Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for August, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

SummerScape 2014 & Bard Music Festival – Ongoing through Aug 14. Franz Schubert & His World. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Wassaic Project Summer Festival – Aug 1-Aug 3. Free multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community. 100 artists, 25 bands, screenings and dance pieces. Camping onsite. The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic. Shuttle from train. WassaicProject.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Home Circle: Spirit Communication – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Hearing Seminar – 10:30am-12:30pm. 20-30 minute presentation on how the auditory system works and how the brain processes information to understand speech; followed by a short hearing clinic with hearing screenings. Free. Somers Library. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Finger Lakes School of Massage’s 1st Annual Westchester Wellness Fair –11am-4pm. Brief 30 minute information sessions on many different wellness topics with live demonstrations of various healing modalities that lead to better health. Activities for children included. Free. Info: FLSM.com.

Bold/Beautiful/Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. Members/$5, or $8pp. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com

Monthly Singing & Sounding Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice and experience vibrational sound healing. No singing experience required; come to sing or simply to listen and receive. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

The Center for Natural Wellness Open House – 6pm. Learn about massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at the student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Reiki Practitioner Share – 6:30pm. Free gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish reserves. Share and receive Reiki energy with a loving community of Reiki practitioners. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

M.E.L.T. Workshop – 7-8:15pm. Join Marisa Duffy to learn this simple at-home treatment to stretch and hydrate the body’s connective tissue; alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, look and feel better and younger. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 11:15am-12:45pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Midsummer Kids’ Night – 4-7:30pm. Come play, learn and explore; open house with games and activities to expand visual thinking. Welcome kids of all ages, 4-104. Free. Office of Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn all about funding an education whether applying for loans, scholarships or other options like VA benefits or grants. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm w/Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Second Saturday Beacon – A city-wide celebration of the arts: special events, gallery openings, artist receptions & culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Free. BeaconArts.org/events/second-Saturday.

Preserving the Harvest: Canning – 9am-12pm. Join Will Summers of the Stony Point Center for this hands-on canning workshop and learn how to turn tomatoes into tasty salsas and sauces that will last the rest of the year. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.9622368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar –10am-4pm. One-day seminar exploring Massage Therapy as a career. Participants receive a relaxing 90min massage from current students. Be introduced to foundational elements of the sciences in a sample class. $50. Register: 914.241.7363. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki I Weekend Class – 12-4pm Aug 9-10 w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, and 4 attunements. $150/manual & certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register by Aug. 4: 914.588.4079.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Foraged: A Wild Edibles Walk & Taste – 1-2:30pm. Walk the Stone Barns Center landscape exploring the season’s wild edibles; learn how to spot them, a recipe demonstration and tasting. $30. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within each of us. Requested donation of $10. Located at The Annex, Poughkeepsie. Directions & address: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. All welcome. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. RSVP required: 914.588.4079.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Putnam County Over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. 2nd Tuesdays. Get empowered, connected and inspired; make great connections and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Over a cup of tea, enjoy a free hour seminar exploring a different stone each month from the magical mineral kingdom. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group – 12-2pm. B.I.G./Believe Inspire Grow, offers women entrepreneurs a positive and supportive community of peers, relevant business information and meaningful relationship building opportunities. First meeting free. Info: 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Pairing Series –5:30-7:30pm. Food samplings paired with wines; tour of Locust Grove’s kitchen gardens and weather permitting, enjoy a Hudson River sunset on the mansion lawn. $27/advance. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.454.4500. LGNY.org.

Women’s Independent Networking Group: Birdcage Party – 6-8:30pm. Fundraiser for Support Connection gathers on the patio of the Pinnacle at Heritage Hills in Somers for appetizers. $15 cash attendance fee, cash bar and all white dress code. Info/RSVP: Wing-NY.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Personal Trainers & Physical Therapist Appreciation Night – 5:15-7:15pm. Offering 60 minute complimentary massages to local personal trainers and physical therapists for all they give to the community. Finger Lakes School of Massage, Westchester. RSVP or more info: 914.241.7363.

