ongoing events – spring

March, April and May – some of the best months to enjoy, after the winter freeze and before the summer heat sets in. We have some wonderful programs and venues for you to explore: on your own, with a friend or partner. You decide. Just remember, get out, be social, take in the arts and activities – it’s all good!

MONTHLY CLASSES
CHEF PETER X. KELLY TEACHING KITCHEN
Cooking classes held monthly. Some feature disease-prevention curricula like eating for heart health or recipes for a gluten-free diet, and are co-hosted by physicians from the NY-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley and Chef Emilie Berner. These classes are free while others cost $15. 1992 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor. 914-734-3780; nyp.org/hudsonvalley

THIRD WEDNESDAY OF MONTH
BOOK CLUB FOR MEN AND EVERYONE ELSE
March 21: Leaving Berlin; April 18: Being Mortal; May 16: Shadow Divers. New members welcome! John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak; 914-245-5262; yorktownlibrary.org

MONDAYS: 5-8PM
COMPUTER CLASSES
Need help with anything computer related? Library staff will help answer your questions. English classes are held between 5 and 7pm. Spanish class is held betw 7 and 8pm. Ossining Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining; 914-941-2416 ext. 320 or 326; ossininglibrary.org

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS: 8-10AM
MALL WALKS
Window shop as you get and stay in shape with indoor walks. Special guest speaker first Friday each month at 9am (Food Court, Level 4). Adm. and parking free for members of mall walk program. Sign up at horse fountain near Crate & Barrel, Level 2, Tues and Fri mornings during program. Westchester Mall, White Plains. Info: 914-231-4645.

TUESDAYS: 10-11:30AM
KNITTING/CROCHETING
Learn the basics of knitting and/or crocheting! Resume knitting and/or crocheting by reviewing the fundamentals! All levels welcome. Bring your own materials. Light refreshments served. Community Room A, Riverfront Branch Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers; 914-375-7965; ypl.org

TUESDAYS: 11AM-1PM
COLOR AT CRESTWOOD
Explore this trendy relaxation activity, come color with us! We provide the coloring pages, markers, color pencils, crayons and relaxing music. Crestwood Library, 16 Thompson St., Yonkers; 914-779-3774; ypl.org

THURSDAYS: 11AM-12:30PM
POETRY WORKSHOP
Beginner and experienced poets “will hold these truths to be self-evident” that all poems can be created using trial and error and serendipity along with learning the processes of craft in this poetry workshop. Thea Schiller introduces an established poem, leads a discussion and creates in-class writing exercises. Register online or call.Somers Library, Route 139 & Reis Park; 914-232-5717; somerslibrary.org

THIRD FRIDAY OF MONTH
SENIOR SOCIALS
Enjoy an afternoon of art viewing and socializing. Led by an expert docent, participants stroll through the galleries, learn about the exhibition on view, then mingle with other like-minded art enthusiasts over coffee and treats. Free with adm. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street – Route 22, Katonah; 914-232-9555; katonahmuseum.org

MARCH 3-APRIL 22
THE ORCHID SHOW AND ORCHID EVENTS
Now in its 16th year, The Orchid Show will showcase thousands of dramatically displayed orchids in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory featuring a series of installations crafted by Daniel Ost—each a living sculpture that celebrates the complex beauty of these stunning flowers. Orchid Care Demonstrations: Troubleshooting with Orchids on March 3 & 4; April 7, 8, 21, & 22; Easy Orchid Care on March 10, 11, 24, & 25; April 14 & 15; Orchid Evenings on March 17, 24, & 31; April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21; Fantastically Fragrant Orchids on March 17, 18, & 31; April 1 NY Botanical Garden, Bronx. 718-817-8700; nybg.org

MARCH 5, APRIL 2, & MAY 7: 1-3PM
WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Provides peer support and education about the challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Room 202; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-949-4936; burke.org/community/community-calendar
MARCH 7, APRIL 4, MAY 2: 2PM
MIND GAMES ARE FUN
Group games and puzzles using memory skills, visual recall, focus and speed. Board Room/ C Level at Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

MARCH 8, APR 12 & MAY 10: 8:30AM
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Free breakfasts with presentation by guest speaker and light exercise program. Covers music therapy, cardiology. Phelps Hospital, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Cafeteria, G Level. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

MARCH 8, APRIL 12 & MAY 10: 10:45AM
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT
For people with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise, and activites of daily living.Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Board Room/ C level; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

MARCH 9-18
PIPPIN
Its soaring score, by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, sparked the razzle-dazzle staging from the immortal Bob Fosse. This captivating, sharp edged satire is brought to you by Clocktower Players Adult Troupe. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 914-591-6602; irvingtontheater.com

MARCH 9, APRIL 12 & MAY 11: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GRP
Supporting family caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease – you don’t have to go it alone. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

