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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

Cooking Classes- NewYork- Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital , 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. More info:,, 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,

Opening May 12 (Until Nov)-, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Farmer’s Market. More info:, 914-734- 3780

Vendors Wanted- community tag sale at Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front Street, Patterson on May 16. More info: 845-878- 7200,

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

Open Registration- Putnam Families and Communty Services Adult Spelling Bee on April 30. More info:

Every Mon- The Putnam Chorale rehearsals at Carmel High School music building. All singers welcome

Mondays (until May 18)-4- 5pm Crafts for Kids at Kent Public Library. Register/more info: 845-225-8585, For kids 8-11 years old.

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

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

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

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

Thursdays (starting April 30 for 5 part series) 4pm LEGO Robotics, for grades 4-6, at Patterson Library. More info/ register: 845-878-6121 x10,

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

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 Until May 16-10am-12pm Putnam County “PEARL Amateur Radio League is offering free classes to upgrade “Technician Licensing’ to “General Licensing” at Donald B. Smith Emergency Operations Center Building, Old Route 6, Carmel. More info: 845-520-6354,

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, ,

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

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

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

May- Renee Pasquale fiber art exhibit at East Fishkill Community Library

Until May 21-10am-12pm Diabetes Self-Management Program six week workshop at Mahopac Public Library. More info/Reg:, 845-628-2009, ext 100

Until May 30-Film submissions accepted by Village of Brewster Film Festival. More info/submit: www.VOBFilm- , info@vobFilm-

Through June- Meditation at East Fishkill Library second Tuesday of each month. More info:, 221-9943

Until Sept.- 11am-1pm Breastfeeding Group at New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: (914) 734-3257

Until Sept-2-3pm Diabetes support Group at New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: (914) 734-3257

Until Sept-6-7:30 pm Living with Cancer Support Group at New York Presbyterian- Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: (914) 734-3257. Free.

Until Oct 3 ‘Following Rivers - Valuing and Protecting Our Fresh Water Resources’ photo exhibit at Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University, 199 Main Street, Beacon. More info: 845-838-1600 ,

Until Nov- Farmers’ Market 2015 at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: (914) 734-3257. Rain or Shine.

Thurs April 30- NewYork- Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Wine and Dine Around the World at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Briarcliff Manor . More info/ tickets: 914-734-3526,

Thurs April 30-7pm 5th anniversary of H. G. Fairfield Arts celebration & Grasshopper Awards at Kent Volunteer Fire Dept. on Rte 301 in Kent Cliffs. More info:

Thurs April 30- 5:30pm Adult Spelling Bee at Starr Ridge Banquet Lodge, Brewster. More info:

Thurs April 30-1:00pm Tri-State IBM Retirees Club meeting at United Methodist Church meeting hall, 1176 E. Main Street, Shrub Oak. More info: 914-528-5916

Fri May 1-7:30pm Artist reception with Renee Pasquale at East Fishkill Community Library

Fri May 1-8am 4th annual Dentistry from the Heart at Putnam Dental Associates (PDA) of Brewster. More info: 845-279-3720

Fri May 1-9am-2pm Red Cross Blood Drive Putnam Dental Associates SCU, 2435 Route 6, Brewster. More info: 1-800-733-2767

May 1-May 3Arts on the Lake “Puppets in Peril from Persia to the Pole.” More

May 2-May 22-Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters Invitational exhibit at A. Eric Arctander Gallery, Putnam Arts Council. More info:

Sat May 2-11am-3pm 10th Annual Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day at Putnam County TOPS Building, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. Rain or shone. More info: 845-808- 1400 x 44122

Sat May 2-10am-2pm Native American Exhibit at Adams Corners Museum, Putnam Valley. More info: 845-528-1024

Sat May 2-9am-12pm Hazardous Waste Cleanup day, Fahnestock Park, the Canopus Beach parking lot in Kent. More info/pre-register (required:) 845-808-1390 x 43150

May 2, June 6, Sept 5- Caregiver Support Group at New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: (914) 734-3257. Free.

Sat May 2-Sun May 10-10am- 6pm Saint Luke’s Church Plant Sale, Somers

Sat May 2-7pm Live Music at The Walter Brewster House, Brewster. More info:

Sat May 2-Iphone workshop at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info/register:Info@

Sat May 2-starting 7:30am Putnam County Land Trust Blue Bell Festival. More info/ reg: 914-621-8466, Rain Date May 3

Sat May 2-7am Field trip to Alley Pond/Jamaica Bay with the Waterman Bird Club. More info: 845-331-0749,

Sun May 3-7:30am Field trip to Doodletown (Bear Mt. State Park) with the Waterman Bird Club. More info: 845-297- 6701,

Sun May 3-3pm Putnam Symphony Orchestra last performance of season, at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center at 50 Foggintown Road. More info:

Sun May 3-11am Magical History Tour to the Denny Mine, John Allen Pond, & the Appalachian Trail. More info: 845-249-8880,

Sun May 3-1-5pmPints for Paws at Bull and Barrel Brew Club, 988 Rt. 22, Brewster. More info: 845-278-BULL,

Sun May 3-12pm-5pm the Keepers of the Peace powwow at the Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point. Inclement weather: Eisenhower Hall Ballroom.

Mon May 4-7:30pm “America’s Participation in The Great War” presentation, at Brookfield Museum 165 Whisconier in Brookfield Center. More info:

Tues May 5- CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity meeting at the Four Winds Hospital Conference Center, Route 35, Katonah. More info: 845-704- 2233

Tues May 5-10am Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. More info/register: 914-962-6402, 800-532-4290

Tues May 5-6:30pm Danbury Area Computer Society meeting in the Danbury Hospital Auditorium. Free/Open to Public. More info:

Tues May 5,12,26,June 2,9, 16-10am-12pm Beginning Watercolors at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info/ Register: 845-225-2439

Wed May 6-8am Field trip to Ferncliff Forest with the Waterman Bird Club. More info: 845-264-2015,

Wed May 6-6:30pm Putnam Speaks Toastmasters Club public speaking talk at Kent Public Library. Register/more info: 845-225-8585,

Thurs May 7-7pm Putnam After Dark “Hudson Valley UFOs” at Putnam Valley Grange 128 Mill Street (at Peekskill Hollow Road) Putnam Valley. More info: 914-949-4679,

Thurs May 7-7:30pm 2015- 2016 School Budget for the Carmel Central School District presentation at the Carmel Firehouse, 94 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel,. More info:

Fri May 8-5:30-7:30pm Opening Reception Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters Invitational exhibit at A. Eric Arctander Gallery, Putnam Arts Council. More info:

Fri May 8-Sat May 9-10am- 6pm Annual Plant Sale at First United Methodist Church, 83 Main St., Brewster. More info: 845-279-7611

Sat May 9-11am-2pm Service Academy Informational Workshop, in auditorium of Newburgh Free Academy, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh. More info: 845-561-1259, oscar.

Sat May 9-9am-4pm Hudson Valley Photography Network Spring 2015 Conference at Mount Saint Mary College. More info:

Sat May 9-“De Novo” play at Studio Around the Corner. More info:, 845-363-8330

Sat May 9-8am-4pm Boater Safety Course at the Bureau of Emergency Services Building in Carmel. Register/More info:

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