.Jan. 1. All day. Submit a play to be judged by a panel of performing arts professionals. Those accepted will have a workshop-style showcase of two performances at the Edward Hopper House Art Center. Plays can address any topic or theme but must meet the criteria and follow instructions listed in the guidelines. Playwrights at all stages of development welcomed, both professionals and pre-professionals. Submissions deadline is Monday, March 12. $20. Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 N. Broadway, Nyack.
. Jan. 2. 9 p.m. Get it all out at Lucy's Lounge. Free. Lucy's Lounge, 446 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville.
. Jan. 6. 11 a.m. Explore the raw food and co-op lifestyle with a guided tour of Raw Life Food Co-op, a member-owned and operated store. Guides are usually avalaible Friday at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. For any other time or day, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. 913 South St., Peekskill.
. Jan. 6. 4 p.m. Emmett's Castle thanks teachers and administrators with a free buffet and special drink prices every Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Free. , 285 Blue Hill Rd., Pearl River.
. Jan. 6. 5 p.m. Irvington resident and "Beling Elmo" producer Corinne LaPook is joined by the film's director at the Irvington Town Hall Theater for a special screening of the behind-the-sceens look at what it takes to be one of the world's most beloved characters. Irvington will celebrate the iconic figure by turning the town green, red. Events and discounts are scheduled. Free. Village of Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington.
Jan. 7. 8 a.m. Applebee's in Brewster hosts “Dining to Donate,” a fund-raiser to benefit the Brewster Fire Department Explorers, the youngest volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel. $6. , 115 Independent Way, Brewster.
. Jan. 7. 11 a.m. Founding band member David Weinstone thought "kids need better music" and the children's band was born in 1997. Song styles range from rock to folk to reggae to blues. $18. , 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck.