Weekend Planner: Ride for Breast Cancer, YHS Tag Sale, Charity Golf Outing, Play It Forward

Check out the variety of events going on around the region this weekend.

We've listed the biggest events in town and nearby this weekend, but be sure to visit our events calendar for many more happenings!

Events in Town

Charity Golf Outing to Benefit the National Amputee Foundation & SPCA of Westchester

When/Where: Friday, Oct. 12 at the Somers Pointe Golf Club, located at 1000 West Hill Drive in Somers

Why Go: Yorktown's CobbleStone Abstract company will be hosting a small charity golf outing to benefit the Veteran's National Amputee Foundation and the SPCA of Westchester. There will be two amputee veterans from the National Amputee Foundation, which helps all veterans. They will be playing golf. The National Amputee Foundation helps all veterans. 

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. Warm up on the range is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a BBQ at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. The cocktail reception, dinner, raffles and auction begin at 5:30 p.m.

Price: $200 per golfer for lunch, dinner and golf; dinner only $100.


A Bike Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness

When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.

Why Go:The 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The rides are fun, casual and family friendly with 10- and 25-mile options. Rides leave from Danny's Cycles in Stamford, Scarsdale, Mohegan Lake and Manhattan Upper East Side. Click here to pick your location and register:

Price: Registration is $25 and all proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


YHS Music Boosters Gigantic Tag Sale

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Yorktown High School cafeteria

Why Go: It's the 6th Annual YHS Music Boosters Tag Sale when dozens of families can contribute a variety of items. Donations will be accepted on Friday, Oct. 12 from 3 to 8 p.m. and can be brought to the YHS Band Room. You can donate new or gently used collectibles, books, household items, small (working) appliances, clothing, furniture, toys, sports equipment or other treasures. No baby items, stuffed animals, upholstered furniture, mattresses, pillows or exercise equipment.

The money raised from the tag sale will help defray the cost of the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra's participation in regional music festivals

Price: Admission is free.


10th Annual Community Car & Contraption Show

Where/Where: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. at Peter Pratt's Inn, located at 673 Croton Heights Rd. in Yorktown

Why Go: Spend the afternoon at Yorktown's historic Peter Pratt's Inn for the 10th Annual Croton Heights Community Car and Contraption Show featuring cars, tractors and antique mechanical exhibition. Refreshments will available through the local Girl Scout troop. 

Contact: For information call 914-962-4090.


Somers Middle School Clothing Fundraiser

Where/Where: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Somers Middle School in the lower parking lot, 250 Route 202.

Why Go: All proceeds received from the fundraiser will benefit the children. Organizers are collecting wearable and use-able clothing, shoes (tie together and place in separate bags from clothing), belts, handbags, backpacks, and briefcases, linens, stuffed animals, hard toys (must fit in a box 24 x 24 x 21), bicycles. Baby equipment is not being collected. 


Cary Brown Jazz Concert

Where/Where: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, located at 2880 Crompond Rd. in Yorktown

Why Go: Cary Brown has been an international touring musician since the early 90's, when he toured extensively with the founding fathers of Jamaican jazz, The Skatalites. He has since played, recorded, and toured with many diverse artists, including The Toasters, The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, The Sloan Wainwright Band, and Levon Helm. He is joined by Kermit Driscoll on Bass and Pete Zimmer on drums. 

Price: Suggested donation


Let's Play It Forward

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 13 at Reis Park in Somers

Why Go: This organization was founded by teens only. They collect used sports equipment and donate it to underprivileged children who are in need. To date they have collected and donated about 4,000 pieces of equipment in a little over 8 months. They will have a booth set up at Soccer Fest this Saturday in Somers.


Somers High School 20th Reunion Weekend

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14

Why Go: Somers graduates have organized a fun filled weekend for the 20th reunion. As part of the festivities, they will tour the new Somers High School on Saturday; immediately following the tour they will hold a memorial service outside the high school for four of their classmates – Jeff Ianniello, Michael North, John Kazigo and Bryan Abel – who passed away. They will also be planting a tree that was donated by the Katonah Nursery. Saturday is the reunion at Seasons on Route 100 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. A family day is scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reis Park in Somers.


Patch Picks Regional Events

Dance to Make a Difference

Where/When: Lewisboro Town Park, Sat. Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 3p.m

Why go:  To support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Light the Night Walk on November 3rd, and a local girl who suffers from the disease, Sabrina Marciante. ZUMBA Demos will be held at 10:30am, 12:00, and 1:30. Jump for a cure in the Inflatable Castle and take part in arts and crafts, face painting, giveaways and raffles and a live Candy Land Game. Hot Dogs, Popcorn, and Hot Apple Cider. Details here.

Price: $20 per Zumba class, refreshments for purchase.

Themed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Lantern Tours: There Goes the Neighborhood! 

When/Where: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Sun, Oct. 14. More dates: Oct. 21, 27, 28, 31; from 7 to 9 p.m.

Why Go: Join Sara Mascia and Tara Van Tassell of our local historical society on these evening walking tours of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery as they discover our colorful local residents and some of our world famous inhabitants. You’ll visit author Washington Irving, self-styled frontiersman Alfred Weed, eccentric poet Minna Irving, business owner and social activist Amanda Foster, wealthy industrialists William Rockefeller and John Archbold, labor leader Samuel Gompers, and many others—all by the light of kerosene lanterns! Yes, Tara is a real Van Tassell, and she may even dish on her famous family!

Pricing: $24.99, purchase tickets here or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS Monday-Friday, 9 am to 9 pm.

Lyndhurst: Scarecrow Invasion


When/Where: Lyndhurst, daily during daylight hours. 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown

Why Go: Participating in this year's Scarecrow Invasion are Irvington School District Middle and High Schools, Westlake Middle School, Mount Pleasant School District, Blind Brook Elementary School, and Another Step, Elmsford.  Walk amidst this exuberant installation of over 400 scarecrows from October 12 through October 31. Then there’s the greenhouse: inside the “bones” of Lyndhurst’s spectacular 18,600 square foot greenhouse are the setting for an outdoor art exhibition, opening October 14 through November 11. For more information visit Scarecrow.

Pricing: Free to walk the grounds


Briarcliff Harvest in the Village

Where/When: Pleasantville Road Business District on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why go: The Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual day of sidewalk sales, entertainment for families, food sales and more on Saturday. Check out pony rides, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle, live music, yoga, a juggler, arts and crafts and more.

Pricing: Free to browse

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