In-person events:

Westchester County will be conducting a Household Recycling Day (HRD) event Sat., Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Playland Park in Rye. Due to COVID concerns, residents are asked to place items in their trunk or hatchback, remain in their vehicles, and wear masks while in the drop-off area. In addition to properly labelled household chemicals, tires, scrap metal, electronics, appliances, and other special wastes found in a typical household, residents can bring documents for shredding and expired or unwanted medications for disposal to the event.

Items that will not be accepted and should not be brought to the Household Recycling Day include paint (both latex and oil), non-rechargeable alkaline and carbon zinc batteries (they can be safely discarded in the trash), motor oil, smoke detectors, cell phones, explosives (flares, fireworks, ammunition), construction debris and hypodermic needles. For more information on what to bring to this event, visit www.westchestergov.com/recycling or call 914/813-5425.

Life Chain will take place Sun., Nov. 15 at Kohl’s Plaza, Boston Post Road, Port Chester. 2-3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Respect Life Ministry, Church of St. John Bosco, Port Chester. Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful, legal and non-confrontational presence for unborn babies and their mothers. For information, call 914/881-1400.

Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations Sun., Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stamen Animal Hospital, 61 Quaker Ridge Rd., New Rochelle.  Appointments are required. Call 914/632-1269 for more information. An adult must supervise all pets. Stamen Hospital staff will come outside to bring your pet into the animal hospital. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. No examinations will be given.

Under New York State law, dogs and cats must receive their first rabies vaccine no later than four months after birth. A second rabies shot must be given within one year of the first vaccine, with additional booster shots given every one or three years after that, depending on the vaccine used.  Owners who fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep the vaccinations up to date may be fined up to $2,000.

Clay Art Center has announced that their studios are open for in-person Youth & Family Classes. Maker Date (formerly Cladies Night) for ages 18+ will be offered Fridays, Nov. 20, Dec. 4 & 18. 7-9 p.m. Have fun and get messy as they walk you through the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel. Create a unique piece of pottery, then choose a glaze from their studio selection. Pieces will be fired and pickup arranged for later. Bring a change of clothes or wear something you don't mind getting dirty. Beginners welcome – no experience necessary. $65 per person.

Have some family fun at Family Wheel Night. This one-time class is for parents, kids, tweens or teens (ages 9-99) interested in learning to use the potter’s wheel. Beginners are welcome! Sat., Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 6-8 p.m. (parent/guardian must also enroll in class). $45 per person. Register online for these programs at www.clayartcenter.org

Pelham Art Center presents its annual exhibition and sale of handmade art items Sat., Nov. 21-Wed., Dec. 23 and an in-gallery Artist Opening Sat., Nov. 28. The Art Boutique highlights a dynamic collection of quality, affordable handmade item and will feature one-of-a-kind items by local and national artists who represent a range of traditional and modified artisan techniques.

The Art Boutique also includes an exhibition of work by emerging and mid-career artists, all priced under $2,500. This annual exhibition is the perfect collecting opportunity to take home affordable artworks and to directly support artists. Events features Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. The Pelham Art Center Art Boutique is a unique alternative to commercial holiday shopping and a response to the numerous craft fair cancellations in our region. The Art Boutique will be open on Small Business Saturday, a national day that encourages consumers to use their purchasing power to help local community businesses thrive. Gallery hours are: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Small Business Saturday hours extend until 6 p.m.)

There will be a Virtual Artist Reception Thurs., Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. with the artists and makers of Art Boutique. Discover pieces in the show and learn more about the artists. Details to join the Zoom reception are on the Pelham Art Center website, www. pelhamartcenter.org.

The New York State Tourism Conference, presented by the New York State Tourism Industry Association, has been rescheduled for Mon.-Wed., Nov. 16-18 at the Renaissance Westchester on Red Oak Lane in W. Harrison. The conference, originally scheduled for April, offers high-quality, outstanding travel-focused content and key industry networking opportunities. Conference attendees represent a wide cross-section of the NYS tourism industry including business owners and managers, destination marketing organization professionals, chambers of commerce, trade associations and state agencies. The conference also welcomes partners who support tourism throughout the state and students studying hospitality, culinary, travel and tourism. Register at www.nystia.org.

A mobile food pantry, a partnership with Port Chester Community Gardens, the Port Chester Housing Authority, Ridgeway Alliance Church and Feeding Westchester, will be at  the senior housing apartments, 169 Terrace Ave., Port Chester once a month-- Fri., Nov 13, 9:30 a.m.; Fri, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.; Fri., Jan 22, 12:30 p.m.; Fri, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.; Fri., Mar. 19, 9:30 p.m.; Fri, Apr. 30, 9:30 a.m., Fri., May 21, 9:30 a.m. and Fri., June 18, 9:30 a.m. There will be two lines, one line will be for the Port Chester Housing Authority tenants and the 2nd line will be for all other residents. This will be on a first come, first served basis. CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure community safety. For additional information call Alex Payan at 914/623-3077.

Yoga in the Park with Jamie Maldonado at Crawford Park, 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook, every Sun., 9:30-10:30 a.m. and every Mon., 6-7 p.m. All levels welcome. Jamie is a native of Rye Brook and a Port Chester High School graduate. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. Fee: $20 suggested amount by cash or check at Venmo@JMalYoga. For information and registration, email JMalYoga@gmail.com.

