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Things to Do

Spring into April

Alcoholics Anonymous meets seven days a week throughout Putnam County. It is a totally free, all volunteer program for those who think they might have a problem with alcohol. Call 914-949-1200 for meeting times and places.

Cancer Support: Support Connection, Inc., offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

On-going support for Veterans – resume building, interviewing skills, connect with other programs. First Saturday of every month at Reed Memorial Library, 845- 225-2439.

April-June- PARC Annual membership drive. For information and membership application, call 845-278- PARC, ext. 2287 or go to

April- Saturdays 10:30 am- Lend Me Your Ears Music with Marlana at Reed Memorial Library. For kids 3-6. To register call 845-225-2439.

April- Spring Arts Classes for Adults, Teens, and Kids start at the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac.

April 1-May 15- Children’s Story Time at Kent Public Library. reg at to or call 845 s225-8585

Sat April 19- 1-3pm- Hyde Park Healthy Trails Walkabout Kick Off Hike. Guided, 1-mile trail walk at the Winnakee Nature Preserve. Meet in the parking lot behind Hyde Park Florist and the former Pete’s Famous Café on Rte 9.

Sat April 19-7 pm- “Pope Francis and the Future of the Catholic Church” lecture at Marist College. Nelly Goletti Theatre. Free.

Sat. April 19- 10-11:30 am- Conscious Fathering free program at Putnam Hospital Center, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Carmel.

Mon April 21-7 pm- “The Edible Landscape” at Mahopac Public Library. Free, Reg at or call 845-628-2009, ext 100

Tue Apr 22 6-7:30pm Hudson Valley Chapter CDF Celiac Support Group - Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, Conference Room B

Wed April 23- 11 am- 12:15pm- two-week Phoenix Rising yoga class at Mahopac Public Library. $13, reg. at library.

Wed April 23- 8:30 am- field trip to Institute of Ecosystem Studies (the Lowlands) with the Waterman Bird Club. Meet at Gifford House parking lot, 65 Sharon Turnpike (Rt. 44A), Millbrook. Call Adrienne at 845-264-2015

Thurs April 24- 7:30pm- “The Colden Mansion Ruins Colden Park, Montgomery, NY” presentation by Suzanne Isaksen, hosted by Kent Historical Society. the Carmel-Kent VFW Hall, 32 Gleneida Ave., Carmel. For info email : KentHistorical-

Thurs April 24- 5:30 pm- Putnam County Adult Spelling Bee Team Championship at Star Ridge Banquet Center, 38 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster. Register at

Fri April 25-7 pm- Brewster Library High-school aged teens take part in the Patterson Library’s Poetry Month Celebration. Ten teens will exhibit their work in the library’s art gallery. Teens whose work is selected for display will read their work at the Celebration, and three winners will receive cash prizes. Poems will be evaluated by Tony Howarth, published poet and Patterson Resident. Neil Silberblatt, Pushcart Prizenominated poet and founder of the Facebook group Voices of Poetry, will emcee the celebration. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ellen Clancy at 845-878-6121x13 or at Free Admission.

Sat April 26-8:30 am- Annual Clean Up of Milltown Road and the Historic Milltown Area. Meet at parking area opposite the bridge at Milltown & Old Milltown Roads. Wear sturdy shoes, hardy gloves, and work clothes

Sat April 26-9am-1pm- Putnam County Clerk’s Office hosting Second Annual Putnam County Passport Saturday, at its office, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel

Sat April 26- 2-4pm-Seed starting 101 at Putnam Valley Grange, 128 Mill Street (at Peekskill Hollow Rd.), Putnam Valley. $15 advance registration; $20 walk-ins

Sat April 26-9am-”Defending Life and Family at the UN” at 14th Annual Pro-Life Breakfast, Holiday Inn, Mount Kisco.

Sat April 26- 11am-3pm- 9th Annual Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day at Putnam County TOPS Building, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. Rain or shine, free. . For more information, call: 845-808-1400

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“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke