common / Things To Do Calendar

Things to Do

Summer Scorchers!

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 to 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.

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. Program staff will be comprised exclusively of Veterans providing “Peer Support” based on their own lived experience. All training provided. Applicants are required to provide a DD214. Please submit resume by fax 845-278- 0600 or email: More info: call 845-278-7600 ext. 214

Bannerman Island Public Tours- tour departs from Newburgh, and advance booking is required for all tours. Please wear comfortable shoes. Strollers cannot be accommodated. More info:

Until Sat Sep 20-9am-12pm- Pawling Farmers Market on Saturdays, on Village Green in Pawling. More info:

Until Aug 13- “Leap Into Reading” book club at Howland Public Library. Space limited, register with Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services, at or call 845-831-1134, x.103

Thurs July 31- 2-3pm- Stretch Class at East Fishkill Library, Alley Community Room. Limited to 20 participants, registration required: (go to calendar), or call 221 9943

Thurs July 31- 9am-4:30pm- Farms and Food: Teaching the Hudson Valley from the Ground Up, Summer Institute, Teaching the Hudson Valley, FDR Home and Presidential Library, Contact: Debi Duke, 845-229-9116 ext. 2035. Prices vary.

Fri Aug 1-2-3:30pm- “Getting Started with Goodreads” at East Fishkill Library. Free. Limited to 20 seats, reg. at bring own laptop/tablet, limited number available at library. Contact Cindy at 845-221- 9943 x225 to schedule laptop use.

Fri Aug 1-2-8pm- Blood Drive at the North Highlands Firehouse, 504 Fishkill Road, Cold Spring, Contact info: 1-800-933-2566 [BLOOD].

Fri Aug 1-9:45am- “Big Latch On” Breastfeeding event at Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue. 9:45 am registration, latch on at 10:30. Siblings are welcome. Please arrive by 10am so everyone can be registered and settled in. For more information: 845- 808-1390, x43119. Or visit

Aug 2-3- The Putnam County Wine & Food Festival at the Grounds of the Patterson Flea Market (3161 Route 22, Patterson. 11am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Hillside Food Outreach. For more information, or to pre-register for this festival, please visithttp://

Sat Aug 2- 10am-3pm- Arts and Crafts Expo at Hopewell Depot Restoration, 36 Railroad Avenue, Hopewell Junction. Free. More info:

Sat Aug 2- Kent Historical Society Tag and Bake Sale at The Ludington Mill site (Old Carmel Camper area) Route 52,Ludingtonville. To help or donate (no clothing) call: 845 803 0372 or email Rain date Aug 3.

Sat Aug 2-11am-2pm- Secret Life of Toadstools program at Hubbard Lodge, 2920 Rte. 9, Cold Spring. Suggested Donation: $3 adults, $2 Kids. Info: 845-265-3773.

Sat Aug 2-First Presbyterian Church of Mahopac Country Auction at 61 Bryant Pond Road, Putnam Valley. Live and silent auction. Rain or shine. Please call 845-528- 4565 to arrange for free local pickup of donated items. For more information please call 845-628-2365 or email

Aug 3- Nov 30- “The Hudson River Portfolio: A Beginning for the Hudson River School” on view at Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison. Free with paid admission to grounds.

Sun Aug 3-7:30pm- West Point Band Jazz Knights continue Under the Stars summer concert series at the Trophy Point Amphitheater with the 3rd annual “Dancing Under the Stars.” For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845 938 2617 or visit

Sun Aug 3-3:30pm-6:30pm- Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Public Canoe Trip. Reservations required. Space is limited to 15 persons, call 845-265-2601 ext. 15 or for reservations or more information.$35 per adult, $25 for children ages 7-15, and $30 for seniors, students, and Audubon members. Participants must be at least 7 years of age.

Mon Aug 4-10am-2pm- East Fishkill Community Library hosting Dutchess One Stop Career Center professionals for monthly Job Ready Sessions. Reserve half hour session at, click on the calendar and register for the time slot you prefer or call 221-9943 ext 225 for more information

Mon Aug 4-7:30pm- National Security Lecture at Brookfield Museum, 165 Whisconier Road (Intersection of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. Hosted by Brookfield Historical Society. Speaker: Joseph Secola. More info,:

Tues Aug 5-7pm- The Read at Reeds Book club meeting to discuss The Coldest Winter Ever” by Sister Souljah. At Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. Contact 845-225-2439 with any questions.

Tues Aug 5-6:30pm- Estate Planning Seminar at East Fishkill Library. Free. Reservations suggested: http:// or call 221-9943

Tues Aug 5-7:30pm- Taghkanic Chorale presents its 2014 Summer Sing, a musical reading of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” at Yorktown Church of the Nazarene, 1243 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights. $10, includes refreshments and use of a score (or bring your own score.) Info/directions: or call 914-737-6707

Tues Aug 5- 10am- Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. Advance Reg. required: 914- 962-6402 or 800-532-4290

Tues Aug 5-7pm- Country Line Dancing Under the Stars at Patterson Library, 1167 Rt. 311, Patterson. 18 and over only, kids 5 and up can dance in Community Room. Reg. for kids required: or call 845-878-6121 X 10. Reg. for adults preferred, walk-ins welcome if space provides. Free.

Send Coming Events to

Return to top

Weekly Quotation

“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937