Your Weekend: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny; Strike Down Cancer

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's what's happening around Yorktown and Somers.

Check out some of the local events happening in the Yorktown and Somers area this weekend:

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

When/Where: Sunday, March 24 at the American Legion

Why Go: Enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch with the Easter Bunny. Children can do crafts, decorate their own cupcakes and take pictures with the bunny. There are three seatings available: 8-9:30 a.m., 10-11:30 a.m. and 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $7 Children 2-12, $9 Children 13 and above; Children under 2 free

Contact: Reservations only! Call 914-962-9390 or email yorktownlionsclub@yahoo.com 


'Come to the Cabaret' with Melodie Woldford and Mohegan Lake's Star Gabbie Sansone

When/Where: Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake

Why Go: 'Come to the Cabaret' when Melodie Wolford will sing Broadway with special guest Mohegan Lake's own young stage performer Gabbie Sansone. Wolford has been in several national and European Broadway tours and she is thrilled to bring her Cabaret show to the hip and historic stage at the Winery. Gabbie Sansone is well known for her stellar sold out performance of Annie at the Paramount. She has performed in many regional theatre and live concets throughout Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. 

Price: $15


Yorktown's Photographer Exhibit

When/Where: All throughout the month of March at the John C. Hart Memorial Library 

Why Go: Nancy Butterfield, a mom, pet groomer and photographer, is hosting a solo exhibit at the John C. Hart Library in Shrub Oak during the month of March. Photographs are open to the public for viewing and for sale during library hours. 

Butterfield has been living in Yorktown the past 25 years, and owns The Pink Dogue Pet Salon in Lincolndale. Her passion for photography started in her 20s. Since then she is been involved in many volunteer organizations in town. She was also the past Vice President of the Color Camera Club. The exhibit consists of flowers, abstracts, and landscapes. 


Hope Crew's Night to Strike Down Cancer

When/Where: Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Valley Lanes, located at 3699 Hill Blvd, Jefferson Valley.

Why Go: Hope Crew is hosting a bowling fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mahopac. Entry is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door; discounts apply to groups of four. Admission includes two games, rental shoes, food (pizza or hot dog) and soda. Games, raffles, a 50/50 and dessert will round out a wonderful evening.

Price: $20

Contact: For advance tickets please email Sara Zadrima at thing7sz@aol.com or Matt Pedretti at matt2beach@aol.com and provide your group's name and number of attendees.


Perfect Parfait Demonstration

When/Where: Saturday, March 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Somers Library

Why Go: Jessica Monaco, an 8th-grader, will demonstrate how to make a parfait dessert from her cookbook, The Caldecott Cookbook. Jessica will read a picture book and demonstrate the parfait recipe. Attendees will make their own parfait dessert to eat at the library. Children may be dropped off, but parents need to stay in the library.

Contact: 914-232-5717


Paper Arts & Mixed Media – Scrabble Jewelry

When/Where: Saturday, March 23 at 12 p.m. at the John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak

Why Go: The worskshop for adutls, teens and tweens is led by Maureen Connelly. Looking for an easy gift for those special occasions? Scrabble jewelry would be the perfect thing. You can personalize each piece depending on the season, the occasion, or just for fun. All you need is Scrabble squares, fancy thin paper (gift wrap, designer paper, Japanese yuzen), acrylic squares to cover the paper, adhesive, and some embellishments. For the purpose of demonstration, participants will make Scrabble pendants, the library will provide the basics, but feel free to bring your own paper and embellishments if you wish. 

Price: Free and open to the public. But please register for the program.

Contact: Call 914-245-5262, x-227



Check out some of the other events happening in the area this weekend:

Axial Theatre's Evening of Note

Where/When: Axial Theatre on Saturday, March 23 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Why go: Hear a monologue from Yorktown resident Howard Meyer's latest play, Radiance; a memorial tribute to Robert Heisler and musical performances at Axial Theatre's Evening of Note. There will be a DJ, hors doeuvres and more. Visit www.­axialtheatre.­org to make a reservation.

Pricing: $35


Benefit Concert for the SPCA of Westchester

Where/When: Garfield's The Pit (859 Franklin Ave., Thornwood) on Saturday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Why go: Local bands Sister Cyanide, Stripped Vinyl with Jim Pope, Blue Rooster, Retro-Active and Wicked World will perform at 4 p.m. The party starts at 3:30 p.m. with free food, vendors (including the SPCA of Westchester and Skulltique) and a 50/50 raffle. Read more here.

Pricing: $10 at the door


Westchester Wine Experience

Where/When: Pace University on Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Why go: The Rotary Club of Pleasantville is hosting the 13th annual Westchester Wine Experience, which offers attendees the chance to sample more than 150 fine wines and dishes from wineries and eateries all over Westchester County. All proceeds will go to the Rotary District 7230 Sandy Relief Fund and other local charities. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or atAries Wines and Spirits in White Plains, Guion Insurance Agency in Pleasantville, Sir Speedy in Pleasantville or The Flower Basket in Pleasantville.

Pricing: $55 in advance or $60 at-the-door


Local First Responders vs. Harlem Magic Masters

Where/When: Pace University on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

Why go: Police and fire department members from Briarcliff Manor, Archville, Chappaqua, Croton, Irvington, Ossining, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are taking part in a friendly game versus the Harlem Magic Masters. All funds raised will benefit the New York Police Disaster Relief Fund and the Graybeards Organization, which is servicing the areas hardest hit by Sandy. DJCATCH1 will supply music; Tarrytown's Main Street Sweets will provide treats. 

Pricing: $15


Voices of Pleasantville

Where/When: Jacob Burns Film Center on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Why go: Join JBFC Executive Director Steve Apkon, Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer, SchoolsSuperintendent Mary Fox-Alter, Westchester Table Tennis Center Owner Will Shortz and Village Historian Carsten Johnson for an evening celebrating Pleasantville. RSVP to lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org. There will be a dessert reception following at 7:30 p.m. in the Jane Peck Gallery.

Pricing: Free 


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