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Fall Foliage: Enjoy It Now!

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.

Putnam Family and Community Services – 225-2700 St. Christopher’s Inn – 335- 1000 Walter Hoving Home- 424 3674

Alcohol/Drug Abuse help: Arms Acres – 225-3400

Bannerman Island Public Tours- tour departs from Newburgh, and advance booking is required for all tours. More info:

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.

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. 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

Until Oct 26-12pm-6pm Bear Mountain State Park Oktoberfest

Until Oct 31 “Duex Amies” exhibit at third floor gallery of Mahopac public library. More info: 845 628 2009 Ext. 100, MahopacLibrary.Org

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

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

Thurs Oct 16-11:30am Putnam County Retired Teachers semi-annual luncheon at 4 Brothers Restaurant, Mahopac. More info:

Thurs Oct 16-7pm (doors open 6:30pm) Open Community Forum on Addiction Recovery Methods at East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 New York 376, Hopewell Junction.

Thurs Oct 16-5-7pm Friends of Mahopac Public Library Wine Tasting at Sterling Cellars, Mahopac Village Center, 179 Route 6, Mahopac (near the A&P). More info: 845- 628-2009, ext 100.

Thurs Oct 16-5-8pm “Jazz Up Your Foundation” at The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center Main Lobby and will feature the Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Bra Decorating contest, a health fair, prizes, and giveaways

Thurs Oct 16-7pm- Breast Cancer Support Group at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. Advance registration required: call 914-962-6402 or 800- 532-4290. More info: SupportConnection. Org

Fri Oct 17-6:30pm Putnam Family & Community Services’ 2014 Dinner Dance Benefit, “IMAGINE!,” at the Salem Golf Club, 18 Bloomer Rd., North Salem. Contact Debbie Levin at 845-225-2700, x136 or for info & reservations.

Fri Oct 17-6:30pm-10:30pm Putnam Family and Community Services 2014 Annual Dinner Dance at the Salem Golf Club

Fri Oct 17-10am Medicare 101 at Mahopac Public Library. More info/register:, 845-628-2009, ext 100.

Fri Oct 17-12:30pm National Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependencies/ Putnam Luncheon, honoring Sheriff Donald B. Smith, Arms Acres, 75 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel. RSVP/More info: 845 225 4646

Sat Oct 18-3-5pm Therapeutic Equestrian Center Fall Festival Horse Show and Fundraiser, Cold Spring. More info:

Sat Oct 18-11am Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Lincoln Depot Museum, Peekskill.

Sat Oct 18 Hike Mt Beacon via alternative routes, strenuous. More info: Tom Amisson

Sat Oct. 18-7pm Comedy Night at Carmel Fire Department. $30, tickets at Ticket- More info: 845 225 5100.

Sat Oct 18 Patrotic Benefit Concert Tribute at Bannerman Island. More info:

Sat Oct 18 “A Day at Vassar”, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Pre registration required by Oct 7: Vassar.EDU/Day. More info:

Sat Oct 18-5-7pm Putnam Valley Democratic Committee “Meet the Candidates” at German American Social Club, 11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley. Free, all welcome.

Oct-18-19 Danbury Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Train Ride. Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sundays from noon to 4:00 PM at the museum (120 White Street, Danbury). More info:,, 203-778- 8337.

Sun Oct 19-1-4pm Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast presenting Southeast Historic Properties. More info:, 845-803-1176

Sun Oct 19- 9am Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Putnam County Office of Senior Resources, Carmel. More info: 800 272 3900, ALZ.Org/Walk

Sun Oct 19 MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club, Strenuous Hike. More info: Shari Aber ( 914-489-0654) and Joseph Ferri ( 914-489-1582)

Sun Oct 19-2pm John Arrucci Quintet at Mahopac Public Library. Free. Registration required:, 845 628 2009 X 100

Sun Oct 19-10am-2pm Opening Reception for “Reflection” at Front Street Gallery, Patterson

Mon Oct 20-6:30-9pm Putnam County League of Women Voters/ Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum at Putnam County Golf Club, Hill Street, Mahopac.

Tues Oct 21-10am MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club Audubon Buttercup Sanctuary. More info: Beth Willis 845-373-8202

Tues Oct 21-5:30pm Spooktacular Carnival and Concert at Brewster High School Performing Arts Center, 50 Foggintown Road Brewster. More info: 845 279-5051,

Tues Oct. 21-5:30pm-9pm Benefit Dinner to save Tower of Victory at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. More info: PalisadesPark- Conservancy.Org

Wed Oct 22-6pm Putnam County Courier Candidate Forum at Carmel VFW Hall. Free hot dogs.

Wed October 22- Registration due for Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition’s Studio Around the Corner’s “Winter Wonderland Theater Workshops and Showcase.” More info/ register: 845.363.8330, ,

Wed Oct 22-6:30pm-9:00pm Drug Crisis in Our Backyard’s Drug Addiction Forum at St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Conference Center, 275 North Street, Harrison. More info/RSVP: 914 925 5051,

Wed Oct 22-8:30am Field to Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center with the Waterman Bird Club. Meet at the Manor House parking lot, 79 Farmstead Ln. (off 9D), Wappingers Falls. More info: Call Adrienne: 845-264-2015, or visit

Oct 22-Oct24-6pm- Ghost Tour at Boscobel, Garrison. Advance ticket purchase required: 845.265.3638 or Recommended for children 12 and over.

Thurs Oct 23-1pm West Point Band at Trinity Church, New York City. More info: West-

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