Calendar, August 22




Housatonic Valley Art League

27 "Artists’ Choice" Show and Sale. Noon-7 p.m. 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Pop UP Gallery

Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibit original paintings in 4 mediums ranging from traditional to contemporary. Open daily an hour before every Barrington Stage (mainstage) show and before and after matinees, by chance and always by appointment with an artist. Visit for more details. 25 Union St., Pittsfield. COMMUNITY

’Anonymous’ Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Bennington Contra Dance

Caller Fern Bradley, music by Tenpenny Bit, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances are taught and beginners are welcome. One World Conservation Center, Route 7, Bennington., (802) 447-2173.

Berkshire Museum

"Free Fun Friday," admission free all day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South

Lake Mansfield Lifeguards, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Memorial Field Skate Park Staff, 3-9 p.m.; Housatonic Village Playground Activities, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397.


Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s School, Orchard Street, Lee, (413) 243-1079.

Bondville Fair

Olldest continuous fair in Vermont. New events and more entertainment. Bondville.

Clark Art Institute

Izakaya on the Terrace -- a type of Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food. Casual after-work gathering. 5 p.m. Williamstown.

Cummington Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls, music and entertainment, midway rides at Cummington Fairgrounds.

Dalton CRA

Crane Paper Sale, Dalton CRA’s annual benefit to support CRA and DYC programming. Fine stationery and specialty papers produced by Crane and Co. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260, www.dalton

Eastern States Exposition

Storrowton Village Open House Tours; Northwestern Conneticut Kennel Club Dog Show at the Better Living Center; Northeast Reining Horse Show at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Green Gargoyle

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 to 4, bookstore from 1 to 3. First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Hinsdale Lunch

Elder Services meal offered every Wed. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., Hinsdale Town Hall, Bingo to follow, South Street, Hinsdale; advance reservations: Meal site at (413) 655-2310 or Nutrition Program at (413) 499-0524.

Knesset Israel

"Assimilation or Independence? Hellenizers and Hasmoneans," 11 a.m. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Lenox Library

Annual giant book sale: Numbers handed out for the 11 a.m. opening, 9 a.m.; Grand Opening "First Look," 11 a.m. $5 donation until 2 p.m. Free admission from 2-6 p.m. 18 Main St., Lenox.

Literacy Program

Held at Pitt Park, serving children living in the Westside and Morningside neighborhoods. Activities include a literacy curriculum, sports activities and educational field trips. For more information, call Jenna at (413) 499-7650, ext. 45. Free program tickets are available at any Greylock Federal Credit Union branch.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, array of spring & summer clothing, $2 jeans. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Meditation Group

Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 8:15 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.

MotherWoman Support Group

MotherWoman Support Group

Circle of Moms: We Are All In This Together. Free childcare, snacks, and parking. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal St., Greenfield. (413) 774-1000 ext. 2048; Postpartum Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MotherWoman Office, 220 Russell St., Hadley. (413) 387-0703.

The Mount

Writer and cultural commentator Kate Bolick will interview Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine and author of "My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind," 6 p.m. Lenox.


Tours from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; English Tea in the Gardens, 2-4 p.m. (413) 298-8138.

New Moms Group

Sponsored by GROW, drop-in support group for pregnant women and new moms, babes in arms welcome, 10 to noon, Bizzy B’s Boutique, 6 Burbank St., Pittsfield,

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.

Pittsfield Sangha

"Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 358-2626.

Postpartum Group

"This Is Harder than I Thought," drop-in support group for mothers of infants and toddlers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Room, 48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield.

Sheffield Farmers’ Market

3rd Annual CornFest, 3-6 p.m. Many different types of corn to be featured. Free Family Fun with baby animal petting, old-fashioned games and race, and much more.

South Kent

Photography Workshop, 7:30 a.m.-noon. 170 South Kent Road, South Kent, Ct.

WordXWord Festival

Story Slam finals 6 p.m. at Berkshire Museum. Encyclopedia Show with Robbie Q Telfer, Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Jive Poetic and Falu, 8 p.m. 39 South St. Pittsfield.


Jacob’s Pillow

"Gotta Dance!," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Open noon-9 p.m.; Free PillowTalk: "The Denishawn Centennial," 5 p.m., Blake’s Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Tina Croll + Company, 6:15 p.m. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. LeeSaar The Company, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

Performance Space 21

TAKE Dance: "Somewhere Familiar Melodies" choreograph7 set to recorded Chatham residents’ memories 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.



Japanese martial art of self defense, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: Kim Rivers: (413) 499-8625.

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

Moderate Flow Yoga w/ Rachael Plaine 9-10 a.m.; Qigong w/ Carol Link 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Candlelight Yoga w/ Rachael Plaine 5:30-6:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or

Dalton CRA

Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Boot Camp, 5:45-6:15 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Spin, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6:30 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Easy Exercise

Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, cardio, strengthening and stretching class, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Nar-Anon Meeting

12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Overeaters Anonymous

Fairview Hospital, noon to 1, 29 Lewis Ave., ambulance building, Great Barrington.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Cardio, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Yoga, 11-12:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-8371.

Yoga for Babies

"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," for babies eight weeks to crawling, 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield. Preregistration: (413) 447-2400.


Kripalu-style yoga with integrated breathing techniques, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Chatham, N.Y.; call for location: Hildy Kronen, (518) 781-4483.


