Festivals, fairs and family fun
11th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14:
Pow Wow One Day Admission: Stomp, dance, sing and shake your tail feathers at the 11th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow. Two days of American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and cultural festivities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults $8, seniors 65+ and youth 11-17 $5, children 10 and under $1. Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St., Bennington, Vt.
17th Annual Blueberry Festival
Sunday, July 31: Early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment, magic act, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, sheep-shearing, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans. Blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast, in addition to a wide selection of tasty food items and baked goods. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $7 – under 12 FREE. 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y. www.oldausterlitz.org
20th Annual Downtown Celebration
Wednesday, Aug. 10: An outdoor festival/community expo featuring vendors, food, music, performances, and more. This will see the addition of interactive community arts projects coordinated by DownStreet Art. 5:30- 9 p.m. Main Street and Downtown North Adams.
21st Annual Garlic Herb Festival (Garlic Fest)
Saturday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: Garlic Fest, which has drawn up to 10,000 visitors in past years, will have everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and plain garlic bulbs of every kind for sale and sampling. Experts will also give demonstrations on how to plant, braid and cook garlic. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $6 adult on line purchase (+ service fee); $8 adult at gate; $2 child 12 and under online and at gate; $10 adult two-day pass online and at gate. Camelot Village, Bennington, Vt. lovegarlic.com, 802-447-3311
25th Annual Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, Aug. 20 - Sunday, Aug. 21: Over 80 artisans and crafters will display work ranging from paintings to ceramics, firberware to glass blowing. Free. On the grounds of the Stockbridge Town Offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5200, www.stockbridgechamber.org
30th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June, 12: The Manchester Car Show is a much anticipated grand spectacle of up to 300 colorful classic automobiles. Free for spectators. Dorr Farm, VT-30, Manchester Center, Vt. manchestercarshow.com, 802-362-2100
42nd Adams Agricultural Fair
Bowe Field, Route 8, Adams, Mass.
Friday, Aug. 5 - Sunday, Aug. 7: A fun filled weekend for everyone with animals, displays, exhibits, music and on Sunday at 2 p.m. the big Demolition Derby. The Mass Truck Pullers will begin on Friday 6-10 p.m. and continue Saturday 6-9 p.m. Everyone welcome to enter. Childrens' events Saturday with Terry ala Berry entertaining, dog show "Pups in the Air." Adults $8, children 6-18, $6, and under 5 free. www.Adams-Agriciultlural-Fair.org, 413-743-1982
76th Annual Horse & Ox Pulling Contest
Monday, July 4: Scales open at 6 a.m. Oxen Start 8 a.m. Horses noon. Cummington Fair Grounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, Mass.
BEHOLD! New Lebanon, the living museum of contemporary rural American life.
Different programs each Saturday, June through mid-October. Local residents welcome visitors into their work spaces — barns, kitchens, farms, studios, shops — where they ply their professions and de-mystify the secrets of rural life. $17. Tours depart from the BEHOLD! Station and Store, 438 Rte. 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. www.BeholdNewLebanon.org. 518-720-7265
Bennington Battle Monument
15 Monument Circle, Bennington, Vt. (802) 447-0550
Saturday, June 11: "Fight for Air", ALA annual vertical race on the Monument steps registration 8:30 a.m.
Monday, July 4: Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence. 1 p.m. Free.
Friday, July 29: Plymouth Fife and Drum Concert. 1 p.m. Free. 15
Bennington Battle Monument
Saturday, Aug. 13: Annual Battle day 5K road race. 8:30 a.m.
Bennington Battle Monument
Living History Encampment, August 13 and 14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Free. 15 Monument Circle, Bennington VT. (802) 447-0550
Bennington Battle Monument
Monumental Birthday, celebrate the Monuments 125th anniversary, August 20th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 15 Monument Circle, Bennington VT. (802) 447-0550
Bennington Free Library
101 Silver St., Bennington Vt. 802-442-9051
Monday, June 27: On Your Mark, Get Set....Read! Sign up begins in the Children's Room for the summer reading program for children and tweens. Begins at noon & continues during regular library hours.
Wednesdays, July 6, July 13, July, 20, July 27, Aug. 3: Story hour for 3-6 year olds. 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Thursday, July 21: Animal Athletes with Michael Clough from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 2-3 p.m., Free.
Now through Sept. 30: Wall Works: Art at the Library, Art Show and Sale featuring Michael Horwitz's illustrations from Children's Choice, a weekly newspaper column for kids regionally syndicated from 1985-1991.
1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-499-9480
Thursdays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Thursday morning play and learn. 10 a.m.
Lego Club is the Third Wednesday of the month:
Wednesdays, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17: Lego Club. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 30: Dave Yubruh. Comedy and music. 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 7: Wayne Martin. Puppet Show, 1 p.m.
Monday, July 11: Kevin O'Keefe. One-man circus. 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19: Caryn Lin Rogers. Bach to Rock: the science of sound. 1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27: Tom Lee. Storyteller. 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 3: Bob Otto. New England Percussion Band. 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: David Garrity. Magician. 1 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 15: Robert Riviest. Mime. 1 p.m.
Crafts and activities. 2 p.m. (Registration is required, call the Berkshire Athenaeum to sign up). Tuesday, July 5; Tuesday, July 12; Monday, July 18; Monday, July 25
Snacks included. 2 p.m. Monday, June 28: "The Might Ducks" (Rated PG); Tuesday, Aug. 2: "Space Jam" (Rated PG); Thursday, Aug. 11: "Sandlot" (Rated PG); Tuesday, Aug. 16: "The Racing Stripe" (Rated PG)
Friends of Berkshire Athenaeum Book Sale
Thursday, July 14: Summer book sale, 4 to 8 p.m. (members only; join at the door).
Friday and Saturday, July 15-16: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass. www.berkshirecarousel.com
July 1: Grand Opening ceremony. 9:30 to 10 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the carousel spins for the first time. All day festivities, including music, art, balloons, face painting. Closes 7 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special musical, and theatrical programing every first and third Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday all summer on site education art workshops 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.50 per class. Saturday classes 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Berkshire Food Festival
Sunday, June 26: Sponsored by WNAW 1230AM and WUPE 100.1FM featuring bands and car cruise-ins. Noon to 4 p.m. North Main Street, downtown North Adams, Mass.
