The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 6
White Elephant Sale
GARRISON
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. St. Philip’s Parish House
1101 Route 9D | 845-424- 4209
stphilipshighlands.org
Shop for toys, clothing, books and gently used household items at this annual fundraiser for the St. Philip’s Nursery School. Early birds can pay $5 for entry at 8:30 a.m.

SAT 6
Carfit for Mature Drivers
BEACON
10 a.m. – Noon
Beacon Volunteer Ambulance
1 Arquilla Drive | beaconvac.org
Stop by to get a free, 15-minute assessment of how to adjust your driver’s seat for comfort and safety.

SAT 6
Music and Creative Arts Performance
BEACON
3 – 5 p.m. Salvation Army
372 Main St. | 845-831-1253
facebook.com/TheSalvationArmyBeaconCitadel
Students from the Salvation Army’s music and creative arts program will perform in this fundraiser, along with members of the local corps.

SAT 6
Spring Thaw
BEAR MOUNTAIN
6 – 10 p.m. Bear Mountain Inn
3020 Seven Lakes Drive | gcef.net
The annual Garrison Children’s Education Fund event will include dancing, dinner, drinks and a silent auction. Cost: $115

SUN 7
Flea Market
BEACON
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Henry and Chestnut
beaconflea.com
Founded in 2011, the weekly Beacon Flea Market opens for a new season with vendors selling vintage, retro, antique, junk and salvage goods; architectural elements, collectibles, attic clean-outs, costume jewelry, art, handmade items, musical instruments, furniture, garden furniture, ornaments, glass wear, ceramics, books, vinyl records, lamps, linens and clothing.

SUN 7
Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Brunch
BEACON
10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Dutchess Manor
263 Route 9D | 845-831-4540
beaconvac.org
Enjoy brunch at either of two seatings to support the corps. The event is hosted by the Corlis family. Cost: $22 ($20 seniors, $15 children 6-12)

FRI 12
Boating Safety Certification Course
POUGHKEEPSIE
6 p.m. Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Center
108 Parker Ave. | 845-486-3840
dutchessny.gov
Anyone born after May 1, 1996, needs to complete this course to operate a motorized boat. Participants must be at least 14 and attend this and a second session, which takes place SAT 13 at 9 a.m. Free

FRI 12
Girls on the Run Sneaker Soiree
BEACON
7 – 10 p.m. The Roundhouse
2 E. Main St. | 845-422-1899
girlsontherunhv.org/sneakersoiree
The Hudson Valley chapter of this nonprofit, which offers 10-week health-and-fitness programs for girls in grades 3 to 8, will be raising money for its scholarship fund. Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, raffles and dancing. Wear your coolest sneakers. Cost: $60

SAT 13
Earth Day Celebration and Clean-up
BEACON
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
beaconearthday.com
Sign up at the website to help clean up any of six sites, then enjoy a barbeque at the Beacon Recreation Center at 23 W. Center St. from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and a performance from Arm of the Sea Theater at 2 p.m. Free

SUN 14
Wildlife Through the Hidden Lens
COLD SPRING
1 p.m. Old VFW Hall
34 Kemble Ave. | 845-424-3358
bit.ly/hhlt-wildlife
For the annual Hudson Highlands Land Trust community forum, Ed McGowan, director of the Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park; Scott LaPoint, a scientist with Black Rock Forest; and Brent Boscarino of the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management will explain how they use cameras and other technology to understand the natural world. Registration required at website. Cost: $10 donation

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 6
Easter Egg Hunt
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. McConville Park
4 High St. | 845-265-3191
The Loretto Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual community event for children ages 8 and younger. Bring your own basket.

SAT 6
Lambing and Kidding
COLD SPRING
Noon. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-3338
glynwood.org
Meet baby animals while learning about how to care for sheep and goats. Free

SUN 7
The Babysitter from Another Planet
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Author and illustrator Stephen Savage will read from his latest book. Free

SAT 13
Kids Read: A Book Festival
POUGHKEEPSIE
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lourdes High School
131 Boardman Road | 845-485-3445
The Poughkeepsie Public Library District will host this gathering of 35 children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators, including Raven Howell, Kimberly Sabatini and Pat Schories.