Zumba in the Park classes are taking place at Crawford Park in Rye Brook Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. with small group size and social contact rules applying. $10 suggested donation per class. Rain or shine. Instructor is Martha Oceguera. For information, to register, visit www.marthao@zumba.com or email zumba.w.martha@gmail.com.

ArtsWestchester at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains will host a Gala Art Preview Exhibit Fri. & Sat., Nov. 13 and 14, 12-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Join fellow arts lovers this weekend and next in ArtsWestchester’s Gallery to preview the unique paintings, sculptures, and photographs available for purchase in our online Gala Auction. The Gala Art Preview Exhibit will feature more than 40 original works by renowned artists including: Michael Albert, Natalya Khorover, Marianne Campolongo, Karlos Carcamo, Andrew Courtney, B.A. D'Alessandro, Charles Fazzino, Glenn Fischer, Margaret Fox, Dara Kane, Barbara Korman, Thomas Lendvai, Piero Manrique, Wendy Naidich, Kay Stowell, Barbara Segal, Peri Schwartz, Sandra Wong Geroux, Kiyoshi Otsuka, Sue Koch Otsuka, Antoinette Wysocki, and more.

Start your holiday shopping early with over 100 fabulous items for auction to benefit the arts in Westchester. To bid on the auction, go to biddingforgood.com/artswauction. For additional information go to www.artsw.org.

Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye will host Absolute Beginner's Yoga Class Mon., Nov. 16 & 23, 6-7 p.m. This class will be taught by Susan Layden and will take place inside the Wainwright House with social distancing and by Zoom. Register at www.wainwright.org. Someone from the Wainwright House will contact you, via email, after your registration to confirm your in-person or zoom preference. $25 or $40 for both sessions.

Wainwright House will also offer a Child Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, a 6-week class geared to children in grades K-2 Wed, Nov 18-Dec 23, 12:15-15 p.m. Art supplies are included. Through games, art activities and exercises, your child will learn tools and techniques to: reduce stress, increase focus and deep concentration, develop skills to cope with frustration, increase ability to feel compassion, empathy and gratitude and reflect on their own thoughts and actions and to make better choices. This series will be taught by Jennifer Monness, founder of The Meditation Lab. $250. Register at https://www.wainwright.org/events/kids-mindful-series?cid=546f7ea0-8a7e-48ec-bf62-7e3fc59c9296&utm_campaign=b205c413-0487-4d57-8260-c0e34e31df2b&utm_medium=mail&utm_source=so

Cross County Center is getting ready to deck the halls to get shoppers in the holiday spirit by introducing a new 44-foot-tall Christmas Tree. Events will include: New Holiday Tree: Nov. 13-Dec. 31. It is a holiday tree that shoppers can actually walk thru. The tree is composed of over 20,000 LED lights (about 2 miles of strands!) that will be located in the center of the outdoor shopping center surely becoming the most Instagramable photo opp of the season! A professional photographer will also be present during the season to capture your photo. Shoppers will be able to print or purchase a digital download of their photo for a small fee.

Santa Photos: Dec. 4-24 with every precaution to create a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for families. Santa will be featured in a new, custom space that allows for social distancing and a touchless experience. You’ll be able to capture a magical photo of your family inside Santa’s workshop. And, while Santa is building toys, kids can watch from a safe distance, which will all be featured in the photo! Face coverings are required for the staff, Santa and all guests. Hand sanitizers will be located all entrances and exits for customers.  Thorough cleanings with CDC approved products and procedures will be made throughout the day. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made through the center’s website, www.crosscountycenter.com There will be limited time for walk-up guests.

Pop-Up Holiday Ice Skating Rink: Nov. 27-Dec. 24. Cross County Shopping Center is bringing back the popular pop-up ice skating rink and this year and it will be even bigger than before, allowing shoppers more space to skate. Guests will be limited per skate session and are required to wear masks. Admission is $10 per person (ages 5 and up) and includes skate rentals and a one-hour session. The pop-up rink is not made of real ice; it is a synthetic floor that glides slower than real ice making it perfect for first time and young skaters. The rink is also more environmentally friendly because it does not require electricity or water. Holiday Food Truck Market: Nov. 27-Dec. 24--shoppers will enjoy tasty treats and savory snacks at the holiday food truck market! Trucks will be parked on The Green, in the center of the mall and will be open for lunch and dinner. Food Trucks include: Leila’s Crepes, Abeetz Pizza, Mac’s Food Truck, Sloppie Joe’s and Waffle Box. For more details on Center happenings, log on to www.crosscountycenter.com.

The Katonah Museum of Art will present the exhibition Hands & Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics and Rothko thru Jan 24. Exhibit includes works by some of Japan’s most notable artists. www.katonahmuseum.org.

