This Weekend July 09.10.11

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This weekend…learn about plants, gimme shelter and visit Thomas Paine.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY

 

Stop by the New Rochelle Public Library this Friday between 9 – 3 p.m. to check out their monthly Used Book Sale, located at the west end of the lobby. There will be an assortment of adult and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, video and audio cassettes, paperbacks, cookbooks and gift books available for purchase. www.nrpl.org

 

The Elmsford Animal Shelter is offering Professional Pet Portraits this Saturday from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. A cash donation of $25 for the shelter or a 35+ pound bag of dog or cat food will be necessary to sit for a 10-minute session. Each pet will receive a 5×7 gift print. www.petsalivewest.org

 

OUTDOOR

 

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum in New Rochelle this Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served on the front lawn; all donations will go to the maintenance of museum operations and programs. www.thomaspainecottage.org

 

Did you know people used to believe ferns could make one invisible? Learn about the plant’s “magical” qualities at the free Invisibility Plants program at the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye. Starting at 10 a.m., you’ll get to examine several species of ferns in the wild and up close and personal under a microscope. www.westchestergov.com/parks

 

How much do you know about water? Take part in the Greenburgh Nature Center’s Water Olympics this Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. There will be interactive experiments to test your knowledge about H2O’s amazing properties and possibilities. The afternoon will conclude with a fun balloon toss. $2 members; $6 nonmembers. www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

Support the Pelham Art Center’s Faculty and Student Showcase by attending the show’s opening reception on Friday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Teaching arts and staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss course offerings and show off their own work. The show will be open from July 9 – August 15. www.pelhamartcenter.org

 

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre has a full schedule of Seussical showings this month, starting this Friday at 8 p.m. Watch Dr. Seuss’ famous characters come to life in this exciting musical. There are also showings on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. www.westchestersandboxtheatre.com

 

New Rochelle’s Sister City Jazz Festival lasts all day Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. and a few hours on Sunday. Tons of talented artists will be playing from 1 – 9 p.m. on Saturday and two performances will take place on Sunday from 7 – 9 p.m. www.newrochelleny.com

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