MARCH 13 & 17, APR 10 & 24, MAY 8 & 22: 12 NOON
HOLISTIC PAIN SUPPORT PROGRAM
For people suffering from chronic pain, providing comprehensive pain management services including exercise, psychological support and complementary medicine practices. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Family Medicine Residency Conference Room; 914-366

MARCH 14 & 18; APRIL 11 & 25; AND MAY 9 & 23: 10-11:30AM
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER GRP
Encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. In addition, they may provide a needed break from care giving responsibilities. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg 4/ Room 204; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Registration required: 914-253-6861 or mamursch@alz.org

MARCH 20: 10:30AM-3PM;  APRIL 3 & 17: 11AM-4PM; MAY 1 & 15: 11AM-4PM
FARMERS MARKET
20 vendors participate, selling seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, artisan baked goods, local grass-fed beef, selected crafts and gifts, and other items. EBT/SNAP customers are welcome and some farmers accept FMNP checks. NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, 1980 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor; 914-737-9000; nyp.org/hudsonvalley

MARCH 20, APRIL 17 & MAY 15: 10AM
SENIOR STEPS HEALTH SCREENINGS
Free Health Screenings for seniors. Appt. required. Phelps Hospital, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Pulmonary Lab, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu for more information and to register.

ON THURSDAYS: 2-3PM
MARCH 22 – MAY 24
THE AGING MASTERY PROGRAM (AMP)
AMP is a 10-session course designed to help older adults learn to enrich their longevity by mastering aging with other members of the community. 90-minute classes focus across three areas: life enrichment, physical health and financial stability. Developed by the Nat’l Council on Aging, offered under the auspices of Westchester County Dept. of Senior Programs and Services Livable Communities Program in partnership with Ambassador Scarsdale. Series is free. Registration req. Held at Ambassador Scarsdale. For more info, to receive an application form, contact Marikay Capasso 914-813-6427 or mqcq@westchestergov.com

THRU APRIL 1
A CHORUS LINE
Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. A celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage. Memorable numbers include “I Can Do That,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” “What I Did for Love”, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

THRU APRIL 17
AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM
Free assistance for low to middle-income taxpayers in getting their tax returns processed. Program is in 20 libraries and other sites throughout Westchester county. To find location go to: aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide; or call your local library.

APRIL 5-22
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT – HER SECRET JOURNEY
FDR has died.Truman is calling and Eleanor isn’t responding. A study in the psychology of what we do after the ball is over. Schoolhouse Theater, 3 Owen Rd., North Salem; 914-277-8477; schoolhousetheater.org

APRIL 5-JULY 1
SISTER ACT
The story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

APRIL 19-25
SHEN YUN
In ancient times, China was known as Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed their culture was a gift from heaven. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years— until this world was lost. Visit this lost civilization. This show combines ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops and an enchanting orchestral sound. We let classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and share with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College; shenyun.com

MONDAYS THRU MAY 7: 1-3PM
ONE HEART, ONE VOICE CHORUS
The Chorus shares, celebrates and remembers the joy of singing. Each session features music, light refreshments and support for those with memory impairment and their loved ones. Wartburg Chapel, Mt. Vernon. For info: AFrey@wartburg.org or 914-513-5114

MAY 10-19
THE WOMEN
Clare Boothe Luce’s social satire ,The Women was a smash hit when first performed on Broadway in 1936 and has enjoyed several revival productions during the 1970s and 1990s. With a large cast of women, it is set in the world of high society wives in New York City during the height of the Great Depression – an immensely entertaining panorama of our modern metropolitan world from the feminine viewpoint. The author carries us through a number of varied scenes – and digging under the surface, reveals a human understanding for, and sympathy with, some of its outstanding figures. Brewster Theater Co., 28 Gleneida Ave., Carmel; brewstertheatercompany.org

MAY 29-JUNE 16
FLYIN’ WEST
Fall, 1898: The Civil War is still a living memory, and the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas offers a refuge for many former slaves. At one homestead lives a family of courageous women determined to make a place for themselves. They overcome tremendous odds in a heroic effort to escape the scars of the past in this uplifting story of bravery, pride, and sisterhood. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

YEAR ROUND
VARIOUS LOCATIONS/TIMES
DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE COVERAGE WORKSHOPS
Reviews Medicare coverage, including supplemental and drug plans, Medicare Advantage and cost-saving programs. Workshops run in single sessions at the N. Salem, Harrison, Sleepy Hollow, West Harrison, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Irvington, Valhalla, Montrose, Yonkers, South Salem, Eastchester, Shrub Oak, Ossining, Scarsdale, and Pelham libraries, Cortlandt Town Hall and Croton Rec. To find the date and time near you, see calendar at westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking or contact Westchester Seniors Out Speaking at 914-231-3236 or sbic@wlsmail.org. WSOS is a project of the Westchester Library System.

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