Join fellow supporters of the arts, nibble hors d'oeuvres, enjoy live music and a dance performance at a benefit for Warwick Summer Arts Festival at 6 p.m. Friday featuring an auction of clocks made by local artists highlighting the festival theme, Time Transformed. Tickets $25, at Newhard's, Warwicksummerarts.eventbrite.com or Warwick Center for the Performing Arts, 63 Wheeler Ave., where the event will be held.
Celebrate all things maple at the Maple Syrup Festival, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at The Backyard Park, 876 Swiss Hill N., Jeffersonville. Many events: pancake eating contest, pony rides, rock painting, live music, sausage and pancakes in the park served with local syrup. Join in or root for racers in 5K Sap Run, starting at 9 a.m., finishing in the park. Race registration starts 7 a.m. jeffersonvilleny.com.
Wurtsboro Spring Fling, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, is a festive day of fun for the family. Among the highlights: pony rides, flower-pot painting, a bounce house, petting zoo and special events including a live bird show at 1 p.m., Duck Race with prizes at 3 p.m., Mamakating Library's Repair Cafe during the event. Everything's happening on Sullivan Street, in Veterans Park and nearby.
Two events Sunday benefit Pets Alive, a Middletown no-kill animal rescue. 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-noon, Fancher-Davidge Park, 130 Lake Ave., Middletown. Registration 7-9 a.m. Fee: $25. No pets or strollers. From 1-3 p.m. kids of all ages hear a story and decorate outdoor community cat shelters, Glen Arden, 214 Harriman Dr., Goshen. Free; donate canned cat food, paper towels or kitchen garbage bags. Register at 386-9738 or email@example.com.
Get ready for an afternoon of great musicianship when the Old Time Fiddler's Gathering meets up for a Fiddle Fest, with pulled pork and rib barbecue, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, held at the Neversink Firehouse, 7486 Route 55, Neversink. Fiddle Fest entrance fees, $10; students 6-18, $1. Pulled pork dinner, $12; rib dinner, $14. The event benefits the Sullivan County Pregnancy Support Center. 985-2923.