The Berkshires Calendar for July 24



Clark Art Institute: Summer Sunday — "Spanish Rhythms," classical and flamenco guitar performance by Jason and Elysa Hochman, the couple behind Rumba Flamenca and co-founders of the New York Guitar Academy. 1 to 4 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303 or

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour: A free, self-guided studio tour and sale featuring 21 artists at eight locations in the Hilltowns of Western Mass. Demonstrations. Information schedule and downlaodable map:

Project Art: 2016 Open house. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guest artist: Mara Superior. 54 Main St., Cummington.

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.


Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum: Kick off Susan B. Anthony Days. 3 p.m. Artist Tessa Pilon presents "5 Faces of Suffrage," a make-up art presentation and artist Sam Wise, "Black Feminists as Postcards." The unveiling of these artworks will be accompanied by a wine/sparking juice and cheese reception. 67 East Road, Adams.

West Stockbridge Library: Friends' Annual Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Town Hall, 21 State Line Road/Route 102, West Stockbridge.


Family Flicks Under the Stars: "Groundhog Day" (1993) with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, 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.

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:, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252 Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


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. "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 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Bascom Lodge: The Nutshell Playhouse. 1 p.m. A mix of original music, puppets and clownerie. Enjoy your favorite Nutshell songs and characters. Fun for the whole family. Free. Information: 413-743-1591 or Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

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


Adams Visitor Center: The Eagles Band community concert. 6 p.m. Information: Lawn at Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams.

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.

Sevenars Music Festival: "From Leipzig to Paris, with Piano, Oboe, Bassoon, and Violin," works of Bach, "Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor," to gems of the French repertoire, played by master musicians, 4 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Infomration: 413-238-5854 or Sevenars Academy, off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington.

Starving Artist Creperie: Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.


33rd Annual Pedal and Plod Race: Four-mile run/22 mile bike race. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Adams Town Common. Runners run 4 miles in the town, tagging off to their cyclist partners, who will ride two loops through Adams and Cheshire. Overall prizes for top male, female and mixed teams, as well as overall prizes for top ironman and ironwoman. Prizes to the top three finishers in each event's age category. Race forms and information:, and the Pedal and Plod Facebook Event Page.

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.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Bear Aware Walking Sticks, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Decorate walking sticks with beads, feathers and bells so animals will hear you coming. Materials provided. Information: 413-499-4262. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by adult. Meet at the Visitor Center. Written in Stone: Literary Summit Walk, 2 p.m.


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

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

Rouge Angel Theatre: "A Lot to Ask," a new poem of politics, love and resistance." A solo dance-ritual-theatre performance by Pooja Prema. Suggested donation: $20. Meet outside of the Housatonic Corner Market, and you will be escorted to the location at 8 p.m. Information:

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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