YMCA Swim Lessons at the Beacon High School Pool
Levels: Parent/Child, Preschool and School Age Children
Winter Session: 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (no class 2/16)
Spring Session: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8 (no class 5/25)
To register, please mail or fax completed registration form and payment to:
YMCA of Dutchess and Eastern Orange, 377 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
Fax: (845) 562-9172
Please contact: Dorothy Mitchell, Aquatics Director, DMITCHELL@newburghymca.org
The Transfer Station will be CLOSED Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
December 8 and December 9
Artists can pick up a Gingerbread Kit for the Gingerbread Trail at The Beacon Public Space Project, 5 Cliff Street, 2nd Floor,
Beacon between 1 and 4 pm. There is a limited number of kits available. Artists may create their own without a kit if they wish but please contact: Elizabeth Casasnovas-Calderon, at firstname.lastname@example.org beaconpublicspace at gmail dot com if you wish to participate so that we may pair each artist with a storefront location. Businesses wishing to display these creations, please email Elizabeth.
Express Your Inner Architect: Gingerbread House Workshop led by Beacon architect J.C. Calderon at The Beacon Public Space Project, 5 Cliff Street, 2nd Floor, Beacon from 12 to 2 pm. Email Elizabeth at email@example.com to register.
Completed Gingerbread displays are due. Drop off location to be disclosed after registration.
The Gingerbread Trail opens and will run through January 6. Gingerbread entry judging begins.
Gingerbread Trail winning entries will be announced.
Gingerbread Trail closes.
Artists may pick up their entries at their respective businesses during regular business hours.
1. Finished Gingerbreads must be delivered to respective location by December 20.
2. Any architectural structure – real or imaginary – is eligible for entry (i.e. house, train station, bridge, ship, lighthouse, spaceship).
3. Entry must have major components (such as walls and roofs) constructed of gingerbread (no graham crackers, cookies, etc.).
4. Entry must have been constructed in 2012.
5. Entries will be judged on Originality, Overall Appearance, Choice and Use of Materials and Difficulty of Design.
6. The finished entry can be placed on up to a limit of 16×16 inch board. The board should be covered in foil and then the foil will need to be covered with an edible medium. The foil serves as a barrier so the board does not deteriorate.
7. The entire entry must be made of 100% edible goods and at least 75% gingerbread.
8. Additional gingerbread and unwrapped candies may be added to expand onto the design. No non-edible materials such as lollypop sticks.
9. Electrical components are allowed such as interior lighting or motorization but exterior must be edible. All batteries or cords must be provided by the artist
The Beacon Centennial Committee will be meeting on December 20, January 3 and January 17. Each meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club. These are open to the public - all are welcome to attend.
From now until the end of the year, the Howland Public Library will be accepting food in lieu of fines for overdue library items. Donations of nonperishable goods, such as canned tuna and bags of rice, will be accepted as payment of fines owed on Howland Public Library books, DVDs, and other items. Food for Fines doesn't apply to fees for lost or damaged materials or for long-overdue items from other libraries. For obvious reasons, HPL can’t accept items past their expiration dates or homemade food, no matter how delicious. Donations will benefit our neighbors at the Beacon Community Resource Center Food Bank.
Return overdue HPL items with a nonperishable item (or two!) this holiday season. You can also pay overdue fines for HPL items already returned. These fines will be waived, whatever the amount; there is no limit on the number of items you can donate. Fine free? Your donations are good here, too. Everyone is encouraged to give as much as possible.
Help your neighbors. Help yourselves. Happy holidays from all of us at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY. For more information, contact Fanny Keaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-1134.
The City of Beacon Recreation Department is excited to be part of this years Main Street Tree Lighting. We will be on hand with all of the other terrfific sponsors to help bring some holiday cheer to our fine little city.
Saturday, December 8
Lighting of the BeaconArts Upcycled Bicycle Christmas Tree
The Beacon Music Factory Choir will be singing! Reception following at School of Jellyfish (183 Main Street). Sponsored by The City of Beacon, BeaconArts, Alps Sweet Shop and School of Jellyfish.
Cross and Main Streets
We hope to see you all there!