CORTLANDT, N.Y. – This weekend is stuffed with dining and food events, from the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society luncheon to the "Art of Food" show at Rutheny's Jewelry in Croton.
Friday, Nov. 16
Croton Lions Club Wine Tasting 6-9 p.m. Enjoy food and wine at Tenampa for the Croton Lions Club Second Annual Wine Tasting. Donations will be accepted for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Admission is $20, Tenampa is located at 2011 Albany Post Road, Croton.
Van Cortlandtville Historical Society Luncheon: Noon-3 p.m. WHUD's John Nolan speaks about his book, "In Search of Great Uncle Pat: Titanic Survivor," the story of his quest to lean about a kinsman who survived the sinking. Admission is $23 for members, $26 for guests. The luncheon takes place at the Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant, 5714 Albany Post Road, Cortlandt Manor.
Let's Pretend With Nora: 1:45-2:15 p.m. Nora presents songs and movement for children 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton.
Elks Pasta Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Adults and children are welcome at the Peekskill Elks Lodge for a dinner featuring broccoli rabe, sausage, linguine with clam sauce and ziti with meatballs. Call 914-727-0744 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 1038 Brown St., Peekskill.
Smuttynose Tap Takeover: 6-9 p.m. The Green Growler Grocery offers tastings of six beers from the Smuttynose Brewing Co., a craft brewery in New Hampshire. 368 S. Riverside Ave., Croton.
River Lovers Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner: 6:30 p.m. All are welcome, and those wishing to attend should bring a dish to share. Croton Point Park Nature Center.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Elks "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest: 3-5 p.m. Participants can advance through local, regional and statewide free throw contests. Parents should bring proof of their child's age; children will not be able to participate without meeting this requirement. Hendrick Hudson High School Dome, 2166 Albany Post Road, Montrose.
Harlem Wizards Come to Hen Hud: 5 p.m. The Harlem Wizards play a team of Hendrick Hudson school district staff in this evening of entertainment presented by the Hendrick Hudson Community Education Foundation. The foundation provides grants for educational projects in the school district. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concessions foods will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Hendrick Hudson High School, 2166 Albany Post Road, Montrose.
"Art of Food" Show at Rutheny's Jewelry: 6 p.m. This food show was brought back to Rutheny's Jewelry by popular demand. Admission is $20 and includes a free pint glass. Attendees should bring an appetizer, hors d'oeuvre, confection, libation or dessert and eat their way through a cool autumn evening. For more information call 914-271-0890. 80 Brook St., Croton.
Catsino Nights to Benefit Pets Alive: 6-10 p.m. Try your luck at blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and even slot machines while listening to Frank Sinatra-inspired tunes. Tickets are $75 for individuals, and $125 for couples. Skyview Rehabilitation Center, 1280 Albany Post Road, Croton.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Second Annual Crafts Fair and Holiday Boutique: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 40 vendors will be on site with handmade crafts. First Hebrew Congregation of Peekskill, 1831 E. Main St., Peekskill.
Hudson Crafts Collective Holiday Craft Show: 1-5 p.m. Meet the artisans who made items available for purchase. Admission is free. Umami Café, 325 S. Riverside Ave., Croton.
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