The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 21



Richmond Historical Society: Exhibit dedicated to the memory of Jackie Rawson, vice president, leader and friend of the society, views of Howes Brothers photographs from 1903, as well as some Then & Now prints featuring Richmond homes, 2 to 4 p.m. Town historian Gloria Morse discusse ways students spent their days in the schoolroom and other daily chores during the 1920s and 1930s Northeast Schoolhouse, corner of Summit and Swamp Roads, Richmond.

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,

Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts Show: Over 80 artisans and crafters who will display their work ranging from paintings to ceramics, firberware to glass blowing. All exhibitors are jury selected. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grounds of the Town Offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St., Stockbridge.

The White Gallery: Artist Talk — "Crossing the Line" with artists JoAnne Kalish, Joe DiMaggio and Dennis Wheeler. 1 p.m. 342 Main St., Lakeville, Conn.; 860-435-1029,


99th Annual Heath Fair: Entertainment, food, pulls and draws including kids' garden tractor pull, exhibits, wagon rides, parade, speakers, kids games, fireworks, square dance, library book sale, ADGA goat show and agricultural tent. Adults $8, seniors $6, children (9 and younger, free. All entertainment under cover. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Heath Fairgrounds, Heath;

Berkshire Dream Center: Back-to-School free hair cut and a backpack school-aged children. 1 to 4 p.m., 69 Union St., North Adams. Infomration: 413-522-3495 or email

Clark Art Institute: Summer Sundays Program featuring Boston Circus Guild. Professional aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists perform daring feats of performance art, from 1 to 4 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown,

Lenox Library: Gigantic Annual Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Pancake breakfast: To benefit Adams Babe Ruth Lassie League; $7 for adults, $5 for senior and children younger than 12. 8 to 11 a.m., St. Mary's Parish Hall, 159 Church St., Cheshire.

Health & Fitness

Dewey Hall: Community Yoga with Beth Seongwan Fehrensen, beginner friendly, gentle to moderate Kripalu yoga class followed by an optional 15-minute zazen meditation practice, bring a mat and props, pay what you can, suggested donation $10, 6 to 7:15 p.m., 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, enjoy the Colonial garden designed by famed 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," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 2:30 p.m., 20 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or

Kids' Stuff

Clark Art Institute: Summer Sunday: "Bodies in Motion" with performances by the Boston Circus Guild, 1 to 4 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303 or Free with admission.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Three Little Pigs", 11 a.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Barrington Stage Company: Conversations With ... series, "Discussing Different Methods of Communication in Deaf Culture," lip-reading versus signing and why the deaf community's debate over communication is a hot topic. 2 p.m., Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Reservations suggested, 413-236-8888 or

Stockbridge Congregational Church: Lecture and PowerPoint presentation on mountaintop removal mining Jim Hecker, environmental enforcement project director at Public Justice, a public interest law firm based in Washington, D.C. 12:30 p.m., 4 Main St., Stockbridge. Information: 413-298-3137 or 413-528-6842.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Frederick Pollack, "A Poverty of Words" (poetry), 7 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox;, 413-637-3390.


Bascom Lodge: Oakes & Smith perform an acoustic mix of folk and pop with voices blending in close harmonies, 6 p.m. Jazz dinner with the Wes Brown Trio with Jill Connolly; choice of shorts ribs, scallops or vegetarian meal, $34 to $36 per person. 7 to 9 p.m. dining room of lodge, summit of Mount Greylock, Adams. Reservations: 413-743-1591,

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: Wild Adriatic, a rock band known for its heavy, scorching guitar and blues undertones, bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs, food and beverage vendors available, 2 p.m., Colgrove Park, North Church Street, North Adams.

Stockbridge Sinfonia: Concerts in celebration of 20th anniversary of its scholarship program. Works by Von Suppe, Bach, Khachaturian, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Sibelius and Strauss. Free-will donation. 7 p.m., Lenox Memorial High School Duffin Theatre, 197 East St, Lenox.

Temple Anshe Amunim: : "Tikkun Olam — To Repair the World — A Tribute to American Icon Pete Seeger." Admission $15, beverages and dessert included. 7 p.m. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield, 413-442-5910, Ext. 10, email or


Guided Canoe Trips: Paddle the Housatonic, learn about the river's history and what is happening to restore habitats and species; paddles, life preservers and boats provided, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble: 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield. Pricing information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email

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.

Mumbet's Walk to Freedom: Commemorating Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman, the enslaved woman who successfully sued for her freedom in 1781. Walk begins at the Ashley House, 117 Cooper Hill Road., Ashley Falls and ends at the Sheffield Historical Society, 159 Main St., Sheffield. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To participate: email or call 413-229-0490.


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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Branagh Theatre: "Romeo and Juliet" in HD broadcast in high definition on the Mahaiwe screen, 1 p.m. $17. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. or 413-528-0100.

WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes play reading series, ""Samsara," 3 p.m., No. Six Depot Roastery and Café, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge. Tickets: $10,, 1-800-838-3306.

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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