What's Happening Around Cortlandt This Weekend

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Unbeatable Beaks at Teatown Lake Reservation on Sunday focuses on the adaptations of local birds by looking at what they eat and how they do it.
Unbeatable Beaks at Teatown Lake Reservation on Sunday focuses on the adaptations of local birds by looking at what they eat and how they do it. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

CORTLANDT, N.Y. ā€“ A silent film with musical accompaniment and two programs at Teatown Lake Reservation focusing on birds are among events happening around Cortlandt this weekend.

Friday, Aug. 17

"The Freshman" With Pianist Jesse Beller: 7:30 p.m. The 1925 classic silent film starring Harold Lloyd tells of a starry-eyed freshman in college, whose romantic notions of university life make him the target of upper-classman jokes. This is a summer tradition at the Croton Free Library, and will be accompanied by the original music of Jesse Beller. Join others at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson.

Saturday, Aug. 18

Crow Play: 1 - 2:30 p.m. The crow is one of nature's most intelligent birds. Learn what makes these feathered bird brains tick by making crow enrichment toys at Teatown Lake Reservation, then take the toys to the crows' enclosure and watch how crows interact with them. This event is free for members, and $5 for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912, ext. 110, to make a reservation or visit Teatown at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Yorktown.

How to Install Tile: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn to easily install wall and floor tile, and prepare floors for tiling with easy-to-use products. Understand how to develop a floor plan; set, grout and seal tile; and properly select tools and supplies at this Home Depot workshop. Cortlandt Town Center, 3131 E. Main St., Cortlandt.

Yoga - A Path to Wellness: Noon - 1:30 p.m. This class is for people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers, and is sponsored by Support Connection of Yorktown. This class is appropriate for beginners or more advanced students. Emphasis is placed on movement with breath awareness as a way to achieve a more tranquil mind. This class takes place at Club Fit, 600 Bank Road, Jefferson Valley. Please obtain your doctor's approval before participating in any wellness program. Registration required. Call 914-962-6402 or toll-free 800-532-4290.

Sunday, Aug. 19

Unbeatable Beaks: Find out about the adaptations of some local birds by looking at what they eat and how they do it, at Teatown Lake Reservation. This interactive program will have you skimming like a duck, sipping like a hummingbird and pounding like a woodpecker. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912, ext. 110, to make a reservation, or visit Teatown at 1600 Spring Valley Road, Yorktown.

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