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What To Do Around North Salem This Weekend

The 3rd annual John Jay student film festival takes place Friday.
The 3rd annual John Jay student film festival takes place Friday. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Here are some events planned in the Pound Ridge, Lewisboro and North Salem area this weekend.

Friday, May 10

Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show: All day, with the $25,000 New York Welcome Stake at noon. General admission is $20 per car. Old Salem Farm is on June Road, between Hardscrabble and Titicus Roads in North Salem.

LVAC Bake Sale: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ annual bake sale, just in time for Mother's Day. About 100 community bakers contribute their creations for your enjoyment. It’s a fundraiser for the ambulance corps, which relies entirely on donations to cover operating expenses. To contribute to the bake sale, call Priscilla Schaefer at 914-763-3492. The sale takes place in the Orchard Square shopping center in Cross River.

iPad Tips & Tricks: 2:30 p.m. Are you ready to learn more about your iPad? Both beginners and experienced users are invited to learn some new tricks, get some tips and meet new apps. There is no charge. It’s at the Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St., South Salem. Register by calling the library at 914-763-3857 or emailing lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.

Front Street Wine Tasting: 4 to 7 p.m. Front Street Wine Cellar will hold a Mother's Day wine tasting at 3 Front Street in the old Croton Falls train station.

Evening Howl for Adults: 6:30 p.m. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of North American wolves while you enjoy some preprandial wine and cheese. Hike out to howl with Atka, Alawa and Zephyr, the ambassador wolves. The program is restricted to people over 21. Preregistration is required. The fee is $20. The Wolf Conservation Center is on Buck Run Road in South Salem.

John Jay Student Film Festival: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The festival showcases student films of various genres, including documentaries, music videos, narrative shorts, and animations. It takes place at the Caramoor Center for the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Bedford. Click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, May 11

Bird Walk: 8 a.m. Join naturalist Ed Kanze to walk the trails of the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and learn about the behavior of local songbirds. Meet at the Trailside Nature Museum, at the entrance to the Reservation, on Route 121 south, just off Route 35 in Cross River.

Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show: All day, with the $5,000 Equitation Challenges at 1:30 p.m. General admission is $20 per car. Old Salem Farm is on June Road, between Hardscrabble and Titicus Roads in North Salem.

Pack Chat for Kids: 11 a.m. Here is a chance to introduce your young children to the mystery and charm of wolves in their natural habitat. Kids ages 4 to 8 will get to meet the new pups, plus the dignified ambassador wolves, Atka, Alawa and Zephyr. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for children under 12. Pre-registration is required. The Wolf Conservation Center is on Buck Run Road in South Salem.

LVAC Bake Sale: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the second day of the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ annual bake sale. About 100 community bakers contribute their creations for your enjoyment. It’s a fundraiser for the ambulance corps, which relies entirely on donations to cover operating expenses. To contribute to the bake sale, call Priscilla Schaefer at 914-763-3492. The sale takes place in the Orchard Square shopping center in Cross River.

World Awareness Festival: 1 to 3 p.m. An international culture festival will feature food, music, clothing, crafts, games, jewelry and special traditions of the many ethnicities that make up the student body of John Jay High School. It’s in the front field of the high school, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.

Yellowstone - A Ranger’s Perspective: 3 p.m. Gary Melnysyn, master wildlife conservationist and photographer, will talk about his travels from Alaska through the Canadian tundra, Montana, Wyoming, the Southwest, the Great Divide and the deep woods of Maine. You will get to visit the ambassador wolves as well. Don’t forget your camera. Tickets are $15 per person. Pre-registration is required. It takes place at The Wolf Conservation Center is on Buck Run Road in South Salem.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages: 6:30 p.m. This is a family event. You and your children can learn how wolves search for their dinner and why spring is such a special time for them. Meet the ambassador wolves, Atka, Alawa and Zephyr and get a look at the red wolves and Mexican grays. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for children under 12. Pre-registration is required. The Wolf Conservation Center is on Buck Run Road in South Salem.

Sloan Wainwright Concert: 8 p.m. A rare treat comes in contralto/musician/composer Sloan Wainwright, performing her original songs. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $18 for seniors. It’s at the Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St., South Salem. To purchase tickets in advance, call the library at 914-763-3857 or email lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 12

Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show: All day, with the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix at 2 p.m. General admission is $20 per car. Old Salem Farm is on June Road, between Hardscrabble and Titicus Roads in North Salem.

Throw Mama to the Wolves: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Mama Wolves are raising their pups right now so this is a special way to observe Mother's Day. Learn all about wolves and meet the ambassadors, as well as the red wolves and Mexican grays. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for children under 12. Pre-registration is required.

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