Fri., Apr. 10

  • 3-D 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.
  • HEALTH RELATED COOKING WORKSHOP. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Today & Apr. 24. 1-3 p.m. Taught by Mary Opfer, MD, RD & CDN, a Culinary Nutritionist. Learn how to cook and eat to address various health issues that could help you and your family. Today: Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen. Apr. 24: Cooking For Thyroid Disease. $35 for non-members. Online registration required. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.
  • SASSY LADIES SHOPPING NIGHT OUT. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 5:30-10 p.m. A night of shopping, fashion and tips by celebrity NYC stylist Blane Charles plus food, sweet treats, chocolate martini and wine samplings, DJ and goody bags. In addition to shopping, Sassy Ladies will enjoy team photos in the photo booth and pick up 2015 fashion trends and tips at the Pink Carpet Fashion Show. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. The first 200 women to purchase tickets will receive a Sassy Ultra Chic-Eco Friendly Goody Bag. www.sassyladiestarrytown2015.eventbrite.com.
  • LE MARCHE. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 6:30 p.m. A multimedia presentation and screening of the unedited documentary "The Genius of March" by Dr. Mauro Peroni. Complimentary travel guides and maps plus tasting of regional wine and cheese. $35 for non-members. Pre-registration and payment in advance required. 914/771-8700.
  • DRUMMING FOR WELLNESS: Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 7-9 p.m. Led by Damon Jackson. Learn how to use different timbal instruments (drum, shaker, bell, etc.) in a circle of rhythm & soul while you reduce stress & boost the immune system. Group drumming offers a very powerful tool for combating the effects of cumulative stress. Playing music "in the moment" is a fun and engaging activity that naturally lends itself to joy and release, a perfect antidote to the stressful workplace. Increase joy through laughter, community and fun. A Community Drum Circle is a place for individuals to express themselves through the use of drums and percussion instruments. $22 for non-members. www.wainwright.org; 914/967-6080.

    Sat., Apr. 11

  • SPRING BIRD WALKS. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. Saturdays, 7-8:45 a.m. No charge or RSVP required. For information call Ted at 203/930-1353.
  • INTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION. Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies, 400 Westchester Ave., W. Harrison. Today, tomorrow, Apr. 25, 26, May 9, 10, 30, 31 and June 13 & 14. 9 a.m.-12 p.m./2-5 p.m. (12 hours per workshop). Participants may enroll in one or more workshops, and those completing all 6 workshops will receive a certificate of completion. The workshops are designed for current healthcare middle managers as well as those who have transitioned into healthcare from other industries. Today & tomorrow: Healthcare Information Systems and Data Security provides an understanding of technology-based methods used for vital functions in various aspects of the healthcare delivery system. Participants gain a working knowledge of the cyberspace landscape and emerging global and local cyber threats. Apr. 25 & 26: Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Issues examines past and current political, legal, technological and economic healthcare policy developments. May 9 & 10: Data Analytics provides the participant with an introductory capacity to identify and describe the structure and conduct of quantitative analytical methods. Data will be examined both qualitatively and quantitatively to determine patterns and trends with hands-on experience using typical analytical software packages. May 30 & 31: Navigating the Healthcare System: Who Are the New Caregivers? Introduces the new types of caregiver roles evolving in provider venues with a special focus on MDs. DOs, physician assistants, visiting nurses, CNAs, healthcare navigators and social workers. June 13 & 14: Healthcare Marketing, Social Media and Ethical Advertising offers an introduction to the methods and strategies associated with healthcare marketing and patient information services. Cost is $500 per workshop. Register at 914/367-3301 or email healthcarepcs@fordham.edu.
  • MASTERING THE ART OF SELF-HYPNOSIS. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Today & tomorrow, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Led by Janice Matturo. Participants will explore the differences between the conscious and subconscious minds, understand the benefits and cautions of self-hypnosis and learn the three-step process of self-hypnosis. $74 for non-members. Register at www.wainwright.org.
  • DON'T STIR, YOU'LL AWAKEN THE DRAGON: ACCEPTING THE WISDOM, POWER AND GUIDANCE OF YOUR TOTEM ANIMAL. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Today, Apr. 18 & 25. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Led by Nadine Gordon-Taylor. In these workshops you'll find your animal, bird and/or insect symbols and listen to and interpret what these powerful teachers have to share with you. Then you will meditate, reflect and create your own animal totem mixed media/collage board to help you connect with your personal animal guide. Bring lunch. Materials included.$60 per workshop for non-members. 914/967-6114.
  • PONDS AND VERNAL POOLS. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. 2-3:30 p.m. For all ages., Brief, indoor talk and then walk to nearby vernal pool and the teaching pond to look and listen for breeding wood frogs, spring peepers, spotted salamanders and other pond life. RSVP to Ted at 203/930-1353 or tgilman@audubon.org.
  • COME PARTY WITH THE PLAYHOUSE: 2015 SEASON KICK-OFF BLOCK PARTY. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct. Westport, Ct. 4-7 p.m. Fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, games and activities, prizes, special ticket offers and a look at the Playhouse's backstage experience. Free and open to the public. 203/227-4177; www.westportplayhouse.org.

