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Warning to All Turkeys: Thanksgiving is Almost Here!

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

Vendors Wanted- Carmel VFW Ladies Auxiliary Craft Sale to be held Dec 6 from 9am to 4pm at VFW Hall, Carmel. Spaces $30 each. Call 845-225-9194

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

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.

Until Jan 5 “Landscape Visions” exhibit at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More info/ Purchases: or 845-531-9617. 50 percent proceeds to hospital.

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

Until End of Nov- “Reflection” at Front Street Gallery, Patterson. More info: Front-

Until Nov 26- East Fishkill Library’s Photography Workshop group exhibit on display.

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

Thursdays thru Dec 18-9:15am-10am Zumba Gold Chair at Brewster Library. More info/register: 845-279- 6421.

Thurs Nov 20-Jane Allen talk on new book “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell’s America” at East Fishkill Library. Register:, 221-9943

Thurs Nov 20-1pm Tri-State IBM Retirees Club meeting at United Methodist Church, 1176 E. Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY. New members welcome. More info: 914- 528-5916

Thurs Nov 20-7pm Breast Cancer Support Croup at Putnam Hospital, Carmel. More info:, registration: 914-962- 6402 or 800-532-4290

Sat Nov 22-9am-4pm Holiday Shopping Bazaar at Patterson Rec Center, 65 Front Street, Patterson. More info: 845- 978-7200

Sat Nov 22- Soap Making program, at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. More info/Register: or call 845-534-5506, ext 204

Sat Nov 22 MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Harriman State Park, Silvermine Lake and Lake Nawahunta Hikevia hike. More info: Jean-Claude Fouere, 845-462-19092, Georgette Weir,

Sat Nov 22-8pm Arts on the Lake Stand-Up Comedy Night. More info/tickets: or 845- 228-2685

Sat Nov 22-9am-3pm Christmas Bazaar at First Presbyterian Church, 411 Route 6N (at Secor Road), Mahopac. More info: 845-628-2365, Snow date: Nov 29

Sat Nov 22 MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Tivoli Bays walk. More info: Sue Mackson 845 471 9892,

Sun Nov 23-3pm Chamber Sinfonia at Studio Around the Corner, Brewster. More info:

Sun Nov 23-3pm Putnam Symphony Orchestra performance at Brewster High School Performing Arts Center at 50 Foggintown Road, Brewster. More info: 914-299-6646 or

Sun Nov 23-9:30am-1pm Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley ‘Yoga For Wishes’ benefit at The Garrison Golf Club. More info:

Mon Nov 24-11:45am Thanksgiving Story Time at Patterson Library. Ages 3-5. More info/ register: 845-878-6121 x10,

Mon Nov 24-7:30pm “Veterans and Patriots of Putnam” talk at Kent Town Hall Court Room

Tues Nov 25-11am Thanksgiving Story Time at Patterson Library. For 2 year olds. More info/register: 845-878-6121 x10,

Wed Nov 26-9am A field trip to Vassar College Campus with the Waterman Bird Club. More info: Call: Adrienne at 845-264-2015/

Sat Nov 29-4-5:30pm “A New England Christmas Celebration” at Union Valley Cemetery Association 743 Union Valley Road Mahopac. Snow date: Nov 30. More info: (845) 628-8159

Sat Nov 29-9:30am MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Harriman Park hike. Meet at Silver Mine parking area. Rain cancels. More info: Mel Kleiman 845-216-6805.

Tues Dec 2-7pm Reads at Reed Book Club meeting on “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, at Reed Memorial Library. More info: 845-225-2439

Tues Dec 2-7:30-9:30pm Drug/ Alcohol Forum at Somers High School Auditorium

Tues Dec 2-10am Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. More info: Register: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290

Wed Dec 3-11am “Intro to Yoga” at Patterson Library. Free. More info/register:, 845-878- 6121 x10

Wed Dec 3-5:30pm National Alliance on Mental Illness Holiday Party at Mahopac Punlic Library. More info:, 845-363-1478

Thurs Dec 4 & 11-4:30pm Puppet Series at Patterson Library. More info./register: 845-878-6121 x10,

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