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July 1-31, 2015- Win a Family 4 Pack of Annual Passes to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, by taking a Selfie! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester – 39 Fitzgerald St. Yonkers, NY 10710 (866) 243-0770 Visit our website for more info! www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/

Amadues Frozen FlyerThe Amadeus Theater & Art Day Camp gives children ages 5-16 the opportunity to perform in a musical adaptation of FROZEN – Really Frozen!!!, play group outdoor sports and games, study band or orchestra instruments, piano, guitar and voice, paint and create sets, learn choreography,  play in a jazz percussion, rock or chamber ensemble, compose their own songs, create studio art, learn photography and film-making, participate in an art show, and go on a swimming field trip.  Camp culminates in a fully staged theater performance in a professional theater.  Six weeks, one to five week sessions available.  Camp is held in Chappaqua: 201 King Street, Chappaqua, NY.  June 29 – August 7, M-F, 9:00 – 4:00.  Preschool music program, Sounds of Music, also available.   Visit www.amadeusconservatory.com or call 914-238-0388.

Bedford Hills Free Library: Summer Story Times at the Bedford Hills Free Library start July 7:  Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Laptime for Pip Squeaks with Rachel Izes, ages 6 – 18 months; Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m., Read More Three’s & Four’s, with Vicki Kriegeskotte, ages 3-4 years; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Little Folks and Friends with Rachel Izes, ages 18 months-3 years. Wacky Wednesday program series with Special Guests starts July 8 and ends August 12, ages 5 years and up at 4 p.m. . Summer Reading Game June 29 thru August 14. Please check website calendar for other events and last minute changes: bedfordhillsfreelibrary.org  or call: 914.666.6472.

Discover your inner artist with 3 different art summer camps! Whether you are looking to focus on one type of medium or explore all three, these camps are perfect for your little artist!  July 6-10 Drawing & Painting: The foundation for great art making is a strong ability to convey and produce what one envisions! This course is designed around engaging students in real art making and building that solid art foundation. $300 per student.  July 13-17 Sculpture Builders: Kids are naturally drawn to three dimensional art making! In this workshop students will explore essential sculpting experiences individually and collaboratively. $300 per student.  July 20-24 Collage & Printmaking: This workshop will focus on creating and assembling a variety of materials to create dynamic two-dimensional and low relief mixed media art. $300 per student.  All camps are held from 9:00am-12:00pm. All art supplies as well as a healthy, allergy approved snack will be provided.  Location: Expect Natural, 774 Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills, NY 914-242-4685.  Sign up: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ca4a72ea2f85-artsummer

Independence Day Fair at John Jay Homestead, Katonah NY.  4th of July 2015 family fun begins at the John Jay Homestead at 110 a.m. with the Independence Day Fair featuring barbeque and refreshments for purchase, reading of the Declaration of Independence, music, log sawing, Revolutionary horseman George Washington and Col. Humphries, house tours, bird house building, petting zoo and horses, blacksmith, pony rides, hayrides, crafts, beekeeping, art display discovery center, colonial games, and many more activities throughout the day. This event is sponsored by John Jay Homestead and the Bedford-Armonk Rotary Club. The address is John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay Street, Katonah NY, 10536, and website is www.johnjayhomestead.org.  To reach the Friends of John Jay call  914.232.8119 or email friends@johnjayhomestead.org.  A farmers market starts the day at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for a morning of non-stop fun Jodi’s Gym style! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move and groove all under the supervision and care of our well trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music and art. It’s a mix that your child is sure to love.   Jodi’s Gym camp is offered all summer long (right up to Labor Day!) We offer super flexible scheduling. You register for the days and weeks that work for your schedule.   Ages: 3-7 yrs, Dates: 6/15-9/4, Time: 9:30-12:30,  www.jodisgym.com, Jodi’s Gym, 25 Hubbels Dr., Mt.Kisco, NY 10549, 914.244.8811.

Some new events coming up at Legoland Westchester:

1. Ninjago Weekend- September 19-20, 2015, Join us for LEGO Ninjago Weekend! Calling all Ninjas! Get your LEGO swords ready to invade LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during LEGO® Ninjago Weekend!   Visit our website for more info: www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/news-events/event/3898/ninjago-weekend.aspx

2. LEGO Halloween Party! Come out and have a Franken-tastic time at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester at our Halloween Party on Saturday, October 31, 2015! Visit our website for more info: www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/news-events/event/3899/halloween-party.aspx

3. LEGO Star Wars Days- November 14-15, 2015- May the Force be with you as Jedi, Droids and Clone Troopers invade LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during LEGO® Star Wars™ Days! Visit our website for more info www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/news-events/event/3900/lego-star-wars-days.aspx

4. Bricktacular- Every Saturday and Sunday in December! Tis’ the season to be jolly! Join in on lots of festive LEGO® fun every weekend in December during Bricktacular! Visit our website for more info: www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/news-events/event/3901/bricktacular.aspx

breastcareoct2015SAVE THE DATE!!!!
October 8th, 7 to 8:30pm
Controversies and Advances in Detecting and Treating Breast Cancer
RSVP: www.nwhconnect.org/2015detection

Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 12:00 – 4:00 pm.  Young and old experiment together as they enjoy food-based art activities throughout the KMA’s campus: potato printing, edible art, and inks made from discarded food. Learn about the cycle of food production, consumption, and waste.  Free with Museum admission. Bring a non-perishable packaged food item for the Community Center of Northern Westchester Food Pantry and receive $1.00 off admission. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah.

Aquila Theatre presents a Special Endowment for the Humanities Performance Event. Scenes From: A Female Philoctetes.  This event is part of You Stories: Ancient and Modern Narratives of War.  Saturday, June 13th, 6pm. Performed by Aquila actors and military veterans.  Post performance talk back moderated by Prof. Peter Meineck, NYU. Reception following the performance. Free admission. Reservations are required.  Call Friends of John Jay Homestead at (914)232-8119.  John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street, Rte 22, Katonah, NY 10536.  For more information visit www.YOUSTORIES.com and www.AQUILATHEATRE.com.

supersoccerAt Super Soccer Stars, our goal is to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy uses soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate, while having endless fun! Contact us to inquire about classes in your community, setting up private groups in the comfort of your own backyard, or to run your child’s next birthday party. We’re the go to people for youth soccer development and FUN!  Visit newyork.supersoccerstars.com, or call 914.681.7171.

Please consider giving the gift of mobility and independence!  Can you spare some time to make a difference in the life of an older adult in our community? RideConnect, a non-profit program of Family Services of Westchester, is seeking volunteers to help drive older adults to a variety of activities: shopping, medical appointments, religious services or other errands in Westchester. These rides enable older adults to remain active in their communities and to continue to lead fulfilling lives. RideConnect asks that volunteers be able to provide one ride per month. Call Karen Ganis at (914) 864-0955/email kganis@fsw.org or Marietta C. Manoni at (914) 864-2036/email mmanoni@fsw.org.