The Westchester Children’s Museum at Playland Park in Rye is offering The Steam Team: A Journey Through the Sciences, Saturdays thru Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. This is an 8-week socially distanced program for children 4 & up and their caregivers. It includes STEAM experiments, games, songs & crafts. For prices and to sign up go to discoverwcm.org; Saturday Weekend Workshops at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Schedule: Nov. 14: Family Yoga Workshop with Mellow the Mind Yoga; Nov. 21: Masking & Mixing It Up with Michelle form POPBOX and Marisa from Blooming Designs. They will lead a mask decorating craft and Nov.28: Rockin’ Holiday kickoff Concert with Andrew Wang from Rock Island Band. Events are for all ages; best for ages 4-10. $10 per person for non-members. Register at https://discoverwcm.org/weekend-workshops

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is taking place now thru Nov. 21 at Van Cortlandt Park, 525 Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. The event takes place nightly Nov. 13-15 & 20-21. Thousands of hand-carved pumpkins illuminate Van Cortlandt Manor. Some dates are already sold out; others have limited availability due to reduced capacity because of COVID-19. Entry is by timed tickets only and must be purchased ahead of time. Masks are required, proper social distancing must be maintained, no food or beverage options this year and rotating bathroom service to maintain cleanliness. No onsite tieket purchases. $32 per child, 3-17; $40 per adult; free for children two and under. www.hudsonvalley.org or pumpkinblaze.org.

County Executive George Latimer has announced that the weekly Muscoot Farms Farmers Market is Sundays thru Nov. 22, rain or shine. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. You can support local farmers and sustainability and enjoy a day at the farm, following social distance guidelines as follows: The day will be divided into six, 45-minute blocks where 30 people maximum will be allowed to shop at one time in order to maintain safe social distancing; masks and gloves must be worn at all times; verification of registration (print out or phone) must be shown upon arrival; shopping time is limited to 30 minutes, though 20 minutes is encouraged; one-way circulation through market; credit/debit card or contactless form of payment preferred--bring cash as alternative and arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Advance registration is required at westchestercountyparks.eventbrite.com.

Other 10573 events:

Forever Families Through Adoption Inc. in Rye Brook will present Adoption: Everything You Need to Know, a free information session Wed., Nov. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The event is open to a small number of pre-registered guests interested in the domestic adoption process during National Adoption Month. Learn more about the process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. Register at 914/939-1180 or email adopt@ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption.org.

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library has announced that conversational English classes for intermediate and advanced students are back and meeting online using Zoom Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. To register and get the Zoom link contact Mary at mary4443@gmail.com.

STEAM at Home from the library posts new projects weekly Recent projects have included: Exploring Leaves, making Flying Dragons, Fireworks in a Jar, programming a Human Robot, and Nature Bracelets. For information go to the library’s website, www.portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org.

Clay Art Center will present a Virtual Artist Demo: Shanna Fliegel--Working the Surface Mon., Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Working the Surface is a live Artist Demo where Shanna will create layers of color, imagery and texture onto a clay surface. Underglaze applications, sgraffito etching, and layering slips will all contribute to a rich, narrative surface. Shop works by Shanna in CAC’s online store. Register at https://www.clayartcenter.org/clay-virtual-workshops-lectures/shanna-fliegel-working-the-surface-demo?mc_cid=eb4c5e4502&mc_eid=5c7341d786

Clay Art Center is offering Kids Clay Virtual Parties via Zoom for a fun way for your child to celebrate with friends virtually. Let CAC host a virtual get together for an upcoming birthday party, scout meeting, school friends get together or weekly playdate where CAC instructors will guide kids through a fun clay project of your choosing. For ages 7-teen. Curbside clay pickup available at Clay Art Center. You must be able to download Zoom video chat. Clay and supplies where applicable must be purchased separately. For a list of supplies (if needed) for each program and to register, go to www.clayartcenter.org.

CAC is also offering Adult Clay Virtual Parties! Plan a fun upcoming birthday party, work team-building exercise, or creative check-in with your friends. Schedule a party at https://www.clayartcenter.org/group-parties-and-birthdays-adult-virtual?mc_cid=a830855845&mc_eid=5c7341d786.

In addition, Clay Art Center is presenting the exhibition “Connections” on their website thru Dec. 31. It is a virtual exhibit of postcards documenting ceramic artists’ experiences during this time of COVID-19. CAC invited ceramic artists to participate in a nationwide response to the situation we all find ourselves in due to the coronavirus asking them to share their experiences, as expressed through the creation of a postcard which they will share with us digitally. In this two-part exhibition ceramic artists from across the US submitted images of postcards in process, whether as drawings, mixed media or clay, along with a message about their experience during this time. The second part of this exhibition will take place at Clay Art Center Gallery (date TBD when Clay Art Center opens). Fifty postcards from the virtual gallery will be selected for an in-person exhibition. Artists will translate their virtual postcards into a ceramic postcard that will be displayed alongside their written message about their experience. View the exhibit at www.clayartcenter.org.

All shows at The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester are canceled or postponed. Following is the current information from The Capitol:

Rescheduled shows in 2021: Sat., Apr. 3-The Beach Boys (originally Sat., Apr. 4, 2020); Fri., Apr. 9-Bela Fleck & the Fleckstones (originally Fri., June 5, 2020); Fri.& Sat., Apr. 23 & 24-Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (originally Apr. 24 & 25, 2020); Sat., July 10-Hot Tuna Acoustic and Electric w/David Grisman Trio (originally July 11, 2020 and Fri. & Sat., Oct. 8 & 9-Umphrey McGee presents UMBowl 2021 (originally Fri.& Sat., May 1 & 2/Fri. & Sat., Sept. 25 & 26 2020.

Yet to be rescheduled: Phil Lesh, Disco Biscuits, Rival Sons, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli, The Struts, Nate Bargatze, Ripe and Sheryl Crow.

