An illustration from the book Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds who will read from his book Sat., Apr. 29 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. See listing for details.
An illustration from the book Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds who will read from his book Sat., Apr. 29 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. See listing for details.

Fri., Apr. 21

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains. 11:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.

KICK OFF RECEPTION AT 2016 GREENWICH HOME OF THE YEAR. Sound Beach Partners. 6-8 p.m. Attendees will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, a wine tasting with One Home Wines, craft beers and music as they mingle around the pool and spectacular pool house with gym and yoga studio—the crown jewel of this 14-acre property. $75 includes entry to the weekend home tour (see Apr. 22 listing). Tickets are available at CTLuxuryHomeTour.com.

Sat., Apr. 22

PROJECT FEEDER WATCH. Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. Today, tomorrow, Apr. 29 & 30. 9-11 a.m. Identify and record birds at the feeders with members of the Saw Mill River Audubon. 914/862-5290.

NEW CASTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY. 100 King St., Chappaqua. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Antiques Roadshow regular, Sebastian Clarke, will discuss his experiences on the road in “Tales from the Antiques Roadshow” followed by appraisals by Rago specialists for fine art, jewelry and decorative arts. To make a reservation call 914/238-4666. Walk-ins are welcome.

GREENWICH-DARIEN LUXURY HOME TOUR. Today & tomorrow, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ticketholders will have the opportunity to tour a stunning beach home on Lucas Cove in Old Greenwich, an exquisite 7,000-square-foot stone and clapboard colonial in Riverside and an exquisite 8,500-square-foot shingle style colonial with heated pool and spa and a charming classic colonial, both in Darien. Tickets to view all four homes today and/or tomorrow can be purchased online or by the ParadeCraze App on your smartphone for $20 and for $25 at the door. All visitors will receive a Tour Book and the first 400 visitors will receive a Milan Jute Tote. Net ticket proceeds for the entire weekend will be donated to PSC, Partners Seeking a Cure and the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

FREE GARLIC MUSTARD PULL PARTY, TASTING AND BOOK SIGNING. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 10:30 a.m. Garlic Mustard is one of the earliest invasive weeds of spring but it is also one of the easiest to remove and it’s edible. Join author Tama Matsuoka Wong as she first demonstrates how to identify and remove this herb from our gardens. Next, using a recipe from her book, she will make a delicious pesto sauce for pasta and give everyone a taste. Wear comfortable, outdoor clothes for the garlic mustard pull. Event is free but advance registration is required. RSVP to jayheritagecenter@gmail.com.

ITALIANS AND THE WORLD OF SCIENCE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Toni McKeen will discuss some of the most famous, as well as some lesser known Italians, who have made great contributions to the world of science over the course of history. $25 for non-members. Registration required. 914/771-8700.

EMPIRE STATE INFORMATION SESSION. 210 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale. 11 a.m. Information about the college’s associate and bachelor’s degree programs. For additional information go to www.esc.edu.

VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rtes. 35 & 121S., Cross River. 1 p.m. Visit these important woodland pools with dip nets to discover creatures within. 914/864-7322.

BIRDS OF PREY. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 1-2 p.m. Join James Eyring and learn all about his birds of prey. Meet on the front lawn. 914/864-7282.

Sun., Apr. 23

FREE RABIES CLINIC. Stamen Animal Hospital, 61 Quaker Ridge Rd., New Rochelle. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers; dogs must be on a leash. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. To schedule a required appointment call 914/31-1269.

PITCH IN FOR PARKS. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join this annual spring clean-up for all parks and nature centers. Volunteer for as long as you like. For information and projects call 914/231-4530.

GREENWICH-DARIEN LUXURY HOME TOUR. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Apr. 22 listing.

EARTH FAMILY DAY. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 1-4 p.m. Fun family activities. Special musical performance of “Sounds of the Earth” featuring traditional music from varied world cultures as it relates to the earth, nature and the environment by “Journeys of Sound” at 2 p.m. Free with museum admission----$7 adults, $6 seniors/students; under 5 & members free. No registration required. www.brucemuseum.org.

