December 2013

WeeZee World of “Yes I Can!”  Presents ‘Snow Ball!’ – An Enchanting Night of Holiday Fun for Kids and Families.   Friday, December 13, 6-8pm.  WeeZee World of “Yes I Can!” is opening its 18,000 square foot gym to holiday revelers of all ages for its Snow Ball holiday party! There will be a kid-friendly dinner buffet, cookie decorating, edible dreidels, pictures with Santa, raffles and lots of prizes!  Party guests will have access to WeeZee’s one-of-a-kind facility complete with rides, games and activities.  Proceeds to benefit Sensory Bullets, a nonprofit dedicated to researching and developing equipment and techniques of sensory play, stimulating the lives of families affected by Sensory Integration Disorders.  **RSVP to or 914-752-2100.  **$25 per family (with one child) + $10 each additional child.  WeeZee World of “Yes I Can!”, 480 N. Bedford Road (Chappaqua Crossing), Chappaqua, NY 10514.

Rippowam Cisqua School Open House for Grades 5 – 9
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
On the Rippowam Cisqua School Upper Campus, 439 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY

Rippowam Cisqua School will hold an Admissions Open House for grades 5 through 9 on Thursday, December 12th at 9:30 a.m. All families are invited to attend to learn more about the RCS Middle School program.  The Open House will include remarks from Head of School Matthew Nespole and a Q&A panel featuring current students and members of the faculty.  Tours of the campus will be provided as well.  The Open House will take place on Rippowam Cisqua’s Upper Campus in Bedford, NY (439 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY).  Visit

Join us on Saturday, December 14th from 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Bedford Court House for a variety of family friendly winter activities.  Noted artist Deborah O’Connor will hand-cut silhouettes of family members and pets or even images from photos.  You can choose from many age-appropriate crafts, visit with Bedford’s Santa and enjoy homemade cookies and hot cocoa. The cost for the crafts and refreshments is $10/family thanks to a generous donation from Coldwell Banker – Bedford.  The 1787 Court House will be festive for the holidays thanks to Perennial Gardens who donated the beautiful tree and the “elves” at Bubble & Tweet who turned the Court House into a winter wonderland.  To make your appointment for a silhouette, call Cyndi at 917-664-0122.  The cost is $30 for each hand-cut silhouette which you can take home on Saturday.  For more information about the event, please call the Bedford Historical Society at (914) 234-9751.

minionGot any big Minion fans living in your house? 
Hostess and Universal Studios Celebrate the Despicable Me 2 release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with The Twinkie Minion Makeover Sweepstakes! The Limited Edition Minion Makeover Packaging hits shelves as the holiday season gets underway.  Hostess is inviting fans across the country to kick up their creativity and dress up their favorite golden, crème-filled treats and “Minion-ize” their Twinkies for the chance to win great prizes. Now through January 5, 2014, Hostess lovers can make the season a little brighter by visiting and to download a collection of Minion accessories, and make their own Twinkie Minion.  Fans can then upload pictures of their creations to enter to win a daily instant prize, which includes a Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray™ and special offers from Hostess, or the grand prize, which includes a Home Theater System, a collection of 30 Blu-rays and a year’s supply of Hostess treats.  Sound fun?  Get in on the action!

PosterflmsPlease join us for an evening of author readings and book signings.
Thursday, December 5th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
The Fox Lane Middle School Book Fair, The Little Theater

Participating Authors:
Anything but typical, Nora Raleigh Baskin
The Misfits, James Howe
Plunked, Michael Northrop
Lucky, Rachel Vail
When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead
The Pull of Gravity, Gae Polisner
The 39 Clues, Jude Watson
Trauma Queen, Barbara Dee