CORTLANDT, N.Y. Here are a few of our Earth Day weekend event picks. For even more to do, visit our Events page.
Friday, April 20
Shop Cortlandt Week Begins: Participating businesses in Cortlandt are offering discounts and promotions until April 29. For more information pick up a Shop Cortlandt grab bag at the Croton Free Library, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Town Hall or Cortlandt Youth Center. Residents who shop at six of these locations and fill out a shoppers card can enter a raffle held by the town for special prizes. Call the Town of Cortlandt at 914-734-1020. Town Hall is at 1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor.
Spring Senior Check Up: Seniors can get free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, sponsored by the Hudson Valley Hospital Center and state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, at Cortlandts Muriel H. Morabito Community Center. The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, consumer protection agencies and nursing agencies will also be available to answer questions. The Morabito Community Center is at 29 W. Brook Drive, Cortlandt.
Saturday, April 21
Earth Day Quest at Teatown: Teatown marks Earth Day weekend by holding a hiking treasure hunt on the preserves trails. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors should check in with the reception desk for the instruction packet. Quests cost $5 per person or $20 per family. Call 914-762-2912, ext. 110, for more information. Teatown Lake Reservation is at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Yorktown.
Croton Yacht Club Scholarship Fundraiser: An all-you-can-eat pasta night with salad, dessert and coffee will be served by members of the Croton Yacht Club. Net proceeds will benefit the clubs scholarship program, which will award $1,000 to one Croton-Harmon High School graduate going on to study the marine sciences. The suggested donation is $15 for adults, $10 for teens; children under 12 are free. The yacht club is on Elliot Way, before Croton Landing and after Senasqua Park. For more information call Dennis Kooney at 914-271-6384 or email email@example.com.
Cortlandt Swap Meet Give and Take: The Town of Cortlandt is sponsoring a swap meet at the Morabito Community Center from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Participants can drop off lightly used portable goods at the center, or can stop by to see what they might like to take home. No money is necessary. No furniture is accepted.
"Sounds American! Aaron Copland at Home in Cortlandt" will be the topic of a talk by Michael Boriskin, artistic and executive director of the historic Copland House, at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Little Red Schoolhouse, at 297 Locust Ave., Cortlandt Manor. The program is sponsored by the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society and is free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 22
Animal Adventures: Hudson Valley Wildlife: Meet a few of Teatowns ambassador animals in this program featuring animals from the Hudson Valley. Please note this program is for children 4 years old and over. The program begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 2 p.m., and is $5 for nonmembers and free for members. Call 914-762-2912, ext. 110, to make a reservation or for more information. Teatown Lake Reservation is at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Yorktown.
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