The Berkshires Calendar for June 18



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser for 1st Congregational Church. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Morning Fog Mt Greylock," 16x20 canvas, $35. All painting materials and donation included. No alcohol permitted. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. First Congregational Church, 42 Park St., Adams.

Diana Felber Gallery: Opening reception for exhibit featuring tapestries of Betty Vera; landscapes by Lorna Ritz; tree landscapes by Michael Filmus; watercolors, still lifes of Stephanie Anderson; "Mylar ladies" of Kathleen Cammarata and photographs of paper by Paul Solovay. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 6 Harris St., West Stockbridge.

Ferrin Contemporary Gallery: Opening reception for "Exposed: Heads, Busts, And Nudes," a group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1950–present. 4 to 6 p.m. 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

Lisa Volmer Photography Studio and Gallery: Artist's reception for "Portraits of Trees" by photographer Tom Zetterstrom. 5 to 7 p.m. 325 Stockbridge Road (Route 7), Great Barrington.

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.

SomethinsGottaGive: Opening reception for work by wood worker Chris Schrober. 4 to 7 p.m. at 5 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


Berkshire County Beekeepers: Northern Queen Breeder Antoine Fahey will demonstrate how to make up over winter nucleus colonies. Limited space; queens can be pre-ordered. $2 donation to Sheep Hill. Register: Sheep Hill Apiary, Route 7, Williamstown.

Columbia County Habitat: Woofstock!, a day-long event for dogs and dog lovers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mellow versions of traditional dog show events, a dog parade, a 1K run for pooches and their owners and much more. Black Raven Farm, 77 Schmidt Road, Ghent, N.Y.

Family Center of Northern Berkshire County: Duck Derby fundraiser. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 11 to 11:30 a.m. any remaining ducks will be available for adoption, $5 each; race begins at noon. First-place: $300; second place, $200; and third place, $100. Behind the walking track next to Noel Field, Route 8, North Adams.

First Congregational Church of South Egremont: Roast Pork and strawberry shortcake dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Menu: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, carrots, applesauce, strawberry shortcake and beverage. Adults, $12; children ages 5-10, $5. Take-out available. Information: 413-528-2368. 34 Main St., South Egremont.

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 email 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

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.

Mountain Road School: 40th Anniversary Celebration. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 4575 County Route 9, New Lebanon/East Nassau, N.Y.

Repair Cafe: Bring your broken or damaged items to get repaired for free. Anyone is welcome to bring any non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, and other small appliances, and all types of clothing and fabric items. 1-5 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

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.

Second Congregational Church: Strawberry Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade strawberry shortcake, lunch, bake sale, tag sale, jewelry table, Chinese auction, crafters, children's games, plants. 81 Hancock Road (Route 43), Williamstown.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Garden Market on the Green. Unusual plants, vintage garden décor, containers, furniture and more presented by 20 dealers. Garden demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy, free. Garden lecture. Adam Wheeler, an illustrated talk about deer proof and resistant landscaping. 8:30 a.m., $20 (including continental breakfast). 12th annual Spencertown Academy Arts Center Hidden Gardens Tour, a self-guided tour celebrating the art of the garden. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine), $35. Information: 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.

Town of Worthington: Town-wide tag sale. Maps of the individual tag sales available for a donation at the library, 1 Huntington Road, starting at 8 a.m. Rain or shine. Worthington.


Ballroom Social Dance: "At the Prom" presented by Berkshire Ballroom Chapter 3045 of USA Dance Inc., prom attire encouraged, couples & singles welcome, 7 p.m. Jitterbug lesson. $10 USA Dance members, $15 non-member, $5 students. 7 to 10:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Chesterfield COA: Last spring dance. 7 to 10 p.m. Live music by the Falltown String Band. Square, circle and contra dances by caller Sadie Stuhl. Refreshments available. Adults $8; 15 and younger, $4. Beginners welcome. Bring item for the raffle table. Community Center on Route 143, Chesterfield. Information: 413-296-4743.

Lenox Contradance: Music by Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, and Jim Fownes on piano with calling by Peter Stix. 7:45-11 p.m. Beginners warmly welcomed, come early. Come alone or with someone. All ages. $12 adults, $6 students. Information: 413-528-4007, Lenox Community Center ballroom, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for beginners. 9 a.m. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 3991/2 Main St., Dalton.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Great Barrington Heritage Day historic movie screenings: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) at 10 a.m., "King Kong" (1933) at 4 p.m. and "Pretty Poison" (1968) at 7 p.m. Admission with $5 Great Barrington Heritage Day button. Information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.


Cummington Historical Commission: Old Parsonage open house and ribbon cutting. 1 to 4 p.m. Bill Streeter, Sean McWilliams and others will speak at 2 p.m. Information: 413-563-1981. 38 Main St., Cummington.

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. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: Makers Day, when museum visitors will see demonstrations by local innovators and makers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with regular museum admission. Special preview performance of "Ami and Tami," a musical fable for children, with Close Encounters With Music, 11:30 a.m. Included with regular museum admission "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.

