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Tilly Foster Farm

Farm Open House, Oct. 17

Edited by Pamela Doan ([email protected])
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

COMMUNITY

SAT 10
History Crawl
COLD SPRING
Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St.
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Learn about the village with a self-guided tour covering about 2 miles. Booklets will be available at the museum. Enter to win prizes at finish. Also SUN 11. 

SAT 10
This Green Plot
GARRISON
5:30 p.m. Via Zoom
hvshakespeare.org
This gala to benefit the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will feature performances by Leenya Rideout, Mingo Long, Nance Williamson and others, an auction and picnic baskets delivered by The Valley restaurant. The livestream is free. Picnic baskets start at $350.

TUES 13
Open House
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub
5 Stone St. | 845-809-5050
philipstownhub.org
The Hub will mark its first year with three open houses (also, THURS 15 and FRI 16), a Zoom panel with the parent of a child who struggled with addiction, a person in recovery and an emergency-room doctor on THURS 15; and a sunset hike on FRI 16. Details online.

FRI 16
Flu Clinic
BREWSTER
1 – 6:30 p.m. Health Department
1 Geneva Road
845-808-1390 ext. 43155
putnamcountyny.com/health
This drive-thru clinic is for Putnam County adults. Registration required. The rain date is MON 19. Cost: $25 (free for 65 years or older with Medicare card)

SAT 17
Riverkeeper Cleanup
PHILIPSTOWN
9 a.m. – Noon. Various locations
riverkeeper.org
Register to help with shoreline cleanup and tree planting at dozens of sites on the Hudson River, including Constitution Marsh, Garrison’s Landing and Little Stony Point. 

SAT 17
Riverkeeper Cleanup
BEACON
9 a.m. – Noon. Various locations
riverkeeper.org
Register to help with shoreline cleanup and tree planting at dozens of sites on the Hudson River, including Dennings Point and the waterfront. 

SAT 17
Passport Fair
CARMEL
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Putnam Clerk
40 Gleneida Ave.
845-808-1142, x49301
putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk
Get a new passport or renew an existing passport. Appointment required. 

SAT 17
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
BEACON
10 a.m. Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Ave.
libbyfuneralhome.com/alzheimers-walk
Walk from the funeral home to Long Dock and back in this fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tilly Foster FarmSAT 17
Open House on the Farm
BREWSTER
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tilly Foster Farm
100 Route 312 | putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events
See animals and the Farm Project Art Show, take a hike and enjoy activities like a scavenger hunt and fall-themed food. Registration required. Free 

SAT 17
Raise the Roof for ARF
BEACON
7 p.m. Denning’s Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St. | bit.ly/raise-roof-arf
This fundraiser for the no-kill Animal Rescue Foundation shelter for cats and dogs will include a two-hour open bar with Denning’s Point spirits, food sold by Momo Valley and raffles. Cost: $30

SUN 18
Blood Drive
BEACON
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tompkins Hose Co.
13 South Ave. | donate.nybc.org
Beacon Hebrew Alliance is hosting this drive. Make an appointment or walk in. 

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 10
Story Screen Drive-In
BEACON
8:30 p.m. University Settlement
724 Wolcott Ave. | 845-440-7706
storyscreendrivein.square.site
The pop-up drive-in theater will screen Get Out (2017) and Candyman (1992) this weekend and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984) next weekend. See website for show times and health protocols. Snacks will be available for purchase. Also SUN 11, THURS 15, FRI 16, SAT 17, SUN 18. Cost: $10 ($8 children, seniors, military)

Get Out

Get Out

SUN 18
Loving the ’80s
GARRISON
1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The library will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a talk by actor Liz Keifer, who appeared on the soap opera Guiding Light for 27 years. In case of rain, the event will move online. Registration required. 

TALKS

 frederic richSUN 11
Escape from Extinction
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
bit.ly/FredRichEvent
Fred Rich, a Garrison resident, will discuss his latest book, Escape from Extinction: An Eco-Genetic Novel, during an event on the lawn. Registration required. 

TUES 13
Ergonomics for Home Offices
COLD SPRING
11:30 a.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
Learn from physical therapist Joel Giffin how to organize your home office to prevent injury and reduce pain. Register to join the Zoom event.

TUES 13
Medicare 101
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
Learn about the federal health insurance program for people ages 65 or older. Topics include eligibility, coverage, Parts A and B and how to apply. To participate in the Zoom event, email [email protected] 

WED 14
Reading with Writers Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
This month’s selection is A Poetry Handbook, by Mary Oliver.

WED 14
COVID Vaccine Discussion
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Highlands Current
highlandscurrent.org/current-conversations
Michael Gusmano, a research scholar with the Hastings Center and professor at Rutgers University, will discuss vaccine development, safety, effectiveness and distribution in this Current Conversation held via Zoom. Register to attend.

THURS 15
Lab Girl
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
James Cotter, a retired professor of English at Mount Saint Mary College, will lead a discussion via Zoom of this memoir by Hope Jahren. Email [email protected] to register.

SECOND SATURDAY

Photo by Melissa Schlobolm

Photo by Melissa Schlobolm

SAT 10
Splits / DOUBLE/exposure
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery
506 Main St. | 845-440-7584
baugallery.org
Jebah Baum will share lithograph prints reflecting the pandemic and Melissa Schlobolm will exhibit her photos. Through Nov. 7. 

SAT 10
Luminescence!
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery
The solo show by MP Gautheron opens for a run through Nov. 8. 

Luminescence

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 10
Halloween Story Hour
COLD SPRING
12:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | bit.ly/2Syj0HA
The Mummy visits the story hour on TUES 13 and SAT 17. Register online. 

Life as we knew itWED 14
Teen Book Club
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
The group will discuss, via Zoom, Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Email [email protected] to register.

FRI 16
Friday Night In: Scattergories
GARRISON
7 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | desmondfishlibrary.org
Gather a team to virtually compete with friends and neighbors. 

SAT 17
Audubon Nature Exploration
PHILIPSTOWN
11 a.m. Hubbard Lodge
2880 Route 9 | putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Environmental educator Pete Salmansohn will lead classic nature games and help look for signs of animals and birds in the fall landscape. Masks are required. The rain date is SUN 25. Email [email protected] with questions. 

MUSIC

SUN 11
Michael Brown
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
howlandmusic.org
In this livestreamed performance hosted by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, the pianist will play works by Haydn, Debussy, Ravel, Scriaben and Beethoven, as well as an original composition. Cost: $20 

aaron diehlFRI 16
Aaron Diehl Trio
KATONAH
8 p.m. Caramoor
914-232-1252 | caramoor.org
The classically trained pianist and composer will be accompanied by Aaron Kimmel on drums and Paul Sikivie on bass during this livestreamed event. Cost: $10 (members free) 

CIVIC 

TUES 13
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
845-838-6900 | beaconk12.org

TUES 13
Dutchess Legislature
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Webcast
bit.ly/dutchess-legislature

TUES 13
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 14
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov


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