Start your weekend off tonight, Thursday, with Experience Orange, 5:30-8 p.m. at Villa Venezia, 2257 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown, where Leadership Orange is showcasing food, beverage and artisanal shops from Orange County. Sample new foods, sip and taste Orange County-made treats. Vendors will be offering samples and selling items too. The event also includes live entertainment and a tricky tray. $15 at the door; $10 prepaid at

Rock & Bowl Battle of the Bands, 6-9 p.m. Friday packs a lot of fun into one fundraiser. The event benefits Warwick Summer Arts Festival and shines a spotlight on the area's many talented young musicians. Unlimited bowling and shoes; raffles, Lucky Locker prizes from local sponsors including gift baskets and gift certificates. Bowling and music at Pin Street Bowling Alley, Route 94, Warwick. Tickets, $14-$20, at the door or advance at

Fix it, don't toss it. That's the thinking behind Repair Cafe, with a 10 a.m.-2 p.m. cafe Saturday at New Paltz Methodist Church on Main Street. You'll find able volunteers who help you fix items for free, including: things made of wood, clothing, dolls, jewelry, electronic and digital devices, and more. Bring a food item for Family of New Paltz. More info: or 302-5835.

Port Jervis's Riverside Park is the site for Saturday's Sportsmen's Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. Expect a host of sports-related exhibits, demonstrations and participatory events suitable for individuals and families - from fishing to shooting, a Wild West show, raptor shows and water sports demos, above, plus food and 100 vendors. Held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the NY Rifle and Pistol Association.