The Berkshires Calendar for July 30



Berkshire Paint & Sip: "Lean on Me." 16x20 canvas, $30. 5 to 7 p.m. All painting materials and instruction included. BYOB. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Marjon Hair Design, 328 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

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.

Mass MoCA: Phase III Open house. 3 to 5 p.m. Reservations for the open house: Email or 413-664-4481, ext. 8166. Marshall Street, North Adams.

Readsboro Glassworks: Summer open studio and sale, 10 to 5 p.m., as part of the Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival. Special sale on blue glass. Glass-blowing demonstrations throughout the weekend. Information: 802-423-7706 or 6954 Main St. (lower level), Route 100, Readsboro, Vt.

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.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery: Reception and book signing for "Icons, Artists & Divas," a photography exhibition featuring work by two master artists from two generations, working in different styles in the same theme: Ormond Gigli and Greg Gorman. 4 to 6 p.m. followed by an artist lecture and slideshow presentation with Gorman. 69 Church St., Lenox.


Breakfast: Becket Federated Church to host a breakfast featuring pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, and beverages. Baked goods available for purchase. 8-11 a.m., Becket.

Church on the Hill: 29th Annual Art and Craft Fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Lilac Park, Main Street, Lenox.

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. Berkshire Country Day: Hands-on nature projects for children ages 2 to 8. Information: or email 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

Great Barrington Historical Society: Antique Show & Flea Market. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Historical Society Headquarters at the Wheeler Farmstead, South Main Street, Great Barrington. Rain date is Sunday, July 31.

Haiti Plunge: Second annual Seamless Team Reunion. 1 to 6 p.m. All welcome. Information: 413-346-3241 or Sacred Heart Parish, 191 Elm St., Pittsfield.

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.

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.

South Readsboro Community Club: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings 5 to 7 p.m. Adults, $12; children 5-11, $6. on Bosley Hill Road, Readsboro, Vt.

Town of Peru: 9th annual Fun Fest. 2 to 8 p.m. "Birds of Prey" program, 4 p.m. Peru Police Department K-9 Unit, 5 p,m. Due North Band, 5:30 p.m. Smokey Bear, Rock Climbing Wall, Magician, Omer Black, face painting, food, games, kids' actvities. Free. Pavilion, 11 E. Main Road, behind the Fire Station.

Wild Oats Market: Ice cream social. 1 to 4 p.m. Make your own sundae. $3 for kids 12 and under and $5 for everyone else. All proceeds will benefit the Louison House/Family Life Support Center. Main Street, Williamstown.


Dancing With Evie: Louisiana Cajun Night. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Evening of social dancing with a cajun flair. Zydeco lesson, 8 p.m. Admission: $10. Information: 413-446-5505 or Rudy's Ballroom, 2038 Route 295, Canaan, N.Y.

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.


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: Kitchen Ka-Boom! 11 a.m. Wacky and fun science experiments using common ingredients found in most kitchens. Reservations requested, 413-443-7171, ext. 360. "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

New Lebanon Library: Paws-to-Read. 10:30 a.m. Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. To register: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre: "The Frog Prince." A scheming witch plots to take over the kingdom, and turns a prince into a frog. Will his new friends hop to the rescue in time? Can he leap in to save them all? 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $10, discounts for groups; 518-392-9292 or 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

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. Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y. "Hooked On Llamas," a presentation by Debbie Labbe of Country Quilt Llama Farm. 1 p.m. Live llama for children to pet, a story, photos, and plenty of basic information about llamas. Free. At the library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y. Information: 518-325-4101 or

Stockbridge Library: Writing workshop for teens with Stockbridge writer Joan Embree. 1 to 2 p.m. Practical writing workshop for teens Grade 5 and above. Pre-registration requested; 413-298-5501 or 46 Main St., Stockbridge.


Bidwell House Museum: History Talk series — "Memory Places: Rethinking Historic Landscapes in Native American and Colonial New England" by Christine M. DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. 10 a.m. Members: $10; non-members,$15. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "The Drive-In Movie," on 3 p.m. The drive-in movie used to be a regular summer night's destination — especially in the North Adams area; this program will explore the fascinating history of this unique entertainment. Free. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building No. 4.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Deborah Melone "Farmers' Market" (poetry) with Susannah Melone (performance). 3 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Lenox Library: Lectures For Tanglewood 2016, presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University. 2:30 to 4 p.m. "Music of Splendor, Genius, and Passion: Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and the Sibelius Violin Concerto." 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: The Fab Faux. 8 p.m. The Beatles's "A Hard Day's Night" in its entirety, plus a set of favorites. $30 to $90, 413-528-0100 or 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.


Annual Appalachian Trail Celebration: Official designation of North Adams as the newest Appalachian Trail Community. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hikes and food with community members and current Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. Free. To register for hike: North lawn of Greylock Elementary School near the kiosk, Phelps Avenue, North Adams.

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,

Clark Art Institute: Jennifer Lovett, conservation biologist, artist, author, and nature journalist, leads a hike and journaling expedition of the museum's trails. 10:30 am. Hikers should meet at the entrance to the Lunder Center on the Clark's campus,225 South St., Williamstown.

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

Star Gazing at Notchview Reservation: Telescopes and interpretation to view stars and planets. Event begins at dusk. Admission; $5; free for members of the Trustees of Reservations. Bathrooms and warm up available, but dress for a chilly evening. Cloud cover and any rain cancel. Route 9, Windsor.


Kickwheel Ensemble Theater: PASSAGE." 8 p.m. A brand new climate change romance exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage. Information: or 413-418-4113. Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

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

Pythagoras Theatre Works: One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age. 7 p.m. Tickets: 413-344-3338 or West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge.

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

Milne Library: Staged reading of "Treasure Island" by Red Room Radio Redux. 2 p.m. Adapted for radio drama from the original novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Free. bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Courtyard behind the library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

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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