May 2010 Events

Saturday, May 1

Access Your Healing Potential with One Light Healing Touch – 5/1 & 5/2. w/ Penny Price Lavin. One Light Healing Touch is an International Energy Healing and Mystery School.Learn 4 techniques for healing oneself and others: Scanning, Radiant, Chakra and Color Healing. E.Fishkill. $250. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com: 845.878.5165.

Painting from the Inside Out & Family Constellation work – 10am-12pm. Dare to paint anything! Express, explore and play with paint. No skills required. 1:30-5pm: Participant’s paintings will help gain insight into family dynamics and unconscious patterns, whether family, work or in other symptoms. $100. Info: evemarieelkin.com.

SPCA of Westchester Charity Dog Walk & Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. Pet walk, music, food, games and crafts for kids and shopping in the vendor village. $20/registration; $35/ families of 2 or more; Kids under 12 enter & walk free. FDR State Park. Yorktown Heights. Info:spca914.org.

Nature and Native Americans Program – 10am-5pm. 5/1 & 5/2. Family Fun. Bear skulls, large collection of insects, Native American artifacts, Teepee workshops, rock and mineral displays and more. $4/adults, $2.50/seniors, students & children. 6 & under/free. Putnam Valley Grange, 128 Mill St. Putnam Valley. Info: Rosemarie Gratz: 845.528.0345.

Music at the Market with Deuces Child –10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Community Markets Mount Kisco Farmers Market. The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop – 12:45-1:45pm. 5/1-6/12 (excluding 5/22). Yoga experience designed to support a pregnant woman physically and emotionally as she moves towards birth. $180/member; $235/non-member. Apogee Bedford Hills. Register/info: 914.244.1606; apogeewellness.com.

Edible Weed Walk, sponsored by Westchester Slow Food – 1-3pm. Herbalist Bonnie Rogers leads informative tour of edible “weeds” and herbs. Learn how to harvest and prepare common backyard plants: Nettles, dandelion, chickweed and more. $20. 743 Bedford Rd. Sleepy Hollow. RSVP: 914.844.3776.

Belly Dance: Embody the Goddess – 2-5pm. w/ Susan Wright. Feel the elements of creation moving within…earth, water, fire, air and ether. Generate healing energy. Waiwright House. 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Sunday, May 2


R4Women’s Networking Event & Expo
– 10am-4pm. The Hudson Valley’s Premier Event for Womenpreneurs – the r4Women Networking Event & Expo debuts at Hollowbrook Golf Club. Day of networking, pampering, shopping, wine tasting and more. $12.50/admission; $25/brunch. Info: R4Women.com; 914.400.6675.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog, Cat Owners and Shelter Workers –1-4pm. Perfect class for the beginning of “Be Kind to Animals Week.” Learn easy techniques to release fear-aggression issues in both cats and dogs as well as making strays & ferals more adoptable. $40. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm.  Visit the Yogascape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.) Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop – 2-3pm. 5/2-6/6. Yoga experience designed to support a pregnant woman physically and emotionally as she moves towards birth. $180/member; $235/non-member. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 11 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor. White Plains. Register: 914.644.8884; apogeewellness.com.

Monday, May 3


Monday Meditation Circle
– 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, May 4


Yoga by the Beach at Rye Town Park
– 5/4, 5/6, 5/11, 5/13, 5/20, 5/25, 5/27, 5/28. Open Level Yoga. Rain or Shine. Bring a yoga mat.  $17/drop-in or $15 with class package. Contact Jill Mulholland to reserve a spot: 203.485.9450.

Wednesday, May 5


Retrofitting Sprawl: A Guide to Remaking the Suburbs
– 9am-3:30pm. Conference for municipal officials, planners, community advocates and others. $35, includes lunch & refreshments. South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register/info: Tom Andersen: tom@westchesterlandtrust.org.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B.  info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Natural Awakenings Night – 6:30-9pm. Hosted by the professionals at the Katonah Healing Arts Alliance. Fun night with holistic neighbors. Refreshments. Free. 15 Parkway, Katonah. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Katonahhealingarts.com.

Thursday, May 6


The Power of Personal Branding for Women Entrepreneurs
– 5:30-9pm. Workshop w/ Karen Graves. Networking and dinner, image consulting, makeup demo, door prizes and goody bags. $40 by 4/15, then $50. $60/door (based on availability). Zanaro’s Italian Restaurant, White Plains. Info: 914.396.7664.

Open House for May Part-Time Massage Therapy Program – 6-8pm. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Friday, May 7

Nature Friendly Plant Sale at Teatown – 4-7pm: 5/7; 9am-2pm: 5/8. Unique and hard-to-find annuals and perennials, deer resistant and native plants, heirloom vegetables and more. $10 on Friday. Free on Saturday. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: 914.762.2912 x 110; teatown.org.

