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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. 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 depart 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:

August Registration for Mahopac Public Library Yoga Classes. Visit for complete information, or call 845-628- 2009, ext 100. Individuals may register with the class fee at the Library’s Information Desk. Space Limited.

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.

Aug 29-Aug 31 2014 Brewster Film Festival throughout Brewster and on Brewster’s Main Street

Fri Aug 29 12pm Gallery Talk: Vassar’s Hudson River School Paintings at Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Free.

Sat Aug 30 MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Wonder Lake & Laurel Pond Loop Hike. Meet at Wonder Lake parking lot, Ludingtonville Road, Holmes. Email for time/directions.

Sat Aug 307:30pm The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble at St. Mary in the Highlands Episcopal Church at 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring. At door: $10, $9 students/seniors. More info/advance tickets: call (845) 228-4167 or visit the Ensemble’s web site at

Sat Aug 30 2-6pm Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2014 Opening Reception at Saunders Farm, 853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison. Rain Date Sun Aug 31. Project until Nov 1.

Sat Aug 30 10:30am and 1pm Southeast Museum will hold a Wooden Toy Workshop, 67 Main Street Brewster. $5 members, $7 non-members. Reservation required call 845- 279-7500 or e-mail

Sun Aug 31 Field trip to Black Dirt Farms with the Waterman Bird Club. Call Ken and Carol at 845 452 7619 for time/meeting place. More

Sun Aug 31 8am Roaring Brook Lake 5k run/walk around the lake, Lake Shore Road and Pudding Street. Pre-race registration is $20 for those 19 and older, $10 for ages 12-18 and $2 for 11 and younger. Forms at Registration the day of the event is $25 for adults. Pricing for school athletic team members participating in groups of three or more is $10 for group. Registration begins at 8am. 5K begins at 9:05 am.

Mon Sept 1 12:30 pm Meet the Author’s Day at Bannerman Island. Multiple authors to meet, books on hand for signing. Departure from Newburgh. More info:

Mon Sept 1- 3pm-6 pm Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Public Canoe Trip . Reservations required. Space is limited to 15 persons, call 845-265-2601 ext. 15 or for reservations or more information.$ 35 per adult, $25 for children ages 7-15, and $30 for seniors, students, and Audubon members. Participants must be 7 or older.

Tues Sept 2-7pm QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s September meeting will be held at the East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, in Hopewell Junction. More info: contact Shirley Dahlgren at 914 582-3744, or visit the club website

Tues Sept 2 10:30am Tax Free Retirement and Estate Planning at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. Call library at 845-225-2439 to register

Wed Sept 3 7:30am Field trip to Elk Raven with Waterman Bird Club. Meet at Farm & Home Center, Rt. 44, Millbrook. Call Adrienne at 845-264-2015 . More Info:

Tues Sept 4 7pm Putnam County Metal Detectorists and Archeological Society meeting the First Baptist Church Brewster, 460 N Main St., Brewster. Info:

Tues Sept 2 7pm The Reads at Reed Book Club will be meeting to discuss the book “Crossing the Mangrove” by Maryse Conde, at Reed Memorial Library. More info: 845-225-2439

Thurs Sept 4 9:30am-11am Putnam County Office for Senior Resources Computer Learning Center for Seniors will hold registration at the William Koehler Senior Center, 180 Route 6 in Mahopac and the Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley. Register in person or call Cathy O’Brien at (845)628-6423 or email her at

Thurs Sept 4-Oct 9 10am- 12pm Adult Art Workshop at Reed Memorial Library, Carmel. Seating limited. Call Library at 845-225-2439 to register

Fri Sept 5 7-9pm “Parallel Visions” by Isabelle Favette & T.W. Wolff Opening Reception at The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall is located at the Cultural Arts Coalition, 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster. With additional paintings by Caroline Daniele. Additional Studio Hours: Sept 6, 12-2pm, Sept 7, 10am -4pm

Sat Sept 6 10am Walk & Talk Series Archeology and History Walk with Lucy Johnson and Karen Gell at Center for Environmental Innovation and Education at Denning’s Point, 199 Denning’s Avenue, Beacon . Pre-Register at events. More info: contact Mike or 845 765 2721.

Sat Sept. 6 9am-4pm Pawling Community Garage Sale. Rain Date: Sun Sept. 7

Sat Sept. 6 7pm Wine & Cheese event to meet cast and writer ofA Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering at Philipstown Depot Theatre, Garrison.$ 45, includes show. Tickets at Showtimes: 5 & 8pm.

Sat Sept 6 5pm Hudson Highlands Land Trust “Spooky- Not Scary-Local Legends” at Little Stony Point, Cold Spring. Part of Hudson River Valley Ramble. Free. Space limited, early registration recommended. Emailjonathan. or call 845/424-3358 x6 to reserve a spot for your family.

Sat Sept 6 1pm “Fall Vegetable Gardening” at Patterson Library. Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome if space allows. To register/ info: or call 845-878-6121 x10. Free program.

Sat Sept 6 1-5:30pm “Victory Cup” Polo Event at Beaver Creek Farm, 683 Rt. 311, Patterson. Tickets on sale now: Everyone under 21, accompanied by an adult, is free. Dog friendly.

Sept 6-Sept 14 Putnam Arts Council special exhibit at the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac. Features work of 2014 PAC students. Artist reception Sept 6, 2-5pm. Viewing hours: Sat-Sun 12-3pm, Tues-Fri 11-3pm.

Sept 6,13,20,27 9am Hike the Woodland Trail of Discovery at Boscobel House & Gardens, part of Hudson River Valley Ramble. Free grounds admission for Ramble participants on Saturdays only in September

Sun Sept 7 2pm “A Taste of Honey and Apples” at Mahopac Public Library. Registration required:, 845-628-2009, ext 100.

Sun Sept 7 2pm Beacon Institute/ Clarkson University Sunday Author Series with Trudie Grace & Mark Forlow. 199 Main Street, Beacon. Free. Pre-register at events. Limited space available. For more info contact Jo Merchant at 845 838 1600 X10 or

Sun Sept 7 9am-12pm Amvets Breakfast Buffet at 4 Fairfield Dr., Patterson. $10 adults, $5 kids

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