Are you staying in town this holiday weekend?
With schools and municipal buildings closed Thursday and Friday, here is instead a sampling of some of the events going on locally. If you have relatives in town for the holiday, be sure to check out .
And if you're planning to brave the crowds for some Black Friday deals, to shopping in White Plains.
Where/When: of Pleasantville on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy the spirit of community and Thanksgiving at the Presbyterian Church of Pleasantville's Seventh Annual Friendship Feast. Turkey and fixings will be served and potluck dishes and desserts are welcome. RSVP in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins also welcome.
Pricing: Offering optional
Where/When: on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m.
Why go: What better way to make up for overindulging on Thanksgiving than participating in a 5K run or 2K walk the day after? The Briarcliff Booster Club is hosting its first Turkey Trot and everyone in the community is invited. Registration begins at 7:20 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the Booster Club, a nonprofit that supports the school district's athletic programs.
Pricing: $20 suggested donation to participate
Where/When: , , , , and from Friday through Sunday (Nov. 25-27)
Why go: If you're tired of eating turkey leftovers this weekend, you won't feel guilty about patronizing one of these restaurants that's collecting toys and donations for charity. Local eateries have teamed up with Toys for Tots Pleasantville to help bring holiday joy to area children. When you stop in at , , , , or the this weekend, a donation to Toys for Tots or the donation of an unwrapped toy will earn you either samosas, a drink or half-priced appetizer.
Pricing: New toy or cash donation (along with regular meal prices)
Holiday Premiere at Sunnyside
Where/When: Washington Irving's Sunnyside (West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9, in Tarrytown) from Friday to Sunday (Nov. 25 to 27) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why go: Washington Irving's historic home will be dressed up for Thanksgiving in "authentic period style" this weekend. Take a tour of the unique home with a costumed guide. There will be period crafts available for children.
Pricing: $12 adult; $10 senior (age 62 and up); $6 children (age five to 17); free for members and children (under age five)
Where/When: , beginning on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m.
Why go: Get a head start on your Christmas preparations with the annual Christmas Tree Sale at the United Methodist Church. This year, Fraser Firs and Balsams from Quebec (six to nine feet) are available, along with plain and decorated wreaths (14 to 48 inches), roping and more holiday decorations. If you stop by the sale on Sunday, Dec. 4 or earlier, there will be a 10 percent discount. All proceeds from the sale benefit the church, , and organizations including Chappaqua Boy Scouts and the Pleasantville International Association. Hours are 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Pricing: Varies (free to browse)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Where/When: on Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12 p.m.
Why go: Help cure the kids' holiday cabin fever by an afternoon outing to see The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, part of JBFC's series. This 1977 film runs 74 minutes.
Pricing: $11 adults; $6 members; $1 children (under age 12)