Great things to do with the kids:
Puppets Read Jokes, Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY. Free. Make a puppet! Then learn how to use the puppet and practice reading jokes. For information, call 914-422-1476.
Colonial School Blood Drive, Friday, Dec 14, 3:15 p.m. Colonial Elementary School, 315 Highbrook Ave., Pelham NY. Hurricane Sandy interfered with blood drives around the region, which has led to an expected shortfall of 12,000 units over the next 30 days. Please help restore the NY blood supply and save three lives by donating blood on December 12th at the Colonial School gym. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Louise Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lego Club, Friday, Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave. White Plains, NY. Join the Lego building fun! Children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to design and build their own structures using The Trove's Lego set. For more information, call 914-422-1476.
A Christmas Carol Reading, Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY Adults, $5, children and seniors, $3. Members of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival perform a four-actor interpretation of Charles Dickens’s beloved novella. Watch as Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghost of Christmas Past come alive at the Museum. Eighty-five minute performance, no intermission. Followed by holiday cookies and hot cider and chocolate. Recommended 9+. First-come. Call 914-963-4550.
Songcatchers 18th Annual Concert for Peace, Sunday, Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m. College of New Rochelle Chapel, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, NY. Celebrate the holidays with Songcatchers and come to the 18th annual holiday Concert for Peace. The inter-generational Songcatchers Concert Choir and Ensemble present carols, songs of peace, and songs of the interfaith holiday season. The Concert Choir is a 50-member vocal ensemble of children and adults from our After-School Music Program, Choir Camp, and friends of Songcatchers. Our Choir is accompanied by 15 of our high-school volunteers, professional mentors, staff and board members who make up our Instrumental Ensemble. For more information, call (914) 654-1178, email email@example.com, or visit www.songcatchers.org.