Community Events Calendar 5.17-5.25

 

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 of Westchester, 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

 

 

Monday May 20, 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.

 

 

 

Young Playwrights Workshop | Recurring Event (See all)

3:30pm | For high school and middle school students | Whether you are just starting out or have already written a play, here is your chance to try out ideas, work on scenes, learn from theater professionals, or just hang out with fellow playwrights.

 

 

 

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 21, 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

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

Close-up Magic Meetup

4:30pm-5:30pm | Ages 9-12 | A drop-off program for ages 9-12 only. Got a card or coin trick to show and share? Know some sleight of hand? Meet, teach, and learn from magicians your own age. All skill levels welcome!

 

 

 

 

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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.    

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday May 22, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD HILS FREE LIBRARY

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

 

 

 

InBeTween Pages

6:30-7:30pm | Grades 5-8
Tweens are invited to join this group for snacks and to talk about what they’re reading. Newcomers welcome any time. Please call if you plan to attend: 914.666.6472.

 

 

Chapter Chatter

6:30-7:30pm | Grades 3-4
Children are invited to join a new 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.

 

 

KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY

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.

 

 

 

 

Dirt Rich

7:00 pm | Dirt Rich focuses on carbon draw down: the viable solution for reversing effects of global warming in a timely manner.Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection and restoration of carbon rich wetlands and keystone species, we can return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon while growing soil, our most precious resource.

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 23, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

The Underground Railroad in Bedford

10:30am-12:00pm | Adult programs | This presentation covers Moses Pierce and Esther Carpenter Pierce and their role in the underground railroad.  One track of this secret network of homes ready to help fugitives flee slavery stopped in Bedford before finding freedom in Canada. During this time Bedford residents John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, and his son William supported the abolition movement and aided in the effort.

 

 

Ice Cream Social

3:00pm-4:00pm | Children’s Programs | Celebrate all the young poets at the Poetry Reading and Ice Cream Social. Winners will be announced and ice cream will be served. This event takes place in Fellowship Hall at the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity & Privacy

7:00-8:30pm | Presented by Katonah Village Library with the Town of Bedford, the Bedford Police, and the Katonah Chamber of Commerce

 

Friday May 24, 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 Arts

11:00-11:30am | Ages 3-5 | Recurring Event (See all )| Explore the wonders of the natural world with hands-on discovery activities and nature inspired arts and crafts. For children ages 3 – 5 with adult caregiver.  Limited spots available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

YA Karaoke

3:30-5:30pm |Recurring Event (See all) | Every other Friday in our judgement-free Meeting Room. High school and middle school students only please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEDFORD HILLS LIBRARY

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

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday May 25, 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

GO: A Game of Strategy

11:00am-12:30pm | Grades 3-6 | Try your hand at a centuries-old strategic board game where the goal is to surround more territory than your opponent.  Learn tips from Ying Ku, a High School Junior and Youth Project Manager for the American Go Foundation. Pease sign up to reserve your spot as registration is limited.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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