Archangel Workshop – 7-9pm w/Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765.SynchronicityNY.com.

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm w/Chef Maria Reina, Executive Chef and owner of Bella Cucina Maria. Learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. $95 per couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Overcoming Self Sabotage – 12pm. Life Coach Luciana Millet focuses on healing from within to overcome self sabotage in all areas of life. Free. Into Me Wellness Center, 250 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains. RSVP: 914.358.4514.

Backyard: Organic Gardening at Home – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to design a beautiful, productive garden that’s right for the region, increases soil health. Create and enjoy continuous harvests. $20. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org 914.366.6200.

Farm2Table: Farm Fresh Dinner at Meadowland Farm – 6-9pm. Complete farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Sara Lukasiewicz, featuring locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb, roast pork and Sugarwash Moonshine. $125 donation benefits The Clinton Historical Society. Clinton Corners. Info: MeadowlandFarmNY.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Composting for the Whole Family – 10am. Come discover the magic of compost and learn how easy it can be to turn yard and food waste into valuable fertilizer for the garden. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY AUGUST 18

Tween Yoga Camp – 9-11am Aug 18-21 for ages 9-12. Desiree Delgrosso engages children in a dynamic yoga program that bridges the transition from childhood to teenager. $125. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Teen Yoga Camp – 3-6pm Aug 18-21 for ages 13-16. Desiree Delgrosso leads this empowering yoga program which eases the transition from summer to the demands of school. $195. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

Dutchess County Fair – Aug 19-Aug 24. Second largest county fair in NY is a showplace for agriculture, carnival rides and games; free shows and attractions all day. Enjoy cooking demos, shop for fine arts & crafts and other vendors. $15/adults; under 12yrs/free. 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck. Info: DutchessFair.com.

Massage Exploration Workshop – 6pm. The Center for Natural Wellness offers massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at its student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Qigong Workshop – 7-8 pm with Nadiya Nottingham. $6. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Finger Lakes School of Massage Open House – 6-8pm. Learn more about this nationally accredited Massage Therapy program; family and friends are welcome to join. Please call school admissions with any questions: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Electronic Voice Phenomenon Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Barry Piro. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Worm Bin – 2pm. Worms compost food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make a worm bin by up-cycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. $12/members or $15 includes bin. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Make the most of the coming lunar cycle. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20 members/$25 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25   

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – Home of Franklin D Roosevelt; Vanderbilt Mansion; Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; and Top Cottage, FDR’s retreat. Enjoy a guided tour of the homes, walk the trails and stroll through the lovely gardens Info: 845.229.5320. NPS.gov.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. SynchronicityNY.com. RSVP: 845.363.1765.

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener – 10am-12pm. Shanyn Siegel teaches this practical, hands-on workshop. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Fermented Foods – 1-3pm w/Mike Fedison, head farmer at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish. Hands-on workshop on the benefits of fermented foods; learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi from scratch. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

Creating A Sacred Wheel of Life – 3-5:30pm. A six-month study course with Celtic Priestess Nadiya Nottingham. Six Sundays include Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14, and Jan 31, 2015. $250. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Paddle for the Cure – 9am-3pm. Join the Hudson River Watertrail Association for a fun-filled day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for Support Connection in Yorktown. Party with music, lunch and raffles follows. Info: PaddleForACure.brownpapertickets.com.

13th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival – 11am-6pm, Sept 6; 11am-5pm Sept 7. Over 150 wineries, gourmet specialty food, fine art, craft vendors as well as some of the Valley’s best Restaurants and Caterers. $22/one day admission, children under 12yrs free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845.876.4000. DutchessFair.com.

Hudson River Valley Ramble – Weekends Sept 6-Sept 28. Guided hikes, bikes, walks, paddles & explorations in 10-county region.

 

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