BEDFORD, N.Y. – Here's a look at the events happening around Bedford this week, including government meetings and community happenings. See our events listings for more.
Monday. Oct. 8
Town Offices Closed For Columbus Day.
School Closed for Columbus Day.
An Evening With Ruchira Gupta, founder and president of Apne Aap Worldwide: 7:30 p.m. Gupta will share her story, from filming her Emmy Award-winning documentary to founding Apne Aap, a non-profit that works to end sex trafficking in India. Gupta was featured in the documentary "Half the Sky" by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof. A Q&A and wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah.
Pumpkin Picking at Muscoot Farm: Noon to 3 p.m. Muscoot Farm's pumpkin-picking event continue today to benefit the Friends of Muscoot Farm, an organization that supports the care of the farm’s animals, its education programs for children and the preservation of its historic buildings. Admission is free and hay rides are $2 per person. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Planning Board meeting: 8 p.m. Bedford Town House, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills.
Congressional District 18 Candidate Forum: 7 to 9 p.m. The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will host a Congressional District 18 candidate forum with special guests Nan Hayworth and Sean Patrick Maloney. Call (212) 361-6350 for more information. Bedford Historical Society's Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Road, Bedford.
Write a Winning College Essay: Strategies for Success: 7 to 8:30 p.m. College consultant Dr. Gay S. Pepper presents this program in which students will learn about the three key steps in the essay writing process. RSVP by calling (914) 232-3508. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah.
Board of Education meeting: 8 p.m. Fox Lane Middle School, 632 S. Bedford Road, Bedford.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Bedford Audubon Lecture "Causes and Impacts of Climate Change: What Should We Do?": 7:30 p.m. Join Dr. William Schlesinger, president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, for a lecture to review the science behind climate change. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. Katonah Memorial House, 71 Bedford Road, Katonah.
Blue Mountain Housing meeting: 9 a.m. 425 Cherry St., Bedford Hills.
Town Board Work Session: 7:30 p.m. The 2013 budget will be discussed. Bedford Town House, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills.
Recreation & Parks Advisory Committee meeting: 8 p.m. 425 Cherry St., Bedford Hills.
Bedford Chamber Concerts: 8 p.m. Bedford Chamber Concerts launches its 2012-2013 season with an all Bach program featuring guest flutist Mimi Stillman. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (914) 522-5150. St. Matthew's Church, 382 Cantitoe St., Bedford.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Conservation Board meeting: 7:30 p.m. Bedford Hills Community House, 74 Main St., Bedford Hills.
FLMSA meeting: 9:30 a.m. Fox Lane Middle School, 632 S Bedford Road, Bedford.