Adams Free Library

Ukulele storytimes with guest Julie Stepanek, sponsored by the Friends of the Adams Free Library Inc., 10 a.m., Park Street, Adams, (413) 743-8345.

Adams Movie Night

Movie outdoors, featuring "Frozen." Adams Town Hall Lawn, 6 p.m., free.

Adams Youth Center

Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, North Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer Reading Club: Wear a blue shirt to the library to get a raffle ticket; Films for preschoolers, 10 a.m.; Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception, 1 p.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Family Fridays: Tom Tyning on Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County, 11 a.m. Stockbridge.

Berkshire Children’s Theatre

Featuring "Snow White," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members: $5 adult, $3 child, children 3 and under free. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse Adventures, 11-11:30 a.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre

Original musical version of "The Pied Piper," tickets $10, at 10:30 a.m., 1925 NY 203, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-9292,

Mount Greylock

Little Explorers Nature Discovery Hour: For families with children ages 10 and under. Go for a short hike, listen to a story or play a nature learning game. Wear sturdy shoes or sneakers and weather-appropriate clothing, bring a snack and water. Meet at the visitor center. 10 a.m. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

Natural Bridge State Park

Forest Friends Learn and Play: A Nature lesson focusing on a different animal friend every week followed by a fun craft and/or game based on the animal. For children of all ages. 10:30 a.m., visitor center. 1 McCauley Road, North Adams. (413) 663-6392.


Garden Adventures for Children: Children’s garden adventure quest - follow the clues up, down and around Naumkeag’s stunning landscaped grounds and gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email

Northern Berkshire YMCA

Friday Night Fun Club, for kids 8-14. Gym activities, swimming, Wii games and more. Information/to register call (413) 663-6529. 6-8 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Beauty and the Beast," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul’s Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library

Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories, and a craft. 10 a.m., no pre-registration necessary. 46 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.

Summer Parks Playground Program

Playground leaders will provide "drop-in" activities for children, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., at Clapp Park, Pitt Park and Deming Park, Pittsfield. Information: Rebecca Tefft at (413) 499-9370.


Jewish Federation of the Berkshire

Great Debates in Judaism, "Assimilation or Independence," with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond from the Jewish Theological Seminary, $25 at door or in advance, a program of Congregation Knesset Israel in cooperation with the Jewish Federation, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Elayne Bernstein Theater of Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Information: Myrna Hammerling, (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.

Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center

Historian Kathryn Sheehan of the Rensselaer County Historical Society will present a Lecture and Slideshow on "The History of the Fox Hollow Folk Festival," 7 p.m. Petersburgh, N.Y.


Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Sherri James Buxton. 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.


"Chesterfest" new Americana music series held outdoors, Liz and Jim Beloff. 7:30 p.m. Stockbridge.

E.J. Bullock Building

Jeanine Marie Quartet in concert, 8 p.m. 7012 Main St., Readsboro, Vt. Information/tickets: (802) 423-7706 or

Guthrie Center

Nutopians, folk music at site of Alice’s Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Gypsy Joynt

Greylock the band, 8 p.m. 293 Main St., Great Barrington.

Haflinger Haus

Gina Coleman, 7:30 p.m. 17 Commercial St., Adams.

The Mount

Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. on the terrace. Lenox.

Music & More

Berkshire Pulse dancers and choreographer Tom Masters, 4:30 p.m., program From Satie to Gershwin: Music, Dance, and the Spoken Word: A Program for All Ages, a re-imagined version of Erik Satie’s humorous Sports et Divertissements (Sports and Diversions) for piano, narrator, and dancers. Music by Gershwin, William Bolcom’s Graceful Ghost Rag and Frederic Rzewsky’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. New Marlborough.

New Lebanon Library

David Grover and Linda Worster, 6 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.


Behind-the-scenes Experience: Come to the Beer Garden at 9:30 a.m. Listen to a short pre-rehearsal talk, and then enter The Shed for a closed BSO rehearsal; Prelude concert with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall. This Week at Tanglewood panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed. Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart, conductor, "Oz with Orchestra." "The Wizard of Oz," brilliantly restored, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s lost scores with Judy Garland’s original 1939 vocals. 8:30 p.m. Shed. Lenox.

Tanglewood Talk

Pre-Concert Lecture: "Harold Arlen, the Wizard!" Lecture with Professor Jeremy Yudkin. 2:30-4 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. Reservations: or at the door.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire." Evening of arias from various popular operas with tapas available, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.


In Search of the Mohicans Quest

Use the clues and follow the map to find a hidden story of the Mohican tribe along Main Street in Stockbridge. Take a walk and learn about local history. Download map at

Mount Greylock

Discover Greylock Hikes: Explores many of the exciting and hidden features on Mount Greylock. Wear sturdy footwear, bring a lunch, bug spray and drinking water. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.


Barrington Stage Company

"Dancing Lessons," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. "Romance in Hard Times," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

Political parody, 8 p.m. 55 Lee Road, Route 20, Lenox. (413) 881-1636.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"The Mousetrap," 60th anniversary revival of murder mystery. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady" 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m., "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," 7 p.m. "Henry IV, Parts I & II," 7:30 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Taconic Stage Company

"The Portable Dorothy Parker," 7 p.m. Tickets: $20, seniors and students pay what you can, available at, (518) 325-1234 or or email St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y.

The Theater Barn

"The Addams Family." They’re creepy and they’re kooky! 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Weston Playhouse. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to William Sondrini, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.


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