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Jazz and Live Art Painting to benefit Mid Hudson Animal Aid


Come to the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, N.Y. on May 10, 2014 at 7pm to experience an evening of improvised jazz music and live art.  Fluid Cats 2, will be a colorful environment anchored by world class modern musicianship of the Fluid Jazz ensemble, led by master fender guitarist and composer, Chris Crocco. Joining Crocco are Lincoln Center performer Peter Slavov, four time music award winner Ian Froman, and Ratdog sax man Kenny Brooks.  Live art by international muralists and painters, Cynthia McCusker (Art Director), Joe Pimentel, and Rick Price.  Be sure to arrive early for great seats and to catch the opener - an art induced fashion show created by Michelle S. Caves, owner of Blackbird Attic and Fashion Show Director, Melissa Toth.


A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to benefit Mid Hudson Animal Aid, a no-kill free ranging cat sanctuary in Beacon, NY. Tickets are $25 to $40 and can be purchased by visiting

Registration is now open for the  Pars Fore Purrs 5th Annual MHAA Golf Tournament

Date:  Monday, June 9, 2014. 

Location:  Dutchess Golf Club, South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

Format / Price:  Team scramble.  $160 per player; $155 per person if you sign up a 4-person team (must sign up and pay for all 4 players at the same time).


Agenda for the Day:  Registration and BBQ lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Shot gun start at 1:00 p.m. Snacks  and beer/soda on the course.  Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.  Buffet dinner with carving stations / awards ceremony follows. Open bar with beer/wine/soda. A raffle and silent auction will also take place during the dinner program.

Can't join us for golf? A $50 dinner only option is also available.

 Other ways you can support this event:

1) Join us as a sponsor!  By being a sponsor in this event you will be promoting your company to a group of people who are very loyal to its sponsors, as well as to the many area professionals who will be participating at the event itself.  We have a variety of sponsorship level packages available.  The entire sponsor list is attached.

 2)Donate a gift certificate or new merchandise from your business, or by sponsoring (buying and donating) a special service, theme basket, or event tickets for our raffle or silent auction.  Your name will appear in the program and you will receive a tax-exempt receipt for your donation.

How can you register or sign up for a sponsorship?

ONLINE.  New this year!  You can now register and pay for golf and/or sponsorships  on our golf website:

BY MAIL. Download our player registration and sponsorship package and pay by check by mailing a hardcopy registration or sponsorship to the shelter.

Contact for more information.


54 Simmons Lane •  Beacon, NY 12508  •  (845) 831-4321 •  info [ at ]