Sunday, June 12: Kayak, Ashmere Lake, Hinsdale, Mass.
Sunday, June 19: Southern Extension of the South Taconic Trail
Saturday, June 25: October Mt. Area, Pittsfield, Mass.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.
Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners, 10:30 a.m., play and learn every week in this fun, interactive new program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caregivers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences. Included with regular museum admission.
Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, 11 a.m., children 18 months to 3 years old explore the aquarium and other galleries, included with regular museum admission.
Saturdays: Chow Time in the Aquarium, 12:30 p.m., lend a hand in the preparation of meals for the creatures that live in the aquarium, included with regular museum admission.
Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road, Monterey, Mass.; 413-528-6888, www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.
Sunday, May 29: Concert and Opening Reception. 3 p.m. "She Named Him Adonijah." Diane Taraz, through music, explores the world in which Adonijah Bidwell grew up, and his life as a teacher, shipboard chaplain, husband of three, father of four, minister of Township No. 1, and Revolutionary patriot. Reception and refreshments. Members, free; non-members, $15. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. 413-528-6888
Saturday, June 4: Primitive Arts Skills and Fire-building. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn to make willow charcoal, quill pens, and inks from nuts and berries. Members: $10; non-members, $15.
Saturday, June 11: "Home Medicine from Herbal Gardens." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn about traditional herbs and how they are used. Special guest Atalanta Sunguroff of Wake Robin Botanicals will share some herbalist remedies and methods of preparation. Members, $10; non-members, $15.
Saturday, June 18: History Talk: "Past & Present: Praying Town to Casino — Current Issues of Sovereignty for Native Americans." 10 a.m. Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches Federal Indian Law and American Indian Tribal Law at Yale Law School, will highlight some of the hottest issues facing Native America today. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.
Saturday, June 25: History Talk: "A Week in the Life of Rev. Adonijah Bidwell, Reimagined." 10 a.m. John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University, will explore the life of a frontier pastor in early America. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.
Friday, July 1: Township No. 1 Day. Community celebration of Tyringham and Monterey history. 1 to 4 p.m. Colonial re-enactors, live music by local musicians, children's activities, baking contest, historic craft demonstrations, author talks, more. Free.
Saturday, July 9: A Tyringham Valley Homestead. 2 p.m. Participants will explore historical and modern agriculture in Tyringham, and look into the symbiotic relationship of families with their landscape. Free.
Saturday, July 23: Plant Dyes and Fibers. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to process wool and plant-based fibers, such as milkweed and dogbane while dyeing skeins in an outdoor dye bath. Members, $10; non-members, $15.
Saturday, July 30: History Talk: "Memory Places: Rethinking Historic Landscapes in Native American and Colonial New England" by Christine M. DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.
Saturday, Aug. 6: Wigwams and Shelter-Building. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the wigwam at the Bidwell House Museum, and learn to build your own shelter with supplies from the forest floor. Members, $10; non-members, $15.
Saturday, Aug. 13: Adonijah Bidwell's 300th Birthday Bash. 4 to 7 p.m. Live music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auction. A benefit for the historic 1750s Bidwell House Museum. Tickets required.
Saturday, Aug. 20: History Talk: "Paper Pilgrims: Letter Writing and Communication in Early America." 10 a.m. Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College history professor, will talk about letters as material objects and explore how they got from place to place in a world without postal service. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Introduction to Willow Basketry. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weave a willow basket from local materials. All materials provided. $35.
30 Old Route 30, Bondville, Vt.
Saturday, June 4: Horse Pull Event. (Rain Date Sunday, June 5) 11 a.m. Fair Grounds.
Monday- Wednesday, Aug. 28-30: Bondville fair. Open daily 11 a.m.
Summit of Mount Greylock, www.bascomlodge.net
Saturday, May 28: Annual Native American Festival. An afternoon-long celebration of native music, dancing, and storytelling. Noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, June 1: Quintessential. All-male Berkshire a cappella group. Free. 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 5: The Birds Of Mount Greylock. 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, June 8: The poet Karen Chase will read from her book, "FDR on His Houseboat: The Larooco Log, 1924-1926." 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, June 12: Historic Buildings Of Pittsfield. 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, June 15: The Civilian Conservation Corps and Bascom Lodge. 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, June 19: Men's Health and Myths with John Kozinski. 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, June 26: Beekeeping. 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, June 29: Architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson will present Mastheads 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, July 3: Music with Duo Eamon. 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, July 6: Join the brewers from Big Elm. 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, July 10: The Third Annual Mount Greylock Free Jazz Festival. Noon to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13: Happy hiking days are here again! with Lauren Stevens.6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, July 20: The Birds and the Bees and Your Backyard with Leslie Reed-Evans, Executive Director of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation. 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, July 24: Krysha - Herbs & Health - 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, July 27: Dublin Porter music. 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, July 31: JoAnne Spies and the Elemental Orchestra. 5:30 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 3:Amelia de Neergaard. 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Aug. 7: Rakish Paddy. 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: Berkshire Highlanders. 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Aug. 14: Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Mushrooms! 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Greylock In Time And Space 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Oakes Smith, music 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 24: Music with Wintergreen 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Aug. 28: Moonshine Hollar 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Project Pangaea Update 6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Sept. 4: Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song 6 p.m. Free.
48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass., www.bushnellsagelibrary.org
Saturday, June 11: Ultra-lite Canoes and Kayaks. Join us on the patio with expert canoe craftsman Hilary Russell to learn the basics of building these crafts. 10:30 a.m. - noon
Saturday, June 11: Making Jam. Rene Wood and Lois Levinsohn will instruct you on the fundamentals of jam making and the difference between pectin and non-pectin jams. Free, registration required. 1:30-3 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8: On your mark, get set Read! A week of exercising our bodies and our minds with this summer's reading program theme. Free. 9 a.m.-noon.
