Calendar, June 1




’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.

Breakfast Buffet

All-you-can-eat, take-outs available, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Upton Lodge of Masons, AF&AM, 120 Church St., Cheshire; $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children.

Church on the Hill

Sharing a community meal at 10:30 a.m. as a sacred feast with poetry, stories, prayers and music by Vikki True and the Homegrown Boys. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Community Garden Pavilion

Canoe Meadows Gardeners to host a seed exchange. Bring your leftover seed and seedlings to swap with other gardeners. All welcome. 1 p.m., Williams Street, Pittsfield.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Community Yoga Class, connect with the kula or local community through yoga. 4:30-5:45 p.m., 189 Beaver St., Adams.

Jewish Federation of Berkshires

Family Fun Day at Misfit Farm. Learn about the mitzvah of taking care of the animals with veterinarian Dr. Hanan Caine. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. to noon, 93 Hillsdale Road, South Egremont.

New England Air Museum

Antique Auto Show, wide range of cars including early antiques such as Model T’s, show cars from the 30’s and 40’s, street rods, and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Windsor Locks, CT.


Berkshire Independent Film Festival

BIFF’s closing night in Great Barrington with "The Trip to Italy," 7 p.m. at the Mahaiwe. Closing night party at Castle Street Café. Schedule

The Mount

Screening of "Edith Wharton: The Sense of Harmony" with filmmaker Elizabeth Lennard, 3 p.m. documentary includes interviews, rare documents and archival footage. BIFF event. Lenox.


Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.

Dalton CRA

Dalton CRA

Adult Lap Swim, 9-11 a.m.; Family Swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-Centered Yoga Flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m.; Couch to 5k Program, 11 a.m. to noon; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Recovery International

Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark’s Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.


New Lebanon Library

Book Group, featuring discussion of "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingslover. Newcomers welcome. 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.



Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.



The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. "Berkshire Collects," showcasing Berkshire County residents’ passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object, on view through May 11. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House Museum

An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Fully equipped colonial homestead on unpaved country lane. 18th and 19th century furnishings and tools, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens, 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, picnic sites. Museum open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guided tours on the hour. Grounds open daily. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. Information call (413) 528-6888.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Summer estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths. Please visit or call (413) 551-5111 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

North Adams Museum of History and Science

North Adams Museum of History and Science

Three floors, 25 permanent exhibits - farming, immigration, railroading, industry, education, barracks replica from Fort Massachusetts, Black Light Gallery, military and more, one temporary gallery - now showing Famous Former Residents, children’s hands-on Grandma’s Attic area, in restored freightyard coal distribution center Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Thurs-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Info 413-664-4700 or or

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, 11:30 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women’s fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or


Bascom Lodge

Music by Beeline Ramblers, singer/ songwriters of lyrical music, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Barrington Stage Company

"Bringin’ Down the House," a soul-stirring journey, starring Wanda Houston. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Lyric

Choral Festival of Psalms by the 100-voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus and Blafield Children’s Chorus 3 p.m. Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Marjorie Dix. Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood at 3 p.m.

Berkshire Music School

A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music by Paul Green and friends. 3 p.m., 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1411.

Celebration of Jewish Music

"Jewish Romanticism: A Queen, Korngold, Copland and Klezmer," 3 p.m. Clarinetist Paul Green and friends, Grammy-nominated mezzo soprano D’Anna Fortunato. "Vashti, or the Whole Megillah" by David Schiff. Jewish songs of love by Erich Korngold, Hebrew and Yiddish tunes. Berkshire Music School, Pittsfield.

Controy Pavillion

HospiceCare in The Berkshires to hold A Remembrance Ceremony followed by a butterfly release. 1 p.m., Onota Lake, Pittsfield.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

New Lebanon Library

David Grover, Linda Worster, and Pug Demary, 2 p.m. New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

Starving Artist Creperie

Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.


Hoffmann Bird Club

October Mountain bird walk, 6 a.m. Annual trip to October Mountain State Forest. (413) 884-4961.


Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. 2 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare’s Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare’s enigmatic wife, 3 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.


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