WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Here's a look at events happening around White Plains this weekend. See our events listings for more.
Friday April 20
Earth Week Garden Tour : 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. The Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel, on 52 North Broadway, will host a garden tour featuring kindergarten through eighth-graders' work at cultivating native plants.
Parenting Group for Moms : 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mothers of children in elementary school will discuss various topics. There will be refreshments, prizes and moms will receive a certificate of participation. Child care is not available and registration is required; call Rosemary Rasmussen at 914-422-1476. White Plains Library Room A, 100 Martine Ave.
Marijuana Prevention Day : 4:20 p.m. Teens who choose to be marijuana free and adults who support their choices will gather on the front steps of the County Center for a news conference to celebrate 4/20 as Marijuana Prevention Day. For more information, contact Judy Mezey at 914-332-1300. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave.
Saturday, April 21
WHUD Kids' Fair : 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The WHUD Kids Fair features hands on activities and games, Children's Theater and Educational Activities. Some proceeds benefit The H.O.P.E. for Youth Foundation and Children's Charities in the Hudson Valley. The fair is presented by Maria Fareri Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, which will have a booth with a fun and silly photo station where the children can put their faces in stand-up cut-outs and have their pictures taken. Plus, you will get to check your oxygen levels, play Maria Fareri Children's Hospital guessing games and more. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave.
Earth Week Sustain White Plains Celebration : 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. This celebration will feature music, green exhibits, food, Double-Dutch jump-rope contests, a hula competition, the launch of the mayor's Animal Action Network, and an electric vehicle showcase. The festival will be held in a Mamaroneck Avenue tent that stretches from Main Street to Martine Avenue.
Sunday, April 22
Earth Week Cleanups : 9 a.m. - noon. The White Plains Recreation and Parks Department will lead volunteers in cleanups at local parks, including Delfino Park on Lake Street, Gillie Park on the corner of Mamaroneck Avenue and Gedney Way, and Gardella Park on Ferris Avenue.
New York Metro Reptile Expo : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates will be on display and for sale, along with books, supplies, cages and more. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21 for this event, which will return July 18, Sept. 9 and Nov. 25 this year. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7-12, and free for children under 7. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave.
Earth Week Gedney Recylcing Yard Tour : 11 a.m. The city will give tours of the Gedney Recycling Yard on 87 Gedney Way, with a presentation from Department of Public Works Commissioner Joseph Nicoletti. The Take It or Leave It Shed will also open for the season.
Autism Information Fair : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Autism Information Fair returns for its sixth year for a day of education and empowerment sponsored by Navigating the Spectrum and The Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health. New this year is a panel discussion regarding the proposed changes to the Autism Diagnosis. Participate in the discussion, connect with families affected by autism spectrum disorders, network with knowledgeable and encouraging professionals, learn about interventions, services and supports available for all ages, from toddlers to adults. Admission is free. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave.
Earth Week at the Library : 2 p.m. The White Plains library will hold an Earth Day story, song and snack session for families with children three years old and up. Kids in grades one through six are welcome to attend an Earth Day collage workshop led by local pop-artist Michael Albert upstairs.
Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The White Plains Library Foundation will hold the 13th annual concert in memory of their music specialist from 1974-1999. In 2005, Tangsong Yuan, then a 17-year-old from Shenyang, China, won the Eastman Young Artists Competition with a bracing account of music from Rachmaninoffs Piano Concerto No. 3. On Sunday, he will dazzle the audience with examples of his virtuosic playing. White Plains Library Auditorium, 100 Martine Ave.
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