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Putnam County

2013

Spring Family

Fun Guide

Putnam County Tourism

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Tilly Foster Farm, Brewster

Welcome to Putnam County

Come and see us, get to know us! Putnam County, from its

eastern borders teeming with lakes and farmland, charming

villages and protected heritage sites, to its western shoreline

on the Hudson River, is a jewel among the Empire State’s

counties.

Putnam County…A Great Place to Go,

A Great Place to Know!

Visit us at www.PutnamTourism.org

for more great family events.

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‘Figuratively Speaking’

March 1 - March 31; Opening Reception Fri., March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallery 66 NY presents “Figuratively Speaking,” their exhibition of the works

of Donald Alter of Newburgh featuring his creative vision of the human form.

Each artist interprets the human figure in both literal and surreal art forms, capturing

the essence of our physicality and imagination. Held at Gallery 66 NY, 66

Main St. in Cold Spring, NY. Call (845) 809-5838 or visit www.gallery66ny.com.

The Barefoot Boys

March 3 at 2 p.m.

The Barefoot Boys (Rich Bala & Tom White) play rollicking renditions of regional

folksongs and instrumental medleys on a wide variety of instruments, including

guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, and both mountain and hammered

dulcimers. Specializing in the folk music of the Hudson, Catskills, and

Adirondack regions. To hear music samples, visit www.thebarefootboys.com. Admission

to the BAMM concerts is free. In lieu of admission, concert attendees are

invited to bring one non-perishable food item to help our community members in

need. All of the food is delivered by Library staff members to a local food pantry.

Registration requested. Held at Mahopac Public Library at 668 Rt. 6 in Mahopac,

NY. Register online at www.mahopaclibrary.org, or call (845) 628-2009, ext 100.

‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

Thurs., March 7 & Fri., 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., March 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” centers on a young window-cleaner,

J. Pierrepont Finch, who begins a meteoric rise from the mail room to

Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch’s questionable

business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with

Secretary Rosemary Pilkington. How to Succeed is a delightful musical satire of

corporate life and office politics. To be held at Brewster High School Performing

Arts Center Tickets: $15 Adults; $12 Students, Seniors To purchase tickets online

simply go to www.brewsterschools.org or via phone: (845) 279-5051, ext. 1329.

Environmental Education Exchange 2013

Middle School Students: Thurs., March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Adults/Professionals: Fri., March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Green Chimneys’ annual Clearpool conference and workshop event to

learn best practices and gain new understanding of environmental stewardship,

nature-based education and managing natural resources. Experience a dynamic

educational program with the 264-acre Clearpool Model Forest as the backdrop

for students, educators, and professionals to participate in hands-on activities and

discussions with experts in environmental education, land conservation, and out-

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door adventure learning.

Middle School Students: For students and teachers in grades 6-8. Features a full

morning of workshops and activities for middle school students and educators.

FREE includes choice of 5 workshops and midday snack.

Adults / Professionals: For educators, environmentalists, green business professionals

and others interested in sustainability education and practices. $30/person

includes choice of 3 workshops, panel discussion, continental breakfast, lunch and

networking.

Held at Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus at 33 Clearpool Road in Carmel,

NY. For complete details, visit www.greenchimneys.org/e3 or contact Chris Hendershot

at (845) 225-8226, ext. 605 or e-mail chendershot@greenchimneys.org.

Casino Night

Sat., March 9 from 8 p.m. to Midnight

The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 3rd annual

Casino night to raise money for scholarships for local students. Casino

Night will be held the Mahopac Firehouse on Route 6 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are $25 per person and includes $100 in play chips, food, fun, music

and drink set-ups. Alcohol will not be served, but patrons are permitted to

bring their own bottles. There will be over a dozen different gambling tables

including roulette, blackjack, and poker tables. New this year is the addition of

the Texas Hold’em Tournament. Buy in is $100 and participants will be playing

for points. Prizes, which have been donated by many of the businesses that

belong to the chamber, include gift cards for restaurants, memorabilia, and

Yankees tickets. There will be door prizes and the first 50 people receive a free

deck of cards. Tickets can be purchased through the chamber office by calling

845-628-5553. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Freezin’ for a Reason

Sat., March 9 - Jump at 4:30 p.m.; Party from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The 12th Annual Freezin’ for a Reason Fundraising event for Cystic Fibrosis

will be held at Sycamore Park at 790 Long Pond Road in Mahopac. Jumper Registration

is from noon to 4:00 at Sycamore Park. March to Lake Mahopac begins

at 4:00 p.m., jump is at 4:30 p.m. Adult After Party will be held from 6:30-10:30

p.m. at Putnam National Golf Club. For more information call (845) 222-6233 or

visit www.freezinforcysticfibrosis.com.

