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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.

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.

Wanted Veterans: PFC Joseph Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Warmline is a new program that is being developed to assist callers from the community by offering information, referrals, and support to Veterans and their family members. More info: call 845-278-7600 ext. 214

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

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 Walter Hoving Home- 424-3674

First Thurs of the Month- 7-8:30pm East Fishkill Library Photography Workshop. To reserve a spot go to

Until Dec 31- “Food for Fines” at Kent Library. $1 off overdue fines for every non-perishable food donation. Toys for Tots collection not applicable.

Until Jan 5 “Landscape Visions” exhibit at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More info/Purchases: or 845-531-9617. 50 percent proceeds to hospital.

Continuing- Mondays 5:30 pm Teen Book Club at Patterson Library, for grades5 and up. Registration required. More info/to register: contact the Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to

Continuing-2:30-4pm Teen Players Meeting at Mahopac Public Library. $25 registration at information desk. Will meet every Thursday. More info on Teen Players: contact Gail Perillo at 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

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

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

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 thru Dec 18-9:15am-10am Zumba Gold Chair at Brewster Library. More info/register: 845-279-6421.

Dec- Native American Painting Exhibit by Fifth grade students from Fulmar Road Elementary School, at Mahopac Library. More info: 845-628-2009, ext 145

Thurs Dec 18-4:30pm “Make a Gingerbread House” program at Patterson Library. More info/ register: 845-878-6121 x10,

Thurs Dec 18-7pm Breast Cancer Support Group at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. More info: Register: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290

Thurs Dec 18-1pm West Point Concert Band at Trinity Church in New York City. More info: call 845-938-2617,

Sat Dec 20-12-2pm Children’s Holiday Celebration at Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster. Free. More info: 845-363-8330

Sat Dec 20-4:30pm Lighted rail yard train ride at Danbury Railway Museum. More info:,, 203-778-8337

Sat Dec 20 Christmas Bird Count (county-wide) with the Waterman Bird Club. Call Herb at 609-577-3477 to join a group. More info:

Sun Dec 21-4pm Christmas Sing Along at Sherman Church, 6 Church Road, Sherman, Connecticut

Wed Dec 24-9am Field trip to FDR National Historic Site with the Waterman Bird Club. Meet at Visitor Center Parking Lot, 4097 Albany Post Road , Hyde Park. More info: call Adrienne at 845-264-2015,

Sat Dec 27 Ulster/ Dutchess Christmas Bird Count (Northwestern Dutchess.) Call Mark at 845-339-1277 if interested in helping out. More info:

Sat Dec 27-12pm Free Community Luncheon at Drew United Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. RSVP with name, number, and number attending: 845-225-2019

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