Natural Awakenings Night – March 10, 2010 – Fit Stop Cafe

Fit Stop Café Hosts Natural Awakenings Gathering

Fit Stop owner Stacy Hendrie

Fit Stop owner Stacy Hendrie

The next Natural Awakenings Night takes place on Wednesday, March 10 (snow date March 11) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fit Stop Café in Yorktown Heights, NY. These monthly gatherings are a great way to meet and mingle with other Natural Awakenings readers and proponents of healthy living in our area. This event is free, with healthy and delicious refreshments served by Fit Stop owner Stacy Hendrie.

The Fit Stop Café opened last October within the Solaris Sport Club in Yorktown Heights. The cafe welcomes the general public and club members with a nutritious menu of natural foods and a focus on providing healthy choices for people when they dine out. Stacy is a Holistic Health Counselor who helps people look at the wide range of things that impact health—from food and exercise to spirituality and relationships—with the goal of helping her clients to become happier and healthier. She will present her thoughts on healthy eating in general and the Fit Stop Café in particular while inviting us to sample some of her menu selections at our gathering.

The Fit Stop Café is located in the Solaris Sport Club at 201 Veterans Road in
Yorktown Heights. For more information, call 914.962.4094 or visit stacyhendrie.com and thefitstopcafe.com. To RSVP for the Natural Awakenings Night, call 914.617.8750.

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March 2010 Events

Monday, March 1

Community Garden Registration – 3/1-3/15. Ossining residents are invited to participate in the newly redesigned Ossining Organic Community Garden in Cedar Lane Park. Info: 914.941.3189.

Single Handed Songwriters – 10:30am. 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29. Doubly talented, there are song writers who have created both music and lyrics. This series focuses on five doubly gifted writers of Broadway musicals. Register: 914.606.6793. Location: Somers Library. Directions: somerslibrary.org.

Integrative Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. w/ Barbara Sroka. All levels. Class includes all facts of yoga: Centering, breathing, strength, flexibility, restorative and meditation. Infinite Yoga Center. 2 East Ave. St. 205, Larchmont. Info: InfiniteYogaCenter.net, 914.833.1210.

Painting from the Inside Out – 7pm. Free presentation at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Eve-Marie will speak on the creative process–focusing on process, which extends beyond the canvas to the fabric of life. Info: paintinginsideout.com.

2nd Trimester Nutrition, Fetal Development and Feeling Great – 7:30-8:30pm. Class discusses ways to manage common complaints that arise during the second trimester and into the third. Free, donations appreciated. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/Info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Tuesday, March 2

Herbal Mommy & Me: Easing Children’s’ Discomforts with Herbs – 10:15-11:30am. Learn about safe and effective natural remedies for the family. Young children welcome to attend these fun, hands-on classes. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/Info: 914.421.1500 x 0; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Hudson River Ferry Sloop Meeting & Pot Luck – 6:30pm. Share the beauty of the river with a non-profit environmental sailing organization that inspires people to appreciate one of the country’s greatest resources. Free. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.

Learn to Receive Clear Guidance from Your Higher-self and Spiritual Guides – 7-8:45pm. 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23. Four session course. Learn to create a clear spiritual practice to easily receive spiritual guidance. $120 includes manual and meditation CD. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Register/Info: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Wednesday, March 3

Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing: An Information Session – 4-6pm. Stamford Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness. Info: 203.874.4252.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6pm. An Information Session on a New Certificate Program. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; LEARN.edu.

Support Connection Breast Cancer Phone Support Group – 8pm. Toll-free telephone support group for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Led by trained facilitators who are breast cancer survivors. Free. Register: 914.962.6402; supportconnection.org.

Thursday, March 4

Teatown 1st Thursdays Discussion Group – 7:30-9pm.Teatown’s monthly free environmental discussion group continues with rotating, timely topics. Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation.1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: teatown.org; 914.762.2912 x 110.


Friday, March 5

Phil Quinn at the The Sanctuary – 7-9pm. Medium Phil Quinn returns to The Sanctuary for a Gallery program. Participants guaranteed a connection with a lost loved one. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Info/Register: 845.225.3777.