Canceled shows: Lake Street Drive, Lukas Nelson, Dark Star Orchestra, Bombay Bicycle Club, Michael Franti, Sunrise Day Camp Benefit, Billy Strings, Saving Grace and Fab Faux.

Refund at point of purchase. Original tickets will be honored on the new date and tickets for all performances can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com.

Bingo that usually takes place Tuesdays at Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School Cafeteria has been cancelled until further notice.

Reopenings:

The Rye Brook AJP Senior Center has reopened. Many safety precautions are in place, including pre-registration for any visits to the center, temperature checks upon entry, maintaining separation within the facility, limits on attendance, etc. For additional information about the center and available programs and activities, please visit call (914) 939-7904.

The Mamaroneck Artists Guild has reopened. Past shows can be seen on their website, www.mamaroneckartistsguild.com.

The White Plains Public Library has reopened to allow the public to browse and borrow material. Expect a “stripped down” library: no chairs, no computers, no programs, not even any coffee! But there are plenty of new books, movies, and music CDs just waiting to be borrowed and enjoyed. The Library will be open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. Only a limited number of patrons will be allowed into the building at any given time, and you will need to reserve a spot online or by calling 914/422-1400.

The Westchester County Clerk’s Office is now open to the public by appointment. Appointments may be made by phone at 914/995-3080 or online using the office's new appointment scheduling software at https://www.westchesterclerk.com/appointments. When scheduling an appointment online, the customer will select the specific service they require. An appointment will be reserved for the appropriate amount of time for the service needed. For certain services, the scheduling software will request additional information, which will allow staff to prepare documents in advance of the customer's visit, guaranteeing the public's appointments will be as brief as possible. While scheduling appointments, the software will also provide information to the customer so that they know what documents, payments, identification, or other materials are required.

Historic Hudson Valley welcomes visitors back to Washington Irving's Sunnyside for a special outdoor-only experience and limited capacity self-guided tours of Union Church of Pocantico Hills. For information and to purchase tickets go to www.hudsonvalley.org.

Storm King Art Center, located at 1 Museum Rd., New Windsor, N.Y., has reopened its 500-acre site to the public in an outdoor experience with limited capacity. There will be new outdoor presentations by Kiki Smith and Martha Tuttle. As a condition of entry, visitors will be required to book tickets online for a timed entry in advance of their visit, adhere to physical distancing guidelines while on site, and wear a face covering in areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The Museum Store and Outdoor Café will remain temporarily closed and the tram and bike rental will not be available in the first stage of opening. Timed-entry tickets can be booked online a www.stormking.org.

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich has reopened to members and the public, upon receiving the necessary certification from state agencies. Admission is by advance reservation, with timed ticketing to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors and staff. The following hours of operation and admission policy are in effect until further notice: 9:30 10:30 a.m., Tues.-Sun.--the Museum is open only to self-selected individuals over the age of 65 or who are immunocompromised; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tues.-Sun., The Bruce will welcome Museum members only for one hour of special access. All remaining Museum hours are unchanged—Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To reserve a timed ticket to visit, go to brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Greenwich has reopened. There are a few changes in the way they are conducting the lessons as well as keeping the studio safe for all students and staff. They will be conducting only private lessons at this time at the studio but continue group classes online. To schedule lessons or for any questions please contact them via email at info@arthurmurraygreenwich.com.

The Lagond Music School in Elmsford has officially reopened its doors. In addition to increasing the frequency and thoroughness to their already meticulous cleaning procedures, they have implemented additional changes until further notice. For detailed information go to www.lagondmusicschool.com.

The Hudson River Museum has reopened to the public. Visitors will be able to experience the special exhibitions currently on view: Derrick Adams: Buoyant and Adams’ We Came to Party and Plan; Collection Spotlight: Derrick Adams Selects; Self in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges; and Frances Hynes: Constellations, as well as the permanent installation The Bookstore by Red Grooms. The Museum Courtyard will be open, and visitors are invited to enjoy the lawn by bringing their own mat or blanket. The reopened Museum will allow guests to experience the HRM while taking measures to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. Museum hours this summer will be Thurs.–Sun., 12–5 p.m. On Saturday evenings the HRM will be open until 7 p.m. Advanced, timed-entry tickets and reservations will be required. Visitors will be able to choose from various slots per day. Capacity is strictly limited, and visitors must arrive and depart from the Museum within their reserved time slot. The Museum has reduced capacity to 40 visitors per time slot, until further notice. Face masks will be required for visitors older than two years old, and for all staff members. All visitors and staff will also be asked to adhere to social-distancing guidelines and use hand sanitizer upon entry to the Museum. Timed tickets are on sale at hrm.org/visit or call 914/963-4550. Tickets are nonrefundable. Questions can also be e-mailed visitorserv@hrm.org.

Their free Summer Amphitheater series is coming to an end. The performances take place in the outdoor theater adjacent to the Museum and overlooking the Hudson River. For this year’s season, the HRM will present one performance each weekend on Saturday evenings in August and September, with socially distanced seating and a limited capacity of 50 guests at each performance. All performances are free and begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required through hrm.org/amphitheater.

