Weekend Planner: Teddy Bears, Pancakes, History Walks

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline for more information of each event that's listed alphabetically by town.


Mount Kisco: Northern Westchester Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic

Where: Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 E Main Street in Mount Kisco

When: Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Cost: Free

Description: This event is a great opportunity to introduce youngsters to doctors and the hospital, and create a happy memory in case they ever have to visit during an emergency. Little ones—who are encouraged to bring along a stuffed friend to play the patient role—will learn about medical treatments and healthy practices.


Chappaqua: Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

Where: Chappaqua Firehouse (intersection of Route 117 and Route 120)

When: Sunday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Adults, $7; Children, $5; Families, $25

Description: The Chappaqua Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast takes place. 


Mount Kisco: St. Mark's/St. George's Cemetery Clean Up and Tour

Where: The historic St. Mark's/St. George's Cemetery in Mount Kisco, at the intersection of Route 117 and St Marks Place.

When: Saturday, April 13, with a tour from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and a clean up of winter debris from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: The meeting is part of an initiative to restore the historic cemetery, which was announced earlier this year. The cemetery, which was used by the St. George's church during the 18th century and then St. Mark's in the 19th and 20th centuries, has a connection with the Revolutionary War.


Chappaqua: Girl Scout Blood Drive

Where: New Castle Town Hall, 200 S. Greeley Ave. in Chappaqua.

When: Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Chappaqua Girl Scouts are sponsoring their annual blood drive.


Bedford Hills: West Patent Elementary's Learning Garden Expansion

Where: West Patent Elementary School, located at 80 West Patent Road in Bedford Hills.

When: Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. (April 20 is the rain date)

Cost: Free

Description: West Patent, which includes students from Mount Kisco, Bedford and New Castle, will have an expansion of its existing school garden. The additions will include new raised planters, more space for garden beds and an outdoor classroom area, according to an announcement. The additions were made possible due to a grant from the Bedford Garden Club. To learn more, head to wpeslearninggarden.org


Mount Kisco: Historical Walk

Where: Starting at Leonard Park (main entrance at Route 172) in Mount Kisco. The meeting will be at the pagoda next to Wallace Pond

When: Sunday, April 14 at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: The walk will be a chance to learn about Mount Kisco's history, including how water and land influenced it, about Native Americans and about two earlier local settlements.




Pound Ridge: The Pound Ridge Theatre Company Presents 'Doubt: A Parable'

Where: Conant Hall, 257 Westchester Ave in Pound Ridge

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 

Cost: $24

Description: Organizers describe this production as a "powerful and disturbing tale of a conflict of wills" between a Catholic school priest who supports progressive thought and the principal, who suspects the former has been abusing a student. Attendees are encouraged to bring food and drink to enjoy before the show begins.

Peekskill: Embark's Hosts the Spring into Laughter Stand Up Comedy Show

Where: Energy Movement Center, 925 South St. in  Peekskill

When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $20

Description: Embark's Second Saturday Series is hosting The Original Brothers Production of "Spring into Laughter Comedy Show," featuring Mike Troy, aka 'Brooklyn Mike'; Phil Selman; and Hamburger Alonzo Jones. The show is hosted by Freddie Ricks. There will be two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7 pm & 9 pm. Admission is $20, which includes a buffet.  Limited seating available.  For Mature Audiences Only.  Reservations are strongly recommended. Call Jimmy Mack at 914-382-6266 or Glenn at 914-469-6345.

Pleasantville: Bhangra (Indian Folk/Bollywood) Dance

Where: World Heritage Cultural Organization

When: Saturday, April 13 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free 

Description: World Cultural Organization is offering a free Bhangra Dance class.

Somers: Meet the Author Jo Pitkin

Where: Somers Public Library, 80 Primrose St, Somers

When: Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Award winning poet and Somers native Jo Pitkin will read from and discuss her new book “Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York.” Register online at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Southeast: VFW Breakfast Fundraiser

Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 672, Peaceable Hill Road in Southeast

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday

Cost: $10 (young adults are $5, and kids younger than 12 are free)

Description: Folks can show their support for the veterans while enjoying tons of breakfast items, from sausage to eggs to waffles and more. The food will be plentiful and the company more than pleasant! 

Tarrytown: Help Save a Life – a Tag Sale Fundraiser 

Where: Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 N Broadway, Tarrytown

When: Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Tarrytown’s EFIA international language students have gathered in support of a Russian child with leukemia whose parents cannot afford the surgery that might save his life. This special fundraiser will feature international food, music and items up for sale including clothing, books, accessories and more. The students are also accepting donated items leading up to the sale, which can be dropped off on the second floor of the church within their business hours. 

Yorktown: 'Spamalot' Comes to Town

Where: Yorktown Stage, at 1974 Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights

When: Saturday evenings, April 13 and April 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoons April 14 and April 21 at 2 p.m.; and Friday evening, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Children (under 12) us $19; seniors (over 62) and students (12-22) $21; adults $26

Description: Monty Python’s 'Spamalot' is a musical that was "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Spamalot is a highly irreverent parody the story of King Arthur and his knights’ quest for the Holy Grail.

Yorktown: 'Save a Life' Event

Where: Yorktown Community and Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights

When: Sunday, April 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Cost: Free

Description: Save A Life is a program designed to inform and empower youth and adults to be community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. This year features two nationally recognized speakers Michael Nerney, Substance Abuse Expert; and Javier Sanchez, Youth to Youth International. Seating is limited. Students attending 'Save A Life' will be eligible to receive two hours of community service.

Yorktown: Beer Brewing 101

Where: Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights

When: Saturday, April 13 at 12 p.m.

Cost: $20

Description: The workshop is taught by the Westchester Homebrewers Organization. Learn how to brew batches of your favorite beer in the comfort of your own kitchen. This course will include a demonstration of the basic principles of beer brewing, an exploration of the differences between ale and lager production, and will include a tasting of various beer styles. Discounted starter equipment kits will also be available for purchase. The class is limited to 20 students, and registration is required; $20 per person. Call (914) 962-2368 or register online.at www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

About this column: A guide to weekend events in central and northern Westchester County for you and your family.


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