CORTLANDT, N.Y. - Here are some of our picks for events this week in Cortlandt.
Monday, July 9
Cortlandt Town Board Work Session: 7 p.m. The board will have a meeting to discuss future legislative action in the town. The meeting will take place at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor.
Creatures of the Night: A naturalist from the environmental outreach group "Nature of Things" will bring live nocturnal animals for a two-part presentation. Ages 35 should come at 6 p.m., and ages 6-10 should come at 7 p.m. Participants should register by calling the Hendrick Hudson Free Library 914-739-5654, or visit 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose.
Tuesday, July 10
Cortlandt Planning Board Meeting: 7 p.m. The board will have a regular meeting, where legislative action will likely be taken. The meeting will take place at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor.
Pajama Day at the Library: Come to the Hendrick Hudson Free Library in your pajamas to read for 20 minutes and enjoy a snack of milk and cookies when you are done. No registration required. All ages are welcome, for more information call the Hendrick Hudson Free Library 914-739-5654, or visit 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose.
Wednesday, July 11
"Racing Dreams": The Hendrick Hudson Free Library describes this teen and adult film as "'Talladega Nights' meets 'Catcher in the Rye.'" "Racing Dreams" chronicles a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. Though they aren't old enough for driver's licenses, Brandon, Josh and Annabeth race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 mph in the World Karting Associations National Pavement Series, the "Little League" of professional racing. The film was winner of the "Best Documentary Feature" award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Grades five and up are welcome, registered is required, for more information call the Hendrick Hudson Free Library 914-739-5654, or visit 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose.
Outdoor Movie, "Zookeeper": Zookeeper Griffin Keyes decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret -- they can talk. They teach him the rules of courtship, animal style. This movie begins "at dusk" in Senasqua Park, on Elliott Way, in Croton. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic. For more information call the Croton Recreation and Parks Department at 914-271-3006.
Thursday, July 12
Beth Scott and Friends: 7 p.m. Beth and Scott Bierko share some of their most beloved stories and songs, as part of the Village of Croton's family entertainment series. The show will take place at Senasqua Park in the Village of Croton. For more information call the Croton Recreation and Parks Department at 914-271-3006.
Matinee, "War Horse": 1:30 p.m. The Hendrick Hudson Free Library's weekday matinee film series continues in the community room with "War Horse" (PG 13), director Steven Spielberg's emotional drama. Running time is 146 minutes. For more information, call the Hendrick Hudson Free Library 914-739-5654, or visit 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose.
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