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VARIOUS LOCATIONS/TIMES
DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE
COVERAGE WORKSHOPS
Help for those on Medicare and people turning 65. Reviews the various parts of Medicare coverage, including supplemental and drug plans, Medicare Advantage and cost-saving programs. Workshops run in single sessions at the North 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 www.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.

SUNDAYS SEPT 3-OCT 1
HARVEST FESTIVAL
This popular, free community event features a farmer’s market, craft village, children’s activities, live music, and special programming, in a family-friendly atmosphere celebrating local products and green initiatives. Bethel, NY. 866-781-2922; bethelwoodscenter.org

SEPT. 4, OCT. 2, NOV. 6: 1-3PM
WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Provides peer support and education about the challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Building/ Room 202; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-949-4936; burke.org/community/community-calendar

SEPTEMBER 6, OCTOBER 4,
& NOVEMBER 1: 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 ewoods@pmhc.us to register.

TUESDAYS SEPT 12-OCT 17:
7-8:30PM – NAVIGATING
AGING FOR FAMILIES
Each class will address issues relevant to aging. Taught by a team of professionals who provide services for seniors, offering help with the practical and emotional challenges around the inevitable changes that come with aging. Classes will be tailored to address needs and interests of the group. Scarsdale High School; scarsdaleadultschool.org

SEPTEMBER 13, 27;
OCTOBER 11, 25;
NOVEMBER 8, 22:
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 Building/ Room 204; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-253-6860 or pgaston@alz.orgburke.org

SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12, NOVEMBER 9: 8:30AM
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Free breakfasts with presentation by guest speaker and light exercise program. Covers music therapy, cardiology. Cafeteria, G Level, Phelps Hospital. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods@pmhc.us to register.

SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12, NOVEMBER 9: 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 ewoods@pmhc.us to register.

NEW PROGRAM!
SENIOR AFTERNOON CINEMA
Films are shown once a month on Tuesdays at 1pm. All films will be under two hours and in English. September 12: Mrs. Henderson Presents; October 17: Belle; November 14: Grey Gardens; December 5: Julia. Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 914-773-7663; burnsfilmcenter.org

SEPTEMBER 15, OCT. 13, NOVEMBER 10: 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 ewoods@pmhc.us to register.

SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 14
SEX WITH STRANGERS
Lust turns to sex, and dating turns to something more complicated when Ethan, a sexy young blogger-turned-bestselling author, meets Olivia, an unknown thirty-something novelist. Follows the unexpected twists and turns of modern relationships as ambitions turn dark and self-reinvention is just a click away. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT; Call for prices, subscriptions: 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

THRU OCTOBER 29
CHIHULY EXHIBITION &
WHAT IS A HERBARIUM?
Breathtaking works of glass art from Dale Chihuly. Plus a special exhibition in the Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. 718-817-8700 nybg.org

SATURDAYS OCT 7-NOV 25: 9:30AM
A MATTER OF BALANCE
Eight week fall prevention program. Phelps Hospital, C Level Classroom, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods@pmhc.us to register.
FIRST WED & FRIDAYS
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
Topics include reducing risks and prevention as well as checking blood sugar levels. Importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors, healthy cooking and exercise will be emphasized. First Wednesday of each month 6-7pm; first Friday of month 1-2pm. Ground flr conference room, NY-Pres Hudson Valley Hospital, 1980 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor. Register by calling 914-734-3557. hvhc.org

THURSDAYS: 10AM
QUILTING
Drop in and join! Bring your quilting or needlework project. All welcome. John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak. 914-245-5262 ext 227; yorktownlibrary.org

FRIDAYS THRU OCT: 12-2PM
PLAYDAYS @ JAY
Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm. Free admission.John Jay Homestead, Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

FRIDAYS THRU OCT: 12-2PM
HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
A 25-minute, docent-led Highlights tour is available Saturdays during the Farm Market at 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30am. John Jay Homestead, Katonah; 914-232-5651; johnjayhomestead.org

SEPTEMBER 14-NOVEMBER 26
ANNIE GET YOUR guN
Set in the Wild West, where Frank Butler is the sharpest sharpshooter around and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill’s travelling Wild West show. Frank meets his match in the rough and ready tomboy sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. Romantic sparks fly. Irving Berlin’s score filled with memorable hit songs, including “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” ”Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford; 914-592-2268; broadwaytheatre.com

FRIDAYS OCT 6-NOV 10: 9:30AM
TAI CHI
Six week program that combines slow sustained movements with deep breathing to increase strength, balance and stability, while enhancing mind body and spirit. The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 No. Broadway; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods@pmhc.us to register.

OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 19
ROMEO & JULIET
Shakespeare’s most famous play transcends time and generations with the story of two star-crossed teenagers who fight to love each other in a violent world. Their families are at war, but their love cannot be torn apart. Experience this classic anew in the sure hands of Mark Lamos. Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; Call for prices, subscriptions: 203-227-4177; westportplayhouse.org

THRU NOVEMBER 11
JAPANESE STROLL GARDEN
An environment of natural beauty and tranquility, to refresh the spirit. It complements the Museum as a space where Eastern and Western culture can meet and be appreciated through art exhibitions, concerts, special events and educational programs. Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem. 914-669-5033; hammondmuseum.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.

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