BENEFICIAL INSECTS. Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial Park, Rte. 35, Somers. 2-3 p.m. Discover insects beneficial to your garden and ways to encourage them to stay. Free. Pre-registration required at 914/864-7264.

Mon., Apr. 24

FOURTH MONDAY BIRD WALK. Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Bring binoculars and join members of Saw Mill River Audubon for a hike through this National Audubon “Important Bird Area.” Meet in parking lot. 914/862-5292.

YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION. Garden of Remembrance, 148 Martine Ave., White Plains. 12 p.m. Event will kick off with the sounding of the shofar and a procession of more than 25 rescued Torahs now housed in Westchester area synagogues. The Torah procession will be followed by a candlelighting ceremony and musical selections by the Westchester Day School choir. A representative from the Westchester Board of Rabbis as well as a cantor from Kol Hazzanim—The Cantors of Westchester—will also take part in the ceremony. Larchmont resident Esther Geizhals, who survived three concentration camps, and County Executive Rob Astorino will address more than 200 children and adults. HHREC Chairperson Valerie Moore O’Keeffe will deliver opening remarks. Closing remarks will be delivered by WJC President Paul B. Warhit. Event is sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center. For additional information go to www.wjcouncil.org or call 914/696-0738.

TOOLS FOR DEALING WITH ANXIETY. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 12-1 p.m. Free. Join Rheba Rosenbluth, MA, CMHC and learn several tools that will help you quickly get through those moments. Guided visualization and writing prompts will be used. Sign up required. 914/644-8844.

LET’S TALK…ENGLISH! White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. Every Monday & Thurs. at 2 p.m. Adult learners who speak English as a second language are invited to practice English in a conversation group with librarian facilitator. Register at the Reference Desk or by phone at 914-422-1480.

SELF-HYPNOSIS SKILLS FOR CANCER PATIENTS. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Learn from Kathleen Conway, APRN, a nurse and cancer counselor who has advanced training in hypnosis and is a clinical member of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Initial consultation required. Register at 203/863-3704.

VIDEO EDITING 101. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 6 p.m. Learn basic videography skills. Attendees will have the chance to edit clips and create his/her own video segment. You will be using the HitFilm Express Application. Equipment is provided. Registration is required. 914/422-1480.

Tues., Apr. 25

BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. Enjoy some window-shopping as you keep in shape during Mall Walks at The Westchester in White Plains. The program offers indoor health walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 to 10 a.m. throughout the year. A special guest speaker is presented on the first Friday of each month providing information on health issues, safety and nutrition. The talk takes place at 9 a.m.at the Level One Nordstrom’s E-bar seating area. Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the mall walk program. To join, sign up at the horse fountain plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 914/231-4645; www.westchestergov.com/mall-walking.

COPING SKILLS WORKSHOP SERIES FOR ANYONE WITH CANCER. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. Today & May 2. 9:30-11 a.m. Workshop will address the emotional experience of living with cancer and ways to effectively manage intense feelings, enhance communication and learn coping techniques to decrease anxiety. Attendance at each weekly session is strongly encouraged. RSVP required. 914/644-8844.

ADAPTIVE USE & REUSE: FINDING OPPORTUNITY IN THE CHANGING REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE. C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hear from leading developers how they transform underutilized office parks, vacant factories and industrial sites and historic buildings to adapt to the changing demographics of the region. Learn about current adaptive use and reuse developments across three counties, from the Bronx to Westchester and Fairfield. Buffet lunch to be served. Moderator will be Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson. Panelists: Bruce M Berg, Peters S. Duncan, Patricia Simone, Paul H. Teti and Andrew V. Tung. $25 online; $40 at the door. Register at wbp.formstack.com/forms/real_estate_2017_register.

LYMPHE-WHAT? Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. With Nancy Everett, PT/CLT (Certified Lymphedema Therapist) Senior Physical Therapist, Karen Harriott (PT/CLT Senior Physical Therapist, Christine Kho DPT/CLT Senior Physical Therapist, Suzanne Palmer DPT/CLT Senior Physical Therapist New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center. In this workshop you will explore why Lymphedema is, as well as knowing what signs to look for, what treatment is available and learn strategies to prevent and manage the condition. Sign up required. 914/644-8844.

