The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 6



Berkshire Paint & Sip: "Hawaiian Sunset." $30, all painting materials and instruction included, BYOB, 2 to 4 p.m., Camp Waubeeka, 133 Farm Road, Copake, N.Y. Reservations: or 413-205-8346.

Clark Art Institute: Try your hand at drawing en plein air. 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a hike up Stone Hill and pick up a complimentary drawing kit at the outdoor installation "Thomas Schütte: Crystal." 225 South St., Williamstown.

Lauren Clark Fine Art: Reception for the artists of "Color Envy." 4 to 7 p.m. On view through Aug. 28, 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington, 413-528-0432 or

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Art and Civil Rights: An Evening with Maurice "Pops" Peterson." 5 p.m. Explore the relationship between art and the civil rights movement with Peterson, who has reimagined the art of Norman Rockwell to reflect the realities of 21st-century life. Free for museum members or included with museum admission, 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.413-931-2221 or

No. Six Depot: Artist's reception for "Spaces and Perceptions," Michael Lavin Flower exhibits landscape photography. On view through Aug. 31. 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

Ozzie's Glass Gallery: Glass-blowing demonstrations. Noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Information: 413-822-4830 or 1670 Pleasant St., Route 102, South Lee.

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. Infomration: 413-229-2694 or, Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.


42nd Annual Adams Agricultural Fair: Judging of sheep, cattle and goats. Crowning of the fair prince and princess. Horse pull begins at 11 a.m. and runs all day. Local author Jennifer Trainer Thompson, on her latest egg cookbook and her original hot sauce recipe, 11:15 a.m., bring samples of your hot sauce for her to try. Truck pull resumes 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. For children, Bowie the Clown, trained Pups in the Air show, a story hour by the Cheshire librarian and the Terry a la Berry, 1 to 3 p.m. Music by Shine ends the day. Admission $8. adults, $6 6-18 and children free. Information: Bowe Field, Route 8, Adams.

Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice: 35th annual Hiroshima Day Vigil. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Five minutes of silence at 8:15 a.m., the time the A-bomb fissioned above Hiroshima. On the sidewalk around Park Square, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Mall: Family Fun Day. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pokémon Game Tournament, Jay St. Video Games, noon to 6 p.m.; sign-up begins at 10 a.m. Free; prizes for top three winners. Bowey the Clown and B.T.C. Entertainment, noon to 6 p.m. Mary Poppins at Peace Train Tees, noon. Magic Show at Cyberstation, 1 p.m. Face Painting at Bouncy House, 2 p.m. Magic show by Kapt. Kraw at Toy Giant, 4 p.m. Balloon art by Kapt. Kraw at Toy Giant, 5 p.m. Zarvis, Demary & Sacco Band, 2 p.m., near Eastern Mountain Sports. Baseball in the Berkshires, noon to 6 p.m., adjacent to Hollister. Free. Lanesborough.

First Congregational Church of South Egremont: Second Annual Bar-B-Q Ribs Dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Ribs, baked potato, corn on the cob, cornbread, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Adults $15; children ages 5 to 10, $5. Take-out available. Information: 413-528-2368. 34 Main St., South Egremont.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Great Barrington Farmers' Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SNAP/EBT, as well as WIC and SFMNP vouchers accepted. Information: or email 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Lee Congregational Church: 16th Annual Craft Fair & Festival in the Park. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor fair with over 40 booths. Information: or 413-243-1033. Downtown Lee.

Lee Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: First Congregational Church on the Town Green, Lee.

Lenox Town Hall: Democratic State Senate Primary Debate. 11 a.m. Smitty Pignatelli will moderate. 6 Walker St., Lenox.

Mt. Washington Church Fair: Includes Mt. Washington Road Show booth, artisan goods, entertainment and food. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine, Church of Christ, East Street and Cross Road, Mt. Washington.

North Berkshires for Racial Justice: Second community meeting. 3 p.m. Dialogue about racial inequality in our communities, as well as working on further actions. All welcome. New Hope Methodist Church building, 550 W. Main St., North Adams.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. 2 to 4 p.m. Becca Bradford of the Elizabeth Freeman Center on the reality of LGBTQ domestic violence and sexual assault and the services offered through her program. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

St. Mark's Church: Bingo. Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m. Food available. Information: 413-445-4506. Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.

Stephentown: Community Tag Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Stephentown Historical Society. The field next to Gardner's Coffee Shop, 15879 Route 22 in Stephentown, N.Y. Rain date: Sunday, Aug. 7.

Tai Chi for Seniors: Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, free, space is limited. 11 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.


Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for beginners. 9 a.m. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.


Images Cinema: Bright Young Things family-friendly film series. 2 p.m. "April & The Extraordinary World." Film and event details: 50 Spring St., Williamstown.


Bidwell House Museum: Wigwams and Shelter-Building. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the wigwam at the Bidwell House Museum, and learn to build your own shelter with supplies from the forest floor. Members, $10; non-members, $15. Information: 413-528-6888 or 100 Art School Road, Monterey.

