Taylor Marie Rasmusen as Charlotte in the production of “Charlotte’s Web” at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Conn on Sun., Feb. 23. See “For Kids” listing for details. Photo by Jeremy Daniels.
Taylor Marie Rasmusen as Charlotte in the production of “Charlotte’s Web” at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Conn on Sun., Feb. 23. See “For Kids” listing for details. Photo by Jeremy Daniels.

Sat., Feb. 15

CPR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (INFANT/CHILD). Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 9-11 a.m. Covers obstructed airway; suggested for parents and caregivers, this single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. $65. Register at 888/305/9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events.

AUDUBON BACKYARD BIRD COUNT. Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Playland Park, Rye. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Join other citizen scientists to contribute to a real-time snapshot of global bird populations. Help to count birds for as long as you wish and search different habitats for birds and record results. All levels welcome. Introduction and short presentation precede the start of the count. 914/967-8720.

3D ARCHERY COURSE. Blue Mountain Sportsman Center, 183 Watch Hill Rd., Cortlandt Manor. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. until Mar. 19 then regular schedule resumes--Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. as above. Closed Apr. 12. 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: $13 per round with County Park Pass; $16 per round without pass. www.westchestergov.com/parks or 914/862-5280.

MEDITATION AND HEALING CIRCLE TO LAUNCH THE NEW YEAR. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Today & tomorrow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This workshop is for those who feel called to launch into the New Year by standing strong from within. $330 for non-members. For additional information and to register go to www.wainwright.org.

PRIMITIVE SUGARING. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers.2-4 p.m. Learn the history of maple sugaring and see some of the primitive practices that were used to make syrup. 914/864-7282.

VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT: SPREADING GRAVEL ON PICNIC AREA TRAILS. Marshlands Conservancy, Rte. 1, Rye. 1-3 p.m. Please bring work gloves; all hand tools will be provided. 914/835-4466.

Sun., Feb. 16

SUGARING. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Today, Feb. 22, 23 & 29. 2-4 p.m. Stop by the sugar shack to see how maple sap is turned into maple syrup. 914/864-7282.

BLUEBIRD NESTING BOXES MAKE ‘N’TAKE. Marshlands Conservancy, Rte. 1, Rye. 2-3:30 p.m. Come and build a bird house to take home with you. One bird house per household. 914/835-4466.

HDSA CHARITY OF THE GAME PROGRAM. Iona College, North Avenue, New Rochelle. 1 p.m. The New York/New Jersey Region of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) program will take place during the men’s basketball game against Marist College. The program partners with collegiate athletics departments to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of those with Huntington’s disease and their families. For more information contact HDSA’s Field Coordinator Christopher Proscia (cproscia@hdsa.org, 718-637-1091).

Mon., Feb. 17

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

THE NURSE IS IN. Rye YMCA, 21 Locust Ave., Rye. Today & Feb. 24, 9-11 a.m. and at the Greenwich Library Health Information Center, 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

AARP FOUNDATION TAX AIDE. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains. Mon. & Tues. thru Apr. 14. (no session today).10 a.m.-3 p.m. AARP volunteers will help low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 50 and older. Volunteers are trained to assist in filing certain tax forms and schedules, including the Form 1040. 914/422-1480.

COMMEMORATION OF PRESIDEDNTS’ DAY. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 1 p.m. Free. Talk about the presidency of Harry Truman by Prof. David Woolner of Marist College and author of several books on 20th century American history and re-enactors portraying presidents. 914/667-4116.

MIND, BODY, FERTILITY YOGA. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Every Mon., 5:30-7 p.m. and Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Program is ongoing and is aimed at calming the body and mind for women trying to conceive. The class prepares the endocrine and reproductive systems to work as efficiently as possible. $25 drop-in fee per class. Register at 8888/357-2409 or go to greenwichhospital.org/event.

Tues., Feb. 18

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 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.

