SOMERS, N.Y. – Ice cream at the library, animals at Muscoot and a book launch at The Elephant Hotel are among the events planned in Somers for the weekend.
Friday, Aug. 10
Ice Cream Party Finale: 1 to 1:45 p.m. It’s the grand finale to the Somers Library’s Summer Reading Program. Each participant will receive a certificate and anyone who read over 1,000 pages will get extra recognition. It’s also the time to say thanks to the Older Book Buddies. The Somers Library is at 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Music at the Pinnacle: 6 to 11 p.m. The Pinnacle Club at Heritage Hills has a live DJ every Friday evening. The restaurant is open to the public and is located at 1000 West Hill Drive in Heritage Hills, Somers. Call (914) 276-3300 for reservations.
Norm Hathaway at the Hammond: 7 to 11 p.m. Brush up on your lindy, your waltz, your rhumba and your foxtrot. The Norm Hathaway Big Band is coming to play all the old favorites. The garden opens at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. Dancing starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. The Hammond Museum and its Japanese Stroll Garden are at 28 Deveau Road, North Salem.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Book Club at the Library: 11 to 11:45 a.m. Children in grades one through three 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 (914) 232-5717 to reserve a space. The Somers Library is at 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Sen. Greg Ball Reelection Kickoff: 2 p.m. The grand opening of Greg Ball's campaign office in Carmel will feature a BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. The kickoff takes place at 1927 Route 6, Putnam Plaza, Carmel.
Music at Lovell Street: 9 p.m. The Andrew Bordeaux Band will be live at Lovell Street Grill & Ale House, 152 Route 202, Lincolndale.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Hunter Pace: It’s time for the Goldens Bridge Hounds North Country Pace, a beautiful ride over the North Country hunting area near Amenia, N.Y. The course is mapped, not timed, so you can set your own pace. For more information call Donna Alderman at (914) 763-6465 or email email@example.com.
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 is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Angle Fly Preserve Volunteer Day: 10 a.m. There is never an idle moment at Somers’ Angle Fly Preserve. All volunteers are welcome to come and make the preserve an even better place. Bring your own gloves and water and meet at the main entrance to the preserve on Primrose St. in Somers.
Muscoot 4-H Summer Fair: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The various 4-H Clubs will exhibit their rabbits, poultry and other animals, with special shows of dog obedience, agility demonstrations, and other exciting projects. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Book Launch: 2 p.m. The launch of Jo Pitkin’s book, “Cradle of America Circus: Poems from Somers, New York,” will feature a reading from the book, autographs, authentic 19th-century refreshments and music by local banjo players. The Museum of the Early American Circus will be also be open. The event is sponsored by The Somers Historical Society. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-277-4977. It’s at The Elephant Hotel, 335 Route 202, Somers.
Lasdon Park Tour of the Main House: 2 to 3 p.m. This is a rare chance to learn about the history of Lasdon Park as you tour the main house under the guidance of a park horticulturist. Pre-registration is required. Call (914) 864-7264. Lasdon Park and Arboretum is on Route 35 in Somers.
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