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Memorial Day Weekend Edition Featuring Memorial Day Parade Girl Scouts Blood Drive

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Are you ready for it? Below is a round-up of several family-friendly events in the Pearl River area to kick off everyone's favorite season of fun in the sun!

Pearl River Memorial Day Parade
Where/When: Starting at HSBC Bank on N. Middletown Rd. in Pearl River; Monday, May 30 at 10:45 a.m.
Details: John H. Secor American Legion Post 329 of Pearl River, will hold its 92nd Annual Memorial Day Parade, starting at HSBC Bank on N. Middletown Rd. and turning west on East Central Avenue to Braunsdorf Park. Call 845.365.9009 for more information.
Pricing: Free. Open to all.

Little Doctors Program Blood Drive with The Girl Scout and Brownie Troops of Franklin Elementary School
Where/When?: , 80 Franklin Ave. on Thursday, May 26 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Why Go?: The Brownie and Girl Scout Troops at Franklin Elementary School are hosting a Community Blood Drive as part of the Little Donors Program for the NY Blood Center. Interested donors may sign up online at www.nybloodcenter.org or contact Maureen Damon at mdamon@optonline.net or 845.735.6631. Walk-ins are welcome. Please bring a photo ID with signature. Eat well and drink fluids before you donate.
Pricing: Free and open to the public.

Megamind Movie Showing at Blauvelt Free Library
Where/When?: Blauvelt Free Library, located at 541 Western Highway in Blauvelt; Wednesday, May 25 at 4 p.m. Run time: 96 minutes.
Pricing: Free

Little Farm Club at Stew Leonard’s
Where/When: Stew Leonard’s located at 1 Stew Leonard Drive in Yonkers, off I-87; Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: This fun, interactive experience is open to children of all ages, who are welcome to come to the Little Farm and observe the animals who reside there. Farmer Rich teaches about the baby animals, which includes two baby cows, two baby goats and two lambs, and arranges a meet and greet where visitors can pet the animals.
Pricing: Free

Halleluyah in Harmony: A Memorial Day Unity Concert
Where/When:
Orangetown Jewish Center, located at 8 Independence Ave. in Orangeburg; Monday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
Why Go:Singer Neshama Carlebach will perform a concert with the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir of the Bronx. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Jewish War Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Event is open to all. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to www.ojc.org or call 845.359.5920.
Pricing: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander
Where/When: Rockland BOCES Conference Center, located at 65 Parrott Rd., Building #10 in West Nyack; Tuesday, May 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Why Go:Barbara Coloroso, a recognized speaker and consultant on bullying and other child-focused topics, will host a session geared toward parents and community members in which she will address the complexities and possible remedies for bullying in our schools and communities.
Pricing: $10 per participant. Barbara Coloroso’s book, The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander, will be available for purchase for $13.

“Relay For Life” Fundraising Event
Where/When:Pearl River Central Avenue Field, next to Pearl River Hook and Ladder;
This fundraising event starts Fri. evening, June 17 at 7 p.m. and lasts until
June 18 at 8 a.m.
Why Participate/Contribute?: Because cancer never sleeps. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing overnight event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path.
Pricing: Go to www.relayforlife.org/orangetownny to join the Relay, enroll a team or donate to this worthy cause.

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