In the Berkshires

Saturday July 28, 2012


Renovations close
Christian Center store

The Christian Center’s free clothing store, "The Bout ique," will be closed Monday through Tuesday, Aug. 14, for renovations. The store will reopen Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The store is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Beginning immediately, donations are not being accepted and should not be dropped off at The Christian Center during renovations.

For additional information about The Christian Center, visit


AHS Class of ‘52
to hold reunion

The Adams High School Class of 1952 will hold its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Anyone having information on classmates Joan Lillie, Frank Bednarz or William Smith or anyone interested in attending, may contact Marge Bissaillon, 12 Orchard St., Adams, MA 01220.

Responses and payments should be received by Aug. 1.


Democrats plan
meeting Tuesday

The Becket Democratic Committee will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Town Hall. All Becket voters are invited to attend the monthly meetings.

Currently, the primary focus is planning toward the 2012 election cycle. The committee will discuss the potential of surveying both Democratic and Independent voters in the community to learn their top issues.


Tanglewood history
subject of lecture

Richard Houdek will speak on "Family Memories, Three Decades," his experiences in Lenox with the music and the personalities of Tanglewood, at noon on Sunday at The Lenox Library.

Houdek is arts editor and columnist of Berkshire Home style Magazine, arts critic for The Berkshire Eagle, and co-innkeeper at the Walker House in Lenox.

The noon lecture will cap a morning at the library, beginning with an hour of music in the reading park by the students of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Coffee and pastries from Shots Café will be available for purchase.

Following the music, the library director will lead a tour of the historic courthouse building that has served as the library’s headquarters since 1874.

Houdek’s lecture will end a morning of music and history in recognition of the 75th anniversary of hosting concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the grounds of Tanglewood.

The music, tour, and lecture are free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Information: (413) 637-2630.


Cellist, pianist perform
Noontime Concert

The ninth annual Summer Noontime Concert series at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 35 Park St., continues Monday with a program by Bennington cellist Perri Morris and pianist Scott Bailey, featuring works by Brahms and Boccherini.

The concert begins at noon and lasts 45 minutes. Admission is free; voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are welcome. Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the concert. St. John’s will provide drinks and cookies.

The series will continue on Mondays through Aug. 27, and will feature musicians from Williamstown, Bennington, New York, and Boston. Infor mation:


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