Spiritual Cinema (last one for season) featuring Amal – 7-9:15pm. Amal, an auto-rickshaw driver, has a chance encounter with an eccentric, aging billionaire that may change both of their lives forever. $10 includes soup & snacks. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Register/information: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Saturday, March 6

A Rumi Celebration through Collective Consciousness – 10am-2:30pm. w/ Dr. Ron and Victoria Friedman with the VoicePoint Ensemble. Wainwright House. Register/Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Permaculture Workshop – 10am-4pm. Learn how to transform a backyard into a garden in synch with nature: Building with natural materials, ecological lawn, meadow, stream and wetland care as well as composting, off-the-grid water systems, and wild animal management. Beczak Environmental Center. Yonkers. Info/ Register: 914.377.1900 x 13.

Indoor Winter Market in Briarcliff Manor – 10:30am-12:30pm. Live music with Fred Gillen Jr. “Best Folk Artist” for three consecutive years. Free. Community Markets. Briarcliff Congregational Church. 30 S State Rd. Briarcliff Manor. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Seasons at Lenoir: Art/Photography Exhibit Opening – 11am. Opening reception for the art/photography exhibit. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, April 3. Free. Lenoir Preserve. Dudley St. Yonkers. Info: 914. 968.5851.

Volunteer Work Project: Vine Attack – 1-3pm. It’s the last chance to control these problematic plants before they go to seed. Focus will be on preserving certain bird nesting habitats. Work gloves provided. Free. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.

Sunday, March 7

Breast Wellness – w/ Gail Kellstrom. Learn about breast wellness self-care techniques combining western lymph massage and eastern energy/acupressure techniques. Gentle, non-invasive. 914.232.5754.

Monday, March 8

Meditation for Stress Reduction – 8:30-9am. w/ Tom Cummings. Breathing, walking and seated meditation to cultivate witness consciousness and to let go of habitual stress that tends to accumulate. Infinite Yoga Center. 2 East Ave. St. 205, Larchmont. Info: 914.833.1210; InfiniteYogaCenter.net.

Natural Fertility Awareness – 7:30-8:30pm. Learn straightforward instructions on how to chart your cycle. Based on the methods taught in Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. Free, donations appreciated. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/Info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Tuesday, March 9

Release Stress with Energy Healing Workshop – 6:30-8pm. Penny Lavin leads experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. Free. Kent Library. 17 Sylbis Crossing, Kent Lakes. Register/Info: 845.878.5165; onelighthealingtouch.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Holistic Moms of Putnam County roundtable discussion on cloth diapering, elimination communication, and other alternatives to disposable diapers. All welcome. Desmond-Fish Library. Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242.

Wednesday, March 10

Natural Awakenings Night – 7-9pm. Snow day 3/11. Meet and mingle with other Natural Awakenings readers at this month’s location: Fit Stop Café, located in Solaris Sports, 201 Veterans Rd. Yorktown Heights. Free. Refreshments. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Info: thefitstopcafe.com.

Birds Migration and Cities – 7:30pm – Dr. Alan Clark talks about his research and its goal of providing information to wildlife managers and city planners on how to improve conditions for birds migrating through urban landscapes. Greenburgh Nature Center. 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Support Connection Ovarian Cancer Phone Support Group – 8pm. Toll-free telephone support group for women recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Led by trained facilitators who are cancer survivors. Free. Register: 914.962.6402; supportconnection.org.

Friday, March 12

Conservation Café – 8-10:30am. Managing Deer in Westchester County. County Center in White Plains. Directions: countycenter.biz. Register by 3/10 to 914.864.7047.

Kids Learn About Being A Farmer: Pre-K Program –10-11am or 1-2pm. Children learn about being a farmer through hands-on experience. $10. Muscoot Farm. Rt. 100, Somers. Call for registration form: 914.864.7282.

Postpartum Issues Support Group – 12-1:15pm. Fridays. w/ Dr. Kira Bartlett. Group offers nonjudgmental support, education and coping skills for mothers to navigate what can be challenging time, while highlighting the positive relationship between mother and baby. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/Info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Saturday, March 13

Bluebird Box Assembly Workshop – 10am. The Eastern bluebird is a beautiful spring and summer resident which relies on human help for its breeding. Make bluebird boxes to take home. Register: $15 materials fee. Trailside Nature Museum. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Rt. 35 & 121 South. Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

Wellness Happy Hour – 10am-1:30pm. Mini acupuncture and massage combo. Acupuncture by Paula Haberman. Massage by Carl Carvalho. $25. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Learn How to Protect Your Water – 10:30am-12:30pm. Department of Environmental Protection presentation on steps consumers can take to help protect the quality of water. Free. Community Markets Indoor Winter Farmer Market in Katonah-Lewisboro. John Jay High School Cafeteria, 60 N Salem Rd. Cross River. Information: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Maple Sugaring – 11am-2:30pm. Spend an afternoon finding out all there is to know about making maple syrup. Weather permitting. Free. Muscoot Farm. Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Painting and Pleasure – 12-5pm. Explore, experiment and play while painting from the inside out.  Allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $75. Tarrytown. Info/Register: Eve-Marie 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.

