August 2010 Events

Sunday, August 1

Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra – 12-1:20pm. (8/1,8,15,22,29.) A practice of letting go of deep-seated tension along with guided relaxation. $18. Multiple class discounts available. The Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd Floor (at farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. Theyogascape.com.

Healing Day at Opal Moon – 12-4pm. Healing mini-sessions including 15-minute Reiki w/Myra Oney, Massage w/Diane Barkoe, and Chiropractic/Wellness consult w/Dr.Marianne Messina, DC. $25/each; 20% off 3. Opal Moon. 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton- on-Hudson.  914.788.4955.

Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Visit Yogascape and Spa for a free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Monday, August 2

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings-on-Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August. Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Tuesday, August 3

Mamaroneck Farmers Market – 1:30-6:30pm. Shop for local produce, baked goods, and specialty foods every Tuesday at Harbor Island Park at the end of Mamaroneck Avenue, just past the Boat Ramp. Free. Rain or shine. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Wednesday, August 4

Hudson River Ferry Sloop Meeting 6:30pm. Share the beauty of the river with a non-profit environmental sailing organization that inspires people to appreciate and protect one of the country’s greatest resources. Free. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Past Life Regression – 7-9:30pm w/Dorinda Gay. Take a regression journey with Dorinda, the Goddess Isis, and personal guides to reveal and clear karmic patterns. Bring questions about past life journeys. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Thursday, August 5

Beach Party – 6-11pm. (8/5,12,19,26). Cocktails on the beach with live music by FISH.  Kids beach menu and fun for all ages. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.

Friday, August 6

Gulrukh Bala of Heartlight – 11am-5pm & 7-9:30pm. Healing sessions and workshop lays the foundation for Heartlight Ascension and helps connect/establish an unending flow of healing energy from God’s Light to one’s own Heartlight. $25/class. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Lunch/Live Jazz At Lasdon – 12-2pm. Enjoy free local live jazz and visit the Garden Shop. Weather permitting. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt.35, Somers. 914.864.7268.

Saturday, August 7

Puppet Show – 10:30am. Come move, dance and sing with Puppeteer Jill Liflander and her puppet pals! Recommended for ages 2-7. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $2pp/members; $6pp/non-members. 914.723.3470 or greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Planning The Fall Garden – 11am-1pm. Receive a pre-planned garden layout extending fall crops that carry well into early winter months. Space limited/registration required. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $10. 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Healing Arts Day on the Harbor – 11am-5pm. A day of lectures, intuitive mini-sessions and Marketplace on the harbor. Rain or shine. $10 pay online/$15 cash day of event. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

How to “Read” – 12-1pm. The Somers Library hosts a demonstration on how to use Electronic Book Readers. See what they look like and get questions answered! Chance to win one w/raffle ticket. Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Field Study – 1-2:30pm. The fields of Cliffdale Farm are hopping, buzzing, and flitting with insects. Catch, identify and classify insects and other invertebrates. Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. $5/non-members. All ages. 914.762.2912 x 110.

Reflexology Event at Awakenings in Katonah – 1-3pm. Shop at the largest metaphysical shop in Westchester and enjoy reflexology mini sessions with Elaine Peirce. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Catch of the Day Seining – 2-4pm. (8/7, 8/8); 11am-1pm (8/21 & 8/22). Participants touch caught sea creatures, learn, and then release the catch back into the water. $5. Beczak Environmental Education Center. 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. Info: 914.377.1900 x 13 or visit Beczak.org.

Sunday, August 8

White Goddesses of the Marsh – 10am. Bring binoculars to get good views of the beautiful Snowy and Great Egrets gathering to feed on fish in the marsh before their long migration south. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Golden Harvest Day – 10am-12noon. Help harvest vegetables from the garden. All produce donated to the Food Bank of Westchester. Muscoot Farm, Rt.100, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Woofstock – 10am-5pm. Grateful Dog Walk, demonstrations by Disc and Fly Ball Dogs, pet psychics, local vendors, a puppy bowl, animal rescue groups, on-site micro-chipping and fingerprinting, contests, photo booths, food and more. Rain or shine. Sycamore Park, Mahopac. $1/admission. Info: woofstock2010.info; 845.628.3404.

Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm 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 Rt. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Monday, August 9

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings-on-Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August. Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Tuesday, August 10

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. 2nd Tuesdays. Holistically-minded people gathering to learn more, get to know each other and enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org; 914.422.1784.

Health Lecture – 4-6pm. Dr. Steven Horowitz presents “Key Topics in Experiential Health and Healing.”  Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C. RSVP The Graduate Institute at 203. 874.4252.

Holistic Moms Network –7-9pm. Bring slings, wraps, and other carriers for a babywearing show and tell. Learn about different types of carriers/techniques, nursing while babywearing, safety tips, and more! Desmond-Fish Library Children’s Room, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Thursday, August 12

Intensive Training in Ayurvedic Healing – 8/12-8/15. The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine presents an in-depth Ayurvedic Healing workshop in Brewster. $1395. Info/register: 845.278.8700. naim.com.

Free Dinner Lecture for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. w/Dr. Gertner, DC. Limited to people that are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Westchester Hills Country Club, White Plains. To qualify and learn how to regain health naturally, call 914.686.6200: ucc-ny.com.

Friday, August 13

Live Music/Deuces Child – 11am-1pm. New Rochelle Farmers Market. Market is open weekly on Friday’s 8am-3pm, rain or shine. Library Green, Huguenot St. and Lawton St. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Equine Energetix/2 Day Workshop – 4-8pm 8/13; 10am-4pm 8/14. Finding Your Path: A Life Coaching Journey through the Way of the Horse. No horse experience necessary. $375. Mistover Farm, Pawling. 212.477.4475; equinenergetix.com.

