The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

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
Trees of Denning’s Point
BEACON
10 a.m. Water Ecology Center
199 Dennings Ave. | 845-838-1600
Beacon Institute educator Rebecca Rew will lead a tour along the trails of the state park to discuss the lives and times of its oldest inhabitants, from black walnuts to cottonwoods. 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

SUN 13
Open to the Sky
BEACON
Route 9D and Main St.
beaconhebrewalliance.org
The Beacon Hebrew Alliance will again offer ongoing events through SUN 20 under a sukkah, or temporary hut, constructed at Polhill Park. They will include a potluck dinner/story slam, meditation and chanting, a “death cafe,” folk singing and talks about immigration and climate change. See website for details. Free

THURS 17
A Conversation with Sheriff Langley
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Bring your questions, ideas and concerns for the Putnam County sheriff.

SAT 19
Solar-Powered Boat
BEACON
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beacon dock
The Solaris will leave the Beacon Institute dock on the half-hour for the Newburgh boat launch, returning on the hour. Exact change required. Also SUN 20. Cost: $2

SAT 19
Castle to River Run
GARRISON
6:30 a.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
salomonnytrailseries.com/castle-to-river-run
In this fifth and final race of the 2019 Salomon New York Trail Series, test your endurance during a 50k (8 a.m.), half marathon (9 a.m.), 5k (9:30 a.m.) or kid’s dash (11:30 a.m.) around the Highlands (including along Benedict Arnold’s escape path) during peak foliage season. Unlike in years past, runners will not be able to run near the castle, which is on private property. Cost: $65 (50k), $45 (half marathon), $25 (5k), free (kids)

SUN 20
Meadows & Trails Run
CORNWALL
7:30 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506
hhnm.org
Support the nature museum’s programs and run or walk a scenic course on the grounds of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in this third annual benefit. Same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., 5k walkers start at 9 a.m., 5k runners at 9:15 a.m., and the kid’s dash at 9:20 a.m. Cost: $30 ($40 after Oct. 17)

SUN 20
Car Show
BEACON
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Main Street | 914-474-1891
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce and the Dutchess Cruisers Car Club will present this ninth annual event with vehicles both vintage and new, along with live music, raffles and food. Vehicle registration is $15. Free

SUN 20
Pumpkin Fest
BEACON
Noon – 5 p.m. Riverfront Park
1 Flynn Drive | beaconsloopclub.org
Pick up a Hudson Valley pumpkin and enjoy pumpkin pie, cider and stone soup. Two solar-powered music stages will feature local talent at this annual Beacon Sloop Club gathering and there will be children’s activities and environmental displays. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 12
Socktober
COLD SPRING
12:30 – 2 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Raven Howell will read from her new children’s book, Glimmer: Sing of Sun. Enter a raffle to win a copy by bringing a pair of new socks for the library socks drive. 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)

TUES 15
Creepy Science Crafts
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Make crafts that are fun, spooky and silly. Costumes welcome. Free

WED 16
Free Tutoring
BEACON
7 p.m. United Methodist Church
60 Union St. | 845-831-0365
Each Wednesday and Thursday during the school year, volunteers offer assistance to elementary students. Registration by phone is suggested to provide an appropriate teacher.

THURS 17
Pumpkin Painting
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Grownups are invited to get messy. Pizza, pumpkins and paint provided. Free

SAT 19
Not-So-Haunted Barn
WAPPINGERS FALLS
4 – 7 p.m. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | stonykill.org
Visit the animals and enjoy the fall with crafts and family activities. Brian Robinson will present a Birds of Prey show at 5 p.m., and draft-horse wagon rides will be provided by the Hudson Valley Driving Association. The proceeds will be used for livestock care. Cost: $5 donation (children 3 and younger free)

SUN 20
Duo Scorpio
BEACON
Noon. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
As part of its Classics for Kids series, the Howland Chamber Music Circle will present harpists Kathryn Andrews and Kristi Shade. Cost: $10 (children free)

TALKS AND TOURS

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)

TUES 15
Battle of Britain
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Historian Matt Soltis will share the story of the first major battle fought entirely with forces from the air. Free

TUES 15
Inclusive Community Planning
BEACON
6 p.m. Beacon Institute
199 Dennings Ave. | bire.org
Chronogram will host this panel with Michael Oats, president of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp; Sarah Salem, a Poughkeepsie council member; and Joe Czajka, senior vice president for research, development and community planning at Pattern for Progress. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

WED 16
Autumn Color Garden Tour
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Stonecrop | 81 Stonecrop Lane
845-265-2000 | stonecrop.org
A staff horticulturist will lead a tour of fall highlights. Cost: $10 (members free)

SAT 19
The Right to Vote
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Historian John Cilio will discuss the fight for the national right to vote for women that culminated in the 19th Amendment. Cost: $10 (members free)

VISUAL ART

SAT 12
How We Live
PEEKSKILL
4 – 7 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
This sculpture and video exhibit with selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection will follow the museum’s Death is Irrelevant show and explore creativity across humanity. A discussion with the curators is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors, military, students, children; under 8 free)

THURS 17
Putnam Arts Funding Info
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-803-8622
putnamartscouncil.org
The session is mandatory for nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for 2020 Arts Link Grants from the Putnam Arts Council. In 2019 the council awarded 27 awards to 20 organizations that ranged from $800 to $3,500.

SAT 19
Abstract Pop
BEACON
4 – 7 p.m. The Lofts at Beacon Gallery
18 Front St. | 845-202-7211
loftsatbeacon.com
Robert Paschal’s paintings take their plots from the literature and the artistic influences of Dadaists.

MUSIC

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 songwriter will sing her dark melodies while performing on guitar, piano and drums. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

THURS 17
Yves Lambert Trio
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The band plays traditional Quebecois roots music that it promises will be passionate and poetic. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SAT 19
Robin Holcomb
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | howlandculturalcenter.org
A critic in The New York Times called Holcomb’s music “a new American regionalism, spun from many threads — country rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives. The music that results is as elegantly simple as a Shaker quilt, and no less beautiful.” Cost: $20 ($25 door)

STAGE & SCREEN

SUN 13
Maz Jobrani
PEEKSKILL
7 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The Iranian-American comic is known for his role on the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts, his podcast Back to School and his book, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV. Cost: $32.50 to $52.50

FRI 18
Bobby Collins / Joey Kola
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The comedians and writers will each perform stand-up. Cost: $25 to $35

FRI 18
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Story Screen Beacon
445 Main St. | storyscreenbeacon.com
This 1922 Swedish-Danish film is a “curious and groundbreaking mix of documentary and silent-horror cinema” that was once banned. Cost: $10

SAT 19
Vic DiBitetto
PEEKSKILL
8 & 9:30 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
After selling out at the Paramount in 2018, the comedian returns for two shows with opener Eric Tartaglione. DiBitetto has been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. Cost: $25 to $55

SAT 19
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library | 10 Morris Ave.
845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
This 1920 German horror film, about a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to kill, will be screened as part of the library’s Silent Film Series with live musical accompaniment by Cary Brown. Free

CIVIC

SAT 12
Municipal ID After Hours
BEACON
Noon – 3 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.

TUES 15
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane High (Room 211)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org


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