Other events:

Greenwich Hospital will present the following free programs in November via Zoom: Mon., Nov, 16: Natural Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure with Roberta Brown, RN, 4-5 p.m. Learn about research that shows certain complementary therapies and stress reduction strategies can help reduce blood pressure as an adjunct to medical care, and from 6-7 p.m. Diane Kelly, Greenwich Hospital president and Karen Santucci, MD, chief medical officer will resent Realizing the Future—The Intersection of Medicine and Compassionate Care. Tues., Nov. 17: Biological Clock: Take Control of Your Family with Nora Miller, MD, 5-6 p.m. Find out why women are choosing to freeze their eggs and who should consider the procedure and from 6-7 p.m.: Alzheimer’s Disease Resource with Veronica Bilenkin from 6-7 p.m. Register at 888/305-9253 or at greenwichhospital.org/events

The Westchester Community College GROW Your Business Conference will take place virtually Fri., Nov. 13 & 20, 8-10 a.m. Join entrepreneurs from different industries who will spark ideas for your business. Conference will feature three  dynamic sessions packed with relevant content and tips that you can incorporate tomorrow to grow your business--Focus on Leadership, Strategy and Marketing in times of economic distress and networking opportunities with local and national entrepreneurs.  Register at https://www.sunywcc.edu/continuint-ed/gateway-center/g2e/grow-2020-program/

The League of Women Voters of Westchester County will present a virtual meeting via Zoom Thurs., Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon to discuss the proposed 2021 County operating budget. What Does the 2021 County Budget Mean for You? Learn as County Executive George Latimer and Budget Director Larry Soule present the 2021 Westchester County Operating Budget as proposed by the County Executive for consideration by the Board of Legislators. Audience participation is encouraged, and all questions and concerns will be addressed.

What Would You Like to Tell Our Legislators as They Consider the 2020 Budget? Following the presentation and Q&A, LWVW members will meet to consider its position and commentary on the proposed budget. Registration is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMufu-srj8rGNN44suMEi-4mbE6qrCLwMBy. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe will present the following livestream webinars: The Unknown Genius Creative Abilities of Leonardo Da Vinci Tues., Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Speaker will be Rudy Magnan. Thurs., Nov. 19: Cooking Demonstration: Pumpkin Seed & Chocolate Craisin Biscotti presented by Chef Taylor Wolf at 4 p.m. See how to make these delectable treats! Chef Taylor will bake them live and even show you how to temper the chocolate for a chocolate dipped biscotti! Once you register for the webinar, we will send you the recipe with ingredients and all! You are welcome to bake along with her, but we suggest watching first, and then baking alongside the replay of the webinar! The ticket for this webinar includes unlimited replays of this demonstration! Tues., Nov 24: Raphael: Rockstar of the Renaissance at 7 p.m. presented by Carla Gambescia. Tues., Dec. 1: Seven Fishes & Other Italian Christmas Traditions presented by Toni McKeen at 7 p.m. Christmas and the Italian culture-- two things we have come to love. Now put them together and you have a divine pairing! We will talk about many of the favorite Italian traditions that we celebrate during the holidays and how they came to be celebrated and a perfect way to get in the spirit for this holiday season! Webinars are $10 each. For additional information and to register go to www.wiccny.org.

The Katonah Museum of Art will present a virtual Adult Ceramics Workshop: Lunch Set Thurs., Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m. Drawing inspiration from Hands & Earth, this virtual workshop invites artists of all levels to work with a Clay Art Center teaching artist to create a work of art using hand-built clay techniques. Upon registration, workshop materials will be available for pickup at the KMA. $50 KMA or CAC members; $60 non-members (cost includes workshop materials). Register at https://katonah-museum-of-art-inc.networkforgood.com/events/24448-adult-ceramics-workshop

ArtsWestchester’s Virtual Maskquerade Gala will take place Sat., Nov. 21 and will feature special guest jazz legend Winton Marsalis. This fundraising event will celebrate outstanding honorees: Indian Point Energy Center (Corporate Award), Kenneth Jenkins, Kevin J. Plunkett and Jeffrey P. Haydon (Leadership Awards). Individual tickets start at $500. There will be an online auction for which bidding is open now-Nov. 22. For tickets go to www.atswestchester.og. To bid at the auction go to www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=artswauction.

The Osborn in Rye will host‘ Planning for the Future’ Webinar Series, which covers crucial topics concerning the future of older adults amid the pandemic, including Alzheimer’s disease, estate planning, and changes in the local real estate market. Hosted by The Osborn’s Christa Picciano-Daniello, the sessions will present experts discussing timely issues including challenges of Alzheimer’s disease during the pandemic, estate planning during COVID-19, as well as changes in the local real estate market. All events are complimentary and open to the public and will be presented Nov. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. “A Time to Plan - Estate Planning amid the COVID Crisis.” Mari Galvin, Partner at Cassin & Cassin, and Michael LaMagna, Partner at Riker Danzig, will present a session that explores how a medical crisis or unexpected death can turn the world upside down. They will discuss what can be done to have things in order should an unexpected event arise, what documents you should have in place, and who can ultimately make decisions on your behalf and Dec. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. “Real Estate Insights during the Pandemic.” Maureen Campbell, Senior Vice President of Premier Transitions Corporate and Senior Relocation Services will discuss the current local real estate market and changes brought on by COVID-19. Learn what's hot, what's not, and how the process of selling a home has changed due to the pandemic.

