A Wet Morning Drive, Valentine's Day Fundraiser, and Men in Black III at the Hen Hud Library

Five things you should know for today, Jan. 31.

1.) Watch Out for Down Trees and Minor Flooding During this Morning's Commute

A high wind warning is in effect until 6 a.m. this morning and flash flood warning was in effect during the overnight. More rain is expected today, before 9 a.m, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected drop down to about 38 by 5 p.m. and a west wind is expected to blow in the 16 to 23 mile per hour range, with gusts as high as 46 mph. 

2.) Matinee Movie: "Men in Black III"

The Hendrick Hudson Free Library, located on 185 Kings Ferry Rd. in  Montrose, is showing "Men in Black III" from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. today as part of its matinee film series. The event is free. Call (914) 739-5654.

3.) Free Blood Pressure Screening at Hudson Valley Hospital Center

At 2 p.m. the Hudson Valley Hospital Center offers free blood pressure screenings. Details here.

4.) Juneteenth Heritage Committee to Host Valentine's Day Fundraiser

Peekskill's Juneteenth Heritage Committee is hosting a Valentine's Day event on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Harbor on Charles Point, located on 5 John Walsh Blvd. in  Peekskill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event, which costs $40 per person and  $75 per couple, is being held to raise money for this year's Juneteenth Celebration. Contact Courtney Speights at courtneyspeights@yahoo.com or call her at (914) 320-2131 for more information.

5.) Paramount Search Committee to Make Recommendations Monday

The search committee charged with finding a new management firm for the Paramount Theater of Performing Arts is scheduled to make its recommendations to the Peekskill Common Council on Feb. 4. The recommendation will be made in executive session. The names of the three firms that made proposals will be revealed on Feb. 5.


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