The New York Coalition For Open Government will be holding a governor candidate forum via Zoom Wed., May 18 at 11 a.m. So far Robert Astorino and Thomas Suozzi have confirmed attendance and they hope other candidates will soon. The forum will focus on open government issues. Register to attend this event at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdOmhqDosHtXPbukuDE8H3Zz0oh0-5E46?fbclid=IwAR1aJil2THkCIJ8coxxrAJqenieKZML0A9fLGSelJe3dQ-DK04G8gl5ju5w

SCORE Westchester will present free webinars including Your Roadmap to Success: How to Create a Business Plan, Tues., May 17, 1 p.m. In this webinar you will learn why it is important and how to develop one; Reviewing Your Digital Footprint, Wed., May 18, 1 p.m. and Expert Insights for Asian American and Pacific Islander Small Business Owners, Thurs., May 19, 1 p.m. This webinar is in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and will feature three speakers who will be sharing tips, strategies and information.

Greenwich Hospital will offer the following free events via Zoom: Neck and Lower Back Pain: Holistic Treatments, Wed., May 18, 5-6 p.m. Presented by Jawad Rashid, MD, pain management specialist; Medications for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder, Thurs., May 19, 1-2:30 p.m. Presented by Amir Garakani, MD, psychiatrist and behavioral health specialist. Register at www.greenwichhospital.org or call 203/863-3234.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild in Larchmont will present MAG & Golden Paint, an online demo & lecture by Roy Kinzer, Sun., May 15, 1-3 p.m. Free. The event explores the vast potential of Golden Paints, Gels, Mediums and Pastes. Acrylic paint can be used for a wide range of painting techniques, from traditional wet-into-wet and glazing painting, to printing, to collage and much more. Sign up at https://forms.gle/46Nsij3bo5pVvF9r5

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, 4 W. Red Oak Lane, White Plains has announced that their Memory Keepers Story Hours will continue via Zoom with Joseph Kaidanow Wed., June 8. All events are free and feature Holocaust survivors. Advance registration is required at https://hhrecny.org/inspire_events/.

The White Plains Public Library is offering online programs on Zoom including: Morning Storytime, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m., stories and songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with the date of the program. Evening Storytime, Tues. & Thurs., 6:30-7 p.m., stories and songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to Register through Zoom at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZwpdOCvrzsvalU6-m55WsxuK8vjdZ_hmQ; Navigating by the Stars, Tues., May 17, 6 p.m. For grades 4+, teens & families. Participants can pick up a star map at the library or download and print at the website; Anti-Asian Hate: The Past and the Present, Thurs., May 19, 7 p.m. For additional information and to register go www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is offering Virtual Field Trips 2021-2022, a series of virtual field trips, free of cost, for grades K-12. The trips can be accessed from the classroom or at home, wherever you may be. Each includes on-demand video segments and easy-to-use tools for exploring curriculum, supporting social-emotional learning, and activating creativity. To learn more or to register, email the Education & Engagement office at PAC.aie@purchase.edu or call the Virtual Field Trip hotline: 914/251-6232.

The Picture House in Pelham is presenting virtual screenings of “Wildland,” “Memory House” and “Final Set.” For information go to www.thepicturehouse.org/virtual. www.thepicturehouse.org.

Soul Ryeders has introduced on-demand pre-recorded yoga classes on their website www.soulryeders.org. With a variety of classes and themes, there is something for everyone whenever you need it! Classes are 30 minutes or less and include Yoga for Deep Relaxation & Sleep, Yoga for Anxiety & Stress, Yoga for Neuropathy, Post Chemo Yoga, Intro to Self-Care for Caregivers, Yoga for Caregivers and Meditation for Caregivers. Registration is required each time you register for one of these classes. These classes are complimentary, but if you are able, donations are appreciated. For information call 914/412-4884.

