The Berkshires Calendar for May 1



Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail: Twelfth Annual Studio Tour and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nine western Mass potters will open their studios to the public. Northampton/Amherst; Greenfield and the northern Valley; and the Mohawk village of Shelburne Falls. Maps: or

Clark Art Institute: "First Sundays Free." Adult admission (normally $20) is free. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: or 413-458-0425. 225 South St., Williamstown.


Adams Historical Society: Annual meeting. 3 p.m. Program: "Magic Lantern Show," slides shown with an authentic Victorian "Magic Lantern" and narrated by Eugene Michalenko and Virginia Duval of the historical society. Memorial Hall of the Adams Free Library. 92 Park St., Adams.

Children's Attic: Annual maternity and children's consignment sale. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 413-528-0457. Community Health Programs, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Ventfort Hall: "Play Bunco!" with veteran Pittsfield players Mary Ryer and Lorri Allessio. Starting at 3:30 p.m. Admission: $15 per person. Refreshments and a cash bar. Prizes awarded. Reservations required by Saturday, April 30; 413-637-3206 or 104 Walker St., Lenox.


Little Cinema: Special screening, "Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers." 2 p.m. For five years during World War II, Warsaw women outfoxed the Nazis to save thousands of Jewish children from certain death. Followed by a memorial electric-candle lighting and facilitated discussion. Free. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Health & Fitness

Dalton Senior Manor: Open house. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by for a tour and be entered into the second annual Red Sox giveaway. 83 Curtis Ave. Dalton.


Naumkeag: House tours. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience Naumkeag as it would have looked like while the servants prepared the house for the Choate family's return from their New York City residence. Cost: Member, $5; nonmember: $15. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Rudolf Steiner School: Spring series of puppet plays for children ages 2 to 6, May Day celebration. 10:30 a.m. "The Little Rosebud" at the GBRSS puppet wagon, followed by May Pole dancing and picnicking on the lawn. Free. 35 W. Plain Road, Great Barrington.


New Lebanon Library: New Lebanon Book Group. 11 a.m. Book to be discussed, "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson. Newcomers welcome. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.


Berkshire Lyric: Annual Young Singers Concert with Blafield Children's Chorus, Melodious Accord and guest ensemble Anonymous. 3 p.m. at Stockbridge Congregational Church, Stockbridge; 7 p.m. at Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington. Free. Information: or 413-298-5365.

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.

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.

Williams College: Songwriter recital by Williams songwriting students, 11 a.m., Makepeace Lounge, Greylock Dining Commons. Senior Piano Recital with Maggie, 1 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Songwriting master class with Dar Williams, bring lyric sheet, 2 p.m., Makepeace Lounge in the Greylock Dining Commons. Chamber Choir, 4 p.m., Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art. String Chamber Music Studio Recital with students of Ronald Feldman, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Songwriter concert with Dar Williams, Bernice Lewis, and Lucy Davis (Williams College '16), 7 p.m. Goodrich Hall. All free, Williamstown.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Spring Wildflower Festival. Daily through May 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour guides will leave from the visitors center three times during day. Cost: Member $5; non-member $10. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3013, or 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Blue Rider Stables: Liberty Work workshop. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition: $200, includes lunch. To register or more information: or 413-528-5299. 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont.

Camp Ashmere: Annual open house for those interested in attending the camp this summer. 1 to 4 p.m. Meet the director and some of the staff and tour the camp facility. Information: 822 Peru Road, Hinsdale.

Dalton Recreation Association: 39th annual May Day Races. 5K road/trail race and 10K road race begin at 9:30 a.m.; $20 for 5K and $25 for 10K. Two-mile walk registration, beginning at 9:30 a.m., $10. Information:, 413-684-0260 or Nessacus Middle School, Dalton.

Field Farm: Spring wildflower walk with naturalist Pam Weatherbee. 1 p.m. Two-hour easy walking tour. Free. Information 413-684-0148 or email 554 Sloan Road, South Williamstown.

Mount Greylock State Park: Nice 'n Easy Hike. 10 a.m. 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.


Hubbard Hall: "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 students; 518-677-2495 or 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

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