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Coming Up: SEPTA Chili Cook-Off, Lions Club Flea Market

Find out what's happening this week in and around Pearl River.

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Monday, Sept. 16

Tuesday, Sept. 17
  • The Alzheimer's Association will present Making Sense of Challenging Behavior at 2:30 p.m. at Valley Cottage Library, a workshop designed to help caregivers understand and deal with behaviors brought on by Alzheimer's disease. 
  • The Rockland County Legislature meets at 7 p.m. at 11 New Hempstead Road in New City.
  • The Orangetown Council workshop meeting begins 8 p.m. Tuesday in Orangetown Town Hall. The 2014 will continue to be a key topic with the Supervisor's tentative budget proposal due Sept. 24. 

Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • Absentee ballot counting takes place at the Board of Elections warehouse in Pomona at 10 a.m.
  • Be part of the 24th Annual County Executive Arts Awards Gala Celebration at 7 p.m. at Rockland County Community College. Tickets are free but limited in number. Call 845-708-7300 or email info@rocktourism.com to reserve seats.
Thursday, Sept. 19
  • Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. will hold its fifth annual LOL! Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pearl River Hilton. Tickets for this fundraiser cost $55 per person and include free beer and whine at a cocktail reception. CCRR helps families find early childhood education and school age child care services, supports local child care programs and acts as an advocate for child care and education.The show starts at 7 p.m. Find out more here
  • Meet 11 local authors at a panel in the Palisades Center Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, click here
  • Growler and Gill will hold a special craft beer tasting to benefit Autism Speaks from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $25 per person, with $10 going to Austism Speaks, and that includes two pint glasses of craft beer and finger food. Find out more here
Friday, Sept. 20
  • The Pearl River High School Girls Tennis Tournament begins Friday and wraps up Saturday at Pearl River High School and Cherry Brook Park. High school teams from East Ramapo, Albertus Magnus, Nanuet, Nyack and Tappan Zee will join Pearl River for the two-day early-season test for these Rockland rivals. 
Saturday, Sept. 21
  • The seventh annual Chili Cookoff to benefit Pearl River Special Education PTA Scholarship Fund begins 11 a.m. Saturday on the Central Ave. Field in Pearl River. Local eateries bring out their best chili for the competition. Cost is $1 per sample of chili, with hot dogs, ice cream, bottled water and soft drinks also available. There will be games for the kids, music and raffles. Find out more here
  • The Pearl River Lions Club will hold its annual flea market and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Central Ave. Field in Pearl River. The rain date is Sept. 28. For more information, go to the Pearl River Lions Club website here

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