Patch Picks: March of Dimes Kick Off; Cooking Class for Teens; Rye Brook Author

There is something for everyone to do this week in the Hudson Valley.

Teen Wok Cooking. Nov. 6. 1 p.m. Kids feeling stir crazy after Sandy? Teens in middle and high school can learn the art of cooking with a wok under the tutelage of chef and author Norma Chang. Registration is required. Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St, South Salem. Free. 

Nov. 7. 6 p.m. Celebrate the March of Dimes' 75th anniversary with a kick-off party and panel discussion called "Empowering Yourself in Your Business and Personal Life" hosted by News 12's Tara Rosenblum. The evening focuses on fashion, well-being and success and includes a cocktail hour, art exhibit, fashion show and networking event. 3 Renaissance Sq, White Plains$50.

Film Program. Nov. 7. 6:30 p.m. Warm up at the Ossining Public Library when you watch the latest installment in the Art House Revival film series: “Shop on Main Street” (1965) from Czechoslovakia. Directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, and starring Ida Kaminska and Jozef Kroner, the film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The story takes place in WWII Slovakia and focuses on a poor carpenter helps an elderly Jewish shop owner. Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining. Free.

Meet Local Rye Brook Author Barbara Nachman. Nov. 5. 7 p.m. Veteran journalist and local Rye Brook author Barbara Nachman discusses her book “Editor of the Year,” the story of an arrogant, incompetent executive editor who has been nominated for journalism's top prize. Will the editor win the prize or take down the paper? Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester. Free. 

Unwaste Your Home: Reduce Energy Waste and Lower Your Utility Bills. Nov. 8. 7:30 p.m. Take a free workshop presented by The Orangetown Environmental Committee and unwasteNY called "Unwaste Your Home" for homeowners and renters. Topics include simple ways to lower your energy waste and bills and no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency programs and rebates. Orangetown Town Hall, 26 W Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg. Free.

Piermont Library's Toddler Story Hour. Nov. 5. 11 a.m. Treat kids aged 6 months to 5 years old to stories and crafts at the library. Piermont Public Library, 25 W Fly Wheel Park, Piermont. Free.

Editor's Note: Please follow Patch for cancellations due to Sandy's aftermath.


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