37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sun., March 10 at 2 p.m.

Grand Marshal Timmy Maher will be stepping off at 2:00 p.m. along Route 6

in Mahopac. Line up is on Route 6 & Croton Falls Rd. For more information visit

www.saintpatricksdayparade.net.

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Freezin’ for a Reason

Basketball Shootout

Sat., March 16 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Don’t miss this opportunity to raise money for non-profit organizations, agencies,

sports teams, churches, or other groups by obtaining pledges from their supporters

and then ‘going to the hoops’ and shooting baskets. Each organization

keeps 80% of the proceeds, sharing 20% with Carmel Rotary. Over 60 groups

have participated in this terrific annual fund raising event. For additional information

please call Rotarian Al Lotrecchiano (845) 225-4835.

Maple Sugaring & Annual Pancake Breakfast

Sat., March 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

February to March is the best time for making maple syrup and the Green Chimneys

Clearpool Campus is chock-full of native sugar maples! Tour the Sugar House

and see a live demonstration of the sugaring process, then sit down to a hearty

breakfast of pancakes with Clearpool’s own maple syrup. Families will also enjoy

crafts and outdoor activities including campfire cooking and interpretive hikes to

explore the fantastic forests, trails and streams of Clearpool, located at 33 Clearpool

Rd. in Carmel, NY. Fees: $5 per person or $15 per family (up to 6 people).

Space is limited - register today. For more info, contact Chris Hendershot at (845)

225-8226, ext.105 or chendershot@greenchimneys.org. www.greenchimneys.org.

Agriculture in the Classroom

Mon., March 18

During this week, 4-H Youth Development volunteers will visit 2nd grade classrooms

to read and share the book The Beeman, a story about a young boy and his

grandfather who manage beehives. To date elementary schools at Haldane, Kent,

and Austin Road will be participating. For more information call Cornell Cooperative

Extension at (845) 278-6738.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Spring Garden School: The Sustainable Back Yard

Sat., March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Treat yourself to a day to learn about your garden and get great ideas for becoming

more sustainable. Learn about biodiversity, composting, rain barrels and

climate change. Test the experts at our unique Q&A panel. Held at the Desmond

Fish Library at 472 Route 403 in Garrison, NY. For more information, call Cornell

Cooperative Extension at (845) 278-6738

Raising Chickens in your Backyard

Sat., March 23, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Did you know that free-range eggs have, on average, seven times more beta

carotene (which is what makes pastured egg yolks so orange), three times more

vitamin E, two times more omega-3 fatty acids and two-thirds more vitamin A than

factory farm birds? Whether you’d like a big flock or a few as a pet, this workshop

will cover the basics of raising chickens on any amount of property. Learn how to

start chicks successfully, about different coop designs, predators and deterrents,

types of feeds and supplements to keep your chickens healthy and more! $10 for

Grange members, $15 for non-members. For more information or to register, email

PutnamValleyGrange@gmail.com. Pre-registration encouraged. Workshops to be

held at the Putnam Valley Grange Hall, 128 Mill Street in Putnam Valley, N.Y.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Evening Out

Sat., March 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Carmel Cardinals are hosting an evening of raffles, dancing, dinner and

Zumba to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while benefiting Support Connection’s free

breast and ovarian cancer support services. Held at the Knights of Columbus at 10

Fair Street in Carmel, NY. Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required. This

event is proudly sponsored by “Two Meatballs Pizzeria” in North Salem, NY. For

reservations call Mary at (845) 729-7256 or visit http://gogreen.bpt.me

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Clearpool Amphibian Hunt

Sun., March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring the whole family for an exciting day of nature and discovery! Explore

the nature wonderland of the Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus at 33 Clearpool

Road in Carmel, NY, and help to count its many species. You’ll be guided through

one of three bodies of water using dip nets and your own hands to help search for

and identify Clearpool’s collection of creatures. All equipment will be provided.

Free event; children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are welcome to

picnic prior to the event. Space is limited - register today! For more information,

contact Chris Hendershot at (845) 225-8226 x105, e-mail chendershot@greenchimneys.org

or visit www.greenchimneys.org.