Wed., Apr. 26

ITSY BITSY PLAYGROUP. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Today, May 3, 10, 17 & 24. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Led by an early childhood and music specialist, this drop-in playgroup provides moms and their babies under 24 months old the opportunity to bond during music time, gross motor play and more. 203/622-8121; www.templesholom.com.

INTRO TO 3D PRINTING & DESIGN. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 11 a.m. Come and learn about 3D printing and Computer-aided design (CAD) with a free computer application. Participants will have the chance to design an original object and print it out in physical form, to be collected at a later date. 914/422-1480.

CHAPTER 2: FOR EMPTY NESTERS. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. After the last child leaves for college, mothers often find themselves with a unique opportunity to reinvent themselves, but it is not always so simple. It can be challenging to find other ways to occupy newly free time. And it’s sometimes difficult to reconnect with their spouse, let alone develop a new kind of relationship with their child. But perhaps what is most problematic is the lack of sympathy from people who believe parents should be happy when their children leave home. Facilitated by Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW. 203/622-1881; www.jfsgreenwich.org.

POSITIONING YOUR BUSINESS FOR GREATER MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS. SCORE Westchester, 120 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains. 1-3 p.m. Workshop led by Dena A. Domenicali, SCORE Mentor and Marketing Professional. In this workshop understand how to define your product/service to create the most opportunity for success. Using a rigorous, proven process, you will learn how to conduct an evaluation of your business’ optimal target, identify the attributes of your product/service that best serve that market and develop a “unique selling proposition” for your business to give you a competitive advantage. Register at www.scorewestchester.com.

RAPID RELIEF FROM FEAR, ANGER, WORRY, NEGATIVITY AND STRESS. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 2-4 p.m. Free. With Scott Weiner, PhD, Certified Hypnotist learn easy 1-minute self-help techniques to let go of your stressful thoughts, relax rapidly and proactively prevent stress. Workshop includes guided imagery. Sign up required. 914/644-8844.

ONLINE CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Wednesdays 4-5 p.m. Share feelings, concerns and, in some cases, frustrations with this role is a key component to effectively coping and managing caring for a loved one. All you need is a computer with Internet access. Facilitated by Lisa Smith, LCSW. 203/622-1881.

AFTER-THE-DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Facilitated by Barbara Lehrman, LCSW. Group will provide a confidential space to reflect on the life you are living and the life you would like to live. It will be an opportunity to grow, develop and learn from others. 203/622-1881; www.jfsgreenwich.org.

HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS PROFITABLY AND FINANCING SOLUTIONS FOR A GROWING BUSINESS. TD Bank, 193 Main St., Mt. Kisco. 6-8 p.m. Free. Hosted by SCORE Westchester. Discussion of four essential components of business growth—marketing your business, managing time, people and resources; understanding and managing your financials and financing solutions. Workshop will be led by Natasha Roukos, co-chair of SCORE Westchester and Michael Spencer, VP of Commercial Lending at TD Bank. Buffet dinner will be served. Register at www.scorewestchester.com.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF AN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACT. Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers. 6-8 p.m. Hosted by SCORE Westchester. Free. As a business owner you want to make sure that you’re enhancing your business as well as protecting it. In this workshop led by Richard St. Paul, Principal, Law Office of St. Paul, Esq., PLLC, learn to use contracts to enhance your business, put together a partnership agreement and protect your business. Public parking is available; a $5 parking allowance will be distributed at the workshop. Refreshments will be served. Register at www.scorewestchester.com.

INTRO TO MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCS). White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 7:30 p.m. Many institutions throughout the world offer online courses for free. Anyone with an internet connection and a will to learn can access these great courses from excellent universities. Find out where to find these courses and how technology can change the way we learn. 914/422-1480.

