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Croton Community Calendar - October 10th Edition
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Upcoming Events in Croton-on-Hudson – 10/10/18 to 10/24/18

Songs to Inspire Hope and Change with Fred Gillen Jr. and Hudson Valley Sally
Friday, October 12 – 7:30 PM
Croton Free Library

Long time activist-folk musicians – Fred Gillen, Jr. and Hudson Valley Sally (Terry Colliton, John Fisher, Laurie Siegel, David Tarlo) – join together for an evening that will have you singing familiar tunes and learning new ones. New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient, Fred Gillen, Jr. has released nine full-length albums, to critical acclaim. Hudson Valley Sally was selected for the Folk DJ Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference, November 2015. Their sponsor, Sonny Ochs, writes “Hudson Valley Sally is a delightful group of activist musicians who will have you smiling and clapping. Most of all, they’ll have you thinking about the content of their songs. They have something relevant to say!”

Second Saturday Bird Walk
Saturday, October 13 – 9 AM
Brinton Brook Sanctuary

Our monthly second Saturday walks at Brinton Brook continue year-round. No registration needed. Rain or shine. Meet in main parking area. Good for adults and young people age 8 and up. Held regardless of weather except in cases of severe weather or road closures. Check our online Google calendar at www.sawmillriveraudubon.org if any question about severe weather cancellation.

Annual Fire Fair
Sunday, October 14 - 1 to 5 PM
Harmon Firehouse

This year’s annual Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department’s FIRE FAIR will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 1pm - 5pm at Harmon Firehouse (Benedict Blvd. & Wayne Street). This event is held in conjunction with the National Fire Prevention Week each year to raise awareness of fire safety and prevention in the home. This year’s Fire Prevention Week motto is “LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN.” For more information, email the Fire Dept. at info@crotonfd.org.

Croton Arboretum Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Sunday, October 14 – 2 to 3 PM
Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum

We are happy to announce a celebration of the completion of our new Boardwalk and new Tree Trails! Join us for the ribbon cutting and thank you to all those who helped us create this unique and beautiful facility over the past twenty years.

Ukulele Swing with Edukated Fleas
Friday, October 19 – 7:30 PM
Croton Free Library

The duo Edukated Fleas play and sing the “big hits” on a little instrument with lots of personality – the ukulele. Favoring swing, standards and vintage tunes, Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews have been playing ukulele duets together since 2007. Bassist Mark Murphy joins the Edukated Fleas, who have delighted audiences in venues as varied as the Clearwater Festival, New York Uke Fest, The Towne Crier, Boothbay Opera House and Mohegan Storytelling Festival.

Halloween Comedy Improv Show
Friday, October 19 – 8 PM
Croton Academy of the Arts

The Croton Academy of the Arts kicks off its fall season with a Halloween comedy improv show. CAA students will perform short form and long form comedy improvs. $3 admission fee; free if you wear a costume! Snacks available for purchase from Baked by Susan.

17th Annual Croton Daffodil Planting
Saturday, October 20 – 9 to 11:30 AM
Benedict Boulevard

Join the Croton Conservation Advisory Council as they host the 17th Annual Croton Daffodil Planting in remembrance of the victims of September 11. The event is held rain or shine; cider and coffee will be provided to the planters. All volunteers are asked to bring their digging tools with them.

Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger
Sunday, October 21 – 9 AM

The 38th Annual Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger will take place on Sunday, October 21. The 5K Race and Walk begins at 9 a.m., the 10K race begins at 10 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 11:30 a.m. Registration can be done online at www.runagainsthunger.com. In-person pre-registration will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Croton-Harmon High School.

Monday Morning Bird Walk
Monday, October 22 – 8:30 AM
Croton Point Park

Walk begins 8:30 am in the ballfield park of Croton Point Park on the left as you enter the park. Come birding with us! Beginners encouraged. If you want to borrow a pair of binoculars for the walk, call the office at 914-666-6503; otherwise no RSVP needed. We go rain or shine! But if road conditions are uncertain on the morning of the walk, check our Google calendar at www.sawmillriveraudubon.org to see if the walk is on.

Earring Design with Joan Lloyd
Tuesday, October 23 – 3 to 5 PM
Croton Free Library

Express your creative side with artist Joan Lloyd, as she teaches you how to design and bead your very own earrings in this two-hour workshop. Choose from a vast variety of colorful beads to make one-of-a-kind earrings for yourself or a special someone. You’ll also have an opportunity to donate an additional pair of earrings of your own design to a local women’s shelter. Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. For tweens and teens (Adults welcome, too).

Upcoming Village Meetings

All Village meetings are held at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building unless otherwise noted:

  • Wednesday, October 10: Zoning Board of Appeals (8 PM)
  • Monday, October 15: Board of Trustees (8 PM)*
  • Tuesday, October 16: Bicycle Pedestrian Committee (7:30 PM)
  • Monday, October 22: Board of Trustees Work Session (7:30 PM)*
  • Tuesday, October 23: Planning Board (8 PM)
*Shown live on Channel 78. Regular meetings are rebroadcast at 8 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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