‘Cuts and Assemblages’

April 5 to April 28th - Opening Reception Fri., April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallery 66 NY presents “Cuts & Assemblages,” an exhibition featuring the

collage artistry of Polly King and Anita Jacobson. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66

Main Street, Cold Spring, NY. For more information, call (845) 809-5838 or go

to www.gallery66ny.com.

‘Sacred Garden Exhibit’

April 5 to June 16 - Opening Reception: Fri., April 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Sacred Gardens” are the core of human life, sustaining and nourishing us physically

and mentally. Often religiously-influenced these sacred gardens have dated

back to Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Rome. Buddhism had a

significant influence on the Zen gardens of China and Japan. Sculptures and a

Labyrinth have been used to recreate the safe and tranquil space, found on these

great temple grounds to contemplate and meditate. The exhibit will be featured

inside the gallery and in its outside garden. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main

Street, Cold Spring, NY. For more information, call (845) 809-5838 or go to www.

gallery66ny.com.

John Allen Pond Family Hike

Sat., April 6 at 10 a.m.

Children will be delighted to search for signs of spring as they tramp around the

John Allen Pond in Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park with Hudson Highlands

Land Trust’s River of Words Educator Cathy Bakker. The trail’s changing

terrain and small inclines make the outing a fun family adventure. Parking area at

the intersection of Dennytown and Sunk Mine Roads in Cold Spring, N.Y. Duration:

2 ½ hours Level: Moderate/Family Friendly, No Strollers. There is no cost

to join us on a hike, but advanced registration is required. To register, or for more

information, contact us at (845) 424-3358 or www.hhlt.org.

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Centennial Golf Club

Concert of Life and Remembrance

Sun., April 7 at 2 p.m.

Featuring Reenat Pinchas, Chihiro Shibayama, and the Westchester/Putnam

Youth String Octet. A Mahopac native, Reenat Pinchas began her musical studies

in our town’s public school system. She first appeared as a soloist with local

orchestras at age 10, and has since gone on to concertize worldwide across five

continents as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. The Westchester-Putnam

Youth String Octet will accompany these talented performers on numbers

such as the theme from Schindler’s List and other selections. Admission to the

BAMM concerts is free. In lieu of admission, concert attendees are invited to bring

one non-perishable food item to help our community members in need. All of the

food is delivered by Library staff members to a local food pantry. Registration is

requested. Held at Mahopac Public Library at 668 Rt. 6 in Mahopac, NY. Register

online at www.mahopaclibrary.org, or call (845) 628-2009, ext. 100.

15th Annual Hudson Valley Food & Wine Experience

Wed., April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

A food and wine tasting extravaganza, silent auction and raffle drawing to benefit

the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, a not for profit

organization providing services to the community. Enjoy a tasting from some of

the Hudson Valley’s finest restaurants, wineries, and artisan food and beverage

producers at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor at 466 Route 6 in Mahopac. Tickets are

$75 per person; All donations are tax deductible. For more information or to make

a reservation, contact the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center

at (845) 628-9284, email: info@pnwwrc.org or visit www.pnwwrc.org.

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Protect the Highlands from Alien Invaders

Sat., April 13 at 10 a.m.

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust presents non-native, and often invasive, plant

species pose a serious threat to Hudson Highlands wildlife and plants by altering

the landscape, leading to a loss of food and shelter. HHLT’s free community forum

will feature two panel discussions during which local experts will give you tips

on how to design and maintain your property so it is a natural haven for you and

the native wildlife who also call this area home. Advance registration is required.

Hosted by the Highlands Country Club at 955 Route 9D in Garrison, NY. To register,

or for more information, contact us at (845) 424-3358 or www.hhlt.org.

Puppeteer Players

Sat., April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Head to the Patterson Library at 1167 Rt. 311 in Patterson, NY for entertainment

by the 4-H Puppeteer Players who use professional-style puppets to tell stories

about stranger danger, recycling, responsibility, and other themes. There is an opportunity

to meet and ask questions of the puppeteers after the performance. For

additional information, call Cornell Cooperative Extension at (845) 278-6738.

‘Fill the Truck’ Food Drive

Sat., April 13 & Sun., April 14 from 9 a.m. to 5: p.m.

Shoprite Store Route 52, Carmel. Once again Carmel Rotary and Shoprite of

Carmel will join forces to help those in our community who are having a difficult

time providing sufficient food for their families. All non-perishable, non-glass

items will be distributed to four local food pantries. For more information, call

Rotarian George Knoechel at (845) 225-3919.

