The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 30
HVSF Playwriting Workshop
COLD SPRING
1 p.m. Butterfield Library
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. An additional workshop will take place on SUN 31, hosted by the Newburgh Free Library. Register at hvshakespeare.org.

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

KIDS & FAMILY

SUN 31
Poppy Takes Paris
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
Marya Myers and Allison Pataki will read their children’s book about a young girl exploring Paris. See bit.ly/poppy-paris.

Poppy Takes Paris

MON 1
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 WED 3. 

TUES 2
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.

WED 3
Sing and Move for Toddlers
GARRISON
10 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Miss Gabi will lead this new weekly session. Register at bit.ly/singandmove. 

THURS 4
Handsewn Face Mask Workshop
BEACON
5 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org.
Children and teenagers in grades 5 and up are invited to join this virtual sewing workshop to make their own face mask. Email youth@beaconlibrary.org.

THURS 4
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 5
Spanish Story Time
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
instagram.com/desmondfishpubliclibrary
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
Ms. Yrma will read children’s books aloud and share songs and games with children up to age 7. Continues weekly.

TALKS 

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.

Suzie Gilbert

Suzie Gilbert

TUES 2
An Hour of Contemplation for Our Time
GARRISON
4 p.m. Garrison Institute
845-424-4800 | garrisoninstitute.org
Mary Anne Best, a teacher of Christian contemplative practice, will lead a webinar by Zoom. Register online. 

THURS 4
David Simas
GARRISON
4 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
Simas, who served as the White House director of political affairs from 2011 to 2016 and is chief executive officer of The Obama Foundation, will be joined in conversation by the institute’s co-founder, Jonathan Rose. Register online. 

David Simas

David Simas

THURS 4
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.

 VISUAL ARTS

WED 3
Artist of the Week
BEACON
baugallery.org
Each week the gallery interviews a local artist and spotlights his or her work. Eileen Sackman is featured through TUES 2.

MUSIC

THURS 4
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 1
Gov. Cuomo Briefing
10:45 a.m.
twitter.com/nygovcuomo

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

MON 1
Budget Hearing
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Schools
845-838-6900 | beaconk12.org

TUES 2
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
845-208-7800 | putnamcountyny.com

TUES 2
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane School
845-265-9254 | haldaneschool.org

TUES 2
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

THURS 4
Town Board
PHILIPSTOWN
7:30 p.m. Community Center
845-265-5200 | philipstown.com

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