Community Events Calendar 5.11-5.18

 

 

 

 

Friday May 10, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

adult fiction writing springAdult fiction Writing
10:00am – 11:30am | New and experienced writers will be inspired to write character-driven short stories in this lively 5-week program. Explore new genres of fiction, point-of-view and unreliable narrators through weekly homework assignments and in class writing. This popular program is led by author and fiction writing teacher, Kim Kovach.

Register here  More information

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Little Explorers - Nature ArtsLittle Explorers: Nature Arts
11:00-11:30 pm |Ages 3-5 with Adult | Explore the wonders of the natural world with hands-on discovery activities and nature inspired arts and crafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

KaraokeBoy

 

YA Karaoke
3:30pm-5:30pm | TeenEvery 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 May 11, 2019

The Cub Scouts and military veterans
Flag Replacement for Memorial Day

1-4pm  |  Bedford/Pound Ridge Cemeteries  |  Please note: this event will take place –
rain or shine.
In preparation for Memorial day, the cub scouts will replace flags in the local cemeteries. At each grave, the scout will salute, remove old flag, install new flag, salute. Veterans welcome to join us

1:00 – 1:45 pm: Buxton cemetery at Bedford Center Rd/ Succabone Rd.
GPS = 11 Succabone Rd, Bedford Hills

2:00 – 2:45 pm: Union cemetery Clinton Rd Bedford

3:10 pm Pound Ridge cemetery 

Organizer: Bill McCormack

We remember

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Family VOlunteering May

Family Volunteering for R.O.A.R.
3:30-4:00pm | Child, Family | Join with other community minded families to make dog/cat toys to donate to the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue. Bring two old socks, and all other materials will be provided. Read flyer for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sportswriters Bootcamp   |  Recurring Event (See all) |
2:30pm | Ages 9-14 only | Find the story behind the score with sportswriter (and JJHS coach) Richard Finn. Register at 232-3508 ext 6, or mrobin@wlsmail.org

 

 

 

BEDFORD HILLS FREE LIBRARY

Books & BowWows
11:am-12noon | Grades K-2 | 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.

 

 

Building Language & Literacy Skills through Play – A workshop for parents and caregivers
11:am-12:30pm | Led by Idie Benjamin, Child Care Council of Westchester  | How can play and a creative language environment develop literacy skills? The more children play the more ready they will be to read! During this workshop, participants will learn how songs, rhymes, language games, and other engaging play stimulates and strengthens your preschool child’s development.

Idie Benjamin is the Director of Professional Development at the Child Care Council ofWestchester, NY. With master’s degrees in social group work, education, and early education, Ms. Benjamin is nationally recognized as a creator of innovative curriculum
materials and training programs. Her programs combine informal and formal education techniques to create meaningful learning experiences for families and childcare professionals.  Advanced Registration Required

 

 

Sunday May 12, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Moms for Moms 3rd Annual Drive
May 1-May 15  |  The Katonah Library Children’s Room is accepting donations from May 1 – 15 for the Community Center of Northern Westchester’s annual Moms for Moms Drive. Donations of the following items are requested: Diapers (sizes 4,5,6), formula, baby cereal, baby wipes, baby food, toddler meals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday May 13, 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.

 

 

 

 

YA Power Grab Recurring Event (See all)
3:30pm-4:30pm | Teen | Come solo or bring a squad of jigsaw puzzle warriors to our young adult room for piece-ful competition. Two identical puzzles… which team will finish first?
For high school and middle school students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sit + Knit   |  Recurring Event (See all)
6:00pm Adult  | Come and enjoy creative company. All levels are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic: The Gathering Meetup
Recurring Event (See all)

6:30pm | Grades 4-12 only| MTG players meetup every Monday 6:30-8:00. Bring your deck, we’ll bring pizza.!

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday May 14, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

Stories, Songs & Surprises

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Goods Delivery

Field Goods Delivery
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  |  Pick up fresh produce at the Library every week. Additional items: eggs, cheese, yogurt, pasta and bread are also available.S

Sign up for Field Goods

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

child Head

Tech Tuesdays
Afternoons| Adults | 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.

 

 

 

Field Goods Delivery

Field Goods Delivery
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  |  Pick up fresh produce at the Library every week. Additional items: eggs, cheese, yogurt, pasta and bread are also available.S

Sign up for Field Goods

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

New Parent Support Group | Recurring Event (See all)
10:00am  | Adult | You’re not alone! Join other new parents for support and information. Your little one(s) are welcome to join you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meditation, Mindfulness, & Self-care
10:00am-10:45am  | Adult | Reduce stress, ower your anxiety, increase your self awareness and self confidence. Class will incude light stretching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.    

