April 16 – 17

We put the ♥ into where you live! Scroll below to find what to do and where to go this weekend in Westchester County. We are looking for one undercover mother in each city and town of Westchester County to help spread the word about our wonderful community resource and to help us find more fun things to do where you live. Inquire today!

Saturday, April 16th:

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11am: Don’t Touch This Book Storytime Larry the lovable monster from Don’t Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure! I know what you’re thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But… Don’t Touch This Book (Don’t even try it.) Join us for Storytime featuring Don’t Touch This Book! Coloring and activities to follow. ~ Barnes and N♥ble St♥res

11am – 3pm: Creative Classes Open House Learn about upcoming classes and events, meet our talented instructors, take advantage of a special deal, and register early for Camp Creativity. ~ Michaels St♥res

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2pm: Beginner Bird Watching Use binoculars and field guides to learn how to identify birds by shape, behavior, plumage and more. Bring your own binoculars. Suggested for ages 18 and up. Non-members $8 per person. ~ Greenburgh

3pm: Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE! For more than 40 years Clifford has charmed and amazed children with his zany escapades and “big ideas” and he’s coming to The Center to emBARK on his latest adventure, live on stage! Clifford fans will love every minute of this musical tail (sorry, that should be tale). Perhaps this performance will answer the question that’s been asked for many years: how did he get to be so big? With hummable songs and lovable characters, Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE! is certain to be a pup-ular hit. Recommended for ages 3 and up. ~ Purchase

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Saturday, April 16th – Sunday, April 17th:

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10am – 5pm: Sheep-to-Shawl Festival Celebrate spring! From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques. Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving. Outside on the grounds, Scottish border collies display their skills at sheep- and duck-herding. Kids can try on reproduction 18th-century clothing for a great photo op and visitors are invited to enjoy a fashion show complete with critiques from Historic Hudson Valley’s own expert costume designer. Master storytellers Jonathan Kruk (Saturday, April 16) and April Armstrong (Sunday, April 17) entertain with some lively tales. In the Manor House, discover the exhibit Wearable Wealth: The Value of Cloth and Clothing in the 18th Century. Historic Hudson Valley experts will present textile-focused talks and workshops. ~ Sleepy H♥ll♥w

10:30am: Kidtoons featuring Blaze & The Monster Machines Receive a 123 Go Box for only $5 with the purchase of a Kidtoons movie ticket. Offer valid at participating Kidtoons theatres on the day of the Kidtoons presentation only. ~ Y♥nkers

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Saturday at 12:15pm and Sunday at 12:10pm: Horse Feathers The Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education! When Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff (Groucho) is hired as the next president of the fictitious Huxley College, his enthusiasm for education is not passed down to his son Frank (Zeppo), who convinces Wagstaff to recruit two professional football players that hang out in a speakeasy in order to beat rival school, Darwin. As is the case with most Marx Brothers’ adventures, a series of misunderstandings leads Wagstaff to mistakenly hire two misfits, Baravelli (Chico) and Pinky (Harpo), who happen to work in the speakeasy. After finding out that Darwin beat him to the “real” players, Wagstaff enlists Baravelli and Pinky to kidnap them, which brings everything crashing together in the famous anarchic gridiron finale. $13 non-members. ~ Pleasantville

{Reoccurs} Saturday at 6:15pm and Sunday at 11:45am and 5:15pm: Man Of La Mancha Come “Dream the Impossible Dream” with this five-time Tony award-winning musical! Inspired by one of the greatest novels of all time, Man of La Mancha features Miguel de Cervantes who channels the power of storytelling to enact his magical tale of the greatest knight of all. Don Quixote – the slayer of dragons, windmills and defender of ladies in distress. On a quest to restore chivalry to the world and to claim his lady love, Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho, remind us all to never give up – that miracles happen – and we can reach the stars. Runs until May 1st. ~ Elmsf♥rd

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Sunday, April 17th:

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10am – 4pm: NY Metro Reptile Expo More than 150 Reptile Breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted prices.  Vendors will also be selling cages, frozen rodents, feeder bugs, and many other reptile-related items at discounted prices. Admission: $10 per adult, $5 per kids (7-12), under 7 are free. ~ White Plains

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2pm: Tall Tails Folklore abounds about our animal friends. Come join the Westmoreland Sanctuary staff to discover some of the stories surrounding our animals. Why does snake have a bad reputation? How did chipmunk get her stripes? How did turtle get the pattern on his shell? Find the answers to these questions and more! Live animals will help us tell the tales! Children of all ages welcome.  $5 per child for non-members and free for members. No charge for adults accompanying children. ~ Mt. Kisc♥

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