Thurs., Apr. 27

3D ARCHERY COURSE. Blue Mountain Sportsman Center, 183 Watch Hill Rd., Cortlandt Manor. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and federal holidays that fall on Mon., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The 3-D archery course is a walking path through the woods with 14 shooting stations and targets along the way. No children under 12 are permitted, and children 12 & over must have proof of age. No dogs allowed. Fees: $12 per round with County Park Pass; $15 per round without pass. www.westchestergov.com/parks or 914/862-5280.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. An ongoing weekly support group for those who have lost a loved one within the past year. 203/622-1881.

LIVING WELL IN LATER LIFE SUPPORT GROUP. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Thursdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m. A group for individuals who would like the opportunity to talk with peers about the opportunities and challenges they face at this stage of life. Topics will include, but are not limited to: maintaining and managing health, managing independence with family members including adult children; continuing to be involved in meaningful activity and coping with mourning and loss. 203/622-1881.

CPW ALEX & ANI SHOPPING EVENT. 52 Purchase St., Rye. 4-6 p.m. Fundraising event for Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. 914/937-3800; cpwestchester.org.

LIFE INTERRUPTED: SURVIVORSHIP AND THE ROAD AHEAD. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. With Aubri Veneruso, PA, Survivorship Program, New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Center. Educational session on cancer survivorship. Learn how to deal with many of the common issues that arise after the end of active treatment so you can live the fullest life possible. Sign up required. 914/644-8844.

STEPINAC HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES RECEPTION. Fenway Golf Club, 384 Old Mamaroneck Rd., White Plains. 6:30-9:30 p.m. White Plains Hospital will be honored by Archbishop Stepinac High School’s Board of Trustees with the Corporate Citizens Award. Other honorees are William J. Kolman (Distinguished Alumnus Award), Rev. Thomas Collins (Student Enrichment Award) and James Scully (Partner in Education Award). For additional information call 914/946-4800 ext. 245.

CAMPFIRE TO CABARET. Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 8 p.m. Tony-Award winning actress Joanna Gleason will lead a group of students from Purchase College’s Conservatories in an evening of storytelling, drawing out personal narratives via a mix of intimate discussion, interactive demonstration and hands-on exercises. For the audience, it will be a rare opportunity to observe the creative process first-hand. $42.50; $38.50 for seniors. www.artscenter.org.

Fri., Apr. 28

BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. Enjoy some window-shopping as you keep in shape during Mall Walks at The Westchester in White Plains. The program offers indoor health walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 to 10 a.m. throughout the year. A special guest speaker is presented on the first Friday of each month providing information on health issues, safety and nutrition. The talk takes place at 9 a.m.at the Level One Nordstrom’s E-bar seating area. Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the mall walk program. To join, sign up at the horse fountain plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 914/231-4645; www.westchestergov.com/mall-walking.

PIECES OF HOPE EVENT & 5TH ANNUAL “AUTISM AWARENESS” WALK. CP/W United Preschool Campus, 456 North St., White Plains. 10:30 a.m. Event benefits Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. 914/937-3800 ext. 215; www.cpwestchester.org.

ARBOR DAY. Scarsdale Woman’s Club, Rowsley Estate, 37 Drake Rd., Scarsdale. 1 p.m. Rain or shine. Free. Certified ISA arborist Mike McGowan of Bartlett Tree Experts will have a crew on site demonstrating the latest, science-based approaches to improving growing conditions for the specimen trees on the Club’s two acres. Guests are invited to bring their questions and binoculars, have some lemonade and cookies and sign up for a complimentary tree inspection by a Bartlett arborist at their own home. If strong winds or heavy rain make it dangerous for the crew to work in the trees, guests will be invited into the clubhouse where McGowan will talk about common practices that threaten tree health, the latest in hazard tree inspection and proper water-saving techniques. www.scarsdalewoman’sclub.org.

