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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 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- Computer Help at Reed Memorial Library. Mondays 3 to 5pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am to noon, Fridays noon to 2 pm. Learn basic PC skills, creating an e-mail account, learning how to use the internet. Please call the Library to confirm availability, 845-225-2439.

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

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

Thurs April 24- 5:30pm- Putnam Family & Community Services 5th Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Fri April 25-7 pm- Brewster Library High-school aged teens take part in 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. For submission guidelines, contact Ellen Clancy at 845-878-6121x13 or at Free Admission

Sat April 26- 9am-2pm- Medication Take Back Day at Putnam Hospital Center Wagner Cancer Pavilion, 670 Stoneleigh Ave, Carmel. No Syringes, lancets, or sharps of any kind. For more info contact Mary Rice at Putnam County Department of Health, (845) 808 1390 X 43164.

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

Sat April 26- 7-10:30 pm- Evening of Beer Tasting at St. Andrew’s Church in Brewster. $30, $50 for couples. For Reservations call church at 845-279-4325.

Sat April 26- FrOGS’ Birding for Beginners.

Sat April 26- 7pm- Unitarian Universalist Congregation Pete Seeger tribute concert. $8 if purchased in advance through or by calling 845-978-5620. If space available, tickets may be purchased at the door for $12.

Sat April 26- 8 am- trip to Pond Gut with the Waterman Bird Club at Pond Gut parking lot (at dead end), 100 Pond Gut Rd., Lagrangeville. Call: Barbara if you plan to attend @ 845-297-6701

Sat April 26- 6pm- 18th annual Men Who Cook sponsored by Patterson Rotary Club, honoring PARC. $60 at Starr Ridge Banquet & Conference Center, 38 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster.

April 26-June 7-10:30am- Regents Prep, Integrated Algebra, at Patterson Library. Saturdays. Registration required. For more info/to 845-878-6121 x10 or go to and click on calendar.

Sun April 27-5pm- Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration at First Hebrew, 1821 Main Street, Peekskill. Info: call 914-739 0500, email or

Sun April 27- Mount Gulian in Beacon opens for the season. Admission is $8 adults; $6 seniors; and $4 children (6-18 years of age). For more information and directions call 845-831-8172 or visit our website at www.mount-

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