Westport Country Playhouse’s “From Concept to Curtain” virtual documentary series is presenting “Telling Mlima's Tale” on the Playhouse’s website, westportplayhouse.org and YouTube channel (WestportPlayhouse), free-of-charge. Through conversations with playwright, director and artists, “Telling Mlima’s Tale” will examine the powerful visual scope and sweep and vibrant theatricality of the Playhouse’s 2019 award-winning production, “Mlima’s Tale,” written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Lynn Nottage and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. Telling Mlima’s Tale” examines how the team worked together to create the world of the play, how they handled their greatest challenges in the piece, and how they collaborated to shape the stage production. The 30-minute video includes short clips and photos from “Mlima’s Tale.

ArtsWestchester’s ArtsMobile Is Streaming Into Your Home every Wednesday. Participate in a creative and fun art-making activity. Using items commonly found in your home, families, youth and adults can work on literary, performing and visual art workshops led by professional teaching artists. For the complete streaming library of ArtsWestchester’s ArtsMobile program go to the video playlist available on YouTube. Watch at https://artswestchester.org/the-artsmobile/

Westchester Children’s Museum at Playland Park in Rye offers virtual birthday parties with an educator-lead program over Zoom, activity kits for either Scribble Bots or Slime and a discounted dessert add-on from in Larchmont. For information go to https://discoverwcm.org/virtual-birthday-parties?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d53f33e2-aaf0-457e-b278-f55c6e1bbbb8.

The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College is offering Wellness Wednesdays to provide a bit of relaxation during these unprecedented times. The Museum is partnering with meditation and yoga instructor Janelle Berger to digitally deliver a series of guided meditation events. New content will be added weekly; live via Zoom events will take place each Wednesday at 1 p.m. For information go to www.neubeger.org or www.artscener.org.

DIY Shadow Puppet Theatre video, the first in PAC’s Bringing Backstage Forward series, Purchase PAC Lighting Designer Peter Wylie shows you how to make your own shadow puppet theatre, complete with cool lighting effects. A super fun project for all ages! (Ask an adult to help with cutting things out.) We'd love to see what you come up with. Share a video or still of your shadow puppet theater with us on social media by tagging @PurchasePAC and using the hashtag #PACShadowPuppets.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has launched a mobile app for smart devices to provide visitors and prospective visitors useful information about the variety of destinations and activities available throughout the Empire State’s parks and historic sites. The New York State Parks Explorer App is a free, user-friendly resource for visitors to plan outdoor adventures while staying connected to long-time favorite parks and sites. Users can learn more about top destinations and discover new must-see locations with rotating curated content, and will enjoy quick access to park information, including directions, hours, amenities, fees and rates, trail maps, helpful know-before-you-go details, and the ability to receive important updates and alerts.

Visitors can also link directly to online camping reservations and easily access select State Parks’ social media channels to share their experiences. The New York State Parks Explorer mobile app is available at no cost for download for iOS and Android devices. To download, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.ny.its.nysparks or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ny-state-parks-explorer/id1496803341

Westchester Library System (WLS) has announced a “Virtual Library Events in Westchester” program featuring a complete resource of online programs created by member libraries across Westchester County in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The combined calendar located at burbio.westchesterlibraries.org features dozens of events a week hosted across WLS member libraries and highlights a variety of activities. Children’s programming examples include “Doodlers Online” (Katonah) and “Virtual Sing Along with the Librarians” (Greenburgh); Teen programming such as “Dungeons and Dragons” (Yonkers), adult programming like “A Skeptic’s Guide to American History” (Larchmont), family entertainment such as “Neighborhood Game Night” (Rye) and “Online Senior Fitness” (Pound Ridge). Residents can learn languages ranging from Spanish (Pelham) to Italian (New Castle) to English (Yonkers). Lifelong learning programs include improv comedy, dance classes, folk art, and more.

All adult weekly and monthly support groups at Gilda’s Club Westchester in White Plains will be facilitated via teleconference. Children’s, teens and family programs, as well as their healthy lifestyle programs and educational lectures/workshops, will be suspended until they resume onsite facilitation again. www.gildasclubwestchester.org