To register for the webinars, go to www.theosborn.org or call us at 888/9-OSBORN.

Jazz Forum has announcing New Jitterbugs Classes! Their interactive jazz classes continue online via Zoom through year-end. Join the fun and learn about the music. For children ages 2-7 years, classes are held on Sundays, 11-11:30 a.m. Nov. 15—Blues with guest artists Gil Parris and Jody Redhage Ferber. $15—1 ticket per family and Dec. 13--holiday special. For information and to register go to https://jazzforumarts.org/jitterbugs/

ArtsWestchester is presenting artwork by the mental health community in a first-ever Virtual ArtsWestchester exhibition. Westchester County’s Department of Community Mental Health, Rockland Psychiatric Center and ArtsWestchester are presenting Visions 2020: Plug in Your Paintbrush, a virtual exhibition that features original artwork by more than 30 artists who are recipients of mental health services in Westchester County. The virtual exhibit will be accessible through year-end by visiting ArtsWestchester’s website, artsw.org/visions2020.For more information, call 914/428-4220 or contact Jessy Méndez at jmendez@artswestchester.org

Canticorum Virtuosi, Inc. will offer virtual sessions/workshops/webinars via Zoom with an emphasis on helping singers, conductors and composers. Sessions will run on Tuesdays thru Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Registration for each week’s event will be on Zoom. All of the sessions will be free, but donations will be accepted. For information on each session email HaroldRosenbaum@gmail.com.

The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) offers Medicare eligible individuals the opportunity to evaluate their current coverage against the newly available 2021 options for coverage in the following ways: One-on-One counseling and assistance is available by calling the DSPS Medicare Information Line at 914/813-6100 and/or the Westchester Library Systems Senior Benefit Information and Counseling Line at 914/231-3260.

There will also be latest Medicare 101 Basics presentation Wed., Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. via Zoom, to obtain important information you will need in order to learn how Medicare works, discover the latest changes within the Program, review different coverage types and see which plans are the best for you and your current needs. Other topics that will be covered are: Medicare Parts A & B, changing needs with Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage), Medigap insurance vs. Medicare Advantage Plans, cost-sharing and preventive benefits, and how to use Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) for even greater savings. EPIC is a New York State sponsored plan that helps eligible seniors pay prescription drug costs. , sign up for this important training. You can join in by using your computer, tablet, or phone. Please don’t delay, sign up for this important training. You can join in by using your computer, tablet or phone. To register for the Nov. 18 virtual Zoom session please e-mail Vaughn Mosley at vqmc@westchestergov.com

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site will present virtual programs Sat. at 1 p.m. Nov. 14: Enjoy an hour of classical guitar music performed by Dan Conant with a brief talk and accompanying images, exploring the history of St. Paul’s Church. Additional events will be in upcoming issues. To be part of the learning experience, email dho59st.paul@yahoo.com with your name and email address, specifying for which program you are registering. Prior to the event, they will communicate via email with the appropriate link. 914-667-4116.

Wainwright House in Rye is offering online classes including the following: Mon., 6-7 p.m., QiGong with Dana; Mon., 7:30-8 p.m., Mindfulness Meditation with Jackie; Wed., 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Tai Chi with Stu; Wed., 12:30-1:45 p.m., Heartfulness Meditation with Mary-Lynn and Sat., 10-10:30 a.m., Mindfulness Meditation with Jackie. All Movement Classes are $10, and Meditation Classes are $5.

To purchase an online class, go to www.wainwright.org and click Daily Schedule under Weekly Classes, click on the day of the class, then click “book now” on the class. You must select the class time. Then click “next” with class price (not buy a pricing plan), then hit Next, register and pay.

SPRYE events are canceled until further notice; however, the SPRYE office will remain open. For the protection of its volunteers SPRYE will also be suspending volunteer rides to appointments, shopping and other errands. However, if you need groceries, medication or other essential items, call the office at 914-481-5706 and they will be delivered. If you have a medical need or feel ill, the office can arrange transportation to get you to your health care provider through a car service or taxi.

ArtsWestchester’s Teen Tuesdays and Thursdays program has gone digital and offers art-making workshops led by professional teaching artists each week. All workshops are available on ArtsWestchester’s YouTube channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsK4qxsHO4U&feature=youtu.b

The White Plains Public Library is offering online programs on Zoom including: Morning Storytime, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m., stories and songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with the date of the program. Evening Storytime, Tues. & Thurs., 6:30-7 p.m., stories and songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend. Register through Zoom at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZwpdOCvrzsvalU6-m55WsxuK8vjdZ_hmQ.

The Library is also offering. via Zoom; Virtual Table Top Games Mon., Nov 16,Virtual Tech Help Tues., Nov. 17 & 24, at 4 p.m.; Telepresence and Video Conferencing Apps Wed., Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m., Creative Writing for Middle Grades (grades 4-8) Wed., Nov, 18 & 25 at 4 p.m. and Immunizations 101 Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

The White Plains Youth Bureau Babysitting Training will be offered via Zoom Tues., Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 18, 12;30-2:30 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 19, 3-5 p.m. Register by calling Janet Spencer at 914/422-6721 or email jmspencer@whiteplainsny.gov.

New York Opera Conservatory is presenting a free virtual opera: Mozart’s Don Giovanni (A Pandemic-Nightmare Comedy). The Conservatory makes the pandemic the backdrop of an opera, and some of its strange and unanticipated consequences a part of the production! Since Mozart’s Don Giovanni (a dark tragedy) had already been chosen by the Conservatory for its summer program, it was totally reimagined as a hilarious comedy taking place during a pandemic, and created entirely by relying on internet connections and cell phones. The entire production was staged, filmed, and edited without any of the cast and technical crew leaving home. Every special effect offered by phones was used throughout the production, from Snapchat filters to tinder messaging to turning the tenor aria “Il mio tesoro” into a home cooking show--showing us just how bizarre and surreal the world has become. Production glitches, similar to what you see every day in the media where programming is home-based, are a major part of the charm and fun of the work.

This production is offered free of charge to the public; however, any donation large or small will help to make up for some of the essential revenues lost as a result of the pandemic. Make a donation at www.TaconicOpera.org.

Don Giovanni is available on YouTube to watch at your leisure and as often as you like at https://youtu.be/Mwa428_ZJpI.

ArtsWestchester is presenting a virtual photography exhibit on view now--The Lawrence Salley Photography Award 2020 Virtual Exhibition. This exhibition is best viewed in full screen. It was produced in collaboration with the African American Men of Westchester and is their first-ever virtual exhibition featuring the photographic work of Arnold Kastenbaum, the 2020 Lawrence Salley Award winner and the eight finalists in this year’s competition. From pure abstraction to photojournalism, the nine photographers gathered in this virtual exhibition represent the varied practices of contemporary photography and the deep talent of the Hudson Valley’s creative community. View the exhibit at www.artswestchester.org.

The Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye is presenting daily programs online as follows: Mondays at 11 a.m. Animal Mondays on Facebook Live; Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Tuesdays with Dr. Harmon on YouTube; Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Pop in to Play on Facebook Live; Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Museum Minis on YouTube and Fridays at 4 p.m. Kindness Story Time on Facebook Live. For information on each program go to https://discoverwcm.org/online-programs?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=6b145c42-9116-420b-b53f-25ced5a1df86. For all WCM programs go to www.discoverwcm.org.

WCM is also offering virtual birthday parties with an educator-lead program over Zoom, activity kits for either Scribble Bots or Slime and a discounted dessert add-on from The Snackery Bake Shop in Larchmont. For information go to https://discoverwcm.org/virtual-birthday-parties?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d53f33e2-aaf0-457e-b278-f55c6e1bbbb8.

The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College is offering Wellness Wednesdays to provide a bit of relaxation during these unprecedented times. The Museum is partnering with meditation and yoga instructor Janelle Berger to digitally deliver a series of guided meditation events. New content will be added weekly; live via Zoom events will take place each Wednesday at 1 p.m. For information go to www.neubeger.org or www.artscener.org.

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is closed; however, they have introduced virtual offerings via the PAC in Your Living Room. You can listen to the music of Black Violin on Spotify, see dancer Kyle Abraham / A.I.M. thanks to the Joyce Theatre. His evening-length program When the Wolves Came is available for free viewing from now until the end of April. Enjoy a theater performance of NT Live at Home. London's National Theatre invites audiences to stream much-loved NT Live productions, free on YouTube. A new play, plus bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks will be released each week, available for seven days and Family Fun with Hatched, a Treehouse Shakers' awarded performance for ages 0-6 about life on the farm. For information go to www.artscenter.org.

DIY Shadow Puppet Theatre video, the first in PAC’s Bringing Backstage Forward series, Purchase PAC Lighting Designer Peter Wylie shows you how to make your own shadow puppet theatre, complete with cool lighting effects. A super fun project for all ages! (Ask an adult to help with cutting things out.) We'd love to see what you come up with. Share a video or still of your shadow puppet theater with us on social media by tagging @PurchasePAC and using the hashtag #PACShadowPuppets.

PAC also presents A Conversation with Dante Puleio. In this PAC-TV episode, PAC Director Seth Soloway chats with Dante Puleio, the recently appointed Artistic Director of the José Limón Dance Foundation. Listen in as we get to know Puleio in his new role. The discussion explores the relevance of mid-century modern dance to contemporary audiences, adapting to our times, and what the future may hold for Limón Dance. Watch it now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVosqUcXCuw&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Watch%20Now&utm_campaign=1920-November%20News

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has launched a new mobile app for smart devices to provide visitors and prospective visitors useful information about the variety of destinations and activities available throughout the Empire State’s parks and historic sites. The New York State Parks Explorer App is a free, user-friendly resource for visitors to plan outdoor adventures while staying connected to long-time favorite parks and sites. Users can learn more about top destinations and discover new must-see locations with rotating curated content, and will enjoy quick access to park information, including directions, hours, amenities, fees and rates, trail maps, helpful know-before-you-go details, and the ability to receive important updates and alerts.

Visitors can also link directly to online camping reservations and easily access select State Parks’ social media channels to share their experiences. The New York State Parks Explorer mobile app is available at no cost for download for iOS and Android devices. To download, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.ny.its.nysparks or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ny-state-parks-explorer/id1496803341

Ann Magalhaes & the folks at The Parent Practice are working together to bring parents support as they navigate their families through these changes. These 45-minute coffee & chat sessions are designed for everyone to learn helpful tips to feel calmer during this time of isolation and take place Mondays & Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Register for all classes at www.wainwright.org.

