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Clarkstown South Football Versus Fox Lane and Adopt-A-Platoon
When/Where: Saturday, October 1 at 3 p.m. at Clarkstown South High School, West Nyack
Why Go: Support the troops at The Adopt-A-Platoon program at the Clarkstown South Vikings versus Fox Lane varsity football game. Requested items for donation include individually packaged snacks, toiletries, playing cards, paperback books, coffee, lemonade and cup-a-soup. All donations will be delivered to West Nyack Post Office where they will be boxed and sent overseas. Players and cheerleaders are asked to submit pictures and personal or team letters to include in the packages. The South Cheer Team will join the New City Rams Cheer team. Freshman football and the New City Rams players will collect donations.
Cost/Contact: Admission to the football game is email@example.com
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
When/Where: Saturday, October 1 registration at 12 p.m.; small dog judging at 1 p.m.; medium and large dog judging at 2 p.m.; police K-9 demonstration at 3 p.m./Congers Veterans Memorial Association Field, 46 Sherman Ave, Congers
Why Go: Responsible Dog Ownership Day will feature Dog Contests for best trick, best tail-wagger, best pure breed and best mixed breed, raffle, displays, and dog trainer exhibits. The Clarkstown Police Department’s K-9 team will give obedience demonstrations at 3 p.m. Bring bowls, water and chairs. Admission to attend the event is $1. Entry into one of the Dog Contests is $5. All proceeds from the event to benefit the Congers Veterans Memorial Association. Event sponsored by Rockland County Kennel Club and Veterans’ Memorial Association of Congers. Clarkstown Town Clerk Justin Sweet will also be holding a Town Clerk’s Mobile Office at the event.
Cost/Contact: $1 admission to program, $5 entry for dog contest/Pat Coleman at 845-721-1583.
Why Go: The 5th Annual Pearl River Day will feature lots of great shopping with vendors and local merchants, great food and drinks from Pearl River-based restaurants, bars and food vendors and a wonderful array of activities for the entire family. Don't miss the Pearl River Idol singing competition!
When/Where: Saturday, October 1 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m./Anderson Field in Pearl River
Why Go: All proceeds will go to benefit a local child in need. This third annual fundraising event is in honor of Allison Florio. Fun for all ages with food, games, entertainment and raffles.
Cost/Contact: $30 for adults; $10 for children ages 10 and under/845-398-3726 for information.
When/ Where: Sunday, October 2 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Why Go: Step inside the historic 1832 Jacob Blauvelt farmhouse and learn about life in 19th century Rockland County from costumed docents demonstrating chores and 19th Century farm life. Children can write with a quill pen, make a stencil and more. Experience a Drummers’ Summit from 1 pm. to 2:30 p.m. including demonstrations of rhythms and related dance forms across three Rockland-based ethnic traditions: West African (Ghanaian), Haitian, and Puerto Rican. Invited musicians include NEA National Heritage Award-winning Haitian drummer Frisner Augustin and members of La Troupe Makandal; Ghanaian drummer Jerry Dzokoto’s students, Christian Kutte and Morgan Greenstreet from Suffern’s Chiku Awali African Dance and Drum Company; and Puerto Rican conguero Danny Del Valle of the Rockland-based folk ensemble Brisa Tropical.
Cost/Contact: Entry fees $7 for adults and $3 for children/Parking is free/Call 845-634-9629