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Venn Mini Facials Popup at Scout and Duchess

Venn is Popping up at both locations to offer mini facials! $50 that can be used towards product and when you book you will receive a gift with purchase! Balance your skin's microbiome using ancient Korean techniques customized to your face to create healthier, stronger, and more resilient skin. Folks can book online at shopatduchess.com and shopatscout.com November 17th at Duchess and 18th at Scout! $50 - which can also be applied towards Venn product

John Jay Farm Market

John Jay Homestead 400 Jay St, Katonah

The John Jay Homestead Farm Market is a weekly outdoor, certified market which provides the finest New York-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, seafood, breads, specialty items and more on a historic farm setting. Every Saturday, customers can expect to find certified organic and biodynamic produce, ethically-raised, organic meat and eggs, as well as a wide variety of artisan food items with dozens of weekly vendors. While at John Jay Homestead, patrons can also enjoy a walk, sight see, and explore flower, herb, and vegetable gardens or picnic on the historic grounds of John Jay Homestead. Members Only First Pick Members of Friends of John Jay Homestead provide invaluable support for our education and public programming. As a token of our appreciation, we are offering an exclusive opportunity for Members to shop the Market from 9:00am to 9:30am before the general public. Not a Member? Memberships can be purchased here and are fully tax deductible. If you are unsure of your Membership status, please contact Heidi at [email protected]

Take it or Leave it!

Bedford Hills Train Station

Take it or Leave it - Open again! Every Saturday through October. (Saturdays through October) 10:00am -12:00 pm Train Station Commuter Lot in Bedford Hills Leave a gently used item, find a treasure! You never know what you'll find at the TIOLI.

Everyone Can Write – Guided Workshop

Bedford Hills Train Station

For Adults and Seniors Come try your hand (literally) at putting words on paper (or screen) to tell a story, describe a moment, express a viewpoint, or send some love. This interactive workshop will begin with learning about writing in a fun and dynamic way, followed by opportunities to write together. No previous experience is needed – just a desire to have fun with pen and ink. Patti Ivry facilitates a weekly Zoom writing group, helping people discover their inner writer. With a rich background in teaching writing, she has helped people learn to express themselves in a variety of ways. She has the magic trick to make writing fun! Space is limited. Please register in advance.

New Canaan Artisans Holiday Boutique

Roger Sherman Inn 195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan

Preview on Friday November 17 from 6-8pm ($10) Main event: Saturday November 18 10a-2p (free admission) Proceeds to benefit local non-profit organizations

Free Saturday at the Aldrich Museum

Aldrich Museum 258 Main St, Ridgefield

Visit the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a Discovery Tour of Raven Halfmoon, Yvette Mayorga, Chiffon Thomas, and Ping Zheng's exhibitions at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for art-making activities.

Nature Center Holiday Market

New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan

The New Canaan Nature Center will kick off the holiday season by hosting its annual Holiday Market on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and discover unique gift items including jewelry, clothing, candles, and much more. School of Rock will keep the day festive by playing some holiday cheer! A number of local vendors will be participating in this year’s Holiday Market including Blue Sound Gifts, Robert Karl Art, Jenny Woo Clothing, Marabou Jewelry, The Clean Earth Project, and more! If you are interested in being one of the many amazing vendors at the Holiday Market please contact: [email protected]

Native Garden Talk

Bedford Hills Free Library 26 Main Street, Bedford Hills

Led by Andrea Good Adults and teens Bedford Hills Free Library has installed a beautiful new native garden to welcome visitors to our building. In addition to showcasing natural beauty, the garden supports the local ecosystem, including vital pollinators such as birds and butterflies.   Join us for a Native Garden Talk led by landscape designer Andrea Good to learn about the project and the importance of healthy yards. We thank Healthy Yards and Bedford 2030 for bringing information about this native garden to life to inspire our community to take similar steps in their own yards to create a healthier and more sustainable natural environment.   Andrea Good is an ecological landscape designer with experience focusing on environmentally sustainable and ecologically responsible designs. Most of her projects involve restorative practices incorporating native plant communities, permaculture practices, and water management.

The Beach Boys at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

Stop by our lobby bar and check out our drink special, Maker’s Mark American Whiskey Brown Derby from Beam Suntory. For more than six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has been a permanent part of American history. Their brilliant harmonies conveyed simple truths through sophisticated, pioneering musical arrangements. The Beach Boys transcended their music and have come to represent Californian culture. They provided fans around the world with a passport to experience love, youthful exuberance, and surf culture. The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time, with over 100 million records sold worldwide. Between the 1960s and today, the group has had over 80 songs chart worldwide, 36 of them in the US Top 40 (the most by a US rock band), and four topping the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone ranked Pet Sounds No. 2 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and The Beach Boys No. 12 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award®, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution […]

Coli Building Clay Workshop with Bracken Fern Ceramics at the Aldrich Museum

Aldrich Museum 258 Main St, Ridgefield

Ceramic artist Bracken Feldman, founder of Bracken Fern Handmade Ceramics, will guide participants through a hands-on workshop on the long-standing tradition of coil building, a hand-molded clay technique used by artist Raven Halfmoon to create her monumental sculptures. Learn how to roll clay coils and connect them to create a functional ceramics vessel or a closed sculptural form. Included in this workshop is kiln-firing and glazing of your ceramic piece. Participants will be notified of pick-up instructions two weeks after the workshop. No previous experience required.

The Beach Boys at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

Stop by our lobby bar and check out our drink special, Maker’s Mark American Whiskey Brown Derby from Beam Suntory. For more than six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has been a permanent part of American history. Their brilliant harmonies conveyed simple truths through sophisticated, pioneering musical arrangements. The Beach Boys transcended their music and have come to represent Californian culture. They provided fans around the world with a passport to experience love, youthful exuberance, and surf culture. The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time, with over 100 million records sold worldwide. Between the 1960s and today, the group has had over 80 songs chart worldwide, 36 of them in the US Top 40 (the most by a US rock band), and four topping the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone ranked Pet Sounds No. 2 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and The Beach Boys No. 12 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award®, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution […]