Rye resident Michael Iachetta, sportswriter for the Westmore News, is among the honorees at the 37th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Award luncheon Fri., Dec. 6 in Tarrytown. See listing for details.
Rye resident Michael Iachetta, sportswriter for the Westmore News, is among the honorees at the 37th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Award luncheon Fri., Dec. 6 in Tarrytown. See listing for details.

Fri., Nov. 29

11TH ANNUAL GREENWICH REINDEER FESTIVAL & SANTA’S VILLAGE™. Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St., Greenwich. Thru Dec. 24. We’re Back Party today 12-8 p.m. Free admission to visit the reindeer and the new Santa’s Village. Free parking. Santa arrives at 12 p.m. followed by ribbon cutting ceremony. Take photos with Santa Mon.-Fri., 12-6 p.m. & Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Reindeers arrive, carousel & train rides Thurs. & Fri., 12-6 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; face painting, balloon art, Planet Pizza and food trucks. www.GreenwichReindeerFestival.com.

A GIFT OF ART 2019: ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. Today-Dec. 24. Opening reception Sat., Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m. Features affordable fine art, holiday boutique, jewelry, ceramics, crafts and other unique handmade gifts. Hours in November: 12-5 p.m. Hours in December: 12-5 p.m. seven days a week. www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org.

RESTORATIVE YOGA, REIKI & ESSENTIAL OILS. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 4-6 p.m. With Jody Raso. $55 for non-members. Register at www.wainwright.org.

WESTCHESTER’S WINTER WONDERLAND. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. Today-Jan. 4. Begins tonight at 5 p.m.  Hours: Fridays 5-10 p.m., Saturdays 4-10 p.m. and Sundays 4-9 p.m. Closed Dec. 24 and 25. Event features a new Santa’s Village at the North Pole with live reindeer, all new circus attractions including motorcycle thrill drivers in the giant Thunder Dome, International Clown Hall of Fame & Westchester native Greg De Santo. For one $20 all-inclusive ticket price, guests can enjoy unlimited access to Santa’s Village, amusement rides, a live circus performance, ice skating rink plus free skate rental, a dazzling holiday light show featuring favorite elves Ned and Albert and one of Westchester’s tallest (40’) lighted Christmas tree. New rides will be added to FUNderland Village, including a 55’ high Ferris wheel. Kids will have unlimited access to eight rides total including winter hayride, Wonderland train ride, holiday carousel, 40’ high heated fun slide, Holly Jolly dragons, pony sleighs and tubs of fun. Special themed character nights will take place each Sunday. Characters will mingle in the heated Wegman’s tent Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Westchester Parks Foundation. www.thewpf.org.

Sun., Dec. 1

RYE FARMERS MARKET. Parking lot off Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye. Sundays-Dec. 8. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 2

THE NURSE IS IN. Rye YMCA, 21 Locust Ave., Rye. Today, Dec. 9, 16, 23 & 30. 9-11 a.m. and at the Greenwich Library Health Information Center, 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

TREE OF LIGHT. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 5 p.m. The Tree of Light is a nondenominational community tree-lighting ceremony to reflect and honor the lives of loved ones. Event features readings, music and a sparkling evergreen with hundreds of lights. All are welcome to attend. For the past eight years John Huber has donated an evergreen to Greenwich Hospital to serve as the centerpiece of the Tree of Light. In January, the tree will have a permanent home in the hospital’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Community Garden. 203/863-3702.

MIND, BODY, FERTILITY YOGA. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Every Mon., 5:30-7 p.m. and Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Program is ongoing and is aimed at calming the body and mind for women trying to conceive. The class prepares the endocrine and reproductive systems to work as efficiently as possible. $25 drop-in fee per class. Register at 8888/357-2409 or go to greenwichhospital.org/event.

PROSTATE EDUCATION FORUM: LEARN AND SHARE. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 6-7 p.m. Free. Ask questions about treatment options or share your treatment experiences with the group. Register at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events.

Tues., Dec. 3

BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. Enjoy some window-shopping as you keep in shape during Mall Walks at The Westchester in White Plains. The program offers indoor walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 to 10 a.m. throughout the year. A special guest speaker is presented on the first Friday of each month providing information on health issues, safety and nutrition. The talk takes place at 9 a.m.at the Level One Nordstrom’s E-bar seating area. Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the mall walk program. To join, sign up at the Horse Fountain Plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 914/231-4645; www.westchestergov.com/mall-walking.

THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich, Today, Dec. 10, 17 & 24. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP. Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich. Today, Dec. 10 & 17. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Today: Exercise with Miriam Shaw, RPT; caregiver support. Dec. 10: Learn and Share: Tips for Everyday Living. Dec. 17: Exercise with Miriam Shaw, RPT; caregiver support. Register at 203/863-4444.