Sunday, Aug. 14: Pied Potter. Magical Potter's Wheel is an all-ages pottery demonstration. Free. 3:30-5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Pop up Kindergarten. South Berkshire Kids brings us a sense of what Kindergarten will be like for you little one. Free. 5-6 p.m.
Cheshire Fire Department Annual Cruz Nite and Fireworks
Saturday, Aug. 13: Raffles, food music and more. 4-10 p.m. Music by Shut Up and Dance, 7 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Cheshire Elementary School, 191 Church St., Cheshire, Mass.
Columbia County Fair
32 Church Street, Chatham NY 12037
Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 31- Sept 5: Columbia County Fair. Performance by country music band Lonestar, Sept. 4. 7 p.m. in front of the grandstand.
Columbia County Historical Society
Friday, Saturday, June 3-4: Fyfes & Drumms of Olde Saratoga Colonial Re-Enactments. Re-Enactment actors dressed in 18th century military uniforms will re-enact the muster of French & Indian conflicts, the American Revolution and the Civil War eras on the back lawn of the James Vanderpoel House. All day. Parade Saturday at noon. 16 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y. (back lawn).
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 25-28: Cummington Fair Grounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, Mass.
400 Main St., Dalton 413-684-0260, www.dalton cra.org
Thursday, July 21 (Rain date July 22): Concert on the Memorial Lawn featuring the Eagles Band. 7 p.m. Free.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Concert on the Memorial Lawn with the Malibu Brothers featuring Vinnie Brandi. 6 – 8 p.m. Free.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Kelly's Beerfest, a charity beer festival hosted by Kelly's Package Store with at least 60 breweries in attendance, Dalton American Legion, Rt. 9, Dalton. Advanced tickets available at Kelly's and the Dalton CRA.
Dalton Lions Club
Memorial Day to Flag Day, June 14: "Flags of Remembrance Program." $5 donation per flag; on display near the CRA Memorial Fountain from. To get flag: At Dalton CRA, from Lions members or send to Dalton Lions Charities, 5 Lindsey Drive, Dalton, Mass.
Wednesday-Sunday, June 1-5: Dalton Fair, Dalton American Legion field. Advance ride tickets (book of 10) $7 at Dalton CRA, Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety, all in Dalton. Fireworks Friday and Saturday night. Wristbands on Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Amusement park, food and game booths.
Monday- Tuesday, July 11, 12: Dalton Lions Charities circus, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Dalton American Legion Field. All new Zerbini Family Circus. Advance tickets: Adults $12, child under 12, $6; day of show, adults $16 and child, $8. Advance tickets at Dalton CRA, Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety, Harry's Supermarket- Val's Variety and Berkshire County Big Y World Class Markets. 413-842-5212.
Discover Tyler Street
Thursday, Aug. 25: A local cultural festival, celebrating the future of arts, food and innovation. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Woodlawn Ave and Tyler Street, Pittsfield, Mass. www.tylerstreetpittsfield.com/discovertyler
Dorset Historical Society
Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, Vt.; 802-867-0331.
Saturday, June 4: Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for new exhibits: "Heavy Metal" on foundries and blacksmithing; The Dorset Trail; Prentiss Pond images; Jessica Bond's reverse glass painting; Hunt Gilbert photos.
Saturday, June 11: Hike to Gettysburg Quarry, 9 a.m. Meet at DHS to carpool to the trailhead.
Thursday, June 16: Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture, noon. DHS Curator Jon Mathewson on the "Woodscrape," Vermont events that may have influenced the founders of Mormonism. Bring a sandwich; coffee and desserts provided.
Saturday, June 25: Hike to Freedley Quarry, 9 a.m. Meet at DHS to carpool to the trailhead.
Saturday, July 9: Hike to Folsom Quarry, 9 a.m. Meet at DHS to carpool to the trailhead.
Saturday, July 9: Annual Ice Cream Social, 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 21: Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture, noon. See DHS's large-scale artifacts—sleighs, carriages, farm equipment—stored off-site. Bring a sandwich; coffee and dessert provided. Carpool or walk from DHS.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture, noon: Geologist Art Gilbert shares his in-depth knowledge of Dorset's historic marble industry. Bring a sandwich; coffee and dessert provided.
Eagle Street Beach Party
Friday, July 15: Tons of sand is trucked in to create a beach over three hours way from the nearest ocean. For the first portion of the event, children and families play in the sand. For the second portion, there will be an adult Fiesta, complete with margaritas on the beach, volleyball and more. 3:30-10 p.m. Eagle Street, North Adams, Mass.
Everything Trains - Peppersass Comes to North Adams
Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26: The 150th anniversary of Old Peppersass occurs in 2016. A nationwide tour of the first cog-driven train begins in Waltham in May with North Adams as the second stop in June. A 48-minute video will be shown twice daily in Building 4N at the Park. Free. Daily drawing for a family pack will be held to ride the actual Mt. Washington Cog Railway. Western Gateway Heritage State Park, North Adams, Mass. www.northadamshistory.org
Fiesta Flea Markets at Bradley Farm
Route 7, Lanesborough, Mass.
Saturdays, June 25, July 23, Aug. 13: Market, Music, and Food all day. Fiesta Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.
Great Barrington Bandstand
Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.
Saturdays, July 2-Aug. 27: Concerts by David Grover, 10 a.m. Free.
Great Barrington Greenways
Saturday, June 18: Exploring our watershed. 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Climb our Hills into History/Walk Along the River's Edge/Paddle Through Time. 8:45 a.m. registration at Mahaiwe Theatre. email@example.com
Saturday, July 23: Community Celebration. Celebrate Great Barrington's connection with the Appalachian Trail. Various events. 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Greek Fest 2016
Saturday, Sunday Aug. 20-21: Great Greek food, pastries, gifts, music and dancing. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday noon - 6 p.m. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Herman Melville's Arrowhead
780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-442-1793; www.mobydick.org
Saturday, May 28: "PLAY BALL" from Berkshire Theatre Group at Arrowhead. 2 p.m. $15
Friday, June 10: Brass concert. Music from the Plays of Shakespeare 5 p.m. Free.
