The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan (calendar@highlandscurrent.org)
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

COMMUNITY

TUES 8
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group
HOPEWELL JUNCTION
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Community Library
348 Route 376 | 914-962-6402
supportconnection.org
This monthly meeting is open to people at any stage of diagnosis or treatment. Registration is required. Free

TUES 8
Men’s 35+ Basketball
FISHKILL
6 – 9 p.m. Glenham Elementary School
20 Chase Drive
Residents of the Beacon City School District over the age of 35 can participate. Proof of residency and valid ID are necessary for registration.

WED 9
Chaotic Inheritance with Madeline DeNitto
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | beaconlibrary.org
Learn from an organizational expert how to manage tasks and decisions when a loved one passes away and tips to make things easier for your own loved ones.

WED 9
All Around Knitting
COLD SPRING
6 – 8 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Pat Angerame leads this roundtable for all levels of knitters. Materials are provided. Free

THURS 10
Citizen’s Climate Lobby
BEACON
7 p.m. Beahive | 291 Main St.
Facebook.com/cclny18
The local chapter works within the congressional district to seek climate solutions. Meetings are open to anyone.

FRI 11
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship (ages 9-14)
GARRISON
6 p.m. Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries Gym
781 Route 9D | 845-265-3191
The Loretto Council No. 536 is hosting the local level of the statewide competition. Winners in each age category will advance to district, regional and state competitions. Proof of age is necessary at registration. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. and the snow date is Jan. 15.

FRI 11
Haldane Fundraiser: An Evening in New Orleans Dinner
COLD SPRING
7 – 10 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | tinyurl.com/noladinner
This benefit helps fund the senior class trip to New Orleans to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. Tickets include dinner, dessert, beer and wine. Cost: $50

SAT 12
Yoga for Healing, Health and Happiness
BEACON
Noon – 5:30 p.m. | Beacon of Light Wellness Center
4 S. Chestnut St.
beaconoflightwellnesscenter.com
Noon – 1 p.m. (Satsang/Lecture);
1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Workshop)
Special guest teacher jLTg Holo leads a lecture with tips and insights for the new year and an intensive yoga workshop. Cost $65 ($10 lecture only)

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 5
Monochrome Photography Show
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
A reception will open this show, which is curated by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh and features work by 18 artists. It continues through Jan. 27.

SAT 5
Kakizome: Japanese First Writing of the Year
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 – 4 p.m. Arts Mid-Hudson
9 Vassar St. | 845-454-3222
artsmidhudson.org
Volunteers will guide participants in writing kanji, a New Year tradition in which people use calligraphy to craft poems that express hopes and aspirations for the year. According to Arts Mid-Hudson, “the poems were burned, to seal the fate of the hope, a practice reminiscent of blowing out candles on a birthday cake after making a wish.” Free

SAT 12
Amanda E. Gross: I Quit My Job to Draw
BEACON
5 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | catalystgallery.com
The show by local artist Gross includes works on paper and continues through Jan. 17.

SAT 12
Group Show of New BAU Artists
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery
506 Main St. | baugallery.com
Four new members, Jebah Baum, Elizabeth Arnold, Ilse Schreiber-Noll and Andrew Rust Barger, will exhibit work in multiple mediums in Gallery 1. A group show of work by all members is on view in Gallery 2. It continues through Feb. 3.

Jebah Baum, “Station”

SAT 12
Quiccs and HX Studio
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery

MUSIC

SAT 5
La Familia
BEACON
8 – 11 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
The “swinging blues band” will lead a dance party that also includes waltz and freestyle. Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20

SAT 5
The Reveries
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Denning’s Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St. | 845-476-8413
denningspointdistillery.com
The five-piece band from Fishkill plays jams. Cost: $10 donation

SUN 6
Newburgh Chamber Music: Ceres Quartet
NEWBURGH
3 p.m. St. George’s Church
105 Grand St. | 845-534-2864
newburghchambermusic.org
The program will include Beethoven’s Opus 130, Béla Bartók’s Sixth Quartet and Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 76, No. 5. Cost: $25 ($5 students)

SUN 13
Howland Chamber Music Circle: Natasha Paremskil
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
The Piano Festival begins with a talented young pianist. Her program includes Visions Fugitives, Op.22 by Sergei Prokofiev, Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel and Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Cost $30 ($10 students)

SPORTS
SAT 5
Army vs. Lafayette (Men’s Basketball)
WEST POINT
1 p.m. Christl Arena | 845-938-2526
goarmywestpoint.com. Cost: $12

SUN 6
Army vs. Loyola Maryland (Women’s Basketball)
WEST POINT
1 p.m. Christl Arena | 845-938-2526
goarmywestpoint.com. Cost: $12

KIDS & FAMILY

WED 9
Pre-K Storytime
GARRISON
1:30 – 2: 30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Children ages 3 to 5 can listen to stories and work on reading skills. Free

THURS 10
Lego/Tech Club
BEACON
3:30 – 5 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | beaconlibrary.org
Elementary-age children can work alone or in groups to build with Legos and STEM materials. Younger children can work with blocks in the children’s section of the library. Free

FRI 11
Reel Life Film Club: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (Grades 6 and Up)
BEACON
6 – 8 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
The monthly documentary features the activism and music of local hero Pete Seeger. A question-and-answer session follows with David Bernz and Jeff Haynes, who both worked with Seeger.

SAT 12
Saturday Studio (Ages 5+)
BEACON
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dia Beacon
3 Beekman St. | diaart.org
Join practicing artists for a free monthly workshop of art-making and play. Designed for all ages, this family friendly program is most suitable for children ages 5 and up.

TALKS AND TOURS

SAT 5
Extraordinary Wildlife Images
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Ed McGowan will share photographs from a four-year project focused on animals drawn to deer carcasses placed in Harriman State Park.

STAGE & SCREEN

FRI 11
Depot Docs: This is Home
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing
philipstowndepottheatre.org
The documentary follows the stories of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and trying to start their lives over. Cost $20

SAT 12
Survivors Guide to Prison
BEACON
7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Beacon
50 Liberty St.
moviesthatmatterbeacon.org
This expose of the criminal justice system tells of two innocent men who spent decades in prison for murders they didn’t commit. Jeffrey Deskovic, an internationally recognized wrongful-conviction expert, is the guest speaker. Free

SAT 12
The Artichoke Storytelling
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
Hosted by Drew Prochaska, the show features storytellers who have appeared on The Moth, This American Life and other popular programs. Cost $10 ($15 door)

SUN 13
Get Lit Beacon Literary Salon
BEACON
5 p.m. Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main St. | Facebook: Get Lit Beacon
Established and emerging writers are invited to read 5 minutes of an original work. Brendan Kiely and Jessie Chaffee are the featured guests this month. Free

CIVIC

MON 7
City Council Meeting
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 7
Organizational Meeting
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison Volunteer Fire Co.
1616 Route 9 | 845-424-4406
garrisonfd.org

TUES 8
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane School Music Room
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 8
Putnam County Legislature Organizational Meeting
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 8
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

WED 9
Village Board Workshop
NELSONVILLE
6:30 p.m. Village Hall | 258 Main St.
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov

WED 9
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

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