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A Parent’s Favorite Time of Year: Back to School!

May-Nov (Every 1st & 3rd Tues) 11am-4pm Harvest for Health Farmers’ Market at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: hvhc.org

June-Sept-West Point Band Music Under the Stars” Concert Series at Trophy Point Amphitheater. More info: 845- 938-2617, westpointband.com

July-Aug Spotlight Arts Musical Theatre Summer Programs for Children & Teens. More info: spotlightartsinc.com, 845-444- ARTS

July-Aug Concert Series at Lake Carmel Arts Center. More info: ArtsOnTheLake.org

July-Aug- Concert Series 2016 in Mahopac. More info: Carmel- Recreation.US

July-Aug Seven Star School of Performing Arts Summer Camps.. More info: sevenstarschool.com

Until Labor Day Weekend: Farmers’ Market at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, 729 Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley. More info: tompkinscorners.org, 845 528 7280

Until Sept 30-‘Summer Invitational Show’ exhibit at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info: FrontStreetGallery.org, 917-880-5307

Throughout Sept-Laura Navor exhibit at East Fishkill Community Library. More info: 221-9943, EFLibrary.org

Until Oct 12- Stephen Wilhelm wood carving exhibit at Kent Public Library. More info: 845-225-8585

July 6-Aug 18 Summer Session of Reading Buddies at the Kent Library. More info: 845-855-5747

July 9-Aug 28-“Windows of my Soul” exhibit at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info: OTHTheater.org

Aug- Art by Wendy Isler Alvarez on display at the Kent Public Library

Until Aug 31- Absentee ballots for Reed Memorial Library Funding/Trustee Vote at library. More info: 845-225- 2439, 845-225-5888

Aug 25-Aug 26 Auditions for Twelfth Night at the Studio Around the Corner at 67 Main Street, Suite 101 in Brewster. Call Backs Aug 27. More info: brewstershakespeare@gmail.com, oththeater.org, 845-363-8330

Thurs Aug 25-10am-12pm ‘Color Yourself Calm’ at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. . More info/reg: 845-225-2439

Thurs Aug 25-7pm Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. More info/reg (req): 914-962-6402, 800-532-4290, supportconnection.org

Thurs Aug 25-5:30-7pm Seven Star School of Performing Arts Mini Camp: Jazzy Jungle. More info:SevenStarSchool.com, 845-278-0728

Fri Aug 26- ACME Supermarkets in Patterson will open

Fri Aug 26-2-6pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. More info/Appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800- 733-2767

Fri Aug 26- Deadline for Library trustee candidate petitions at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info: 845-225-2439, 845-225-5888

Aug 26, 31- 5:30-7:30pm Wire Wrapping Workshop at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info: FrontStreetGallery.org

Sat Aug 27-1:30-2:45pm Armchair Actors to perform at Kent Library. More info/reg: kentlibrary.org, 845-225-8585

Sat Aug 27-9:30am-12pm Plein Air Watercolor Painting Class at Green Chimneys Beach, Brewster. More info/ reg: 845-612-1046, sharon_nakazato@comcast.net

Sat Aug 27-12-1:30pm : “Yoga: A Path Toward Wellness” at Club Fit, Jefferson Valley. Open to women living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers.Free. More info/reg (req): 914-962- 6402, 800-532-4290

Sat Aug 27- Field trip to Orvis with the Waterman Bird Club. More info: 845-264- 2015, watermanbirdclub.org

Sun Aug 28-1:30-3pm Kids painting with ink workshop at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info: FrontStreetGallery.org

Tues Aug 30-1-7pm Blood Drive at Mahopac Public Library. More info: 845-628- 2009, ext 100

Wed Aug 31-7:30am Field trip to Andrew Haight Road with Waterman Bird Club. More info: 845-264-2015, watermanbirdclub.org

Sun Sept 3-7:30pm West Point Band Labor Day Celebration at Trophy Point Amphitheater. Rain Date Sept 4 More info: 845-938-2617, westpointband.com

Sept 4,11, 18-1:30-3pm Kids painting with ink workshop at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info: FrontStreetGallery.org

Tues Sept 6-1-6pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road, Piughkeepsie. More info/appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800- 733-2767

Thursdays (Sept 8, 15,22,29, Oct 6,13)-10am-12pm Drawing for Pleasure & Proficiency at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info/reg: 845- 225-2439

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 for with breast and ovarian cancer. Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Suicide Prevention: “Putnam County Cares” is an app available on your mobile phone. Within that app is “SPEAK; Suicide Prevention Education and Awareness Kit.”

