The Berkshires Calendar for June 25



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser for the Berkshire Broncos 4H Club. 6 to 8 p.m. "Barn and Birch Trees," $30, all painting materials, light snack and donation included. BYOB. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St, Pittsfield.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio: Painting demo with artist Ghetta Hirsch. 11 a.m. Free with admission. Information: 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox.

Outside: Opening reception for its inaugural exhibition, "Moon Nets, Alphabet Letters," featuring the paintings and objects of artist Amie Cunat. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Information: or 10 Ashland St., North Adams.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Open reception for exhibit by local photographer Benno Friedman. 5:30 to 7 p.m. On view through July 29. 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

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.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Opening reception for "Capturing Color: Contemporary Pastels." 4 to 6 p.m. On view through July 17. Information: 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.


Berkshire Community College: OLLI 2016 Distinguished Speakers Series — "Situating Stigma: Mental Health in the News and Social Media" with MCLA Professor Michael Birch, Ph.D., author of the "Mediating Mental Health." 10:30 a.m. Admission: $10 for OLLI members; $15 non-members. Tickets at the door or to reserve, 413-236-2190. Free to BCC staff and students and youth 17 and younger. K-111 lecture hall, Koussevitsky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival: Whimsical fantasy celebrating the arts. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Music, over 35 vendors, activity tents, storytellers, puppets, jugglers, magicians, three parades. Help construct the magical Faerie Village; get your wings and be made an official Faerie Ambassador by Good Queen Deirdre; consult with her Wizard, Grulaach; and ring in the summer sunset around our Dragon Head Fire Pit. Tickets: $5; children younger than 12, free. Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia St., Adams.

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.

Disaster preparedness class: Presented by New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. 10 a.m. No advance registration required. The Church of our Savior, 14660 Route 22, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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.

High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding: Volunteer training. Participants will learn to assist people with special needs through equine assisted activities. Only one two-hour training is needed. Volunteers must be 14 or older. Horse experience is not a requirement. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to be outdoors. Information: 518-672-4202 or email 71 County Route 21C, Ghent, N.Y.

Italian American War Veterans Post 75: Annual Daisy Drive fundraiser. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walmart at Berkshire Crossing, 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: Kid's Day with fun, free children's activities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face painting, 10 to 11 a.m.; Terry A La Berry, 11 a.m. to noon. Also, toy/book swap. Bring gently used children's toys and books 9 to 11 a.m., then return 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find a new free treasure. Information: First Congregational Church on the Town Green, Lee.

NBCTC: "A Musical Marathon" fund drive. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live on Northern Berkshire Time Warner Cable channel 15.

Northern Berkshire Radio Club: National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise. Starts at 2 p.m. A chance to meet and talk with Berkshire County's ham radio operators and see what the Amateur Radio Service is about. The former Kendall Airport off Peru Road, Windsor. Look for signs on Route 9 and on Peru Road marking the location.

PopCares: Second annual car show and flea market. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Raffles, music, food. Anything with a motor is welcome. All vendors welcome. Free admission. All proceeds go to PopCares, a local cancer charity. Harriman West Airport, off Route 2, North Adams.

Relay for Life: Golf ball drop and closing ceremony at 2 p.m. Walking, fun, food and much more. Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Reopening of the Procter Museum & Archives of Stockbridge History. Ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Information: 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

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.

Town of Peru: Town-wide tag sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snack bar/restrooms will be open and maps available at the community center, 3 E. Main Road, Peru.


Dewey Memorial Hall: Strawberry Season Contra Dance, music by Boston-based Anadama, caller Fern Bradley; beginner/ family lesson at 7:30 p.m., contra dances at 8 p.m., no partner necessary, all levels welcome. Requested donation: students $8, adults $10-15, family maximum $25. Information: sheffieldcontradance or 860-672-6101. 91 Main St., Sheffield.

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.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Mahaiwe Film Noir Classics Series screening of "The Third Man" (1949) murder mystery, 7 p.m. $7. Information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Health & Fitness

Black Swan Inn: Susanna Bair, author and meditation teacher, will present a workshop on heart rhythm meditation and its applications to building a culture of the heart. Free session: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Workshop: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $50 (one friend free. To register: 520-299-2179 or at door. 435 Laurel St., Lee.


