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Katonah's Lasdon Park Holds Valentine's Day Workshops

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Nature Center will be hosting events throughout the county Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16.

A schedule of events is below.

Friday, Feb. 14:

Valentine’s Day Bouquet Workshop: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Create a candy and flower bouquet to give to sweethearts, family members or friends. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Katonah, (914) 864-7268. Fee: $15. Pre-register at (914) 886-5108 or

Saturday, Feb. 15:

Loving Creations from Nature : 10 a.m. Remove invasive vines from the trees, then weave them into hearts, wreaths, baskets and more. Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers, (914) 968-5851.

Valentine’s Day Bouquet Workshop for Couples: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Create a candy and flower bouquet with sweethearts family members or friends. Fee: $15. Pre-register at (914) 886-5108 or Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Katonah, (914) 864-7268

Valentine Crafts: Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Route 35 and 121 South, Cross River, (914) 864-7322. 1 p.m. Mother Nature will provide the materials needed to make personalized gifts for loved ones.

Animal Encounters: 1 p.m. Learn about the nature center animals up close and personal.Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – (914) 428-1005

Volunteer Work Project: Maintenance of the Overlooks: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring work gloves; hand tools provided. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road on Route 1, Rye, (914) 835-4466

Saturday, February 15:

Saw Mill River Audubon Project Feeder Watch: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m . Learn how to identify birds and help keep count of the winter birds at the feeder with members of Saw Mill River Audubon. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson, (914) 862-5297. Information at

Sunday, Feb. 16:

Make-and-Take Bluebird Nest Boxes: Make your own box to take home. At 2 p.m. Fee: $2 per person. Pre-registration required. Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1 Boston Post Road, Rye, (914) 835-4466

For more information, go to or call (914) 864-PARK.

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