Support Group: ‘Spotlight on Recovery,’ Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Support Group. More info: DrugCrisisInOur- Backyard.com

The Putnam County Crisis Hotline - 845 225-1222 is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK

Mental Health Counseling: Putnam Family and Community Services – 225-2700

Putnam Community Services of Rockland Psychiatric Center – 278-2500.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse help: Arms Acres – 225-3400

Putnam Family and Community Services – 225-2700 St. Christopher’s Inn – 335- 1000 Hoving Home- 424-3674

Cooking Classes- NewYork- Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. More info: HVHC.org, mbulger@hvhc.org, 914-734-3780

Young Chefs of Hudson Valley 12 week sessions for ages 11-13, at New York-Presbyterian/ Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: 914-734-3780, mbulger@hvhc.org

Gallery Talks-2pm Second Saturday every month at Dia:Beacon

West Point Museum Exhibits- More info: 845-938-3590, Museum@ USMA.edu, Facebook

Reed Memorial Library Book Sale during Library Hours. More info: carmellibrary.org, 845-225- 2439

Every Mon- The Putnam Chorale rehearsals at Carmel High School music building. All singers welcome. More info: putnamchorale.org

Mondays-2-3pm Brain Games at East Fishkill Community Library. Space is limited to 20 participants. More info: 221-9943 x225

Mondays-12:30-2:00pm Artists Drop-in creative afternoons at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info: 845-225-2439

Every Third Mon., 5:30pm 5th Grade and Up Book Club at Patterson Library. More info: 845-878-6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

3rd Mon of Month- 5:15- 5:45pm Kinder reads at Kent Library. More info/reg: Kentlibrary.org

Tuesdays 1:30-4pm Chess for Adults at East Fishkill Community Library. More info/ reg: 221-9943, EFLibrary.org

Tuesdays-9:15am-10:15am Baby Ballerinas for 2.5 to 4 year olds at Seven Star School, 509 Route 312, Brewster. More info: SevenStarSchool.com. Reg: 845-278-0728

Tuesdays-3-4pm free weekly Stretch class at the East Fishkill Community Library. More info/reg: EFLibrary.org , 221-9943

Every other Tues & Thurs- Open Computer Help at Patterson Library. Free. More info: pattersonlibrary.org, 845-878-6121 x10

1st Wed of Month: Veteran Outreach Studio at Patterson Rec Center. More info: 845- 278-8387

Wednesdays- 10:30am-12pm In-Stitches Knitting Club at Reed Library, Beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. More info: 845-225-2439

3rd Wed of Month-Club For Cooks at Kent Public Library. More info/reg: kentlibrary.org, 845-225-8585

3rd Wed Each Month- 4:30- 5:15pm Newbery Book Club at Kent Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. More info/reg: kentlibrary.org, 845- 225-8585

Third Wednesday of the month-11am-12:30pm Alzheimer’s Music Social at Mahopac Public Library at 668 Route 6 in Mahopac. More info: 800-272-3900

4th Wed every month-11am Better Reads Book Club meeting at the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing. More info: 845-225-8585

Every Other Wed. 4:30pm- Ready, Set, Read! at Patterson Library. More info: 845-878- 6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

Every Other Wed-1-2:30pm Drawing for Beginners at Kent Public Library. More info/ reg: kentlibrary.org

Every Other Wed-1-2:30pm Intermediate Drawing at Kent Public Library. More info/ reg: kentlibrary.org

