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Thurs Aug 27-7pm Author Talk with Joseph Luzzi, “In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love,” at the East Fishkill Community Library. More info/Register: EFLibrary.org, 221-9943

Thurs Aug 27-6-9pm Kevin’s Fight Cancer Pasta Fundraiser at Carmel Fire Department. $15 per person. Purchase in advance. Mail Checks to: Danielle Casamassima 60 Homestead Dr. Carmel NY 10512 or Beth Makaj 232 Lakeshore Dr. East Carmel NY 10512 and made payable directly to Kevin Blackman

Sat Aug 29-240th Military Police re-enactors at Roosevelt- Vanderbilt Historic Sites. More info: 845-229-9115

Sat Aug 29-10am-2pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie. More info/Appt.: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767

Sun Aug 30-1-3pm New Life Bible Church Back to school Party, 476 Farmers Mills Road, Carmel. Free event, rain or shine. More info: 845 225-4620

Tues Sept 1-7pm QSY Society Amateur Radio Club Meeting at East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, in Hopewell Junction. More info: 914 582-3744, qsysociety.org

Tues Sept 1-7pm Reads at Reed Book Club meeting on “The Reading Circle” by Ashton Lee at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info: 845-225-2439

Tues Sept 1-12:30pm-5:30pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Dutchess Community College South, 31 Marshall Road, Hollowbrook Park, Wappingers Falls. More info/Appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800- 733-2767

Sept 3-Sept 6 2015 Village of Brewster Film Festival. Opens Sept 3 at Cold Spring’s Chapel Restoration. More info/ tickets: VOBFilmFestival.com

Thurs Sept 3- 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. Classes: putnamrsvp.com/clc

Fri Sept 4-by 5pm Petitions for Reed Memorial Library Trustee Candidates due. More info: 845-225-2439, 845-225- 5888

Fri Sept 4-10:30am-2:30pm Red Cross Blood Drive at , Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. More info/Appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767

Fri Sept 4-7-9pm Meet the Artist Reception for “Frank Squared,” at Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall, 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster. More info: 845- 363-8330, oththeater.org

Fri Sept 4- Deadline for PHOTOcentric 2015 at The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison. More info: garrisonartcenter.org

Sept 4 & 5- Kent Public Library Book Cellar Book Sale. More info: KentLibrary.org, 845-225-8585

Sat Sept 5-9am Gymkhana, at Southern Dutchess Horse & Pony Association Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd. More info: 845-590-6072, 845-797- 3208, SDHPA.com

Sat Sept 5- 11am-12pm “See Super Heroes! Be Super Heroes!” at Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. More info/Reg: 845- 225-8585

Sat Sept 5- 1-2pm Learn How to Draw Super Heroes at the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. More info/Reg: 845-225-8585

Sat Sept 5-9am-12pm AMVETS Breakfast Buffet at 4 FairField Drive, Patterson

Sun Sept 6-8am English, at Southern Dutchess Horse & Pony Association Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd. More info: 845-590-6072, 845-797-3208, SDHPA.com

Tues Sept 8-1-6pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie. More info/ Appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767

Tues Sept 8-11:30am-5:30pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Bonefish Grill, 2185 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. More info/Appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767

Tues Sept 8-6:30pm Free Mediation program at East Fishkill Community Library. More info/reg: EFLibrary.org, 221-9943

Wed Sept 9-11:30am-4:30pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Mc- Cann Athletic Facility, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie. More info/Appt: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767

Wed Sept 9-6-7:30pm Book discussion & Signing at Kent Public Library, “Next Year in Constanta” by William Brett. More info: 845-225-8585

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.”

Support Group: ‘Spotlight on Recovery,’ Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Support Group. More info: DrugCrisisInOur- Backyard.com

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

Vendors Wanted for Sat Nov 14-9am-3pm Harvest Bazaar and Christmas Fair at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 26 Prospect Street, Brewster. More info: 845- 279-4325

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

Tuesdays (Sept 8-Oct 15)- 9:30am-12pm Living Well Workshop at the Putnam County Emergency Management Building, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. More info/Reg: 845-808-1734

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 Sept 24-Oct 29- 1-3:30pm “Living Well Workshop – Take Charge of Your Health” at Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311 Patterson. Free. More info/Reg: pattersonlibrary.org, 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

Thursdays-10am-12pm Summer Art for Adults at Reed Library, Carmel. More info/ Register: 845-225-2439

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

Sundays-4pm Howland Chamber Music Circle Performances at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon. More info/ tickets: howlandmusic.org, 845-765-3012

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

Through Aug Summer Events at Patterson Library. More info: 845-878-6121 x 10, pattersonlibrary.org

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“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” ~Russell Baker