Happening This Weekend - 7/27/2018

Oh bother, these rain showers. They are just preparing us to be little black rain clouds looking for the honey tree before the upcoming Christopher Robin movie! Speaking of movies, there's a $1 Movie Alert and a $2 Movie Tip below in this newsletter... See if you can find them!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

15th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim
Saturday, July 28, 2018 (rain date Sunday, July 29)
A benefit for the River Pool at Beacon, this annual swim is one to aspire to if you want to swim in the river and have people support you! There is still time to support any swimmer in this fundraiser. Their goal is $40,000 and they have raised over $20,000 so far! Help keep the River Pool free and updated for everyone!
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BOOK READINGS from Colin Dickey & Jenny Offill
Day: Saturday, June 28, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Location: Binnacle Books, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
Jensen Artists Hiring an Administrative Assistant
Jensen Artists is dedicated to developing the careers and telling the stories of today's most vibrant classical musicians. They are looking for an Administrative Assistant. Forward this to a friend who might make a great fit.
Related Industries: Public Relations (PR), Music
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For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Summer 2018 Painting Workshops
Days: Monday, July 23; Tuesday, July 24; Wednesday, July 25, and Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 9 to 11 am or 2 to 4 pm
Location Hudson Valley Young Painters, Sebatos Studio, 6 Stewart Ave., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Check out A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for more ideas! 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Are these sunglasses? Are they regular glasses that tint when you're outside (aka "transitions")? Who knows!? That's because Luxe Optique can do almost anything with glasses. You can even get a purple or green tint to your glasses. Pictured here are some of the 🔥 hottest frames of summer for Luxe Optique, by @oliverpeoples. Go browse!



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
Day: Sample sale from Saturday, July 21, to Saturday, July 28, at the boutique!
There is still time left! Tell your friends right now. Forward this info to them. Come into Beacon, drive to one of the most romantic bridal boutiques in Beacon, and enjoy the day of shopping. Grab a delicious soap or the famous "No Bite Me" Cream from SallyeAnder while you're there!

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

Thank you to BAJA 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!

There are new barbers in town, and we're catching up on the latest.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank
This week we had A Little Beacon Sponsor Sighting of the Rhinebeck Bank branch right across from the $2 Tuesdays movie theater in the Short Hills Mall near Chuck E. Cheese's on our way up to Target in Poughkeepsie! Rhinebeck Bank is a longtime sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog, and a supporter of the arts and so many events here in the Hudson Valley. We are very appreciative! And appreciative of their New England-style landscaping at most branches.
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PS: A $1 Movie Alert has surfaced! Regal is offering the Summer Movie Express - family-friendly movies all summer long on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Get the lineup of which movies are playing here.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Look for a great article next week on A Little Beacon Blog that highlights what it means to be an independent insurance agent, and why it becomes especially important in a local community. Meanwhile, see all of the insurance-related articles we have produced with Antalek & Moore, including why it's a good idea to have renters insurance for an apartment above a retail store (don't find out the hard way).
Beginning next Saturday, August 4, 2018, the rebranded Beacon Free Loop public bus will be driving up and down Beacon - from the mountain to the river - dressed in a new blue logo and name! Formerly the G Loop - which not very many people could understand - the bus is now called the FREE Loop! BeaconArts, Dutchess County Transit and the City of Beacon have joined together to transform this bus line into something hopefully everyone will hail when they need it, where they need it, for free. To make going up and down the mile of Beacon's Main Street and beyond to the train easier. We're working on an article to bring you more info. But until then, listen to this Broadway musician sing while taking a free ride on the bus.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, August 7 from 5 to 7 pm
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce along with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce for their joint meeting at Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades! Networking will take place from 5 to 7 pm. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. All attendees receive a complimentary ticket to the game that night! The evening is courtesy of Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency.
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A Little Beacon Space | Private Bookings
Host your company retreat, workshop, or cocktail party in A Little Beacon Space! Located in the middle of Main Street with plenty of food options at local eateries. Plus, when you book with A Little Beacon Space, you get built-in promotion on A Little Beacon Blog's website.
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Katie James, Inc.

For the latest Squarespace website designed by Katie James, Inc. for TEC Land Surveying, the design team totally repurposed the blogging tool available in Squarespace in order to showcase the many client projects TEC has completed in different specialty fields for their industry. Based on a special need from the client, Katie James, Inc. made each project dynamic so that a picture, link and project title automatically displays in the corresponding section of the website. For example, when the client adds a new completed project like "Bulls Head Road Bridge Replacement" to the Utility Mapping section, the project will be grouped automatically with other Utility Mapping projects and automatically update the page. It's a huge time-saver trick! Take a look at how it works.
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Tin Shingle

Need to get the word out about what you do? Tin Shingle teaches you how to do that using PR, Social Media, and SEO (aka Google). All you need is to think big and free your mind. Tin Shingle can help by giving you the training, empowerment, and skills to get this done. Tin Shingle is also owned by A Little Beacon Blog's publisher and specializes in training and empowerment for business owners, artists, and makers.
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Until next week!