Birthday! Opening Reception & All Age Art Workshop – 6:30-8pm. Work from 19 tri-state artists on the theme of birthday. Also, Looking Back: Forty Years at Pelham Art Center. Runs thru 6/26. Pelham Art Center. 155 Fifth Ave. Pelham. Info: Christine Milo 914.738.2525; pelhamartcenter.org.

Introduction to Tarot Card Reading – 7-9pm. 4 weeks. w/ Ann Marie D’Agostino at Awakenings, Metaphysical Book & Gift Shop. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Register/info:  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. Open to both experienced and inexperienced. Join in to either refine Reiki technique or learn how to access the heart-centered, compassionate energy of Reiki. $10. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Saturday, May 8

Art at the Market with Pelham Art Center – Free, drop-in art project. Community Markets Mamaroneck Farmers Market. St Thomas’ Episcopal Church. 168 W Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Surviving 2012: Your Changing Consciousness – 9am-5pm. 5/8 & 6/19. Trudy Griswold, Raffaello DiMeglio, Cindy Miller, presents insight and tools for navigating these challenging times. $170/date. $250/both in advance. The Oaks. New Rochelle. Register: 203.426.9448 Info: trinityproduction.org.

Meet & Greet Roland M Comtois – Author of And Then There Was Heaven a journey of hope and love. 11:30am-1:30pm. Awakenings, Metaphysical Book & Gift Shop. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Register/info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Fitness Event Celebrating Mothers! – 7am-3pm. Get healthy with a workout of circuit training for every age. Free for everyone. Apogee Bedford Hills. RSVP: 914.244.1606. Info: apogeewellness.com.

Surviving 2012 Your Changing Consciousness – 9am-5pm. 5/8 & 6/19. Workshop featuring Trudy Griswold, of the Angelspeake trilogy books, Raffaello DiMeglio, karmic healer, and Cindy Miller, intuitive and sacred activist. The Oaks in New Rochelle. $170; $250/both sessions. Register/Info: 203.426.9448 trinityproduction.org.

Mother–Daughter Pilates Mat Class – 10:30-11:30am. w/ Lesly Levy. Free for everyone. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 11 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor. White Plains. Register: 914.644.8884; apogeewellness.com.

RiverTalks: Evening Lecture Series – 7pm. Rising Waters w/ Mark Lowrey. Learn the startling results of the Sea Level Rise Task Force, the DEC’s major study on climate change in the Hudson Valley, and how to prepare for it. $5. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. Info: 914.377.1900 x 13; beczak.org.

Sunday, May 9


Katonah Green Meetup Trip
– Road Trip to the Long Island Green Dome: Kevin Shea’s off the grid dome home. Potluck/carpooling. RSVP for sign up instructions: Meetup.com/Katonah-Green-and-Beyond.

Muscoot Farmers Market – 10am-3pm. 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30. Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap and candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicious baked goods. Free. Muscoot Farm, Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. 2nd Sundays. w/ Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, May 10


Film Screening of Who Does She Think She Is?
– 6:30pm. Film screening and artist panel discussion benefitting The Garden Road School.  $30. The Peekskill Hat Factory 1000 N. Division St. Peekskill. Info: 914.526.4033.

Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Health Care Decision – 6:30pm. w/ Florissa E. Zinghini. Workshop helps plan for the future with aging parents; cope with discharge and make the best decisions. Somers Library. Somers. Info: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Monday Meditation Circle – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, May 11


Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum
– 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Introduction to Massage Therapy as a Career Workshop– 6-8pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy, hear about the programs, and tour the school. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Live Fermented Foods: Ancient Healing Art – 5/11 & 5/18. 7-9:30pm. w/ Holistic Chef Karen Spirer. Lean to prepare delicious (umami) savory and sweet rejuvenating fermented foods and elixirs. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.


Professional Women of Putnam Networking Event
– 6-9pm. Guest Speaker: Linda Rey of Rey Insurance. “Twitter for Business” To Tweet or Not to Tweet. $30 includes buffet. Marco’s Restaurant 612 Route 6 Mahopac. Register: professionalwomenofputnam.com.


Holistic Moms Network
–7-9pm. Workshop on Setting Limits with Donna Mikkelson, Founder and Director of The Garden Road School. Holistic Moms of Putnam County. All welcome.Desmond-Fish Library Children’s Room, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Teleconference w/ Dr. Christiane Northrup – 8pm. Business opportunity. Hosted by Dr. Northrup, Penny Northrup Kirk, and Kate Northrup Moller, co-founders of Team Northrup. For info and dial-in phone number, contact: Perry Levenson: 914.495.3212.