Flying Deer Nature Center: Family Day celebrating 20th anniversary. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening fire-lighting, nature stations, a barbecue and bake sale, games and races, a silent auction and a live auction. Friction fire-making, slack line, archery, skulls, face painting and more. Birthday cake and a contra dance with caller Kathryn Wedderburn and musicians. Admission: $5 per person, children 3 and younger, free. Abode Mountain Camp, 5 Abode Rd. in New Lebanon, N.Y.

Mass MoCA: Dan Zanes' Lead Belly Project, 2 p.m. Zanes, the Grammy-winning Springsteen of the pre-teen set, dives headlong into the music of iconic American folk and blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter, best known as Lead Belly. $12 kids 6-16, $24 day of, kids 5 and younger free. Courtyard C or Hunter Center. Opening celebration for the Kidspace exhibit, "Here Comes the Sun," Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe's magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals. Chicago-based artist Nick Cave wraps the Kidspace ArtBar in a graphic Kaleidoscopic Playground, a participatory art-making lab inviting visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Information: 413-662-2111 or 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. 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. Summer Reading Program for children kicks off, 10:30 a.m. Interactive program by Sciencetellers. Refreshments. Information: 518-325- 4101 or Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Bidwell House Museum: History Talk: "Past & Present: Praying Town to Casino — Current Issues of Sovereignty for Native Americans." 10 a.m. Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches Federal Indian Law and American Indian Tribal Law at Yale Law School, on issues facing Native America today. Members, $10; non-members, $15. Information: 413-528-6888 or Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Heritage State Park: Summer Solstice astronomy lecture, "Alien Volcanoes." 3 p.m. Travel our solar system seeking out the amazing and sometimes mysterious volcanoes on planets and their moons. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is off Route 8, North Adams. Stockbridge Library:, Second Annual William Selke Memorial Lecture: "How Paleontology Can Help Save the World" with Dr. Warren Allmon. 4 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Information: or 413-298-5501. 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum: Author Mary Walton, "Battle for the Ballot." 3 p.m. Open discussion surrounding the Suffrage Movement to other significant historical and modern voting issues. Legacy Room of the museum, 67 East Road, Adams.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Reading by C.W. Huntington, "Maya" (a novel). 4 p.m. Information: or 413-637-3390. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Aston Magna Festival: "Love and Lamentation — 17th Century Italian Monody," 6 p.m. Tickets: $35/40 at the door; discounts online. Information: or 413-528-0100. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz Festival: Gallery Art Show, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Lee Meeting House. Free. Jazz Brunch featuring "Release The Penguins"; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Starving Artist Café & Creperie. Justin Kauflin concert; 8 p.m.; Lee Meeting House; $30 ($25 in advance). Jazz Saturday in the Park — Free outdoor jazz concerts and food vendors. Noon to 3 p.m.; Church Park, Lee; Free. Information: Downtown Lee.

Clark Art Institute: The Four Nations Ensemble, "The Nude: Sacred and Erotic." 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 ($25 members, $15 students); to reserve, or 413-458-0524. Clark Center, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: The keyboard music of J.S. Bach, performed as heard in Bach's time, on harpsichord, and performed on modern piano. Gregory Hayes, harpsichord, Sally Pinkas, piano. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: or at the door, cash and checks only; $23 adults, under 16 years free. Federated Church at Charlemont, Route 2, Charlemont.

Petersburgh Veterans Community Center: Music and Art Café, The Broken String Band. 7 p.m. Evening of traditional Irish music and song. Admission: $5 adults, younger than 18 free. 71 Main St. (Route 2), Petersburgh, N.Y.

SOMA Dance Studio: Percussion/Drum Jam. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Musical exploration with drums and other percussion instruments. No experience necessary. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Information: 413-626-2463 or Loft #407, Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, 243 Union St., North Adams. West Stockbridge Historical Society: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, 6 p.m. Members free; non-members, suggested $10 donation at door. Information: 413-232-4270 or 9 Main St., West Stockbridge.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Summer Concert Series — L'amore della Musica, woodwind quintet based in New York City. 2 p.m. Refreshments. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.


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: Nature trails walk, in support of the Mayor's Fitness Program. 11 a.m. Information: 413-443-5348. Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Housatonic River Walk: "Exploring Our Watershed." 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration at Mahaiwe Theatre, 8:45 a.m. 3.5-mile Great Barrington loop hike to Lake Mansfield and Lake Mansfield Conservation Forest Trail. 9 a.m. River Walk tour with Wm. Stanley and DuBois interpretive exhibits. Canoe ride to Sheffield covered bridge and more. One-hour River Walk tour, 1 p.m., meet at the 195 Main St. entrance. Reservations: 413-528-0100. Great Barrington.

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

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation: Guided hike at Williams College's Hopkins Memorial Forest. 9:30 a.m. Approximately 4 miles, moderately strenuous. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. Severe weather cancels. Information:, or 413-458-2494. Meet at Sheep Hill, Route 7, Williamstown.


Town Players of Pittsfield: Fully staged production of "Win/Lose/Draw" by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher. 8 p.m. Tickets: 413-443-9279. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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