NEW MOM? Online, Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. Bring your bundle of joy with you, join others and begin the process of understanding and navigating your new life. Facilitated by Mary Karlan, CSW and offered by JFS of Greenwich. 203/622-1881.

THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Today & Feb. 25. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. A nurse is onsite to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

NYS BUDGET FORUM. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Co-hosted by Sen. Shelley Mayer. Anyone’s opinion is welcome as written or oral testimony. Each speaker will have up to two minutes to speak. Submit testimony in advance to WestchesterDelegation@nysenate.gov. To RSVP for this event, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/budget-forum-in-wp-hosted-by-the-westchester-state-senate-delegation-tickets-90856262527

FRACTURED FAMILIES, HEALING HEARTS. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. This group is designed to give participants an opportunity to talk about strained family relationships—whether with a parent, a sibling, a grandparent, a son or a daughter. This group will help you explore your issues of grief, anger, regret and forgiveness in a safe environment with other people who understand. Register at 203/622-1881 or email llsmith@jfsgreenwich.org.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP. Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich. Today  & Feb. 25. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Today: Exercise with Miriam Shaw, RPT; caregiver support. Feb. 25: Tai Chi and Qigong—Mixing Movements with Ken Dolan, Tai Chi instructor. Register at 203/863-4444.

CPR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (INFANT/CHILD). Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 6-8 p.m. Covers obstructed airway; suggested for parents and caregivers, this single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. $65. Register at 888/305/9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events.

Wed., Feb. 19

HEART HEALTH & STROKE FAIR. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 8-10:30 a.m. Free. Educators, pharmacists, dietitians, holistic practitioners and other hospital staff will answer questions and discuss cardiac nutrition, medications, genetic concerns and lifestyle changes to help keep your heart as healthy as possible. Free blood pressure screenings too. No registration needed. For information call 914/203-863-4444.

ITSY BITSY PLAYGROUP. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Today, &  Feb.  26. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Come chat and play at this playgroup for parents with children under 2 years old. Connect with other parents over the joys and bumps of parenthood, while engaging your infant/toddler in a group setting through music, motor play and story time. 203/622-8121 or www.templesholom.com.

GAUCHER DISEASE: WHAT IS IT? WHO IS AT RISK? Long Ridge Medical Center, 260 Long Ridge Rd., Stamford. 12- 1 p.m. Free. Pramod Mistry, MD, a rare disease specialist will discuss this genetic disorder. Get information about signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and recommended treatment. Register at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events. 

SHOP & SIP THIRD WEDNESDAYS. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 6-8:30 p.m. Every third Wednesday. Happy hour pop-up shopping experience Grab a drink, meet other art lovers and shop unique designer products on display. 914/428-4220.

GOING TO CHURCH: CAN CATHOLIC PARISHES RISE AGAIN? Fairfield University, 1073 Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT. 7:30 p.m.  Free and open to the public. The local parish church – an institution that has long been the heart of Catholic practice in the United States – is severely challenged today by scandal, shifting demographics, shortages of resources and leadership, and changing cultural norms. As more and more Americans claim a personal spirituality, and more and more Catholics “shop” for a suitable liturgical experience, do parish communities matter anymore? Can a renewed theology help them to reclaim their ancient mission of living and handing on the Gospel, and to regain their central place in the Church’s life? Rev. William Clark, S.J. will delve into these exigent issues and more. For more information, visit fairfield.edu/cs

Thurs., Feb. 20

THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 199 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich. Today, & Feb. 27, 9-11 a.m. and at the YWCA of Greenwich, 1:45-2;45 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

Fri., Feb. 21

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. To join, sign up at the Horse Fountain Plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 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.

