Patch Picks: Classes at Sarah Lawrence; Mommy Meet-Up; Special Olympics Fundraiser

There is something for everyone to do this week in the Hudson Valley.

Enrichment and Fitness classes at Sarah Lawrence College. Dec. 30. All day. Enrich your mind and body at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville starting in January. Choose from cardio strength-training classes, Zumba, introductory French, and more. Check the school website for more information or call 914-395-2205. Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville$75.

New Mommy Meet-Up. Jan. 2. 11:30 a.m. Mothers of newborns to 6-month-olds can find a new network of friends and a great excuse to get out of the house by joining the World Cup Nursery School and Kindergarten mommy group in Chappaqua on Wednesdays. No charge, but older siblings have a $10 fee to attend. Call Kim at 914-238-9267 x 20 to RSVP or email her at kim.bremer@worldcupschools.com. World Cup Nursery School and Kindergarten, 160 Hunts Ln,Chappaqua. FREE.

“CROSS-REFERENCES” - - AN EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY NATASHA RABIN. Dec. 30. All day. Catch Natasha Rabin's "Cross-References" exhibition at the Nyack Public Library before it closes Dec. 31. Rabin worked with librarians to ensure books referenced in her works, which include portraits and collages, are available to patrons. All works cross reference film, narrative works and other points of inspiration. www.natasharabin.com. Nyack Public Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack. FREE.

New Years Eve Comedy/Dinner Fundraiser for Special Olympics at Emmett's Castle. Dec. 31. 5:30 p.m. Start the new year by giving back to a good cause. Attend the New Years Eve Comedy-Dinner Fundraiser for Special Olympics at Emmett's Castle hosted by New York City comic/emcee Doug Adler. Also performing is Regina DeCicco, who was named Lower Hud’s Funniest Person in 2011. If DeCicco's name sounds familiar, it's because her father is one of the partners in DeCicco's grocery chain. Reserve as soon as possible for one of two seatings at 5:30 and 9 p.m and enjoy a five-course dinner. Cost is $100 per person and includes a five-course dinner, comedy show and three-hour open bar, with ten dollars of each ticket going to the Special Olympics of New York. Emmett’s Castle's “Safe Ride” program will also be in operation, providing bus pick up and drop-off for surrounding area residents within an eight-mile radius. For reservations and for more information on the Safe Ride program, call 845-735-3504. Emmett’s Castle at Blue Hill is located at 285 Blue Hill Road in Pearl River.  For more information go to emmettscastle.com. Emmett's Castle at Blue Hill, 285 Blue Hill Rd, Pearl River$100. 

GALA NEW YEAR'S DAY CONCERT. Jan. 1. 3 p.m. The Cortlandt Chamber Orchestra presents the New Year's Day Gala Concert featuring guest conductor Hillarie Moore and Strauss waltzes, marches, and light classical and American favorites. Holy Name of Mary Church, 110 Grand St, Croton on Hudson. FREE.

Harrison Council for the Arts Presents "Winter Grays" Paintings by Ruth O. Carlucci. Dec. 30. 9:30 a.m. The Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Winter Grays” paintings by Ruth O. Carlucci through Jan. 26. Attend an opening reception Jan. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. Works are abstract, mixed media paintings. The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. For info call 914-835-0324 or visit www.harrisonpl.org2 Bruce Ave, Harrison. FREE.


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