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Nov. 13, 2020

Stop by the Bedford Playhouse inext Saturday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m., for Cocktails & Cornucopias. At this hands-on event you will learn how to create lovely centerpieces for your Thanksgiving table, thanks to floral designers from Bedford Village Flower Shoppe. The best part is that you will have your masterpiece to take home. Cocktails and light bites will also be served. 

If your children are having difficulty handling the whole issue of COVID-19, figure out new ways of helping them cope by attending a discussion with Dr. Chris Bogart Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Learn strategies to support your children’s mental and emotional health during this challenging time. Preregister at bedfordplayhouse.com to participate in the Zoom session.

For more information, visit bedfordplayhouse.org.

 

The Farm Market at John Jay Homestead remains open through Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., after which it closes for the season. Be sure to wear masks, and keep your distance from other shoppers. Plenty of hand sanitizer is available at the various vendor booths. For more information, visit johnjayhomestead.org.

In addition, if you grew produce throughout this season and still have extra to spare, drop it off at John Jay Homestead on Wednesdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. Be sure to wash the vegetables, which will be distributed to local food pantries. The Fresh Veg For All movement is just as helpful and necessary at Thanksgiving as it was during the summer, so don’t hesitate to contribute your late-fall produce. To find out more, visit johnjayhomestead.org/what-we-do/fresh-veg-for-all. John Jay Homestead is located at 400 Jay St., Katonah.

 

Bedford Hills Library is open for visits or to pick up preordered books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the library to advise when you plan to come in by either calling 666-6472 or emailing bedfordhillscirc@wlsmail.org

To participate in the library’s recipe sharing program now through December, contact librarian Megan Fenton at mfenton@wlsmail.org and submit your recipe with a short note about your recipe’s story and a photo showing either the preparation or final appearance of your dish. All recipes are then posted on the BHFL Facebook page, to be shared with participants at the end of 2020. 

Plan ahead to participate in a Skills Building session via Zoom Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. This portion of the Career Planning Series is led by Gabrielisa Borrero, giving helpful tips on what skills employers are seeking and where to get these useful skills. Once preregistered, you will receive a link for the meeting.

For older patrons who do not want to visit the library, a new service is offered to deliver books, DVDs or audio-books to your home if you live in the Bedford Hills service area. To participate, call 666-6472, or email bedfordhillscirc@wlsmail.org

 

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, which has resumed all its programs, continues to offer horsemanship lessons while following best practices for COVID. Fall Session II begins Monday, Nov. 16, so if you wish to enroll family members, school groups or veterans, email program@endeavorth.org for all details.

Tomorrow, Saturday, J. McLaughlin in Bedford Village (as well in Greenwich, Connecticut) is hosting an in-person and virtual Sip & Shop session to benefit Endeavor, so drop by the shop in the Village.

Also, Endeavor has attractive hunter green masks for sale with the Endeavor logo on the front, priced at $10 each. For more information, visit endeavorth.org.

 

If cooking Thanksgiving dinner for eight isn’t your thing, order Thanksgiving Dinner To Go from the Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges. The menu for the day sounds delicious. It includes a roasted organic turkey, sourdough stuffing, and cranberry compote with ginger and orange zest. Each order serves six to eight people. Side dishes include mashed potatoes, roasted squash, sautéed Brussels sprouts, and autumn mushrooms with white wine and herbs. Of course, spiced pumpkin pie is the dessert. All orders can be picked up only on Thanksgiving Day, at either 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Order soon by emailing info@jean-georges.com

 

Congratulations to Town Supervisor Chris Burdick, on his recent election to become New York state Assemblyman. In his weekly online message — a great way to communicate with the whole Bedford community — he explains how the transition will work as he moves on to his new position. 

 

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