In the Berkshires

Wednesday May 2, 2012


Women’s Ministries hosts dinner program

The Women’s Ministries Fellowship of First Baptist Church will hold a covered dish supper and program beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Thurs day at the church, 88 South St.

U.S. Marshall John Gibbons will be the guest speaker. Gibbons, who comes from a family long associated with law enforcement, served as a Massachusetts State Trooper for more than 30 years. He is the first African-American in Massachusetts to be sworn in as a U.S. Marshall.

He serves as an ordained Elder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Pres byterian Church in Springfield.

The public is invited to attend both the supper and the program or just the program at 7 p.m.

Those planning to attend the supper are asked to call the church at (413) 442-8592.


Local libraries to host
inspirational speakers

Speakers Nancy Sporborg and Pam Piper will present "It’s Not About the Hike" at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, and again at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Lanesborough Public Library located in back of Town Hall, 83 North Main St.

In 2006 Sporborg and Piper, who call themselves 50-plus non-hikers, began a walking regimen on the sidewalks of their hometown, Keene, N.H.

How their fitness walk evolved into the accomplishment of scaling the 67 highest mountains in New England is the theme of their talk. The discoveries they made along the way about who they are, how to overcome fears, and how to find joy are the subtext.

Their inspirational, often funny, talk is free.

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Friends of the Lanesborough Public Library are sponsors of the program at their respective libraries.

Information: Athenaeum at (413) 499-9480 or Lanes borough Public Library at (413) 442-0222.


HVHS to present
’Dreamcoat’ musical

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District and the performance arts department of Hoosac Valley High School will present this year’s musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the auditorium at Memorial School on Columbia Street.

Stage and choreography di rection is by Kate Frissell, instrumental music and technical direction is by Jacob Keplinger, and vocal direction is by Tim Rougeau.

Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and will be available at the door the evening of the performances.

North Adams:

Community art exhibit opens May 3 at NARH

The Community Art Pro gram at North Adams Reg ional Hospital begins its 13th season with an exhibition of more than 200 works by 19 area artists. Hallways and waiting rooms on four floors of the hospital are filled with artwork.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday with refreshments served in the Short Stay Waiting Area, just off the main lobby. North Adams artist Sharon Carson, the curator, will lead a tour of the exhibit at 6 p.m.

The exhibit includes works in a variety of media, with styles from abstraction to realism. All of the artwork is for sale.

All are welcome to visit the hospital any time to see the art exhibit.

Visitors can pick up a copy of the "Self Guided Tour of the Art Exhibit" at the In formation Desk in the main lobby and walk through the exhibit on four floors of the hospital.

The exhibition will continue through Oct. 19.


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