    Sun., Apr. 12

  • ADVANCED BEGINNERS HEBREW. Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 1037 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside, Ct. Every Sun. 9:30 a.m. Taught by Rabbi Andrew Sklarz. You'll develop Hebrew reading proficiency and a better understanding of the Shabbat and holiday liturgy. Plus a basic understanding of biblical and modern Hebrew grammar. Free but donations are appropriate and greatly appreciated. Register at 203/629-0018.
  • WISDOM LITERATURE. Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 1037 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside, Ct. Every Sun. 10:30 a.m. appreciated. Register at 203/629-0018.
  • SOUL VISION WORKSHOP SERIES: DISCOVER PURPOSE. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 1-5 p.m. Led by Linda Richichi. All participants receive a free intuitive Soul Portrait sketch from national award-winning intuitive artist, Linda Richichi. Class begins with a guided meditation to access your inner muse. Topic: A Life (or Career) with Purpose Workshop. Non-member is $66. www.wainwright.org.
  • SCALES AND SLIME: REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS. Seaside Center, Greenwich Point Park, Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich. 2-4 p.m. Free. Live animals presented by Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
  • EXOPLANETS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 3:30-5 p.m. Lecture by Nick Stone, PhD, Columbia University presented by the Astronomical Society of Greenwich. Free with museum admission $7 for adults; $6 for students up to 22 years and seniors; free for members and children under 5. www.brucemuseum.org; 203/869-0376.

    Mon., Apr. 13

  • THE NURSE IS IN. Rye YMCA, 21 Locust Ave., Rye. Today, Apr. 20 & 27. 9-11 a.m. and at the Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure readings and answer your health questions. 203/863-4444.
  • HOW TO LEAD A MEANINGFUL LIFE. Gilda's Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Led by Mimi Leibman, Ph.D. Begin the process of examining your life plans and begin to set meaningful goals and actions to achieve them. 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.
  • DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: NEW DIABETES MEDICATIONS-WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW THEY WORK. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Group meets monthly to discuss a variety of diabetes topics to help keep you informed and feeling your best. Led by Nancy Ryan, BC-ADM, diabetes educator. No registration necessary. For information call 203/863-3929.

