The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 23
Sugar Maple Celebration
FISHKILL
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sharpe Reservation
436 Van Wyck Lake Road | 845-897-4320
freshair.org/maple-celebration
See how maple sugaring is done, enter a maple syrup contest, watch an animal show and check out the nature discovery room and planetarium. Free

SAT 23
Free Pet Rabies Vaccination Clinic
MAHOPAC
2 – 5 p.m. South Putnam Animal Hospital
230B Baldwin Place Road | 845-808-1390, x43160
putnamcountyny.com
Open to dogs, cats and ferrets.Bring photo ID to prove Putnam County residency, along with evidence of prior vaccination.

SAT 23
Restaurant Week
HUDSON VALLEY
valleytable.com/hvrw
This weekend will be the final two days of the annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week organized by The Valley Table, with 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. Also, SUN 24.

SAT 23
Purim Celebration
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St. | philipstownreformsynagogue.org
The Philipstown Reform Synagogue invites community members to dress in costumes and participate in reading the Book of Esther, known in Hebrew as “the Scroll” (Megillah). Bring noisemakers and enjoy pizza. Free

SUN 24
Maple Syrup Day
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Little Stony Point
3011 Route 9D | littlestonypoint.org
This annual event will feature a pancake breakfast and demonstration of how maple syrup is made, as well as live music by members of the Breakneck Ridge Revue. Free

WED 27
CPR Refresher Class
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Volunteer Ambulance
1 Arquilla Drive | 845-831-4540, opt. 5
beaconvac.org
RSVP to training@beaconvac.org. Cost: $45 (members free)

FRI 29
Tattoo Fest
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 – 11 p.m. Mid-Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza | hudsonvalleytattoofest.com
More than 200 artists will show their work and take appointments. There will also be live music, food and a “puppy burlesque” show with adoptable dogs. Also, SAT 30, SUN 31. Cost: $24 ($60 for three-day pass)

SAT 30
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Electronics Recycling
POUGHKEEPSIE
8:30 a.m. – Noon.
Department of Public Works
626 Dutchess Turnpike | 845-463-6020
bit.ly/dutchess-waste
The county will accept for disposal product containers marked Warning, Hazardous, Flammable, Poisonous or Corrosive, along with products such as monitors, printers, TVs and fluorescent tubes. (See site for full list.) Registration is required and limited to the first 360 households. Cost: $10

SUN 31
Castle to River Run
GARRISON
7:30 a.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | bit.ly/castle-river
This annual race, rescheduled from November, features views of the Highlands. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 50k race ($65 fee) at 8 a.m., the half-marathon ($45) at 9 a.m., the 5K ($25) at 9:30 a.m. and the youth 1-mile (free) at 11:30 a.m. Register online by FRI 29.

SUN 31
Soup4Greens
BEACON
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. VFW Hall
413 Main St. | beaconfarmersmarket.org
Purchase bowls of soup donated by restaurants and individuals to benefit Greens4Greens, a food program organized by Common Ground Farm and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County’s Green Teens.

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 23
Middle School Mayhem
BEACON
Noon – 3 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Join D. R. Whitehead for the launch of Taylor’s Party Dilemma, the first in her Middle School Mayhem series of children’s books.

SAT 30
Student Chess Tournament
COLD SPRING
9:45 a.m. Haldane Elementary
15 Craigside Drive | bit.ly/haldane-chess
Trophies will be awarded to the top five players in each section, which includes unrated rookies (grades K-4, four rounds, no clocks), reserves (K-12 rated up to 700) and championship (players 700+). Scholarships are available. Register online. Cost: $29 ($35 after March 29, $45 at door)

SAT 30
Lily Red’s Journey Through Tale Town
GARRISON
3 & 4 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/4189693
The Depot’s Young Players (Wyatt Rose Chadwick, Allegra Clementson, Carla Coleman, Nomie Karetny, Diem Lee, Gabriel Marzollo, Caelan Mcdermott, Emily McPherson, Dean Moyer, Ora Nobel, Suvi O’Shea, Natalie Taylor, Sophia Taylor and Emily Wynn) will present this play written by Kalista Sale Parrish. Cost: $3