FREE TALK ON AGING-IN-PLACE: MAKE YOUR HOME FIT YOU—EVERYDAY ERGONOMICS. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. E., Armonk. 3 p.m. This interactive talk from In Place ReDesign Architecture will discuss ways to: make standard sizes work for you, customize a kitchen for all members of the family, design bathrooms to increase both safety and comfort, figure out the best ways to make tables and counters neither too high nor too low, but just right, determine accurate matches between body types and various home fixtures, know which types of chairs best suit a range of people, set up a home office to make you more comfortable and prevent injuries and create the right balance of lighting in your home, especially for task rooms such as the kitchen and bath. Speakers: Catherine Martone, the principal of In Place ReDesign Architecture, a licensed architect and AARP certified aging-in-place specialist and David Hallerman, a partner at In Place ReDesign Architecture who has been professionally involved with technology and its numerous applications for individuals and in the home for over 30 years. www.northcastlelibrary.org.

Sat., Apr. 29

2ND ANNUAL MUTTS ON THE MOUNTAIN RACE. Blue Mountain Reservation, 435 Welcher Ave., Peekskill. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Dog lovers are encouraged to sign up for the 5K Trail Race of Lazy Dog 1M Fun Run hosted by the Westchester Parks Foundation. $50 for each human-canine entry in the 5K Trail Race and $25 for each pair in the Lazy Dog 1M Fun Run. All registrants get a dri-fit custom Mutts on the Mountain t-shirt and all canine participants get a custom “Mutts” on the Mountain bandanna. Spectators attend free of charge. The Village at Mutts, nearby the start and finish lines, will feature a doggie exercise area, food and drinks to purchase for humans, canines and vendors. To register call 914/231-4600 or go to thewpf.org/event/mutts2017.

PROJECT FEEDER WATCH. Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. Today & tomorrow, 9-11 a.m. Identify and record birds at the feeders with members of the Saw Mill River Audubon. 914/862-5290.

40TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH FAIR. Thomas H. Slater Center, 2 Fisher Ct., White Plains. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to all and open to the public. Hosted by White Plains Hospital. Adults of all ages will find a range of free health screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, foot care, breastfeeding, asthma, allergy and mental health. Lab testing will be available for cholesterol and sickle cell disease and medical experts will be on hand, along with Spanish and French Creole-speaking support staff to provide disease education and answer health-related questions. For those identified in need, mammograms will be provided at no charge. 914/681-2628; 914/289-0500, 914/948-2875 or 914/948-6211.

FROM THE STREETS TO BLOOMINGDALE’S. Bloomingdale’s White Plains. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A shopping day to benefit ArtsWestchester’s Arts in Education Program. Come for a day of urban fashion and music. ArtsWestchester will host hip-hop dance performances and a pop-up shop of hand-embellished t-shirts inspired by the exhibition. A portion of sales from the event will benefit ArtsWestchester’s arts-in-education programs which provide students in underserved communities with arts experiences. www.artswestchester.org.

SCIENCE BARGE OPENING DAY. 99 Dock St., Yonkers. 12 p.m. Free and open to all ages. The Science Barge is open to the public every weekend from 12-6 p.m. until November, offering children’s activities and free tours of the new, interactive climate change exhibits, hydroponic greenhouse and energy systems. For additional information call 914/375-2151 or go to groundworkhv.org.

“HAPPY DREAMER.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 1 p.m. Enjoy a reading of his new book by Peter H. Reynolds and get an inside look at the process of illustrating a children’s book and have fun drawing along. $13 for non-members; $7.50 children 13 & under. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

SPRING WILDFLOWERS. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rtes. 35 & 121 S., Cross River. 1 p.m. A search for the first blooms of spring. 914/864-7322.9

SPRING HIKE. Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, N. White Plains. 1-2 p.m. Enjoy a spring hike around the preserve. 914/428-1005.

VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT: CLEARING THE STONE WALLS. Marshlands Conservancy, Rte. 1, Rye. 1-2:30 p.m. Bring work gloves; hand tools provided. 914/835-4466.

UKRAINIAN SPRING TRADITIONS. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Free prysanky or egg decorating workshop. Decorate your own wooden egg in this hands-on workshop. Also features a Ukrainian Village Voices performance. 914/738-2525.

