Patch Picks: Fall Classic Marathon & 5K; Classical Music Concert; Italian Festival

There is something for everyone to do this week in the Hudson Valley.

The 19th Annual Putnam County Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5K. Sept. 30. 8 a.m. The Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association hosts the 19th-annual Putnam County Fall Classic Half Marathon & 5K at Brewster Founder’s Day. Proceeds go to the Hudson Valley Opportunity League Park development. Race registration begins at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. The event tent at 50 Main Street in Brewster has Zumba and kids activities throughout the day. Go to www.active.com (event#2049499) or contact Maria Wishnia at (845)-878-9078, x.4115 to register in advance. Village of Brewster, 50 Main St, Brewster. $30.00.

An Afternoon of Classical Music to benefit the Piano Fund at the Katonah Village LibrarySept. 30. 3 p.m. Head to the Katonah Village Library for a performance by cellist Robert Kogan and pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe benefiting the library’s Piano Fund. Musicians will perform a composition by local musician Eric Stand, which will mark the piece's debut. Selections also include Stravinsky, Debussy and Shostakovich. All proceeds go to the care of the Library’s 1912 Concert D Steinway Grand Piano. A wine and cheese reception will follow the recital. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd. $10.00.

6th Annual Congers-Valley Cottage Italian Festival. Sept. 30. 11 a.m. Celebrate Italian culture and food at the 6th-annual Congers-Valley Cottage Italian Festival. Live entertainment featured along with Italian specialities by area eateries. Enjoy arts & crafts and hundreds of vendors. Rain Date: Oct. 7. For more information visit www.congersvalleycottagerotary.comBurnside Ave & Lake Rd, Congers. FREE.

Sukkot-A-Palooza. Sept. 30. 3 p.m. Check out Sukkot-a-Palooza and enjoy the musical styling of the Bossy Frog Band. Partake in arts & crafts from 3-4 p.m. and then head to the Interactive Children's Concert from 4-5 p.m. There will be Sukkah decoration, face painting, and snacks. Advance tickets $8.00 per person, $10 at the door. Children under 2 are free. For tickets & more info, go to www.bossyfrog.com , e-mail info@bossyfrog.com or call 845-358-1115. Click here to order tickets! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256501. Temple Beth Torah, 330 N Highland Ave, Nyack$8.

Step Out: Walk to Stop DiabetesSept. 30. 10 a.m. Participate in the signature fund-raising walk of the American Diabetes Association, now in its 20th year. So far the event has raised $150,000,000. More than 150,000 participants from over 130 walk events country-wide raised over $20 million. This year the walk honors the Red Striders. Walk registration available in advance and on the day of the event between 8-10 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. To register to walk, or join/create a team, go to: http://www.diabetes.org/stepoutwestchesterMercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs FerryFREE.

League of Women Voters of Scarsdale Open HouseOct. 1. 9 a.m. The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale is hosting its annual Open House on Monday, October 1 from 9am to 10am at 35 Bradford Road, Scarsdale. The non-partisan committee works as a community watchdog, evaluating and educating Scarsdale residents about major public policy issues impacting the community, both locally and on a national scale. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Janice Starr at (914) 472-8851 or irajanice@aol.com. 35 Bradford Rd, Scarsdale. FREE.

RAC Gallery Exhibition: Reflections of HindustanSept. 29. 9 a.m. Head to the RAC Gallery to view paintings by Katharine Dufault based on her recent trip to Northern India. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd, Rye. FREE.


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