Wednesday, May 12


Holistic Approach to Enhancing Your Fertility
– 7-8:30pm. w/ Perry Levenson, L.Ac. Talk covers how acupuncture, improving nutritional status and reducing the toxicities in the body and environment enhances fertility naturally. Free. Whole Healthy Family. 401 Columbus Ave. Valhalla. Info: 914.495.3212; wholehealthyfamily.com.

Thursday, May 13

The Alexander Technique and Meditation – 7-8:30pm. w/ Vincent Fraser. Explore how the Alexander Technique can deepen Meditation Practice followed by a guided meditation. All levels welcome. Study group may form. Greenwich Library. Reservations required. 203.570.2059.

Storytelling Workshop – 7-9:30pm. 8 weeks. Creative journaling, guided meditation, and in-class writing exercises from successful texts such as The Artist’s Way. $40/class; $240/8 classes. Stern Wellness Center. 27 Radio Circle Drive #104, Mount Kisco. 914.864.2222.

Friday, May 14


Equine Energetix Seminar
– 6-8pm. w/ James Cassese. EMDR in Humans and Equine Bilateral Corrective Experience. Learn about this integrative treatment approach for horse and rider. $40. Mistover Farm. Pawling. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training – 5/13: 7-9pm; 5/14 & 5/15: 8:30am-6:30pm. 20 hour training designed for Yoga Teachers or Bodyworkers who want a greater working knowledge of pre and postnatal yoga. $650  Premier Pilates & Yoga. Register/info: 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.

Feminenza presents: Growing Confidence and Living Confidently

– 7-9:30pm. Through information, practical exercises, open dialogue and exploration, this workshop offers tools to enhance and access this confidence. North American Template Center. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: Eileen McGowan at 914.924.9391.

Saturday, May 15


Equine Energetix Workshop
– 9am-5pm. w/ James Cassese. Horse As Muse: Creativity Through The Way of the Horse. Using Equine-Facilitated Learning to help participants connect to one’s creative self. No horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm. Pawling. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Annual Friends of Lasdon Plant Sale – 9:30am-3:30pm. A large selection of shrubs, annuals and perennials available for purchase. Rain or shine. Free admission. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt. 35, Somers. Info: 914.864.7268.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm. 5/15 & 5/16. Attune to this system of energy healing and spiritual growth practices with Ginny Mackles, 5th generation Master since 1986.  Includes 33-page workbook. Millwood. Info: ginnymackles.com; 914.762.7761.

Cooking Demo and Tasting with Chef Emily – 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Community Markets Mount Kisco Farmers Market. The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Spring Fever event at Wholistic Physical Therapy – 10:30am-12pm. Learn about the benefits of Myofascial Release Treatment and receive a free 15 minute evaluation. 1591 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info: 845.940.1050.


Open-Air Family Music Fest at GNC
– 11am-4pm. Rain date 5/16. Family fun day with entertainment, exhibits, trails and refreshments for purchase, or bring a picnic. $12/ Non-members; 44/kids. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.


The Art of Healing Grand Opening Celebration
– 12-5pm. Festivities will be held at The Art of Healing, 1 Front St. in Patterson. Info: 845.878.HEAL.

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.


Woodland Wildflower Hike
– 1-2:30pm. Hike to Hidden Valley to learn the ecology and lore of woodland wildflowers. Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: teatown.org; 914.762.2912.


Urban H20: Local Music
– 7pm. Joe Crookston with Julia Corbalis. Moving songs delivered with magical madness plus Westchester’s own soulful singer-songwriter. $10 includes free beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.

Sunday, May 16


Spring Migration Bird Walk
– 7:30am. Beginners welcome. This should be the height of the migration. See flycatchers, warblers, orioles and thrushes. Bring binoculars. Free. Marshlands Conservancy. Rt. 1 Rye. Info: 914.835.4466.


Shad River Festival
– Riverkeeper’s 20th Shad Festival and Hudson River Celebration at Boscobel House includes live music, nature hikes, and eco-arts and crafts. Garrison. Info: 1.800.21RIVER, ext. 232 or visit riverkeeper.org.

Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest – 9am-3pm. Demos on canoeing, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Taconic Outdoor Education Center. 75 Mountain Laurel Lane, Cold Spring. $2; $1/kids. Info: 845.265.3773.

Spring Planting Program – 1-3pm. Join Master Gardener Charlotte Morsch for some hands-on garden prep and planting in the historic truck garden. Free. Muscoot Farm, Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.
Bernie Siegel: Reflections on the Art of Living & Healing – 2-4pm. $25. The Graduate Institute. 171 Amity Rd. Bethany, CT. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.


