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Paramount Plans, Poetry & Prose and Flash Mobs

Five things you should know today, Feb. 13.

1.) Paramount Management Bidders to Present Proposals Tonight
The three groups attempting to manage the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill will present their plans during tonight‘s Peekskill Common Council work session. The work session begins at 6:30 p.m. inside city hall, located on 840 Main Street.

2.) The Peekskill Planning Commission Meets Tonight
The Peekskill planning commission is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 p.m., inside the Common Council Chambers in city hall. The commission is reviewing Robert Joseph’s site plan to move Sav Mor Auto Parts to a new location on 1028 Main St.

3.) Volunteer Appreciation Wednesdays at the Division Street Grill
The Division Street Grill, located on North Division Street in Peekskill, and Thyme, located on 3605 Crompond Rd. in Yorktown Heights, is offering volunteers 20 percent off of their food and soft drink dinner checks if they bring proof that they volunteer—anywhere. Don't have proof?  The Volunteer Center of the United Way distributes Free ThankYouForCaring cards to organizations to distribute to their volunteers.  No personal information is required.  Call (914)424-8888 or go to ThankYouForCaring.com for more information.

4.) “Words that Paint: The Hudson Valley School in Poetry and Prose
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art,  located on 1701 Main St. in  Peekskill, is hosting “Words that Paint: The Hudson River School in Poetry and Prose” Thursday at 2 p.m. The events is a collaborative art experience brought to you by HVCCA and Director Mara Mills. Writers from throughout the region were invited to visit the exhibition, and then submit short plays or poems inspired by works of art. The resulting works were juried and assembled into this theatrical performance.This is HVCCA’s fourth collaboration with Director Mara Mills following the successful “Size Matters: Image and Script” (2008), “The Form of Matter” (2009) and “The Ides of March” (2012). The event costs $12 for HVCCA members and $15 for general admission. The audience is limited to 25. Call 914-788-0100 or email kellis@hvcca.org to reserve a seat.

5.) Flash Mob to Hit Streets of Peekskill Thursday
On Thursday, at 4 pm at The Field Library’s Hayes Plaza (in front of the library) located at 4 Nelson Avenue in Peekskill, the community will join with women and men around the world forONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.  In case of bad weather, the event will take place at the Youth Bureau located at 828 Main St. Learn more here.

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