Bosco’s Putnam Wedding Planning Expo

Wed., April 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the largest wedding event in Putnam County. Over 60 of the mosttrusted

local wedding professionals will be on hand to help you plan an elegant,

fun and romantic wedding. Find more fashions, more new ideas and more choices

than you ever dreamed of. Today’s couples can see the latest wedding trends at the

Villa Barone Hilltop Manor wedding showcase. Make your wedding day, the one

that everyone will be talking about. For details, visit www.boscoweddings.com.

PFCS Adult Team Spelling Bee

Thurs., April 18 at 6 p.m.

Does your team have what it takes to be Putnam’s 2013 Champion Spellers?

Teams of 4, cheerleaders, and spectators welcome. Held at Starr Ridge Banquet

Center at 38 Starr Ridge Road in Brewster, NY in Brewster. $25 per person. Ad-

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vance registration required; must be 21. Food available at 5:30pm, before competition.

Seating is limited, so register early at www.PFCSinc.org/Events.html. All

proceeds benefit the mental health and chemical dependency programs of Putnam

Family & Community Services. For details and sponsorship opportunities, contact

Cheryl McKeever at (845) 225-2700 x136 or email CMcKeever@PFCSinc.org.

Teddy Bear PJ Storytime

Fri., April 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bring your kids to Putnam Hospital Center (at 670 Stoneleigh Ave in Carmel,

NY) for an evening of fun, games and storytime. Enjoy face painting, teddy bear

clinic and a visit from Dr. Bear. Sponsored by the Friends of PHC. For more information,

call (845) 279-5711, Ext. 3581.

Into the Woods Earth Day Celebration

Sat., April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate our earth with a day of nature education, outdoor exploration and

fun! Discover the ins and outs of local species, participate in hands-on projects

and demonstrations, and learn how to be a true steward of the environment we all

live in. The Clearpool Model Forest presents great activities in honor of Mother

Earth including nature hikes, wildlife programs, children’s crafts and more! Free

event; advance registration is required. Held at 33 Clearpool Road in Carmel, NY.

For information or to reserve call (845) 225.8226, ext. 605, email chendershot@

greenchimneys.org or visit www.greenchimneys.org/weekendnature.

Earth Day Family Fun

Sun., April 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Grow your own salad and seed swap. Prepare to get down and dirty! Bring your

recyclable plastics and newspapers to the Putnam Valley Grange and we’ll help

you transform them into mini-salad gardens. Kids will help us mix soil, plant seeds

and water. Adults will help us make pots and learn how to transplant seedlings for

a larger container garden. Bring your seed packets for swapping too. Suggested

recyclables include: Cleaned salad boxes, yogurt cups, pint and quart size round

containers with lids, pastry clamshells; non-glossy newspaper. This free event

is first-come, first-served. For more information, email PutnamValleyGrange@

gmail.com. Workshops to be held at the Putnam Valley Grange Hall, 128 Mill

Street, Putnam Valley, NY.

Basic Beekeeping

Sat., April 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Interested in learning how to keep bees to help your garden produce more or

even just to help the local bee population? Bees are a necessary part of our food

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Kid’s Day at PHC

chain yet are on the decline. Come and learn the basics of backyard beekeeping

- the different roles bees have within a colony, the parts of the hive, as well

as equipment needed in order to get started. $10 for Grange members, $15 for

non-members. For more information or to register, email PutnamValleyGrange@

gmail.com. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged. Workshops to be held

at the Putnam Valley Grange Hall, 128 Mill Street, Putnam Valley NY.

Men Who Cook

Sat., April 27 at 6 p.m.

The Patterson Rotary Club will present its 17th Annual Men Who Cook event, at

the Starr Ridge Banquet & Conference Center at 38 Starr Ridge Road in Brewster,

NY. This signature fundraising event features a sumptuous tasting buffet prepared

by more than 40 of the best professional and amateur chefs from Putnam County

and the Hudson Valley region. The evening will feature a Live and silent auction,

raffle prizes and a Grand Raffle Prize will be announced the night of the fete. Tickets

are $60.00 per person. Seating is limited. Reserve early. All proceeds support

local non-profit organizations within the Tri-County area. For more information or

to become a sponsor, email pattersonrotary@aol.com.

Spring Garden School: The Sustainable Back Yard

Sat., April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Head to the Desmond Fish Library at 472 Route 403 in Garrison, NY and treat

yourself to a day of learning about your garden and get great ideas for becoming

more sustainable. Learn about biodiversity, composting, rain barrels and climate

change. Test the experts at our Q&A panel. For details, call (845) 424-3020.

