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A Crisp Fall & Lots to Do

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. All training provided. Applicants are required to provide a DD214. Please submit resume by fax 845-278- 0600 or email: 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

Bannerman Island Public Tours- tour departs from Newburgh, and advance booking is required for all tours. Please wear comfortable shoes. Strollers cannot be accommodated. More info:

Until Sat Sept 20-9am-12pm Pawling Farmers Market on Saturdays, on Village Green in Pawling. More info:

Until Sept 30- Watercolor works of Monica Craig at Mahopac Public Library 3rd Floor Gallery. More info: 845- 628-2009, ext 108

Until Nov 30 “The Hudson River Portfolio: A Beginning for the Hudson River School” on view at Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison. Free with paid admission to grounds.

Until Dec 10 “Never Before Has Your Like Been Printed:” The Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 on display at Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar College.

Starting Sept 15- 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

Starting Sept 18-2:30-4pm 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.

Starting Sept 22- Mondays 4:30 pm Girls’ and Boys’ Book Clubs for 3rd and 4th grade, at Patterson Library. Girls and boys will be separately. Registration Required. More info/to register: contact the Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to

Starting Sept 25- 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

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 Oct 9-10am-12pm Adult Art Workshop at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. Seating limited. Call Library at 845- 225-2439 to register

Thurs Sept 11 West Point Band performs at Trinity Church in New York City. Free and open to the public and will be broadcast live at Info: call 845.938.2617 or visit

Thurs Sept 11-2pm-5pm Letter Writing Campaign to write “Thank You” letters to responders, veterans abroad, veterans at home, police officers, EMS first responders, and firefighters in order to show appreciation to them for their dedicated service. At Cornerstone Park building, located at 1 Fair Street, Carmel. To attend/Volunteer: contact VetCorps Prevention Coordinator, Chauntel Wright, at or 845-225-4646 or VetCorps Project Supervisor, Elaine Santos at or 845-225-4646

Sat Sept 13 MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Minnewaska State Park, Lake Awosting Hike or Bust! For more info: Jean- Claude Fouere, 845-462-1909, Georgette Weir,georgette.

Sat Sept 13-3-10pm German American Social Club’s Oktoberfest. 11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley. Free parking, $10 to get in. Children under 14 free with an adult. More info: or call: 845 528-5800

Sat Sept 13-8am Field trip to Pond Gut with the Waterman Bird Club. Meet at Pond Gut parking lot (at dead end), 100 Pond Gut Rd., Lagrangeville. Call Barbara at 845-297-6701. More info:

Sat Sept 13-2-4pm Putnam Valley Grange hosting Backyard Farming Workshop: Growing Shiitake Mushrooms, at the Grange, 128 Mill Street (at Peekskill Hollow Rd.), Putnam Valley. Pre-Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit $25 Grange Members; $30 Non- Members

Sat Sept 13 MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Manitoga walk. More info: Sue Mackson 845 471 9892

Sat Sept 13 Chef’s Farm Fresh Dinner on Bannerman Island. More Info:

Sat Sept 13-10am-4pm Defensive Driving Course at Mahopac Public Library. $45, $35 for seniors ages 65 and up. Register in advance with class fee at the Information Desk at Library.

Sat Sept 13-1-7pm VFW Post 9257 Clambake 2014, 4 Fairfield Dr., Patterson. Rain or shine. Tickets: 21&Over: 45/35 Advanced sale, Seniors: 35/30 advanced sale, 12-20 yrs. old: 20/15 advanced sale, 6-11 yrs old: 7/5 advanced sale. 5&under: free. Tickets at VFW Post or Scotty’s Putnam Lake Liquor & Wine. Advanced sale until Sept. 7. More info: 845 279 4122,

Sat Sept 13-1pm Putnam County AARP Chapter 1183 meeting at William Koehler Center, Rte, 6, Mahopac. Doors open 10am for members. Discussing Sherriff Department safety programs. Coffee and donuts will be served just before the meeting.

Sat Sept 13-5pm & 8pm A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering at Philipstown Depot Theatre, Garrison.$20. Tickets at

Sat Sept 13 Chef’s Farm Fresh Dinner on Bannerman Island. Reservations are advised . Donation $135. More info:

Sat Sept 13-8pm Dance Night at Howland Cultural Center. Donation: $10. located at the east end of Main Street (477) in Beacon. For further information and directions, please call (845) 831-4988 or (845) 765-0667.

Sat Sept 13-7pm Local Chapter of the Sierra Club and Yorktown Smartgrowth hosting a Harvest Square Dance at Faraway Farm, 1307 Baptist Church Road, Yorktown Heights. All ages, no experience necessary. $75 per single ticket or $70 per person for a couple. More info:

Sat Sept 13-10am Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosting “Geology Hike!” at Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots recommended. For adults with or without children and for children ages 7 and up. Admission: $7/Adults - $5/Children. Museum Members: $5/ Adults - $3/Children. More info: or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

Sat Sept 13- 6-9pm Opening Reception for “A Trilogy of Trains” exhibit by regional photographer John Fasulo at Hudson Beach Gallery, Beacon.

Sat Sept 13-9am Drew, Lake Mahopac, Mt. Hope, Brewster, Holmes and Purdys United Methodist Churches will kick off their community outreach with bagels and coffee at 9 am at Drew UMC in Carmel, followed by a variety of public service events, including: 10 am to 3 pm coffee offering at I-84, water distribution at several bike path locations, visitation and distribution of flowers to local Nursing Homes and 12 PM. Free community lunch. For more info or to volunteer, call 845-225-2019 or e-mail at

Sept 13-Nov 2 “A Trilogy of Trains” exhibit by regional photographer John Fasulo at Hudson Beach Gallery, Beacon.

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