The Berkshires Calendar for May 28



Andrew DeVries Gallery: Annual Memorial Day reception. 1 to 4 p.m. 62 Church St., Lenox.

The Art Annex: Artist reception for "Dualities", a new exhibit by Metin Oner, an international photographer. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Meet the artist and hear him directly describe his work. 2666 Route 23, Hilldale, N.Y.

Becket Art Center: Washington-Becket School exhibit. Noon to 4 p.m. Information: 413-623-6635. 7 Brooker Hill Road, off Route 8, Becket.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: Benefit for the Taconic High School baseball team. 6 to 8 p.m. "Fenway Baseball," painting can be customized with any team name, $35. All painting materials, light snack, and donation included. BYOB/ Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Carrie Haddad Gallery: Opening reception for "Celebrating 25 Years in Hudson," anniversary exhibit. 6 to 8 p.m. Information: or 518-828-1915. 622 Warren St., Hudson N.Y.

Hoffman Pottery; Meet the Artist — Elaine Hoffman, potter-in-residence, will discuss the building process of her latest coiled pottery forms. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: or 413-232-4646. 103 Great Barrington Road, West Stockbridge.

Lauren Clark Fine Art: Opening reception for "As Was and As Is", works on paper by Franco Pellegrino. 4 to 7 p.m. On view throuigh June 6. 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Thompson Giroux Gallery: Opening reception for "Here-and-Now." 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments and live jazz by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner. Information: or 518-392-3336. 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


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.

Egremont Garden Club: Plant, bake and boutique's sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, Main St.(Riute 23), 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 emial 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.

Lenox Rhubarb Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rhubarb Chili Tasting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors selling rhubarb pies, cupcakes, muffins, turnovers, cookies and more. Local expert will answer questions about growing rhubarb and offer plants for sale. Fresh local rhubarb and rhubarb recipe booklets. Free. Information: 18 Main St., Lenox.

North Adams First Congregational Church: Annual plant sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Perennials, small trees, ornamental bushes, herbs, house plants, ceramic pots, and garden tools will be available at reasonable prices. Indoors in event of rain. Front lawn of the church on Monument Square, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Otis Cultural Council: Annual tag sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Otis Ridge parking lot, Route 23, Otis.

Reid Middle School Band: Car wash. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fundraiser for the band's annual Great East Music Festival trip. At the school, North Street, 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.


Berkshire Pulse: Performance Celebration Fundraiser 2016. 2 and 7 p.m. Reception following evening performance. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Film Noir Classics Series, "The Big Sleep" (1946). 7 p.m. Tickets: 413-528-0100 or 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Health & Fitness

Tai Chi for Seniors: Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne, free, space is limited. 11 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.


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

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: Open Art. 11 a.m. to noon. Art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

New Lebanon Library: Paws-to-Read. 10:30 a.m. Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. To register: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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. Information: 518-325- 4101 or Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "They Also Serve." 3 p.m. The many ways and diversity of animals who served the soldiers throughout the history of wars. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.


The Bookloft: Farewell and Greetings. Noon to 5 p.m. Open house to welcome new owner, thank old owner for years of community involvement. 332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.


Bousquet Mountain: Live bluegrass/rock music by the Picky Bastards. 8 to 11 p.m. Free. 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield.

Mason Library: Skylarkz, Great American Masters of Song. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA: Storied indie-rock quartet Luna. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of, and $40 preferred. Opening reception: Free for members; $7 for not-yet-members. Box office on Marshall Street in North Adams, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays, 413-66-2111, ext. 1, or Hunter Center, Marshall Street, North Adams.

North Hall Association: North Hall Arts Festival 2016 — Opera & Song Showcase. 7 p.m. Songs and opera arias by French composers with selections from Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" and Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann." Art gallery open. $15 at door. Students free. Information: 413-667-5543 or North Hall, 40 Searle Road (off Route 66), Huntington.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Trio Avenue, composed of violinist Sofia Yeon-Soo Chung, cellist Young Eun Lee, and pianist Sohyun Ahn. 5 p.m. Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B major, Opus 8, and the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Piano Trio by Astor Piazzolla. Information: 518-325- 4101 or 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Tannery Pond Concerts: The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Saturday, May 28, at 6 p.m. Beethoven Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11, Brahms Trio in C major, Op. 87 and Mendelssohn Trio in C minor, Op. 66, No. 2. Tickets: $30 and $39;, or 888-820-1696. The Tannery on the grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.


Bartholomew's Cobble: "Birds of Prey" with wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi. 1 to 3 p.m. Meet — in person — the hawks, owls, falcons, eagle and turkey vulture he cares for. Trustees member: $9; nonmember: $15; kids, Free. Registration recommended; 413.298.3239x3013 or email 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Bascom Lodge: Annual Native American Festival. Noon to 6 p.m. An afternoon-long celebration of Native American music, dancing, storytelling, drumming, a Southern Plains tipi raising, mountain blessing and craft exhibitions. Free. Native American-inspired dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner reservations and information: call - 413-743-1591 or email Atop Mount Greylock, Adams.

Hoffmann Bird Club: Annual trip to October Mountain State Forest. 6 a.m. Leader: Ed Neumuth, 413-884-4961 or Meet at Washington Town Park, Route 8, Washington.

Lee Historical Society: Walk through Fairmount Cemetery to honor our local veterans. 4:30 p.m. Free. Meet at the vault at 4:20 p.m. Wear suitable clothing. Water will be furnished. Greylock Street, Lee.

Mount Greylock State Park: Bradley Farm Hike, 11 a.m. Easy, low-lying hike full of interpretive nuggets 1.8 miles. Meet at Visitor Center. Summit Hike, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Exploration of Greylock with an experienced interpreter. Meet on Summit. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center: Spring Boreal Forest Bird Census/Hike with master birder John Green Jr. 7 to 10 a.m. Learn high elevation spruce-fir boreal forest and field birds by sight and sound. $5 to $10 suggested donation. To register: Email Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor.


The Ghent Playhouse: "The Imaginary Invalid — The Hypochondriac." 8 p.m. Translated and directed by Barbara Leavell Smith; original music composed by Catherine Schane-Lydon. Tickets: $20, $17 Playhouse members, $10 students with ID; 1-800-838-3006 or Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.\

Mac-Haydn Theatre: Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece, "My Fair Lady." 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $34; 518-392-9292 or 1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.

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