Bits & Bites: Lunch, art talk set at Clark; W'town farmers market to open

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'LOOKING AND LUNCHING AT CLARK"Looking and Lunching: Tricks of the Trademark," an afternoon of focused investigation and friendly discussion with fellow art lovers, will be heldat noon on Thursday, May 18, at the Clark Art Institute. Curatorial Assistant Genevieve Hulley examines "The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple," a print included in the exhibition "Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650." The iconic Albrecht D rer work was the subject of a bitter copyright dispute. Tickets are $20; $12 members, and include admission to the galleries, careful observation of the print followed by informal discussion, and lunch provided by Caf 7. Menu choices include a spring green salad with roasted grapes, pistachios, goat cheese, red onion, and balsamic herb vinaigrette or a Cuban sandwich with roasted pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and mustard. To purchase tickets and select a menu option, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524.FARMERS MARKET OPENINGSaturday, May 20, is opening day for the Williamstown Farmers Market. This year, the market is expanding its produce and prepared food offerings with four new vendors. Now with 29 regular vendors, it is one of the largest markets in the region. For a complete vendor listing, see www.williamstownfarmersmarket.org.Among the new vendors, certified organic Mighty Food Farm will start the season with lettuces and salad mixes, kale, chard, radishes, sweet turnips, beets, and herb, veggie and flower seedlings.Members of Mighty Food's CSA can now pick up their weekly shares at the market. Mighty Food joins several other local farm vendors, such as popular Peace Valley Farm, which has been providing healthy, tasty veggies since the market's founding in 1981.Cindy's Cookin' Greek, returning after a year off, is bringing her delicious Greek main courses, side dishes and desserts - including favorites spanakopita, moussaka and baklava.Hay Berry Farm will debut with asparagus, rhubarb, dried flowers, and lavender — later adding shiitake mushrooms and eight varieties of blueberries.Good Night Kitchen, a pastry chef arriving early June, brings muffins, scones, cookies, brownies, tarts/pies, and artisan chocolate bars, all made in a certified Williamstown home kitchen.LIONS ROAST PORK DINNERHinsdale Lions Club will host a roast pork dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the club hall, Route 143, Hinsdale.The menu includes roast pork, scalloped potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. The cost is $12, adults; $5, children younger than 12.Call 413-655-2973 for reservations or take-out.


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