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Weekend Planner: Nov. 30-Dec.3

Don't just sit around and waste your weekend! There are tons of free and inexpensive events happening this weekend in the Hudson Valley.

Third Annual Stop Diabetes Concert 

  • When/Where: Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.; River Roadhouse, 533 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson 
  • Why go: Enjoy a triple feature concert for free while supporting the American Diabetes Association. Click here for the line-up of local musicians. 
  • Price:  No cover charge, donations made to the American Diabetes Association are greatly appreciated.

Sixth Annual Family Square Dance 

  • When/Where: Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Springhurst Elementary School, 175 Walgrove Ave., Dobbs Ferry
  • Why go: Enjoy an evening of family fun and square dancing to the foot-stomping sounds of Henry Chapin and the Fireflies. The sixth annual family square dance also includes crafts, refreshments and food. Proceeds go to benefit SPRING Community Partners, which ensures all children in Dobbs Ferry have resources to succeed.
  • Price: $5 for children, $10 for adults. For more information or to purchase a ticket, go to springcommunitypartners.org/squaredance.

Hastings Yellowjackets Booster Club Cast Night 

  • When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Equalize Fitness, One Odell Plaza, Yonkers
  • Why go: Enjoy a night of black jack, roulette, craps, poker, raffles, prizes, beer, wine, finger foods and more. All prodeeds benefit the Hastings Yellowjackets Booster Club, which supports hastings-on-Hudson student athletes. Click here for details.
  • Price: Tickets are $60

Carol Demas Benefit Concert for Irvington Town Hall Theatre

  • When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington
  • Why go: Broadway and TV star Carole Demas will be joined by guests singing Broadway, American, Pop and rock classics in a benefit concert that supports the theatre’s building fund. Click here for details.
  • Price: $25

Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol

  • Where/When: Lyndhurst, 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown; performances are held weekly now through December: Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances are held at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27 and 28.
  • Why Go: A theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens’ own readings of the classic tale tbrings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. This spirit is brought to life in this adaptation, which takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens’ actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters.
  • Pricing: $40, reserve here.

Dickens's Christmas Carol

  • When/Where: Saturday, December 1, 8, 15 and 22; shows at 4, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45pm. At the Old Dutch Church 381 North Broadway Sleepy Hollow; parking at Philipsburg Manor & Kykuit Visitor Center, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow across the street.
  • Why Go: Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like you never have before! Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic.
  • Pricing: Adults, $16; Children under 18, $12
 Members: $5 discount per ticket; to reserve click here.

Chanukah Fair/Latkepalooza

  • Where/When: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 9 am to 3 p.m. Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Ave, Tarrytown.
  • Why Go: The Annual Chanukah Fair features returning vendors and new ones,
too. Do your 
holiday shopping early. Offerings include: fabulous accessories, jewelryup-cycled home goods, Bar/Bat Mitzvah favorshandmade tallitJudaicabake sale, book fair, raffle basket of vendor-donated
 items, make a Menorah contest, arts and crafts activities, PJ Library Story time, AND OF COURSE--Latkes!, Latkes!,
 Latkes! Please bring your donation of oil
and onions for the Local Food Pantry.
  • Pricing: Free

Hudson Crafts Collective Holiday Craft Show

  • Where/When: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11 am to 5 p.m. Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown; parking in the rear of the church.
  • Why Go: Hundreds of wonderful items, all handcrafted by local artisans.  Come see their latest creations, meet and chat with the artists, enjoy some complimentary refreshments and find some great holiday gifts. Handcrafts in the show include pottery, lampworked and fused glass; handwoven fibers; knitware; felted artwork; woodwork; mosaics; handmade soap; collages, and handcrafted jewelry of many kinds including metalwork, polymer, beaded, wire wrapped, and crocheted wire. This is a juried show and includes the work of several guest artists along with members of the Collective.
  • Pricing: Free

Holiday Fair at The Weaving Center

  • Where/When: Saturday, December 1, 2012, and Sunday, Dec. 2, 12 to 5 p.m. The Weaving Center, 32 Warren Ave, Tarrytown.
  • Why Go: Don't miss the many beautiful and unique handcrafted and woven articles for sale at The Weaving Center's Holiday Fair.  All are made by the Friends of the Weaving Center and just in time for holiday gift giving.
  • Pricing: Free 

Briarcliff HS Sandy Walk

  • Where/When: Briarcliff High School on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Why go: The high school's student government will be hosting a walk to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. There will be hot beverages and baked goods for sale.
  • Pricing: $5 suggested minimum donation

Christmas Tree Sale

  • Where/When: The United Methodist Church of Pleasantville on Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 6 p.m.
  • Why go: The United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Christmas tree sale with trees brought in from Quebec, along with wreaths, roping and more. Profits from the sale go to Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 1 and the Pleasantville High School International Association.
  • Pricing: Free to browse

Holiday Bazaar

  • Where/When: Pace University's Wilcox Gym (use Entrance 1 on Route 117) on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Why go: Phi Sigma Sigma is hosting its 8th annual holiday bazaar this weekend to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation. There will be jewelry, clothing, candles, home decor, cosmetics, handbags, holiday decor and more.
  • Pricing: Free

Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol

  • Where/When: Mount Pleasant Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Why go: M&M Productions Acting Company will be bringing Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Tale to the library. The production is based on Charles Dickens live performances of A Christmas Carol that took place from 1857 on. Gregg Shults will star in Sunday's one-man show. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • Pricing: Free

Hurricane Sandy Stress Relief

  • Where/When: Smatt Family Chiropractic on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12 to 3 p.m.
  • Why go: Pleasantville chiropractors Doctors Michael and Lori Smatt are giving back to the community while raising funds for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts this weekend. All new customers are invited to come in for a free adjustment. Donations will be accepted for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Call 769-0900 for more information.
  • Pricing: Free; donations accepted

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Hudson River Museum November 30, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Don't forget about Free Arts Day this Sunday! Come down to the Hudson River Museum and enjoy free performances, free family art projects, free family tours and FREE PLANETARIUM SHOWS! http://rivertowns.patch.com/blog_posts/free-admission-planetarium-at-hudson-river-museum

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