The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 28



Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild: Fine art show and sale, 30-plus local artists in diverse media. Noon to 3 p.m., 1854 Historic Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge, 413-441-6372.

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,


City of North Adams: 6th Annual Motorama. Main, Holden and Eagle streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown North Adams. Motorama Drive-In screening of "Grease the Sing-a-long!", 8:30 p.m., Center Street parking lot behind 85 Main St. Concessions available.

Clark Art Institute: Summer Sundays Program — Learning about El Siglo de Oro, the Golden Age of the Spanish nobility. Art-making activities, Boston-based theater troupe Pazzi Lazzi performs three original scenarios in the commedia dell'arte style of theater presented at the royal court of King Philip II of Spain, collector of many works on view in the special exhibition "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," from 1 to 4 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown,

Dog Friendly NAMA: Dog Park Positive Role Model Pre-Launch & Play Date Sign Ups, 12-1:30 p.m., Common Folk, 33 Main St. North Adams.

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


Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site: Celebration of Gen. John Stark's 288th birthday, tour followed by cake. 1 p.m., hilltop parking area of the site, Route 67, near North Hoosick, N.Y., 518-860-9094.

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

Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum: "Louisa May Alcott, Her Life and Passions" with Jan Turnquist, executive director of the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House. 3 p.m., 67 East Road, Adams; 413-743-7121,

Kids' Stuff

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


Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment: "A Verbal Walking Tour of Readsboro" by videographer historian Al Scaia, 1:30 p.m., E.J. Bullock Building, 7012 Main St., Readsboro, Vt.

Temple Anshe Amunim: 49th annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Memorial Foundation Lecture, "Election 2016: Which Path Will America Choose?" with Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former Democratic National Committee chairman. 7:30 p.m., 26 Broad St., Pittsfield; 413-442-5910 or


12th Annual Sugar Hill Folk Festival: Featuring Heather Pierson, The Lords of Liechtenstein and Berkshire County's Bernice Lewis with Dan Broad and Mariah Colorado. Appropriate for all ages. 2 to 4 p.m., Sugar Hill Senior Living Community, on the lawn of the Crane Mansion, 45 Main St., Dalton.

Bascom Lodge: Moonshine Holler, two-person music festival capturing the essence of American Southern roots music on fiddle, banjo, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele, 6 p.m., summit of Mount Greylock, Adams; 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: Blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis world-renowned for his high-powered live shows. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs, food and beverage vendors available, 2 p.m., Colegrove Park, North Church Street, North Adams.


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.


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

Taconic Stage Co.: "Lombard" by Michael B. Druxman, starring Susan Fullerton. Tickets: $20 (senior citizens and students pay-what-you-can). 3 p.m., St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y., or 800-838-3006.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Staged reading of "Wedding Secrets II, Samantha's Turn" by Joe Starzyk, 2 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Adult language and content; not recommended for children.

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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