Calendar, June 29-30





Reception with artist-in-residence Amy Podmore, noted American sculptor and Williams College professor of art, light refreshments will be served, free, 4 to 6 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579.


’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.

Canal Street Fair

Organizers of the third annual Shriners Canal Street Family Fair seek vendors of all kinds for the event. All proceeds collected by the organizers will go directly to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. Vendor space is $30. To request a vendor form, email For more information or to volunteer, call Todd at (413) 663-5138, James at (413) 664-7700 or Nathan Samson at (413) 884-2008.

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Celebration of 30th year of incorporation and the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the historic building which the church owns, 10:30 a.m., concluding with noon meal provided by the church for those in attendance, 1123 West St., Pittsfield.

Eastern States Exposition

New England Boer Goat Bash at Mallary West. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

The Mount

"Backstairs Tour," learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran Edith Wharton’s home, $28, includes admission, tour, glass of champagne, at 10 a.m.; Community Garden Party, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Family day, tour the house, explore the gardens and trails. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox. Tickets:

The Nutrition Center of Pittsfield

The Nutrition Center of Pittsfield has opened a satellite office in the Mass MoCA complex at Mass MoCA Way, Building 1, Space 8. An open house is scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Vintage Car Show

34th annual Nostalgia Drags car show and swap meet. Proceeds profit public car events sponsored by Capital Area Rods. Show cars and spectators cost $10; kids under 12 $2; vendors, $25. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Lebanon Valley Dragway, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.


Jacob’s Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project, 2 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Sunday Film Event - "Never Stand Still, " 4:30 p.m., Blake’s Barn. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Becket.


’Duet in Color’ Exhibit

An exhibit of works by Charles Steinhacker & Linda Clayton. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee.

Hoffman Pottery

Open house celebrating the latest garden sculptures of frogs, turtles and gremlins. 103 Great Barrington Road, West Stockbridge., (413) 232-4646.

Meetinghouse Gallery

Featuring, "Wood-Metal-Stone." It showcases eleven artists, working on a large and small scale, who combine their expertise to create an exciting show using wood, metal and stone. Route 57, New Marlborough.


"Common Ground," a new, juried exhibition of 25 large-scale, outdoor sculptures by regional, national and international artists, June 1-Oct. 31, at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, (413) 623-2068,,,


Berkshire Museum

Little Cinema: Documentary "Nicky’s Family," story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children before World War II. Sponsored by Temple Anshe Amunim. 2 p.m., South Street, Pittsfield.


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.


Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 3 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Route 100 South, Weston, Vt.



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 Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. "Butterflies," featuring a live Butterfly Pavilion, on view through September 1, learn all about butterflies and caterpillars, includes works by contemporary artists as well as artifacts from cultures around the world. Admission to Butterfly Pavilion is an additional $2 per person. 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, (413) 528-6888.



Summer home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, best known for his sculptures of the "Minute Man" and the seated figure of "Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial." The 122-acre-property includes woodland trails. Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Massachusetts Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Exhibitions: "An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy" through Oct. 13, and "Selected Works by Albert Paley," June 14 to Oct. 13. June hours: Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August: open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The residence is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Information: or (413) 298-3579.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Art Deco home of an artistic couple who championed abstract art in the ‘30s and ‘40s. View their paintings and Cubist masterpiece collection, period furniture and gardens on 46 acre estate bordering Tanglewood. "Points of Contact," an intimate 2-man Studio exhibit featuring Morris and Holtzman, two of the founders of the AAA. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, hourly guided tours, Thursday 10 a.m. tour, half price for Berkshire County residents, 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, (413) 637-0166.

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; Community Garden Party; Tour the house, explore the gardens and trails and enjoy the surroundings. Activities throughout the day. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Culture Council, its local affiliates and WGBY. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit or call (413) 551-5111 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World’s largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell’s 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post’ Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: or (413) 931-2221.

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

Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

North Family guided tour at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., 1824 Meetinghouse tour at 1 p.m.; "The Great Stone Barn: Past, Present, Future" exhibit in Poultry House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday, free admission, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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


Barrington Stage Company

Fyvush Finkel, celebrating the great songs and humor of show business. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Rakish Paddy: Foot stomping Celtic music, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock, Adams.

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.

Firefly Restaurant

Firefly Restaurant

Jazz/blues guitarist Nico Wohl, age 13, will perform every Sunday in June, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., 71 Church St., Lenox.

Music Mountain

Arianna String Quartet with Daniel Panner. Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn.

Peter Yarrow in Concert

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary will perform a benefit concert for the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, 4 p.m., at the Israel Congregation, Manchester, Vt., (802) 362-7220.

Sage City Symphony

All-American Summer Pops Concert, 4 p.m. To benefit the music program at the North Bennington Village School. Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland and other American composers. Sage City players, Music Company Orchestra from Saratoga County. Village School. Starving Artist Creperie

All-American Summer Pops Concert, 4 p.m. To benefit the music program at the North Bennington Village School. Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland and other American composers. Sage City players, Music Company Orchestra from Saratoga County. Village School. 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.


Community Health Programs

Join Community Health Programs in a celebration honoring Linda Baxter, nurse midwife who is retiring after 41 years. RSVP through French Park, 21 Prospect Lake Road, Egremont.

Massachusetts Audubon

Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds in search of ravens, hawks, herons and a variety of songbirds, 8 a.m.-noon. Previous canoe experience is required. Lee and Tyringham.

Mount Greylock State Reservation

‘Scenic Summit Tours,’ short, easy walks and talks with park interpreter Mike to discover the landscape, ecology and history of the highest point in Massachusetts. All ages welcome. Be prepared for the weather; bring a light snack and drinking water. Offered at 1 and 3 p.m., meet at Mount Greylock summit, Adams.

5K Winery Run & 2K Youth Run

The Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA) and the Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards will host a 5K run for adults and a 2K run for youth. Registration begins at 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20 and $10 for youth or $25 on event day. Proceeds will benefit the CRNA’s programs for people with special needs/disabilities. Visit website to preregister at Hilltop Orchards, 508 Canaan Road, Route 195, Richmond. (800) 833-6274.


Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Musical "Kiss Me Kate," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man’s mysterious disappearance. 2 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset, Vt.

Sandisfield Players

"Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas, $10, 3 p.m., Sandisfield Arts Center, Hammertown Road, off Route 57, Sandisfield.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Midsummer Night’s Dream" set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 2 p.m. "Shakespeare’s Will," the uncharted life of Anne Hathaway-Shakespeare’s wife, 3 p.m. Preview: "Julius Caesar," in which 7 actors play all the roles, 8 p.m., Lenox.

The Theatre Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 2 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players of Pittsfield

The Town Players of Pittsfield will present two short comedic staged readings: "George Is Dead" and "Talking Cure." Tickets: $5. 2 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 3 p.m., Weston, Vt.


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