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Weekend Fun: Author Talk, Harvest Dance, Watercolors

Take a look at Patch's picks for great weekend activities in-and-around town.

There are tons of ways to keep busy around Putnam County this weekend, and we're here to help you decide which happenings are for you.

Here are the details for three great events. Scroll down to the end of this article for information on a few more.

1. Meet a Local Author 

When/Where: 3 p.m. Saturday/Brewster Public Library on Main Street

Why go: Southeast resident Dorothy H. Killackey will be talking about her new book, Musings. The work includes several short pieces that focus on Killackey's life experiences. Swing by and hear this resident's words of wisdom while you enjoy refreshments, courtesy of Friends of the Brewster Public Library.

Pricing: Free

2. Take the Kids to Explore Their Artistic Side

When/Where: 10:30 a.m. Saturday/Southeast Museum on Main Street

Why go: This workshop will give your youngster a creative outlet: watercolors. He or she will also pick up a few painting tips during the session.

Pricing: $5

3. Attend a Dance in Honor of Putnam's Bicentennial 

When/Where: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday/Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson

Why go: This is one of many events community members have organized in recognition of the county's 200th birthday. Most of them have already taken place—the celebration will wrap up in November—so there's no better time to kick your Putnam pride into high gear! This event's official title is "The Harvest Dance."

Pricing: $7 ($10 per couple)

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Dorothy H. Killackey, author or "Musings" February 01, 2013 at 10:43 PM
That was so great to read your "bulletin" about my book-signing of "Musings". I'm an 85 year old author and having an adventure signing and selling my book. I will be on the panel of "Meet the Authors Evening" at the Mahopac Library, Feb. 6, at 5:30. Would love to meet you there. Dorothy Killackey

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