Sun., Apr. 30

APRIL CHILD’S STRENGTHENING FAMILIES ONE STEP AT A TIME WALKATHON. Playland Park, Rye. 9 a.m. Fundraising event. The first 200 registrants will receive a complementary tee shirt and goody bag. Kids can try their luck at carnival games to earn prizes and there will be activities and refreshments for all. Walkers can choose a 5K route or a ½ mile stroll. Event raises awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect in Westchester County for April Child’s Abuse Prevention Month. Walkathon will benefit April Child’s programs and services. 914/997-2642.

FAMILY FUN DAY FREE EVENT. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 10 a.m. No tickets required. A fun-filled day of circus arts, dance, music, arts & crafts, healthy snacks, and many other fun and magical surprises. You and your children will enjoy a variety of hands-on arts & crafts activities, including a spring-themed coloring corner, colorful egg shakers, bird feeders, sun-catchers, planting sunflowers and much more! Come for some fun on the stage with Westchester Circus Arts, Y Dance Academy and Starlight Starbright Music. Special Guest: Prepare to be amazed by Kenneth W. Salaz, "The Master of Astonishment"! He will be strolling about, dazzling young and old with his spectacular feats of magic.  Music Together With Starlight Starbright Music, 10-11:15 a.m., Y Dance Academy 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Westchester Circus Arts 12:45-1:45 p.m. plus ongoing events throughout the theater. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

WORLD WAR I TOUR. Merestead Estate, 455 Byram Lake Rd., Mt. Kisco. 1-2:30 p.m. Visit Westchester’s own version of Downton Abbey and learn about the impact of World War I on the Sloane family who lived there. By reservation only to 914/447-7497.

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. Sunshine Children’s Home, 15 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 1-3 p.m. Free. Learn how to have successful communications with the various support professionals in your children’s lives. This interactive workshop will explore how to express what you need so professionals will listen, how to document your communications, how to deal with difficult encounters and the importance of creating an environment where everyone is on the same page, working together to meet your child’s needs. Participants are encouraged to bring their stories, strategies and wishes to achieve positive and productive communications with their child’s team. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is recommended. 914/333-7051 or plisti@sunshinechildrenshome.org.

ENCOUNTERING JESUS: MEETING THE CHRIST OF FAITH AND THE JESUS OF HISTORY. Maryknoll Society Center, 55 Ryder Rd., Ossining. 2:30 p.m. Speaker will be writer and editor, Father James Martin, S.J. Reservations are requested. 914/941-7636 ext. 2445.

5 STEPS TO FIVE FUNDRAISER. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 4:30-6 p.m. Learn more about 5 Steps to Five, the exciting non-for-profit parenting program focusing on early child education. There will be discussion of the critical importance of the first months of a child’s life. The event will combine wine and cheese, a short presentation starting at 5 p.m., a chance to hear from the staff and a Q&A period. 914/708-7863.

Upcoming

Mon., May 1

UNITED WAY OF WESTCHESTER AND PUTNAM NOT-FOR-PROFIT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT. Doubletree Hotel, 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Features breakfast and luncheon keynote speakers, morning and afternoon breakout sessions and a networking reception. Participants will have a choice of 16 breakout sessions with topics ranging from social media strategies and creating a buzz for your non-profit to how to use data and how to build an effective board of directors, among others. Breakfast keynote: Ilsa Flanagan, Director, National Reframing Initiative National Human Services Assembly. Luncheon keynote: David Birdsell, Marxe Dean and Professor at Baruch College’s Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. $35 non-refundable event for a nonprofit’s initial reservation; each additional participant from the same organization is $30. Walk-in registration is $45. 914/997-6700 x706.

For Kids

Thru Sun., June 25

ART GALLERY INSTALLATION: CHRISTOPHER BROWN ILLUSTRATIONS. Westchester Children’s Museum, Playland Park, Rye. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gallery will be filled with fun, funny and smart cartoons featuring the timely work of Westchester-based illustrator, Chris Brown. $7 per person; $6 for seniors and free for children 12 months old and younger. 914/421-5050.

