Dickens at KMA; Toys for Tots; Comic John Heffron

There is something for everyone to do this week in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's A Christmas Carol. Dec. 2. 6 p.m. Enjoy a live reading of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Katonah Museum of Art with a fresh approach to the holiday favorite. The event is catered. Catered feast and libations will follow the telling of the classic Dickens story. Prepaid tickets are required: $40 members, $50 non-members, 914-232-9555 ext. 0 or click here to buy tickets online. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah$40.

Card-Making for Kids - Gingerbread CelebrationDec. 5. 3:30 p.m. Kids make crafts at the Bronxville Public Library Children's Room during the "Card-Making for Kids" gingerbread-themed craft workshop. Appropriate for children ages 7 and up with adult. Reserve a spot with librarian Erin Schirota at 914-337-7680 ext 34. Bronxville Public Library, 201 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville. FREE.

Ring in the New Year with John HeffronDec. 1. 7:30 p.m. Laugh with comedian John Heffron, winner of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Heffron is a regular on cable-TV specials including VH1 satires "I Love the 80s: 3D." Showtimes: Fri. 7:30PM & 10:00PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Sun. 7:00PM Tickets: $20. Levity Live Comedy Club, 4210 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack. $20.

Cans for Class. Dec. 1. 9 a.m. Take a yoga class and bring a canned good for The Karma Vault's fund-raiser Cans for Class. With participation you'll be enrolled in a raffle to win prizes. Donations are given to Rockland County homeless shelters in coordination with The Nyack Homeless Project. The Karma Vault, 14 E Central Ave, Pearl River. FREE.

Toys for Tots "Winter Celebration." Dec. 8. 12:30 p.m. Donate a new, unopened toy or monetary gift at the Brewster Ice Arena and the family enjoys Ice skating, face painting, professional magic show, Cocoa, Coffee, Snacks, Open-Mic for teens, Raffles, Games, Live Bands, and much more. All donations benefit Brewster-area children and Hurricane Sandy victims. Brewster Ice Arena, 63 Fields Ln, Brewster. FREE.

Just for Moms: Reclaim Your Creativity. Dec. 3. 9:30 a.m. Moms get a chance to explore their creative instincts during a four-week course designed by artist and mother Alison Marra. Learn how to dip in an out of your creative mind, prioritize your projects, get back on the career track and ditch the self-doubt. Rivertown Mamas, 145 Palisade St, Dobbs Ferry. $100.

Flamenco Classes! Adult Beginning! Dec. 7. 6:30 p.m. Adults learn Flamenco dancing at the Ballet des Ameriques in Port Chester. $180 for a 10 class card (valid for 3 months); $20 drop in fee. Contact marinaelana@gmail.com for more information. Ballet des Amériques School & Company, 16 King St, Port Chester. $20.


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