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What to Do in White Plains This Weekend

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Are you looking to get the most out of your extended Presidents Day weekend? Here's a look at what's happening in White Plains this weekend:

- The Royal Hanneford Circus is bringing tigers, acrobats, elephants, a human cannon ball and trapeze stars to the county center this weekend. Showings will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tickets cost $28.50 or $22.50 for adults. For additional information call (914) 995-4050.

- The library invites families with young children to a building blocks play date at the Trove from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

- Teens interested in getting essay writing advice are welcome to attend a workshop at the library from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The workshop will focus on helping those interested in entering a Barnes & Noble writing contest about how a teacher has influenced your life. The winning poem, essay or letter will win the related teacher and school $5,000 apiece.

- The Burke Rehabilitation Center is hosting a free tai chi for a healthy heart workshop in the Rosedale Room of building 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information contact Gene Nelson at (914) 803-2632 or

- The White Plains Historical Society will celebrate the 280th anniversary of George Washington's birthday this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jacob Purdy House. The "First in War, First in Peace, First in the Hearts of his Countrymen" ceremony will include a Revolutionary color guard ceremony, a flag raising, refreshments and entertainment.

- The library will debut a heroes story-walk based on Spike Lee's and Tonya Lee's "Giant Steps to Change the World," which celebrates men and women who stood up for what they believed in this Sunday. The story-walk will be open to families with children in grades one through six from Feb. 19 through March 25.

- Families with children in grades one through six are invited to honor Black History Month at the library with an interactive reading of "This is the Dream," which documents the civil rights movement. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the 2 p.m. reading this Sunday.

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