Thursday, June 23: Special Hawthorne House Tour with author Mark Beauregard reading from his novel
Tuesday, July 5 : Concert: The Whale Guitar
Wednesday, July 27: Book release party and reading "Red Barn, Vol. 2" 6 p.m. Free.
Monday, Aug 1: Old Salts Day at Arrowhead: any sailor, mariner, marine free.
Sunday, Aug 7 : Melville Day – special bus tour of the Melville Trail. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $75
Sunday, Aug 28: Craft Fair/Tag Sale – all day – entry fee for booths
Hilltown Brouhaha — Becket Washington Community Fair
North Becket Village, Mass.
July 9: Fun family activities and lots more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beer Garden with live music and dancing, food and fun for all, 7 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Becket Washington Community Partnership.
Hilltown Hoedown Spring Festival
Saturday, Sunday, June 11, 12: Truck and tractor pull both days. Performances: Whisky City, June 11, Truck Stop Troubadours, June 12. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. $8 Adult (Age 13+) $4 Kids 12 and under, or free with the donation of a nonperishable item for the Hilltown Food Pantry. Cummington Fair Grounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, Mass.
Hudson Opera House
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822-1438
Sunday, June 5: John Farrell free family concert, 2 p.m., Pocket Park at 328 Warren St., directly across from the Hudson Opera House (in the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place at the Opera House).
Saturday, June 25 - Monday, Aug. 15: "The Legend of the Giant Caterpillar," Hudson Theater Project seven-week workshop, directed by Carol Rusoff. Mondays, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m., Saturdays 1-4 p.m. (no workshop July 4), Ages 13 – 25; registration is required. Grand finale performances are free and open to the public, and take place at both the new Hudson Area Library and the Riverfront Park as part of the Black Arts and Cultural Festival: Thursday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Library Community Room; Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Hudson Riverfront Park Gazebo; Sunday, Aug. 14, 3 p.m., Hudson Riverfront Park Gazebo.
Saturday, July 9: "Hudson River Lighthouse Tour: Pirates of the Hudson River," 10-11:30 a.m. Youth ages 6 – 18, free; Adults: $15. Space is limited and registration is required.
Monday, July 18: "Sloop Club Island Adventure" All-day adventure workshop exploring the geography, history and ecology of a Hudson River island, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Rain date: Tuesday, July 19). The Hudson Sloop Club travels by boat to Rogers Island (just south of Hudson) where they explore the mysteries of the beautiful and historic island. Ages 8-14, Free. Space is limited, registration required.
Monday, July 25, - Wednesday, July 27: "Chess for Kids" 3-5 p.m. Three-day chess course designed for beginners, more experienced players, or those who have never played before. Ages 7 – 14, all materials provided. Free; registration is required.
Mondays, July 11 – Aug. 8: "Music & Movement for Toddlers" 10-11 a.m. Free. Preschoolers to age 5.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. www.jacobspillow.org, 413-243-0745.
Friday, July 1: Free Fun Friday. 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly dance classes, activities and games, and more. Free.
100 Main St., Lee, Mass.
Writers Read, reading series, fourth Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
May 24: Don Wentworth, Yoko's Dogs, Colin Harrington.
June 28: Lisken Van Pelt Dus and Lewis Warsh;
July 26: Patty Crane and Lori Desrosiers;
Aug. 23: Sonia Pilcer and Wesley Brown. Free.
Thursday, June 30: Circus Maximus: a one-man circus in a suitcase. 11 a.m. to noon. Free
Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 23: Terry a la Berry. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.
Thursday, July 7: Knucklebones: Outdoor Family Play. 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy a variety of active games in Roche Park.
Thursday, July 14: Jungle Jim presents: The Reading Olympics. Balloon show. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.
Thursday, July 28: Science Tellers: Dragons & Dreams. Dry Ice Show. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.
Thursday, Aug. 4: Rainforest Reptiles. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.
Thursday, Aug. 11: Mike the Bubble Man. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21: Lenox Library Annual Booksale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lenox Rhubarb Festival
Saturday, May 28: Six Lenox restaurants will make pots of Rhubarb Chili for chili contest. Strawberry rhubarb pies, cupcakes, whoopee pies, pinwheels, savory rhubarb hand pies and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Library Park, 18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.
Levitt AMP North Adams Concert Series
Sundays Aug. 14 - mid October: An outdoor concert series curated by MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, featuring 10 weeks of free concerts, in the park. Early afternoon. Exact time TBD. Colegrove Park, North Adams, Mass.
Live on the Lake
Wednesday, July 6 - Aug. 24: Live on the Lake. Free community concert series held at the Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, Mass. 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Presented by radio station Live 95.9 FM. A full concert line up will be available at live959.com.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass; www.mahaiwe.org or 413.528.0100.
Friday, Aug. 12: Free Fun Friday David Grover and Grover's Gang family concert. 10 a.m. Screening of "Mary Poppins" (1964) at 1 p.m. Free.
Martha Canfield Library
528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt.
Sunday, June 5: May 2016 marks 20 years in the library building. Celebrate the library's Past, Present and Future with exhibits of history and art, music and light refreshments. 2 p.m.
Friday, July 1-30: Dan Shapiro's prints and paintings on display
Thursday, Aug. 4-29: Kate Edwards' paintings on display
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org
Saturday, June 18: Dan Zanes' Lead Belly Project, 2 p.m. Zanes, the Grammy-winning Springsteen of the pre-teen set, dives headlong into the music of iconic American folk and blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter, best known as Lead Belly. $12 kids 6-16, $18 advance, $24 day of, kids 5 and under free. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.
Friday, July 1: Movie at the Airport "Around the World in 80 Days," 8:30 p.m. gates open at 7 p.m. Watch this Academy Award-winning adventure film on the largest movie screen in all of New England — the door of an airplane hangar at the North Adams airport. Food available for purchase, full bar on site. $14 per car, $7 adult , $3 kids under 12, cash or check only. Harriman-West Airport.
