Happening This Weekend - 1/5/2018

The temp won't go above 18 degrees this weekend. Stay warm! 

Despite this - it's time to get out of the house, and because you took our advice last year and got the most amazing Dig Out Winter Boots at Mountain Tops, you are ready for anything! The sidewalks are shoveled, the sun is shining (for now).

If you're battling the cold or flu that gripped everyone during the Winter Break, we have brewed up a tea for sick folks. Pick up the simple ingredients from a shops in a three-store radius.

And now, onto the things going on this weekend or starting mid-week...
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“Cloth & Memory” Opening Reception

Day: Sunday, January 7, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Open Mic Invitationals
Day: Sunday, January 7, 2017
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Natural Dye Workshop
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: Textile Lab, 146 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Workshop: Strong Core & Open Hips with Charles Matkin
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: Shambhala Wellness Center, 4 South Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Card & Board Games Club
Day: Friday, January 5, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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High School Writing Lab
Day: Thursdays, starting January 11, 2018
Time: 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Sew Cool Tuesdays
Ages: 5-11
Days: Tuesdays, starting January 9, 2018
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Beacon Art Adventures @ Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
Can you stand it? So much plaid around your eyes, and in a square/circle combo? These frames are incredible, and are part of the Winter Sale going on now at Luxe Optique. $100 off JF Rey (pictured), Boz, Volte Face and Nao Ned frames!

Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company.



PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main, by the Hudson Valley Brewery, and use the back walkway to come up to Main Street!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Awesome sales going on now! We especially have our eye on the 50% off (!!) vegan leather legging by Free People. Do go in, and see what Michelle has put on sale - and how low she has gone on these discounts. As you can see - they're clearly marked!

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

Visit Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique down on Beacon's east end of town, for three floors of gowns, veils, accessories and a private dressing area with room for your best shopping gals. Brides and their entourages get VIP treatment in the beautifully adorned shop with a rustic touch.

Where Is Lambs Hill? In the renovated factory building near the historic dummy light.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide!  Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Style Storehouse.

Where can you get your hair done in Beacon? Or tidy up with a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Big things are happening at Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency in the new year. Keep your eyes on A Little Beacon Blog for an upcoming announcement and celebration. Meanwhile, look into your home and business insurance needs. Take a look here to learn about your options, then call Antalek & Moore today for more information, at (845)245-6292.

Rhinebeck Bank

Season 3 of Wake Up With Rhinebeck Bank has started! Host Michelle Barone interviews local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public figures of the Hudson Valley. See firsthand how Rhinebeck Bank helps businesses grow and impacts the community! See the latest from Rhinebeck Bank.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Are you an expert in your field, looking for ways to get in front of Beacon's business community? Suggest yourself as a speaker for an upcoming Beacon Chamber of Commerce Member meeting. Details here on their website.


The 2018 Annual Meeting and Board Elections will be Wednesday, January 3. It starts at 6:30 pm with networking; at 7, the meeting starts, running until 8. The election is the only item on the agenda, though attendees will be given updates on the status of BeaconArts projects and a brief Annual Report. You must be a current member of BeaconArts to vote. The meeting will be held at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries on Main Street, where the BeaconArts Retrospective:15 exhibit is currently on view. This is a great opportunity to take in the exhibit, and renew your support of BeaconArts.

Tin Shingle

In this class, hosted at 291 Main Street in the Telephone Building, you will go through the process to get started on your website. Begin with a blank slate, finish the day knowing what pages will be on your website. We will use blank pieces of paper, colorful markers, dry erase boards, and other easy ways to break you free of your fear of creating a website. Get the details here! Class size is limited, so reserve your spot.

A Little Beacon Space

The time is right to host your workshop, now you just need a location. A Little Beacon's Space is the perfect spot, conveniently located in the heart of Beacon, to fit your audience.

InHouse Design Media

Need someone to take over your social media, or to guide you in what you are already doing? InHouse Design Media can feed you ideas that will make customers take action. Pick one of our Digital Marketing Retainers.
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Until next week!