Every Wed & Sat- Kent Library’s Book Nook,. Summer mini-sale: children’s books. More info: 845/225- 8585 friendsofkentlibrary. blogspot.com/

Tues, Wed, Thurs (July 19- Aug 9) Summer Storytimes at Kent Library. More info/ reg: kentlibrary.org, at 845- 225-8585

First Thursday of Month: East Fishkill Community Library Photography Group monthly meeting More info/ reg: eflibrary.org, 221-9943

Every Other Thurs 5:00pm- My First Book Club at Patterson Library. More info: 845-878-6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

Every Other Thurs, 5pm- Cook the Books at Patterson Library. More info: 845-878- 6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

Thursdays- 6:30pm-8pm In-Stitches Knitting Club at Reed Library, Beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome. More info: 845-225-2439

Thursdays -6-7:30pm Pegasus program for children ages 6 to 12 at Putnam County Youth Bureau. More info/reg (req) (845) 808-1600 ext. 46126 , Stephanie.Chester@putnamcountyny. gov, Pegasus@putnamcountyny. gov

1st Thursday Every Month- Putnam County Computer Learning Center for seniors holds registration at the William Koehler Senior Center, 180 Route 6 in Mahopac and at the Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley. More info: 845-277-5422, jak4dogs@verizon.net

Every 3rd Thurs of Month-6:30- 8pm Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home, 46 Mt. Ebo Road North, Brewster. Free, Reg Required: 800-272-3900

Third Thursday of Month- 6:30-8pm Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group month at Putnam Hospital Center at 670 Stoneleigh Ave. in Carmel. More info: 800-272-3900

4th Thurs of the Month -7pm Free Support Group for Women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer support group at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More info/reg: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290, supportconnection.org

Fridays-(June 24-Sept 2) 3-6:30pm Putnam Valley Residents Coalition’s Farmers Market at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center at 729 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley. More info: 845-528- 0066, putnamvalleyresidentscoalition@yahoo.com

3rd Friday of Month-4:30pm Lego Club for Kids at Patterson Library. More info/ register: 845-878-6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

First Sat of month (April- Oct) 9am-1pm Live Poultry & Farm animal market at Putnam Valley Grange, 128 Mill Street at Peekskill Hollow Rd., Putnam Valley. More info: PutnamValleyGrange.org/backyardfarming

Saturdays-12-1:30pm : “Yoga-A Path Toward Wellness”, free program open to women with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancer at Club Fit, Jefferson Valley. More info/ pre-registration (required): 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290

Saturdays (June 18-Oct 1) 9am-1pm Pawling Farmers Market on Pawling’s Village Green. More info: pawlingfarmersmarket.org

Saturdays-10am-12pm Technical Help at Kent Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes

Sundays-11:30am-3pm Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market at HVCPA Building,15 Mt. Ebo Road South, Brewster. Outdoors in warm weather. More info: 845-878-9078 x 4218, , hvcpa.org

Sundays-4pm Howland Chamber Music Circle Performances at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon. More info/ tickets: howlandmusic.org, 845-765-3012

Continuing- Mondays 5:30 pm Teen Book Club at Patterson Library, for grades 5 and up. Registration required. More info/to register: contact the Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to www.pattersonlibrary.org

Continuing-2:30-4pm Teen Players Meeting at Mahopac Public Library. Will meet every Thursday. More info: 845-628- 2009, ext 136. Registration ongoing until Sept 18.

Continuing - Mondays 4:30 pm Girls’ and Boys’ Book Clubs for 3rd and 4th grade, at Patterson Library. Registration Required. More info/to register: contact the Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to www.pattersonlibrary.org

Continuing - Thursdays 4:30pm Ready, Set, Read! At Patterson Library, for Kindergartners. Registration Required. More Info/ Register: contact the Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to www.pattersonlibrary.org

Until Oct Hudson Highlands Land Trust Hikes throughout the Hudson Highlands. More info: info@hhlt.org, 845-424- 3358 x6

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