Saturday, July 16: "The Triplets of Belleville" with Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville, 8:30 p.m. Smart, funny, beautiful film paired with its original, lively score — played live — by the film's composer and his high-spirited orchestra. $12 kids 6-16, $16 students, $20 advance, $26 day of, $32 preferred, kids 5 and under free. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.
Manchester Community Library
138 Cemetery Avenue / Route 7A, Manchester Center, Vt.
June 30: "Hometown Storytellers" featuring Vermont authors Dave Quesnel, Bob Stannard, and Terry Tyler. 7 p.m. Free; Suggested Donation $5-$10 to benefit MCL and MHS.
Wednesday, July 6: "Mount Equinox Hill Climb" 7 p.m. Free.
July 20: "Going Native in Havana - off the beaten path and into the beating heart of today's Cuba" with Lu French. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 3: "From Rembrandt to Vincent Van Gogh and Beyond" with author and art educator Carol Berry. 7p.m.
Saturday, May 28: Main Street in downtown Bennington, Vt., will be transformed into a walkway of arts, crafts, activities, food, and entertainment. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
14 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Aug. 6: Test your skills at croquet. Equipment for children and adults is provided. Today's house tours will emphasize the Merwin family's sporting life. Free house tours to those dressed in white. Free croquet for everyone. Noon–4 p.m.
Thursday, July 21: Downtown Bennington, Vt., retail extravaganza with incredible bargains all throughout downtown. All downtown shops open late, some until Midnight. 7 p.m. to midnight. 802-442-5758.
Friday, Aug. 26-28: The main car show is Sunday, Aug. 28, but various events are planned for the weekend, including a Swap Meet for Friday-Sunday offering dozens of vendors, food, and a car corral. On Sunday, Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome. Free to attend, but requires a registration fee to display a vehicle. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Downtown North Adams, Mass.
Mount Washington Church Fair
Saturday, Aug. 6: Includes Mt. Washington Road Show booth, artisan goods, entertainment and food. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rain or shine, Church of Christ, East St. & Cross Road, Mt. Washington, Mass.
North Adams Public Library
Church Street, North Adams, Mass.; 413-662-3133, www.naplibrary.com.
Saturday, June 11: Author Cliff Schexnayder to discuss his new book, "Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel," 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 16: " A Writing Circle for Creativity and Self-Empowerment" with Millie Calesky, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-register before July 9.
Norman's Attic Celebration
Saturday, Aug. 13: More than 60 vendors from all over New England line Route 7A in Arlington for annual event. In addition to vendors on the Town Green and lining Main Street, the town-wide tag sale includes over 20 locations. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arlington, Vt.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.
May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org
Tuesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Summer Sketch Club for ages 7 and up. Enjoy this lively drawing class that encourages self-expression, experimentation, and skill development. Take one class or take them all. $7, $5 members. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesdays July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience. For children ages 4 and up and their parents/caregivers to explore the galleries together during this interactive art experience. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $7, $5 members.
Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug, 2, 12, 19, 26: Kids Create! An Early Childhood Program. Dynamic, interactive hands-on art experiences for young art lovers, ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Children $6, $4 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday, July 18 through 22: Creative Cartooning with Illustrator Scott Lincoln. Week-long comics workshop for children and teens. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $175, $150 members. Extended day from 3 to 5 p.m., $50 per week. Materials provided. Please bring lunch, we'll provide beverages and snacks.
Saturday, July 2: Home Run! An All American Baseball Day. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free.
Saturday, Aug. 13: Uncle Andy's Cats and Other Pet Stories. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Spend the afternoon with illustrator James Warhola, the illustrator of more than two dozen children's picturebooks. Free with Museum admission; members free.
Party in the Park
Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.
Park McCullough House
1 Park Street, North Bennington, Vt. email@example.com, (802)442-4551
Thursday, June 9: Croquet – Opening Meeting, 6 p.m., $100 for 10 weeks of play. Historic Park McCullough Lawns.
Thursdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18: Croquet play, buffet dinner and cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., $100 for 10 weeks of play.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
472 W. Mountain Rd., Lenox. 413-637-0320 or www.massaudubon.org.
Saturday, June 4: Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The Twig Family in the Oak Tree" puppet show, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Family concert by George Wilson, 11:15 a.m. Owls, hawks and falcons, 1:30 p.m. Tom Tyning's Terrific Turtles, 3 p.m. Indoor and outdoor activities, kids' crafts, nature walks. Food for sale. Free.
Sunday, July 17: Polish and American food and drinks may be purchased. Frozen Polish food can be purchased starting at 9 a.m. Hot meals will be available at noon. St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield, Mass. Noon to 6 p.m. Free.
Pittsfield Ethnic Fair
Sunday, Aug. 14: Annual Ethnic Fair celebrates the largest international experience in the Berkshires. Free. Noon to 4 p.m. First Street Common, Pittsfield, Mass.
Pittsfield Garden Tour
Pittsfield, Mass.; www.pittsfieldgardentour.org, 413-822-6272
Saturday, Sunday, July 16, 17: 20th and final year. A self-guided tour of some of our favorite gardens. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets: $20.
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org
July 8: Just for Fun: Mime Eddie Allen. 1 p.m. Invisible walls, ropes, ladders and more created right in front of your imagination. Free.
July 15: Just for Fun: KidShtick. 1 p.m. Robert Zukerman, Nancy Rothman, and friends bring their wacky skits and shticks to the Just for Fun stage just for laughs. Free.
July 22: Just for Fun: Vanaver Caravan - A Celebration of American Dance Styles. 1 p.m. This talented crew of dancers and musicians offer a show of Lindy Hop, Charleston, Hip Hop, Clogging, and Body percussion. Free.
July 29: Just for Fun: West African Dance and Drum Workshop Performance. 1 p.m. Choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson, drummer Frank Malloy IV, and the kids from the dance and drum workshop sweep us up in a high energy display of West African dance from Mali. Free.
