The Week Ahead

Submit listings to calendar@highlandscurrent.org.
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

MEMORIAL DAY

MON 25
Dutchess County Convoy
POUGHKEEPSIE
The convoy will leave Poughkeepsie at 11 a.m. and travel south, east and north around the county.

MON 25
Putnam County Convoy
CARMEL
The convoy will depart at 1 p.m. and pass by each town and village hall.

COMMUNITY

SAT 23
HVSF Playwriting Workshop
GARRISON
11 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
hvshakespeare.org
Led by Christine Scarfuto, this free two-hour seminar focuses on writing a short play with the theme Mahicantuck, The River That Flows Both Ways. A selection of works submitted will be read by actors in a performance scheduled for July 18. Additional workshops will take place on SUN 24 (in cooperation with the Field Library in Peekskill), SAT 30 (Poughkeepsie Library and Butterfield Library) and SUN 31 (Newburgh Library). Register at hvshakespeare.org.

SAT 23
Living Room Trivia
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
butterfieldlibrary.org
Register online to join this monthly session to test your smarts.

SAT 23
5K Run & Walk With the Dogs
BEACON
Animal Rescue Foundation
bit.ly/arf-run-2020
Register by June 10 to run or walk a 5K and log the activity for ARF’s annual fundraiser. Submit times online with a photo of your watch, GPS or other fitness tracker. Cost: $30

FRI 29
Virtual Friday Soiree
GARRISON
5:30 p.m. Antipodean Books
Email lilburne@highlands.com for Zoom details. Continues weekly.

KIDS & FAMILY

WED 27
Story Time
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
instagram.com/desmondfishpubliclibrary
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
Lucille Merry and other members of the staff read children’s books aloud. Also FRI 29.

TUES 26
New Parents’ Support Group
GARRISON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
desmondfishlibrary.org
Via Zoom. Email beautifulmamas123@gmail.com for registration information. Continues weekly.

TUES 26
Kitchen Sink Science
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
instagram.com/desmondfishpubliclibrary
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
Digital Services Coordinator Ryan Biracree conducts science experiments. Continues weekly.

THURS 28
Trendy Stitching Workshop
BEACON
3:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
Email youth@beaconlibrary.org to register for this virtual workshop for middle and high school students to learn one-straight-stitch embroidery to accessorize and fix clothing.

THURS 28
Stay Put Bookmark Workshop
BEACON
5 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
Email youth@beaconlibrary.org to register for this virtual workshop for students in grades 5 and up to learn how to handstitch material to make a bookmark.

THURS 28
Paper Crafts Workshop
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
The workshop takes place each week via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

FRI 29
JBL Kids Garden Lab
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
facebook.com/jblkid
Children can join a live event on Facebook to read garden- and nature-related stories and participate in crafts and activities.

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 23
Social Saturday
GARRISON
4 p.m. Garrison Art Center
instagram.com/garrisonartcenter
Join a virtual open studio to stay connected with the arts community and artists. The Zoom ID is 996 412 237.

WED 27
Artist of the Week
BEACON
baugallery.org
Each week the gallery interviews a local artist and spotlights his or her work.

TALKS

TUES 26
Growing Calm
GARRISON
3 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
Register online for this Zoom workshop, which will discuss finding strength in turbulent times.

TUES 26
Adult Study Group
PHILIPSTOWN
5 p.m. Philipstown Reform Synagogue
philipstownreformsynagogue.org
For an invitation to these biweekly Zoom sessions, email cathye95@aol.com. The discussion will focus on Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality and Deeper Connection to Life – In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There), by Sarah Hurwitz.

TUES 26
Current Conversation
BEACON
5 p.m. Zoom
highlandscurrent.org
Join us for a discussion of the COVID-19 crisis and reopening with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. For an invite, click here.

TUES 26
Graphic Novel Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m.
Split Rock Books
845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Summer Pierre will lead the discussion on Zoom of Hot Comb, by Ebony Flowers.

THURS 28
History Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m.
Split Rock Books
845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Join a discussion on Zoom about The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson.

THURS 28
Resiliency Meditation
BEACON
8:30 p.m. bit.ly/resiliency-meditation
Register to join Amy Soucy via Zoom for a weekly 30-minute meditation about turning fear into resilience.

SUN 31
Unflappable
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | gufs.org
Suzie Gilbert, the author of Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings, will discuss her new novel with actor Nance Williamson. To register, see bit.ly/unflappable-reading.

MUSIC

SAT 23
Mark Rust
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | desmondfishlibrary.org
Register at bit.ly/mark-rust for this virtual show, with sing-a-longs on guitar, banjo, fiddle and hammered dulcimer, and lessons on playing the spoons. Rust starred in the touring production of the Broadway musical Hit Pump Boys & Dinettes; his most recent album is Sea of Silver Sand.

SAT 23
Quarantine Stream
BEACON
6 p.m. facebook.com/songsmithlive
This special episode will feature AudraSonic (Audra Kizina and Matt Harle) and video artist Jeff Crouse. The regular MON 25 edition will be highlights from past episodes. Also WED 27, FRI 29.

THURS 28
Open Mic
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
Walker May will host via Zoom with 12 performers. To perform or listen, email walker@townecrier.com by 3 p.m. Continues weekly.

CIVIC

Meetings are closed to the public but streamed or posted as videos. See highlandscurrent.org/meeting-videos.

MON 25
Gov. Cuomo Briefing
10:45 a.m. twitter.com/nygovcuomo

TUES 26
Voter Registration
GARRISON
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org
Any qualified voter who has not yet registered must do so to receive an absentee ballot. Or call the Putnam County Board of Elections at 845-808-1300.

TUES 26
Budget Public Hearing
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane
haldaneschool.org

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

WED 27
Budget Public Hearing
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

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