    Tues., Apr. 14

  • BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. This walking club holds walks Tuesdays and Fridays from 8-10 a.m. Walkers meet at the horse fountain on retail level 2 (near Crate and Barrel). Westchester County's Be Fit program members get free pedometers and logbooks to track the number of miles they have walked. The mall is offering prizes to walkers who complet25, 50 and 100 miles at the mall. Free parking is available to registered walkers between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on club days only. 914/864-7077 or www.westchestergov.com/fitness.
  • THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich Hospital cafeteria, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Today, Apr. 21 & 28. 10 a.m.-noon; today at the Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave., Greenwich. 12:15-1:15 p.m. today at the Perrot Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure readings and answer your health questions. 203/863-4444.
  • PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP. Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich. Today, Apr. 21 & 28. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Education, support, exercise and social activities for people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers. Today: Depression and Parkinson's: How to Deal With Depression led by Luann Murphy, Outpatient Behavioral Health Department. Apr. 21: Exercise with Miriam Shaw, RPT; caregiver support meeting. Apr. 28: Learn & Share: Tips for Everyday Living. 203/863-4444.
  • WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE PANEL DISCUSSION: BEING THE BOSS. Reid Hall, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase. 5:30-8 p.m. Moderator: Janine Rose of News 12 Westchester. Features a panel of powerful female leaders form the YWCA, MasterCard, USI Insurance Services and the Client Attraction Business School who will share their experiences and lessons learned on topics such as risk-taking, negotiation, asking for help, self-confidence and building relationships. $40 per person. Space is limited and advance registration is required. https://community.mville.edu/msb.
  • SCORE WORKSHOP: DELIVERING A GREAT DIGITAL EXPERIENCE TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. TD Bank, 1289 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Register at www.scorewestchester.com.
  • HEART HEALTH EDUCATION: STRENGTH TRAINING FOR THE HEART. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Presentation and discussion for people with heart disease and their loved ones as well as anyone at risk for heart disease (high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, diabetes, etc.). Learn from Elizabeth Fraser, exercise specialist, about strength training, also called resistance training, exercises that require muscles to exert a force against some form of strength resistance. Learn more about using elastic bands and free weights to strengthen bones, increase metabolism, decrease body fat and strengthen the heart. Register at 203/863-4277, 888/305-9253 or www.greenwichhospital.org.

    Wed., Apr. 15

  • BREAKFAST WITH FRANK BRUNI-CELEBRATING WESTCHESTER LIBRARIES. Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown. 8-10 a.m. breakfast followed by an author signing. Event celebrates the National Library Week theme Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library. Special guest speaker Frank Bruni is Op Ed columnist for the NY Times and an accomplished author. $80 general admission. Purchase tickets at 914/231-3241 or www.westchesterlibraries.org.
  • ITSY BITSY PLAYGROUP. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Moms with babies under 24 months gather to nourish the need for community. Bond with other mommies and babies during music time and gross motor play led by music specialist Sarah Fradkin. Older siblings are welcome. Registration required. 203/869-7191; www.templesholom.com.
  • BEADING WITH BETTY. Gilda's Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Come for a beaded napkin ring class. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Sign up required. 914/644-8844.
  • SCORE WORKSHOP: A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN. SCORE, 120 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains. 1-3 p.m. Free. Register at www.scorewestchester.com.
  • CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Today, Apr. 22 & 29. 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Resource for learning and sharing skills to cope with changes caused by persistent pain. Learn how to regain positive emotional energy, reduce discomfort and enhance the effects of prescribed medications. Facilitated by Joanne Mortimer, MS, BCIAC. Pre-registration required. 203/496-4574.
  • EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. 6:30-9 p.m. Special celebration with Denis Hayes and Jonathan Edwards, singer and songwriter who will perform live. Reception and book signing at 6:30 p.m., main show at 7:30 p.m. Seating is very limited and advance tickets are required. $40 for reserved seating; $60 for preferred seating (front third of room) and $100 for preferred seating and 6 p.m. intimate cocktail party and book signing with Denis Hayes. Register online at http://greenwich.audubon.org/events.

