SOMERS, N.Y. Cinco de Mayo celebrations, a puppy mill protest and a famous plant sale are some of the events planned for Somers this weekend.
Saturday, May 5
St. Lukes Church Tag and Plant Sale: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. People come from miles around to stock up on spring flowers and Mothers Day gifts at the annual St. Lukes Plant Sale. There will be bargains at the accompanying tag sale. The week-long combination event begins on Saturday and runs through Mothers Day, May 13. Proceeds go to the antique churchs maintenance fund. St. Lukes Church is located at 331 Route 100 (next to Bailey Park) in Somers.
Kids 400 Meter Races: Come and run on the high school track with hundreds of people to cheer you on. Kids will be divided up into groups according to age. This free event is being held in conjunction with the Somers Lions Club Track and Field Meet. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Contact Roy Arnesen at email@example.com for more information. The Somers High School Track is located on Route 139/Primrose Street in Lincolndale.
Photography Field Trip: The Northern Exposure Photography Club will take a field trip to The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blacksmith Workshop at Muscoot: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Professional farrier Bill Fitzgerald will demonstrate the various skills and techniques required in the art of blacksmithing. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. The fee is $85. The event takes place at Muscoot Farm on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
I Love My Park Day: 10 a.m. Somers Angle Fly Preserve will participate in the 2012 "I Love My Park Day" event organized by Parks & Trails New York. Its goal is to improve and enhance New Yorks parks and historic sites, as well as to spotlight the needs of the state park system. Volunteers will help to clean up the winters detritus and restore fencing and signage. All ages and all skills are welcome. Bring gloves and water. Leaders will be on hand to organize and assist volunteers. Meet at the main entrance to the Angle Fly Preserve, Route 139 (Primrose Street) between Plumbrook and Route 100 in Somers.
Quilt Show: 10 a.m. The Northern Star Quilters' Guild will host a quilt show at Kennedy Catholic High School on Route 138 in Somers. The show continues through Sunday, May 6. Click here for more information.
Ceramics for Children at The Hammond: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Children ages 6 to 12 will be taught to design, hand build and glaze a personalized vase and animal mug in this four-week course taught by ceramic artist, Vicky Youngman. The fee for museum members is $60, for non-members it is $80. The workshop will be held at The Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem. Call (914) 669-5033 for further information.
Watercolors and Collages: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Putting It Together, works by artist Hope Friedland, will be on display in the main house at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, in Somers. There is no fee. The exhibit continues on Sunday.
Lake Lincolndale Ladies Club Celebrates Cinco de Mayo: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. The Dwellers are the star attraction at Lake Lincolndales Ladies Cinco de Mayo celebration. In addition to live music, there will be refreshments and homemade sangria. The cover charge is $20 per person. Attendees must be over 21. The party takes palce at the Lake Lincolndale Clubhouse, 11 Lakeshore Drive North, Lake Lincolndale.
Cinco de Mayo at a New Mexican Restaurant: If you want to treat yourself to a special Mexican meal in honor of the Mexican-American holiday celebrating Mexican heritage and pride, try the new Mexican restaurant, Las Mañanitas, on Route 22 in Brewster, just north of the county line.
Sunday, May 6
Jazz at the Library: 2 p.m. Dmitri Kolesnik is back with his HMK Jazz Trio to perform a mixture of evergreen standards and original compositions. Included in the trio are guitarist John Hart and drummer Jimmy Madison who worked with Lionel Hampton, James Brown, George Benson, Richie Havens and Stan Getz. The concert takes place at Somers Library on Primrose Street in Reis Park.
Let's Play it Forward: FC Somers is partnering with Let's Play it Forward to collect gently used sports equipment for local children and teens in need. Collection boxes will be on site at Reis Park, Somers High School and Van Tassel Park during the soccer games. For more information visit the charity's website.
Old Salem Horse Show: 8 a.m. Its Welcome Horse Show Day at Old Salem Farm, a day of showing set aside for local riders. Competition classes for all age groups and several riding disciplines continue throughout the day. Its a prelude to the farms big horse show, starting Tuesday, May 7. Old Salem Farm is located at 190 June Road, North Salem.
Basket Weaving Workshop: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. JoAnn Kelly Catsos of the Westchester Area Basket-makers Guild will give instructions on making a black ash Diamond Twill Bureau Basket. Click here to register. The workshop takes place at Muscoot Farm on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35, Somers.
Angle Fly Preserve Volunteer Day: 10 a.m. The springtime preparations at the preserve continue with the completion of the Blue Trail. Bring your own gloves and water and meet at Cobbling Rock Road, off of Route 35, in Somers.
Spring Fungi: 1 p.m. Dianna Smith, president of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association, will talk about the fungi of spring and their role in the environment. Join her afterwards for a guided walk through the woods to see what you can find. Meet in the Reception Center at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers.
Blessing of the Animals: 3 p.m. This 47th annual springtime event at The Hammond Museum welcomes all pets to be blessed by a group of clergy representing various faiths. Pets must be leashed or crated. Admission is free but donations are welcome. It starts promptly at 3 p.m. in the Japanese Stroll Garden, rain or shine. The Hammond Museum is located at 28 Deveau Road, North Salem.
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