Cooking Grains and Dried Beans, Eat Eco-Healthfully and $ave Money
– 2-5pm. 5/16 & 5/23. Other dates too. $190 or $170 per person if bringing a friend. Offered by Vitalah Simon of YogaShine, Hawthorne. Info: 914.769.8745.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm. w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant, $65. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 5/13-5/18.  Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St.  Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.


Lecture on the Bhagavad Gita
– 3-5pm, Satsang 5-6:30pm; Kirtan 6:30-8pm. w/ Shyam Das. $25 each, or $55 for the day. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; shyamdas.com.


Kundalini Yoga
– 6-7:30pm. Experience the joy of strengthening the nervous system and enhancing creative potential, and finding a deep inner calm and self-confidence. $20. 11-13 Main St. Mount Kisco. Info/register: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.


Monday, May 17


Monday Meditation Circle
– 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Reversing or Managing Diabetes – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to metabolism and body pH with EFT, guided meditation, diet and education. $25. Register/info: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, May 18


Networking for Womenpreneurs
–11am-1:30pm. Relaxed networking gathering to aid women in connecting to resources, building relationships and growing their businesses. $25, includes lunch and attendance roster. Infinite Possibilities, 1132 Main St. Peekskill. Cindy: 914.400.6675; r4women.com.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Live Fermented Foods: Ancient Healing Art – 7-9:30pm. w/ Holistic Chef  Karen Spirer. Lean to prepare delicious (umami) savory and sweet rejuvenating fermented foods and elixirs. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.

Wednesday, May 19


Stress: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You
– 6-7:30pm. Interactive discussion with Minerva Santos, MD. Discover natural techniques and foods for stress reduction. Learn the effects of chronic stress. Free. 691 East Main St. Jefferson Valley. Register: 914.245.6800.

Thursday, May 20


World Healing: Group Walk & Talk for Women’s Issues and Healing
– 11:30am-1:30pm. Rail-Trail Walk in Carmel followed by meditation, for empowerment of Women worldwide. Share creative and practical ideas. Refreshments. $10 suggested. Register/info: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.


Experiential Health and Healing Info Session
– 4pm. Dr. Steven Horowitz presents an information session on the M.A. in Experiential Health and Healing. Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Stamford’s Tully Health Center. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.


Creating Health and Prosperity with Team Northrup
– 7-8:30pm. w/ Perry Levenson. Explore the health/wealth connection. Seminar is for those inspired by the mind/body/spirit connection and the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup. Free. Register: 914.495.3212; createprosperityinmay.eventbright.com.


Friday, May 21

Riverlovers Pot Luck & Meeting – 6:30pm. Join Riverlovers and learn what’s happening on our natural heritage river. Meet at the nature center. Croton Point Nature Center. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.


Conversation on Conservation Café: Hydro-fracking and Your Drinking Water
– 8-10:30am. Hear the latest on the value and effects of hydrofracking. Forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Bring your own coffee mug. Pace University Pleasantville Campus. Register/info: 914.864.7047.

Yogasm – 7:30-9:30pm. w/ Cat Guthrie. A workshop for women only. Exploring the Divine Feminine within. Specific breathing and asana practices to deepen connection and increase responsiveness and enjoyment. $40. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, May 22

Birding With Ed Kanze – 7:30am. Naturalist Ed Kanze returns to lead this excursion to observe the behavior of some of the colorful songbirds of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. $8 without Park Pass. Rt. 35 & 121 South, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

Garden Tool Swap – 9am-1pm. Bring garden tools, containers, supplies to Gossett’s Farmer’s Market to trade with other gardeners. Participants receive organic vegetable seeds from nursery. 1201 Rte 35, South Salem. Info: GossettsFarmMarket.com.

Native American Spirituality: Dance, Drum, Learn – 9:30am-1:30pm. w/ Valerie Stiehl at Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. Must register by 5/19: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.


Mamapalooza
– 11am-5pm. Live music festival with activities for kids, news on green and sustainable living, food vendors and more. Free. Kensico Dam Plaza. Valhalla. Info: 877.711.MOMS; mamapalooza.org.

The Plasma presents: What Does It Mean to Be Human? – Experiential, transformative concert. 7 Saxon Wood Road in White Plains. Part of the proceeds will support Feminenza. Tickets: $20 at edwarddowrick.com.

