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What's Happening in Ossining This Weekend

OSSINING, N.Y. – The Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps is hosting an EMS Day, and the town and village are celebrating new parks improvements this weekend. Here are other events happening this weekend.

Friday, May 18

Get Your GED program: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tutors are available for free every Friday in the teen room. For more information, contact Robin Osborne at the Westchester Library System at 914-231-3237 or Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave.

Cheever Centennial Celebration with Blake Bailey: 7 to 8 p.m. Blake Bailey, author of "Cheever A Life," will discuss his biography on John Cheever and writing in general. The book will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion. Bailey will be interviewed by Catherine Wald. All are welcome to attend. Ossining Public Library.

Ossining School Spirit Mania Presentation: 2:30 to 5 p.m. As the contest winners for MSG Varsity’s “School Spirit Mania,” the Ossining School District will receive a customized golf cart as a prize. Dozens of Ossining officials are scheduled to make an appearance. The program is open to parents and students in grades 1 and up. Space is limited to the first 20 children to arrive. For more information about the program, call the Ossining Public Library at 914-941-2416. Ossining High School Football Field.

Briarcliff Middle School/High School Dance Show: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Dance students in grades 6 through 12 will perform original, student-choreographed works. Tickets are $12 in advance and may be reserved at Tickets at the door are $15. Briarcliff High School Frances G. Wills Auditorium.

Computer Help: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free drop-in help with computers. Residents can learn how to navigate web pages and create documents in Microsoft programs. For more information, contact Cheryl at 941-2416, Ext. 315. Ossining Public Library.

Briarcliff Library presents “Jane Eyre:” 7 to 10 p.m. This new film version of "Jane Eyre," the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte, will be shown on the big screen. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended at 914-941-7072 or Briarcliff Manor Public Library, 1 Library Road, Briarcliff Manor.

Saturday, May 19

Tech Workshop: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Using Microsoft Excel, residents will learn the basics of how to set up a spreadsheet to display and manipulate data. Excel can help you manage and track budgets, investments, mailing lists, and more. Call or email Shelley Glick at 914-941-7072 and The Briarcliff Manor Public Library.

Northern Westchester Chinese School Open House: 10 a.m. to noon. The school offers language classes for prekindergarten through Grade 12 as well as a variety of Chinese cultural electives: painting, calligraphy, origami, dance, chess, martial arts, SAT Prep and more. All are welcome. Visit or email for more information. Briarcliff Middle School, 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor.

Ossining EMS Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ambulance corps members welcome residents to their annual EMS Day, a celebration of the volunteer emergency responders. The day includes family activities and free CPR classes. Residents must preregister for CPR classes at Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps Headquarters, 8 Clinton Ave.

Old Croton Aqueduct Ossining Weir Tour: 1 to 3 p.m. View a short film and walk to the Weir on the Double Arch Bridge to tour the underground interior of the Old Croton Aqueduct. Enter the Weir and learn from a guide how the aqueduct was constructed and provided water to New York City beginning in the mid-1800s. Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.

Hudson Bells Concert: 3 to 5 p.m. The Hudson Bells will be performing at the Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theater.

Ossining Park Ceremony: Noon to 4 p.m. The Village of Ossining will celebrate park enhancements to three of the Village’s parks. Sparta Park recently received a gazebo, a new children’s playground and enhanced landscaping. Nelson Park also received new stadium lighting at its tennis courts. The presentations willl be followed by a group hike at the Edward M. Wheeler Crawbuckie Nature Preserve at 1 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the new trails, overlooks and improvements to this riverside park, including the installation of a handicapped accessible trail. Sparta Park, Nelson Park, Crawbuckie Nature Preserve, off Beach Road.

Financial Seminar: 3 to 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend this information financial seminar. This is the second and last of the two sessions. For more information, call 914-941-2416. Ossining Public Library.

Photography Class: 1 to 3 p.m. Residents can learn photography techniques as a part of this weekly class. To register before the class, contact Director Jim Farrell at 914-941-2416, Ext. 333. Ossining Public Library.

Saturday Night Live: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All eighth-grade students are invited to attend Saturday Night Live. Club Fit, Briarcliff Manor.

Briarcliff Middle School/High School Dance Show: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Dance students in grades 6 through 12 will perform original, student-choreographed works. Tickets are $12 in advance and may be reserved at Tickets at the door are $15. Briarcliff High School Frances G. Wills Auditorium.

Sunday, May 20

Student Recital: 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free recital performed by students in the Ossining School District. Ossining Public Library.

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