The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 14



Clark Art Institute: Summer Sunday: "Arts Alive," characters inspired by the summer exhibition "Splendor, Myth, and Vision greet visitors in the form of wandering, living statues, art-making activities are available throughout the afternoon, 1 to 4 p.m.; twice Grammy-nominated guitarist Jose Lezcano performs at 1 p.m., free with admission, 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303 or

Sheffield Historical Society: "Where the Berkshires Began," an exhibit on Sheffield, the oldest town in Berkshire County. Weekends through Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-2694,

The Mount: Artist-guided tour of "REMIX," an outdoor sculpture exhibition presented by sSculptureNow and The Mount, free, meet at the ticket booth, 11:30 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox;,, 413-623-2068 or 413-551-5111.


Basketball Tournament: Four on Four Blue Challenge open to boys & girls in grades 3-12, $15 per person includes T-shirt, food & drink, Dorothy Amos Park, West Street, Pittsfield. Register: Rob at 413-441-1518 or

Berkshire Center for Justice: 10-year anniversary celebration, music by Darren Todd and Friends Jazz Band, original poetry by Ted Thomas, wine and hors d'oeuvres, $35 contribution, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., "The Clearing," 247 East St., Alford. Tickets:, 413-854-1955 or

Breakfast: Choice of pancakes or French toast, eggs, sausage, home fries & toast, $6, sponsored by American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion, 66 Tunnel St., Readsboro, Vt.

Hinsdale Lions Club: Pork roast, scalloped potato, vegetable and assorted homemade cakes dinner, $12; $5 kids under 12, take-out available, noon to 4 p.m., Middlefield Fair, 7 Bell Road, Middlefield.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: John Wheeler, local wild mushroom enthusiast and founding member of the Berkshire Mycological Society, will speak to the joys of mushroom identification, seasons & habitats, 6 p.m., Bascom Lodge, 3 Summit Road, Adams, 413-743-1591.

Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow: 11th annual event, award-winning Arvel Bird & the Aztec Dancers, tickets at gate, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., grand entry at 1 p.m., Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St., Bennington, Vt., Information:


Dog Film Festival: Two separate programs of entirely different canine-themed films for all ages, each screening is approximately 90-100 minutes long and includes documentary, animated and live-action shorts that illuminate the human-canine bond, proceeds benefit Berkshire Humane Society, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets: $15 per screening, online or at the door. Information: or 413-528-0100.

Health & Fitness

Community Yoga: Led by Beth Seongwan Fehrensen, beginner friendly, gentle to moderate, Kripalu yoga class followed by an optional 15-minute zazen meditation practice, bring mats and props, pay what you can, suggested donation $10, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Pittsfield Sangha: Meditative Book Study, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.


Mission House: Colonial Collection Tour features Mabel Choate's unique collection of objects from daily life in Colonial America and Colonial Garden designed by landscape architect Fletcher Steele, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008 or email

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m.; "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m., 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or

Kids' Stuff

Barrington Stage Youth Theatre: "The Wiz," a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," ages 5 and older welcome, $16 adult, $12 youth, 2 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-236-8888 or

Bushnell-Sage Library: "The Magical Potter's Wheel," fun-filled pottery demonstration with Pied Potter Rick Hamelin, fun for the whole family, 3:30 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Sleeping Beauty," free, 11 a.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Peter J. Daly and John F. Myslinski, "Strange Gods," a novel, 3 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, or 413-637-3390.


Drum/Bugle Corps: Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, 413-281-1216 or Betsy Halla, 413-822-5235.

Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series: The Adam Ezra Group, a jam band from New England, bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs, food and beverage vendors available, 2 p.m., Colgrove Park, North Church Street, North Adams.

Sevenars Music Festival: "Jerry Noble and Friends, Piano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Guitar," jazz improvisations with clarinet wizard Bob Sparkman, $20 suggested donation, 4 p.m., Sevenars Academy, off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington, 413-238-5854 or


Guided Canoe Trips: Paddle the Housatonic, learn about the river's history and habitat & species restoration efforts, paddles, life preservers and boats provided; 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Bartholomew's Cobble: 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield. Prices: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Family-Friendly Hike, suitable for families with children, 1 to 3 miles on easy to moderate trail, meet at the Greylock Glen, Adams, 11 a.m.; Boreal Forest Walk, 2 p.m., on the summit, 3 Summit Road, Adams, 413-499-4262.


Capitol Steps: Political satire, "What to Expect When You're Electing," 8 p.m., Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or

Lauren Clark Fine Art: Douglass Truth's "An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself," 90-minute one-woman show, 4 p.m., 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington. Tickets: $15 at the door or

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.


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