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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

Scholarship Deadline- April 15 Enoch Crosby Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution $1000 scholarship for graduating high school senior. More info:, 914-276- 3039

Cooking Classes- NewYork- Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital , 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. More info:,, 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,

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

Open Registration- Putnam Families and Communty Services Adult Spelling Bee on April 30. More info:

Brewster-Carmel Garden Club Plant Sale- for info/forms: 845- 279-9012,

Brewster-Carmel Garden Club Scholarships Deadline- April 14. More info/Application: 845- 279-6061

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

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,

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

March- “Hudson Valley Farms & Gardens” Watercolor exhibit at East Fishkill Community Library. More info: 845-221- 9943 x225

April- Imitations of Immortals.” Exhibit at East Fishkill Library. More info: 221-9943,

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

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

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 ,

Until Nov- Farmers’ Market 2015 at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: (914) 734-3257. Rain or Shine.

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,

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 March 26-7pm Public School Education Forum at Brewster VFW on Peaceable Hill Rd.

Thurs March 26-6-8pm “Learn How to Drastically Cut Costs and Save Money” workshop at Mahopac Public Library. More info/register:, 845-628- 2009, ext 100

Thurs March 26-5-8pm Ladies Night Out to benefit Relay for Life of Fishkill, Grandview on the Hudson, 176 Rinaldi Blvd. Poughkeepsie. More info: 896-5678, ext. 104

Thurs March 26-6:30pm East Fishkill Community Library Evening Book Group to discuss “Command & Control”by Eric Schlosser. More info: 221-9943

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

Sat March 28-7:30pm “Instrumental Alchemy - A Night of Musical Transformation from Past to Present, and Present to Past” at the Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall, Brewster. More info: 845-363- 8330,

Sat March 28-9am field trip to Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies with the Waterman Bird Club. More info/register: 297-6701,

Sat March 28-11am Straw Bale Gardening at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. More info/register: , 845-225-2439

Sat March 28-7:30pm Patterson Kids’ Choice Awards for ages 7-12, at Patterson Library. More info/Register: 845-878-6121 x10,

Sat March 28-”America’s Story” Concert by Spook Handy at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, New Windsor, 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern. More info: 845-978-5620

Sat March 28-9am-4pm Vendor Fair at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 26 Prospect Street, Brewster. Free admission. More info/Vendor Space: 845-279-4325.

Sun March 29-9-11am Carmel Fire Department Auxilary Annual Spring Breakfast Buffet at Carmel Firehouse

March 28, 29, April 3, 4 Easter Bunny Train Rides at Danbury Railway Museum, 1903 Danbury Station and rail yard at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT. More info:,, 203-778-8337

Sun March 29-4pm Parker Quartet at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon. More info/tickets: 845-765-3012,

Sun March 29 5pm- Mahopac VFW Post 5491 4th annual Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony and dinner at the Mahopac Fire House

Sun March 29-2pm Native Gardening for Birds program at Beacon Library. More info:

Mon March 30-April 3-10:30am Spring Break Camp K-4th grade at Patterson Library. More info/ Register: 845-878-6121 x10,

Tues March 31- 11am-3pm Special Spring Farmers’ Market at New York Presbyterian- Hudson Valley Hospital. More info: (914) 734-3257

Tues March 31-2-7pm Red Cross Blood Drive at Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, 741 Route 6, Mahopac. More info/make Appt:, 1-800-733-2767

Wed April 1-8:30am- Field trip to Buttercup Farm Wildlife Sanctuary (West) with Waterman Bird Club. More info:845 -264-2015,

Thurs April 2-12pm-2pm Children’s Spring Tea at Mount Gulian Historic Site. More info:, 845-831-8172,

Thurs April 2-7pm Putnam After Dark “Paranormal Investigations” at Putnam Valley Grange 128 Mill Street (at Peekskill Hollow Road) Putnam Valley. More info: 914-949-4679,

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