Thursday September 6, 2012

Thursday, September 6

COMMUNITY

Cooking Demonstration

"Cooking with Mediterranean Herbs," presented by Mary Ellen Warchol and Denise LeMay, featuring food tasting of recipes enhanced with herbs grown at Stockbridge Farm in South Deerfield, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield.

Friday, September 7

ART

Good Purpose Gallery

Meet the artists, "First Friday" event with Robert Schechter, abstract painting, and Paul Solovay, jazz portrait photography, 6 to 8 p.m., 40 Main St. Lee, (413) 394-5045.

COMMUNITY

Hoffmann Bird Club

Potluck and monthly meeting, includes a talk on "Polar Adventures in Spitzbergen," with Gail Platz, HBC members and ornithological traveler, those attending are asked to bring a hot or cold dish to share, 5:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 427 W. Mountain Road, Lenox.

EXHIBITS

Mullen House Gallery

"Lauren Horowitz: Works of Art in Fabric and Thread," part of the "History and Quilt Festival" celebation in North Becket, 1 to 4 p.m., reception from 4 to 7 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m., 12 Brooker Hill Road, corner Route 8, Becket, (413) 623-2100.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Aquarium Adventures," for ages 2-4, story time, animals and animal-themed art projects, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

LECTURE

Clark Art Institute

"How I See a Garden," with master photographer Allen Rokach exploring his personal perspective on private gardens he has visited and photographed around the United States, 7 p.m.; followed by weekend photography course, "Focus on Nature: A Digital Nature Photography Workshop," Sat. & Sun., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-0524 or clarkart.edu.

MUSEUMS

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Meet Rockwell's Models," find out what it was like to pose for Norman Rockwell by his own models who will share their personal experiences, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

THEATER

Colonial Theatre

"Oliver!" musical, Berkshire Theatre Group's 7th annual Children's Theatre production, 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Saturday, September 8

COMMUNITY

Hancock Shaker Village

Willis Henry Auctions' annual Shaker event, featuring Shaker collection of Drs. J.J. Gerald and Miriam McCue including original Shaker furniture and artifacts, 1 p.m., (previews are Thurs. from 2 to 5 p.m.; Fri., 11 to 5 and Sat., 10 to 12:30), Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

Mini Golf Tournament

To benefit Main Street Stage's 2013 Summer Backyard Tour, $10 per person, $20 for teams of two, 2 p.m., The Range, Curran Highway, North Adams; registration: mainstreetstage.org or info@mainstreetstage.org.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Naturalization ceremony of new naturalized United States citizens, in front of Norman Rockwell "Four Freedoms" paintings, 10 a.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time in the Aquarium," museum staff feed fish, reptiles and amphibians, 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Berkshire Music School

Free open house featuring instrument petting zoo or music class for younger children, meet BMS faculty, 10 to noon, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

MUSIC

Blafield Children's Chorus

Weekly rehearsals resume for new season, new children ages 6-13 welcome, 10 a.m., Berkshire Athenaeum auditorium, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; (413) 298-5365 or www.BerkshireLyricInfo.org.

Music & More

Daedalus String Quartet, new-generation string ensemble performs quartets by Mendelssohn, George Perle and Dvorak, 4:30 p.m., Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough; post-concert reception at Meeting House Gallery, (413) 229-2785.

uNi Coffeehouse

The Clancy Legacy featuring Aoife Clancy and Robbie O'Connell, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, (413) 562-3990.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

"Explore Lanesborough," watch for migrating songbirds and raptors on a walk around a pond and former cross-country skil trails, meet at old Brodie Ski Touring Center, 7:30 a.m., 770 Route 7, Lanesborough; leader: Matt Kelly, (413) 458-3664 or veganpeace@earthlink.net.

River Walk Celebration

25th anniversary celebration of the Great Barrington Housatonic River Walk, passing of baton to next generation and formalizing partnership with Greenagers, local teen environmental group, also to feature "Our Town" raffle and new outdoor exhibit, 10 to 1, W.E.B. Du Bois River Garden Park, Church and River streets, Great Barrington, (413) 528-3391.

THEATER

Colonial Theatre

"Oliver!" musical, Berkshire Theatre Group's 7th annual Children's Theatre production, 2 and 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Sunday, September 9

LECTURES

Clark Art Institute

"Ancient Chinese Objects in a Global Context," with Lillian Lan-ying Tseng, group of objects excavated from the tomb of King Nanyue in the second century will be introduced, 3 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

"Mothers and Daughters in the Women's Rights Movement, 1847-1903," by historian, writer and activist, Suzanne Schnittman, 3 p.m., 67 East Road, Adams, (413) 743-7121.

MUSIC

South Mountain Concerts

American String Quartet, with Menahem Pressler, piano, and Richard Stoltzman, clarinet, works of Mozart and Schumann, 3 p.m., concert hall, routes 7 and 20, Pittsfield, (413) 442-2106.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Look for migrants and visit hawk watch, Pittsfield State Forest, meet at Lanesborough Post Office, 7:30 a.m., Route 7; leader: Gael Hurley, (413) 281-1017 or gael19@nycap.rr.com.

THEATER

Colonial Theatre

"Oliver!" musical, Berkshire Theatre Group's 7th annual Children's Theatre production, 2 and 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Monday, September 10

FILM

Powell House

"The One Percent," on the political, moral and emotional rationale that allows one percent of Americans to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States, 7 p.m., Powell House Quaker Conference and Retreat Center, 524 Pitt Hall Road, off County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-2992.

MUSIC

Berkshire Lyric Chorus

Weekly rehearsals resume for new season, new singers welcome, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; (413) 298-5365 or www.BerkshireLyricInfo.org.

Hilltown Choral Society

Rehearsals leading up to Dec. 1 and 2 holiday concerts, new singers of all ages welcome, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Worthington Historical Society building, intersection of routes 143 and 112, Worthington Town Center, (413) 499-7320.

Tuesday, September 11

KID STUFF

Music Together

Free mixed age/intergenerational demo class, music and movement program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult, 10:30 a.m., Sugar Hill, 45 Main St., Dalton, and 4:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; reservations: Sandy Russell, (413) 637-1265 or www.CentralBerkshireMusicTogether.com.

LECTURE

Ventfort Hall

"Faberge, the Eggs and the Romanovs," with Julianne Agar, retired art and art education professor, part of "Tea and Talk" series, 4 p.m., followed by Victorian tea, 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Wednesday, September 12

KID STUFF

Music Together

Free mixed age/intergenerational demo class, music and movement program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult, 10 a.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; reservations: Sandy Russell, (413) 637-1265 or www.CentralBerkshireMusicTogether.com.

LECTURE

Mass. College of Liberal Arts

Pulitzer Prize-winning author/journalist, Sonia Nazario, 7 p.m., Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, Church Street Center, North Adams.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Meet at Springside Park playground parking lot off North Street, Route 7, Pittsfield, to look for migrating songbirs and sparrows in a variety of habitats; leader: Noreen Mole, (413) 442-6327 or Smole@berkshire.rr.com.