NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Historical Society's annual Strawberry Festival and appraisals at the Hammond Museum are among the events in North Salem this weekend.
Friday, July 13
Antique Evaluation Road Show: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bonham Auctioneers, the renowned international appraisers, will examine and evaluate your valuable possessions and try to identify date of manufacture, designer or artist, and potential value. Categories include Asian art, silver, paintings, books and prints, furniture, decorative arts and jewelry. The fee is three appraisals for $25, including the $5 admission fee for non-members. Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Road., North Salem. For more information about appraisals, call Cassidy Luitjen at (212) 461-6529.
Saturday, July 14
Conversation & Coffee with Expert Gardeners: 10.a.m. Gather with old friends or make new ones as you discuss your gardening problems and ideas with local experts. There is no registration and no fee. Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, 276 Titicus Road., North Salem.
Baby-Sitting Know-How: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Students in grades 6 through 12 can learn vital skills for the safe and responsible care of children. The class will be taught by Denise Schirmer, a highly experienced and certified teacher of baby-sitting techniques. Participants must bring a notebook, pencil, bag lunch and a drink. Certificates of completion will be awarded. There is no charge. Call (914) 669-5161. Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, 276 Titicus Road., North Salem.
Sunday, July 15
Muscoot Wildflower Walk: 10 a.m. Join Carol Gracie, author of Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Guide to the Northeastern United States, on a walk to see the wildflowers in bloom at this time of year. Admission and parking are free. Meet at the Muscoot Farm reception center on Route 100 in Somers.
Farmers Market: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fresh produce, meats, cheese, soaps, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicacies from local farmers and artisans will be available. The Muscoot Farmers Market will continue every Sunday through October. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Strawberry Festival: 1 - 4 p.m. The North Salem Historical Society’s annual Strawberry Festival will feature games and crafts for the kids, old photographs and displays of local artifacts, live music by Martin Aronchick and Maggie Seligman, a talk by primitive technology expert Barry Keegan and – of course – Strawberry Shortcake. There is no charge. White Elephant, 81 Keeler Lane, North Salem. (Follow the White Elephant signs.)
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