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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER WEEK OF MARCH 11

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by Kids Events Editor March 11, 2013

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find FREE kids events and family events in Westchester this week, March 11, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week 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 free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

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FREE learn-to-swim clinics with Condors Swim Club - Westchester Community College
March 12, 2013 - Valhalla

Condors Swim Club is offering FREE learn-to-swim clinics at our Westchester Community College location at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla. Pool can be found in the Athletic Building where you will find a small parking lot on the right side of the building to park in and you can enter the pool through the glass doors on the side of the building. Reserve your spot for the free clinic by registering at www.CondorsLessons.com. If you have any questions regarding this clinic please contact our Learn-to-Swim Coordinator, Claire Neville at Claire.Neville@CondorsSwimming.com.

FREE learn-to-swim clinics with Condors Swim Club - Westchester Community College
March 14, 2013 - Valhalla

Condors Swim Club is offering FREE learn-to-swim clinics at our Westchester Community College location at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla. Pool can be found in the Athletic Building where you will find a small parking lot on the right side of the building to park in and you can enter the pool through the glass doors on the side of the building. Reserve your spot for the free clinic by registering at www.CondorsLessons.com. If you have any questions regarding this clinic please contact our Learn-to-Swim Coordinator, Claire Neville at Claire.Neville@CondorsSwimming.com.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Scarsdale Public Library
March 11, 2013 - Scarsdale

For children who are walking, up to age 5. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale cardholders.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 11, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Drop-in Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Scarsdale

Storytime for readers ages 3-1/2 to 5 years.

St. Patrick's Day Story Time - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 12, 2013 - White Plains

Kids dress in green and join in a lucky ol' storytime event. Read stories, share St. Patrick's Day riddles, and create a shamrock craft. Plus, help find the leprechaun's hidden pot of gold in the store.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
March 12, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Tuesday Storytime on the Farm - Muscoot Farm
March 12, 2013 - Katonah

Favorite stories for young and old are read every Tuesday.

EVENING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Keeping the Lights On - Lessons from Sandy - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Susan Rubin and Cameron Kelly of Transition Westchester discuss practical strategies on how to prepare yourself and your family, as well as build self-reliant, resilient communities that enable us to meet the storms and challenges that lie ahead. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students.

Book Babies - The Field Library
March 13, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 14, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

Tot Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
March 15, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Nursery School students lead the singing. Kiddush follows the service. Open to all.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
March 15, 2013 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
March 15, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Meet other families with children 18-36 months. Adults can engage with their children and each other in various enriching activities.

Musical Tot Shabbat - Chabad of the Rivertowns
March 15, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

A Musical Tot Shabbat featuring Bobby Doowah. This service is uniquely designed for the under-7 crowd. The program is full of Shabbat songs, spirit, and tradition. There will be a grape juice kiddush, challah, matzah balls, and more.

Child Safety Seat Check Event - Big Dee Volvo Service Center
March 16, 2013 - White Plains

Car crashes kill hundreds of children each year and injure tens of thousands. Many die unnecessarily because 9 out of 10 kids aren't buckled up correctly and their car seats aren't properly installed. The Greenburgh Police Department will be conducting Child Seat Safety Check events at the Big Dee Volvo Service Center. Certified Technicians will inspect your child's car seat for recalls and expiration dates, and make sure it's installed properly. If you are having difficulty installing the seat yourself, trained technicians will assist you. No appointment is necessary. This service is free of charge and made possible through a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and hosted by Big Dee Volvo. Call P.O. Peter Dandreano at 914-682-5334 with questions.

Family Art Project: Primitive Prints - Wave Hill
March 16, 2013 - Bronx

Search for prints made by critters venturing out into the March mud. Then, with just a few, simple gestures―plus tempera paint and an easy printmaking method―make big, bright, bold prints of your own.

Silly Songs with Kurt Gallagher - Scarsdale Public Library
March 16, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and silliness for children ages 2 and older with caregiver. Registration is not required.

Woodcock Walk with Saw Mill River Audubon - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 16, 2013 - Bedford Corners

In the spring, woodcock have a wild and wonderful aerial courtship flight at dusk. Experience this beautiful seasonal event. Meet at the Westmoreland Sanctuary parking lot. Bring flashlights and dress for the weather, including warm and waterproof footwear. Good for ages 6 and older. RSVP by March 15.

Westchester Mothers of Multiples Spring Childrens Tag Sale - Yorktown Elks Club
March 16, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Check out the great deals on everything for infants, toddlers, and children: clothes, shoes, toys, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, and much more.

Sugaring-Off Party - Trailside Nature Museum - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
March 16, 2013 - Cross River

Celebrate the end of another sugaring season with tasting, toasting, music, and more. Learn about the Maple Sugaring process and how sap becomes syrup, take a look at an evaporator, and taste foods made with maple syrup. Food and festivities help mark Trailside's official beginning of Spring. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trailside Museum.

Black History StoryWalk: 'Molly, By Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams? - White Plains Public Library
Through March 17, 2013 - White Plains

Along this StoryWalk, kids in grades 1-6 and their families will learn about Molly Williams, an African American cook for NYC's Fire Company 11 in 1818, who is thought to be America's first female firefighter. The StoryWalk is based on the book entitled, ?Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter," written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. The StoryWalk opens Sunday, February 17 at 1pm, and continues through Sunday, March 17.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 18, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Public Art Installation: "Organic Abstracts" by Dianne Smith - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through March 24, 2013 - Bronx

"Organic Abstracts" consists of two large-scale, outdoor sculptures by Bronx-born artist Dianne Smith. The installation showcases her minimalist approach to large, abstract works made from repurposed materials that are incorporated into the landscape.

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through March 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. March. 2: Create your own Weather Wheel; March 9: In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb Puppets; March 16: Craft a St. Patrick's Day Mobile; March 23: Make a Winter to Spring Cherry Blossom Tree; March 20: Create an Under-the-Sea Wall Hanging.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

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