SOMERS, N.Y. – Flowers, crafts, and elephants feature in the weekend’s events around Somers.
Friday, Sept. 21
Essential Tremor Workshop: 1:30 to 4 p.m. A two-part workshop and lecture about essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes hands to shake, heads to bob and voices to quaver. The first part will center on tai chi instruction with expert George Chen. The second part will be a discussion among attendees with a Q&A session. There is no charge, but a $10 donation is requested for the tai chi session. Somers Public Library, 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Lasdon Flower Show: 2 to 3:30 p.m. This is the opening day of “It’s a Zoo,” a flower show dedicated to animals in all their floral forms. Visitors on Friday will be the first to see which exhibits won awards. The show continues Sunday. There is no admission charge. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35, Somers.
National MIA/POW Day: 6:30 p.m. Somers VFW Post 8213 will honor the nation’s servicemen and women who remain missing at a candlelight ceremony. It takes place at Ivandell Cemetery on Route 202 near the intersection of Route 116 in Somers.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Somers Women’s Club Tag Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gigantic annual sale of household items, jewelry, children’s clothing, toys, books, small furniture and more will take place, rain or shine. Reis Park, Primrose Street (Route 139), Somers.
Muscoot Basketmaker’s Make & Take: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your own scissors, mug, lunch and a few dollars for for a session of crafts and fun. Registration is $16. Activity Center at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, 1.5 miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Lasdon Flower Show: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “It’s a Zoo” is a flower show dedicated to animals in all their floral forms. All the exhibits are impressive, but visitors will be able to see which ones won awards. The show continues through Sunday. There is no admission charge. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35, Somers.
Elephant Appreciation Day: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Story time at 11 a.m., for children ages 3 to 5, will focus on elephants. At 1 p.m. there is a free movie, “Born to Be Wild,” about orphaned elephants and the people who rescue them. Somers Public Library, 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
PSAT Practice: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children in grades nine through 12 can participate in a free practice exam. Bring pencils and a calculator. Call the library at 914-232-5717 to register. Somers Public Library, 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Sunday, Sept. 23
Angle Fly Volunteer Day: 10 a.m. Bring your gloves, loppers, clippers, sunscreen and insect repellent. Don’t forget a snack and bottled water. Meet at the entrance to the Angle Fly Preserve on Primrose Street in Somers.
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, 1.5 miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Lasdon Flower Show: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “It’s a Zoo” is a flower show dedicated to animals in all their floral forms. All the exhibits are impressive, but visitors will be able to see which ones won awards. This is the final day of the show. There is no admission charge. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35, Somers.
Fall "Fun"gi Hike: 1 to 3 p.m. Mushrooms (fungi) grow year-round. Join Zaac Chaves, a member of the CT/NY Mycological Association, on a trek through the forest in search of local mushrooms and learn about their role in the environment. Muscoot Farm, Route 100, 1.5 miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Primrose Rock Concert: 2 to 5 p.m. Pack a blanket and bring the family to Primrose Field for the second annual back-to-school rock concert, starring Gerst Lite. There will also be field games (with prizes), a bounce house, music, ice cream, popcorn and more. It’s a fundraiser for the Somers Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA). The charge is $5 per person at the door. The rain date is Sept. 30. Primrose Field is at the Primrose School on Primrose Street in Somers.
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