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School’s Out For Summer!

Thurs June 25-10am-12pm Basic Drawing at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info/register: 845-225-2439

Fri June 26-1-2pm U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Healthcare System town hall listening sessions for Veterans, family members and the public, at TOPS Building, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel

Fri June 26-7-9pm Joan Gillman Smith “Ulterior Motifs” opening reception at Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster. More info: 845-363-8330, oththeater.org

Fri June 26-11am-5pm Free Rapid HIV testing and counselling at 1 Geneva Road, in Brewster. More info: 845- 808-1390

Sat June 27-10am Scoliosis Awareness Walk: Straight Walk with the Curvy Girls at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, Beacon. Rain or Shine

Sat June 27-4-7pm “Bushwick Comes to Putnam” Exhibit at 1544 Rt 6, Carmel. RSVP/ more info: George@George- Whipple.com

Sat June 27-10am Military Family Movie Day, featuring “Inside Out”, at Value Village Empire Cinemas, 1620 Route 22, Brewster

Sat June 27-10am-4pm Adopt-a-Rescued-Pet Day adoption event at Northwinds Kennels 402 Old Post Road, Bedford

Sat June 27-1-5pm Beer Flight for Honor Flights at Jaymark Jewelers, 3612 route 9, Cold Spring

Sat June 27-4-7pm Robyn Geddes Gallery exhibit opening “New York Post: July 22, 1969”, at Six Whipple Lane in Carmel. More info/RSVP: George@GeorgeWhipple.com

Sat June 27-8pm “Conversation on the Occasion of their Recent Books” at Arts on the Lake, Lake Carmel Arts Center, 640 Route 52, Kent Lakes, with Journalist Neil Hickey and Dr. Renée Richards. RSVP/More info: to rsvp@artsonthelake.org, 845-228-2685. Free.

Sat June 27 & Sun June 28-10am-3pm Butterfly & Caterpillar Weekend at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. More info: hhnm.org, 845- 534-5506, ext. 204

June 29-July 3 Lake Carmel Park District Swin Lesson Testing. Fee to Lake Carmel Park District residents. More info: 845-306-5602

Tues June 30-12-1pm Free “Learn to Run” presentation at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services building at 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. More info: Karen. Yates@putnamcountyny.gov

Wed July 1-4:15-5:15pm Free “Learn to Run” presentation at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services building at 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. More info: Karen. Yates@putnamcountyny.gov

Thurs July 2-9:30-11am Putnam County Office for Senior Resources Computer Learning Center for Seniors registration at the William Koehler Senior Center, 180 Route 6 in Mahopac and the Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley. More info: 845) 277- 5422, jak4dogs@verizon.net

Thurs July 2-3-5pm Free Musical Theatre Workshop at The Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Suite 101 in Brewster. More info/ register: SpotlightArtsInc. com, 845-444-ARTS

Fri July 3-10:30am-2:30pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. . More info/Appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767

Sun July 5- RSVP for Sun July 12-5pmWarrior Hike Welcome & BBQat The Inn at Dover Furnace, 115Dover Furnace Road, Dover Plains. RSVP: WarriorHike.org

July 6- Brewster Library registration for Teens/Kids Summer Reading. More info: 845-279-6421, BrewsterLibrary.org

July 6, July 20, Aug 5-3- 3:45pm “Hero Talks” at Kent Public Library, Kent Lakes. Free. More info/register: 845- 225-8585, kentlibrary.org

July 8, 15,29, Aug 5-1-3pm Summer Reading Puppies at Patterson Library. More info/ register: 845-878-6121 x13

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

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 (July 6-Aug 3) 1pm Garden Story Times at Patterson Library. More info/ register: 845-878-6121 x10, pattersonlibrary.org

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 EFLibrary.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-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

Until June 24 New York State Bridge Authority’s Traveling Museum Exhibit at Howland Public Library, Beacon. More info: 845-831-1134, beaconlibrary.org

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

June-Longview School exhibit at Mahopac Public Library. More info: 845-628-2009, ext 105

June-July East Fishkill Community Center Art Classes Exhibits, at East Fishkill Community Library. More info: 221-9943, EFLibrary.org

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

June 26-Sept 4-3-6:30pm Putnam Valley Residents Coalition’s Farmers Market, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center at 729 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley. More info: putnamvalleyresidentscoalition@yahoo.com, 845-528-0066

July-Sept Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Public Canoe Trips. More info: 845-265-2601 ext. 15, cmacs@audubon.org

Until Sat Aug 1- Mahopac Library seeking proposals for art exhibits. More info: mahopaclibrary.org, 845-628- 2009, ext 108

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

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"We don't stop going to school when we graduate." ~Carol Burnett