NORTH SALEM, N.Y. Shakespeare, Bach, baby animals and 11 varieties of chili are some of the events planned in the North Salem area this weekend.
Friday, April 20
Little Farmers at Muscoot: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Muscoot invites children aged 3 and 4 to learn about animals hands-on. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $10 per person. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
North Salem Nursery School Spring Fling: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The school's annual fundraiser features cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. The North Salem Nursery School is located at 296 Titicus Road.
"A Midsummer Nights Dream": 8 p.m. This is the first of two performances of Shakespeares comedy by the North Salem Drama Club. North Salem High School is located at 230 June Road.
"Into the Woods": Spotlight Theater Productions presents Stephen Sondheim's hit musical at The Schoolhouse Theater. Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Schoolhouse Theater is located at 3 Owens Road in Croton Falls.
Saturday, April 21
Baby Animal Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to hear some stories and enjoy some activities, all centered around baby animals. Story-time tales place at the Ruth Keeler Library, 276 Titicus Road, North Salem.
Pinkalicious Party: 3 p.m. Children aged 4 and up are invited to listen to some pinkalicious stories, make a star wand and decorate cupcakes. Everything is pink at the Ruth Keeler Library, 276 Titicus Road, North Salem. Register ahead at the library.
Caroline Doctorow in Lake Purdys: 6 p.m. The Westchester Bluegrass Club presents singer/songwriter Caroline Doctorow along with The Steamrollers. Doors open at 6 p.m., the jam session starts at 7 p.m., open mic begins at 8 p.m. and the featured artist is on at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way, Lake Purdys.
"A Midsummer Nights Dream": 8 p.m. This is the second and final performance by the North Salem Drama Club of Shakespeares comedy. North Salem High School is located at 230 June Road.
St. James Chili Cook-Off: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Don your sombrero and come to the Third Annual Chili Cook-Off, where you can enjoy drinks, prizes, music by Eric Pooley & Friends and even get to vote on your favorite chili. The suggested donation is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12. The event takes place at St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall at the intersection of June and Titicus Roads in North Salem.
Sunday, April 22
Bratwurst and Bonbons: Organist Mike Mulder will play German and French organ classics, included works by Bach and Brahms (the wursts) and Gigout, Franck and Langlais (the bonbons). Mulder will give some commentary on the pieces and on the history of organ building. The suggested donation is $20 for adults, $10 for children. A reception follows. Proceeds go to the St. James Outreach program. The concert takes place at St. James Episcopal Church, June Road and Titicus Road, North Salem.
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