FRI., MAY 15

OLD SALEM FARM SPRING HORSE SHOWS. 190 June Rd., N. Salem. Today-Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Features more than 130 hunter and jumper classes, bringing together top competitors including Olympic show jumpers from across the country. Horses and ponies compete for more than $500,000 in prize money. Today there will be an exhibitor party from 5-6:30 p.m. on the Pavilion Patio. Boutique row offers equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings overlooking the competition areas. Admission: $10 general; $5 child/senior. www.oldsalemfarm.net.

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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains. 11:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. To donate download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800/RED CROSS to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

RIVERLOVERS' POT LUCK SUPPER. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. 6:30-9 p.m. Bring a dish and enjoy the program "American Impressionism" presented by art historian Cynthia Anderson. All are welcome. www.riverlovers.org.

LIGHTSCAPES 2015. Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. Fri.-Sun. thru May 31. First entry at 8:15 p.m. except 8:30 p.m. the final three weekends. Rain or shine. Timed entry only. LIGHTSCAPES is an immersive, family-friendly walk-through experience featuring sculpture, light, music and special effects. Visitors enter through a rainbow and emerge from a bubbly haze into a dreamland of curiosities spread throughout a historic landscape. Recycled elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures. Otherworldly mushrooms, immense insects and brilliant butterflies are among the thousands of treasures. Path elements to explore include the Colorwheel Castle and enormous Caterpillar Cavern. Larger-than-life elements like a massive mayfly and giant praying mantis join more than 7,500 smaller sculptures including dragonflies, ladybugs and an avalanche of pinwheels. Visitors can enjoy spring-themed sweets including organic sorbet and homemade candy and baked goods. Buy tickets online at www.hudsonvalley.org--$16 for adults; $12 for children 3-17 and free for children under 3. Prices are $2 more on site or on the phone--914/366-6900.

SAT., MAY 16

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.

BIRD-A-THON 2015: MORNING BIRD WALK. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. 7-8:45 a.m. Search for bird species during a statewide, weekend-long fundraising bird watching event. For each species spotted, sponsors donate towards Audubon's bird conservation mission. Meet at 7 a.m. in the lot. To sponsor or help with Bird-a-Thon events contact Jeff at 203/930-1349 or greenwichcenter@audubon.org.

FRIENDS OF LASDON ANNUAL PLANT SALE AND GARDEN SHOW. Rte. 35, Katonah. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A celebration of spring with annuals and perennials for sale. Vendors, food and more. Rain or shine. 914/864-7268.

WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND WALK4HEARING. FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights. 10 a.m. registration and pre-walk activities; 11 a.m. walk begins. Festivities feature children's activities, state-of-the-art technology including captioned announcements via smartphones, giveaways, refreshments, prizes and more. Walk teams and individual walkers are welcome. For information and to pre-register go to www.walk4hearing.org.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY'S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Croton Point Park, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Informational booths, farmers market, raffles, art show and live music and entertainment. For information call 914/862-5290.

RIVER HOUSE DESIGNER SHOWCASE. Hudson Harbor, just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge, near the Metro-North Station, Tarrytown. Today 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & tomorrow 11 a.m.-4 p.m. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome to view the designer showcase vignette condominiums in this latest addition to the Hudson Harbor community. Tomorrow: 12-4 p.m. River House Clam Bake. Tickets are $25 and are available at westchestermagazine.com.

SPIN 'N' KNIT. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Beginner and experienced crafters can gather in an informal atmosphere and enjoy a monthly spinning and knitting group. No fee or registration required for first-time attendees; $5 for each subsequent class. www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

PLAYLAND OPEN. Playland Park, Rye. Today & tomorrow, 12-7 p.m. $15 May Days: today, May 17, & 22 with unlimited rides for everyone. Starting Sat., May 23: $30 unlimited rides; $20 junior (under 48"). Westchester residents with acceptable proof of residence are eligible for a $5 discount on these prices. Spectator admission (no rides) is free for residents; $10 for non-residents. Season passes are $95 for unlimited rides with a $15 discount for county residents. $35 for spectator admission all season (no rides) for non-residents of Westchester County. Parking is $5 weekdays; $7 weekends and $10 on holidays, special events and concert days.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS. Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers. 1-2:30 p.m. Bring your camera and learn how easy it is to take great pictures of nature. 914/968-5851.

