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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:,, 914-734-3780

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

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

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

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:

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

Feb (Tuesdays)-3-7pm Health Insurance info session at Brewster Public Library. Free, walk-ins welcome. Appt: 914- 502-1478, More info call Library: 845-279-6421.

Feb (Thursdays)-4:30- 6:30pm , Foreclosure Counseling at Brewster Public Library. Free, walk-ins welcome. Appt: 845-225-8493 ext.201. More info call Library: 845-279- 6421.

Until Feb 27 Diana Dopman paintings on display at third floor gallery of Mahopac Library. More info: 845-628- 2009, ext 108

Until Feb 28- ‘Our Perspective’ Mahopac High School students’ exhibit at Mahopac Library. More info: 845-628- 2009, ext 145,

Until March 1 ”Viewfinders” exhibit at Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster. More info/ hours: 845-363-8330

March 14-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 ,

Order Form due by March 25- Putnam County Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale. More info: 845-878-7918,

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

Sat June 13-Sept 19-9am-1pm Pawling Farmers Market on Village Green. More info:

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

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, ,

Thurs Feb 26-1:30pm Tri- State IBM Retirees Club meeting at meeting hall of the United Methodist Church, 1176 E. Main Street, Shrub Oak. More info: 914-528-5916

Fri Feb 27-7pm Quiz Night for Kids at Patterson Library. More info/Reg: 845-878-6121 x10 ,

Fri Feb 27-7pm Adult Trivia Night at Patterson Library. More info/register:, 845-878-6121 x10. Free Program.

Fri Feb 27-6:30pm Norwegian film, “O’Horten” will be shown at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon. PG-13. Free. More info: 845-831-1134.

Sat Feb 28-1-3pm Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Town Meeting at The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill. More info: 914-941-1111,

Sat Feb 28-12-2pm Drug Crisis in our Backyard Narcan Training at East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 rt 376, East Fishkill. Register:

Sat Feb 28-5-7pm Lake Carmel Fire Department Explorer Pasta Night fundraiser at Lake Carmel Fire Department, 851 Rt 52 Carmel.

Sat Feb 28-7pm 2014 Year End Awards Banquet, at Southern Dutchess Horse & Pony Association Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd. More info: 845-590-6072, 845-797-3208,

Sun March 1-4pm Serenade Orchestra Opens Chamber Series at St. Mary-in-the- Highlands, Cold Spring

Sun March 1-2pm Members Meting and Exhibit at Belle Levine Art Center, Mahopac. Exhibit on view until march 20. More info:

Tues March 3-7pm Reads at Reed Book Club discussing Murder off the Books by Evelyn David at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info: 845-225-2439

Tues March 3-9-11am Early Childhood Programs Open House at St. Mary’s School, 2 Convent Avenue , Wappingers Falls. More info: 297-7500,

Tues March 3-7pm QSY Society Amateur Radio Club meeting at East Fishkill library, Hopewell Junction. More info: 914-582-3744,,

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

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