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What’s Happening in North Salem This Weekend

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. –  Plant sales, yoga, musicales and pet adoptions are some of the events planned for the weekend in North Salem.

Friday, May 18

New Leaf for Lasdon Fundraiser: 5:30 to 8 p.m. As a preface to Lasdon’s annual Sustainable Plant Sale, the Friends of Lasdon Park and Arboretum is sponsoring a wine and hors d’oeuvres party in honor of JoAnn DiRico Trautmann, coordinator of the Westchester County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s master gardener program. Guests are invited to take first choice of the plants going for sale Saturday. Tickets are $25 per person and guests are offered a 20 percent discount on plant purchases. Call 914-683-5108 or email lasdonfriends@gmail.com . Lasdon Park and Arboretum is on Route 35 in Somers.

American Bandstand: 7 p.m. The North Salem Madrigals and the North Salem PTO invite you to see a star-studded special broadcast of American Bandstand. A light supper will be served at 7 p.m. and the broadcast follows at 8 p.m. The price is $10 at the door. The event takes place in the North Salem High School gym located at 230 June Road.

Saturday, May 19

Yoga in the Garden: 9 to 10 a.m. Ridgefield’s Garden of Ideas will hold outdoor yoga classes every Saturday morning, weather permitting, under the leadership of certified yoga instructor Kelli Nairn. Reservations are not necessary but would be appreciated. A $10 donation is requested and will be donated to the garden. For more information or to arrange to borrow a mat, call 203-832-6854 or email Kelliasana@gmail.com . The Garden of Ideas is located at 647 N. Salem Road, Route 116, in Ridgefield, Conn.

Sustainable Garden Plant Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of top-quality plants will be on sale, ready to be set out in your garden or in containers on your porch or patio. Expert gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and give advice. All proceeds benefit horticultural programs. Lasdon Farm and Arboretum is on Route 35 in Somers.

Conversation and Coffee with Expert Gardeners: 10 a.m. Gather with old friends or make some new ones as you discuss your gardening problems and ideas with local experts. There is no registration and no fee. The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is located at 276 Titicus Road, North Salem.

A Buggy Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages are intrigued with bugs. Come to hear some stories and make a buggy craft. The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is at 276 Titicus Road, North Salem.

Adopt a Pet: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Spring Adoption Weekend at the Putnam Humane Society. Festivities will include face-painting, door prizes and refreshments. Adopt a pet and receive a free gift. There is no adoption fee for senior residents of the shelter. The address is 68 Old Route 6, Carmel. 845-225-7777.

Puppy Mill Protest: 2 p.m. Sen. Greg Ball’s Animal Advisory Council, the Putnam Humane Society and the Westchester SPCA will host a protest against New York State puppy mills. Gather at Bailey Park at Routes 100 and 202 in Somers.

Lobster Fest in Somers: 6 to 9 p.m. Gather under the big white tent to enjoy a dinner of steamed lobster, corn on the cob and baked potatoes. The lobsters are coming directly from Maine. The cooks are strictly local but talented. If you reserve ahead, the price is $20 per dinner. The price at the door is $24. Single lobsters may be purchased for takeout at $15 each. The proceeds benefit the maintenance fund for the antique church building and grounds. To reserve, call 914-277-3122. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is on Route 100 in Somers.

Westchester Bluegrass Club: Doors open at 6 p.m. The jam session starts at 7 p.m., open mic starts at 8 p.m., and the evening’s guest performer, Jim Hurst will go on at 9 p.m. Hurst has toured the world with major stars such as Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and Claire Lynch. Hurst will also do a guitar workshop. The price for the workshop is $30. Admission to the evening of bluegrass is $15. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 914-276-2239 or email mccueburns@aol.com . The event will be held at the Lake Purdys Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way, Purdys.

Sunday, May 20

Symphony of Peace Prayers: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This month's Interfaith Sunday Service will focus on world peace and will be held in alignment with a grand event taking place the same day at Japan's Mount Fuji. The Chapel at Croton Falls is located at 609 Route 22 in Croton Falls. Contact Deborah Moldow at revdeb1@comcast.net or 914-669-0133 for more information.

Muscoot Farmers' Market: 10 a.m. to 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.

Adopt a Pet: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Spring Adoption Weekend at the Putnam Humane Society. Festivities will include face-painting, door prizes and refreshments. Adopt a pet and receive a free gift. There is no adoption fee for senior residents of the shelter. The address is 68 Old Route 6, Carmel. 845-225-7777.

Grow an Herb Garden: 1 to 3 p.m. Muscoot’s Master Gardener Charlotte will talk about the benefits of having or starting your own herb garden. She will share hints, give advice and answer questions. There is no charge. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.

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