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What to Do in Bedford, Mt. Kisco This Weekend

A St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt, a birdhouse building workshop and the story of Passover performed with balloons, are just three of the local events going on this weekend.


-"Art Odyssey," a Community Education Foundation Spring Conference Day Program, 12 p.m.

There will be an art session with paint and clay for kids to attend while their parents are in parent/teacher conferences. The Community Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides enrichment and teacher grants for the Bedford Central School District. The event will be held at the American Legion, 1 Legion Way, Mount Kisco. Cost is $25 per child and $20 for two or more children.

-Listen, Lore and Legend, 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Bedford Free Library hosts an evening reading from classic chapter books.


-Excursion to Wallkill National Wildlife Preserve and Shawangunk Grasslands Preserve, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bedford Audubon Society naturalist Tait Johansson will lead a group trip from Bylane Farm on 35 Todd Road in Katonah, starting out in the morning and travelling to Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge to check out spring migrant waterfowl. The trip then moves on to the Shawangunk Grasslands to see winter raptors, including Rough-legged Hawks and other grassland species. Registration is required. Participants should bring a lunch. The Bedford Audubon Society organizes field trips several times a month for members and nonmembers.

-Music at Winter’s End, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

The Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco will host the Charis Chamber Voices for a show they call "Music at Winter's End,” a program of classical tunes including works by Brahms, Schutz, Mendelssohn and Ives. Grammy winner Eric Whitacre will also perform. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. The church is located at 605 Millwood Road.

-St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Westmoreland Sanctuary, located at 260 Chestnut Ridge Road in Mount Kisco, is hosting a special scavenger hunt to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The event will test kids’ map-reading skills as they try to find seven secret items hidden on the wildlife preserve. Cost for the hunt is $5.


-Passover Balloon Storytelling, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Balloon artist Scott Kazan will visit Temple Sharaay Tefila to tell the Jewish story of Passover. The temple is located at 89 Baldwin Road in Bedford Corners. All children who attend will get a complimentary balloon. Refreshments will be served.

-Woodworking for Wildlife: Bluebird Houses, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Come build a bluebird a new home! The Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mount Kisco is giving a woodworking workshop to support the continued population recovery of New York's state bird, the Eastern Bluebird. The bird was a threatened species for many years, in part due to lack of nesting sites. Cost is $10.

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