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Weekend Fun: Reading of Holiday Classic, Caroling and More

Take a look at Patch's picks for great weekend activities in-and-around town.

There are tons of ways to keep busy around Putnam County this weekend, and we're here to help you decide which happenings are for you.

Here are the details for three great events. Scroll down to the end of this article for information on a few more.

1. Step Back in Time and Remember What the Holidays Are All About

When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Saturday/Studio Around the Corner on Main Street in Brewster

Why go: The Brewster Theater Company's Armchair Actors will deliver a reading of the holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, in an intimate setting, with refreshments, at the studio in Brewster. They presented the reading last year, too, and Patch featured it in this video

Pricing: Free

2. Carol Down Main Street and See the Tree Lighting

When/Where: 5:15 p.m. Saturday/Southeast Museum on Main Street in Brewster

Why go: This annual event, hosted by the folks at the Southeast Museum and the Landmarks Preservation Society, starts off with cookies and cider. The group will move down Main Street singing holiday songs and stopping at the tree near the The Brewster Flower Garden. Tours of the Walter Brewster House will be available, too.

Pricing: Free

3. Attend a Big Band Dinner Dance

When/Where: 6 p.m. Saturday/Patterson Recreation Center on Front Street in Patterson

Why go: This year's theme, "Christmas on the Homefront," will take folks back to the '40s—and era-appropriate attire is encouraged. There will be artifacts from the time period, and historians will be attending. The Duffle Bag Military Surplus store is sponsoring the event, which will take place at the Patterson Recreation Center.  

Pricing: $30 (dance only is $20)

More things to do this weekend (here, too):

  • "Animal Magnetism" ... A Community Exhibition of Its Animal Companions in Brewster
  • Brewster Fire Department Christmas Tree/Wreath Sale in Brewster
  • Cold Spring by Candlelight Tour in Cold Spring
  • Junior Varsity/Varsity Wrestling Pancake Breakfast in Southeast
  • Zumba in Southeast
Michael Ercole December 01, 2012 at 02:18 PM
PLFD Parade of Lights, Tree Lighting and "Food Dude" canned goods drive. Tonight 7 pm Putnam Lake.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) December 01, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thanks for adding this, Michael! Sounds great. One more thing—the Southeast Museum is hosting an ornament-making workshop for kids at 4:30 today, before the caroling/tree lighting event. $5 material fee.

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