The Birds of Lake Alice

Sat., April 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Each Spring, songbirds fill our woods and fields with color and song. Join

Constitution Marsh Center & Sanctuary Center Director Eric Lind and longtime

Putnam Highlands Audubon Society and HHLT board member Lew Kingsley for

this birding hike around picturesque Lake Alice in Garrison, NY, to listen, look

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and learn about these little beauties as they migrate back to our area to breed.

Bring binoculars for an up-close look. Duration: 2 hrs. Level: Easy/Family-friendly.

There is no cost to join us on a hike, but advanced registration is required. To

register, or for more information, contact us at (845) 424-3358 or www.hhlt.org.

Meet in Garrison, NY Hike takes place on privately conserved land, directions will

be provided when you register.

‘Abstract Visions, Formed and Found’

May 3 - June 2; Opening Reception Fri., May 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Abstract Visions, Formed and Found” features Cindy Booth and Jane Soodalter,

two abstract artists whose work reflects unique yet symbiotic views of their environment.

Booth uses solder and patinas to produce chemical reactions on copper

sheets, for results that are reminiscent of fantastic landscapes and aerial views.

Soodalter, through the medium of macro photography, uncovers hidden beauty in

the cracked, peeling, and rusted surfaces of everyday weathered objects. The show

runs from May 3 through May 26. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main Street,

Cold Spring, NY. For details, call (845) 809-5838, or visit www.gallery66ny.com.

2nd Annual Putnam Cycling Classic

Sun., May 5 Starting at 10:30 a.m.

The Putnam Cycling Classic combines competitive racing with the beauty of

Putnam County. It is a timed recreational cycling event, run in a classic format

known internationally as a “Gran Fondo” or “Cyclosportif.” The race is held on a

professional racecourse and is open to cyclists of all abilities and ages. The event

will be held in Cold Spring, NY and offer 35 and 62 miles (50k and 100k) racecourses,

chip timing, a post-ride meal, staffed feed zones, real service course technical

support SAG wagons and more. Take advantage of easy train, bus and car

access. For more information or to sign up, visit www.putnamcycling.com.

Cold Spring Day

Sun., May 5

Celebrate the quaint village of Cold Spring and it’s local businesses with a day

of fun, shopping, dining and entertainment. Enjoy Cold Spring’s beauty, history

and charm with the whole family. For information, visit www.putnamtourism.org.

Blood Drive

Wed., May 15 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our regions

need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of

life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer

donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply. At

George Fischer Middle School, 281 Fair St, Carmel, NY.

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2012 Putnam Cycling Classic

PHC Kids’ Day

Sat., May 18 from Noon to 4 p.m.

Bring the kids for a day of fun, games, performances and more at Puntam Hospital

Center, located at 670 Stoneleigh Ave. in Carmel, NY. Enjoy interactive health

and safety demonstrations interspersed with fun activities including crafts, bouncy

entertainment, vendors, food, raffles and more. Presented by the PHC Auxiliary,

PHC; For information, call (845) 279-5711, ext. 2453.

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Sat., May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to buy the best in tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and

eggplant plants, along with annuals selected for your most colorful garden. Hundreds

of perennials from Master Gardeners’ own gardens so you know they’ll work

well in yours. Gifts for gardeners – tools, gloves, planters and more. Free soil tests.

Ask gardening and landscaping questions, get answers about garden pests and

plant problems, animal pests and more. Held at Cornell Cooperative Extension at

1 Geneva Road (off route 312) in Brewster, NY. For details, call (845) 278-6738.

Matt Daniel: Jazz, Blues, Pop & Original Compositions

Sun. May 19 at 2 p.m.

Matt Daniel (aka Matthew Fishteyn) is an immensely talented, New York-based

musician with a high-energy repertoire that includes his original compositions

written in different styles of music including jazz, Latin, blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

To listen to or to watch a video of Matt’s music, visit www.mattdaniel.com. Admission

to the BAMM concerts is free. In lieu of admission, concert attendees are

invited to bring one non-perishable food item to help our community members in

need. All of the food is delivered by Library staff members to a local food pantry.

Registration is requested. Held at Mahopac Public Library at 668 Rt. 6 in Mahopac,

NY. Register at www.mahopaclibrary.org, or call (845) 628-2009, ext 100.

