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Events Around Putnam

Jul
28
Fri
Putnam County 4 H Fair @ PUTNAM COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day

JULY 28, 29 & 30

FREE PARKING & ADMISSION

PUTNAM COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
201 GIPSY TRAIL ROAD, CARMEL

Sponsored by:
CORNELL
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
OF PUTNAM COUNTY

Animals • Games • Food • Entertainment
Exhibits • Touch a Truck • Chicken BBQ
Country Auction • Fishing Contest
Master Gardener Plant Sale
putnam.cce.cornell.edu

845-278-6738

Jul
29
Sat
Country Living Auction at the Putnam County 4-H Fair @ Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm
Country Living Auction at the Putnam County 4-H Fair @ Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park

We are looking for donations of new and nearly-new lawn, garden, patio, outdoor and other items to sell at a live auction being held at the Putnam County 4-H Fair.

Here are some examples of the types of items we are looking for:

  • New items or nearly-new items that are clean and in good working condition such as:
    •  Lawn & garden equipment and tools – tractor, cart, rotor-tiller, weed-whackers
    •  Lawn & garden products – compost, firewood and more
    •  Landscape & garden art – arbor, topiary, sundial, decorative planter, birdfeeder, etc.
    •  Patio items – patio furniture, porch rocker, Adirondack chair, fire pit
    •  Leisure living – picnic baskets, weekend getaways
    •  Sporting goods – fishing equipment, golf equipment, kayak, rowboat
    •  50’s Classics – vintage home goods, collectible toys and more
  • Gift certificates for products / services from local businesses & restaurants; min. value $25
  • Tickets to sporting events and activities, concerts, Broadway shows, and theaters
  • Professional Services – landscape design consultation, auto detailing, and more
  • Or, something else you think would make a great auction item

    The auction proceeds will help support our Putnam County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development, Environmental, and Community & Economic Vitality education programs.
    To recognize your generosity business & individuals donating items will be acknowledged in the Auction Program, unless you wish to remain anonymous.
    Your charitable donation of auction items is tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations.
    We will pick up donation items within Putnam, Northern Westchester & Southern Dutchess Counties.
    To donate an item or service call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County at 845-278-6738 or email putnam@cornell.edu

We Will Not Accept:

  • Items in poor or nonworking condition
  • Registered motor craft without a title or with a title-lien
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Used appliances & air conditioners
  • Used computers & printers
  • Used electronic equipment
  • Firearms
  • Wine & liquor
  • Perishable foods & items

Whether you donate something or not -please join us for a late afternoon of fun at the 4-H Fair Auction followed by the Annual Chicken Barbecue.

Aug
12
Sat
Hike Putnam – Guided Tours with Master Gardeners
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hike Putnam - Guided Tours with Master Gardeners

Here in Putnam County there are so many beautiful natural places to explore. Numerous studies link walking in nature with improved mental and physical health, as well as stress relief. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will guide hikes on trails throughout the County beginning in May and running through September. Come learn more about natural heritage and discover the beauty of Putnam County.

These free, guided hikes will explore land-use, history, and invasive plants. On the second Saturday of each month (rain date the following Sunday) participants will embark together for a 1 ½ to 3 hour hike, depending on the location and the speed of the group. The tour guides will point out highlights along the way—describing the vegetation, invasive species, and wildlife, as well as historical significance of the area—in addition to answering questions from the audience.

The first hike, scheduled for May 13th, 10am to 12 Noon, will tour the Clearpool Model Forest in Kent, NY. This trail runs through one of four Watershed Ag Council teaching forests in the state which demonstrates forestry best-management practices. Highlights will include a scenic overlook of Boyd’s reservoir dam. This trail includes difficult and rocky slopes and runs about 2.5 miles with an elevation gain of 200 feet. Easy to moderate trails will be included later in the Hike Putnam schedule.

Though the hike is free, reservations are necessary; space is limited. For the complete Hike Putnam calendar and reservations, please visit Putnam County’s Cooperative Extension website: putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All hikers will need to sign a waiver. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers in a healthy, stress-reducing activity in beautiful Putnam County.

Sep
9
Sat
Hike Putnam – Guided Tours with Master Gardeners
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hike Putnam - Guided Tours with Master Gardeners

Here in Putnam County there are so many beautiful natural places to explore. Numerous studies link walking in nature with improved mental and physical health, as well as stress relief. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will guide hikes on trails throughout the County beginning in May and running through September. Come learn more about natural heritage and discover the beauty of Putnam County.

These free, guided hikes will explore land-use, history, and invasive plants. On the second Saturday of each month (rain date the following Sunday) participants will embark together for a 1 ½ to 3 hour hike, depending on the location and the speed of the group. The tour guides will point out highlights along the way—describing the vegetation, invasive species, and wildlife, as well as historical significance of the area—in addition to answering questions from the audience.

The first hike, scheduled for May 13th, 10am to 12 Noon, will tour the Clearpool Model Forest in Kent, NY. This trail runs through one of four Watershed Ag Council teaching forests in the state which demonstrates forestry best-management practices. Highlights will include a scenic overlook of Boyd’s reservoir dam. This trail includes difficult and rocky slopes and runs about 2.5 miles with an elevation gain of 200 feet. Easy to moderate trails will be included later in the Hike Putnam schedule.

Though the hike is free, reservations are necessary; space is limited. For the complete Hike Putnam calendar and reservations, please visit Putnam County’s Cooperative Extension website: putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All hikers will need to sign a waiver. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers in a healthy, stress-reducing activity in beautiful Putnam County.