STREAMING WARS: COMPETITION FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield. 8:30-10:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Panel discussion with experts in the field of streaming and the impact on consumers. Panel will be moderated by Fairfield StartUp Program Director Chris Huntley, PhD., associate professor of Information Systems and Operations Management. Panelists will explore the change in consumer media consumption, evaluate the players, from streaming wars powerhouses to minor players and everyone in between and discuss how the introduction of new streaming services is disrupting the industry and the impact on consumers. Register at www.fairfield.edu/streaming.

THE NURSE IS IN. Hill House in Riverside, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure and answer health questions. 203/863-4444.

Sat., Feb. 22

THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 10:30 a.m. Presented by Toni McKeen. Our scientific world would be very different without the major contributions of people like Enrico Fermi, Guglielmo Marconi, and Alessandro Volta. (Imagine us without our cell phones!) Gabriele Fallapio and Nobel Prize winning Rita Levi Montalcini made outstanding advances to the understanding of our bodies and their functions. These great Italian lives will be explored. $30 for non-members. Register at www.wiccny.org.

Sun., Feb. 23

UNVEILED: A BOUTIQUE BRIDAL BRUNCH. Surf Club on the Sound, 280 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle. 12-3 p.m. Snow date: Mar. 1. Brides register for free at westchestermagazine.com/unveiled. Guest tickets are $10.

BUILD A BIGGER TABLE: HOMELESSNESS AND FOOD INSECURITY. Irvington Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. Free. 2 p.m. Hosted by the ITHT Commission which oversees the historic theater in Town Hall of Irvington. Event will feature personal stories from people who have been homeless and those working to combat the issues of homelessness and food insecurity in our communities. Speakers will be Laura Case who was once homeless and now serves on the board of the statewide grassroots organization Community Voices Heard, which is largely made up of women of color and low-income families and advocates and organizes on affordable housing and homelessness issues; Douglass DeCandia who stresses the repair of relationships between human beings, each other and the earth, builds gardens and grows food with incarcerated individuals around Westchester and Tuckahoe resident and retired police officer, Jeff Meyer, a full-time volunteer for Feeding Westchester and Ridgeway Church Food Pantry. Event will feature a video from House of The Roses dance company. The theater will be accepting monetary donations at the door that will be split among the groups participating, as well as new socks, underwear and toiletries. For additional information, go to www.irvingtontheater.com.

For Kids

Fri., Feb. 14

CAREGIVER AND ME BOOK AND COOK POP-IN. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 10-11 a.m. 3- to 5-year-olds can enjoy a story, then help Farmer Brandy cook in the kitchen. Registration and fee required. 914/864-7282.

Sat., Feb. 15

“SUPER MODO.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 12 p.m. For ages 9 & up. Nine-year-old Jo, a terminally ill Kenyan girl, is obsessed with superheroes: Batman, Jackie Chan, you name it! After coming home from the hospital, she finds she’s developing powers of her own. A tribute to heroes big and small and the power of movie making and community $15; $8 kids 13 & under. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Mon., Feb. 17

“SHREK.” Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 12 p.m. For ages 6+. The green ogre Shrek finds his beloved swamp home taken over by fairy-tale folk who have been banished by scheming Lord Farquaad. In order to win the deed to his swamp and restore his solitude, Shrek must rescue Princess Fiona with help from a very talkative Donkey. This fairytale mash-up will have kids and adults alike chuckling at clever jokes that bring a breath of fresh air to the classic fantasy. $15; $8 for kids 13 & under. www.burnsfilmcenter.org.

Mon.-Feb. 17-21

FARM SKILLS WEEK. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100 Somers. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For grades 4-6. Registration and $300 fee required. 914/864-7286.

OSCAR SHORTS FOR KIDS. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. For grades K-2 and 3-5. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (extended day). Young filmmakers will be inspired by the extraordinary kid-friendly stories from around the world as they make their narratives come to life on film. Write, direct, produce and star in your own mini-movie. Bring a lunch and stay for popcorn and a family-friendly movie. Every day is a different theme, choose your days or come for the whole week. $60/day; $90 per extended day’ $250 for the week; $400 for extended day. To register for the whole week and receive a discount, register at 914/738-3161.

