The Berkshires Calendar for July 17



Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser for Beckwith Strong Relay for Life Team, "Dog Under Blanket," $35 all painting materials and donation included, cash bar, 3 to 5 p.m., Egremont Country Club, 685 S. Egremont Road, Great Barrington.Reservations: or 413-205-8346.

Clark Art Institute: Summer Sunday, "Toro! Toro!" Family art making, activities and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," 1 to 4 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303 or

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 or,


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,

Peace Vigil: Vigil for Peace and Hope for All Our Youth in response to gang violence and troubled youth in the community, includes songs, prayer, reflection and sharing, co-sponsored with Price Memorial AMEZ Church, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Windsor Historical Celebration: Event marks the publication of the Windsor Landmarks Commemorative Map. Live music, a display of old photographs from the collection of the Windsor Historical Commission, a walking tour of East Windsor landmarks, refreshments, and a raffle of a wooden sofa table, 2 to 5 p.m., East Windsor Chapel, Old Route 9, Windsor. Information:


Family Flicks Under the Stars: "Inside Out" (2015) presented by the Spring Street Market & Café, concessions on site, bring chairs, blankets and bug spray. At sundown (around 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.), Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street, Williamstown.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: "Paul Taylor: Dancemaker" (1998), documentary film about the world-famous choreographer and his dance company, 3 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, or 413-528-0100.

Health & Fitness

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

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


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., Mission House, 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," 2:30 p.m. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or

Kids' Stuff

Beach Party: Water slide, bounce house, games, bicycle raffle, free pail & shovel for each child, food & drink for sale, children must be supervised by adult, sponsored by Hinsdale Dayz Organization & Hinsdale Peru Cultural Council, 2 to 5 p.m., Wayne Walton Pavilion, behind Fire House, Maple Street, Hinsdale.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: 'Jack & the Beanstalk" and Medley of Magic and Marionettes with Eric Thee Illusionist, 11 a.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


CD Release Party: Celebrating pianist Hilda Shapiro's first solo recording, noon to 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire, 1089 Main St., Housatonic.

Congregation Beth Israel: "Jewish Music for a Summer Sunday Morning" with singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis, refreshments will be served, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 53 Lois St., North Adams. RSVP: or 413-663-5830.

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.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Andrew Garland, baritone, and Estela Olevsky, piano, performing Schumann's Dichterliebe followed by folk and Broadway songs, 3 p.m., Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Tickets:

Musical Brunch: Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from local performers, view artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery, at 11 a.m., breakfast served until 3 p.m., Starving Artist Creperie, 40 Main St., Lee.

Sevenars Music Festival: Greenwood Chamber Players, Flute and Strings, 4 p.m., Sevenars Academy, off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington, 413-238-5854 or

Ventfort Hall: "An Evening of Duos" performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra violists Michael Zaretsky and Victor Romanul, 7 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, 413-637-3206 or


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, 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email

Mount Greylock State Park: Moby Dick Hike 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Traverse three forest-scapes, a swamp and seven vistas on four trails, with an experienced guide to the summit. Approximately 8-hour hike, involving 1,831 feet of elevation gain. Wear appropriate footwear; bring water and a snack. Rain does not cancel. Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Boreal Forest Scenic Summit Tour, 2 p.m. Breezy natural history tour of Mount Greylock's lofty sub-alpine zone. Meet at the summit. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, 413-499-4262.


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

Walking the Dog Theatre: "Shakespeare's Supernaturals" with seasoned Shakespearean actors and local children, $10-$25 suggested donation, 2 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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