Family Yoga – 1:30-2:15pm, for ages 3-6 & w/ parents; 2:30-3:30pm for ages 7 and up w/ parents. w/ Robin Wald. Quality play time with family in a fun-filled yoga workshop. $25/2 people; $5 each extra person. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Sunday, May 23


Greasestock 2010
– An alternative fuel exhibit and fest at the historic Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown Heights. Vegetable oil fuel trucks, electric car, and music. Info: greasestock.org.

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm.During this circle, drum, rattle, dance, journey and connect with nature for both personal and planetary healing. $30. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Monday, May 24


Monday Meditation Circle
– 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, May 25


Open House for the June Full-Time Massage Therapy Program
– 6-8pm. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students.  Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Wednesday, May 26


Katonah Study Group
– 7pm. Please bring goodies to eat. Katonah Library, Garden Room. $10/evening or $50/membership for the year. RSVP: Saundra C. Blum 914.767.0312. Info: Katonahstudygroup.org.


Friday, May 28


Sunset Jazz Soiree with Art Labriola Trio
– 6-8pm. Rain date 5/29. Take in the famous view of the Hudson River from Boscobel’s great lawn. Wine, cheese and light hors d’oeuvres served. 21 years+ Reservations required. $35. Garrison. Register: 845.265.3638 x 115; Boscobel.org, artlabriola.com.

Sunday,  May 30


GNC Highlights Tour
– 11:30am. Take a guided tour of the gardens and grounds, and learn about the treasures on the Nature Center’s 33 acres. Trail maps provided. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

June 4


One Light Healing Touch School Begins
– w/ Penny Price Lavin. School meets 18 days over 6 months. Ideal for those seeking personal growth and all healthcare practitioners. Learn 50 holistic, shamanic and esoteric self-healing practices and 33 techniques to heal oneself and others. CEUs. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com; 845.878.5165.

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April 2010 Events

Saturday, April 3

Gossett’s Farmer’s Market Spring Outdoor Market Begins – 9am-1pm. Gossett’s Farmer’s Market. 1202 Rt. 35, South Salem. Info: gossettsfarmmarket.com.

HypnoBirthing® Classes – 9:45am-12:45pm. 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 5/1. Complete childbirth education course for mom-to-be and birth companion. 12-hour course taught in 4 sessions. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Music at the Markets – 10:30am-12:30pm. Paul Meuller entertains with the hammered dulcimer, an instrument that originated 2,000 years ago in Persia. Free. Community Markets Indoor Winter Farmers Market. Briarcliff Congregational Church. 30 S State Rd. Briarcliff Manor. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Sunday, April 4

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the Yogascape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month.1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Monday, April 5

Herbal Gifts for Mother’s Day or Any Day – 7-8:30pm. w/ Janice Ditchek. Learn to create cost-effective, hand crafted herbal gifts for family and friends. Free. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Tuesday, April 6

Free Intro to Yoga by the Beach – 9:15-10:15am. At the Rye Town Park (Oakland Beach/Playland). Contact Jill Mulholland to reserve a spot: 203.485.9450; herawellness.com.

Free Intro Yoga by the Beach – 9:15-10:15am. 4/6, 4/8, 4/13 & 4/15. w/ Jill Mulholland & Lee Sandford. Deepen a yoga practice in the natural beauty of the outdoors with views of The Sound. Rye Town Park, Register: 203.485.9450; herawellness.com
Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing: An Information Session – 4-6pm. Stamford Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, Stamford, CT. Info: 203.874.4252.

Wednesday, April 7

Fabric: Integrating the Threads of Yoga at O2 Living – 11am-1pm. 8-weeks, 4/7-6/2. w/ Basil Jones. Students deepen their yoga practices through exploring asana, meditation, and philosophical scripture/book study in an intimate and supportive environment. O2 Living. 6 Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. Info/register: 914.763.6320.

Herbal Aides for Breastfeeding – 5-6:15pm. Learn about herbs that stimulate milk supply and ease some of the common challenges affecting breastfeeding mothers and their children. Free. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Thursday, April 8

Free Intro to Yoga by the Beach – 9:15-10:15am. At the Rye Town Park (Oakland Beach/Playland). Contact Jill Mulholland to reserve a spot: 203.485.9450; herawellness.com.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6 pm. An Information Session on a new certificate program. New Milford Hospital, Rooms Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252.

One Light Healing Touch – 7-9pm. Penny Price Lavin demonstrates how energy flows and how one creates their reality. Tap innate healing ability and intuition. Become grounded, focused and more. $25. Synchronicity. 1 Broad St. Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Friday, April 9

7 Day Cleanse Retreat Program at O2 Living – 4/9-4/16. Supervised by executive medical director and cleanse educator Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Cleanses prepared by Live Food Chef Tom Donnelly. Hikes, meditation, chanting, yoga classes, spa treatments and evening discussion groups daily. O2 Living. 6 Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. Info/register: 914.763.6320.
Hip Hop For Kids: Ages 7-12 – 4:15-5pm. 4/6-5/14, 6 weeks.

