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You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
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Lincoln Avenue Mother’s Day Plant Sale
When/Where: Friday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
Why Go: Parents and students are welcome. Children have the opportunity to pick out a Mother’s Day gift. Flowers home grown at Van Houten Farms.
Cost/Contact: Flats cost $18. Broken up into smaller packs of six or three for between $2 and $5. Hanging plants cost $20, with 4 ½ inch potted plants available for $5. For more information, contact Nancy O’neill at (845) 920-8199 or email@example.com.
Franklin Ave. Playground Committee Spring Plant Sale
When/Where: Thursday, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Franklin Ave. Elementary School.
Why Go: Parents and children can check out the annual plant sale, this year helping to raise funds for the Franklin Ave. Playground Committee. Repotting will also be available. Rain or shine.
Cost/Contact: Items include flats ($14), 4-inch pots ($4), hanging baskets ($20 and up) and patio pots ($20 and up). For more information, contact Geraldine Collins at (703) 447-4132.
Evans Park PTA Sidewalk Plant Sale
When/Where: Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Evans Park Elementary School.
Why Go: Open to the pubic, this sale includes plants, hanging baskets, flats and herbs. Shop for mom or for yourself and support the Evans Park PTA and school programs. All plants are from Van Houten Farms.
Cost/Contact: Items include Hanging flower baskets ($20 to $25), flats of herbs and annuals ($25), 4 ½-inch pots of flowers or herbs ($5), 2-pack of flowers ($2), 6-pack of flowers ($5). With questions, email Mary Magrino at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine Reddy at email@example.com.
When/Where: from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday May 12
Why Go: Nanuet Boy Scout Troop 33 is holding its 6th Annual Garage Sale. All proceeds from this fundraiser will help support troop activities. Sale will be held rain or shine. Snacks will be sold. Furniture, lamps, weight bench, toys, clothes etc... If someone has big stuff that needs pick up let them know but if it’s small, you can drop it off at the Middle School by 8 a.m. on Saturday or it can be given to one of the troop members to hold until Saturday as well.
Mother’s Day Craft
When/Where: from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12
Why Go: AC Moore has a 'Buy & Decorate activity this Saturday as part of month-long Mother’s day craft projects. This Saturday, if you buy a T-Shirt, you can decorate it for free with Simple Spray Party Pack Fabric Paint. There are also 220 kids craft projects for only $1.
Cost/Contact: T-Shirts are on sale 3 for $10 /
When/Where: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 am - 2pm/507 N Broadway, Nyack
Why Go: Perennials and shrubs from members’ gardens will be for sale including natives such as columbine, rudbeckia, meadow rue, and Joe-Pye weed.
Cost/Contact: Free/see website
When/Where: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:00 pm/93 Main St, Tappan
Why Go: For girls ages 4 to 8; dress up for pink stories, activities and a tea party with as many pink cupcakes as you can eat. Prizes for the most original hats.
First Annual Clarkstown Cup
When/Where: Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m.- 8 p.m./Clarkstown High School South, 31 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: The Clarkstown Central Athletic Foundation (CCAF) presents the First Annual Clarkstown Cup. Games include lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis and an elemenary school field day competition and staff versus student soccer game. Concession stand will be open and there will be raffles
Second Annual Ken Zebrowski Memorial Walk to Support Hepatitis C Research
When/Where: Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m./6 Gilchrest Rd, Congers
Why Go: The walk takes place at Congers Lake Memorial Park - Rain or Shine.
Cost/Contact: $20 for individuals & $30 for families/ http://www.kenzebrowskimemorialfund.org