CPR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (INFANT/CHILD). Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Today & Dec. 17, 6-8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7 & 21, 9-11 a.m. Course covers obstructed airway. Suggested for parents and caregivers. This single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. $65. Register at 888/305-9253 or go to greenwichhospital.org/events.

Wed., Dec. 4

PARENTS OF LGBTQ. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. First Wednesday each month. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn how to chart the new waters of your child’s identity and help them and yourself to build mutual understanding. Register at 203/622-1881 or email llsmith@jfsgreenwich.org.

RESTORATIVE YOGA. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. Today & Dec. 18. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Led by Nancy Kardon. Bolsters and blankets will be used in an insana or posture practice to open chests, lungs and hearts. Learn prahayama breathing as well as basic sitting meditation from the Buddhist tradition. Sign up required. 914/644-8844.

TECH WEDNESDAY FOR ADULTS: BLOCK-BASED CODING. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 12 p.m. Participants will learn about applications like Scratch and how to create animations and applications with them. 914/422-1480.

SURVIVAL GUIDE TO HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Lecture by Denise Addorisio, registered dietitian. Learn how to manage your weight through mindful eating and other techniques to make healthy food choices during this busy and tempting time of year. Register at 888/305-9253 or go to greenwichhospital.org/events.

WELLNESS: STRESS LESS. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 7 p.m. Dr. Mimi Leiman will lead a discussion and practice of stress management techniques. 914/422-1480.

Thurs., Dec. 5

THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 199 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, Today, Dec. 12, 19 & 26. 9-11 a.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

11TH ANNUAL GREENWICH HOLIDAY STROLL KICK-OFF PARTY. Vineyard Vines, 145 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. 4-8 p.m. Event will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres. Shop and dine. Complimentary gift wrapping will be provided. 20% of the evening’s sales will benefit Kids in Crisis. RSVP by Dec. 2 to millieh@vineyardvines.com.

GETTING YOUR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 6 p.m. Learn about the three paths to a diploma, how to prepare and free resources that help you study. 914/4222-1480.

Fri., Dec. 6

BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. Enjoy some window-shopping as you keep in shape during Mall Walks at The Westchester in White Plains. The program offers indoor health walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 to 10 a.m. throughout the year. A special guest speaker is presented on the first Friday of each month providing information on health issues, safety and nutrition. To join, sign up at the Horse Fountain Plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the mall walk program. To join, sign up at the horse fountain plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 914/231-4645; www.westchestergov.com/mall-walking.

THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich YMCA, 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and at The Hill House, Riverside, today & Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

37TH ANNUAL SENIOR HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON. Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown. 11:30 a.m. Westchester County Executive George Latimer will join in honoring the achievements of 74 senior citizens from throughout the county including Richard Hyman of Port Chester, Ashok Pahwa of Rye Brook and Michael Pellegrino Iachetta of Rye, a sports reporter for the Westmore News. Tickets are $65 and must be purchased in advance at 914/747-0519 or rsoe@theeventdepartmentny.com.

Sat., Dec. 7

CPR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (INFANT/CHILD). Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Today & Dec. 21, 9-11 a.m. Course covers obstructed airway. Suggested for parents and caregivers. This single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. $65. Register at 888/305-9253 or go to greenwichhospital.org/events.

ARTISAN JEWELRY POP UP SHOP. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Today 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and tomorrow 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Refreshments and shopping. Explore and shop this exceptional selection of jewelry by nine of the most respected contemporary award-winning artisans, designers and craftsmen. Meet the artists and learn what inspires them. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the museum. 914/232-9555; www.katonahmuseum.org.

11th ANNUAL HOLIDAY STROLL WEEKEND™. Downtown Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob and Riverside. Today & tomorrow. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. More than 114 Greenwich merchants will participate. Shop, dine and be merry. Enjoy fun activities for the entire family. Check the map for exact locations. Visit live reindeer and get your photo with Santa at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St., Greenwich. There will be a Kids Zone and food trucks in the Board of Education parking lot on Greenwich Avenue and letter writing to Santa and Santa’s Mailboxes in many participating stores and restaurants. $5 of every photo package with Santa will be donated to Kids in Crisis; $5 of every wreath purchased for $50 or more will also be donated to Kids in Crisis. www.greenwichreindeerfestival.com/greenwich-holiday-stroll.

WAINWRIGHT HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 20 vendors, Santa & activities for kids, Walter’s Food Truck plus raffles, holiday music and free yoga and tai chi. www.wainwright.org.

