SOMERS, N.Y. – Among other things this weekend, you can learn to make Chinese specialties and then shop for your ingredients at the John Jay or Muscoot Farmers Market.
Friday, June 22
Summer Reading Kick-Off: 1 to 1:45 p.m. Storyteller/musician Patricia Shih will present a program for the mind, heart and funny bone. No registration is necessary and all ages are invited, but the program is limited to Somers residents. It’s at the Somers Library, 82 Primrose St. (Reis Park) in Somers.
Saturday, June 23
John Jay Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening day of the John Jay Homestead Farm Market will bring local farmers, bakers and craftsmen together to provide a variety of produce, meats, fish, dairy products, baked goods and handcrafts. Click here for a list of vendors. The market, which will continue every Saturday through Oct. 15, is located at 400 Jay St. in Katonah.
Meet the Author: 11 a.m. Author Jane Frances Amler will talk about her latest book, “The Fifth Kingdom,” a novel based on the life and times of Jewish scholar, author, courtier and diplomat Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508). Call (914) 232-5717 to register, or register online at www.somerslibrary.org. The Somers Library is at 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Quick Fix, Low-Fat Chinese Meals: 2 p.m. Norma Chang will give time-saving tips and helpful hints about preparing Chinese food, including shopping sources and how to achieve high-flavor, low-fat nutrition. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Register at (914) 232-5717 or online at www.somerslibrary.org. The Somers Library is at 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
Ghost Hunting with Katonah Paranormal: 8 p.m. Learn to open your senses to paranormal activity and then try to communicate with spirits in a EVP session. The fee is $10 per person and participants must be at least 17 years old. Call (914) 575-9659 for more information. The introduction to ghost hunting takes place at the Lake Lincolndale Clubhouse, 11 Lakeshore Drive North, Somers.
Sunday, June 24
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 will be 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.
Somers Dog Park Fundraiser: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A day of fun, with a tag sale, vendor tables, raffles, barbecue and games for the kids to raise funds for the planned Somers Dog Park. Plus there will be music by The Merry Brothers of Funk. It’s at the Lake Purdys Club House at 33 Lake Way in Purdys.
Exploring Muscoot’s History: 1 to 3 p.m. Step back to the beginning of the 20th century to find out what Muscoot Farm was like in the old days. See the old foundations and footprints of the past. There is no charge. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Friends of the Library Annual Meeting: 3 to 5 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring others who are interested in joining the Friends. The year's projects will be discussed, Jim Sparks will lecture on Monet, and refreshments will be served. Annual dues are $20. The meeting takes place in the Program Room at Somers Library, 82 Primrose St. in Reis Park.
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