The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 7

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Art

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser for The Gentle Giants Relay for Life Team. 4 to 6 p.m. "Patriotism — American Flag," $35. All painting materials, light snack and donation included. BYOB. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: Summer Sunday — "Body, Art, and Soul." 1-4 p.m. Indulge in a therapeutic massage, get your face or body painted, or investigate the ancient practice of body modification with a new piercing from Arte Bella Tattoo. Musical stylings of guitarist Jose Lezcano. Free with admission. 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303 or clarkart.edu.

Ozzie's Glass Gallery: Glass-blowing demonstrations. 1 and 4 p.m. Information: 413-822-4830 or OzziesGlass@gmail.com. 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. Information: 413-229-2694 or sheffieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com, www.sheffieldhistory.org Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Community

42nd Annual Adams Agricultural Fair: Ox Pull, judging of sheep, cattle and goats and Pups in the Air, all at 11:30 a.m. Tom Riccardi, "Birds of Prey" program. Sheep shearing at 1 p.m. Wood crafters, Bizzke Lizzie's Artistic Far. Rumor playing from 1-4 p.m. Demolition derby, 2 p.m.; local drivers are welcome to bring their vehicles. Admission $8. adults, $6 6-18 and children free. Information: Adams-Agricultural-Fair.org. Bowe Field, Route 8, Adams.

Dalton American Legion: American Legion Riders Post 155, Freedom Ride 2016. Registration, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast available. Ride at 11 a.m. Food, drink and entertainment follow. Truckload raffle drawing. Information: facebook.com/ALRPost155DaltonMA. 258 North St., Dalton.

Hoosac Valley Motorcycle Club: Annual Nut and Bolt Poker Run. "Ride at your own pace" ride using a route sheet with directions. 9 to 11 a.m. start. $10 fee to get cards at the end of the ride to win. Food available to purchase. Information: Ed Bishop, 413-738-5246 or bishop1231@fairpoint.net. HVMC Clubhouse, off Alger Street, Adams.

Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment: Variety show featuring Patrick Alaggio with the Bleeker Street Musician's Guild; Jess & Jullisa; Colleen, Fred & Ben; Forrest Hicks and GOLF Gospel Singers; Kim & Sharon; Normajean Marchegiani with MC: Al Scaia, and ice cream social. 1 p.m. $12 adults, $5 kids 12 and younger. Bullock Building, 7012 Main St., Readsboro, Vt.

Solomon Wright Library: Community celebration for the library's 50th birthday. Starline Rhythm Boys and the Hale Mountain Pickers, ice cream and cake. Brief remarks by residents Willie Jones, board member, and Rep. Bill Botzow, 2:15 p.m. Information: 802-823-5400.

Dance

Berk. South Regional Community Center: Sunday Tea Dance. 2:15 to 4:45 p.m. For adults including seniors.Forty-five minute dance technique class, foloowed by dancing. Tea and light snacks. $10 per person at the door. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Film

Images Cinema: Bright Young Things family-friendly film series. 12:30 p.m. "April & The Extraordinary World." Film and event details: imagescinema.org. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

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

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

History

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 naumkeag@thetrustees.org. Main Street, Stockbridge.

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. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West 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 barringtonstageco.org. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Little Red Riding Hood." 11 a.m. Free. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Literary

New Lebanon Library: New Lebanon Book Group. 11 a.m. The book to be discussed is "The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson. Newcomers welcome. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.Music

Bascom Lodge: Rakish Paddy. 6 p.m. Foot-stomping Celtic music. Free. Followed by dinner at 7 p.m. (one seating only). Reservations needed for dinner: 917-680-0079 or email mail@bascomlodge.net. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Berkshire Lyric: Chamber choir Ubi Caritas in a series of choral concerts to raise money for Berkshire County food pantries. Worship service, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, Stockbridge. Concert, 2 p.m., at Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South County in Housatonic. Concert, 4 p.m., at St. Mark's R.C. Church in Pittsfield. Free; free-will offering taken.

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.

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 FalconRidgeFolk.com. Dodds Farm, 44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Sevenars Music Festival: "Young Artist to Watch," inaugural program with George Bowerman, pianist and Springfield native, 4 p.m. $20 (suggested donation). Information: 413-238-5854 or sevenars.org. Sevenars Academy, off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington.

Outdoors

Arrowhead: Annual Hike Up Monumnt Mountain. 9:30 a.m. Celebrate the historic day in 1850 when Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne first met and became friends. Hike includes a reading of William Cullen Bryant's famous poem about the mountain and a champagne-style toast. Free. Meet in the parking lot of Monument Mountain on Route 7, Great Barrington.

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 cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Family-Friendly Hike, 11 a.m., suitable for families with children, 1 to 3 miles on easy to moderate trail. Meet at the Greylock Glen, Adams. Boreal Forest Walk. 2 p.m., on the summit Information: 413-499-4262. Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Theater

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: "An Intimate Evening with Kelli O'Hara, Broadway's golden girl," 7 p.m., $34 to $100, mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100.. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

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

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 cranwell.com.

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 news@berkshireeagle.com; 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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