The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 9
Pancake Breakfast
CARMEL
8 – 11 a.m. Carmel Fire Department
94 Gleneida Ave.
Enjoy breakfast and support the Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadets. Cost: $10

SAT 9
Community Blood Drive
BEACON
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tabernacle of Christ Church
483 Main St.
Make an appointment at bit.ly/tabernacle-blood-drive; walk-ins are also welcome.

SAT 9
10th Annual Maple Fest
WAPPINGERS FALLS
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Randolph School
2467 Route 9D | 845-297-5600
randolphschool.org
Enjoy a pancake breakfast and activities until 1 p.m., followed by sing-a-longs, storytelling, maple sugaring, sap boil and children’s crafts. Cost: $10 ($5 children, $25 families)

SAT 9
Parade of Green
BEACON
Noon | facebook.com/paradeofgreen
Fred Antalek, a lifelong Beacon resident, business owner and former city councilman will be the grand marshal for this annual parade down Main Street, now in its fourth year.

SAT 9
Outlaw Pinewood Derby
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. St. Mary’s Church | 1 Chestnut St.
This fundraiser for the Philipstown Cub Scouts will be open to adults. Derby cars must meet safety and physical requirements; a kit will be provided. Email quinn@quinnchandler.com. Cost: $20

SUN 10
Daylight Savings
2 a.m. Move clocks forward one hour.

SUN 10
Hudson Valley Renegades Job Fair
WAPPINGERS FALLS
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dutchess Stadium
1500 Route 9D | hvrenegades.com
The minor league baseball team will be accepting applications for concessions, stadium operations, ushers, merchandise sales, parking and other positions for its 26th season, which begins June 16. The team is also still accepting applications for internships by college students in its graphics and food & beverage departments. Email intern@hvrenegades.com.

MON 11
Restaurant Week
HUDSON VALLEY
valleytable.com/hvrw
Seven restaurants in the Highlands have signed on to participate in the annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week organized by The Valley Table. The event, which runs daily through March 24, will feature nearly 200 restaurants offering three-course, prix-fixe lunches for $22.95 and dinners for $32.95. Local restaurants include Baja 328, Melzingah Tap House, The Pandorica and The Roundhouse in Beacon and Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, the Hudson House River Inn and Riverview in Cold Spring.

TUES 12
Cold Spring Area Chamber Breakfast
GARRISON
9 a.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
Stacey Petrower, president of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, will speak about its goals and its new facility at the former site of Butterfield Hospital. Cost: $5 (members free)

THURS 14
Death Cafe
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Beacon Hebrew Alliance
331 Verplanck Ave. | 845-831-2012
beaconhebrewalliance.org
The synagogue says its inaugural Death Café will present “an opportunity to eat dessert, drink coffee or tea and talk freely and safely about death.” (See deathcafe.com.) Following the cafe, there will be a screening of Departures, which won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. Free

SAT 16
Penny Social Benefit
BEACON
1 – 5 p.m. VFW Building
413 Main St. | 845-831-5161
arfbeacon.org
There will be raffles, door prizes and gift baskets, vintage goods and pet supplies to raise funds for the Animal Rescue Foundation. Calling begins at 3 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be available.

SAT 16
Beacon Sloop Club Woody Dinner
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Chalet on the Hudson
3250 Route 9D | beaconsloopclub.org
The Judith Tulloch Band will perform at this fundraiser for the Woody’s sailing program. Cost: $60

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 9
Life Casting Masterclass
PEEKSKILL
1 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Each participant will leave this three-hour workshop led by Kelly McGrath with a cast wax replica of his or her hand. Cost: $85 ($70 members/students)

SAT 9
Talk on Charlotte Posenenke
BEACON
2 p.m. Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St. | 845-440-0100
diaart.org
Rita McBride, a sculptural and architectural artist, and Ulrich Lehmann, an art writer and professor, will discuss works by Posenenke on exhibit at the museum. Included with admission. Cost: $15 ($12 students and seniors; members and children under 12 free)

SAT 16
Winter Weekend
NEW WINDSOR
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road | 845-534-3115
stormking.org/winterweekends
Explore the outdoor art installations in a winter landscape. Also SUN 17. Cost: $18 ($15 seniors, $8 students, children ages 4 and younger and members free)

SAT 16
Kurt Steger and Leslie Bender
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Steger’s show, Environmental Works, features sculptures made with locally sourced wood and rocks. Bender’s show includes paintings based on surreal narratives of personal experiences.

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 9
Middle School Night
GARRISON
5 – 9:30 p.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
philipstownrecreation.com.
Register for one of three 90-minute sessions, at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m., for an escape room, laser tag or karaoke. Cost: $5

SUN 10
Simone Dinnerstein
BEACON
Noon. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
The pianist will perform a concert for children called Tic Toc Choc. Cost: $10 (children free)

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 9
Mamma Mia!
HIGHLAND FALLS
3 & 7 p.m. O’Neill High School
21 Morgan Road | 845-446-4914
Drama students at O’Neill will present the popular musical about a Greek woman who dreams of a perfect wedding, if only she can find her father to give her away. Also SUN 10. Cost: $12 ($8 students)

SAT 9
First Look
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Spackenkill High School
12 Spackenkill Road | beaconplayers.com
An evening of sneak peeks of upcoming performances by the Beacon Players, Beacon Performing Arts Center, Westside Theatrix and other student troupes. Free

SAT 9
The Importance of Being Earnest
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Carin Jean White directs the farcical Oscar Wilde play. Also SUN 10, FRI 15, SAT 16, SUN 17. Cost: $25 ($20 seniors/students)

SAT 9
Newburgh: Beauty and Tragedy
BEACON
7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
50 Liberty St.
moviesthatmatterbeacon.org
This documentary by Dmitri Kasterine follows the lives of residents of downtown Newburgh. Kasterine, who started photographing people he met in the city 22 years ago, will join a discussion following the film. Free

TUES 12
13 Poets
BEACON
8 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
Hosted by Live Writing, a project devoted to the writing and performance of poetry. Ruth Danon will introduce the readers: Celia Barbour, Kristen Holt-Browning, Luissa Chekowsky, Matt Clifton, Deborah Davidovits, Ronnie Farley, Catherine Gonick, Megan Laurelli, Alison MacAvery, Elizabeth Murphy, Flora Stadler, Charles Struensee and Frits Zernike.