2016 Sheffield Antiques Show
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 12-14: Where fine antiques and people meet. Admission $8. Friday, 11 a.m.-5p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mt. Everett High School 491 Berkshire School Road Sheffield, Mass.
Sounds of Summer
VFW, Great Barrington, Mass.
Tuesdays, July 5 - Aug. 23: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday. Presented by radio station WSBS. A full concert line up will be available at wsbs.com.
Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, June 18: Great Barrington Heritage Day. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 4: Great Barrington Firefighters Antique Car Show. 3-9 p.m. Downtown Great Barrington, Mass.
Saturday, Aug. 20: Great Barrington Rotary Bike & Fly. Great Barrington Airport Route 71, Great Barrington, Mass.
20 Franklin St., Lee, Mass. 413-394-5023, www.spectrumplayhouse.org
June 4: Families First Series: Bowey the Clown. Join Bowey The Clown, an award-winning family entertainer who has been delighting audiences for years with his comical blend of magic, ventriloquism and awesome balloon art. 11 a.m. to noon. Free with suggested donation of $5.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org
Saturday, June 4: Poetry reading by Benjamin (Bernie) Kukoff. 4 p.m. Free.
Friday, June 17: Hidden Gardens Tour festivities kick off with the Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party, 6 p.m. at a private home in Spencertown, N.Y. with a glorious pastoral setting. $80.
Saturday, June 18: Garden Market on the Green. Unusual plants, vintage garden décor, containers, furniture and more presented by 20 dealers. Garden demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy, free.
Saturday, June 18: Garden lecture. Adam Wheeler, an illustrated talk about deer proof and resistant landscaping. 8:30 a.m., $20 (including continental breakfast).
Saturday, June 18: 12th annual Spencertown Academy Arts Center Hidden Gardens Tour, a self-guided tour celebrating the art of the garden. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine), $35.
Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 3, 4: Festival of Books, 11th annual extravaganza of all things literary, including a giant used book sale and readings, book signings, and a children's program. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stephentown Historical Society
Monday, June 6 : Steam Automobiles, presented by Christopher Coon. 7:30 p.m., at Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (corner of Garfield Road), Stephentown, N.Y. Free.
Sunday, June 19: 35th Annual Stephentown Historical Society Strawberry Festival. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check Stephentown Historical Society on Facebook to confirm date for this and other programs.
Monday, Aug. 1: Planters and Plain Politics: How Van Buren Changed Party Politics, a talk by James McKay of Lindenwald. 7:30 p.m., at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (corner of Garfield Road), Stephentown, N.Y. Free.
Saturday, Aug. 6: 19th Annual Stephentown Community Tag Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gardner's Field, 15879 Route 22, Stephentown, NY.
Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives
46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Every Friday: Children's StoryCraft. Stop by for stories and songs with Ms. Vicky, followed by a cool craft. For pre-school aged children; siblings welcome. 10 a.m.
Saturdays, June 11, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3: Cemetery Walk. Stockbridge Cemetery, Main Street (Route 102), Stockbridge, Mass. Parking available across the street at the Old Town Hall. A $5 donation is requested. 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 18: Second Annual William Selke Memorial Lecture: How Paleontology Can Help Save the World presented by Dr. Warren Allmon. $5 suggested donation. 4 p.m.
Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10: Annual Used Book Sale. Over 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, in 36 categories for easy browsing. Admission is FREE ($5 entrance fee during the Preview Period only on Friday, July 8, between 9 a.m. and noon.) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar
11 Housatonic St., Lenox, Mass; Bookstoreinlenox.com 413-637-3390
Friday, June 3: Joel Sturz, acoustic guitar. 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 9: Berkshire Town Players performance, "Hawthorne," 7 p.m.
Friday, June 10: James Schlett, "A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden [Philosophers in the Adirondacks]" (non-fiction), 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 12: Claudia Gold, "The Silenced Child" (non-fiction), 4 p.m.
Monday, June 13: M. A. Orthofer, "The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction 2016," 7 p.m.
Friday, June 17: Shade Gallery opening at The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar, 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 18: C.W. Huntington, "Maya" (a novel) 4 p.m.
Monday June 20: Robert Sugarman, "Antibes 1950" (a novel), 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 23: Mark Beauregard, "The Whale: A Love Story" (a novel), 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 26: Joan Embree, "You and Your Stories" (memoir), 3 p.m.
Monday, June 27: Will Beemer, "Learn To Timber Frame," 7 p.m.
Friday, July 1: Jim Overmyer, Kevin Larkin, Larry Moore and Tom Daly, "Baseball in the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond," 7 p.m.
Friday, July 8: Christopher Nye and Susan Engel, "The End of the Rainbow" (non-fiction: Education). 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 10: Elizabeth Brundage, "All Things Cease To Appear" (a novel), 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12: John Davidson "Verse: Reciting Singing, and Telling Stories," 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 17: Ron Kaplan, "The Jewish Olympics: The History of The Maccabiah," 4 p.m.
Friday, July 22: Jo Page, "Preaching in My Yes Dress," 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 21: Will Boyce, "The Roads That Dreams Take" (poetry) 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30: Deborah and Susannnah Melone, "Farmers' Market" (poetry and performance) 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5: Vivian Werner, "A Richard Wright Story" (story telling/autobiographical), 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14: Peter J. Daly and John F. Myslinski, "Strange Gods" (a novel), 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: Joe Berger, "The Pious Ones" (non-fiction), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: Anna Ornstein, "My Mother's Eyes" (autobiography), 4 p.m.
2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.
Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.
Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 30: Books & Blooms, story time and crafts in the Italian Garden, 10 a.m., free, rain cancels.
Wednesdays, June 22-Sept. 7: Ghost Tours, 7:30 p.m., $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years.
Wednesdays, June 29-Aug. 31: "Wharton on Wednesdays," short stories read by professional actors, 5 p.m., $5 general; members free.
Thursdays, June 23-Sept. 1: Le Café Français, les conversations et les croissants, 8:30 a.m., $10 general, $7 members, reservations required.
