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The Mayan Calendar Ends, the Paramount Opens and Santa Comes to Montrose

A roundup of events this weekend in the Peekskill/Cortlandt area.

Here is a list of events this weekend. If you see something that should be added, email me at rasheed.oluwa@patch.com or include it in the comments section.

Solstice/Mayan Celebration at the Blue Mountain Reservation
When/Where:Trail Lodge at Blue Mountain Reservation, 111 Welcher Ave. in  Peekskill, Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
Why Go: The trail Lodge at Blue Mountain Reservation is hosting a winter solstice celebration to mark the end of  Mayan calendar on Friday at 7 p.m. Attendees will celebrate the rebirth of consciousness and respect for mother earth, drum, eat together, share visions for a new world and listen to wisdom from all ages. Contact Cameron Kelly at (914) 589-6744 or camero­nkdance@­aol.­com for more information.
Pricing: Free


When/Where: Paramount Center for The Arts, 1008 Brown St. in  Peekskill, Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m.
Why Go: The Paramount is opening their doors and lighting the Marque to celebrate the Holidays on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2:00 and 6:00 pm,  and on Sunday, Dec. 23,  at 6 pm, to present “Yes, Virginia the Musical,”  joyful holiday entertainment for the entire family . Co- produced by Antonia Arts from Peekskill and Rising Stars from Yonkers.
Pricing:  $22 for adults, $12 for  students/seniors $12. Paramount membership card holders pay $18 for adult tickets and $8 for seniors. Groups of 10 adults  pay $150  and  groups of 10 Seniors pay  $100.

Andrea Elam & Synapses Dance Ensemble to Perform at EMBARK
When/Where:Energy Movement Center, 925 South St. in  Peekskill, Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.
Why Go: Embark is hosting Artist/Board Member Andrea Elam and Synapses Dance Ensemble as they present excerpts of A Snowy Night in Peekskill at 3 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy holiday food, favors, great music and dancing!  The suggested donation will benefit Fred’s Pantry.  Please RSVP by contacting Elam at  aelam@hotmail.com or (914) 393-5751.
Pricing: Free

Local Fire Departments to Hold Santa Run Sunday
When/Where: Various locations in the Montrose Fire District (Check here for routes), Sunday, Dec. 23, beginning at 1 p.m.
Why Go: Cortlandt Engine Company No. 1 and the Montrose Fire Department postponed there annual holiday visit from Sunday, Dec. 16 to Sunday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. Firefighters will stop at various locations throughout the Montrose Fire District distributing candy canes and coloring books to the children of the community. Check here for routes. Call (914) 737-8919 for more information.
Pricing: Free

ED HICKEY December 21, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Wishing everyone a Happy and peaceful Holiday season! Would also like to thank the Patch and all of it's staff for a job well done in offering communities top quality reporting of news and the opportunity for forum commentary and dialog. Peace, love, health, and happiness wished for all .... (don't forget to consider the show at the Paramount!!)

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