WED 13
Leap Year
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
In this 2010 romantic comedy, a Leap Day proposal from a woman (Amy Adams) who wants a wedding forces her Irish boyfriend to accept. Rated PG. Free

THURS 14
Irish Dance
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Dancers from the Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance will perform. Free

FRI 15
Cabaret
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane School
15 Craigside Drive
haldanedrama.ticketspice.com/cabaret
Alternating casts will perform this groundbreaking musical, which opened on Broadway in 1966 and startled audiences with its invitation to peer inside a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin. Also, SAT 16, SUN 17. Cost: $15 ($8 students, seniors free)

FRI 15
Step Afrika
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Bardavon
35 Market St. | 845-473-2072
bardavon.org
This dance company blends percussive dance styles from traditional West and South African dances with historical American styles. Cost: $10

SAT 16
The Hound of the Baskervilles
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The classic 1929 Sherlock Holmes film, shown as part of the library’s Silent Film Series, was thought lost until copies were recently discovered in Russia and Germany. Cary Brown accompanies on piano. Free

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 9
Lauren Willig: The English Wife
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
This reception marks the paperback release of Willig’s novel, which is set in the Gilded Age on the banks of the Hudson in which a husband is murdered and a wife goes missing. Free

SUN 10
Beginner Winter Tree ID
BEAR MOUNTAIN
10 a.m. Bear Mountain State Park
trailsidezoo.org
Meet in front of the Bear Mountain Inn for a two-hour ramble to learn how to distinguish trees without their leaves. Parking is $10. Free

WED 13
Proven Ways to Get Positive Publicity
FISHKILL
1:30 p.m. Springhill Suites
500 Westage Business Center Drive
845-896-8100 | dutchesstourism.com
Filomena Fanelli, founder of Impact PR & Communications, will discuss best practices to get attention for your business. It’s part of Dutchess Tourism’s Lunch and Learn series. Free

MUSIC

SAT 9
Mike Shaw Benefit
BEACON
5 – 11:30 p.m. St. Rocco’s Society
15 S. Chestnut St. | bit.ly/shaw-benefit
The concert of hardcore bands (All Out War, Death Threat, Regulate, Ekulu, Soul Blind and Age of Apocalypse) will raise money for musician Mike Shaw, who was seriously injured in a car crash and is unable to work. Cost: $20

Mike Shaw of Mindforce (Photo by Nicole Settembrino)

SAT 9
Fat Boi’s Brass Band
BEACON
7 p.m. Denning’s Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St.
This seven-piece, New Orleans-style street band brings Mardi Gras wherever it goes. Cost: $10 donation

SAT 9
Reclaim the Night
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
The concert, which honors Women’s History Month, will include performances by Mioi Takeda, Lynn Bechtold, Debra Kaye and Kelly Ellenwood of music by female composers. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 9
Tom Chapin
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Join the singer and songwriter for his annual birthday celebration. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SAT 9
Mighty Fine
BEACON
9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
The New York City band returns to the Quinn’s stage with its “sweaty rump shakin’ punk soul.” Frontman Steve Myers will act as DJ before and after the set.

SUN 10
Newburgh Chamber Music: American String Quartet
NEWBURGH
3 p.m. St. George’s Church
105 Grand St. | 845-534-2864
newburghchambermusic.org
The principal violist of the New York Philharmonic, Cynthia Phelps, will join the quartet in a program that includes compositions by Mozart, Brahms and Bartók. Cost: $25 ($5 students)

SUN 10
Songwriters’ Showcase
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Hear Americana, folk, rhythm-and-blues and rock from Carla Springer, Steve Kirkman and Amy Laber. Free

SAT 16
Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley
BEACON
4 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Ave. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
This pop-up concert, sponsored by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, will feature saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and pianist Cynthia Peterson performing an 1879 composition by English immigrant Caryl Florio and piano pieces by American composers Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Ulysses J. Alsdorf. Free

SAT 16
Celebration of Irish Culture
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
The program will include songs, poetry and spoken-word pieces by Bill Molloy, Tim Pitt, Pallas Athene, Michael Scott, Neil Hickey, Kate and Jan Hoekstra, Linda Thornton, Joe Mahon and Dave Hull. Cost: $15 donation

SAT 16
Matt Mitchell
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The composer and pianist will perform a rare solo show. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SAT 16
Tim Kuhl
BEACON
8 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
The composer and drummer will create soundscapes influenced by music, film and art.

CIVIC

SAT 9
Fair and Affordable Housing Expo
WHITE PLAINS
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave. | nystrong.com/nationals

SAT 9
School Budget Meeting
GARRISON
10 a.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

SAT 9
Voter Registration
NELSONVILLE
Noon – 5 p.m. Village Hall
258 Main St. | 845-265-2500
nelsonvilleny.gov

MON 11
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

MON 11
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

TUES 12
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

THURS 14
Budget Meeting
GARRISON
9 a.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

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