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Create Clay Bowls for Hunger, Defensive Driving and Free Blood Pressure Screening

Five things you should know for today, Jan. 17.

1.) Free Blood Pressure Screening at Hudson Valley Hospital Center
At 2 p.m. the Hudson Valley Hospital Center offers free blood pressure screening. Details here.

2.) Defensive Driving Course Offered in Cortlandt this Weekend
A  6-hour defensive driving course is being offered Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Columbanus Church, 122 Oregon Rd. in Cortlandt Manor. The course will take place at Dillon Hall, the back of the church grounds. The course Costs $40. Register by calling 917-509-7704 or emailing NYPDPEPE@aol.com

3.) Create Clay Bowls for Hunger
Come and fight hunger with a creative clay project at The Peekskill Clay Studios at The Hat Factory on Jan. 19. Volunteers, ages 8 and up with an adult, are invited to work with an artist to make handcrafted bowls.The bowls will then be given to local organizations who feed the hungry. This creative, fun, and family-orientated activity is part of the Empty Bowls Project, an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Shifts start at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Check here for more info.

4.) Peekskill Middle School Hosts Student vs. Staff Basketball Game Friday
Peekskill Middle School’s Student Government and Parent teacher Organization is hosting a student vs. staff basketball game at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Tickets cost $1 for students and $2 for adults. There will be raffle tickets and refreshments for sale.

5.) Lecture to Profile Life of Trailblazing Woman Stage Magician

Margaret Steele, a magician and historian, will conduct an unusual program entitled “Memoirs of a Magic Queen” on 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, New York.  Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society, the “magical” event is open free to the public.

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