The Berkshires Calendar for July 9



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.

Hoadley Gallery: Artist reception for Pittsfield native Lucy MacGillis, who will exhibit her new oils through July 24. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 21 Church St., Lenox.

LABspace: Reception for "CHOW," a group art exhibit and food demo series by several of the artists in the exhibition. 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibition runs through Aug. 6. 2462 NY Route 23, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Lauren Clark Fine Art: Opening reception for "Interiors", new paintings by four Massachusetts painters and a glass artist from Florida. 4 to 7 p.m. 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Milne Public Library: reception for Ghetta Hirsch, who will exhibit her oils through July. 2 to 3:30 p.m. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

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, Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Welles Gallery at the Lenox Library: Opening reception for the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild art show and sale. 2 to 5 p.m. Information: or infor@rwsa. 18 Main St., Lenox.


Bard College At Simon's Rock: Reunion 2016 and 50th Anniversary Weekend. All alumni are invited. Celebrate the college's 50-year anniversary and the anniversary classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Humane Society: Raise the Woof fundraiser. 1 to 7 p.m. Bands, bouncy houses, the infamous Berkshire Bull, a beer tent and wine tent, and more. General admission is free. Passes to the Bouncy Houses, $10 (kids only); tickets for wine and beer, $5. First Street Common in Pittsfield.

Berkshire Mall Farmers Market: Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners will test soil and answer gardening questions. 9 to noon. Directions for obtaining soil for testing may be found on There is a suggested donation of $1 for soil testing. Lanesborough.

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. Information: or emial 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

Hilltown Brouhaha: Becket Washington Community Fair. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun family activities and lots more, Beer Garden with live music and dancing, food and fun for all, 7 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Becket Washington Community Partnership. North Becket Village.

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.

Otis Library: Summer Crafts & Country Fair. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). On the lawn in front of the Otis Town Hall, Route 8, Otis center.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. 2 to 4 p.m. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

St. Ann Parish: A Berkshire Community Celebration — St. Ann's Summer Festival. Bake sale, kids carnival, theme baskets and cash raffles, burgers, hot dogs and more, live auction. Family Tex-Mex fiesta, 5 to 8 p.m., $18 adults/$8 children younger than 12. Beer & wine garden, live music; free popcorn and movie for kids. Information: 413-637-0157; 134 Main St., Lenox.

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.

Stockbridge Library Association: Annual Used Book Sale, a tradition under the tent. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, in 36 categories for easy browsing. Library front lawn, 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Town of Chatham: 40th Annual Summerfest. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sidewalk sale and Artisan Faire, three stages throughout the village will accommodate a variety of entertainers. All events are free. Information: Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue in Chatham, 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.


Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: Screening of "Flying Paper." Potluck at noon. Build and fly kites (materials provided), 1 to 2:30 p.m. Film at 2:30 p.m. Free. Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.


Bidwell House Museum: "A Tyringham Homestead," making connections between the 1700s Bidwell family farm and 21st century farming practices. 2 to 4 p.m. Special guest Jen Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm. Free. Pre-register:, or 413-528-6888. 100 Art School Road, Monterey.

Kingman Tavern Museum: 2016 summer season opening. 2 to 5 p.m. David Bowman of Worthington will demonstrate traditional timber frame construction using period hand tools. Guided tours of the tavern. Old Parsonage tours. Free, however donations accepted. Main Street, Cummington.

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

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

Fairview Hospital: Teddy Bear Tea Party, hosted by Fairview Maternity Staff. 10 to 11 a.m. Registration not required. All children welcome. Information: 413-854-9611. Bandstand, Great Barrington.

Mason Library: Harry Potter Party with MadScience! 1:15-2:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Milne Public Library: The Nutshell Playhouse, "Pirates!" 2 p.m. Appropriate for all ages. Free. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

Ramsdell Library: YogaCadabra with Debbie O'Carroll, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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. Information: 518-325- 4101 or Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Shark attack! 100th Anniversary." 3 p.m. Explore the 100th Anniversary of the first recorded human shark attack on our East Coast in July 1916. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.


Ramsdell Library: Ramsdell Readers Book Group: "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, Ramsdell 1 to 2:30 p.m. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Award-winning author Dinitia Smith will read from her new novel, "The Honeymoon—centered on writer George Eliot's late-life marriage to a much younger man." 5 p.m. 9091 Route 22, Copake, N.Y.


Aston Magna Festival: "J.S. Bach: Sacred and Secular," 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$50; discounts and subscriptions online. Information:, 413-528-0100. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Tanglewood pre-concert lecture with speaker Jeremy Yudkin with "Music That Tells Stories: Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, and Carl Orff's Spectacular Carmina Burana." 2:30 to 4 p.m. 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Chiara String Quartet performing Ravel's Quartet in F Major, Bartok's Quartet #5 and Beethoven's Quartet Op. 127. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 at and at the box office, cash and checks only. Children younger than 16, free. Federated Church on Route 2, Charlemont.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Sō Percussion. 8 to 10 p.m. $28/$23 members/$14 students. Information/tickets: 518-392-6121 or 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

Readsboro Arts Summer Concerts: Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet, The Stockwell Brothers. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 at the door. Cabaret seating. Historic EJ Bullock Building, 7012 Main St., Readsboro, Vt.


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,

Hebert Arboretum: Garden and tree care. 10 a.m. Information: 413-443-5348. Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Hoffmann Bird Club: Leaders Choice. 7 a.m. A walk through several birding locations in the Williamstown area looking for nesting summer residents. Meet at the Nature Center at Field Farm, Sloan Road, Williamstown.

Mount Greylock State Park: Summit Tours: "Parkitecture." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meet at the summit. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Pittsfield Police Department: 4th annual Midnight Run with the Cops. Midnight. Registration and pre-registration packet pick up 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Berkshire Running Center, 42 Summer St. Pittsfield. Pre-registered "suspects" only pay a $20 court fine. Non-registered suspects will pay a $25 fine the night-of their court appearance. The first 200 suspects will receive an event T-shirt.


Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort: The Capitol Steps. 8 p.m. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or online 55 Lee Road, Lenox.

Hubbard Hall: Annual Shakespeare in the Park, "Othello." 7 p.m. Free. Cambridge Community Garden (Washington and Spring Street), Cambridge, N.Y.

Mass MoCA: High Mud presents Joe Pera, 8 p.m. Buffalo-born, Brooklyn-based dead-pan comedian. $16 students, $22 day of, $28 preferred; 413-662-2111 or Dré Pavilion or Club B10. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

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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