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Congratulations to The Mount Peter Race Team who overcame extraordinary competition and accumulated enough votes to help them raise $25,000 from a video challenge. http://votemountpeter.com!!
Second Monday | The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 69 | 8PM
Monthly meetings are held in the EAA hangar at Warwick Municipal Airport, 41 Airport Road, Warwick, NY.  Everyone interested in aviation is invited, especially those interested in home-built airplanes.  For additional information, call Bill at 845-544-1796.
FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICE The Orange County CA$H Coalition (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) and AARP Tax Aide Foundation offer FREE tax preparation assistance for low to moderate income families and seniors. Certified volunteer tax preparers ensure those who may be eligible for tax credits and refunds, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, receive these valuable credits. There are many sites in libraries, community centers and parishes offering this free service through this coalition. To schedule an appointment at a site anywhere around the county, call 2-1-1 today! If your phone is unable to connect by dialing 2-1-1, dial 1 (800) 899-1479.
This Month's Current Warwick Valley School Community Activities & Events>>

Now throuh Jan | Spring Soccer Registration
Warwick Soccer. Only one day of walk--in registration is planned, on Jan . Please register on-line now!

1st and 3rd Saturdays | Warwick Film Club | 7:30-9:30PM
Warwick Valley Community Center. Ages 18+ are welcome. Call 845-986-6422.
2nd Sunday | At the Movies - Albert Wisner Library | at various times
Second Sunday of the Month Film; Classic Movies -
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2nd Tuesday | Independent Film Night @ Greenwood Lake Public Library
Second Tuesday of the month; adults; FREE. Shows begin promptly at 7PM. Free refreshments served. Registration required: 845-477-8377 #101 or in person!
Feb 7 | Rail Jam at Mount Peter
An annual event that will be memorable for the whole family!
Feb | Engine 3 Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser | 6PM
All you can Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser. Family Style Dinner includes Roast Beef, Real Mashed Potatoes, Veggies, Rolls and desert.Tickets are $12 per person.Take Outs available at 630 PM. Please call (845) 986-4455. Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Venue: Engine Co. #3. Address: 132 South Street Ext, Warwick, NY 10990
Feb 12 | Florida Bakery Paczki Day |
In Poland, paczki (pronounced "ponchki") are eaten especially on Fat Thursday, the last Thursday prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The traditional reason for making paczki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because their consumption was forbidden by Catholic fasting practices during Lent. In North America, particularly the large Polish community of Chicago, Detroit, and other large cities across the Midwest, Paczki Day is celebrated annually by immigrants and locals alike. The date of this observance merges with that of pre-Lenten traditions of other immigrants (e.g., Pancake Day, Mardi Gras) on Fat Tuesday. With its sizable Polish population, Chicagoans celebrate the festival on both Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday, and also often eat paczki on Casimir Pulaski Day. In Buffalo, Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, South Bend, and Windsor, PaczkiDay is celebrated on Fat Tuesday. The Pączki Day celebrations in some areas are even larger than many celebrations for St. Patrick's Day. In Hamtramck, Michigan, an enclave of Detroit, there is an annual Paczki Day (Shrove Tuesday) Parade, which has gained a devoted following. In the Metro Detroit area, it is so widespread throughout the region that many bakeries have line-ups for paczki on Paczki Day.
Feb 13-15 | Annual Breezy Point Winter Carnival | 5:30-8:30 PM
Friday Feb. 13th
Wine Tasting Dinner Buffet 5:30pm-8:30pm
Torch Lighting Ceremonyp; Miss Winter Carnival Contest 9pm; (Winner receives $100 gift certificate); Live Rock and Roll Band

Saturday Feb. 14th
Contests held during the day; Frozen-T shirt contest – spaghetti eating contest; Egg race; toilet paper race; BONFIRE; ($1 raffle to light bonfire at 9pm); Live Rock and Roll Band


Sunday Feb. 15th
Pancake Breakfast 10am-12pm; Frozen T-shirt contest; Limbo contest; Chili contest; Auction; All Day ongoing events Saturday and Sunday; Outdoor BBQ; GAMES: Ice Bowling, Hockey