Book Signing – 6pm. Open question and answer session and book signing by Dr. Nancy Offenhauser, author of Healing Cancer Peacefully: A Memoir. Blue Mountain Chiropractic, Dr. Seth Gross, 3565 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Free. 914.736.2183; BlueMountainChiro.net.

Spirit & Money – 7-9:30pm w/Cary Bayer. Learn the holistic art of marketing, techniques for turning God-given talents into a revenue stream and more. $20/by 8/11 or $25.  Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Clean Comedy Show – 7-11pm w/Donna East. A new direction in comedy that includes show, appetizers, music & dancing under the stars! Cash bar. $28/pp/plus tax. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.

Sunday, August 15

Dawn Walk – 5:30am. Avoid the crowds. See Marshlands at its best. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Canoe the Croton – Time TBA. Paddle one of the secret gems of Westchester. Experience tidal flats through rocky cliffs, sightings of herons, osprey and bald eagles. Nature Center/Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. $10/members, $20/non-members. 914.762.2912 x 110.

Cooking Demo – 10:30am-12:30pm. Pelham Farmers Market. Market open weekly on Sundays 9am-1pm, rain or shine. Free. Corner of Harmon Ave. and 5th Ave. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Hands-On Cooking/Nutrition Workshop – 1-3pm. Farm-to-Table series sponsored by Something Good in the World with the mission to empower individuals to know how to feed themselves with fresh, seasonal, local produce. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights.  Materials provided. $40/adult; $20/12+. 914.962.2368.

Indian Heritage Celebration – 1-7pm. Ethnic food, music, dance, entertainment and arts and crafts. Kensico Dam Plaza, Bronx River Pkwy., Valhalla. Free. 914.864.7275.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Private sessions w/ Elka available 8/12-8/17. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Workshop/$65. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Monday, August 16

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings-on-Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August. Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Friday, August 20

Iyengar Yoga Workshop – 6-9pm 8/20; 10am-5pm 8/21 w/Master Gabriel Halpern. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. For info on workshop presenter, visit yogacircle.com or 845.225.9642.

Mastering the Pendulum – 7-9:30pm w/Bente Hansen. Learn to clear the pendulum so it becomes responsive to requests/commands, receive clear answers, clear negativity, and use concise questioning techniques. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Saturday, August 21

Tomato Tasting – 10am-12pm. Mt. Kisco Farmers Market. Open weekly on Saturday’s 8:30am-1pm, rain or shine. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 East Main Street. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

One with Clay – 1pm. Learn the artworks of a Native American tradition, using all natural clay from the Hudson River banks. Make/take home a clay pot or other creation. Wear old clothes. Croton Point Park Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Canning 101 – 2-4pm. Learn the lost art of canning and develop skills needed to preserve the bountiful harvest of summer. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $15. Space limited/registration required. $20. 914.962.2368.

Urban H20 Concert – 7pm. Milton & Julia Joseph play street-smart NYC folk /freewheeling Texas troubadour-style alt-country. $10/includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. 914.377.1900 x13; urbanh2o.org.

Sunday, August 22

Family Scavenger Hunt – 10am. Test observation skills while searching for natural items in the woods, field, salt marsh and shore. Bring the whole family. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. 914.835.4466.

Intro talk for Lotus Gardens Yoga Teacher Training – 10am. Free practice and discussion introduction to Lotus Gardens’ 25th 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Graceful Planet, Newtown, CT. Info: LotusGardensYoga.com; 860.354.6241.

Fairy Walk – 1-3pm. Believe in fairies? Come experience this Victorian merriment. Muscoot Farm, Rt.1, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Jazz in the Park – 2-4pm w/Jan Leder Quartet. Join classically trained New York flutist Jan Leder and friends for a relaxing concert of Latin, blues, swing, bop and more. Free. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. 914.377.1900 x13; beczak.org.

Monday, August 23

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August (also 8/30). Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Tuesday, August 24

Full Moon Tour – 7:30-9pm. It is a spectacular treat to be upon the farm ambiance at dusk.  Tour covers Hilltop’s award-winning sustainability innovations and some full moon farming lore. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. $15. Space limited. 914.962.2368.

Thursday, August 26

Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert – 7-9:30pm w/Beth Amrit Sadhana Mullin. Let the bells carry away all that no longer serves. Balance/re-align, breathe deeply and enter a profound state of well-being. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Friday, August 27

Workshop & Private Readings – 11am-5pm & 7-9pm w/Medium and Healer Alexandra Leclere. Learn how to contact and communicate with spirit guides to gain assistance and joy in daily life. Private reading: $125/60min.; class/$35. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Saturday, August 28

Kids Go Fish – Walk down to the lake to learn the basics of fish identification, and make a field guide to take home. For children 8-10. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. Register: 914.762.2912 x 110.

Summer Seining in the Park – 1pm. Croton Point shorelines are teeming with fish and crabs. Catch and release them using a 25-foot net. Respectfully holding is optional. Wet clothes/old shoes required. Meet at hugh parking lot; Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Sunday, August 29

Fall Migration Bird Walk – 8am. Fall migration of birds has been underway for over a month. Bring binoculars to catch sight of warblers and other species passing through on their way south. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Peach Season Tour – 1pm. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Merestead county park with a walk to the peach orchard and a highlight tour of the main dwelling. Reservation only. Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Rd., Mt. Kisco. 914.864.7039.

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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.