Happening This Weekend 3/23/2018

Here is our suggestion for proceeding to leave your house this weekend: Just do it. Don't look at your weather app. Just go. Many stores in Beacon have stayed open while it is snowing, so go out and enjoy the weather, and reward those shops! Many seasonal activities are happening this weekend, from maple syrup fests to egg hunts that you don't want to miss...

PS: Beacon Businesses who are along the path of people walking down Main Street for the sweet festival in May: Vendor booths have filled up. So start preparing for this year's event! Beacon storefronts within the Cupcake Festival boundaries are encouraged to put out tables on the sidewalk. Remember last year?
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Spring Break Pajama Party
Day: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
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Movies That Matter presents “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA”
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 7 pm (doors), 7:30 pm (start time)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty St. in McKinley Hall, Beacon, NY
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Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (rain date March 25)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY
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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Sugar Maple Celebration
Day: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Sharpe Reservation Camp, Camp Hidden Valley, 436 Van Wyck Lake Road, Fishkill, NY
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March For Our Lives - Hudson Valley
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Walkway Over the Hudson, 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY
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Educational Presentation: Drug & Alcohol Prevention
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Carnival of the Animals
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time: 4 pm
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.

Thank you to Beacon Pilates for sponsoring the Classes for Adults Guide!

Defensive Driving Course
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
Enrollment for this class is full, but sign up for the next one in April!
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For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


Beacon Junior Baseball Registration
Registration is open now!
Location: Games are held at Memorial Park
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Thank you, Beacon Junior Baseball, for sponsoring this Kids' Classes Guide!

Sewing: Wrist Warmers
Day: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Location Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids' Classes Guide.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Days: March 12-25, 2018
Have you been meaning to try several restaurants in Beacon? Don't miss this great opportunity for a $32.95 dinner at these participating restaurants: Beacon Hotel and Restaurant, Cafe Amarcord, The Roundhouse, The Pandorica, and Kitchen Sink Food & Drink.
Full list of HVRW restaurants >

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
Luxe Optique prides itself on providing the best eyewear - that includes frames as well as premium lenses. Luxe Optique is offering a special, called the Ultimate Lens Package, on their new state-of-the-art Varilux X lenses. These lenses have patented technology to perform with the greatest clarity, vision, and protection. Purchase an Ultimate Lens Package and get a second pair of qualifying lenses FREE (with unlimited options, including sunglass lenses) - a value of up to $1,000!



PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main by the Hudson Valley Brewery and use the back walkway entrance!

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Add this to your wedding style list: the crepe jumpsuit with V-neck illusion lace bodice by Justin Alexander. The fabric is incredibly soft and comfortable! You can see it - and feel it! - now at Lambs Hill boutique.

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

Where can you get your hair done in Beacon? Or have a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!
TIP: Amy's Hair has moved a few blocks down! Find the salon near the car wash on Main Street.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Susan's Defensive Driving Class fills up fast! The next one is in April. Want to improve your driving and lower your car insurance premium? You won't want to miss this class!
Check the next date >

Rhinebeck Bank
Banking local can make you feel less like a number, and more like a valued community member, especially when you work with lenders who know the community. Watch this video that portrays a couple moving from an apartment to a house in Beacon. Call Rhinebeck Bank or come to the Beacon branch, near Dutchess Stadium (across from the Family Dollar), to speak with someone about your options.


The Beacon All-Star Lip Sync Battle was an "amazing success," says Kelly Ellenwood, Ex-Officio of BeaconArts. Here is a link to the "highlight" reel if you want to see some real talent from some of your favorite people around the neighborhood!

InHouse Design Media

The photographers and designers with InHouse Design Media can help you take amazing pictures to beef up your Instagram feed. This four-week private workshop is like an amazing fitness class, but for your photos.
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Tin Shingle

Business and artist members of Tin Shingle will discuss their marketing and PR ideas at the next member meeting. It's held on the last Monday of the month (March 26, 2018) at noon in Tin Shingle's office in the Telephone Building, at 291 Main Street. Membership at the Community Level 1 is required.

On the agenda:
  • The Cupcake Festival is coming! Are you ready?
    We will be discussing business strategies.
  • Facebook Marketing Backup Plan:
    Facebook's privacy profiteering may be coming to an end, which could change Facebook ads, as well as how often people are on Facebook. What's your backup plan for reaching people quickly?

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Treasurer for 2018. Are you the right person for the job? Reach out to the Chamber with your credentials if interested. Email kate@katerabe.com.
See all Board Members >

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Until next week!