    Thurs., Apr. 16

  • THE NURSE IS IN. 55 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Today, Apr. 23 & 30. 9-11 a.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure readings and answer your health questions. 203/863-4444.
  • CONNECT 2 INNOVATE 2 GROW. Serendipity Labs, 80 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hosted by Ivy Eisenberg, a leading innovation consultant and found of Our Idea Works, LLC. Eisenberg will provide tools and hands-on activities that help businesses grow and increase productivity-all presented in a clear, concise and fun way. Prices start at $199 per person. Go to connect2innovate2grow.eventbrite.com or endlessstaircasepr@gmail.com.
  • JOYFUL BABY MASSAGE. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Today, Apr. 23, May 7 & 14. 10-11 a.m. $110 for non-members for 4 sessions; $25 for 1 time audit. Linda Thomas leads the hands-on small group class. Learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong healthy immune system, facilitate weight gain and help develop body awareness and coordination and learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea and teething irritabilities. Register at www.wainwright.org; 914/967-6080.
  • FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 1-2:15 p.m. Free. This group provides support for adults who care for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. Individuals meet to talk with caregiving peers about common difficulties and challenges. Led by a clinical social worker with expertise in family counseling and caregiver concerns. Group size is limited to 10 members. Pre-register at 203/863-4375.
  • MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Families of individuals affected by severe mental illness may feel less alone at this support group facilitated by trained volunteers from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. 203/428-6864.
  • SEXUAL INTIMACY AND CANCER. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Pat Walbeck, LCSW, certified sex therapist and James Rosoff, MD, Chief of Urology discuss common challenges and provide suggestions for supporting your spouse or significant other during this time of treatment or recovery. Appropriate for patients and partners individually or as couples. Register at 203/863-4277, 888/305-9253 or at www.greenwichhistory.org.
  • AN EVENING WITH ANNA HOLMES. College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle. 7 p.m. The writer, editor and founder of the popular website Jezebel.com will be interviewed by Daniel Smith, bestselling author and Mary Ellen Donnelly Critchlow '69 Endowed Chair in English. Holmes will sign books at a reception following the event. RSVP to www.cnr.edu/annaholmesevent.

    Fri., Apr. 17

  • BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. This walking club holds walks Tuesdays and Fridays from 8-10 a.m. Walkers meet at the horse fountain on retail level 2 (near Crate and Barrel). Westchester County's Be Fit program members get free pedometers and logbooks to track the number of miles they have walked. The mall is offering prizes to walkers who complete 25, 50 and 100 miles at the mall. Free parking is available to registered walkers between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on club days only. 914/231-4645 or www.westchestergov.com/parks.
  • THE NURSE IS IN. Hill House, Riverside. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure readings and answer your health questions. 203/863-4444.
  • RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains. 11:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800/733-2767.
  • CANCER SUPPORT TEAM'S CELEBRATE SPRINGTIME EVENT. Larchmont Yacht Club, 1 Woodbine Ave., Larchmont. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Event honors Betty Kelly. For information call 914/777-2777.

    Sat., Apr. 18

  • INTRO TO THE HEALING QUALITIES OF CRYSTALS. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Workshop led by Patricia Nast, MPH, L.Ac. and Natalie Kasdan, LMT, CST is an introduction to the magical world of crystals. In this highly experiential workshop you will be invited to open up all your senses to choose the stones you will work with and truly experience what they can do. All you need to bring is your belief in magic, miracles and healing. $148 for non-members. Register at www.wainwright.org.
  • BIRDING BY EAR. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Indoor discussion of how and why birds vocalize, introduction to useful bird sound recordings and outdoor walk to practice birding by ear skills. For adults and interested youth. $12 for adults; free for youth. RSVP to Ted at 203/930-1353 or tgilman@audubon.org.
  • EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS. 210 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale. 11 a.m. Information sessions about the college's associate and bachelor's degree programs. 914/948-6206.
  • ADULT LEARNER INFORMATION DAY. College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and at CNR campuses in Co-op City, South Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Information available on bachelor's degree program specifically for adults. Advisors will answer questions, and attendees are invited to tour the campus, meet faculty and students and talk to academic and financial advisors. At this event, applicants will have the opportunity to complete the entire registration process in one stop. Register at http://www.cnr.edu/web/school-of-new-rochelle/visit.
  • HAMMOND MUSEUM AND GARDEN OPENING DAY. 28 Deveau Rd., N. Salem 1-3 p.m. Reception for the artists of the exhibition Brush With Nature (see Exhibits) with eclectic jazz by Chick's Candy Outlet. Refreshments. Free admission. 914/669-5033.
  • THE HEALING KITCHEN: REMEDIES FROM NATURE'S PHARMACY. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 2-4 p.m. Andrea Candee, Master Herbalist, discusses transforming the contents of your kitchen's pantry in to a natural pharmacy. Using common fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, learn how to create remedies that are safe, natural and effective. Learn how to heal sprains, bruises, joint pain, insect bites, bleeding cuts, headaches, constipation and help enhance or detoxify your system. $52 for non-members. Register at www.wainwright.org.
  • SING ALONG SOUND OF MUSIC. PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. Today at 8 p.m., tomorrow at 3 p.m. Part karaoke, part costume contest, this is the mother of all sing-alongs. $20 & $15.

