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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.

Mental Health Counseling: Putnam Family and Community Services – 225-2700

Putnam Community Services of Rockland Psychiatric Center – 278-2500.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK

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

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

Cooking Classes- Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. More info:,, 914-734-3780

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

Saturdays-12-1:30pm : “Yoga-A Path Toward Wellness”, free program open to women with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancer at Club Fit in 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, ,

Continuing- Mondays 5:30 pm Teen Book Club at Patterson Library, for grades5 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. $25 registration at information desk. Will meet every Thursday. More info on Teen Players: contact Gail Perillo at 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

Winter Class- Art Class at Belle Levine Art Center, Mahopac. More info:

Starting Feb Patterson Library Book Clubs for Kids. More info/Reg: 845-878-6121 x10 ,

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

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

Until Jan 31- Cara Gilroy paintings on exhibit at Mahopac Public Library. More info: 845-628-2009, ext 108

Jan 28, Feb 25, March 25, April 22-6:30-8pm Free “Marge’s Knitting Circle Program,” open to people living with breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers. At Support Connection office in Yorktown Heights. More info/pre-reg (required): 914- 962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Jan 29-March 5 New You Wellness Workshop at 36 Lincoln Ave, Beacon. More info:

Tues Jan 29 -1:00pmThe Tri-State IBM Retirees Club meeting, in the meeting hall of the United Methodist Church meeting hall, 1176 E. Main Street, Shrub Oak. Scheduled speaker: Jim Loehle, Vice President, Gary Goldberg Financial Services. New members welcome. Info: (914) 528-5916.

Fri Jan 30-6:30pm Senator Terrence Murphy and Purple Heart Homes New York Down State Chapter #1 fund raiser for Korean War Veteran Stephen O’Laughlin. At The Yorktown Heights VFW Post 8328 257 Veterans Blvd, Yorktown Heights,. More info/RSVP: 646-296-8882,

Sat Jan 31-1pm “Traveling Route 6” with author Joe Hurley at Patterson Library. Free. More info/register:, 845-878- 6121 x10

Sat Jan 31-11am-12:30pm Red Cross Preparedness Workshop at Mahopac Public Library. For ages 14 and up. More info/register: www.mahopaclibrary, 845-628-2009, ext 100

Sat Jan 31-2pm David W. Gordon book talk on debut novel “The Outhouse.” Register (required)/ More info:, or call 845-628-2009, ext 100

Sun Feb 1-German American Social Club Super Bowl Party at 11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley. Doors open 4pm. More info: 845-528- 5800,

Mon Feb 2-Hudson Chorale Rehearsals. Schedule Audition: , 914- 478-0074. More info:

Mon Feb 2- Deadline for open call submissions for “Red” theme exhibit at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info: FrontStreetGallery.Org

Tues Feb 3-7:30pm CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) meeting on Parent Strategies: the Tool Box of Success - Homework, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Independence”. At Four Winds Hospital, Route 35 between Katonah and Cross River. More info: 845-704-2233

Tues Feb 3-7pm Reads at Reed Book Club to discuss the book Little Bee by Chris Cleave at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info: 845-225-2439

Tues Feb 3-10am Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. More info: Reg: 914-962-6402 or 800- 532-4290

Feb 3, 10, 17-10am-12pm Free Beginners Watercolor Class at Reed Memorial Library. Register/more info: 845- 225-2439. Reg. preference given to students who have not recently taken art class at library.

Feb 2, Feb 4-5:30-7:00pm SAT Prep Sessions at Studio Around the Corner, Brewster. Practice test session March 1. More info:, 845-582-0017

Wed Feb 4-9am field trip to Vassar College Campus with the Waterman Bird Club. New birders welcome. More info: 845-264-2015 ,

Thurs Feb 5-9:30-11am 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. Reg in person or call (845) 628-6423/ email

Thurs Feb 5-7pm Putnam County Metal Detectorists and Archeological Society meeting at First Baptist Church Brewster, 460 N Main St., Brewster. New members welcome. More info:

Feb 5, 12, 19- 10am-12pm Free Drawing Basics Class at Reed Memorial Library. Register/more info: 845- 225-2439. Reg. preference given to students who have not recently taken art class at library.

Fri Feb 6-7-9pm Opening Reception for “Flower Power”, Brian Alberghini photo exhibit at The Studio Around the Corner, Brewster. More info/additional hours: (845)- 363-8330

Sat Feb 7-10am QSY Society Amateur Radio Club at Esat Fishkill Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction. More info: 914 582-3744,,

Sat Feb 7-1pm “The Hidden Treasures of Korea” workshop at Patterson Library. Free. Registraion (required)/More info::, 845-878-6121 x10

Sat Feb 7-3pm Winter Documentary Film Series at FDR Library, Henry A. Wallace Center . Free/Open to public. More info: 845-486-7745, clifford.

Sat Feb 7-10am-1pm The Putnam Chorale vocal workshop at First United Methodist Church, 83 Main Street Brewster. More info/Reg:, 845-279-5099

Sun Feb 8-11am-5pm Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival at Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill St., Mahopac. More info/reservations: 845-278-7272 x 2287,

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