of Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA), a NY-based non-profit. Tracing the journey from auditions through curtain call, we follow these men’s personal accounts, their every day struggles, and witness the transformational potential of an arts-in-prison program.

 

 

Please join us for a wine & cheese reception following talk back.

Watch trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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