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday May 15, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

Drop in Tech Help with Charlie

DROP-IN TECH HELP WITH CHARLIE
3:00pm-5:00pm |  Adult | FREE | Come meet Charlie our new student volunteer. He can help you with any technology questions. Please bring your device and any questions you might have. No appointment needed. Free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Knitting

 

Adult Knitting   |  Usually every other Wednesday 4.10, 4.24, 5.8, 5.22, 6.5
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

 

 

 

 

Field Goods Delivery

Field Goods Delivery
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  |  Pick up fresh produce at the Library every week. Additional items: eggs, cheese, yogurt, pasta and bread are also available.S

Sign up for Field Goods

 

 

Adult Knitting

 

 

Knitwits
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Usually every other Wednesday 4.10, 4.24, 5.8, 5.22, 6.5 | Classes are for all abilities. Everyone works at their own level. NEW MEMBERS/BEGINNERS WELCOME.
Initial supplies provided for beginners. Call library to register.

 

 

 

 

Local Author Fiona Davis

Local Author Fiona Davis
7:00 – 8:00pm | Adult | “Davis’s splendid third novel (following The Dollhouse and The Address) takes readers back in time to the New York of the 1970s and the late ’20s, centering on Grand Central Station. Davis entices with a fast-paced mystery and expertly reveals parallels between the two periods in New York and between the characters Clara and Virginia, resulting in a true crowd-pleaser.”
– Publishers Weekly
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served. Registration online or call the Library.

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Hills Free Library

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

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

LAST DAY

Moms for Moms 3rd Annual Drive
May 1-May 15  |  The Katonah Library Children’s Room is accepting donations from May 1 – 15 for the Community Center of Northern Westchester’s annual Moms for Moms Drive. Donations of the following items are requested: Diapers (sizes 4,5,6), formula, baby cereal, baby wipes, baby food, toddler meals.

 

 

 

 

mother-goose

Mother Goose    Recurring Event (See all)
11:o0am-11:30pm |Child, Family | 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.

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 16, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create with Christa – Bird Feeders
3:30pm-4:30pm  | Grades K-2  | We will use sunflower butter, honey and bird seed to make a yummy treat for the birds.
Register online

 

 

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

 

OJO DE DIOS – TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CRAFT AND STORIES
4:30PM |Grades 1-4 |  Listen to Mexican folktales and make this fun, traditional Mexican craft to help decorate your room.  For kids in Grades 1 -4.  Please register by calling 232. 1233.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday May 17, 2019

BEDFORD FREE LIBRARY

adult fiction writing springAdult fiction Writing
10:00am – 11:30am | New and experienced writers will be inspired to write character-driven short stories in this lively 5-week program. Explore new genres of fiction, point-of-view and unreliable narrators through weekly homework assignments and in class writing. This popular program is led by author and fiction writing teacher, Kim Kovach.

Register here  More information

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Movie Theater Popcorn Recurring Event (See all)
3:30pm-5:30pm | Teen |  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 May 18, 2019

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Family VOlunteering May

Family Volunteering for R.O.A.R.
3:30-4:00pm | Child, Family | Join with other community minded families to make dog/cat toys to donate to the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue. Bring two old socks, and all other materials will be provided. Read flyer for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sportswriters Bootcamp   |  Recurring Event (See all) |
2:30pm | Ages 9-14 only | Find the story behind the score with sportswriter (and JJHS coach) Richard Finn. Register at 232-3508 ext 6, or mrobin@wlsmail.org

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD HILLS FREE LIBRARY

Books & BowWows
11:am-12noon | Grades K-2 | 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.

 

 

Building Language & Literacy Skills through Play – A workshop for parents and caregivers
11:am-12:30pm | Led by Idie Benjamin, Child Care Council of Westchester  | How can play and a creative language environment develop literacy skills? The more children play the more ready they will be to read! During this workshop, participants will learn how songs, rhymes, language games, and other engaging play stimulates and strengthens your preschool child’s development.

Idie Benjamin is the Director of Professional Development at the Child Care Council ofWestchester, NY. With master’s degrees in social group work, education, and early education, Ms. Benjamin is nationally recognized as a creator of innovative curriculum
materials and training programs. Her programs combine informal and formal education techniques to create meaningful learning experiences for families and childcare professionals.  Advanced Registration Required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
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MORE EVENTS

Bedford Audubon

Bylane Farm  |  35 Todd Road  | Katonah, New York 10536
Cultivating a love of nature in northern Westchester and eastern Putnam counties and beyond. bedfordaudubon.org/

 

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 >

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 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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