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What to Do in White Plains This Weekend

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A wind and hydrokinetic energy symposium, father-daughter dance, and Indian Hopi celebration of spring are just some of the events planned for this weekend.


- Pace Law School is hosting a symposium on the legal challenges and opportunities for offshore wind and hydrokinetic energy development in the northeast at its Judicial Institute. Speakers will include: Michael Burger, an associate professor of law at Roger Williams University School of Law, Michael Ernst, director of regulatory affairs at Tetra Tech, Brandi Colander, who works with the air and energy program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Carlise Tuggey McLean, Main's senior natural resource policy advisor, Rachel Salcido, law professor and director of the sustainable development institute at University of the Pacific, Julia Wood, of Van Ness Feldman, and Seth Kaplan, of the Conservation Law Foundation. To register for the 9 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. symposium contact Leslie Croncoli at (914) 422-4413 or

- The Youth Bureau will hold its fourth annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 7 p.m. Young women and their fathers, uncles, grandfathers or other adult males in their lives are invited to dance and dine together. Tickets are $25 per couple and $5 more for each additional child. They are available for sale at 11 Amherst Place.


- The library's Trove will throw a dinosaur toy play session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for families with children of all ages.

- The library will hold a program for those interested in getting certified for child care in Spanish from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

- ArtsWestchester's new urban jazz series continues with a performance by Tony Jefferson. Jefferson, a singer and multi-instrumentalist, will lead his group with James Weidman on the piano, Richie Goods on the bass, Alvester Garnett on the drums and special guest Jay Hoggard on the vibraphone. ArtsWestchester will open its doors at 7 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Admission to 31 Mamaroneck Ave. is $20 or $15 for seniors, students at ArtsWestchester members.


- Children ages three to five and adults are welcome to celebrate the traditional Indian spring celebration of Holi at the library's Galaxy Hall. Attendees will listen to traditional Indian folk tales, experiment with henna painting and honor spring's arrival from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the event.

- The Eastchester Arts Council and ArtsWestchester are teaming up to present a concert by Robert DeGatano, a pianist-composer, at the 31 Mamaroneck Ave. headquarters. DeGatano will play his favorite arrangements and compositions by Chopin beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors.

- Temple Israel Center and the WJCS Autism Family Center are throwing a sensory-friendly Purim party for those on the autism spectrum. Families are invited to enjoy games, crafts and prizes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 280 Old Mamaroneck Road in White Plains. For more information, contact Bonnie Graham at (914) 761-0600 X 228 or .

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