    Sun., Apr. 19

  • JEWISH YOGA. Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 1037 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside, Ct. Today & May 10. 9:30-10:25 a.m. Discover how we can express and deepen our understanding of Jewish spirituality through the practice of yoga. Join certified yoga teacher Naomi Norman to explore the qualities of middot-soul traits. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat if you can, otherwise one will be provided for you. Classes are free but donations are appreciated. Reservations are required. 203/629-0018 or info@grs.org.
  • MONTHLY HOMESTEADER WORKSHOP SERIES. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Today, May 17, June 14, July 19 & Aug. 16. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. A look at many of the things you can do at home to increase your food independence and peace of mind by closing the gap between yourself, your food and the land. Today: Lawn to Garden. May 17: Foraging, June 14: Composting 101. July 19: Backyard Greenhouse. Aug. 16: Seed Saving. $35 per class. Online registration required. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.
  • LOVING OUR ENEMIES. Maryknoll Mission, 55 Ryder Rd., Ossining. 2:30 p.m. Speaker will be peace activist and lay theologian, Jim Forest who will discuss the concept of loving our enemies in a violent world, the message Jesus taught through direct instruction through parables and by example. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. 914/941-7636 ext. 2445 or email MaryknollSpeakersSeries@maryknoll.org.
  • SING ALONG SOUND OF MUSIC. PepsiCo Theatre, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 3 p.m. Part karaoke, part costume contest, this is the mother of all sing-alongs. Best costume competition at 1:30 p.m. Pre-show workshop for kids ages 6-16. Free of charge with the purchase of a ticket. $20 & $15.
  • GREENWICH LANDMARK RECOGNITION RECEPTION. Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Rd., Greenwich. 5-7:30 p.m. Champagne, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Purpose of the program is to encourage preservation through the recognition of historic and architecturally significant structures. Properties include a backcountry estate, the former Greenwich Post Office, French Farm, a charming Cos Cob Victorian and the Riverside Avenue Bridge. $75 per person. Advance reservations are required. www.greenwichhistory.org or 203/869-6899 ext. 10.

    Upcoming

    Fri., May 1

  • 3RD ANNUAL GROW CONFERENCE. Westchester Community College, Gateway Center, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For entrepreneurs and business owners. Learn how to jumpstart your business, accelerate your sales, boost your marketing, fast track your financing and more. Event includes continental breakfast and lunch. $50 for registration before Apr. 15; $75 after Apr. 15 and $100 at the door. Westchester grow.com.

    For Kids

    Sat., Apr. 11

  • TUKULA: KUBA TIE DYE WORKSHOP. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 1-4 p.m. For kids tots-10 years old accompanied by an adult. Free. The people of the Kuba Kingdom used plants and minerals from their environment to color their clothing for special occasions. With special guest, textile conservator Tatiana Verdom, explore the Kuba tie-dye techniques and the colors they used when dying their precious cloths. Roll your sleeves up and create your own tie-dye cloth that you can take home. 914/251-6113.

    Sun., Apr. 12 & 19

  • FAMILY GALLERY TOURS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For children ages 6-10 and families. Museum educator will lead an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum's current exhibitions. No reservations required. Free with Museum admission, $7 for adults; $6 for students up to age 22 and seniors and free for members and children under age 5. www.brucemuseum.org; 203/869-0376.

    Mon., Apr. 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11 & 18

  • MOMMY & ME. Rye Nature Center, 983 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sing songs, meet animals and learn about the natural world. For children over 18 months accompanied by a caregiver. $15 per session for non-members. 914/967-5150.

    Fri.-Sun., Apr. 17-26

  • NY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL: WESTCHESTER. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs La., Pelham. 6:30 p.m. opening celebration and screening of the animated French film "Mune." Best new films from around the world for ages 3-18. The closing ceremony will take place Sun., Apr. 26 at 6:30 p.m. will end with a screening of "Belle and Sebastian." A full schedule of screenings and film synopses can be found at www.thepicturehouse.org. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 students and seniors. A family pass (family of 4) to all screenings will be available for $200 for non-members. Tickets will be available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office.