Volunteer Work Project: Clearing The Old Orchard – 1pm. Bring work gloves as participants will clear vines and saplings from the site of the old apple orchard. Free. Marshlands Conservancy. Rt. 1, Rye. Info: 914.835.4466.

Sunday, March 14

Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-3pm. Fresh produce, delicious baked goods, maple syrup, jam, wine and dairy products. Discount parking coupon at countycenter.biz. Parking $4. Westchester County Center. 198 Central Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.995.4050.

Shrubs For Year-Round Interest – 2pm. Discover shrubs that will add interest all year. Slide program shows a variety of shrubs useful as hedges, single specimens or in a border. Free. Lasdon Park. Arboretum & Veterans Memorials. Rt. 35, Somers. Info: 914.864.7264.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm. w/ Elka Boren, Shaman and Clairvoyant. Also private sessions with Elka available 3/11-3/16. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Monday, March 15

Release Stress with Energy Healing Workshop – 6:30-8pm. Experiential workshop to release stress and develop healing ability. w/ Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch, international energy healing school. $5. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com. Mahopac Library: Register: 845.628.2009.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn about this natural way to help with many of the symptoms of PMS, mood swings, irritability, hot flashes, short term memory loss, decreased libido, and more. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/Info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.


Tuesday, March 16

Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing: An Information Session – 4-6pm. Stamford Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness. Info: 203.874.4252.

Wednesday, March 17

Harvest Dinner to Celebrate Local Food – Experience the sensory joy of eating locally, seasonally, and healthfully while supporting small local farms at their special Winter Farm Dinner. Flying Pig. 251 Lexington Ave. Mount Kisco. Reservations/Info:: 914.666.7445; pigcafe.com.

Thursday, March 18

Community potluck Lunch: Healing For Haiti – 11:30am-1:30pm. Activities will focus on directing healing light energy and sharing creative, practical solutions to the problems presented. Putnam Healing Arts. Carmel. Info: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6pm. An Information Session on a New Certificate Program. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; LEARN.edu.

Self-Healing with One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 7-9pm. Penny Lavin leads experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. $20. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness  27 Radio Circle Dr. Suite 104,  Mt. Kisco. Register: 914.864.2222.

Munay-Ki Rites – 7-9pm. Deana Paqua offers the first three Munay-Ki Rites. These rites are beautiful Shamanic rites to help step more fully into one’s personal power. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Info/Register: 845.225.3777.

Friday, March 19

Riverlovers Pot Luck And Meeting – 6:30pm. Join Riverlovers and learn what’s happening on our natural heritage river. Free. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297; riverlovers.org.

Saturday, March 20

Global Health Fair – 9am-2pm. Healthcare professionals, community partners in wellness, workshops and live entertainment. Free. White Plains High School. 550 North St. White Plains. Info: Michelle Ifill-Roseau 914.422.2154.

The Alexander Technique: Centered Sitting/Centered Movement – 10am-1pm. w/ Joy Jacobson. Wainwright House. Register/Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Reiki I Training – 10am-4pm. 3/20 & 3/21. Become empowered, calmer, release negative patterns. Easy and fun to learn. Class focuses on self-healing. Includes attunements & 42-page manual. $175. Bedford Hills. Call Bobbe: 914.232.2864.

Indoor Winter Market in Mamaroneck – 10:30am-12:30pm. Art at the Market: Get creative and celebrate the spring equinox by making art with the Pelham Art Center. Drop-in art project for all ages. Free. Community Markets. St Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 168 W. Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Intro to Yoga & Meditation – 12-3pm. Beginner’s only workshop. Enjoy easy postures, simple meditation, relaxation and a complimentary mini massage. $40. Limited to ten people, Warm and Friendly. Avayoga. Brewster. Info: 845.278.2331.

Vernal Pool Investigation – 1pm. Fairy shrimp, larval salamanders and frogs live in vernal pools. Learn about this unique habitat then head into the woods to see some pools and their creatures. Free. Cranberry Lake Preserve. Old Orchard St. North White Plains. Info/Register: 914.428.1005.