Sun., Dec. 8

RYE FARMERS MARKET. Parking lot off Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye. 8. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Last market of the season. Today: Spirit of the Holidays.

For Kids

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 7 & 8

DISNEY’S THE ARISTO CATS KIDS.” Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. 12:30 p.m. Based on the beloved Disney animated film, The Aristocats is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun and adventure that's certain to tickle performers and audiences alike! Performed by the Monday and Tuesday Kids Troupe of the Clocktower Players. $20 adults; $26 students and seniors. www.irvingtontheater.com.

Sun., Dec. 8

“PETER PAN.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 1 & 4 p.m. Appropriate for ages 3 & up. Play is based on John Caird and Trevor Nunn’s 1982 adaption, originally developed for London’s Royal Shakespeare Company and based on the original play by J.M. Barrie. $20. www.westportplayhouse.org; 203/227-4177.

SALZBURG MARIONETTE THEATRE: “THE NUTCRACKER.” Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 3 p.m. These marionettes have delighted children since 1913. This original production features live actors with their marionette “friends,” bringing the famous holiday tale of “The Nutcracker” to sparkling life while set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music. $26 general admission; $24 seniors/non-WCC students/faculty & staff; $18 children under 13; free for WCC students with valid ID. www.sunywcc.edu/smartarts.

Sundays

FAMILY GALLERY TOURS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11:30-12:15 p.m. This tour takes children 5 and up, and their caregivers, through the museum’s current exhibitions. While learning about the different exhibitions, families will be able to engage in conversations about the arts and sciences plus do interactives activities relating to the exhibitions. Free with admission to the Museum: $10; $8 for students ages 5-20 with ID; free for children under 5. www.brucemuseum.org.

Tuesdays

BLOOMING BABIES. Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard St., Cos Cob. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Led by JCC Preschool Director Sarah Gregoire. Children from 6 months-2 years will have fun exploring, playing and socializing with other babies and toddlers. $10 per class or $25 for three classes. Register by emailing SGregoire@StamfordJCC or call 203/487-0944.

BRUCE BEGINNINGS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11-11:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Bruce Beginnings takes youngest visitors through the museum and gets them exploring the collection. Children will also get to hear a story time and do a hands-on activity related to the program’s topic. Advance registration required. Free with museum admission

STORYTIME TUESDAYS. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 1-1:30 p.m. Youngsters and their adults can enjoy stories every week at the farm. 914/864-7282.

Wednesdays

TODDLER TALES. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Children join in an interactive storytime through song and movement followed by an art project. 10:30 a.m. open to all. 11 a.m. Cuentos para Ninos (Toddler Tales in Spanish). Unlimited participation for all ages. Free with museum admission--$15 for adults and children; $10 for seniors and free for children under 1. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Thursdays

MUSEUM MINIS. Westchester Children’s Museum, Playland Park, Rye. 10:30-11 a.m. Toddlers 18-24 months and parents/caregivers are invited for songs, moving and plenty of fun. Meet up in Toddler Beach for social play, muscle and brain builders, tumbling and jumping, music and instruments, dancing and story time. Group size is limited—first come, first served. Included with Museum admission--$7.50 per person; $6.50 for seniors; free for children under 1. 914/421-5050.

Saturdays

MULTIGREES. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion. Visit with a shelter dog as you learn about social and emotional skills. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. $15 for adults and children; $10 for seniors; free for children under 1. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

For Seniors

Tuesdays

SENIOR CINEMA. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. Free screenings every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Hall. Made possible with support from Con Edison and NEA. For film schedule, log on to www.thepicturehouse.org or call 914/738-7337.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

TAI JI QUAN. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Practice and eventual mastery of 7 individual Tai Ji Quan forms adapted from traditional Chinese forms to enhance balance, strength, stability and ease of movement. 10-week session is $225 for non-members. For additional information call Angela Katz at 914/949-6227 ext. 208 or send an email to skatz@ywcawpcw.org.

Every Wednesday

SENIOR WEDNESDAYS. City Center 15: Cinema de Lux, White Plains. This program provides patrons with a chance to catch new movies at a price that can’t be beat. Tickets are $6.50 for ages 60 & up for all shows plus $3.50 for popcorn and soda. For additional information, log on to www.nationalamusements.com.

First Tuesday of each month

OUR PLACE MEMORY CAFÉ. North Street Tavern & Wood Fired Pizza, 1128 North St., White Plains. 2-4 p.m. Thru April except for November when it will be on the first Wednesday. Hosted by The Bristal Assisted Living for residents in Westchester suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory loss as well as their family members and caregivers. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided in a support group atmosphere. For information call The Bristal at 914/681-1800.