SOMERS, N.Y. – A free movie at the library and moongazing in the Hammond’s Japanese Garden are among the events planned in the Somers area this weekend.
Friday, Aug. 3
Toddler Story Time: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children ages 2 to 3 are invited with caregivers to hear stories, sing songs and see fingerplays. Somers Library, 82 Primrose St., Reis Park.
Movies at the library: 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. “October Sky” is the true story of coal miner’s son, Homer Hickam, who took up rocketry against his father’s wishes. The film is rated PG and runs about one hour and 45 minutes. There is no charge. Somers Library, 82 Primrose St., Reis Park.
Saturday, Aug. 4
Book Club at the library: 11 to 11:45 a.m. Children in grades 1 through 3 are invited to be part of Girl Scout Sarah Barr’s Summer Book Club. There is no charge but the group size is limited, so call ahead to 914-232-5717. Somers Library, 82 Primrose St., Reis Park.
The Susan King Duo: 6 p.m. The duo, featuring Susan King on vocals and Steven Wright on piano, will perform jazz standards, romantic music, and Broadway and cabaret tunes. Somerfields Restaurant, at Routes 100 and 202, Somers.
Moonviewing Concert at The Hammond 6:30 to 10 p.m. The 46th annual Moonviewing Concert follows in the tradition established by museum founder Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966. East meets West to the strains of Japanese music in the Japanese Stroll Garden, adorned with paper lanterns and lit by a full moon. The Bento Box picnic begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Tea Ceremony class at 7 p.m. and the concert at 8:30 p.m. (weather permitting). The fee is $20 for nonmuseum members. Bento boxes may be ordered for an additional $20. No outside food is permitted. For more information, call 914-669-5033. Hammond Museum and Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Muscoot Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fresh produce, meats, cheese, soaps, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicacies from local farmers and artisans are available. The Muscoot Farmers Market will continue every Sunday through October. Muscoot Farm, Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35, Somers.
Shade-Loving Plants: 2 to 3 p.m. If your garden is overshadowed by trees, here is a chance to learn about perennials and shrubs that thrive in shady areas. A Lasdon horticulturist will guide you through a stroll among shade-lovers. There is no charge. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35, Somers.
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