Mission House: Colonial Collection Tour. 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Mabel Choate established Mission House property to share her unique collection from objects of daily life in Colonial America. Enjoy the newly-restored Colonial Garden, designed by famed landscape architect Fletcher Steele. Members free, nonmembers $5, children 12 and younger free. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008 or email Main Street, Stockbridge.

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Experience highlights of the Naumkeag as Mabel Choate and Fletcher Steele planned for visitors to see it, weaving in and out of the house and gardens. "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

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

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse Art Lab, 11 a.m. Art-making activities with a fun science twist. Included with regular museum admission. "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Story Time. 10 to 11 a.m. Enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe even a song or two. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Lee Library: Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program Finale — Makerspace 3D Printing Program with Arthur and Peter Evans. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone will design and print 3D toys or objects with the Makespace 3D printer. Ages 8 and older. 100 Main St., Lee.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre: "Seussical Jr." Horton the Elephant, The Cat in The Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and the Who's Down in Whoville, plus many more Dr. Seuss characters, join in a fantastical, magical musical extravaganza. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $10, discounts for groups; 518-392-9292 or 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

Mason Library: Craft: Minecraft Keyrings and Pendants. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ages 7 and older. To register: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Farm Market Kids. 10 a.m. to noon. Stories for ages 2 to 5, along with games, crafts and activities for children up to age 10. Drop-in program for children to participate in while their parents are at the market. Free. Information: 518-325- 4101 or Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y. Legos and Beads!: Children create beaded items they can take home or build with Legos, 1 to 3 p.m., at the library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y., 518-325-4101,

Stockbridge Library: Art workshop with Ana Ruiz-Castillo. Hands-on art with a gifted artist and sculptor. School-age children. Pre-registration suggested; 413-298-5501 or 46 Main St., Stockbridge.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "The Doomsday Clock." 3 p.m. The invention and use of the atomic bomb (on this date in 1945) dramatically increased humanity's chances of self-destruction. The Doomsday Clock, started by atomic scientists in 1947, has since recorded that ever-changing possibility. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Douglas Brooks, "Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding." 4 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: 28 years of folk music and dance in the Berkshires. Concerts, workshops, hours of dancing, Activities 4 Kids, delightful Family Stage, international food and crafts, Tickets and information: 860-364-0366 or Dodds Farm, 44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Lenox Library: Lectures For Tanglewood 2016, presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University. 2:30 to 4 p.m. "Chopin's Second Piano Concerto and Strauss's Merry Pranks." 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mass MoCA: Mariachi Flor de Toloache, 8 p.m. New York City's first all-female mariachi band. $16 students, $22 day of, $28 preferred; 413-662-2111 or Dré Pavilion or Club B10. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Singer, songwriter and record producer Caroline Doctorow will perform in The Great American Folk Song Revival. 4 p.m. Folk hits of the early '60s. Ms. Doctorow will also present original compositions and discuss what it was like to grow up in a home with her late father, world renowned author E.L. Doctorow. Hilltop Barn at the Park, which is across Route 22 from the library, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Paddle the Housatonic: Guided Canoe Trips, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the river's history and what is happening to restore some of its most precious habitats and species. Paddles, life preservers and boats are provided. Member: Adult, $24; child 9 to 16, $9, Nonmember: Adult, $30; child 9 to 16, $15. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Becket Land Trust: Becket historic quarry and trails. Quarry Museum and self-guided tour of nature preserve and 100 years of historic artifacts. Docent led tours of Becket Historic Quarry off-site permanent exhibit open at Mullen House Education Center, 12 Brooker Hill Road, Becket, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, Free admission. Trails and self-guided tour open in daylight hours year round. Quarry, corner Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket,

Housatonic River Cleanup: Volunteers needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work gloves and trash bags will be provided. Old clothes, a hat, sunscreen, old sneakers or waterproof boots/waders, a water bottle (or two) and sunglasses are recommended. Picnic lunch at Fred Garner Park. Information: BEAT, 413-230-7321 or; HVA at 413-394-9796, Meet at 9 a.m. at Fred Garner Park, Pomeroy Avenue, Pittsfield.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: "Parkitecture." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Stockbridge Library: Cemetery Walk — "The Red Lion Inn: From Stagecoach Stop to Community Center." 4 p.m. $5 donation requested. Information: 413-298-5501 or Meet at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102), Stockbridge.


Berkshire Comedy Festival: Featuring Paul Anthony, Bryan McKenna, Christine O'Leary and Rob Falcone, plus surprise comedians. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35, pre-sale $25 (while they last); 413-528-0100 or Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 12 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park: Third annual free outdoor production: Shakespeare's "The Tempest." 8 p.m. Information: First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Starlight Stage Youth Theatre: stage adaptation of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," directed by Brandon Burns. 2 p.m. Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $7 children. First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown.

The 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

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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