Happening This Weekend 4/6/2018

What weather forecast? We heard about some snow coming while we were out at the grocery store, and to that we say... Bahhhhh. Winter broke our weather app, so we're headed outside no matter what!

Have an event you wish to share? Visit our new Event Submission Page for consideration. We can't list them all, but we do read them all! There are so many wonderful things going on! Plus, if really want your event promoted, consider our Event Promotion Package. That helps you promote an event, and A Little Beacon Blog can keep promoting everyone's goodness! Thank you to all of our advertisers thus far who make this publication possible!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Artist Members of the Howland Cultural Center Opening Reception
Saturday, April 7, 2018 (exhibit April 7-26, 2018)
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Doctor Who Improv Theater
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Location: The Pandorica, 165 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Howland Cabaret presents Songwriter Circle
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Parker String Quartet w/ Charles Neldich, Clarinet
Day: Sunday, April 8, 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!

Introduction to Moroccan & Tagine Cooking
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 3 pm
Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Cooking & Pairing Class
Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Olive U, 896 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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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 take place at Memorial Park
Registration Information >
Thank you, Beacon Junior Baseball, for sponsoring this Kids Classes Guide!

Workshop: Caring for Baby Animals This Spring
Day: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Beacon Institute Gallery, 199 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Babysitting Course
12 & up
Day: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: All Sport Health & Fitness, 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
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Babysitting Course
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Fishkill Recreation, 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Color-A-Thon Fundraiser - Registration Open
All Kids, From Any School, May Participate
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: South Avenue Elementary, 60 South Ave., Beacon, NY
South Avenue is holding its 2nd Annual Color-A-Thon, and all kids, attending any school, are able to participate! This is a celebration of color as kids run around the block while getting brightly colored powder thrown on them. It's very low key, and kids can even walk the block. Festivities include a bouncy house, food, and crazy colors. This is a fundraiser for South Avenue Elementary's outdoor play area. If you see your little South Avenue friends fundraising, consider giving them a boost with a donation!
Non-South Avenue Kids Register Here >
South Avenue Kids should register via their packet or online for additional fundraising options.

Scholarship Opportunity:
Apply now for the South Avenue PTA Scholarship! Graduating Beacon High School students who also graduated from South Avenue are eligible. Two $750 scholarships are available.
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018
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Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!



Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
New frames in from the expo! Check out these wild shades by Thom Browne. Go in and try some on! The Thom Browne line is very hard to find in retail locations. But here they are, in Luxe Optique on Main Street!

INSIDER TIP: The eye doctor is in at Luxe Optique just about every day, including Saturday and Sunday (but not on Thursday, boo)!



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

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Can we talk about the layers on layers of luxurious textures here? Lots of new samples in Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique from Lillian West, Justin Alexander and more!

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! These days, you'll find her near the car wash on Main Street.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Hit the road! Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency can find a great rate for the insurance on your camper. To learn more, call them at (845) 831-4300, or stop by their office on Main Street, near Beacon Natural Market.

Rhinebeck Bank
This week on Rhinebeck Bank's latest video series, Michelle Barone-Lepore featured Greystone Programs Inc, a school dedicated to supporting children, adults, and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities by enriching lives one person at a time. Their after-school programs and other programming have been integral to several people who need additional support they can trust. From a parent of a child in the after-school program: “The people who work here - you can see that the people who work here really enjoy what they do. It’s not just a job.” Michelle also interviews an older child, who expressed his feelings about Greystone: “I met a lot of new friends here… It’s about how people treat other people… Everyone gets along together.”
Watch the 2-minute episode here.
The Third Annual Leap for Autism
Rhinebeck Bank is a proud sponsor and will be filming the event.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 (Rain date: Saturday, April 28, 2018)
Location: Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, NY
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Beacon Open Studios is in one month! Mark your calendar for the weekend of April 27-29. During that weekend, you will be able to experience a city-wide art gallery walk, and get to enter some of the private studios of artists that are not normally open to the public! A Little Beacon Blog is a proud sponsor. Get more information here.

InHouse Design Media

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

Tin Shingle puts the power of PR, Social Media, SEO, and Design directly into the hands of business owners, makers and artists by way of a custom-designed, DIY PR subscription membership platform. Join our online community to ask questions, get feedback, and get courage to go big. All Access Pass members get unlimited streaming of educational videos called TuneUps, Media Contacts, and Magazine Planning Tools for those who want print PR.
Bonus for Hudson Valley People: In-person meetings every last Monday of the month!
Learn more about it here >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Do you have a Ribbon Cutting you want to set up? The Beacon Chamber of Commerce would love to host it for you! Become a member and reach out to them!

A Little Beacon Space

Private Bookings of A Little Beacon Blog's Space are available for your event, workshop or gathering. Do you have a retail itch? You'll love our Pop-Up Shop Package, which includes a shop takeover by you, and a dedicated article from us to help you promote it.
Learn more here >
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Until next week!