Westchester Library System (WLS) has announced a “Virtual Library Events in Westchester” program featuring a complete resource of online programs created by member libraries across Westchester County in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The combined calendar located at burbio.westchesterlibraries.org features dozens of events a week hosted across WLS member libraries and highlights a variety of activities. Children’s programming examples include “Doodlers Online” (Katonah) and “Virtual Sing Along with the Librarians” (Greenburgh); Teen programming such as “Dungeons and Dragons” (Yonkers), adult programming like “A Skeptic’s Guide to American History” (Larchmont), family entertainment such as “Neighborhood Game Night” (Rye) and “Online Senior Fitness” (Pound Ridge). Residents can learn languages ranging from Spanish (Pelham) to Italian (New Castle) to English (Yonkers). Lifelong learning programs include improv comedy, dance classes, folk art, and more.

The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck has announced the following schedule: Molly Tuttle is postponed from Oct. 31; new date TBD. Nov. 20: Colin Quinn is postponed; new date TBD. Dec. 3: Red Molly is postponed. New date TBD. Joan Osborne: Feb. 5, 2021 postponed to Fall 2021; Mar. 5, 2021: Lisa Loeb Solo postponed from Mar. 20, 2020 to fall 2020; Mar. 14: Postponed. New date TBD. Apr. 2, 2021: Mark Morris Dance Group. Postponed. New date TBD.; Apr. 23, 2021: Hey 19, Tribute to Steely Dan; Apr. 24: The Sweet Remains; Apr. 30: Artie Tobia Band and Kevin McIntyre and the Lawn Wranglers. June 11: The Sixties Show. Existing ticketholders for above rescheduled events have been moved to the new dates. For information on all shows go to www.emelin.org.

Enjoy great film and support the Emelin at the same time! Stream the best in independent, international and documentary film for the price of a movie ticket, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Emelin during our temporary closure. $12 or $9.99 depending on film for an e-ticket. Information and tickets for all performances are on sale now at www.emelin.org.

Westport Country Playhouse is postponing its 2020 season until spring 2021 due to the global pandemic. All programming will move to 2021, including the season’s five main productions, Script in Hand Playreading series, Family Festivities presentations and the New Works Initiative. In 2021, a five-play season will run from mid-Apr. through mid-Nov., built around a reimagining of the Tony Award-winning musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” which was originally scheduled for this season. Pending availability of artists, design teams, and licensing, other productions previously announced for 2020 may be produced next year, including the Tony Award-winning musical “Next to Normal”; a new comedy, “Tiny House”; a world premiere translation of “Antigone”; and the drama “Blues for an Alabama Sky.”

Tarrytown Music Hall will present a free livestream concert by Matilda Lindell Wed., Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. on YouTube or Facebook.

Tarrytown Music Hall has rescheduled the following previously announced events:

Rickie Lee Jones postponed date TBD.

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers postponed to May 22, 2021.

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour postponed date TBD

The Electric Light Orchestra Experience postponed date TBD

Josh Gates postponed; date TBD

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell postponed to June 12, 2021

Puddles Pity Party is cancelled

Zero postponed; date TBD

Marc Broussard is postponed to Jan. 8, 2021.

EagleMania is scheduled for Jan. 22.

Shovels & Rope is cancelled.

Martin Sexton & KT Tunstall postponed to Feb. 19, 2021.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd postponed to Feb. 27, 2021.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers postponed to Mar. 5, 2021.

Lunasa postponed to Mar. 7, 2021.

The High Kings scheduled for Mar. 14, 2021.

Colin Hay postponed to Apr. 8, 2021.

Tusk Tribute Band postponed to Apr. 9

The Underwater Bubble Show postponed to Apr. 10, 2021.

Kevin James is postponed to April 17, 2021.

The Musical Box, a Genesis Extravaganza is canceled (originally June 12).

Tommy Emmanuel CGP scheduled for Apr. 18, 2021.

Rick Thomas postponed to Apr. 25, 2021.

Whose Live Anyway scheduled for May 1, 2021.

One Night of Queen postponed to May 2, 2021.

The Sopranos rescheduled for May 15, 2021.

Melissa Etheridge postponed to May 16, 2021.

Legends of British Rock Dave Mason with special guest John Mayall scheduled for May 20, 2021.

Paula Poundstone postponed to June. 4, 2021

The Righteous Brothers scheduled for June 13, 2021.

Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie postponed to July 16, 2021.

Bumping Mikes with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell is postponed to Aug. 28, 2021.

Stars of the Sixties postponed to Oct. 3, 2021.

Vince DeBitetto is postponed; Nov. 5 & 6, 2021

Aaron Neville is postponed to Dec. 3, 2021

For a complete listing of upcoming shows, go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst rescheduled from May 1-3 to July 24-26 has now been cancelled. The fall show scheduled for Sept. 11-13 has also been cancelled. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst will take place Apr. 30-May 2, 2021;

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst will be Sept. 17-19, 2021.

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All adult weekly and monthly support groups at Gilda’s Club Westchester in White Plains will be facilitated via teleconference. Children’s, teens and family programs, as well as their healthy lifestyle programs and educational lectures/workshops, will be suspended until they resume onsite facilitation again. www.gildasclubwestchester.org.