In the Berkshires: First Baptist Church to host turkey dinner

Friday May 4, 2012


First Baptist Church to host turkey dinner

A turkey dinner and bake sale will be held Saturday in the Assembly Hall of First Baptist Church, 88 South St. Dinner will be served family style, continuously from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Donations are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will be used for camperships and for the mission work of Women's Ministries Fellowship.

Reservations: Evelyn La Ragione at (413) 442-8592.


Cooking demo, lunch
inspired by exhibit

Berkshire Museum presents "It's Not Just For the Birds," a cooking demonstration and lunch with caterer, educator and food consultant Anna Gershenson, at noon on Saturday.

This event is inspired by the Museum's current exhibition, "Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds."

Gershenson is a supporter of local, seasonal and organic food and her recipes have been featured in the Boston Globe and the Toronto Star.

Recipes will be supplied. The cost is $18, members $16. Reservations are requested at (413) 443-7171, ext. 10.


‘Lost Boy of Sudan'
to speak Saturday

Gabriel Bol Deng, an inspirational speaker and activist, will share his transformational story as one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan" from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Shakespeare and Company, 70 Kemble St.

The evening will include music with jazz musician Rodney Mashia and Friends, a performance by international art activist Gabrielle Senza, African storytelling by global entrepreneur Amber Chand, refreshments and an opportunity to shop for gifts created locally and globally.

Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Hope for Ariang.


Scholarship winners
to perform concert

The five winners of Berkshire Lyric's 2012 Young Singers Scholarship program will be featured at the annual Young Musicians Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church.

They will share this program with Berkshire Lyric's Blafield Children's Chorus and Berk shire Singers teen chorus.

The five singers include Liz Butler of Pittsfield, Kyle Miller of Dalton, Sophia Santore of Williamstown, Dan White of Dalton, and Mary-Alice Wieland of Hinsdale.

Auditions were open to young singers ages 14 to 21 who reside in Berkshire County and the surrounding areas.

Information: www.berk or (413) 298-5365.


Young actors perform
Shakespeare's works

Celebrating the work of younger artists, Shakespeare & Young Company performances will take place at 7 tonight and 4 p.m. on Sunday in Founders' Theatre, 70 Kemble St.

Shakespeare & Young Company sessions, which run in the spring and summer, offer high school and college students a chance to explore scene work in-depth scene work.

Friday's performance includes two pieces called "Trials" and "Come Woo Me, Woo Me." Sunday's performance is titled "Man Woman Other."

Tickets at $15 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and under are available through the box office at (413) 637-3353 or online at


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