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Nyack Street Fair, 5K Run/Walk and Family Fair, 2011 Environmental Day, Blood Drive and A Z-100 Street Team Event

There are so many things to do in Pearl River and in nearby towns this weekend that it's going to be very hard to choose where to go. Let us know which events you picked to do in the comments section.

The Billy Kayser Witness to Hope Blood Drive
Where/When: Toner Hall at St. Margaret Church on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why Go?: The Billy Kayser Witness to Hope Committee is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit The Good Samaritan Hospital Blood Bank. All donations will remain for those in need in Rockalnd County. Billy Kayser gave the gift of life through organ donation and this event pays tribute to Billy and celebrates the wonderful gift of life.
Pricing: Free. For more information, please call Diane at (845) 735.4157.

Living Green in Rockland: 2011 Environmental Day
Where/When:
Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority located one mile north of Suffern Railroad Station on Torne Valley Rd. in Hillburn. Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine.
Why Go? This is a great event for families to learn how to go green through environmental demonstrations and by speaking with green exhibitors. Tours available of the recycling center, so you and your family can see where your recyclables go. In addition, there will be entertainment for kids, including a balloon artist, face painting, a bouncy castle, story-telling, music, puppets, crafts, games and more.
Pricing: Free admission

Z-100 Street Team at Palisades Federal Credit Union
Where/When: 16 Orangetown Center in Orangeburg; Saturday, May 14 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go?: In celebration of the Grand Opening of the Palisades Federal Credit Union’s newest branch, there will be children’s entertainment including a clown, magician and balloon artist. Also, attendees can meet Greg T and members of the Z-100 Street Team. Tickets and gift cards will be raffled off every 10 minutes.
Pricing: Free. No registration required.

The Dennis P. McHugh 5K Run/Walk and Family Fair
Where/When: Flywheel Park in Piermont; Saturday, May 14; The 5K run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m.; Pee-Wee Run starts at 10:30 a.m.; Family Fair starts at 11 a.m. and goes on to 3 p.m.
Why Go?: Sponsored by The Dennis P. McHugh Foundation which was established to honor Fire Fighter Dennis McHugh of the FDNY, the proceeds from this family fun day will go towards rebuilding the Highview Community Playground in Nanuet. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to the Coughlan Family Benefit. Visit the website or call Anne at 845.279.4439.
Pricing: $25 registration fee for adults. Free T-shirt while supplies last. Pee-Wee race is free for children under 10. Check-in and day of registration at Flywheel Park from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m on Sat., May 14.

Nyack's Famous Street Fair
Where/When: Village of Nyack, Main Street and Broadway. Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine.
Why Go? With more than 200 vendors, a food court and a dedicated children’s area with entertainment, this is annual event is great for families.
Pricing: Free admission

Pet Adoption Event at PETCO in Nanuet
Where/When:
PETCO at 164 Rockland Plaza in Nanuet on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go?: Stop by PETCO and meet adoptable cats in need of good, loving homes. PETCO in Nanuet is hosting an adoption event sponsored by The Blue Buffalo Company. Adopt a cat on May 14th or 15th and receive special offers, including $12 off any bag of Blue Buffalo cat food. Plus, all pet parents who adopt enjoy additional savings from PETCO’s Think Adoption First™ Care and Savings program.
Pricing: Free

Mammoth Follies
Where/When:
SUNY Rockland Community College, Cultral Arts Theater, 145 College Rd. in Suffern; Mon., May 16 at 10 a.m.
Why Go? Mammoth Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue that explores evolution with songs, jokes, and dances performed by large dinosaur puppets. This popular program is performed by the Hudson Vagabond Puppets and is suitable for all ages.
Pricing: $7 per person

Wii for Big Kids
Where/When: Storytime Room at the Pearl River Library, Wed., May 11
from 7 – 8 p.m.
Age: For kids in 4th to 6th grade
Pricing: Free. No registration required.

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