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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: 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

Until Nov.- NewYork-Presbyterian/ Hudson Valley Hospital Farmer’s Market. More info: www.nyp.org/hudsonvalley, 914-734-3780

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

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

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, KentLibrary.org. 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

Wednesdays Until April 29-10am-12:30pm Living Well Workshop at Putnam Hospital Center. More info/ register: 845-279-5711 ext. 2702, schisick@health-quest.org

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 EFLibrary.org.

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, 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 (June 4-25) 4:30pm Kids Learn to Knit at Patterson Library. More info/reg: 845-878-6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

3rd Friday of Month (starting May 15)-4:30pm Lego Club for Kids at Patterson Library. More info/register: 845-878-6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

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

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

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

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: mahopaclibrary.org, 845-628-2009, ext 100

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

Until May 31-“We’ve Been Framed”fiber art exhibit at Mahopac Public Library. More info: mahopaclibrary.org, 845-628-2009, ext 100

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

June-Aug-MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Summer Outings. More info: midhudsonADK.org

Until Aug 15- West Point “Music Under the Stars” Concert Series. More info: 845- 938-2617, westpointband.com

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 , bire.org

Thurs May 21-7pm Linda Zimmermann author talk at East Fishkill Library. More info: EFLibrary.org, 221-9943

Thursdays May 21,28, June 4,11,18,25-10am-12pm Basic Drawing at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info/ register: 845-225-2439

Fri May 22-Deadline for Kent Lifeguard Applications. Forms: townofkentny.gov. More info: 845-306-5602

Fri May 22-10am-2pm Early Bird preview Book Sale at Kent Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. More info: KentLibrary.org, 845- 225-8585

Fri May 22-7pm 7pm Opening Ceremony for 10th Annual John Morris Memorial Watchfires at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park

Fri May 22-Mon May 24- 6pm-6am 10th Annual John Morris Memorial Watchfires at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park

Fri May 22-Mon May 25- Memorial Day Weekend Events at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. More info: 845-486- 7745, 845-229-6214

Sat May 23-10am-4pm Book Sale at Kent Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. More info: KentLibrary.org, 845- 225-8585

Sat May 23-9am-1pm Annual Plant Sale at Pawling United Methodist Church parking lot, 2 Dutcher Avenue, Pawling. If raing, sale in Fellowship Hall.

May 22 & May 23-8pm, May 24-2pm Brewster Theater Company presents “Broadway Bound!”, at the Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Brewster. More info: brewstertheatercompany.org. Res: 845-363-8330, toscac2010@gmail.com

Sat May 23-1:30pm York City Department of Environmental Protection wetlands educational walk near West Branch Reservoir, Carmel. More info/register: fparisio@ dep.nyc.gov

Sun May 24-8am Western Pleasure, at Southern Dutchess Horse & Pony Association Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd. More info: 845-590-6072, 845-797-3208, SDHPA.com

Tues May 26-2-7pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, 741 Route 6, Mahopac. More info/appt.: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767

Wed May 27-8am Field trip to Pawling Nature Reserve with the Waterman Bird Club. More info: 845-264-2015, watermanbirdclub.org

Wed May 27-11am Better Reads Book Club meeting at the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Discussing on “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert. More info/ reg: kentlibrary.org/ 845-225- 8585

Thurs May 28 & June 4-7pm Elder Care & Estate Planning Series at Patterson Library. Free. More info/register: pattersonlibrary.org, 845-878- 6121 x10

Thurs May 28-6-9pm “Trauma, PTSD & Suicide: Helping Professionals at Risk” talk, 12pm at the TOPS building on the Donald B. Smith Campus, Carmel

Fri May 29-9am-12pm “Trauma, PTSD & Suicide: Helping Professionals at Risk” talk, 12pm at the TOPS building on the Donald B. Smith Campus, Carmel

Sat May 30-1pm Basic Vegetable Gardening program at Patterson Library. Free. More info/register: pattersonlibrary.org, 845-878-6121 x10

Sat May 30-12-6pm Asian American Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Sun May 31-2pm Steel Passion at Mahopac Public Library. More info: mahopaclibrary.org, 845-628-2009, ext 100

Sun May 31-2:30pm-3:45pm Free Yoga Class in honor of military moms, wives and female Veterans at Liberation Yoga in Mahopac. Register (by May 29)/more info: 845- 278-7600 x 214

Mon June 1- Hope for Youth Foundation’s golf outing fundraiser, at the Mahopac Golf Club. More info: Peekskill- Rotary.org

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