. March 18. 11 a.m. The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra (NewWSO) debut concert features the music of Mozart, Bizet, Bach, Massenet, Grieg, Purcell and Elgar among others. The orchestra is comprised of amateur musicians who do not audition. $9. , 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains.
'. March 18. 1:30 p.m. A "wily masterless" samurai named Sanjuro sets out to rid his village of corruption in a multi-genred dark comedy. Sergio Leone and Walter Hill both remade the original film that is considered one of the most influential movies of all time. Toshiro Mifune stars; Akira Kurosawa directs. $12. 175 Wolfs Ln., Pelham.
'. March 18. 2 p.m. The Clocktower Players adult troupe presents the Italian drama-musical based on Fellini's classic film "8 1/2." $30. , 85 Main St., Irvington.
. March 18. 3 p.m. Jazz vocalist Michelle LeBlanc performs music from the Great American Songbook. Presented by The Putnam Chorale. $30. , 38 Starr Ridge Rd., Brewster.
. March 18. 7:30 p.m. Virginia State Folklorist and Irvington native Jon Lohman performs bluegrass and old-time music from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Lohman brings an acclaimed lineup including Danny Knicely on mandolin and guitar, Nate Leath on fiddle, the Whitetop Mountaineers duo, and others. $25. , 85 Main St., Irvington.
. March 24. 8 a.m. Chidren ages 3 and up can bring their favorite stuffed animal to Northern Westchester Hospital, where nurses and doctors will give them check-ups and demonstrate casting, suturing, and IV therapy, and give the animals x-rays. Tour of an ambulance and get bike safety tips. Free. Northern Westchester Hospital. 400 E Main St., Mount Kisco.
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week: March 18 -March 31, throughout the Hudson Valley. Sunday, March 18 is the kick-off to the largest and most popular culinary event in the Hudson Valley. During the two-week event, participating restaurants in area cities and towns will offer prix-fixe, three-course dinners at $29.95 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included).
Many will also offer three-course lunches at $20.95. To see the list of restaurants, and for more information, visit www.HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com
Sculpture Gardens: The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park at Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is open year-round from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in West Nyack.
The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden at Pepsico in Purchase is open from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. for the rest of the month (hours expand April-October).
Clarkstown Schools Annual Blood Drive: 3:30-8 p.m. Monday at Strawtown Elementary; 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Plains Elementary; 4:30-9 p.m. Friday at New City Elementary. The Clarkstown Council of PTAs' annual blood drive is being held in honor of Briana Johnson, a third grader at Lakewood Elementary. She is currently being treated for lymphoma and leukemia and has received transfusions with the potential for more during the course of her treatment.
Westchester Language Club: 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Casaletto Ristorante, 15 S. Central Ave., Elmsford. Hone your language skills in a social setting and enjoy a meal as well! The price is $18.