Five Things You Need to Know Today: Crafts on Display, Raiders Football to Play New Rochelle and A Blind Sommelier

Sip wine for a cause, cheer on the Raiders as they play New Rochelle and admire handmade goods at the Westchester Fine Craft Show this weekend.

1. It's a common belief that when one sense fails, the others are heightened. Blind Sommelier Amy Dixon will showcase her own exceptional palate when she presents a  this Sunday to benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an organization that trains service dogs for the visually impaired. In addition to sipping different vintages, participants will also get to observe demonstrations by the organization's guide dogs -- including Elvis, Dixon's own canine. This event is sponsored by  in Scarsdale and will take place this Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m. All tickets to the event include the facility tour, demonstrations, and wine tasting. Ticket prices start at $100 per guest and include a take-home guide to wine selections.

2.  at 7:30 p.m. unless inclement weather causes the game to be rescheduled. Stop by McKenna Field this evening to support your favorite athletes -- and maybe to take them out afterwards for a post-game pizza. 

3. If you didn't catch yesterday's article on , then you should know that both today and tomorrow, the Scarsdale Striders -- a group of cancer awareness advocates led by team leader Sheryl Braun --  at sweet shop  both today and tomorrow to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 16. Swing by the store for a sweet treat that's also a feel-good indulgence. (When it's for charity, calories don't count!) All Good Things is located on 1074 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale. For more information, call (914) 725-5932.

4. 100 of America's finest craft artists will be displaying their wares at the this weekend. Admire delicate beaded jewelry, finely knit garments and glazed pottery bowls at the on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for senior citizens. 

5.  Early Childhood Center (WRT ECC) will host a free program this morning to give moms, dads and caregivers a safe space for their tots to play with peers… and a much-needed break, too. This drop-in program will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Registration is not required. All sessions take place at Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center’s Library at 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale. For more information call the Early Childhood Center office at (914) 723-7727, visit the WRT's website or email questions to Anna Stampfli at anna@joshstampfli.com.


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