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 6
Ariane One-Act Play Festival
GARRISON
8 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
In this ninth annual event to honor Ariane Orenstein, an Aery Theatre member who died of cancer in 2011 at age 51, actors will perform six one-act plays written by local playwrights. For mature audiences. Also SUN 7. Cost: $22 ($17 students, seniors)

SUN 7
Comedy All Stars
FISHKILL
5 – 8 p.m. Ramada Inn
524 Route 9 | 845-838-0096
facebook.com/pitchforkids
The eighth biannual comedy show, which features Joey Gay, Dan McRitchie, Adam Izzo and Gene Trifolo, will benefit the Hudson Valley Renegades’ Pitch for Kids program. Phone to reserve tickets, or email zolz@hvrenegades.com. Cost: $24

SAT 13
Highlands Poetry Reading
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Ann Cefola, Suzanne Cleary, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, T.R. Hummer, Ann Lauinger, Heller Levinson, Mary Newell, Kathleen Ossip, Jo Pitkin, Sean Singer, Margot Taft Stever and Edwin Torres will open a new monthly series. Free

SAT 13
Kathy Curto & Irene O’Garden
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
To mark National Poetry Month, the poets will read from their latest collections. Free

SAT 13
An Evening with Paul Schrader
PEEKSKILL
5:30 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
artindustrymedia.com
Schrader will discuss the business of film production and distribution, as well as his best-known screenplays, including Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and his direction of the Oscar-nominated First Reformed (2017). His appearance is sponsored by Hudson Valley MOCA, the Peekskill Film Festival and the two-day Art Industry Media Festival, which continues on SUN 14 and includes art, dance, activities for youth and panel discussions. See website for schedule. Cost: $25 ($20 members, $30 door)

VISUAL ART

SAT 6
Members’ Show
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
The work of more than 40 artists will be featured in this annual exhibit curated by Jan Dolan and Jean Noack.

SAT 6
Catherine Welshman, George Mansfield and Margot Kingon
BEACON
5 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
The group show, which features new work by each artist, will continue through April 28.

SUN 7
Pysanky Egg Masterclass
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Jennifer Santa Maria will explain the historical significance of the traditional Ukrainian craft of pysanky before leading students as they design and create their own by layering beeswax and dyes over an eggshell. Bring an empty egg carton. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Cost: $40 ($35 members)

THURS 11
Student Art Exhibit
BEACON
4 – 6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
This annual exhibition will feature a selection of work by students from the Beacon City School District, including its elementary schools, middle school and high school. It will remain on view during library hours through May 5.

Artwork by Nora Phelan

SUN 14
Leslie Bender
GARRISON
3:30 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-809-5750
garrisonartcenter.org
The artist will discuss her colorful paintings in Tumbling to the Light.

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 13
Both Sides of the Creek
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Oak Vino
389 Main St. | 845-765-2400
oakvino.com
The exhibition will feature works by Allison Frost and Sarah Beinstein that showcase the beauty of our native valley and history.

SAT 13
Wet
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. bau Gallery
506 Main St. | 845-440-7584
baugallery.com
Faith Adams, Carla Goldberg, Russell Ritell and Melissa Schlobohm will display ceramics, drawings, sculpture and prints of sea creatures found in the depths of the ocean. In the Beacon Room, Eva Drizhal will mount a solo show, Enigma.

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 6
Writing the Voice of the Body
BEACON
10 a.m. Beahive
291 Main St. | beahivebzzz.com
Led by poet Edwin Torres, this is the first of four two-hour creative writing workshops that will feature performance, movement and sensory exercises. Cost: $35 ($100 for series)

SAT 6
Community Eco-Action Day
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
eco_action_day.eventbrite.com
Speakers organized by the Philipstown Garden Club will discuss how to reduce your carbon footprint, including through home-energy efficiency, net-zero construction and transportation. Free

TUES 9
Creating Change in Your Community
BREWSTER
6:30 p.m. Studio Around The Corner
67 Main St.
As part of a series of civics classes organized by the Putnam County Young Democrats, Shannon Wong of the Hudson Valley chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union will lead a discussion. Email melinda.montanaro@gmail.com for information. Free