Fri., Apr. 21

MUSEUM AFTER HOURS: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Westchester Children’s Museum, Playland Park, Rye. 5-6:30 p.m. Collaborate and build a sculpture out of recyclable materials and plant seeds in homemade biodegradable planters. $1 off admission ( $7 per person; $6 for seniors) for each family that brings a bag of recyclable materials. 914/421-5050.

Sat., Apr. 22

GOOD DEED OF THE MONTH CLUB. Westchester Children’s Museum, Playland Park, Rye. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. In the Make a Difference with Loukoumi Book Nook come for a kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by an art-educator led good deed project. This program will be held every fourth Saturday of the month. Included with museum admission--$7 per person; $6 for seniors and free for children 12 months old and younger. 914/421-5050.

SPRING FAMILY DAY. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 1-4 p.m. An afternoon of sculpture-making inspired by exhibiting artists Leandro Erlich and Fred Wilson. Explore the latest shows on a family-friendly tour led by the team of museum educators. $10 per child general admission. www.neuberger.org.

Sun., Apr. 23

TROVE @ THE MOVIES: “STORK.” White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. 2 p.m. Free. The animated adventure comedy. Storks have moved from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. 914/422-1476,

“THE LITTLE MERMAID.” Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 2 p.m. In a brand new, original production, The classic tale is brought to the stage by the internationally acclaimed Panto Company USA. With stunning scenery, eye catching costumes, original songs plus up to date chart songs, not forgetting loads of audience participation, this show makes for a thoroughly entertaining family day out. $28. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

SPRINGTIME SCAVENGER HUNT. Marshlands Conservancy, Rte. 1, Rye. 3-3:30 p.m. Kids will explore the sanctuary looking for clues in nature. 914/835-4466.

Tues., Apr. 25

BRUCE BEGINNINGS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11-11:45 a.m.. & 1-1:45 p.m. For ages 2 1/2-5 with an adult. Topic: Crab Creatures. Free with museum admission--$7 adults, $6 seniors/students; under 5 & members free. No registration required. www.brucemuseum.org.

Sat., Apr. 29

“SEUSSICAL.” Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss’s best loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper in which the power of imagination saves the day. For ages 4+. All tickets are $15. 914/698-0098; www.emelin.org.

Sun., Apr. 30

FAMILY GALLERY TOUR. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For ages 6-10 and their families. Free with museum admission--$7 adults, $6 seniors/students; under 5 & members free. No registration required. www.brucemuseum.org.

ART ADVENTURES: IMAGINED STREET SCENES. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 1-3 p.m. A drop in program designed for children ages 4 & up. In this program, participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Free with general admission--$7 adults, $6 seniors/students; under 5 & members free. No registration required. www.brucemuseum.org.

Every Sat. & Sun.

SEE & DO ART ACTIVITIES. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and every Sunday 12-5 p.m. For children of all ages accompanied by an adult. On weekends children can view and discuss works on exhibit with a Learning Center facilitator, then participate in special art activities. Non-member admission: free for children under 12; $5 for adults; $3 for students and ages 60+. www.katonahmuseum.org.

Tuesdays

STORYTIME TUESDAYS. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 1-1:30 p.m. Youngsters and their adults can enjoy stories every week at the farm. 914/864-7282.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

BEREAVEMENT GROUP JUST FOR KIDS. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Designed to provide peer support to children ages 5-12 who have experienced the death of a family member or friend due to cancer. Members of this group will use expressive activities such as art, poetry, games and stories to help them express their feelings and join with others who have had similar experiences. For additional information, call Jen Scully at 914/644-8844.

Wednesdays

TODDLER TALES. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 9:45, 10:15 and in Spanish at 10:45 a.m. Young children enjoy a story, songs, movement and art activity. Admission is $15; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. Free parking. 203/899-0606 or www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

MUSIC TIME. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 1:30-2 p.m. Exploratory musical play time. Sing, dance and play a variety of instruments. For all ages. Free with museum admission: $12; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. 203/899-0606; www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

ZUMBA KIDS, JR. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 2:30-3 p.m. No age limit. Free with museum admission: $12; $10 for seniors 62+ and free for children under 1. 203/899-0606; www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Thursdays

MUSEUM MINIS. Westchester Children’s Museum, Playland Park, Rye. 10:30-11 a.m. Toddlers 18-24 months and parents/caregivers are invited for songs, moving and plenty of fun. Meet up in Toddler Beach for social play, muscle and brain builders, tumbling and jumping, music and instruments, dancing and story time. Group size is limited—first come, first served. Included with Museum admission--$7 per person; $6 for seniors and free for children 12 months old and younger. 914/421-5050.