Sunday, June 5: "Inspired by Edith" with authors Sophie McManus and Stephanie Clifford, 4 p.m., $10 general; $8 members.
Sunday, June 12: "SculptureNow" opening reception and guided tour, exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture, 3:30 to 7 p.m., free.
Friday, June 24: Free Fun Friday, children's activities and docent talks, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free.
Thursday, June 30: "Rockwell, Wharton, and World War I," conversation with Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Education Tom Daly and Wharton scholar Alan Price, 4 p.m., $10 general; free for members of Norman Rockwell Museum and The Mount.
Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jason Ennis, Natalia Bernal and Jon Suters. Saturday, The Wanda Houston Band. Free. On the terrace.
Thursday, July 7: "Poets on Poets" — Susan Kinsloving on Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Richard Howard, 5 to 6 p.m., $5 general, members free.
Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Armen Donelian Trio. Saturday, Elizabeth Kasius and Heard. Free. On the terrace.
Sunday, July 10: "SculptureNow" guided tour, 11:30 a.m., free.
Monday, July 11: Monday Lecture Series — Biographer Jay Parini discusses his most recent book, "Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jon Suters and friends. Saturday, the Paul Green Quartet. Free. On the terrace.
Monday, July 18: Monday Lecture Series — Writer Louisa Thomas discusses her most recent book, "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Berkshire Jazz Collective. Saturday, Jon Suters and friends. Free. On the terrace.
Monday, July 25: Monday Lecture Series — Critic and scholar Janice P. Nimura discusses her book, "Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, The Benny Sharoni Quartet. Saturday, The Benny Sharoni Quartet. Free. On the terrace.
Sunday, July 31: Word X Word Semifinals. 7 p.m. Local storytellers compete for a spot in the finals to be held during the annual WordXWord Festival, Aug. 9-13. Free. Stable.
Monday, Aug. 1: Monday Lecture Series — Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis discusses his most recent book, "The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer. Saturday, The Bob Meyer Project. Free. On the terrace.
Monday, Aug. 8: Monday Lecture Series — Author Charlotte Gordon discusses her award-winning book, "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelly." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Thursday, Aug. 11: "Touchstones: In Conversation with A.O. Scott," cultural critic and journalist Kate Bolick in conversation with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, 5:30 p.m., $18 general, $15 members.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jason Ennis, Natalia Bernal and Jon Suters. Saturday, Jon Suters and friends. Free. On the terrace.
Sunday, Aug. 14: "SculptureNow" guided tour, 11:30 a.m., free.
Monday, Aug. 15: Monday Lecture Series — Biographer Kate Clifford Larson discusses her recent book, "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Thursday, Aug. 18: "Touchstones: In Conversation with Katie Roiphe," cultural critic and journalist Kate Bolick in an intimate conversation with author Katie Roiphe, 5:30 p.m., $18 general, $15 members.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Elizabeth Kasius and Heard. Saturday, David Caldwell Mason Trio. Free. On the terrace.
Monday, Aug. 22: Monday Lecture Series — Writer Ruth Franklin discusses her forthcoming book, "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Thursday, Aug. 25: "Touchstones: In Conversation with Emma Straub," Kate Bolick in an intimate conversation with novelist Emma Straub, 5:30 p.m., $18 general, $15 members.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jon Suters and friends. Saturday, Wanda Houston Band. Free. On the terrace.
Monday, Aug. 29: Monday Lecture Series — New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester discusses his recent book, "Pacific: A Biography of the Pacific Ocean." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.
Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns for its 1oth season. North Street, Pittsfield, Mass., will be closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street and will be filled with music, performance, food and community activities. 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, June 16: Health theme. Green Mile Road Race and a dance party with DJ BFG on the main stage plus healthy demos from Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness Studio, salsa dance lessons from Alan Franco, chair massages and more.
Thursday, July 21: Food theme. With chef demos and a big Third Thursday birthday bash and the unveiling of the Pittsfield Paintboxes.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Touch-a-Truck theme, featuring every truck your child ever dreamed of in one place. From giant bulldozers to police cars and fire trucks, we will have it all here stretching across the half mile of North Street.
The Trustees of Reservation
Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts
Sunday, May 29: Chinese Garden First Look. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member: $9; Nonmember: $15
Saturday, June 4: Starry Night: Planets, Stars, and the Dark Night. 8-10 p.m. Notchview, Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10
Sunday, June 5, Saturday June 11: Chainsaw Skills for Women. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member: $200; Nonmember: $275.
Saturdays and Sundays, June 5 to Sept. 29: Paddle the Housatonic: Guided Canoe Trips. 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield, Mass. Member Adult: $24; Member Child (9-16): $9; Nonmember Adult: $30; Nonmember Child (9-16): $15
Sunday, June 5: Birding by Song. 6-10 a.m. Notchview, Route 9, Windsor, Mass.
Sunday, June 12: Fern Walk and Botanical Drawing Workshop. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member: $28; Nonmember: $35.
Sunday, June 19: Father's Day Canoe Trip. 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member Adult $24, Kids(9-16) $9; Nonmember Adult $30 Kids (9-16) $15
Saturday, June 25: Naum-kegger, celebrate the summer solstice at Naumkeag! Drinks will flow and the bonfire will glow 5-8 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members: $15, Nonmembers: $25
Thursdays, June 30 -Sept. 29: Naumkeag at Night. 5-8 p.m. Members: $5; Nonmember: $10.
Saturday, July 2: Reptile Round-Up. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Members $5 Nonmembers $10
Saturday, July 2: Owl Prowl. 8-10 p.m. Notchview, Old Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members $5: Nonmembers $10
Sunday, July 3: Trustees Tour of the Skies. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Notchview, Old Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members FREE: Nonmembers $5
Mondays, July 4-Aug. 29: Yoga with a View. 9-10:30 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.
Tuesdays, through Sep 27: Little Sprouts, 9:30-11 a.m. Monument Mountain, Route 7, Great Barrington, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10
Sunday, July 10: The Choates' Return to Naumkeag - Geoffrey Platt and the House that Choate Built. 2-3:30 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $9; Nonmember $15
Sundays, July 10, July 24, and Aug. 14: Tour de Trustees properties. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Notchview, Old Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members $15; Nonmembers $25.