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 23
Ajuma
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
The spoken-word and visual artist Katori Walker will present this one-person show based on seminal moments in generations of her family that involved escape, abuse, love and legacy. A Q&A will follow. Also, SAT 30. Cost: $20 ($15 members)

SUN 24
A Rebirth Into Motherhood
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
rebirth.brownpapertickets.com
A reading of a new play by Erin Buckley that explores the challenges of new mothers that are not often discussed, including fertility, feelings of guilt and loss, sex, anxiety, loneliness, depression and recovery after birth. Cost: $5 ($10 door)

THURS 28
Smallfoot
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
In this 2018 animated comedy, a Yeti discovers a human but no one believes him, so he must go on a journey to prove it. Rated PG. Free

VISUAL ART

SAT 23
Working OverTime
BEACON
5 – 8 p.m. No. 3 Reading Room
469 Main St. | photobookworks.com
Clarence Morgan and David Rich, longtime colleagues, explore in their works on paper the meanings of “overtime.” The artists will talk about their work at 2 p.m. on SUN 24.

Artwork by David Rich

MON 25
Linda Montano: The Art/Life Hospital
BEACON
7 p.m. Riverview Funeral Home
2 Beekman St. | 845-831-0380
riverviewbyhalvey.com
This presentation will look at Montano’s work, which explores healing, aging and death and is on display at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz through April 14. The funeral home contributed material for the Dorsky exhibit. Montano is a visual and performance artist based in Saugerties. RSVP to riverviewbyhalvey@gmail.com. Free

SAT 30
Forces of Nature
NELSONVILLE
6 – 9 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road
createcommunityspace.com
Samantha Palmeri, a painter and former director of Beacon Open Studios, curated and is part of this show with Jean Brennan and Greg Slick.

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 23
Embodied Equity Project
BEACON
1 p.m. Beahive | 291 Main St.
embodiedequityproject.com
This four-hour experimental workshop will bring white people together for anti-racism exercises and “accountable community practices” to help them become “more useful and active in the growing multiracial coalition to end racism.” Cost: $40 to $100

SAT 23
Dutchess County Genealogical Society
DOVER PLAINS
1 p.m. Tabor-Wing House
3128 Route 22 | dcgs-gen.org
Valerie LaRobardier, the society president and “Family Trails” columnist for The Current, will introduce internet research techniques to find veteran ancestors, with a focus on World War I and the Revolutionary War. Free

SAT 23
Diary of the Chapel’s Architect
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
In 1832, an 18-year-old English immigrant named Thomas Kelah Wharton designed what is now the Chapel Restoration. Steve Walton, a professor of history at Michigan Tech, and Michael Armstrong, a former board president of Chapel Restoration, edited Wharton’s journals for a book published earlier this year by SUNY Press. They will speak as part of the Sunset Reading Series. Free

TUES 26
Project Drawdown
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
As part of this statewide community reading program, environmental journalist Andy Revkin, who lives in Nelsonville, will lead a discussion of the science-based solutions to climate change outlined in the 2017 bestseller, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. See drawdown.org. Free

TUES 26
Alexa in Your Home
GARRISON
7 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Pam McCluskey-Doran and Jennifer Harriton-Wilson will share ways to maximize your experience with Amazon’s digital assistant. Free

WED 27
Using Google’s My Business
WAPPINGERS FALLS
1:30 p.m. Cousins Ale Works
1582 Route 9 | 845-293-2739
dutchesstourism.com
In this workshop sponsored by Dutchess Tourism, participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to use My Business search and maps to connect with customers. Free

WED 27
First-Time Homebuyer Seminar
BEACON
6 p.m. JonCar Realty | 387 Main St.
A panel that includes a real-estate agent, a lender, an insurance agent and a lawyer will discuss the process. RSVP to RMartinezJonCarRealty@gmail.com. Free