TOTALLY TURTLES. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Patricia Johnson and learn about these wonderful native reptiles and how you can help protect them. $15 per adult; children 5 and older are free when accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required online at HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

ROLLER DERBY. Yonkers Police Athletic League, 127 N. Broadway, Yonkers. Doors open at 6 p.m., game at 7 p.m. Suburban Brawl vs PRD Rhode Island Riveters. $10 pre-sale; $15 general admission at the door; $20 VIP best seats in the house + skateress service (18 or older only). Children under 8 are free in general admission with paying adult. Beer for sale for those 21 & over; ID required. Free parking. www.SuburbiaRD.com.

SUN., MAY 17

SPRING BIRD MIGRANTS: THE SECOND WAVE. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Bring binoculars for sightings of the latest wave of migrating birds and 2-3:30 p.m. Spring Wildflower Walk. Observe these beauties in bloom in their natural habitats. 914/835-4466.

BIRD WALK. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 7:30-10 a.m. Bring binoculars for this walk with naturalist Tait Johansson. 3-4 p.m. Children's Theatre Production. Enjoy a play by the Children's Theatre Group. 914/864-7282.

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.

BICYCLE SUNDAYS. Bronx River Parkway from Westchester County Center in White Plains south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. Sundays in May, June & September weather permitting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Parking is $7 at the County Center lot in White Plains. For additional information call 914/864-PARK or go to westchestergov.com/parks.

MONTHLY HOMESTEADER WORKSHOP SERIES. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Today, 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: Foraging, June 14: Composting 101. July 19: Backyard Greenhouse. Aug. 16: Seed Saving. $35 per class. Online registration required. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

WISDOM LITERATURE. Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 1037 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside, Ct. Every Sun. 10:30 a.m. appreciated. Register at 203/629-0018.

VOLUNTEER DAY IN THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN. Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. join Master Gardener Mary Harrington to help get the garden ready for summer and learn how to start your own. 914/968-5851.

RIVER HOUSE DESIGNER SHOWCASE. Hudson Harbor, just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge, near the Metro-North Station, Tarrytown. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome to view the designer showcase vignette condominiums in this latest addition to the Hudson Harbor community. Today 12-4 p.m. River House Clam Bake. Tickets are $25 and are available at westchestermagazine.com.

PSYCHIC FAIR. Greenwich Hyatt, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 203/470-1806.

SPRING FLING. French Farm, 516 Lake Ave., Greenwich. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Sheep shearing, spinning and beekeeping demonstrations, an heirloom vegetable plant sale and music by bluegrass/swing band Too Blue (from 1-3 p.m.). Stroll the magnificent gardens where, with Mother Nature's cooperation, the exquisite peonies will be in bloom. Visit the farm animals and learn about the exotic heritage poultry that call French Farm home. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket and enjoy a rare chance to explore a living work of art. Non-member adults: $15; $10 for children; no charge for children 2 and under. Reservations required. www.greenwichhistory.org or 203/869-6899 ext. 10.

PONDING EXPLORATION. Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard St., N. White Plains. 1-3 p.m. Look for and learn about all the aquatic creates that live in South Pond. 914/428-1005.

ARCHAEOLOGY PRESENTATION. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. 1-3 p.m. The Battle of Oriskany: The Archaeology of a New York Revolutionary War Site. 914/862-5297.

THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN LOVE AND FORGIVENESS. Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Rd., Ossining. 2:30 p.m. Sister Margaret A. Farley, ethicist and professor emerita at Yale Divinity School will explore key questions with Christian ethics. Free and open to the public. Reservations are requested. 914/941-7636, ext. 2445 or email MaryknollSpeakersSeries@maryknoll.org.

MON., MAY 18

LYMPHOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNUAL GOLF INVITATIONAL. Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale. 10:45 a.m. registration followed by lunch and practice time at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception and award presentation at 5 p.m. $6,000 for a foursome. 646/465-9103 or lymphoma.org/golf.

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.

TUES., MAY 19

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.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE. 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 4:30-6 p.m. Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, the Career and Transfer Center, Counseling and Academic Advisement will meet with high school juniors, seniors and their parents at this open house which will begin in the gym. Current students will be on hand to meet with prospective students. 914/606-6929; www.sunywcc.edu/openhouse.

WED., MAY 20

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.

EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS. 210 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale. 12 & 6 p.m. Public information sessions about the college's associate and bachelor's degree programs. 914/948-6206 ext. 3573.

REFINING YOUR CONCEPT. SCORE Westchester, 120 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains. 1-3 p.m. Free. Speaker: Natasha Roukos. This presentation will show you how to take a creative idea and turn it into a profitable business. It will take you through the maturing journey of defining your offering, understanding the target clients, identifying your routes to market, your pricing and growing to become a profitable business. Sign up at 914/948-3908 or www.scorewestchester.com.

BASIC TRAINING FOR START-UPS: A PROVEN PATH TO BUSINESS SUCCESS. Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Ave., White Plains. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Presented by SCORE Westchester. An interactive workshop designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and skills essential for the successful launch of their new business. Conducted by a Certified SCORE Mentor, expert in the subject covered and will include interactive exercises. Register at www.scorewestchester.com and click on "Workshops and Events" at the top of the page or call 914/948-3907.

THURS., MAY 21

WHAT'S UP DOC? Millbrook Club, 61 Woodside Dr., Greenwich. 9:15-11 a.m. Free. Pediatric specialty panel. Learn the latest news for identifying and treating special pediatric conditions such as allergies, asthma, food intolerances and more from pediatric specialists. Registration required. 203/863-3863.

EASY SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR LIFE. Gilda's Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 2-4 p.m. Free. Scott E. Weiner, Certified Hypnotist show how hypnosis can help you relax rapidly and gain soothing relief from fear, anger, worry, negativity and stress. Sign-up required. 914/644-8844 or www.gildasclubwestchester.org.

THE REALITY OF AGING OUT PANEL. Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. 4:30-6 p.m. In celebration of National Foster Care Awareness Month. Guest speaker: Brandy Tulo-Lang Sacapanio, Child Welfare Specialist, Surviving Foster Care & Making It work for You! Tanya Cooper, Not Remembered Never Forgotten author Robert H. Hafetz and Owner of Declutter Buddy Donna Maddox. RSVP to FosterKidsUniteInc@gmail.com; 914/646-4638.

INCREASING YOUR WELLBEING: THE BENEFITS OF INTEGRATING PALLIATIVE CARE WITH STANDARD TREATMENT. Gilda's Club Westchester. 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 5:30-7 p.m. Paul Glare, MD, chief of the Palliative Medicine Service and attending physician in the department of medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will explain how palliative care is being integrated with standard cancer treatment to provide the best treatment options. Free. Sign up is required. 914/644-8844.

PROTECTING YOUR MIND'S CREATIONS. Monroe College, 145 Huguenot St., New Rochelle. 6-8 p.m. Free. Speaker: Steve Bosses. Presented by SCORE Westchester. In this workshop Bosses, an intellectual property attorney, will discuss patents, copyrights and trademarks-what they are, how to get them and how to protect them. Sign up at 914/948-3907 or www.scorewestchester.com.

WHAT'S EATING YOU: LOOKING AT EATING AND EMOTIONS. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Dr. Judith Zackson will look at eating and emotions through cultural, hormonal and psychological lenses and will guide you to becoming your own therapist by learning how to better understand the challenges so many people face around body image and eating issues. 203/542-7165 or alice.schoen@templesholom.com.

THE ITALY OF VERDI AND PUCCINI. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuckahoe. 7 p.m. Louis Barelia presents a pictorial souvenir of Verdi and Puccini's beloved Italian spots, accompanied by their operatic music. Presentation transcends the typical viewing experience and marries photography and music to evoke memories for those who have been already and a yearning to visit these beautiful locales for all those who haven't. A light reception will conclude the evening. $25 for non-members. Advance registration and prepayment required. 914/771-8700; www.wiccny.org.

FRI., MAY 22

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.

PLAYLAND OPEN. Playland Park, Rye. Today 5-11 p.m., tomorrow & Sun. 12-11 p.m., Mon. (Memorial Day) 12-10 p.m. $15 May Day: today unlimited rides for everyone. Starting Sat., May 23: $30 unlimited rides; $20 junior (under 48"). Westchester residents with acceptable proof of residence are eligible for a $5 discount on these prices. Spectator admission (no rides) is free for residents; $10 for non-residents. Season passes are $95 for unlimited rides with a $15 discount for county residents. $35 for spectator admission all season (no rides) for non-residents of Westchester County. Parking is $5 weekdays; $7 weekends and $10 on holidays, special events and concert days.

