One Poem a Day Won’t Kill You
Desmond-Fish Library | bit.ly/read-poem
Last month, the library and The Current teamed up to revive this annual event to recognize National Poetry Month in April. The idea was that community members would be recorded at the library reading their favorite poems. Unfortunately, few recordings took place before the library closed. However, we are able to collect and share poem recordings online. Visit the link above and use your phone, tablet or computer to record a favorite poem to share with the community — something we all may need during this challenging and humbling time, notes Ryan Biracree, the library’s digital services coordinator.
Paper Crafts Workshop
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
This workshop takes place each week via Facebook.
Magic The Gathering
2 p.m. Underground Beacon
Message on Instagram for meeting room code; see bit.ly/magic-beacon. Also FRI 24.
4 p.m. Howland Public Library
Moderator Dan Fisherman will explore a philosophical, ethical or socio-political issue using questions that probe underlying assumptions and statements with Socratic dialogue. Email [email protected]
Get Drastic with Plastic
5 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension
For Earth Day, learn how to reduce consumption of plastics and why it’s needed.
Reading with Writers Book Club
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
Emily Dykeman will lead this new book club over Zoom, beginning with Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, which is part writing manual, part memoir and part philosophy editorial.
Grow Your Own Vegetables
10 a.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension
Learn how to pick a location for your garden, how to plan it and ways to make it a success.
Virtual Earth Day: Uniting From Home
1 – 4 p.m. Citizens Climate Lobby and Braver Angels
Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist, evangelical Christian and host of the podcast Global Weirding, will discuss where we are now and what we can do about global warming. Her talk will be followed by break-out discussions.
KIDS & FAMILY
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Lucille Merry and other members of the staff will read children’s books aloud. Also WED 22, FRI 24.
New Parents Support Group
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Via Zoom. Email [email protected] for registration information. Continues weekly.
4 p.m. Garrison Art Center
Join a virtual open studio to stay connected with the arts community and artists. The Zoom meeting ID is 996 412 237. Also SAT 25.
Magazzino da Casa
3 p.m. Magazzino | magazzino.art
This weekly series features discussions with artists, Magazzino leadership and collaborators, as well as lectures by leading scholars.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Noon. Garrison Institute
Via Zoom. Online registration requested. Offered weekdays.
8:30 p.m. Amy Soucy
Register to join a weekly 30-minute meditation via Zoom about turning fear into resilience.
STAGE & SCREEN
Beacon of Light Virtual Cabaret
6:30 p.m. Beacon Performing Arts Center
Children and teens from the Hudson Valley will perform. Donations will be accepted for BPAC and the Actors Fund.
Live at Five
5 p.m. Beacon Performing Arts Center
Sing and dance for some fun relief. Offered weekdays.
Meetings are closed to the public but streamed or posted as videos. See highlandscurrent.org/meeting-videos.
Gov. Cuomo Daily Briefing
10:45 a.m. Weekdays
School Board Petitions Due
5 p.m. Garrison School
School Board Petitions Due
5 p.m. Haldane School
7 p.m. City Hall
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov
6 p.m. Haldane School
845-265-9254 | haldaneschool.org
7 p.m. Garrison School
845-424-3689 | gufs.org