Done with shopping, wrapping and cooking? There's lots to get out and do before the holidays:
Happy Helping Days Soiree and Silent Auction, Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., The Digital Arts Experience, 170 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY, $40. Give back this holiday season by supporting the March of Dimes at the first-annual "Happy Helping-Days" Soirée and Silent Auction, hosted by the Digital Arts Experience. All-you-can eat and drink. You'll have a chance to bid on some wonderful items donated by local Westchester businesses as well as enter to win a gift pack from the Tuscany Café. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Music Conservatory of Westchester and the 911 Fund. For more information, call 914-644-8100.
Dec 21 Winter Solstice/Mayan Celebration, Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. 111 Welcher St., Peekskill, NY. Join with like-minded friends to celebrate this important day. December 21, the winter solstice is also the end of Mayan calendar. Celebrate the rebirth of consciousness and respect for mother earth as we drum, eat together, share visions and hopes for a new world and listen to wisdom from all ages. Call Cameron at 914-589-6744 for more information.
Decorate a Tree for Wildlife, Saturday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, NY. Celebrate nature’s gift to us. Join us for a Teatown holiday tradition of decorating a tree with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Free for members; $5 per person for nonmembers. Registration is strongly recommended as programs fill quickly. To register call 914-762-2912 x110.
Craft-tastic: An Exhibition and Sale of Handmade Gifts, Saturday, Dec. 22, All Day. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY. A lush variety of unique and affordable artisan crafts will be on display and for sale at Pelham Art Center’s annual artisan exhibition, Craft-Tastic.This year’s exhibition will feature a variety of crafts, large and small, including jewelry, leather goods, ceramics, letterpress, ornaments, furniture, sculpture, and visual arts.
New Rochelle Flea Market, Sunday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. 112 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY. Every Sunday through Jan. 27. Something for everyone, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Start your seasonal shopping and save.