Happening This Weekend - 3/1/2019

It may keep snowing, but summer planning has indeed started! The Beacon Recreation Department has just launched their online registration ability to sign up for the After School Program (childcare for elementary school students in Beacon's public school system), Camp at the Camp, and the Beacon Pool. Find out why this is a big deal. And did you know that Pool Memberships are already on sale? This year, you can buy them online.

PS: Registration for Beacon's Camp at the Camp opens on Monday, March 11, 2019, and other camps have already started. Readers are using A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide right now to make their list of camps. Advertising opportunities on our Weekly Camp Planner and Guide are available, so contact us to get started to help your camp stand out with your logo, pictures and featured dates.

And now, onto the Things To Do!
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Common Ground Farm presents “Get Picked”
: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 8-11pm
Location: Hudson Valley Brewery, 7 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Opening Reception “Still, Still Moving”
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Rising for the Article 20 Network
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: The Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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5 Years of Beacon Pantry Celebration
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Improv Open Jam
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
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Blame It on The Bossa Nova: A Brazilian Cabaret!
: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

183 Main Street
(across the street from Artisan Wine Shop)
March's Second Saturday at Luxe Optique
Spend your second Saturday enjoying champagne, hors d'oeuvres, Glazed Over Donuts and the collectible line of luxury eyewear from The Leisure Society. 😎🍩🍾

Shane Baum, a former designer for Louis Vuitton, built his new eyewear line around the concept that frames are meant to last a lifetime.

Beacon Trivia: The model in this photo (Teya) and the photographer (Ryon) both work at Luxe Optique. The photo was taken right outside the store on Main Street.



L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
What warms your heart and makes it do a pitter-patter on cold weekend afternoons? A SALE! Walk to the back of La Mère (across the street from the Beacon Theater), and you'll see the purging of some winter items and these collectible mugs. We've started collecting, and you should too. Don't miss the blue/green cactus mug. It's not pictured here, so you'll need to go inside to check it out in person. Or hit up La Mère's website if you're curious now!


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
The silent yet stunning impact of a fitted silhouette is unforgettable. The fit and flare of this newest Justin Alexander gown at Lambs Hill has an exquisitely beaded top for a sparkly take on a classic gown. 💕✨💕 Loving this style? Call (845) 765-2900 to schedule an appointment!

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books and Lambs Hill.


Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning dining needs!
Promote Your Artwork With Instagram
: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 5:45-7:30pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


Imagination Design House Theater Design
Days: Mondays, March 4 to May 13, 2019
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.   
Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
544 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Apartment #12
A few apartments have become available in this building on the far end of Main Street, above the Green Room. (Hot tip: this salon is filled with talented stylists and amazing hair products, including the Moroccan oil hair mask conditioner.) This apartment comes with a sun-filled deck outside, and is near the Fishkill Creek and Roundhouse.
From Gate House Realty: “One-bedroom apartment in very desirable newer building on the East End of Main Street. Bright unit with deck with mountain view. Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, and laundry in basement. Approximately 550 sq feet. Municipal (free) parking lot next to building. Pet friendly. Heat and hot water included. Available April 10th.”
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
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It's Responsible Pet Owners Month!
Insuring the health and wellness of your furry friend is important. When it comes to insurance, we often think of our own health, life, home or auto insurance policies. We take extra care to make sure our beloved family members and most valued possessions are covered in the event of an illness, accident or loss. But what about our pets? Pet insurance pays for veterinary treatment of your ill or injured pet. Some policies may pay out if your pet gets into trouble.
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Private Social Media Training

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One Idea Is All It Takes To Get Featured By The Media
Do you dream of getting your business featured by the media? Are you trying to get the word out about a concept or movement? You can do this. We believe in you! It starts with the right idea, packaged into a little formula called a "pitch" to your intended person at the media outlet you want. The formula is: Subject Line + Winning Intro Paragraph + Bullet Points + Picture.
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BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project, which provides an inside look at artists in Beacon.
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A Little Beacon Space
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Work with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce to throw a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and broadcast your business!
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Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!