The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 5
Plaque Dedication
COLD SPRING
10:30 a.m. West Point Foundry Preserve
68 Kemble Ave. | scenichudson.org
Richard Laudenat, president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, will present a plaque recognizing the landmark achievements of the foundry, which was organized in 1817 to supply the U.S. government with artillery. The presentation in front of the foundry’s 1865 office building will be followed by tours of the site, which is maintained by Scenic Hudson.

SAT 5
Block Party
NELSONVILLE
Noon – 4 p.m. 18 Secor St.
This informal neighborhood gathering will take place on the lawn of the former Hickory Grove Academy, now the Masonic Lodge. Bring beverages and food to share, as well as musical instruments and stories.

SAT 5
Community BBQ
GARRISON
1 – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Bring picnic blankets and desserts to share in this celebration of firefighters, ambulance crews and sheriff’s cadets. Also learn how to get involved. The rain date is SUN 6.

SUN 6
Troop 437 Clothing Collection
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Donate clothing, shoes, textiles and accessories such as backpacks and bags in clean, good condition to the Boy Scouts at either of two locations: the Foodtown parking lot or Perks Plaza on Route 9 in Philipstown. Donated items will be resold, recycled or redistributed to benefit a scholarship fund.

SUN 6
Heritage Apple Fest
GARRISON
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-3638 | boscobel.org
Enjoy the fall harvest with cider-pressing, apple-preserving and cider samples. Mark Rust will share stories and music, and the historic mansion will be open to visitors. The rain date is SUN 13. Cost: $22 ($13 children, $18/$12 members, under 5 free)

SUN 6
Sustainable Textiles Workshop
BEACON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Farmers’ Market
Veterans’ Place
commongroundfarm.org
Bring anything that needs to be patched, darned or felted. Participants will learn how to use Japanese Sashiko and improvisational stitching techniques as well as needle-felting to give new life to old clothes. Cost: $10 donation per item

SUN 6
Two-Penny Social
BEACON
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. St. Rocco Society
15 S. Chestnut St.
midhudsonanimalaid.org
Take home holiday items, kitchen stuff, tools, pet accessories, baskets and gift cards at this benefit for Mid Hudson Animal Aid. The calling begins at 1:30 p.m.

THURS 10
Flu Shot Clinic
GARRISON
2 – 6:30 p.m. Garrison Fire Department
1616 Route 9 | 845-808-1390
putnamcountyny.com
Bring proof of Putnam County residency, such as a driver’s license. Must be 18 years or older. Cost: $25 (65 and older or with Medicare card free)

THURS 10
Clean Power Expo
BEACON
5 – 8 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
7 Main St.
hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com
Mayor Randy Casale and representatives from Hudson Valley Community Power will discuss sustainable energy. Free

THURS 10
Wine and Cheese Festival
BEACON
7 p.m. St. Rocco Society
26 S. Chestnut St. | 845-831-4300
tiorondagardenclub.org
Win gift baskets of wine at this annual fundraiser for the Tioronda Garden Club. Purchase tickets at Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., or call 845-831-9199. Cost: $25

SAT 12
Record & CD Fest
BEACON
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. VFW Hall | 413 Main St.
Shop for vinyl, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, concert posters, music books and stereo equipment (turntables, receivers and speakers) offered by 20 vendors. Free

SAT 12
Book Drive for Incarcerated People
BEACON
Noon. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Donate new or gently used books to be distributed to prisoners by the Mid-Hudson Library System. Popular adult fiction in paperback and graphic novels are preferred. Leave books in the red bin in the Youth Services area any day after noon through Nov. 1.

SUN 13
Catoberfest
BEACON
4 – 8 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St.
catoberfest.brownpapertickets.com
Enjoy food and live music at this annual benefit for Mid Hudson Animal Aid, a cat sanctuary in Beacon. Free

TALKS AND TOURS

SAT 5
Permaculture 101
GARRISON
10 a.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-3638 | boscobel.org
Colin Wright of the Permaculture Arts Collective will discuss principles for creating and utilizing regenerative ecological systems. At 10:30 a.m., Wright will lead a foraging tour. Cost: $17 ($15 seniors, $11 children, $5 members)

SUN 6
Playwriting Workshop Bake-off
BEACON
10 a.m. Howland Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
hvshakespeare.org
In this two-hour workshop organized by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Christine Scarfuto, acting director of the master of fine arts playwriting program at Hunter College, will help participants turn their ideas into short plays on the theme of “Hudson Valley harvest.” Selected works will be read by actors on Nov. 24 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre. Registration required. Free

SAT 12
The Ghost in the Mist
BEACON
6 – 8:30 p.m. Memorial Building
413 Main St. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
Costumed guides will lead lantern-lit, hourlong tours in which they share stories of local legends, haunted places and historic Beacon “ghosts.” Tours leave every 30 minutes. Also SUN 13. Cost: $15 ($10 children)

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 5
Family Nature Activities
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. Hubbard Lodge | 2880 Route 9
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Pete Salmansohn will lead sensory-awareness activities to help people ages 6 and older connect with nature. Online registration required. Free

SAT 5
Wooly Bears
CORNWALL
10 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204
hhnm.org
Learn about the thick and fuzzy caterpillars commonly seen this time of year and what they turn into. Cost: $10 ($8 children, $7/$6 members)

SAT 5
Halloween Children’s Costume Exchange
BEACON
2 – 5 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Stop by to donate, swap or pick up costumes, which must be clean and unstained with no holes or runs.

