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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SERIAL KILLERS – at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

The Psychology of Serial Killers is a touring masterclass which dives deep into the darkest and most thought-provoking of subjects. During this 90-minute interactive experience, Dr. Rachel Toles, true crime’s preeminent Psychologist, seeks to help us understand these pressing questions: What makes a serial killer? Why do they commit such horrific crimes? What drives them to murder? Why do some women fall in love with these convicted killers? And perhaps the most important question of all… why are we so fascinated by serial killers and true crime? About the Host: Renowned Clinical Psychologist and criminal expert, Dr. Rachel Toles, explores the terrifying minds of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Guided by her personal research, she uncovers surprising motivations behind these heinous crimes and delves into why we, as human beings, are so captivated by such horrors. https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/the-psychology-of-serial-killers/

PAT METHENY – DREAM BOX TOUR

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

Second Show Added Due to Popular Demand! 20-time Grammy Award Winning Guitarist & Composer, Pat Metheny is launching a solo tour which will coincide with a new album, Dream Box. The tour, a first of its kind for Metheny, will feature personal and fan favorites from his nearly 50-year career.Blending loose and flexible articulation with an advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibility Metheny has a way of playing and improvising that is modern yet rooted deeply in traditional jazz. With the release of his first album, Bright Size Life (1975), he reinvented the traditional “jazz guitar” sound for a new generation of players. Throughout his career, Pat Metheny has continued to redefine the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument.

Story Time (18mo-3yrs) at the Bedford Hills Free Library

Bedford Hills Free Library 26 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY, United States

Little Folks & Friends 18 months - 3 years Wednesdays at 10:30 We embrace the boundless energy of toddlers and focus on stories, singing, and movement. Storytimes are centered on a theme to increase vocabulary and knowledge of a subject. Toddlers learn sounds, letter/number recognition, and language patterns while having fun with their caregivers and peers. Please sign up for the series. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Event Series Watercolor Paint Break

Watercolor Paint Break

katonah reading room 19 edgemont rd, Katonah, NY, United States

Katonah Reading Room welcomes ALL level of artist, from beginner to established, to join them at their weekly watercolor paint break. Bring your own art supplies or purchase some of ours and come to paint in community. Grab some lunch, have a coffee, and hang out and meet new art-interested folks. Add some color to your life. Sessions are free and open to walk-ins. Join us. Check out our website for more information, www.katonahreadingroom.com or follow us on social media @katonahreadingroom

Free

Building Bridges Luncheon

Country Club of New Canaan 95 Country Club Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

Voices Center for Resilience is hosting their annual Building Bridges Luncheon on April 10 at 12pm honoring Bob Woodruff

Bedford Oak Reading and Party at NY Stoneware

New York Stoneware 11 Court Road, Bedford, NY, United States

Sip, Shop, and celebrate Bedford. Katie Sise will be doing a reading at 7pm of her short story series, The Bedford Oak, written in six parts for Bedford & New Canaan Magazine (read the story in advance, here: https://bedfordnewcanaanmag.com/uncategorized/the-bedford-oak-parts-1-6/

THE AFTERGLOW EVENT

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT, United States

Can't get enough of the DCA's stunning "Glow Up?" Or did you miss the showhouse events but want to see what all the buzz is about? Join us on Thursday, April 11th from 6-8pm for The 203 Project "Afterglow Event," an open house and happy hour celebration. Enjoy a fun evening with friends and neighbors, and delicious food and drink by Diane Browne Catering. While you are here, take a peek at select rooms of our beautifully, newly decorated historic DCA mansion. Come bask in the afterglow with us!

NATURE SACRED: WHERE THE SCIENCE MEETS THE SOUL

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY, United States

A movement is blossoming across the US– the creation, stewardship and netweaving of nearby nature spaces to help us heal – something we need today more than ever. Alden Stoner, CEO of Nature Sacred, will share where the science meets the soul through these community-led greenspaces, or Sacred Places. Her talk will dive into the process and outcomes of these spaces, and will highlight the book BenchTalk: Wisdoms Inspired in Nature, a collection of journal entries from visitors over the last 25 years. This will be followed by a moderated conversation with Ruby Olisemeka from the Westchester Land Trust and a Q&A session.

Nature Sacred: Where Science Meets the Soul

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY, United States

A movement is blossoming across the US– the creation, stewardship and netweaving of nearby nature spaces to help us heal – something we need today more than ever. Alden Stoner, CEO of Nature Sacred (www.naturesacred.org) will share where the science meets the soul through these community-led greenspaces, or Sacred Places.

JORMA KAUKONEN – Guitarist at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

As a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen, has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots, blues, and rock for 60 years. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Kaukonen as No. 54 on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and refers to him as “a pioneer of San Francisco psychedelia.” After performing a pair of sold-out shows in 2021 under the Playhouse Tent, Jorma returns to the Playhouse stage for the first time in 6 years. Come see why Billboard exclaims that his “dexterity runs circles around most players… and his material stands the test of time in a way that most others will not.” https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/jorma-kaukonen-3/

Event Series Kids Ballet

Kids Ballet

Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY, United States

BALLET Instructor: Lauren Muccino Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Learn the various positions and develop grace and balance. Class consists of warm up at the “barre,” floor stretches, center dance, and free-form freeze dance. Come dance like a ballerina and perform in the showcase at the end of the session. Ballet slippers, tights, and leotard preferred, but comfortable clothing and sneakers are welcome as well. FOR: Grades K – 5 DAY: Fridays DATES: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 LOCATION: Bedford Hills Memorial Park (Bedford Hills Community House during inclement weather) FEE: $150 Residents, $185 Non-Residents FOR: Grades K – 2 TIME: 4:15 – 5:00pm ACTIVITY #: 142106C FOR: Grades 3+ TIME: 5:15 – 6:00p