Compiled by Robin Jovanovich
Wagging the Trails
Westchester Parks Foundation is holding its 2nd Annual Mutts on the Mountain Race at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill from 8-12.
Bring your pup to what promises to be the largest dog gathering in the area this year.
Sign up for the 5K Trail race — 3.1 miles of steep climbs and rock scrambles. Check in at 8, the race begins at 9:15.
For those looking for an easier romp, the Lazy Dog 1M Fun Run is just the ticket. You’ll be able to explore a portion of Blee Mountain’s extensive trail system and take in views of the lake. Check in at 8, the race begins at 9:30.
The fee is $50 for each human-canine entry in the 5K, and $25 in the 1M Fun Run. All teams will receive dry-fit T-shirts and “Mutts” bandanas. Proceeds will go to support the Foundation’s mission to engage the public to advocate for investment in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open space within the County Parks system.
To register, call 231-4600 or visit thewpf.org/event/mutts2017.
Rita Wilson and Chukwudi Iwuji in “Hedda Gabler”
National Theatre Live
Experience the best of British theater, recorded live and rebroadcast in digital HD on the big screen of the Purchase Performing Arts Center’s PepsiCo Theatre. Ruth Wilson (“Luther”, “The Affair,” “Jane Eyre”) stars in Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler,” directed by Ivo van Hove, at 8.
On May 6, watch a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity, “Twelfth Night,” also at 8.
For tickets, call 251-6200.
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Ballroom Extravaganza: Dancing in New York returns to the Emelin Theatre at 7. Many of the routines will feature paired professionals and talented students from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, much like the partnerships on “Dancing With the Stars.” The Broadway-style spectacular offers two acts of specially choreographed Ballroom and Latin numbers, dynamic ensembles, and dazzling costumes.
For tickets, call 698-3045 or visit emelin.org.
Small Can Be Beautiful
The Mamaroneck Artists Guild is hosting its 13th Annual Small Works Exhibition from May 3-24. An opening reception is set for May 6 from 3 to 5.
Charles Ray, accomplished oil painter and director of the Silvermine School of Art, has selected paintings, sculpture, drawings, and mixed media. All of the works in this juried exhibition demonstrate remarkable skill, as they are 15 inches or smaller.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5. Call 834-1117 for more information.
The Garden Education Center of Greenwich is holding its 56th annual May Gardeners Market from 9-2, rain or shine, in the Montgomery Pinetum. Over 20 dealers will be on hand with a wide variety of plants, horticulturally- inspired accessories, and organic food products.
Many of the dealers have been exhibiting year after year. Perennial favorite Bruce McCue specializes in wildflowers and native plants; Moorefield Farm with herbs and interesting succulents; Gazy Brothers Farm with fabulous hanging baskets; and Birdhouse Broker with handmade bird houses.
The fundraiser supports the Center’s educational and senior outreach programs. No on-site parking. A shuttle will be available at Cos Cob School. For further information, call 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.