FEBRUARY BREAK CLASSES. Rye Arts Center 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Classes include Music and Art to Warm the Heart, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 3.5-5 years; Drawing, Painting and More Week 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ages 5-7; 12:30-2:30 p.m. ages 8-12; Ceramics Week 12:30-2:30 p.m. ages 5-7; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ages 8-12; Storybook, Drama and Dance Week 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ages 5-7 and Making Miniatures Week 9-11 a.m. ages 12 & up. Register at ryeartscenter.org.

Tues.-Fri., Feb. 18-21

FEBRUARY BREAK VACATION CAMPS. Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For ages 3.5-5th grade. Children should dress for the weather and bring lunch. $80 per day for non-members. Tues.: Snow People. Wed.: Out of This World. Thurs.: Sugar Snow. Fri.: Polar Science. Register at 914/967-5150.

Sat., Feb. 22

DADDY & ME ANIMAL SHOW. Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 9:15 a.m. Ages 3-7. Fathers (or other caregivers) and children can join for this fun-filled animal adventure. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. No pre-registration required. $15/family non-member. For information call 914/967-5150.

Sun., Feb. 23

“CHARLOTTE’S WEB.” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. 1 & 4 p.m. Appropriate for kids in grades K-5. Presented by TheaterWorksUSA. This is the story of a spider named Charlotte who weaves a plan to convince Farmer Zukerman that her good friend, Wilber is a prize pig and deserves a place on the farm forever. This brand-new production of the classic story of friendship and loyalty is infused with original bluegrass music and features madcap and endearing farm animal characters. Tickets are $20. www.westportplayhouse.org; 203/227-4177.

Sat., Feb. 29

MAPLE SUGARING. Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 1 p.m. Tap a tree the old-fashioned way! Learn how maple trees produce sap and get a peek at the sugaring process in the Rye Nature Center's sugar shed. Please call 914-967-5150 to reserve your space. Suggested for ages 5 and up. $15/family non-members.

Sundays

FAMILY GALLERY TOURS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11:30-12:15 p.m. This tour takes children 5 and up, and their caregivers, through the museum’s current exhibitions. While learning about the different exhibitions, families will be able to engage in conversations about the arts and sciences plus do interactives activities relating to the exhibitions. Free with admission to the Museum: $10; $8 for students ages 5-20 with ID; free for children under 5. www.brucemuseum.org.

Tuesdays

BLOOMING BABIES. Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard St., Cos Cob. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Led by JCC Preschool Director Sarah Gregoire. Children from 6 months-2 years will have fun exploring, playing and socializing with other babies and toddlers. $10 per class or $25 for three classes. Register by emailing SGregoire@StamfordJCC or call 203/487-0944.

BRUCE BEGINNINGS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11-11:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Bruce Beginnings takes youngest visitors through the museum and gets them exploring the collection. Children will also get to hear a story time and do a hands-on activity related to the program’s topic. Advance registration required. Free with museum admission

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.

Wednesdays

TODDLER TALES. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Children join in an interactive storytime through song and movement followed by an art project. 10:30 a.m. open to all. 11 a.m. Cuentos para Ninos (Toddler Tales in Spanish). Unlimited participation for all ages. Free with museum admission--$15 for adults and children; $10 for seniors and free for children under 1. 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--$7.50 per person; $6.50 for seniors; free for children under 1. 914/421-5050.

Saturdays

MULTIGREES. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion. Visit with a shelter dog as you learn about social and emotional skills. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. $15 for adults and children; $10 for seniors; free for children under 1. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

For Seniors

Tuesdays

SENIOR CINEMA. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. Free screenings every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Hall. Made possible with support from Con Edison and NEA. For film schedule, log on to www.thepicturehouse.org or call 914/738-7337.

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 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.

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.