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. Naum-kegger, 5 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the summer solstice with craft beers, live music. Members, $15; nonmembers, $25. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: "Kitchen Ka-Boom!" 11 a.m.; seating limited, reservations requested, 413-443-7171, ext. 360. 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: Open Art. 11 a.m. to noon. Art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

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. "Legos and Beads!" 1 to 3 p.m. Children invited to create beaded items they can take home or to build with Legos. Library patrons will vote on their favorite Lego creation for each session, and the builder of each session's "favorite" will win a small prize. Information: 518-325- 4101 or Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Bidwell House Museum: History Talk: "A Week in the Life of the Rev. Adonijah Bidwell, Reimagined." 10 a.m. John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University, will explore the life of a frontier pastor in early America. Members, $10; non-members, $15. Information: 413-528-6888 or Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Soup to Soot: History of Railroad Dining." 3 p.m. Explore the interesting history of serving food on a moving, jostling train. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.


Chatham Bookstore: Classicist and linguist Susan Brind Morrow reads from and discusses her book, "The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts," 5 to 7 p.m. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follow. Free. Refreshments. Information: 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

Hudson Area Library: Reading and book signing with Joseph Luzzi, author of "In a Dark Wood." 4 p.m. Free. Information: 51 North 5th St., Hudson, N.Y.


Aston Magna Festival: "The Trio Sonata," 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.

Mass MoCA: The Suitcase Junket, 8 p.m. Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp Yankee — Signature Sounds artist Matt Lorenz is a one-man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a dumpster guitar, and belting out mountain ballads till the house sings back. $12 students and advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred. Tickets: 413-662-2111 or DrĂ© Pavilion or Club B10. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: The Adaskin String Trio. 7:30 p.m. Gideon Klein, String Trio; Richard Rodney Bennet, 'Rondel', for solo viola; Lennox Berkeley, String Trio; Beethoven, String Trio in D major, Op. 9 no. 2. Tickets: or at the door, cash and checks only; $23 adults, under 16 years free. Federated Church at Charlemont, Route 2, Charlemont.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century — 11th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert featuring award-winning American violinist, fiddler, and composer Jeremy Kittel and his band. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 general admission; $30 PS21 members; $18 students. Tickets at, 800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out. The Tent at PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

Rock On: Show featuring local musicians. Vevoda, 8 p.m.; Cheyenne Rae, 8:30 p.m.; Sarah Elizabeth Rayner music, 9 p.m.; After Hours Duo, 9:30 p.m.; Maple Cap, 10 p.m. Free; open to all ages. Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield.

Tannery Pond Concerts: The Jasper Quartet, with flutist Eugenia Zukerman, featuring Beethoven's, "Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6"; Foote's, "A Night Piece; Ginastera's Impresiones de la Puna" and Debussy's "Quartet in G minor, Op. 10," 8 p.m. Information: or 888-820-1696. Tannery on the grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.


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,

BFAIR: Berkshire Family & Individual Resources' Walk for Independence. Starting at 10 a.m. Registration fee: $20 adults, $10 kids, with children younger than 5, free. Registration includes a picnic lunch and giveaway. To register:, 413-664-9382, ext. 40, or email Adams Visitor's Center on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Adams.

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.

Sheffield Land Trust: Annual meeting and traditional potluck lunch. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch at noon, with the annual meeting and program at 12:30 p.m., music continues after the meeting. Bring a favorite dish to serve six and your own place settings. Drinks provided. Maple Shade Farm, off Rebellion Road, in Sheffield (across from the Appalachian Trail and just up the road from the Shays Rebellion Monument on Sheffield-Egremont Road).

Western Mass. Master Gardeners: Gardening class. 10 a.m. "Butterflies" with Donna DiGennaro, Master Gardener. Free, 1 to 2 hours long. To register or information: Jim McCarthy, 413 637-2940 or Demonstration gardens behind the Springside House, Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield.


PS21 Performance Spaces for the 21st Century: Marquise Productions presents YOL, a new kind of circus. 7:30 p.m. A story told through a mix of a new form of circus and theater. $20/$15 members/$5 students. Information: 518) 392-6121 or 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

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.

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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