The Berkshires Calendar for June 26



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser for the Wahconah Cheerleaders. Noon to 2 p.m. "Sunglasses on Beach"; $35, all painting materials, light snack and donation included. BYOB. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Fundraiser for North Adams 4-H SWAT Robotics Team: 6 to 8 p.m. "Sunset Lighthouse"; $35, all painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash bar. American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr. North Adams. Reservations: or 413-205-8346.

L'Atelier Berkshires Art Gallery: Art reception for "Ratajkowski Revealed" by California painter John David Ratajkowski. 6 to 8 p.m. Artist will be present; live classical guitar by musician Mark Dufault. On view through June 30. 597 Main St., 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.


Northern Berkshire Radio Club: National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise. Ends 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.

Stephentown Historical Society: Thirty-fifth Annual Strawberry Festival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraiser for historical society. Information: 518-733-5170 or 518-733-6177. Under tents at Gardner's Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, 15879 NY Route 22 in Stephentown, N.Y.

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.


Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. "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.


Dewey Memorial Hall: Book reading by Carole Owens, author of "Remarkable Women of New England — Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers: The War Years 1754 to 1787." and Berkshire historian. 1 p.m. Coffee and Q&A follows. Information: sheffieldcontradance or 860-672-6101. 91 Main St., Sheffield.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Joan Embree, "You and Your Stories" (memoir), 3 p.m. Information: or 413-637-339011. Housatonic St., Lenox.


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.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson, jazz concert, 7 p.m., $30 to $80. Information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: The Adaskin String Trio. 3 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.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Karen Axelrod and Eric Martin to perform dance music with a global reach. 5 p.m. 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

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.

Trinity Episcopal Church: Boston University Tanglewood Institute concert featuring pianist Heeyeon Chi and institute faculty and guest artists. 2 p.m. Free. 88 Walker St., Lenox.

Ventfort Hall: "The Gilded Age – A Concert Event," Jessica Roemischer. 4 p.m. Tickets: $20; reservations 413-637-3206 or 104 Walker St., Lenox.


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.

Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society: Olympic rower John Biglow, "Culture of Crew and Rowing," as portrayed in the book, "Boys in the Boat." 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit the BRASS junior rowing program for students in middle school. Duffin Theatre at Lenox High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding: Benefit for center featuring mini horses. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch the drivers, carts and minis strut their stuff. Free to non-participating public. Information: 71 CR21C Ghent, N.Y.

Mount Greylock State Park: Summit Breakfast Hike, 7 a.m. Moderate 2.4-mile hike on the Overlook Trail. Meet at Bascom Lodge. Breakfast available at lodge after hike. Waterfall Wonders, 11 a.m., Moderate to strenuous hike. Wear sturdy footwear. Bring water, bug spray, snacks. rain cancels. Meet at Visitors Center. Summit Tours, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Meet at Mount Greylock summit. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: Wild Thing 5k/10k Trail Race and 5K Walk in Kennedy Park. Starting at 9 a.m. For the benefit of the sanctuary. To enter: berkshirerunningcenter-com. Information: or 413-637-0320. 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox.


Town Players of Pittsfield: Fully staged production of "Win/Lose/Draw" by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher. 2 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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