The Berkshires Calendar for July 16



En Plein Air Drawing: Enjoy a hike up Stone Hill and pick up a complimentary drawing kit at the outdoor installation "Thomas Schütte: Crystal," 1 to 4 p.m., Clark Art Institute,225 South St., Williamstown.


Berkshire County Beekeepers: Hive inspection by state honeybee inspector Ken Warchol, members only, time and location with registration,

Berkshire Woodworkers Guild: Fine Woodworking Show and Silent Auction featuring craftsman from the Berkshires, Columbia County and surrounding areas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge,

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

Can and Bottle Drive: Pittsfield Lions Club accepts all soda, beer, tea, juice and water in glass or clear plastic (PEET) bottles or aluminum cans, deposit or no deposit. No wine bottles. Eyeglasses, cell phones and ink cartridges also accepted. Information or pick up: 413-448-2855.

Church Tag Sale: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, Richmond Congregational Church, 1515 State Road, Richmond.

Community Block Picnic: Hosted by Village Ambulance Explorer Post 911 with food, entertainment, games, bike & car show, education & displays by area ambulance companies, police & fire departments, Berkshire County Sheriff's Department, noon to 6 p.m., Williamstown Elementary School, 115 Church St., Williamstown.

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.

Gardening Class: Ron Kujawski, gardening columnist for The Berkshire Eagle, will present gardening tips and answer questions, program of Western Mass. Master Gardeners, 10 a.m., demonstration gardens behind Springside House, Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield. To register or information: Jim McCarthy, 413-637-2940 or

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

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

Library Book Sale: Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, puzzles, games, vinyl records, VHS tapes, free admission, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum: 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480.

Norman Rockwell Models Reunion: Meet the faces behind the paintings, models will share their experiences in talks, panel discussions, print signings, 1 to 5 p.m., Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-298-4100,

Pipeline Protest: "On Spectacle Pond: Resisting The Pipeline" kick-off rally with music, speakers on current legal, legislative and state-wide pipeline activities, at noon, Gazebo behind the Town Hall, Main Street, Great Barrington, followed by Solidarity Rally with musicians, speakers and a flotilla of kayaks and canoes from 2 to 4 p.m., Lower Spectacle Pond/Otis State Forest, Cold Spring Road, Sandisfield.

Repair Cafe: Bring broken or damaged items (lamps, vacuum cleaners, small appliances, clothing & fabric items) to get repaired for free, 1-5 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

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,

"World of Owls": Love owl presentation with Julie Collier of Wingmasters, all ages welcome, 11 a.m., Stockbridge Library, 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501 or


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


Mahaiwe Film Noir Classics Series: "Sunset Boulevard" (1950), a dramatic study of Hollywood behind the scenes starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, 7 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: 14 Castle St., Great Barrington,, 413-528-0100.

Mass MoCA: "The Triplets of Belleville" with score performed live by composer Benoît Charest and his 9 piece Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville band, 8:30 p.m., Courtyard C or Hunter Center, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, 413-662-2111 or


Mission House: Colonial Collection Tour. Mabel Choate established Mission House property to share her unique collection from objects of daily life in Colonial America. Tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 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, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email

William Cullen Bryant Homestead: Bryant Day, "Agriculture in the Hilltowns" theme. Lecturer Brian Donahue, Old Growth Forest walk, contra dancing, historic quilt show and raffle, tours of the homestead, local historic societies and agricultural product displays. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 207 Bryant Road, Cummington.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: "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. Enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe even a song or two, 10 to 11 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Farm Market Kids: Drop-in program for children to participate in while their parents are at the farmers market, stories for ages 2-5, along with games, crafts & activities for children up to age 10, offered by Roeliff Jansen Library from 10 a.m. to noon, at Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Great Barrington Historical Society: "Colonial Children, Life as Children Knew it in the 18th Century" for ages 6 to 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Historical Society Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead, Main Street, Great Barrington. Reservations required: 413-591-8702.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre: "The Frog Prince," tickets $10 for all ages, discounts for groups, 10:30 a.m., 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292,

Mason Library: Spark Plug Family Saturdays: Games!, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; BerkCirque Circus Arts, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

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

Legos and Beads!: Children create beaded items they can take home, or build with Legos, 1 to 3 p.m., Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y., 518-325-4101,


Heritage State Park: "What's On Your Face? A History of Beards." Explore the history of beards and how their style reflected the times, 3 p.m., Visitor's Museum, Building 4, Route 8, North Adams, 413-663-6312.

Sandisfield Arts Center: "After the Fall: The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo's 'Adam'," presented by George Wheeler, director of Conservation at Columbia University and a research scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4 p.m., 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, 413-258-4100 or


Berkshire Museum: Author Barbara Krauthamer will discuss her book, "Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery," highlighting 19th century photographs of enslaved and free African Americans, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171 or

Chatham Bookstore: Gerald Moore Reads from his memoir "LIFE Story: The Education of an American Journalist," 5 to 7 p.m., 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-3005,

Richmond Free Public Library: Talk about the history of New England women in the 1700s and booksiging with Carole Owens, Colonial refreshments, 11:30 a.m., 2821 State Road, Richmond.

Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lecture: "Music of Life and Death: Ives, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss's Heavenly Four Last Songs" by Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox.


Mohawk Trail Concerts: Andrew Garland, baritone, and Estela Olevsky, piano, performing Schumann's Dichterliebe followed by folk and Broadway songs. 7:30 p.m., Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Tickets: and at the box office.

Tannery Pond Concerts: Pianist Stephen Hough performing a program of Schubert, Franck, Liszt, and a sonata of his own, 8 p.m. at Tannery on Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School grounds, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y., or 888-820-1696.

Summer Concert Series: Corey Zink and County Line., traditional and contemporary country favorites, refreshments, 1 p.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information or RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Village Harmony: Traveling teen ensemble performs American gospel and shape-songs, Macedonian & Bulgarian songs, South African songs & dances, Corsican songs, Renaissance pieces, 7:30 p.m., West Cummington Community Church, 27 West Main St., Cummington.


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,

Guided Canoe Trips: Paddle the Housatonic, paddles, life preservers and boats are provided, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email

Hebert Arboretum: Nature trails walk. 11 a.m., Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield, 413-443-5348.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Thoreau Hike. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Notch Road gate parking lot, 300 feet up from the intersections of Reservoir and Notch roads, off Route 2, North Adams. Recommended for ages teen to adult. Information: 413-499-4262.


Hubbard Hall's Shakespeare in the Park: "Othello," 7 p.m., at The Commons, Greenwich, N.Y. Rain will move performance to St. Joseph's Church,36 Bleecker St., Greenwich, N.Y.

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

PS21: "Shtick 'Em Up! Summer Shtick," an evening of comic mayhem, 8 p.m., Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.,, 800-838-3006.

Walking the Dog Theatre: "Shakespeare's Supernaturals" with seasoned Shakespearean actors and local children, $10-$25 suggested donation, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-3399,,

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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