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Pumpkin Glow, Oct. 25

Pumpkin Glow, Oct. 25

Edited by Pamela Doan (calendar@highlandscurrent.org)
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

HALLOWEEN

SAT 17
Halloween Story Hour
COLD SPRING
12:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | bit.ly/2Syj0HA
The Mummy and Dracula will visit. Register online. Also TUES 20, SAT 24.

FRI 23
Trunk or Treat
GARRISON
5 p.m. Philipstown Community Center
107 Glenclyffe
philipstownrecreation.com
Wear your costume and trick or treat without leaving your parking space. At dusk, Hocus Pocus (1993) will be shown as a drive-in movie. Registration required. Free 

SAT 24
Great Haldane Pumpkin Hunt
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St.
haldaneschoolfoundation.org
Get a game card and search for pumpkins in the village. Cost: $10 

SUN 25
Pumpkin Glow
GARRISON
5:30 – 7 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Wear a costume and take a stroll through the spooky pumpkin patch. 

COMMUNITY

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. 

Riverkeeper cleanup

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.

SAT 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
The Beacon Hebrew Alliance will host this drive. Make an appointment or walk in. 

SAT 24
Fall Craft Fair
WAPPINGERS FALLS
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dutchess Stadium
1500 NY-9D | milb.com/hudson-valley
Browse crafts by more than 30 artisans and enjoy treats from food trucks in the parking lot. Register in advance. Cost: $5 per car

Harvest FestSAT 24
Harvest Fest
PUTNAM VALLEY
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
tompkinscorners.org
Lou Del Bianco will tell Hans Christian Andersen stories in a 45-minute interactive program starting at 11 a.m., plus shop the Putnam Valley Resident’s Coalition Farmer’s Market and artisan fair. There will be musical performances and raffles throughout the day. Cost: $10 donation

TALKS

TUES 20
Graphic Novel Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
The group will discuss Kampung Boy, by Lat, via Zoom. 

THURS 22
Fiction Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
The group will discuss The Transit of Venus, by Shirley Hazzard, via Zoom. 

FRI 23
Little Stony Point and Environmentalism
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. Little Stony Point
3011 Route 9D | bit.ly/2IwtDJr
The Putnam History Museum will lead a guided hike and discuss how the area played a role in the environmental movement in the 1960s. Registration required. Free 

SAT 24
West Point Foundry Tour
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. Putnam History Museuam
63 Chestnut St. | bit.ly/34W9CTP
Mark Forlow, chair of the Putnam History Museum and the author of West Point Foundry, will lead a hike through the Preserve and discuss its history. Free 

SAT 24
Year of the Sword
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
bit.ly/YearOfTheSword
In this rescheduled event, the Philipstown Reform Synagogue will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a presentation by Kathy Yacoe about the culture and history of the Assyrian people and the events that led to their genocide in World War 1. Register online. Free

Year of the Sword

SUN 25
Guided Hike: Mushrooms
GARRISON
10 a.m. Manitoga
584 Route 9D | 845-424-3812
visitmanitoga.org
Mycologist Taro Ietaka will showcase forest fungi. Cost: $10 

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 17
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 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984) this weekend and The Cabin in the Woods (2011) and The Blair Witch Project (1999) next weekend. See website for show times and health protocols. Snacks will be available for purchase. Also SUN 18, THURS 22, FRI 23, SAT 24, SUN 25. Cost: $10 ($8 children, seniors, military)

Nightmare Before Christmas

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

FRI 23
A-Y/dancers
BEACON
7 p.m. Long Dock Park | aydancers.com
Watch remotely the debut of four works featuring Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, Amanda Krische and Deborah Lohse, and a solo work-in-progress by Symara Johnson. A Q&A will follow. Registration required. Cost: $1 to $100  

A-Y Dancers

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 17
Saturday on the Farm
WAPPINGERS FALLS
10:30 a.m. Common Ground Farm
79 Farmstead Lane
diaart.org/program/program/saturday-studio
Artists will lead an outdoor workshop on making art and exploration in this Dia:Beacon program. Free 

SAT 17
Audubon Nature Exploration
PHILIPSTOWN
11 a.m. Hubbard Lodge | 2880 Route 9
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Pete Salmansohn will lead classic nature games and help look for signs of animals and birds in the fall landscape. The rain date is SUN 25. Email puffpete@gmail.com with questions. 

MUSIC

SAT 24
Loren Connors
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
845-831-4988
howlandculturalcentertix.com
The guitarist will perform via a livestream as part of the Elysium Furnace Works series. Cost: $15 

Loren Connors

SUN 25
Jeremy Denk
KATONAH
3 p.m. Caramoor
914-232-1252 | caramoor.org
The pianist will play a program online that includes works by Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, Scott Joplin, Tania León and Frederic Rzewski, bookended by Mozart’s Sonata in C minor and Beethoven’s Piano No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111. Cost: $10 

SUN 25
Colin and Eric Jacobsen
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Chamber Music Circle
howlandmusic.org/ALIVEmusica.html
AliveMusica presents the founders of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet in an online program that includes works by Heinrich Bilber, Reinhold Gliere, Colin Jacobsen and Maurice Ravel. The concert is co-sponsored by the Chapel Restoration and other arts organizations. Register online. Cost: $20 donation

CIVIC 

MON 19
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 19
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Via Zoom
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 20
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane School
845-265-9254 | haldaneschool.org

WED 21
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School
845-424-3689 | gufs.org
A public hearing about the district’s safety plan will take place before the meeting. 

SAT 24
Putnam Early Voting
CARMEL
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Board of Elections
25 Old Route 6 | putnamboe.com
Continues daily through SUN 1. See website for times.

SAT 24
Dutchess Early Voting
FISHKILL
Noon – 5 p.m. Fishkill Town Hall
807 Route 52
elections.dutchessny.gov
Continues daily through SUN 1. See website for times. 


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