WED 27
Dutchess During World War I
BEACON
7 p.m. VFW Building | 413 Main St.
845-831-0514
vbeaconhistorical.org
Bill Jeffway, executive director of the Dutchess County Historical Society, will provide background and context for the Over Here exhibit at the Beacon Historical Society that examines the “yet-to-be-told” stories of men, women and children in Dutchess County during the first World War. Free

THURS 28
PoemsProseDialogue
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Edwin Torres will bring his audio-visual-body-lingo to the Calling All Poets Series in celebration of his book, Xoeteox: the infinite word object, and his forthcoming anthology, The Body In Language. Cost: $5 donation

Edwin Torres

THURS 28
300 Years of Hudson Valley Communities
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive | 845-463-4660
beaconsloopclub.org
Architectural historian James Kelly will explore the development of the great-estate communities along the Hudson River. The event was rescheduled from March 21. Free

SUN 31
Land Use and Forest Regeneration in Putnam County
PUTNAM VALLEY
11 a.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
tompkinscorners.org
Hiker and historian Ed Illiano will recount the story of Putnam through the lens of land use and forest regeneration. Free

SUN 31
How to Identify Birds
PHILIPSTOWN
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Pete Salmonsohn of the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will lead an interactive program on bird identification for adults and children ages 8 and older. Free

Marsh Wren

MUSIC

SAT 23
Eric Starr Trio
NELSONVILLE
5:30 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road | haldanearts.org
This fundraiser for the Haldane Arts Alliance features Starr on drums, Daniel Kelly on piano, Lindsey Horner on bass and vocalists Lisa Sabin and Christine Bokhour. Cost: $15 ($25 family)

SAT 23
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
NEWBURGH
7:30 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College
Aquinas Hall | 845-913-7157
newburghsymphony.org
Pianists Alan Murray, Frank Siegel and Seth Grosshandler join the orchestra for The One and the Many, a program of Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel. Cost: $25

SAT 23
Dean Friedman
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Central Market Dramatic Hall
900 Main St. | eventbrite.com/dean-friedman
Friedman will be performing, on guitar and keyboards, songs from his four-decade career, including radio hits and fan favorites from his eight albums. Cost: $19.50 to $27.50

SUN 24
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated fiddler and Berklee Visiting Scholar, performs with guitarist Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot, a master of the clawhammer banjo. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

FRI 29
Claudia Gibson
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/4187674
The former Cold Spring resident, now based near Austin, Texas, returns to the Highlands to perform at the Depot and on THURS 28 at Dogwood in Beacon. Cost: $20

FRI 29
Mike Baggetta, Mike Watt and Stephen Hodges
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
mikebaggetta.bpt.me
The trio, which specializes in “post-genre improvisational groove,” is touring to support its album, Wall of Flowers. The bands 100 and Zero and 16 Hundred Pound Pig also will perform. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 30
Jim Kweskin and Samoa Wilson
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
brownpapertickets.com/event/4034168
The duo plays “a mixture of jazz, swing folk, blues and old-timey music with a contemporary style.” Back in the day, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band opened for Janis Joplin, Peter Paul & Mary, Linda Ronstadt and The Doors. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

SAT 30
Thumbscrew
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Atlas Studios | 11 Spring St.
845-391-8855 | atlasnewburgh.com
Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara will play original jazz and their interpretation of the standards. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 31
Alexi Kenney and Renana Gutman
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
The violinist and pianist will perform, as part of the Howland Chamber Music Circle series, a program that includes Sonata for violin and keyboard BWV 1016 by Bach, Airs du Rossignol et Marche Chinois by Stravinsky, Sonata No 10, Op. 96 by Beethoven, L’Eraclito Amoroso by Strozzi, and Sonata No. 3 by George Enescu. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

SUN 31
Celtic Woman
WEST POINT
5 p.m. Eisenhower Hall Theatre
655 Pitcher Road | 845-938-4159
ikehall.com
This four members of Celtic Woman — vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Megan Walsh and violinist Tara McNeill — celebrate the music and cultural heritage of Ireland. The group is accompanied by an orchestra and a band of drums and pipes, along with dancers. Cost: $45

CIVIC

MON 25
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

MON 25
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 26
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

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