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Looking Ahead: Girl Scouts, Gardening, Opera and More

Patch’s picks for this weekend’s events around town.

1. “TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES”

When/Where: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday/, Doansburg Road off Route 22, Brewster

Why go: It’s Girl Scout Spirit Day for the Brewster scouts. They’ll be showing off their skills at knitting baby hats, making bracelets, planting, face painting and more — and you’re invited to join in! If you can’t stay, drop off donations of baby items, children’s books or supplies for the armed forces such as international phone cards and writing supplies. Or just buy some Girl Scout cookies!

Pricing: Free!

2. BUON APPETITO!

When/Where: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday/Mahopac Falls Fire Department, 17 Luccaro Lane, Mahopac Falls

Why go: We’re just a year away from the department’s 75th Anniversary and it’s going to be a huge celebration! Now it’s time to start raising funds for the event, so the department is holding an Italian dinner with pasta, chicken parmigiana, shrimp scampi, dessert and coffee on the menu.

Pricing: Adult tickets are $10, children's are $5

3. A TENOR, A BARITONE AND A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday/, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights

Why go: Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers may be a lesser known opera than his classic, Carmen, but there are opera buffs who consider it even more remarkable. It’s a story of friendship and sacrifice, set to glorious music. This Taconic Opera performance includes English supertitles to assist with the French libretto.

Pricing: Adult tickets range from $32 to $47; seniors and student tickets are available at discount prices ( for details)

4. CIVILIAN, HEAL THYSELF!

When/Where: 2 p.m. Saturday/, 79 Main Street, Brewster

Why go: Feeling tired, angry, fed up after that long cold winter? Try this One Light Healing Touch workshop under the guidance of Penny Lavin. She will teach techniques of movement, meditation, visualization, breathing and chanting. When it’s over, you’ll feel like a new person!

Pricing: Free!

5. HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

When/Where: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday/, 99 Federal Road, Danbury

Why go: Dubbed “the Disneyland of dairy stores” by The New York Times, Stew Leonard’s offers lots more than milk and cheese. Running throughout the season, for instance, is a series of workshops about gardening techniques. This week it’s “Basic Organic Gardening.” Stew’s promises handouts for all participants.

Pricing: Free!

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