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New Rochelle's Activity Packed Weekend

From drug drop-off to Thomas Paine, with dogs thrown into the mix, New Rochelleans have activities to choose from this weekend—starting tonight.

One of the things about living in New Rochelle is that sometimes there is too much to do.

This weekend, including tonight, is a prime example of that.

Tonight beginning at 8 p.m. is the New Rochelle Uniformed Fire Fighters Annual Oldies Show at New Rochelle High School. Dennis Nardone, host of Club Dennis on WVOX AM 1460, will serve as master of ceremonies at this free concert, whose lineup of performers includes: TNT Dreaming, Patrick Perrone as Elvis and The Classics, a Top 20 vocal group from the 1960s. Proceeds and donations from the event will go to benefit local organizations including: New Rochelle Sports; Youth Tackle; Little League; New Rochelle Cheerleaders; The Campership Fund; The New Rochelle Youth Bureau and The Children’s Cancer Hospital of Westchester.

On Saturday, as part of Monroe College's Homecoming 2012, there will be The Monroe Mile, a run/walk to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the one-mile run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. The location is Monroe College, 434 Main St.

Also on Saturday, Sound Shore Medical Center is one of the sites around the country for National Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., people can drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Participants can park in Sound Shore Medical Center Visitors’ Lot free of charge for first 20 minutes.

Beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m., the Thomas Paine Cottage grounds will be the site of the annual Colonial Fair. There will be Colonial soldiers, a 19th century school-marm giving and a natural dyes demonstration with a children's hands-on component. There will also be a White Elephant Sale, free blood-pressure screening and demonstrations by both the New Rochelle Fire and Police departments. Karen Hessel will have mockups of the photo book One Day: Photos of Life in New Rochelle, the 10-10-10 Project, and she will be able to take your order on the spot. The New Rochelle Humane Society will be on hand to, hopefully, interest visitors in rescuing a deserving pet and giving it a "forever home." The rain date is Sunday.

Speaking of the New Rochelle Humane Society, Sunday is the annual Hounds on the Sound dog walk-a-thon and festival at Glen Island Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The walk kicks off at 11:30 a.m. This event is rain or shine. There will be vendors and food. Read New Rochelle Patch's story here.

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