SUN 6
Storytime with Elisha Cooper
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
The author of River will read from his book about a woman and her canoe trekking on the Hudson. Best for ages 4 to 8. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Little Stony Point Citizens Association. Free

MON 7
Writing Your College Essay
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
High school seniors are invited to bring their drafts and questions about the Common Application for advice and tips from Elise LaRocco. Also WED 9. Free

THURS 10
How Much Does College Really Cost?
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Sandra Moore, an educational consultant, will discuss what to expect to pay for higher education. Free

SAT 12
Garri*Con
GARRISON
1 – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Chris Duffy, Drena Fagen, Regina Gelfer, Jordan Jeffries, Alessa Kreger and Dan Weise are among the artists scheduled to appear at this fifth annual comics celebration. Come in costume and take pictures in a green-screen photo booth. Free

SAT 12
Fall Festival
PHILIPSTOWN
1 – 4 p.m. Stepping Stones
25 Lady Blue Devils Lane
845-809-5007
childcaresteppingstones.com
There will be a show with characters from Frozen, magic, a bounce house, pony rides and pumpkin-painting at this benefit for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Call ahead to enroll children in the “trike-a-thon.” The rain date is SUN 13. Cost: $10 ($5 per additional child)

MUSIC

SAT 5
In the Pines
BEACON
5 – 11:30 p.m.
University Settlement Camp
724 Wolcott Ave. | inthepinesbeacon.com
Stephen Clair will share songs from his latest album, and Knock Yourself Out and the Dirt Bikes will also perform. Cost: $15 ($25 door, children 12 and younger free)

SAT 5
Tesla String Quartet
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
The quartet will perform Gesualdo’s Suite of Madrigals, Zaretsky’s Muted Gestures for string quartet and piano four hands, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 “Razumovsky.” Cost: $20

SAT 5
Karen Borca Quartet
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Atlas Studios | 11 Spring St.
845-391-8855 | atlasnewburgh.com
As part of the Jazz at Atlas series, the bassoonist will lead an ensemble including Warren Smith on vibes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Jackson Krall on drums. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SAT 5
Rock of Ages
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The band and singers from the hit Broadway show will perform monster 1980s hits by Bon Jovi, Foreigner and REO Speedwagon, among others. Cost: $30 to $60

SAT 5
Tom Paxton
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The folk singer, who in 2009 was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, will team up with another Grammy winner, The Don Juans (Don Henry and Jon Vezner). Cost: $35 ($40 door)

SUN 6
Les Filles de Illighadad
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
clubdraw.brownpapertickets.com
Club Draw presents a group of musicians from Niger who use guitars to “re-contextualize” traditional “tende” music. The songwriter MSL opens and there will be painting and art during the performances. Cost: $17 ($20 door)

THURS 10
Gloin
BEACON
9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
The psychedelic, lo-fi band from Toronto blends “elements of dark wave and punk” against a “narrative backdrop of sci-fi and fantasy.”

SAT 12
Luthier’s Show and Sale
BEACON
2 – 7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Makers and players will gather to strum, admire and buy and sell hand-crafted guitars, violins, ouds and basses. Cost: $5 donation

SUN 13
Sitkovetsky Piano Trio
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
Alexander Sitkovetsky on violin, Wu Qian on piano and Isang Enders on cello will perform a program that includes works by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Saint Saëns. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

SUN 13
Sarah McQuaid
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The Madrid-born, Chicago-raised and Cornwall-based singer/songwriter will sing her dark melodies while performing on guitar, piano and drums. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

STAGE & SCREEN

SUN 6
Pink Eggs & Glam Drag Brunch
BEACON
Noon. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | skycasper.com
Pissi Myles will star in this comedy and singing drag show. Seatings are at noon and 12:30 p.m. and the show begins at 1 p.m. For ages 15 and older. Cost: $42.50 ($52.50 door)

TUES 8
The Hundred-Foot Journey
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Bring Indian-inspired food or drinks to share while watching this 2014 film that will be screened as part of the library’s Edible Flicks series. A family leaves India for France to open a restaurant across the road from a Michelin-starred eatery. Free

THURS 10
Kickin’ Up A Soundstorm
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Victor Moore will screen his documentary about the Hudson Valley band Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Free

CIVIC

MON 7
Municipal ID After Hours
BEACON
5 – 7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org
The City Clerk’s office will be accepting applications and taking photos for city identification cards. Also SAT 12, noon to 3 p.m.

MON 7
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org
The council will hold public hearings on a proposal that would give the city more options to deal with “nuisance” properties that require a disproportionate amount of police response and code enforcement and an application to convert 305 Main St. into a wine-and-tapas bar.

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

TUES 8
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

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