Wednesdays, July 13 to Sept. 28: The Art of Cut Flowers. 10-11 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.
Fridays, July 15, Aug. 19: Full Moon Canoe Trip. 9-10:30 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble. Member $32; Nonmember $40.
Tuesday, July 19: Plein Air Watercolors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $60; Nonmember $75.
Tuesday, July 19: "Thunder" Moon Hike at Notchview. 7-9 p.m. Notchview, Old Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10.
Saturday, July 23: Naumkeag Garden Party. 4-7 p.m. Naumkeag. Under 40: $75; Fletcher Steele Level Ticket: $150; Mabel Choate Level Ticket: $250; 125th Anniversary Level Ticket: $1,250
Saturday, July 23: Midsummer Night Swing. Live music, dance. 8-11 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass.
Tuesday, July 26: Plein Air in Abstract. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $60; Nonmember $75.
Friday, July 29: The Secret Life of Bats. 4-6 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10.
Tuesday, Aug. 2: Plein Air in Style. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $68; Nonmember $85.
Fridays, Aug. 5 to Aug. 26: Mohican Story Hour. 3-4 p.m. Mission House, 19 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. Members free; Nonmembers $5
Saturday, Aug. 6: All the Tea in China. 2-4 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $15; Nonmember $25
Friday, Aug. 12: Free Fun Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Mad Hatter's Tea Party. 2-4 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15; ALL KIDS $5
Saturday, Aug. 20: Teas from the Garden. 2-4 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $9; Nonmember $15.
Sunday-Monday, Sept. 4, 5: Labor Day Canoe Campout. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member $60; Nonmember $75.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
Wednesday, July 6 - Sunday, Aug. 14: Wednesday through Sunday each week. 8 a.m. - approximately 4 p.m. www.vt-summerfestival.com
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206
Tuesday, June 7: "Splendor, Myth and Vision Paintings: Nudes from the Prado at the Clark," Genevieve Hulley. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14: "My Father, Victor Borge," Frederikke Borge. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21: "Joseph McArthur Vance: Architect for the Berkshires and Beyond," Jeffry A. Bradway. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 26: "The Gilded Age – A Concert Event," Jessica Roemischer. Concert. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28: "Past Private Gateposts: Up Winding Drives of Historic Berkshire Houses," Cornelia Brooke Gilder. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5: "A Sneak Peek at The Pirates of Penzance with Julianne Boyd: Barrington Stage at Ventfort Hall," Julianne Boyd. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12: "See and Be Seen: Saratoga in the Victorian Era," Hollis Palmer. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19: "1883: That First Summer of Baseball, Beer and Whiskey," Edward Achorn. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26: "The British Aristocracy from Victorian Decline to the Great War," Gary Darden. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 2: "The Making of Puccini's Madama Butterfly: Berkshire Opera Festival at Ventfort Hall," Jonathon Loy & Brian Garman. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: "When Incandescence Met Iridescence: Edison and Tiffany," Francis Morrone. Tea and Talk.4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16: "Swagger: Portraits of Power," Kathryn Calley Galitz. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 23: "A Toast! To Artful Dining Among the Arias," Francine Segan. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 30: "The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World," David Jaher. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
12 Park Street in Weston, Vt. 802-824-5288, westonplayhouse.org
June 18: Weston Birthday Bash. Join The Vermont Country Store, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, and the town of Weston for a fabulous birthday bash. Parade, birthday cake, and scavenger hunt. Plus, live music, local food and drink, and an evening Playhouse Party performance. Free, but seat reservations are required.
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.
Open July 2-Sept. 4, on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours. 413 532 1651x3110, westregion@TheTrustees.org
Members $5; nonmembers $10.
Saturday, June 4: "Discover Your Old Growth - on the Rivulet Trail," led by naturalist Aimee Gelinas, 10 a.m. to noon.
Sunday, June 12: "Morning Bird walk," on the Rivulet Trail with naturalist John Green from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact: 413-684-0148, notchview@TheTrustees.org.
Thursday, July 7: "Rebels of the Hilltowns Lecture Series," 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 16: "Bryant Day," 10:30 a.m, to 4 p.m. Celebrate Bryant's birthday with "Agriculture in the Hilltowns" theme. Lecturer Brian Donahue, Old Growth Forest walk, contra dancing with The Muddy Roads String Band, historic quilt show and raffle, tours of the Homestead, local historic societies and agricultural product displays.
Saturday, Aug. 6: "Plein Air Painting at Bryant." 1 to 5 p.m. With local landscape artist Paula Gottlieb. Pre-registration required: 413-628-4485, ext. 3, hltoutreach@TheTrustees.org. $68 members; $85 nonmembers.
Friday, Aug. 26: "Rebels of the Hilltowns Lecture Series," 7 p.m.
July 11-15 and July 18-22: Summer Science Lab one-week programs, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for kids to do hands-on science experiments. Open to rising 5th and 6th graders. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or learning-in-action.williams.edu/elementary-outreach/summer-science-lab. Williamstown, Mass.
Williamstown Theatre Festival
July 4: Hear WTF actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply. 1:30 p.m. Williams College's Sawyer Library.
Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
Wednesday, June 29: Firefly Hike And Campfire. 8 p.m. Stories and s'mores followed by a walk among the fireflies in the Sheep Hill meadow
Summer Hike Series
WRLF 30th anniversary guided hike series. All hikes meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sheep Hill and are led by WRLF board and volunteers:
Saturday, June 18: Hopkins Forest
Tuesday, July 19: Stone Hill
Tuesday, Aug. 16: Sara Tenney Trail
Zumba – Dancing in the Streets
Sunday, June 5: Free to watch and shop at, but requires a registration donation to participate in the dancing. Fundraiser Festival for PopCares, Inc. Food, beer, craft vendors, hot dog eating contest, corn hole tourney, DJ 2-6 p.m. Main Street, downtown North Adams, Mass.
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