Five Things You Need to Know Today: Flood Fears, Twain Talks and Starbucks Sweets

A flood watch is in effect for Westchester County, Starbucks is giving away free snacks and a Mark Twain impersonator will appear onstage this Sunday at Westchester Community College.


1. A flood watch is in effect for Westchester County. The National Weather Service has called for one to four inches of rain to fall between today and Friday evening, so make sure your sum pumps are working, place valuables high on basement shelves and clear the catch basin in front of your house of all debris.

2. Starbucks is turning 40, which many of you know means that everyone’s favorite caffeine franchise is hitting the prime of its life, right? In place of opting to hire a baby-sitter for more “me” time or buying a Harley Davidson, Starbucks is instead giving away complimentary Starbucks Petites treats with beverage purchases from March 10-12. Stop into participating stores between 2 – 5 p.m. for a quick snack. Hey, everyone should celebrate a birthday with a sweet treat – even if it is too small to hold 40 candles.

 3. Today, Gymboree Play and Music is holding an afternoon of music, art and play from 2- 5 p.m. Manager Shane Bland, a former cast member of Broadway’s The Lion King, will lead your children in activities such as parachute and bubble time in the PlayGym. Perhaps he’ll even take a few seconds to teach them to work on their roars! Gymboree Play and Music is located on 450 Central Park Ave. Call (914) 472-0192 or email scarsdaleny@gymboreeclasses.com for more information. Admission is free for all children.

 4. Mark Twain once said that the rumors of his death had been greatly exaggerated. Actor John Chappell, a Mark Twain impersonator who will be performing onstage this Sunday at Westchester Community College, would certainly agree with that sentiment – after all, Chappell brings Twain back to life with every performance in which he emulates the satirist’s stinging wit. Find out more details about Chappell’s upcoming show, along with other fun weekend activity suggestions, in our Get Out! Planner— it runs live on Scarsdale Patch every Thursday at 10 a.m.!

5. The Scarsdale Senior Lecture Series will be presenting a video on the history of Gothic Art in Germany. Professor William Kloss, an art historian from the Smithsonian Institute, will present the video and lead a discussion following the viewing. And who says learning needs to stop once you leave the classroom? Participants will be given a take-home study guide so they can brush up on their facts long after they’ve left the lecture. The Senior Lecture Series is held at the Girl Scout House on 31 Wayside Lane. Call (914) 722-1160 for more information.

Jack Miller March 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM
The Starbucks petite giveaway today reminds me of Ben and Jerry’s free ice cream day! I have plotted my course, and there are 21 stores all within striking distance from Scarsdale: Downtown Scarsdale
51 East Parkway
Scarsdale, NY 10583 Scarsdale/Midway
975B Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY Hartsdale Train Station
223 E Hartsdale Ave
Hartsdale, NY Yonkers
2458 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710 Vernon Hills
684 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583 Ardsley
716-718 Saw Mill Road
Ardsley, NY 105020625 Dobbs Ferry, NY
45 Stanley Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 White Plains Renaissance Plaza
200 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601 Wykagyl
1278-80 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804 The Westchester Mall
125 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601 Tuckahoe Train Station
1 Depot Square
Tuckahoe, NY 10707 NY Ardsley Travel Plaza
mile post 6N NY Bronxville
29 Park Place
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-771-9103 Mamaroneck
1030 West Boston Post Rd
Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Larchmont
1929 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538 Yonkers, Bronx River Road
841-851 Bronx River Road
Yonkers, Stop & Shop-New Rochelle #529
2425 Palmer Ave
New Rochelle SUNY-Purchase-Fort Awesome
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase Rye
51 Purchase Street
Rye, NY 10580 Rye Brook
118 S. Ridge Street
Port Chester, NY Target Mt Vernon T-1887
600 Garden Ave
Mount Vernon, NY Good Luck to you all!!!!


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