In the Berkshires: Athenaeum to present free family concert

Tuesday July 24, 2012


Athenaeum to present free family concert

David Polansky will present a family concert featuring interactive singing, dancing and on-the-spot lyric writing, at 1 p.m. on Wed nesday in the Berkshire Ath enaeum auditorium.

This 45-minute family event is free. No registration is required, but children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age.


Neighborhood Watch meeting Wednesday

The Morningside Initia tive's Neighborhood Devel op ment committee invites residents and community members to continue the discussion on making the neighborhood stronger at a meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Morningside Community School.

The Morningside Initiative and community members will discuss steps to build a safer neighborhood including strengthening the Neigh borhood Watch efforts.

Information: Pete White at or leave a message at (413) 464-9044.


Hilltowns art show to open Thursday

The sixth annual Hilltowns Art Show and Sale sponsored by the Mullen House Education Center will run from Thursday through Sat urday, Aug. 25, in the gallery space of the newly restored historic 1845 facility at 12 Brooker Hill Road (corner Route 8) in North Becket Village.

The show features work by local artists who capture the beauty of the Hilltowns countryside.

Artists represented are: Abby DuBow of Hinsdale; Sean McCusker of Middle field; Joan Davidson, H. David Stein, Judith Koppel, Harriet Pollack, Dorothy Napp Schindel, Lorraine Klags brun and Paula Stern of Becket; and Jean Gaitenby, Peri Sossaman and Natalie Birrell of Huntington, among others.

The gallery will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Sat ur days from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

A gala "last call" reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, to coordinate with the Becket Arts Center's Members' Show reception, located across the street at 7 Brooker Hill Road. All are invited.


Church On The Hill hosts annual craft fair

Church On The Hill will present its 25th annual Fine Arts and Quality Crafts Fair at Lilac Park, Main Street. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine. Admission to the fair is free.

Seventy-five specially sel ect ed artists and artisans will present wares ranging from pottery to jewelry, watercolors and woodcarvings, statuary, furniture, clothing, toys and books, stained glass, photography, wire sculpture, shell art, collage and more.

All the objects are hand-made by the local and regional vendors.

A pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Luncheon will be served both days from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Homemade pies and dess erts will be available.

Information: Amy at (413) 441-9220 or the Church Office at (413) 637-1001 or visit

All proceeds go to the work and mission of the Church On The Hill.


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