High energy dance class combines Hip Hop and Jazz with games for a terrific overall exercise routine. $90. Solaris Sports Clubs. Register: Somers Parks & Recreation. Valerie Conigliaro: 914.962.4094 x 21.

Reiki Healing Circle –7-8:30pm. An evening of sharing Reiki healing energy, practitioners and newcomers welcome. Suggested: $10. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, April 10

KatonahGreen Local Food, Local Chef Demonstration – Gossett’s Farmer’s Market. 1202 Rt. 35, South Salem. Info: gossettsfarmmarket.com.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 9am-5pm. Activities, talks, health screenings, shopping. $10/online, at AwakenFair.com through 4/7; $15/door. DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. Info: AwakenFair.com.

All-level Yoga Class – 10am-12pm. Yoga and a chance to meet the Yogascape staff as they donate time for a worthy cause, “Food For Life Schools” in Vrindavan, India. $20.  1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Cooking Demo with Chef Emily – 10:30am-12:30pm. Learn the art of seasonal cooking with Chef Emily Peterson who will creates a farm fresh dish. Sampling and recipe. Free. Community Markets Indoor Winter Farmers Market. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Sunday, April 11

Upside Down And Inside Out: An inversion Clinic – 12-2pm. w/ Liz Schulman. Shoulderstands, headstands, forearmstands and handstands add a whole new dimension to a yoga practice. Explore the elements that lead to a safe inversion practice. O2 Living. 6 Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. Info/register: 914.763.6320.

Connecting With Angels Online Classes
– 3-4:30pm. 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25. w/ Lisa K. Students learn to connect with Angels and hear messages of love and divine guidance. Register/info: 914.432.7886; lmk88.com.

Monday, April 12

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Managing Diabetes – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to mind, body, spirit with EFT, guided meditation, Diabetes education. $25. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Thriving with Food Allergies & Sensitivities – 7:30pm. Identify them and ways to successfully manage them. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Tuesday, April 13

“Earth School” at Hilltop Hanover Farm – 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 & 5/4. w/ Laurie Gershgorn. Pre-school and after-school workshops. Children harvest from the gardens and learn how to prepare and cook delicious, healthy meals and snacks. $75. 1271 Hanover St.Yorktown Heights. Register: 914.217.9249.

Free Intro to Yoga by the Beach – 9:15-10:15am. At the Rye Town Park (Oakland Beach/Playland). Contact Jill Mulholland to reserve a spot: 203.485.9450; hera-wellness.com.

Tarot Classes
– 6-8:30pm. 4/13, 4/20 & 4/27. w/ Kimberly Taylor. Tap into intuitive potential. Bring a tarot deck consisting of the Minor Arcana, Major Arcana and Court cards consistent with traditional decks. Store discounts for deck purchases. $25/class. Synchronicity. 1 Broad St. Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Essential Oils: Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Learn how to use essential oils to make affordable household cleaners and skincare products. All welcome. Holistic Moms of Putnam County. Desmond-Fish Library. Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242.

Thursday, April 15

Free Intro to Yoga by the Beach – 9:15-10:15am. At the Rye Town Park (Oakland Beach/Playland). Contact Jill Mulholland to reserve a spot: 203.485.9450; hera-wellness.com.

Trigger Point Therapy Workshop – 6:15-7:45pm. Learn about trigger points, how they affect health and how to release stress in affected areas. Must bring someone to work with. Refreshments. Free. Stern Chirporactic & Integrative Wellness. 27 Radio Circle Dr. Suite 104, Mount Kisco. Register: 914.864.2222.

Reiki I for Tweens & Teens: Connecting Mind & Spirit (ages 9-16) – 6:15-8:30pm. w/ Genevieve Lowry. Perfect for young people who experience stress or anxiety due to school, family or peer pressure, or health challenges. Wainwright House. 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Register/Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Friday, April 16

Friday Night at the Movies for Adults – 7:30pm. Watch the movie Greenfingers; based on a true story about a group of British convicts who became prize-winning gardeners. at Somers Library. Register: somerslibrary.org, or 914.232.5717.

Saturday, April 17

TalknDrum Music and Language Program – Ages 1.5-5. 4/17-5/22, 6 weeks. Children learns Spanish and basic American sign language through music and movement. $110. Solaris Sports Clubs. Register: Somers Parks & Recreation. Valerie Conigliaro: 914.962.4094 x 21.

