1. Happy Friday the 13th
The myth of Friday the 13th comes from a belief that 13 is an unlucky number and Friday is an unlucky day. The actual origin of the superstition is unclear, although scholars believe it appears to be a tale in Norse mythology. Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility who was banished in shame to a mountaintop and labeled a witch after her people converted to Christianity. Figga was believed to hold a meeting with 11 other witches and the devil (a total of 13) every Friday.
2. Produce Tour at Peekskill Farmer’s Market Saturday
Hudson River HealthCare is hosting two produce tours at the Peekskill Farmer’s Market on Saturday July 14 and Aug. 11. today and on Aug. 16 at 9 and 11 a.m. The tours aim to teach residents how to select produce, use food for good health and eat seasonally. There will be a cooking demonstration as well. Participants will receive a free farmer’s market gift card, compliments of Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill. Healthy Culinary Creations’ Laurie Gershgorn will hold the tours. For more information call 914-261-6179.
The program, Shop Smart – Eat Well, is brought to you by Project HOPE, a faith based health promotion project lead by Hudson River HealthCare in partnership with Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill, Inc. (CHOP) & Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, with funding provided by the Westchester Community Foundation.
3. Hendrick Hudson Library Teen Book Club
The book club will read The Demon King, a Seven Realms Novel and hold a book club about the book on Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Register beginning July 19 and pick up your free copy - call 914-739-5654
From the library: Fans of magic, danger, and high fantasy will find a complex and involving world in this first book of a trilogy called by VOYA Magazine, "a virtually flawless work."
The mountain city of Fellsmarch is home to both Han 'Cuffs' Alister and Raisa ana'Helena, but they might as well be worlds apart. Chima explores the lives of two young adults, one at the top of the world and the other at the bottom, struggling to find their place and protect those they love.
Don’t miss the Ladies Auxiliary of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society’s Italian American Idol contest at 6 p.m. at the Italian Feast in Verplanck.
5. Weekend Weather
The National Weather Service forecast:
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 92.
Saturday and Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., high near 88. Storms could continue into the night, with a low around 65.