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Come to the fair...the Artisan Faire! A variety of elegant and unique homespun treasures from 25 local craft designers will be on sale just in time for holiday shopping, Tuesday through Sunday, Dec. 3 - 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at Muscoot Farm in Somers. A reception will also take place Saturday evening, Dec. 7.

The main house will be decked in brilliant décor for the holiday season, and you’ll be sure to find something special for just about everyone on your list. Browse beautiful hand-crafted bowls and serving pieces, hand-knitted scarves and hats, one-of-a-kind note cards, uniquely crafted jewelry designs, dolls, candles and more. Payment is by cash or check only and items will range in price from $5 teacher gifts to $100 hand-carved wooden bowls, and everything in between. Admission and parking are free.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, get into the holiday spirit and take part in a wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres at a special evening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pre-sale admission tickets are $10 before Dec. 5, and $12 at the door; payment is by cash or check only.
 
Proceeds from the reception and a portion of vendor sales will benefit Friends of Muscoot Farm.

LasdonMusicNiteNote: Chamomile and Whiskey Concert is postponed to a date in October that will be announced.

 

Swing out, rock on or get mellow at the “Music in the Park” series, which presents genres ranging from indie pop to Woodstock, Fridays through July 27 at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers.


Limited reserved table seating is $25 per person, first come, first served. These tickets are available two days in advance only through the website. General admission tickets are $10 per person at the door for all ages. Pay by cash, check or credit card. Event cancelled in case of inclement weather. Gates open at 5 p.m. Music is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concert-goers should plan on lawn seating and should bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Info at lasdonpark.org or (914) 864-7268

The series schedule is as follows:
June 29 - Deni Bonet, singer/violinist, indie pop
July 7 (Saturday) - Dan Zlotnick, classic rock and blues
July 13 - Gerard Carelli, jazz and swing
July 20 - Back to the Garden, Woodstock tribute
July 27 - Chamomile and Whiskey (postponed)

The Music in the Park series is sponsored by Friends of Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

Lasdon Park is located on Route 35 in Somers. (GPS 2610 Amawalk Rd., Katonah.)

All shows are subject to change without notice.

Play the best hockey of your life

 

 

More passing, more skating, more stick-handling, more shooting, more scoring and more fun – it’s all on the agenda at the first Shoot The Sound 3 on 3 Adult Hockey Tournament, Saturday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. on the Studio Rink at the Playland Ice Casino in Rye.


The tournament is limited to 20 teams, with open and intermediate divisions. Players must be age 18 or older. Each team can bring a maximum of six players and one goalie. Running time for games is 10 minutes and awards will be given to first- and second-place teams. The registration fee is $180 per team and the registration deadline is March 11. Refreshments will be sponsored by Costa Foods. For more information and team registration form, go to ryeplayland.org/icecasino or call Ike Kuzio at (914) 328-1542. 


The Playland Ice Casino is an indoor, climate-controlled ice skating facility with a main, children’s and studio rinks, a game room, snack bar and lounge. Ice skating lessons are given through the Playland Skating School.


Playland, a Westchester County Park, can be reached via the New England Thruway (I-95), Playland Parkway exit 19.

Learn the Benefits of Chair Yoga at The Westchester

 

 

Discover a new way that you can increase flexibility in your joints, decrease pain, relieve stress and feel renewed during a presentation on Chair Yoga, Friday, May 6, 9 a.m., at The Westchester in White Plains.


At all ages and in all conditions, yoga can help you relax and improve your sense of well-being. Chair yoga is a gentle yoga for those who may not have exercised regularly, have physical limitations, or find their body has less flexibility. This specially designed program provides the benefits of yoga in a gentle, non-strenuous way stressing breathing techniques and using chairs and other props. The presenter will be Sandra Bernstein, a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and is certified to teach hatha, gentle, chair and restorative yoga. Her specialty is working with seniors.


The program will be conducted at the Food Court on Level 4. Admission and parking are free for Be Fit members.
Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, the program offers year-round indoor health walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


To join the mall walk program, sign up at the horse fountain plaza between Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware on retail level two of the mall, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program.


Call (914) 864-7077 for more information.

Have a (healthy) heart at the Westchester.

 

February is American Heart Month, and you can learn the basics of maintaining a healthy one during a program on Friday, February 4, at The Westchester in White Plains as part of the Be Fit Mall Walk program.


Beginning at 9 a.m., fitness walkers can join Pamela Jones, a physical therapist with the cardiopulmonary program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains. She will discuss the basics of how to get your heart into shape and how to keep it healthy for a long and healthy life.

 

The program will be conducted at the Food Court on Level 4. Admission and parking are free for Be Fit members.
Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, the program offers year-round indoor health walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


To join the mall walk program, sign up at the horse fountain plaza between Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware on retail level two of the mall, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program.


Go to westchstergov.com/parks or call (914) 864-7077.