Feb 15 | Chinese New Year Celebration | 12:30-3:30PM
The Families with Children From China Lower Hudson Valley Chapter will be hosting a Chinese New Year Celebration.There are still some openings for families to join us at St. Stephen's School Cafeteria for lots of good food & fun activities for children of all ages.   Payments can be made at the door, pay as you wish. At St. Stephen’s School 75 Sanfordville Rd, Warwick, NY 10990. ADULTS $18 CHILDREN (6-12 yrs) $6 CHILDREN UNDER 6 FREE. After Feb 2nd the prices will increase to $25 for adults and $8 for children. Event is catered Chinese Luncheon We will supply Desserts, Tea, Beverages Raffle tickets will be available for gift baskets, Face Painting, Dragon Dance and More. Artist Ron Gee Calligraphy. A Special Invitation to the families from Burke HS hosting students from China are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Please RSVP to either: www.fccny.org Click onto Regional, Hudson Valley FCC Either pay on Website or Mail (check and form) to Mena Messina Genetti 74 Walling Road, Warwick NY 10990 Questions or Interested in Community Service. Contact Mena Messina for question and more info: 845-258-1348 or mamessena@optonline.net
Feb 17 | 'Mardi Gras for a Cause' | 6PM
set for Feb. 17 Village of Warwick plays host to fund raiser for Back Pack Snack Attack program Make text smaller Make text larger ShareThis Photos Provided photo Volunteers working together on Mardi Gras for a Cause, displaying their beads and bangles that will be available to all guests on Fat Tuesday. Kneeling front from left are: Laura Nokland, Penny Kersten, Paulette Rudy, Luciano Fasulllo and Director Shirley Puett; center from left: Pauline Carbone, Chris Barthel and Maura Fiore; and rear from left: Lilibet McLean, Judy Faurot, Rose Mary McLean, Linda Grohs, Mary Schweitzer, Randy Faurot, Catherine Stevens and Hope Stuart. WARWICK — Mardi Gras, which is French for Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday and it's traditionally a time to celebrate and eat well before the season of Lent. Although celebrated throughout the world, most people in the United States associate the event with the City of New Orleans. But next Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Village of Warwick will play host to its third annual 'Mardi Gras for a Cause.' Although there will be bangles, beads and prizes, the lavish costumes and parades may not be part of this event. But it will be a celebration none the less. And once again, the Warwick Mardi Gras will be a fund raiser for Back Pack Snack Attack. The non-profit organization provides nutritional snacks to more than 300 needy school children each week of the school year. The program is run entirely by a group of volunteers and supported by donations and fund raising.
Three years ago, Mardi Gras for a Cause was dreamed up by a group of local musicians from Warwick who wanted to be able to celebrate the arts and the community. The successful event was designed to provide a unique and memorable opportunity for people of all ages to come together and enjoy local live music along with food and drink specials while giving back to the community. "We are bringing the Rio and New Orleans Fat Tuesday Celebration to the Village of Warwick," said Shirley Puett, director of Back Pack Snack Attack. "Everyone is invited and guests are encouraged to visit several locations during the evening." Each restaurant will host musicians who will play for free beginning at 7 p.m. Food and drink specials begin at 6 p.m. Owners of the participating restaurants have agreed to allocate a percentage of that night's earnings to Back Pack Snack Attack. - See more at: http://warwickadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150211/NEWS01/150219992/-1/enewsletter/%27Mardi-Gras-for-a-Cause%27-set-for-Feb-17#sthash.dDsFEZKc.dpuf
Feb 22 | Sustainable Warwick Presents | 1:30PM
n addition to our Farmer’s Forum at the Library at 1:30, there is now also an earlier event — see below for details — that will bring Josh Fox and Zephyr Teachout and their “Solutions Grassroots Tour” to OCCC in Middletown at 11. With all the concern about … — The massive gas-fired power plant in Wawayanda — The Minisink Compressor Station — The Pilgrim Pipeline … … this is an opportunity to learn, to link up, and to look for effective strategies with other concerned residents of the region. While this is not an official SW event, it represents a special opportunity, one that will be of great interest to many SW members. I know this will make for a very busy Sunday, but I am hoping that many of you will be able to attend both events.
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