    Sat., Apr. 18

  • "THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR" AND OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library La., Mamaroneck. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $15. www.emelin.org; 914/698-0098.
  • COOKING CLASSES FOR CHILDREN. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 2 p.m. Appropriate for all ages. Learn how to make crostata di frutta, a popular and timeless baked tart typical of the Italian culinary tradition. Space is limited; early registration is suggested. $40 for non-members; $55 for parent & child. Advance registration and pre-payment required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

    Sun., Apr. 19

  • CREATIVE CREATURES FAMILY DAY. College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Children learn arts and crafts while adults view the exhibit. A fun-filled day of creative family activity. Children will use toilet paper rolls, markers, decorative paper and other materials to create something new, whether it is a bracelet, race car or creature. Children will be challenged to be creative. In addition tours of the Castle Gallery's current exhibition Not Really: Fictive Narratives in Contemporary Art will be available for adults. 914/654-5423.

    Tues., Apr. 21 & 28

  • TODDLER TOURS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr. Greenwich. 11-11:45 a.m. For children ages 3-5 with adult. No reservation required. Apr. 21: Exploring Madagascar. Apr. 28: Seeking Sculptures. Free with museum admission--$7 for adults; $6 for seniors and free for children under 5. 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.
  • BEREAVEMENT GROUP JUST FOR KIDS. Gilda's Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. First & third Tuesday, 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

  • 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.
  • KIDS' CANCER CONNECTIONS GROUP. Gilda's Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. Second and fourth Thursdays, 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 & Fridays

  • 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. 11 a.m. All ages. Meet a real dog from PAWS and do pet-themed crafts. Admission is $15; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. Free parking. 203/899-0606; www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

    Ongoing

  • ENERGY LAB. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Wet, wild and wonderful way for children under 10 years of age to learn about the science of energy. They'll find a "working lab" that inspires a natural curiosity to imagine and invent. Exhibition includes a Solar Lab, Potential Energy Platforms, a Wind Lab, Water Lab and a Coal, Oil, Natural Gas and Uranium Lab. Admission: $15; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. Free parking. 203/899-0606 or www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.
  • TOT TOWN. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Infants and toddlers have a new place to play. Exhibits include Language Lane, Baby Zone, Home Sweet Home, Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald's Farm, Tinkering Tots, Performing Tots, Art & Science Exploration and Book Nooks. Admission: $15; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. Free parking. 203/899-0606 or www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.
  • BUILD IT! Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Exhibit teaches children all about architectural design and construction by encouraging them to grab tools and join the construction team working on the museum's expansion. Children can learn about the building process. $15; $10 ages 62 + over; free for children under 1. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.
  • HEALTHYVILLE. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT. Ongoing for approximately 5 years. A major new exhibit about the human body. Children will be able to step up their knowledge of nutrition, fitness, hygiene and safety as they explore familiar settings like the home, park, market & café. They'll enjoy role-playing doctors, dentists and TV personalities; master 10 different computer games; drive an ambulance and ride a bike with a human skeleton, among other fun activities. Free with museum admission. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tues., 1-5 p.m. Admission: $15; $10 for seniors 62+; free for children under 1. Free parking. 203/899-0606 or www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

    For Seniors

    Wed., Apr. 15

  • SPRYE EVENT: LECTURE. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 3-4:40 p.m. Free. Popular lecturer and Rye resident Paul Hicks will present his latest work "The History and Natural History of Manursing Island." 914/481-5706.

    Wed., Apr. 22

  • THE OSBORN SANDWICH GENERATION CONFERENCE. The Osborn, 101 Theall Rd., Rye. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Heard in Rye, SPRYE and The Osborn. Dr. Sandra Haymon will present The Sacred Journey of Caregiving-A Transformational Approach to Life. 914/481-5706.

    Every Tuesday

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

    Every Wednesday

  • SENIOR WEDNESDAYS. City Center 15: Cinema de Lux, White Plains and Saw Mill Multiplex, Hawthorne. This program provides patrons with a chance to catch new movies at a price that can't be beat. Tickets are $5.50 for ages 60 & up for all shows. For additional information, log on to www.nationalamusements.com.