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Patch Picks: Jazz Concert; The Nutcracker; Meet the Pinkneys

There is something for everyone to do this week in the Hudson Valley.

Jazz Instrumental Concert. Dec. 10. 7:30 p.m. Sarah Lawrence College students perform an instrumental jazz concert using drums, jazz piano, guitar and horn. Marshall Field Room 1. Call (914) 395-2412 for more information. www.slc.edu. Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville. FREE

Jake Kelston Art/Photo Exhibition. Dec. 9. View the large-scale mounted photos of Vally Cottage resident Jake Kelston at the JCC Rockland in West Nyack through January 2013. Show runs from Dec. 6 to Jan. 2013. Celebrate the opening with a reception on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Kelston has photographed street art through his travels to South America, Central America, India and Southeast Asia. JCC of Rockland, 450 W Nyack Rd, West Nyack. FREE

Meet the Pinkneys: A Family Tradition in Pictures and Words. Dec. 12. 1:30 p.m. Get the inside scoop from the hyper-talented Pinkneys -- award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney and author Gloria Jean Pinkney -- who discuss how they nurtured the artistic impulse in their son, Brian Pinkney, a children’s book author and editor. Jerry Pinkney will read from his latest book, Puss in Boots, and sign booksFREE with Museum admission (adult $5, Seniors $3). 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers. $5.

The Westchester Ballet Company Presents: The Nutcracker 12/14-12/16. Dec. 8. 10 a.m. Take the family to The Westchester Ballet Company's performance of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea. With classic music that helps define the holiday season, the ballet will delight all who see it. Advance purchased tickets ONLY $20 for adults, $14 for children (ages 2-10) and seniors (ages 60 and up). All tickets $25 day of the performance. Group rates as low as $12. Click on Performances and Tickets for more details. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, White Plains.

Model Train Show. Dec. 15. 10 a.m. Adults and children alike with delight at the model train show at the Brewster Elks Lodge. Adults enter for $5, Children $2. For information call Lodge 845-279-9888 or Andrew Chastant 914-906-5930. Brewster Elks Lodge 2101, 1430 Route 22, Brewster. $5.

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