In the Berkshires: Taconic class of '91 plans 20th reunion

Wednesday July 11, 2012

The Taconic High School class of 1991 will hold its 20th reunion, one year late, on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Wahconah Park.

Join fellow classmates for a guys against gals softball game on the field of Wahconah Park. After the game, there will be a barbecue and a disc jockey for dancing.

Game time is from 6 to 7 p.m.; sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Those wishing may skip the game and come for the barbecue and dancing. The event is for adults only.

The cost is $40 per person or $60 per couple. Make checks payable to Jackie Wendling and mail to 141 Balance Rock Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

RSVP by Monday, July 30; return insert with the RSVP and check. Any questions, contact Wendling at (978) 810-1182.

Great Barrington:

Playwrights Lab to stage readings

Berkshire Playwrights Lab announces the titles and directors of its next three staged readings of new plays.

"Release Point" by Gino DiIorio, directed by Jeff Zinn, will be presented tonight; "Apesh!t" by Philip Gerson, directed by Bob Jaffe, on July 23; and "Existing Privilege" by James DeMarse, directed by Matthew Pennon, on Aug. 8. The last reading of the season on Aug. 22 is to be announced.

All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St.

There is no charge for admission, however, BPL suggests a $10 donation to help offset its programming costs. Reservations: (413) 528-0100 or visit the Mahaiwe box office in person. Information:


Adult reading program to present folktales

The Lee Library Asso ciation invites the community to an Evening of Inter national Folktales at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the J. Peter Scolforo Gallery at the library, 100 Main St.

The program is presented by Library board members Zoe Dalheim, Judy Nardacci and Dolores Birch, and special guest Vera Kalm. Folktales from Greece, Italy and Hungary will be presented as well as a tale from the American South.

This program is an event of the Adult Summer Reading Program, "Between the Covers" and is free and open to the public.



Children’s chorus to sing at Tanglewood

Berkshire Lyric announces that its own Blafield Child ren’s Chorus has been invited to sing at Tanglewood as part of the Boston Symph ony Orchestra’s Education and Community Engage ment Program.

The chorus, made up of Berkshire children ages 6 to 13, will present a 30 minute program at the Tappan House at 9 a.m. on Friday. They will then be guests at that morning’s rehearsal of the BSO in the Shed.

The chorus will be singing music from their 2011-2012 season of concerts. They are led by Berkshire Lyric’s Artistic Director Jack Brown and will be accompanied by Joe Rose.

Friday’s concert at Tanglewood and the entire morning’s educational program is free and open to all year-round residents. Info rmation: Darlene White at the BSO,


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