Access Your Healing Potential – 4/17 & 4/18. Healing, rejuvenating and experiential. Learn Radiant, Scanning, Chakra and Color healing with One Light Healing Touch. CEUs given. $250. E. Fishkill. Info/register: Penny Price Lavin: 845.878.5165; onelighthealingtouch.com.

Pajama Yoga with Kids – Different age groups. Gentle and relaxing yoga poses along with calming breathing and visualization techniques will soothe children before bedtime. Kids wear PJs. Milk and cookies served. Info: Cindy 914.400.6675; growinglove.net.

Astrology 101
– 9:30am-4:30pm. w/ Pamela Cucinell. Acquire basic knowledge about the symbolism of the planets, signs and houses in a horoscope and what they reveal about strengths and challenges. Register with birth-date to learn about horoscope. Wainwright House. 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Art at the Market with Pelham Art Center – 10:30am-12:30pm. Drop in and make an art project to celebrate Earth day. Free. Community Markets Indoor Winter Farmers Market. St Thomas’ Episcopal Church.168 W Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Intro to Energetic Psychology & Equine-Facilitated Learning – 3-5pm.w/ James Cassese. Find out about a new form of human-horse engagement aimed at promoting personal growth through equine-facilitated learning. $40. Mistover Farm, 258 West Dover Rd. Pawling. Info: 212.477.4475.

Reiki Circle
– 6-8pm. w/ Marcus Feighery.  Everyone receives Reiki in the circle, for stress reduction and relaxation, improved health and enhanced the quality of life. $25. Synchronicity. 1 Broad St. Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Sunday, April 18

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm. During this circle, learn to drum or rattle, dance, journey and connect with nature for both personal and planetary healing. $30. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Register: 914.237.0241. Info: bobbisholisticcare.com.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm. w/ Elka Boren, Shaman and Clairvoyant. $65. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 4/15-4/20. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Monday, April 19

Baby Care Class – 6-8pm. Hands-on approach to educate parents-to-be in caring for a newborn. Topics include: Bathing Baby, Umbilical Cord Care, Safe Sleep Practices and more. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Register/info: 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Tuesday, April 20

Networking for Women – 11am-1:30pm. Relaxed networking gathering for womenpreneurs. Designed to aid women in connecting to resources, building relationships and growing their businesses. $25/includes lunch and attendance roster.  Infinite Possibilities. 1132 Main St. Peekskill. Info: Cindy 914.400.6675; growinglove.net.

Students for a Sustainable Future EXPO – 6-9pm. Over 60 exhibits of inspiring, positive real-world solutions to global issues from Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation. Pace University Goldstein Fitness Center. 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. Free.students, $10/adults. Info: celfeducation.org; 914.238.4743.

Understanding Fibromyalgia: A Holistic Approach to Chronic Fatigue & Pain – 6:15-7:45pm. w/ Dr. Lawrence Stern. Lecture on natural solutions to resolve symptoms and improving quality of life. Refreshments. Mount Kisco Public Library. 100 East Main St. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.864.2222.

Workshop: Natural Approaches to Lyme Disease – 7-9pm. Learn how to address Lyme and its viral co-infections with Master Herbalist Andrea Candee. Successful, time-tested modalities. Brewster Adult Education. Contact: 877.856.7680.

Sacred Foods & Traditions – 7-9:30pm. 4/20 & 4/27. Holistic Chef Karen Spirer discusses Wise dietary traditions, Dr. Weston A. Price, Nature’s “Pharmacy,” Ancient Chinese Food Therapies and more. Cost: $59-$72, two classes. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.

Thursday, April 22

World Healing: Earth Day Group Intention for Environmental Healing – 11:30am-1:30pm. Singing bowl, guided meditation to manifest Healing Intention for the earth. Share creative and practical ideas. Refreshments. $10 suggested. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.

Open House at Vitalize Health & Wellness – 6-8pm. Lisa Rudley, certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Director, discusses her Homeopathic Detoxification Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders. 62 Waller Ave. White Plains. Register: 917.414.9190.

Workshop: The Healing Kitchen – 7-9pm. Learn how to use what’s in the pantry for healing coughs, cuts, sprains, headaches, and much more, with Master Herbalist Andrea Candee. Westchester Community College at Mahopac High School. Contact: 877.856.7680.

Saturday, April 24

Stop Stress & Sugar Cravings – 11am-12:30pm. Renee Simon discusses ways to manage stress and stop stress eating and sugar cravings. Guided meditation and techniques demonstrated. $25. Total Wellness Nutrition. 15 Gilbert St. South Salem. Register: 914.763.9107.

