Get Your Kicks on Route 66
RUTH KEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 276 Titicus Road, North Salem (914) 669-5161
Thursday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Opening reception for photography exhibit. Palimpsests: Travels along Route 66. Ghost images of fading walls and motel signs. Photographer Katherine Pacchiana is a reporter for The Daily North Salem. Wine and refreshments will be served. Photographs on display until July 28. No charge.
"Eyes Wide Open"
RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE East Ridge Street, Ridgefield, Conn. (203) 438-5795
Friday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Aaron Lewis, lead singer of the rock group, Staind will perform rock hits and country music, accompanied on solo acoustic guitar. Tickets: $50.
The Wonders of Nature
RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, Conn. (203) 438-2282
Saturday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Opening reception for photography exhibit. Nature's Beauty in Photos & Frames. Photographs by Dr. Nelson Gelfman. Refreshments will be served. Photographs on display until July 29. No charge.
Music, Voices and Picnics
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS 149 Girdle Ridge Road,
Katonah (914) 232-1252
Friday 8 p.m. An evening of chamber music performed by the Caramoor Virtuosi, followed by refreshments and solo performances. Tickets: $30 - $40.
Saturday 7:30 p.m. Rossini's masterpiece opera, William Tell, is considered his most difficult to perform and therefore seldom presented. This performance will be "semi-staged" and sung in French with English supertitles. Tickets: $34 - $106.
Note: Pre-Opera events will begin at 3 p.m. and include lectures, discussions and performances by the Caramoor Bel Canto Young Artists. Picnic lunches may be pre-purchased and the Refreshment Stand will open at 2 p.m. Tickets: Free for opera ticket holders.
Sunday 4:30 p.m. The Emerson String Quartet performs the final works of Haydn, Bartok and Schubert in Caramoor's Venetian Theater. Tickets: $16 - $46.
Alternatively, picnic on the Caramoor lawn and enjoy the Emerson Quartet concert from a distance, al fresco. Tickets: $10.
On the Lawn at Lasdon
LASDON PARK ARBORETUM AND VETERANS MEMORIAL Route 35, Somers (914) 864-7282
Friday 12 noon - 2 p.m. Lunch at Lasdon to the pleasant background of live jazz music. (weather permitting) Tickets: $5.
Saturday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. A summer concert series appropriately named, "Inspired by Nature." Bring lawn chairs and picnic dinners. Light refreshments will be on sale. (weather permitting)Tickets: Adults $17, Seniors $12, Children 12 and under $7
Sunday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. A Lasdon horticulturist will conduct a walking tour through the gardens, emphasizing low maintenance perennials that still instill a garden with color and texture. No charge.
A post-weekend pleasure: Monday 10 a.m. A workshop devoted to Edible Flowers. Tickets: $15.
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