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Patch Picks: Wine & Food Weekend; Kay Ryan; The Beach Boys

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

Patch Picks: Wine & Food Weekend; Kay Ryan; The Beach Boys

May 13. 4 p.m. Kay Ryan, Pulitzer Prize winner, 16th Poet Laureate of the USA and MacArthur Genius, reads her work. Kay Ryan has been compared to Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost. About her work, J.D. McClatchy said: “Her poems are compact, exhilarating, strange affairs, like Erik Satie miniatures or Joseph Cornell boxes.” A book signing and cheese and wine reception follow the reading. $10. ,  26 Bedford Rd., Katonah.

May 15. 7:30 p.m. Founding members of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jaradine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks reunite for their 50th Anniversary Tour at the County Center. $59.50. ,  198 Central Ave., White Plains.

May 17-20. All day. 100 restaurants offer up tastings, a burger and beer bash, cooking demonstrations, a winemaker's dinner and more. Free. ,  3 Renaissance Sq., White Plains.

May 19. 12 p.m. Get a ticket every time you purchase ice cream. Longfords will pick 20 contestants for two separate eat-offs: see what you can do with vanilla ice cream in 5 minutes. Winners get a free quart of ice cream every week for one month. Finalists drawn and notified on May 15. Must be less than 16 years old to participate. Free. ,  1941 Palmer Ave., Larchmont.

May 19. 1 p.m. Oh, yes, she's back. Snooki has a new book, "Gorilla Beach," and you won't want to miss the mayhem. Must purchase book from Barnes & Noble. No memorabilia allowed. ,  230 Main St., White Plains.

May 13. 1 p.m. Take a Wild Edibles Walk with Paul Tappenden from Suburban Foragers at Cropsey Community Farm! Learn to identify wild, edible and medicinal plants, rediscover lost foods, and learn tips on how to cook and prepare them. All proceeds to benefit Rockland Farm Alliance and our first farm project, Cropsey Community Farm. $10 per person; $5 children under 13. Cropsey Community Farm,  220 S. Little Tor Rd., New City.

  May 15. 12:30 p.m. Participate in an in-depth discussion of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Books will be available at the Circulation Desk. Free. ,  185 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose.

  May 18. 8 p.m. Nashville Public Radio's David Higgs called the bluegrass band, "at the top of its game." "I’d put songs like “River of Pain,” “Try to Be,” “My Shoes Sure Know How to Get Around” and “Give Me Jesus” alongside anything that the genre has ever produced.” $22 in advance; $25 at the door. ,  52 Main St., Hastings on Hudson.

May 15. 7 p.m. Bilingual Play and Poetry Reading in celebration of the culture of Brewster. The works of playwrights and poets such as Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Julio Matas, and others will be read in Spanish and English. Plays and poems are available. Please bring your own Spanish favorite to read, guitar and drum. Free. ,  67 Main St., Brewster.

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