Meet the Farmer – 1-2pm. Tour and discussion. For backyard gardeners, home cooks and foodies seeking a deeper understanding of where food comes from. Pigs are focus. $18. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. 630 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200.

Sugaring Off Party – 1pm. Celebrate the end of another sugaring season with tasting, toasting, music and more. Parking $4 with Westchester County Park Pass; $8 without. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Rts 35 & 121 South. Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

Celebrate, Astara in an Open Eclectic Dianic Circle to Welcome Spring – 3-5pm. Bring something for the altar and a dish to share after the circle at the soup, supper potluck. Free but must RSVP by 3/18. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Register/Info: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Sunday, March 21

Kirtan – 8:15-10:15am. Satya Franche and Ma Kirtan. Live music to 108 Sun Salute Mala to Benefit Haiti Victims. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9146.

Magical Awakening – 11am-3pm. Learn Magical Awakening, a powerful and playful energy healing modality, taught by author and Reiki Master Brett Bevell. $200. Info/Register: 845.278.2331; magicalawakening.org.

Intro to Energy Healing Techniques – 1-4pm. Cross-cultural, historical and modern concepts about the Bioelectric Field of the body, health and healing. Experience some techniques as time allows. Light refreshment. $15. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. Register: 845.228.8132.

Winter Farm Market at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture – 1-4pm. Shop for vegetables, meat and eggs in the Hay Barn. Open to the public. Free parking. 630 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200.

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm. During this circle participants have the opportunity to drum, rattle, dance, journey and connect with nature for personal and planetary healing. $30 includes snacks. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Register/Info: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Annual Meeting of The Friends of Marshlands – 5pm. All welcome at the Devereux Cottage to find out about current projects supported by the Friends of Marshlands. Meeting followed by a woodcock walk led by Tom Burke. Free. Marshlands Conservancy. Rt. 1, Rye. Info: 914.835.4466.

Tuesday, March 22

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6pm. An Information Session on a New Certificate Program. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; LEARN.edu.


Wednesday, March 24

Hudson River Audubon Meeting – 7pm. “The Antarctic” presentation with Bernie Wides, naturalist and docent at the Hall of Ocean Marine Life at the American Museum of Natural History. Refreshments. Free. Lenoir Preserve. Dudley St. Yonkers. Info: 914.968.5851.

Thursday, March 25

Self-Healing with One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 7-9pm. w/ Penny Lavin. Experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. $20. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com. Wainwright  House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.


Friday, March 26

Marriage 911: Introductory Lecture – 6:30-7:30pm. The last Friday of every month. Dynamic Intervention. 11 W Main St. Pawling. Register/Info: 860.248.5883.

Saturday, March 27

Indoor Winter Market in Mt. Kisco – 10:30am. Cooking Contest: Bring a culinary creation made with Leeks to the market for judging. Free. Community Markets. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Naturalist’s Choice Hike – 1pm. Join a museum naturalist as they select a trail and topic to find some of the exciting ecological events which are occurring. Parking $4 with Westchester County Park Pass; $8 without. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Rt. 35 & 121 South. Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

Kirtan – 7pm. Satya Franche and Ma Kirtan with Kalidas & Friends. Call and response chanting. Suggested donation $20. Kids free. Anam Cara Foundation. 501 Guard Hill Rd. (SunRaven) Bedford. Info: 914.234.4800.

Sunday, March 28

Vernal Pools – 1-3pm. Join the farm naturalist for a hike to the vernal pools to see the wood frogs and fairy shrimp. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Free. Muscoot Farm. Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Long Blooming Perennials – 2pm. Many perennials flower for three weeks, but this slide program show which perennials will bloom much longer. Learn how to extend the colorful show in the garden. Free. Lasdon Park. Arboretum & Veterans Memorials. Rt. 35, Somers. Info: 914.864.7268.


Tuesday, March 30

Self-Healing with One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 7-9pm. w/ Penny Lavin. Experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. $10. onelighthealingtouch.com. Hands of Serenity Healing, 119 Main St. Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915.


Wednesday, March 31

Organizing Your Life – 1pm. Get help finding inspiration and tips for cleaning and organizing a home or business. Lead by professional organizer Andrea Deinstadt. Somers Library. Info/Register: somerslibrary.org; 914.232.5717.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6pm. An Information Session on a New Certificate Program. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; LEARN.edu.