SOMERS, N.Y. – Lots of holiday events kick off the 2012 holiday season this weekend in the Somers area.
Friday, Nov. 30
Quiver, Quaver: 1:30 to 4 p.m. A two-part workshop and lecture about essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes hands to shake, heads to bob and voices to quaver. The first part will center on tai chi instruction with expert George Chen. The second part will be a discussion among attendees with a Q&A session. There is no charge, but a $10 donation is requested for the tai chi session. Somers Public Library, 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Primrose Holiday Happiness: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and grown-ups alike look forward to this annual event, which takes place at Primrose Elementary School, 110 Primrose St., Lincolndale. Click here for more information.
Practice for the ACT Exam: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All high school students are invited to practice under the sponsorship of Kaplan Tutoring. There is no charge, but you must register ahead because space is limited. You must bring pencils and a calculator. Call the Somers Public Library at 914-232-5717 or register online. 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Holiday Share: All day. St. Joseph’s Parish Food Pantry will collect food for the needy on Saturday and Sunday. Especially requested are butter cookies in tins, cake mixes, flour and sugar, coffee (instant or ground), tea bags (small boxes), hot chocolate, fruit juices (64-ounce), hot and cold cereal, tuna, canned meat (chili, beef stew, chicken), dry beans, white rice, and baby food. St. Joseph’s Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Tree Clearing at Angle Fly: 10 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clear the Yellow and Red Trails. Meet at the main parking lot kiosk at the Angle Fly Preserve on Primrose St. in Somers.
Tinsel Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Bring the family to make holiday decorations and ornaments for your own tree or the Muscoot Farm evergreen. Materials are supplied. Muscoot Farm, Route 100, 1.5 miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Caring for Holiday Plants: 2 p.m. Stop and shop at the Lasdon gift shop and learn how to take care of holiday plants and how to keep your indoor plants thriving throughout the winter. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35 in Somers.
Somers Holiday Celebration: 2:30 to 5 p.m. Somers’ traditional holiday season will kick off at the Historical Society with multiple displays and activities and conclude at dusk with the annual lighting on the holiday tree on the lawn at the Elephant Hotel, 335 Route 202, Somers. Click here for more information.
Handel’s Messiah: 3 p.m. The first Messiah Singalong, will be presented by the Westchester Oratorio Society at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 331 Route 100, Somers. Admission is $10 per person. Bring your own Schirmer score if you have one.
Make a Wreath: 3 p.m. Bring your family to the annual wreath-making event at St. Joseph’s Bittner Hall. The charge is $25 per family and includes one wreath, materials and beverages. Please bring a dessert to be shared at the table. St. Joseph’s Church,10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls.
Holiday Share: All day. This is the final day of St. Joseph’s current food collection for the needy. Especially requested are butter cookies in tins, cake mixes, flour and sugar, coffee (instant or ground), tea bags (small boxes), hot chocolate, fruit juices (64-ounce), hot and cold cereal, tuna, canned meat (chili, beef stew, chicken), dry beans, white rice, and baby food. St. Joseph’s Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls.
Croton Creek Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Join Frosty the Snowman and the Croton Creek Victorian Carolers for the third annual tree-lighting ceremony at the Croton Creek Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Croton Creek Steakhouse, 4 W. Cross St., Croton Falls.
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