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May 5: The Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival Celebrating its 10th year this spring, the festival showcases authors’ beautifully crafted new stories. Award-winning author, songwriter, and storyteller John Farrell will perform his fun children’s songs. 215 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

May 14: Shhh! We have a Plan A beautiful Irish tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. $10 adults, $6 children. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072; www.bardavon.org

May 20: Family Fun & Fish Day Learn how to fish from veteran anglers to catch the “big one.” BBQ lunch provided with educational activities and arts & crafts completing the day. Tackle and bait provided or bring your own. Register in advance; free with $6 parking fee. Kenneth Wilson State Campground, 859 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper, 845.688.3047 (ext. 3); www.ashokanstreams.org

May 25–28: Zerbini Family Circus Everything you love about a circus: jugglers, high flyers, high-wire acts, camels, clowns, and more will be sure crowd-pleasers. Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe, 845.782.8248; www.museumvillage.org

May 27: Raptors of Westchester Meet some awe-inspiring birds of prey with a naturalist. Visit the outdoor bird aviary to feed some majestic bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, and a great horned owl. $5 members, $8 non-members. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, 914.723.3470; www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

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The Northeast Outdoor Sports Show will feature vendors, workshops, and seminars in fishing, hunting, boating, camping, cycling, archery, skiing, recreational vehicles, and travel. Special guest celebrities such as Kate Fiduccia from Cooking Wild in Kate’s Kitchen and “The Deer Doctor” Peter Fiduccia will be featured along with children and family activities including a petting zoo of kangaroos, lemurs, leopards, and more from the Two by Two Zoo. May 19–20, $12 adults, $5 children. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck, 845.876.4000; www.neoutdoorsportsshow.com