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Relay for Life, Mahopac High School

Llamas and Yarn Spinning

Sat., May 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Come and meet Putnam Valley’s local Llamas! Have a chance to pet a few

llamas and learn about the care required to keep one of these fantastic animals. Afterwards

we will take some freshly shorn llama wool and learn with a master spinner

how to work raw wool into yarn to use for knitting and crochet projects. $10

for Grange members, $15 for non-members. For more information or to register,

please email PutnamValleyGrange@gmail.com Pre-registration is not required,

but encouraged. Workshops to be held at the Putnam Valley Grange Hall, 128 Mill

Street, Putnam Valley NY.

Sunset Carnival and Sunset Series

Thurs,. May 31 to June 2

The Putnam Valley Parks and Recreation Department’s 2013 Sunset Carnival

and Sunset Series Kickoff (located at 156 Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam Valley

at the Leonard Wagner Memorial Town Park) will open with a four-day carnival

event from May 31 to June 2 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., Sat. 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.,

Sun. 12 to 7 p.m.). The event, sponsored by the Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation

Department and the PVPR Sunset Series, provides families an opportunity for

some early-spring fun, food, music and more with friends and neighbors. There

will be live music featured; along with mechanical rides, games, food and lots of

family-oriented fun.

Sunday will be a dedicated “Food Day” co-sponsored by Eventful Magazine and

will include a children’s DJ, games and shows geared toward the kiddies. Check

the schedule listed on www.pvpr.com for this and all events and programs that the

PV Parks and Recreation Department holds. The concert series is also offering

many other musical events and entertainment throughout the spring and summer,

featuring some great bands, including a U2 Tribute band . The dates of the Sunset

Series concerts will be on June 15th, 29th, July 13th, July 27th and Aug. 10th.

Check the website at www.pvpr.com for periodic updates or call (845) 526-3292

for more details.

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Eventful Cook Off

Sun., June 2 from Noon to 4 p.m.

Eventful Magazine is hosting a cook off with this year’s key ingredient of bacon.

Area chefs will compete in three categories (appetizers, entrees and desserts) for a

chance to win prizes and the cook off champion status. Chow Down Crew tickets

are on sale now to taste and vote on dishes to determine this year’s champion.

Cook Off will be held at Putnam Valley Park at 156 Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam

Valley in the main pavilion. Cook Off is being held during the Putnam Valley

Carnival, so bring your kids for a day of fun. To sign up for competition or get

chow down crew tickets, visit www.eventfulcookoff.com or call (845) 231-0512.

4-H Fishing Clinic

Sat., June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fishing clinic open to 100 Putnam County Youth ages 8 to 14. Participants

will receive a Rod, Reel, Tackle Kit, Hat and Fishing Directory. Parents must remain

with their child throughout the event. Registration is accepted online ONLY:

https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/4-H_Fishing_Clinic_2013_Putnam_237 For additional

information, other than registration, call Cornell Cooperative Extension (845) 278-

6738. Held at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, Gipsy Trail Road, Kent.

Relay For Life

June 1-2, 2013 - Mahopac High School

June 1, 2013 - Mayors Park (Cold Spring)

June 8, 2013 - Patterson Fire Department

Relay For Life is an event where teams of people gather and take turns walking

around a track. We spend the day and or night together raising money to find a cure

for a disease that has taken so many. There is food, entertainment, themed laps,

activities for kids and adults. Every Relay For Life event begins with an Opening

Ceremony where our Amazing Cancer Survivors are honored. After dusk a Luminaria

Ceremony is held. The track is filled with white bags-each bag with a candle

and a name. A name of someone who has survived or a name of someone who

lost the battle. A lone bagpiper takes a lap and then all follow silently. Paying tribute

and vowing to Fight Back against cancer. For more information please go to

www.relayforlife.org.

For an up-to-date event calendar, visit

www.putnamtourism.com.

e Putnam County Spring Festivities f


May 5

in Cold Spring, NY

Ride Begins at 10:30 a.m.

35 and 62 miles

(50k and 100k)

Racecourses

Chip Timing

Post-Ride Meal

Staffed Feed Zones

Real Service Course

Technical Support

SAG Wagons

Televised Event Coverage

Easy Train, Bus

and Car Access

Take Metro-North!

The “Putnam Classic Express”

leaves Grand Central Terminal

at 7:50 and drops you off on

the starting line at 9:01. Only

To register or for more information call 845-808-1000 x49342 or visit

www.PutnamTourism.org

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