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When/Where: Friday, March 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m./Albertus Magnus High School, 798 Route 304 in Bardonia
Why Go: The event is open to all high school students and proceeds benefit United Hospice of Rockland. Last year’s event drew over 300 students from 16 area high schools and raised more than $11,000. Teens raise money by asking friends, family and neighbors to support them as they dance to raise funds for UHR.
Prizes will be awarded to students who raise the most in sponsorships. There will be a DJ, raffle, t-shirts for all and complimentary food and beverages. In addition all participants earn community service hours.
This year, raffle prizes include: a Carvel gift card, Starbucks basket, Cookie Girl basket, Yogurt Sensations gift cards, Rockland Boulders tickets, Glaze gift certificate, and 16 Handles gift certificate.
Cost/Contact: A minimum of $25 in sponsorships is requested. /www.hospiceofrockland.org
Clarkstown Education Foundation's Annual Chili Festival
When/Where: Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m./Felix Festa Middle School, 30 Parrott Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: The Clarkstown Education Foundation's Annual Chili Festival will feature an appearance by the Boulders Bird and raffles for technology items. The president of the Clarkstown Education Foundation will match every dollar raised at the event.
Cost/Contact: Admission is $5 for children, $10 adults and $25 for families/
Nanuet High School POPS Concert
When/Where: Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m./
Why Go: Come out to hear some great music and support these students who prepared for this one fun night.
Cost/Contact: Free /845-627-9800
When/Where: Friday, March 30 at 7:30 pm/Nyack Public Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack
Why Go: Take the kids to the library’s old-timey Carnegie Room for an introduction to classical music.
Cost/Contact: $25 for adults/$5 for email@example.com
When/Where: Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m./Leaves from The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Rd, New City
Why Go: The Historical Society of Rockland County continues its popular bus outings with a daytrip to tour The American Museum of Natural History.
A.C. Moore Celebrates National Craft Month
When/Where: Saturday, March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m./A.C. Moore, Nanuet
Why Go: Buy and decorate your own Easter foam Shapes. Both the experienced and novice crafter can participate in this nationally celebrated craft month with free, fun activities offered by all 134 A.C. Moore stores. They are offering free demonstrations and “Make and Take” projects devised for the beginner or experienced crafter throughout the month. You can enter your chance to win a $500 or $50 gift card to get the supplies you need to get crafting.
Cost/Contact: Free /
Pearl River Easter Egg Hunt
When/Where: Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m./ Central Avenue Field in Pearl River
Why Go: The Pearl River Chamber of Commerce and the Law Offices of Tom Diviny sponsor the annual egg hunt in Pearl River. Be sure to arrive early. The egg hunt is over fast. Bring your own bags or baskets.
Cost/Contact: Event is free. / www.pearlriverny.org.
Find the Bunny
When/Where: Tuesday, April 3 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the children’s room at Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Children in grades two through five will research skills to follow hidden clues to a bunny lost in the children’s room.
Cost/Contact: Free. Registration runs from today through 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Pamela Gunning at (845) 735-4084 ext. 126