March is here and I'm hoping, with fingers crossed, that there will be no more snow and the trend of warmer temperatures will continue. I'm excited to see more daylight and hear the sounds of the lawnmowers, reminding me that spring is coming! Until then, here are some of the best events in our area for this weekend.
Where/When:Participate in this event and donate some of you to help our community on Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave. in Chappaqua.
Why go: Blood donors save lives and if your child is 16 or older, they can join you and donate blood. The Girl Scout Troops 1023 is working with the New York Blood Center to organize this weekend's drive. If you are interested in donating, please contact Lori Townsend at 914-238-6457 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Pricing: Free. Please bring photo identification (and maybe a snack).
Where/When: Stretch it out at at 11-13 Main Street, in between Elon Tile and Bicycle World in Mount Kisco on Saturday, March 5. Ages 3-6 from 10 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. and ages 7+ from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Please note there is plenty of metered parking nearby.
Why go: I love the idea of exercising with my family. So, stretch it out and learn some yoga poses and stop to breathe for a bit. A great way to start off the weekend.
Pricing: $25 for 2 people. $5 for each additional participant. Register here.
Where/When: Shop on Saturday, March 5 at the Mount Kisco Farmers Market at the at 351 E. Main St. starting at 9 a.m. Matt performs at 10 a.m.
Why go: Nothing beats getting fresh food for the week AND entertaining the kids at the same time. We love Matt Turk, an Irvington resident and acoustic/folk singer/songwriter and have enjoyed hearing him at the summer markets. My kids dance and jump and I have a great time too.
Pricing: Free, but bring cash because some vendors don't accept credit cards (I always forget!).
Where/When: Visit the Chappaqua Library at 195 S. Greeley Ave. on Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Why go: You'll get to participate in hands-on activities for the entire family including live animals, origami, crafts and more from Westchester County’s museums, nature centers and historic sites -- all under one roof and right here, in our neighborhood. No lines, fees or long drives either, just a fun educational and engaging afternoon.
Pricing: The program is free and open to the public.
Why Go: Support a local high school production and enjoy an evening out with the family. Please note some content may not be appropriate for children under 14. And, who knows, you all may take away something about forgiveness and compassion which will make for great dinner conversation.
Pricing: For more information, call 914-861-9400