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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON NOVEMBER 18

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, November 18, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening November 18. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Drop-off - White Plains Public Library
November 18, 2011 - White Plains

Children ages 4-8 bring a stuffed animal friend for a sleepover Friday night in The Trove, enjoy a bedtime story and tuck the animals in for the night. After kids go home, the animal friends will have fun exploring the library. Kids will return on Saturday to pick them up, enjoy a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, begins 11/10/11.

Farmer's Market - New Rochelle
November 18, 2011 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

'The Pirates of Penzance' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 18, 2011 - Irvington

Broadway Training Center's Combined Ensemble presents the Gilbert & Sullivan musical, a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters, and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. Snow Date: Sunday, November 20 at 7:30pm.

SEARCH THE SKIES - A Special Astronomy & Weather Event - Boscobel
November 18, 2011 - Garrison

Jim Witt, an expert in long-range weather forecasting and weather personality for WHUD together with Joe Rao, Hayden Planetarium Associate and Meteorologist for News 12 Westchester will will present an engaging, hands-on event, scheduled to coincide with the Leonidis Meteor Shower. Bring your own telescope (or take a turn on those provided), and set up on the great lawn overlooking the Hudson River. (If inclement weather, these presentations will be held indoor with audio/visual aids.) Indoor Space Limited. Prepaid ticket purchase strongly recommended.

TWILIGHT TOURS - Boscobel
November 18, 2011 - Garrison

Elegantly decorated for receiving visitors, Boscobel House will be awash in the soft glow of candlelight for tours guided by docents in period costumes. Learn about 19th Century entertaining customs in an enchanting atmosphere. Cider & cookies served. Three tours per evening. Space limited-advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

Free GED Tutoring Help - Mamaroneck Public Library District
November 18, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Do you want to get your GED, but need help with math, writing, or understanding what's on the test? Starting September 16th, tutors are available Fridays to help you prepare for the exam. Contact Robin Osborne at (914) 231-3237 or rosborne@wlsmail.org for further information.

Willy Wonka - Yorktown Stage
November 18, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

The family favorite about an eccentric candy maker, an exciting contest, a misbehaving group of children, and the poor, but deserving boy who ultimately triumphs. Through November 27.

God of Carnage - Woodward Hall Theatre
November 18, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

The Tony-award-winning play by Yasmina Reza. Two civilized couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their two young sons.

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
November 18, 2011 - Katonah

Parents and caregivers can enjoy an exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 2 years old. Engage in conversation, participate in activities and explore ideas inspired by the Museum's exhibition, "New York, New York! The 20th Century."

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
November 18, 2011 - Peekskill

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. Interactive storytime designed for tots 2 and up with a caregiver. No sign-up necessary.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
November 18, 2011 - Mamaroneck

See tween-age performers sing and dance their way into your heart in the musical comedy - "Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr." A fun, jazzy show appropriate for all ages.

Let's Pretend with the Storytime Stage - Tuckahoe Public Library
November 18, 2011 - Tuckahoe

Stories, songs, and movement with Nora.

TREE-rific Trees - New York Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Bronx

Children journey into the exciting, magnificent world of trees as they learn how to be a plant scientist. They create a nature field notebook, search for specific leaf shapes, colors and textures throughout the garden, sort plant parts, and help garden staff conduct seasonal research. In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Through November 18.

'Strikes Against Cancer Bowl-A-Thon' - Spins Bowl at Grand Prix New York
November 18, 2011 - Mount Kisco

The new 19-lane bowling alley will be hosting this event to benefit Support Connection. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. To purchase tickets, e-mail info@gpny.com or call 914-358-3624.

Nintendo Wii Video Games - Ossining Public Library
November 18, 2011 - Ossining

A free gaming party on the Library's Nintendo Wii. Students are invited to create their own "Mii" character to compete in games including Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and Wii Sports Resort. In the Budarz Theater.

'Little Shop of Horrors' - Actors Conservatory Theatre
November 18, 2011 - Yonkers

An affectionate musical spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies, "Little Shop" tells the story of a down-and-out floral assistant who discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood, which soon grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore." Not recommended for children younger than 12. Through November 20.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through November 26, 2011 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. November 12,13, 20, 25 and 26.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through November 27, 2011 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr, as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration required. November 6, 11, 19, 25, 26, and 27.

Nature Bugs - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 28, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children ages 2-5 meet a museum animal, hear a story, and do a craft or nature game. Ongoing Mondays, November 7,14,21,28.

Free Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library
Through November 28, 2011 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. In the 2nd-floor conference room. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through November 29, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, November 1-29.

Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit - Marshlands Conservancy
Through November 30, 2011 - Rye

Photographs inspired by Marshlands. Weekends through November.

Critters, Crafts & Kids - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children ages 18 mos-5years enjoy fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Ongoing Wednesdays, November 2,9,16,23,30.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York has long held special appeal for the illustrators and writers of children's books. Storied City, showcasing original art from more than 35 picture books, examines the city's iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, and modes of transportation. Featured illustrators include seven Caldecott Medal winners (Richard Egielski, Mordicai Gerstein, Jerry Pinkney, Brian Selznick, Marc Simont, David Small, and David Wiesner); several artists long associated with The New Yorker magazine (Maira Kalman, James McMullan, Roxie Munro, Edward Sorel), and many other leading illustrators from the world of children's books. Through December 31.

New York, New York! The 20th Century - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York, New York! The 20th Century celebrates the city as muse to photographers, painters, and sculptors, encompassing the varied cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants. The exhibition features over 50 works from the Norton collection, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Stuart Davis, Andreas Feininger, William Gropper, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, and Edward Steichen, among others. Through December 31, 2011.

Get Your Gears Turning - The Curious World of Patent Models - Hudson River Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Yonkers

America's manufacturing success is primarily due to the dreams and inventions of its many citizens. Few people realize that from the time Thomas Jefferson formed the U.S. Patent Office in 1790, and throughout the American Industrial Revolution, inventors were required to submit a working, scale model of their inventions, when applying for a patent. "Problem-solving with American ingenuity" is seen in more than 50 intricately crafted, working scale, one-of-a-kind models of inventions that were submitted to the U.S. Patent Office from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Intriguing to viewers of all ages, gadget- and invention-buffs, and everyday folks, the inventions are now a permanent part of our culture from the first patented rocking chair and foldout bed to a burglar alarm. The Rothschild Collection is the world's largest gathering of viewable U.S. Patent Models. Through January 1, 2012.

Elihu Vedder: Voyage on the Nile - Hudson River Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Yonkers

American painter Elihu Vedder journeyed up the Nile from December 1889 to April 1990 and recorded his fascination with Egypt's panoramas. He drew and painted the Nile's sand, cliffs and ancient ruins, often aboard a rented dahabeya, a traditional Egyptian houseboat. His artwork is presented, for the first time, in this exhibition. Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Through January 8, 2012.

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

2011 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2012 - Norwalk

Visitors enjoy viewing and judging two dozen hand-crafted lighthouses placed throughout the aquarium.

EXHIBIT - CATHERINE LATSON: BRINGING NATURE INDOORS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

The Tarrytown artist uses the invasive vine Oriental bittersweet to make works of art. November 6: Opening Reception with refreshments. Exhibit runs through Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

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