17th RiverArts Studio Tour –11am-6pm. Free. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog, Cat Owners & Shelter Workers –1-4pm. Learn easy techniques to release fear-aggression issues that are also helpful with making strays and ferals more adoptable. $40. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Slow Food Potluck Meetup
– 6pm. $5. South Salem. Please RSVP: to Dr. Susan Rubin: meetup.com/Katonah-Green-and-Beyond.

Sunday, April 25

Reiki I – 10am-4pm. Participants learn how to heal themselves and others on the physical level with this love-centered energy. $125 includes text. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

17th RiverArts Studio Tour – 12-5pm. Free. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Spirituality & Wellness Gathering – 12:30-4:30pm. An opportunity to experience practices that deepen spirituality and promote wellness and healing. Free will offering. Convent of Mary the Queen. Yonkers. Info: 914.476.9811.

Reiki Refresher –1-5pm. Support for a Reiki practice. Experiential workshop for review and regeneration. Prerequisite: Reiki I of any lineage. Facilitated by Ginny Mackles, 5th generation Master since 1986. $75. Millwood. Info: ginnymackles.com; 914.762.7761.

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Managing Grief – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to mind, body, and spirit with EFT; guided meditation, sharing information and healing stories. $25. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, April 27

GreenDrinks and Natural Awakenings Gathering – 6-9pm. At the super-cool bamboo eco-bar, the Rainwater Grill. Greendrinks donation: $5. 19 Main St. Hastings-on-Hudson. RVSP: Natural Awakenings: 914.617.8750.

Sacred Foods & Traditions – 7-9:30pm. Holistic Chef Karen Spirer discusses Wise dietary traditions, Dr. Weston A. Price, Nature’s “Pharmacy,” Ancient Chinese Food Therapies and more. Cost: $59-$72, two classes. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.

Thursday, April 29

Kidney Awareness Seminar – 7pm. w/  Saleem Mir, MD, Director of Medicine, Phelps Memorial Seminar. Learn the underlying health issues that may affect renal health. Warner Library. 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown. Info:  914.631.7734; warnerlibrary.org.

Herbal Health – Spring Clean Your Body Lecture – 7-8:30pm. Herbalist Bonnie Rogers shares info on how local herbs, or weeds, can help renew the body and keep people healthy. Free. John Hart Memorial Library. 1130 East Main St. Shrub Oak. Register: 914.245.5262.

Friday, April 30

Marriage 911: Introductory Lecture – 6:30-7:15pm. The last Friday of each month. At Dynamic.11 West Main St. Pawling. Register/info: 860.248.5883.

Poetry and Practice – 7:30pm. An evening with award winning Zen Poet Peter Levitt, which will include sale and signing of his newest book of poetry, Within Within.  Donation. Empty Hand Zen Center. 45 Lawton St. New Rochelle. Info: 914.636.1450.

Saturday, May 1

SPCA of Westchester Charity Dog Walk & Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. Pet walk, music, food, games and crafts for kids and shopping in the vendor village. $20/registration; $35/ families of 2 or more; Kids under 12 enter & walk free. FDR State Park. Yorktown Heights. Info:spca914.org.

Painting from the Inside Out: dare to paint anything – 10am-12pm. Come express, explore and play with paint. No skills required. Then at 1:30-5pm, Family Constellation Work: participants’ paintings will help gain insight into family dynamics and unconscious patterns, whether in family, work or other symptoms. $100; $85/by 4/15. Info: evemarieelkin.com; 914.909.6292.

Nature and Native Americans Program – 10am-5pm. 5/1 & 5/2. Family Fun. Bear skulls, large collection of insects, Native American artifacts, Teepee workshops, rock and mineral displays and more. $4/adults, $2.50/seniors, students & children. 6 & under/free. Putnam Valley Grange, 128 Mill St. Putnam Valley. Info: Rosemarie Gratz: 845.528.0345.

Edible Weed Walk, sponsored by Westchester Slow Food
– 1-3pm. Herbalist Bonnie Rogers leads informative tour of edible “weeds” and herbs. Learn how to harvest and prepare common backyard plants: Nettles, dandelion, chickweed and more. $20. 743 Bedford Rd. Sleepy Hollow. RSVP: 914.844.3776.

Tibetan Healing Mandala: Buddhist Energy Medicine – 1-6pm. Lama Lobsang Palden teaches Tibetan holistic healing, Medicine Buddha, Cleansing Breath of Yantra Yoga. $135. Redding Meditation Society. 9 Picketts Ridge, Redding, CT. 917.915.6481.

Sunday, May2

R 4 Women – Networking Event – 11am-4pm. Hudson Valley’s premier event for womenpreneurs. Hollowbrook golf club. Cordland Manor. Info: 914.400.6675; r4women.com.