WED 10
Learn to Sail
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive | 201-259-9634
beaconsloopclub.org
Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom and potentially become a member of the crew aboard the Woody Guthrie. The two-hour class will meet each Wednesday through May 29. Cost: $50

SAT 13
Vietnam’s Tet Offensive
PUTNAM VALLEY
10 a.m. Putnam Valley Library
30 Oscawana Lake Road
845-528-1024 | pv10579.com
In this presentation sponsored by the Putnam Valley Historical Society, Dan Griffin will recount his experiences during the Vietnam War. He arrived as a squad leader during the Tet Offensive, which involved 80,000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops. Cost: $5 donation

Dan Griffin

SAT 13
Opening of the Fields
WAPPINGERS FALLS
1 p.m. Common Ground Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | 845-231-4424
commongroundfarm.org
Take a contemplative walk through the early spring fields guided by the farm’s director, Sarah Simon, and local faith and community leaders. Free

SAT 13
Ways of Looking at a Woman
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Caroline Hagood will read from her book-length essay that uses personal experience, film and literary history to explore what it means to be a woman, mother and writer. Free

MUSIC

SAT 6
Collective Brass Quintet
BEACON
7 p.m. St. Joachim’s Church
51 Leonard St. | 845-838-0915
collectivebrass.com
The group, formed in 2016, will perform selections from its latest release, Thy Sweet Name.

SAT 6
Pluck & Rail
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
George Gierer (guitar, banjo, lead vocals), Andrew Sussman (cello, mandolin, vocals), Zach Swanson (bass) and Nicholas Lieto (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion) will play acoustic originals. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 6
Eric Gales
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, three of whom (including Eric) learned to play guitar upside-down and left-handed. Gales recorded two albums for Elektra Records (the first at age 16) before he and his brothers teamed up for a third called Left Hand Brand. Chris Raabe will join him. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

SUN 7
Women’s Work: Sisterhood of Harmony
BEACON
2 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
Women singers, songwriters and bands will perform at this benefit for the Woody Guthrie. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SUN 7
Richard Shindell
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Shindell, a singer and songwriter who divides his time between the Hudson Valley and Buenes Aires, released his first album, Sparrow’s Point, in 1992, and his most recent, Careless, in 2016. He will be joined by Chihoe Hahn. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

FRI 12
Annalyse & Ryan
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
The wife-and-husband duo, who recently moved to Beacon, perform Americana with storytelling and a soulful sound. Free

SAT 13
Classic Country
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Jennifer Dreaper will perform country hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s accompanied by Eric Garrison and Patrick Stanfield Jones. Free

SAT 13
Aaron Jonah Lewis and Jake Sanders
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
brownpapertickets.com/event/4190878
Lewis, a fiddler and banjo player, tours as a solo performer and with the Corn Potato String Band and Lovestruck Balladeers. Sanders is a guitarist, bandleader and arranger who plays jazz and American traditional music. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 13
9 Horses
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
9horses.brownpapertickets.com
This chamber jazz ensemble features Joe Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, 2018 Grammy nominee Sara Caswell on violin and Andrew Ryan on bass. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SUN 15
Daedalus Quartet
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
As part of the ongoing Howland Chamber Music Circle series, the quartet will be joined by Bridget Kibbey on harp to perform Prokofiev’s String Quartet No.1 in B minor, Beethoven’s Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 (nicknamed The Harp), Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and Caplet’s Conte Fantastique. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

SUN 15
Michael Musgrave
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
The pianist and scholar presents a lecture and short performances entitled “The Poet Speaks: An Exploration of Schumann’s Piano Music.” Free

CIVIC

MON 8
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

MON 8
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 9
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov
A public hearing on the 2019 budget will be followed by the regular meeting.

WED 10
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

FRI 12
Capital Referendum Project Tour
COLD SPRING
3:15 p.m. Haldane School
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
School officials will point out areas that will be repaired or upgraded if voters approve a spending referendum in May.