Weekend Things: Gift Wrap Fundraiser; Candy Cane Run; 'Holiday Adventure'

A roundup of upcoming events in the Yorktown and Somers area.

Events from Yortkown and Somers:

Teen Center Gift Wrap Fundraiser

When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yorktown Teen Center, YCCC Room 102, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights

Why Go: Do you need help gift wrapping your presents this year? Teen Center volunteers and member can help. Just drop your gifts off at the Teen Center, go do your errands and come back and pick up your gifts. Donations to the Teen Center are requested.

Fred Greenspan Performing: 'Mr. Punch's Holiday Adventure'

When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. 1974 Commerce Street, Top Floor, Yorktown Heights

Why Go: Join the Yorktown Museum for a performance. Mr. Punch goes on a mission to save the holidays. Will he succeed? Go to the show and find out. Pre-registration and donation is required Call (914) 962-4379 or email nancya@yorktownny.org

Somers Firefighters to Hand Out Candy Canes

When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 15 starting at 9 a.m. in Somers

Why Go: Somers Volunteer Fire Department members will travel around town to spread some holiday cheer and of course help Santa hand out candy canes to children. Click here for the schedule of their annual Candy Cane Run.

Somers Library to Feature Bob Reidy

When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Artists' reception at the Somers Library

Why Go: December's exhibit at the Somers Library features Bob Reidy, a resident of Somers since 1957. He is a graduate of Cornell University, with a civil engineering degree, which accounts for his interest in bridges and hydraulics. As represented by paintings of water, he has focused on watershed of the east branch of the Croton River. He began painting in 1963 through an Adult Education program in Katonah-Lewisboro with the artist James Beardsley. He then took classes in the evening at the Art Student League on 57th Street in NYC. If you are interested in viewing the exhibit in the program room, please call the library for viewing times as programs may be in session.

Events from around the area:

Kol Rinah Chorale's Chanukah Concert

Where/When: Rosenthal Jewish Community Center of Northern Westchester on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Why go: Enjoy a Chanukah-themed concert featuring music from around the world, conducted by Ben Gruder and accompanied by Connie Prener. Refreshments will be served.

Pricing: $17

NEXT Charity Concert

Where/When: Captain Lawrence Brewery (444 Saw Mill River Rd. Elmsford) on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

Why go: Check out a set mixing rock, reggae and surf by Deadbeat Darlings at this month's NEXT Charity Concert in Elmsford while enjoying some of the Westchester brewery's beer. Proceeds from this month's concert will benefit the Pleasantville High School Edible Garden. Doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

Pricing: $10

It's a Wonderful Life Screening

Where/When: Jacob Burns Film Center on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m.

Why go: JBFC is continuing its “Movies for Kids (and their Families)” series with a screening of the 1946 holiday classic this weekend. Read a recent Patch interview with the actress who portrays Ruth Dakin Bailey in the film here.

Pricing: $11 adult nonmembers, $6 adult members, $6.50 children

Furniture Donation Drop-Off Saturday Morning in White Plains

When/Where: Saturday Dec. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the grounds of Westchester County Airport

Why Go: Are you getting ready to move? Have you been hanging on to some furniture you don't need-or don't like? The furniture donation drop-off is this Saturday. Furniture Sharehouse collects clean, basic, average-sized furniture in good condition, to re-distribute it free, by appointment to clients of their 40 Westchester County based member agencies.

Contact: There is NO phone at the warehouse, but so they can plan, please shoot them an email at office@furnituresharehouse.org to let them know you are coming. 

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