SAT., MAY 23

ECO GARDENING WORKSHOP. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Create your own backyard Garden of Eden while providing sanctuary for creatures large and small. Taught by Kim Eireman. Native Gardening for Beneficials. $40. www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

VEGETABLE KITS. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Each kit contains Hilltop Hanover seedlings and Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds, along with a one-hour lecture on gardening techniques to help you get started. $45 per veggie kit. Registration required online to HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

ECO-GARDENING SERIES: NATIVE GARDENING FOR BENEFICIALS. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 10 a.m. Join Kim Eierman to learn how to attract and support these valuable insects throughout their life cycle. $40. Pre-registration required online to HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

TURTLE TIME. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about turtle natural history, nesting behavior, how to help protect turtles and meet some of the local turtle species. Then hike to Mead lake in search of turtle nesting sites. For all ages. RSVP to Ted at 203/930-1349 or tgilman@audubon.org.

DID DINOSAURS HAVE RED FEATHERS? Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 2 p.m. Daniel Thomas of Massey University, New Zealand will lecture. $15 for non-members. For reservations call 203/413-6757.

SUN., MAY 24

BICYCLE SUNDAYS. Bronx River Parkway from Westchester County Center in White Plains south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. Sundays in May, June & September weather permitting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Parking is $7 at the County center lot in White Plains. For additional information call 914/864-PARK or go to westchestergov.com/parks.

FOR KIDS

Sat., May 16

ART WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN. Mamaroneck Artists Guild, 126 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For children in grades 5 & up. Inge Pape Trampler presents a painting workshop where children will learn how to do reverse paintings using Plexiglas and paint. Participants will trace designs and paint them on the back of pieces of Plexiglas creating a finish work reminiscent of a piece of stained glass. $30 includes all materials and supplies. Reservations are required. 914/834-1117 or mag120@verizon.net.

Sun., May 17

CRAFTS FROM NATURE. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rtes. 35 & 121S, Cross River. 1-3 p.m. Children can hike the woods to search for natural materials, then make crafts to take home. 914/864-7322.

Mon., May 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 for non-members. 914/967-5150.

Tues., May 19 & 26

TODDLER TOURS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr. Greenwich. 11-11:45 a.m. For children ages 3-5 with adult. No reservation required. Seeking Sculptures. Free with museum admission--$7 for adults; $6 for seniors and free for children under 5. www.brucemuseum.org.

Wed., May 20, 27 & June 3, 17, 17 & 24

NATURE SPROUTS: A MOMMY & ME PROGRAM. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. 3:30-4:30 p.m. For ages 18 monhts-4 years. Explore nature with your toddler. Enjoy short hikes, stories, crafts and family fun. Your child will use active and imaginary play to connect to the natural world in developmentally appropriate ways. Discover new ideas to create a healthy home and yard for your family and wildlife. $30 per family per week. Reduced price available for multiple weeks. RSVP required. Contact Susan Matthews at 203/930-1387 ext. 387 or sematthews@audubon.org.

Sun., May 24 & 31

FAMILY GALLERY TOUR. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For children ages 6-10 and their families. A museum educator will lead an interactive discussion-based tour of the museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission: $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and students up to 22 years; free for members and children under 5. 203/869-0376; 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.

Wed., May 20

SPRYE EVENT: JOHN ADLER LECTURE. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. The leading expert on the influential work of 19th century political cartoonist Thomas Nast will talk about and illustrate Nast's impact on the Civil War. Rides are for members only. RSVP required. 914/481-5705.

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.

UPCOMING

Sat. & Sun., May 30, 31, June 13 & 14

INTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION. Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies, 400 Westchester Ave., W. Harrison. 9 a.m.-12 p.m./2-5 p.m. (12 hours per workshop). 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.

Tues., June 2

JEWISH MEDITATION SERIES. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 7:15-8:15 p.m. Program focuses on calmness, stillness and reflection. Meditation has deep roots in Jewish tradition. Cantor Asa, who has a background in Eastern spiritual practices and Jewish chant, will lead the program. Come for a different type of prayer. 203/869-7191.

Sun., June 7, July 5 & Aug. 2

LABYRINTH MONTHLY WALKS. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 12:30-2 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Rev. Canon Susan Harris, Rector of Christ's Church, Rye will share teachings about the use of the labyrinth. 914/967-6080.