ART CART. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 2:30-3 p.m. Try out a variety of art materials and techniques while designing a masterpiece of your own. Free with museum admission: $12; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. 203/899-0606; www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

2nd & 4th Thursdays

KIDS’ CANCER CONNECTIONS GROUP. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 6:30-8 p.m. An ongoing peer support group for children ages 5-12 who either have a family member living with cancer or have cancer themselves. 914/644-8844.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

ZELDA THE ZANY OWL. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 12:15-1:15 p.m. For ages 36 months and younger. Learn your ABCs and 123s with the peppy, purple professor. Free with museum admission: $15; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. 203/899-0606; www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Tuesdays & Saturdays

MUTT-I-GREES®. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 10:30-11: a.m. Ages 3+. Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion followed by a visit from a shelter dog. Admission is $15; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. Free parking. 203/899-0606; www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

For Seniors

Sat., Apr. 29

DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE AND HEALTHCARE COVERAGE FOR SENIORS SEMINAR. North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. E., Armonk. 1 p.m. Free. This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions and paperwork. The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include: Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans (Part D), Medigaps (supplemental plans) and various cost-saving programs (MSPs, Extra Help, EPIC, etc.). Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration requested at 231-3236. Please leave your name, telephone number and name of this event.

Every Mon., Wed. & Fri.

YOTAILATES. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Mon. & Fri. at 2 p.m., Wed. at 11 a.m. Yotailates is a free, gentle, senior-oriented, one-hour chair exercise class that combines stretch ‘n’ flex moves from Yoga, T'ai Chi, Pilates and more including light weights. Classes are taught by Rye YMCA-certified instructor. Further information: Rye YMCA at 914/967-6363.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

TAI JI QUAN. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Practice and eventual mastery of 7 individual Tai Ji Quan forms adapted from traditional Chinese forms to enhance balance, strength, stability and ease of movement. 10-week session is $225 for non-members. For additional information call Angela Katz at 914/949-6227 ext. 208 or send an email to skatz@ywcawpcw.org.

Every Tuesday

TUESDAY MATINEES. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham. 2:30 p.m. Seniors are free at 2:30 p.m. matinees. For film schedule log on to www.thepicturehouse.org or call 914/738-7337.

Every Tues., Thurs. & Fri.

LIMBERCISE & ZUMBA. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 1 p.m. Free. Tues. & Thurs.: 45-minute Limbercise. Fri.: Zumba. Under the guidance of a certified Rye YMCA instructor. Register at 914/967-6363.

Every Wednesday

SENIOR WEDNESDAYS. City Center 15: Cinema de Lux, White Plains. This program provides patrons with a chance to catch new movies at a price that can’t be beat. Tickets are $6.50 for ages 60 & up for all shows plus $3.50 for popcorn and soda. For additional information, log on to www.nationalamusements.com.

Every Thursday

LIVING WELL IN LATER LIFE. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. 2:30-3:45 p.m. For individuals 70+ to talk with peers about the opportunities and challenges this stage of life presents. Topics covered include how to maintain and manage health; manage independence with family members, including adult children; continue to be involved in meaningful activity and cope with mourning and loss. Facilitated by Barbara Lehrman, LCSW. 203/622-1881; www.jfsgreenwich.org.

First Tuesday of each month

OUR PLACE MEMORY CAFÉ. North Street Tavern & Wood Fired Pizza, 1128 North St., White Plains. 2-4 p.m. Thru April except for November when it will be on the first Wednesday. Hosted by The Bristal Assisted Living for residents in Westchester suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory loss as well as their family members and caregivers. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided in a support group atmosphere. For information call The Bristal at 914/681-1800.