The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 14



Art in the Afternoon: For adults. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. 6 p.m. "Autumn Train Tracks," $35, all painting materials and instruction included. Donation bar and snacks available. Reservations: Studio, 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Art in Motion: Drawing in the Galleries" with Pat O'Donnell. 2 to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission; members free. Information, 413-931-2221, or Stockbridge, Mass.

Thompson Giroux Gallery: Opening reception for "En Masse II." 4 to 6 p.m. Work of 50-plus artists. On view through Jan. 3, 2016. 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


Berkshire Museum: Learner's Lab: "Botanicals and Herbal Medicine." 10 a.m. Included with regular museum admission. "Saddle Your Own Horse." 11 a.m. $15 adult, $8 child; museum members $5 adult, $3 child. Open to all; geared for girls grades 4 to 8. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Clarksburg Town Library: Used book and bake sale. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items 50 cents or less. 711 W. Cross Road, Clarksburg.

Community Baby Shower: For pregnant women and their partners, parents and grandparents of young children. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Information: 413-445-4324 or 413-664-6104. Berkshire Mall Center Court, Lanesborough.

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking. Handicap-accessible. The Lighthouse of the Boys and Girls Club, Melville Street, Pittsfield.

First Baptist Church: Fall Harvest Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soup and sandwich lunch, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Craft items, attic treasures, handmade and quilted items, baked goods and candy, Chinese auction, kids' fishbowl, lunch with Santa. 131 Main St., North Adams.

First Baptist Church of Readsboro: Homemade chicken and biscuit meal. 5 to 7 p.m. Winter squash, apple pie, pumpkin pie or chocolate pudding cake and beverage. Adults, $10; children from 5-11, $5, and younger than 5, free. Takeout orders available, 413 424-5446 or today after 3 p.m. 802-423-7530. Readsboro, Vt.

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.

Hinsdale Lions Club: Roast pork dinner. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $12 adults, $5 children under 12. Reservations or take-out: 413-655-2973. Route 143, Hinsdale.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility: Annual Harvest Bazaar. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of talented vendors. Information: 413-499-7186, ext. 212. 1000 North St., Pittsfield.

North Adams Public Library: Tours of the library, the former Blackinton Mansion. 2 p.m. Cost: $5 per person, reservations suggested. Information: 413-662-3133. Meet at the front entrance on Church Street, North Adams.

Pine Cobble School: Third Annual Family Food Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5K run/walk (registration at 9 a.m., on the soccer fields), fundraising for local food banks, an educational farmers' market with food samples, family activities, and farm animals. 163 Gale Road, Williamstown.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Annual bazaar. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chicken parmesan and ziti or ziti with meatballs dinner. Parish center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

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.

Sheffield Historical Society: Festival of the Holidays featuring Berkshire artisans. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Solomon Wright Public Library: Annual fall book sale. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information: 802-823-5400. 97 Main St., Pownal, Vt.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Veterans of Stephentown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $60 will be accepted Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Western Mass. Labor Action: Benefit dinner and auction. 5 p.m. Information: 413-443-9862. The Apple Tree Inn, Lenox.

Women's Ministries Fellowship: Pot roast dinner and mini fair. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner served family-style and continuously. Donation: $10 adults, $5 youth 12 and younger. Takeouts available. Dinner reservations: 413-442-8592. First Baptist Church Assembly Hall, 88 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

Lenox Library: Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. Blue's Enchanted Adventures Story Time, noon to 1 p.m., for babies to age 5. Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Native American Heritage Month: The Last Great Indian Council." 3 p.m. Over a century ago, many Native American chiefs assembled for one last Indian Council. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.

Red Lion Inn: Todd S. Essig, Ph.D., "Dispatches from the Frontiers of Psychology and Technology: What Are We Gaining and What Are We Losing?" Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; registration 9 a.m. $20 for WMAAPP members, $25 non-members, free for students with ID. Information: Stockbridge.

Sandisfield Arts Center: Rich Lassor and Michael Mugridge of Nature Works Land Care for an introduction to nature's natural systems at work. 10 a.m. Cost: $10. 5 Hammertown Road, off Route 57, in Sandisfield.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Neil Yetwin, educator and author discusses a little-known American military hero, Major Mordecai Myers: An American-Jewish hero of the War of 1812. 2 p.m. Free. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Chatham Public Library: Andrew Amelinckx in a talk about his new book, "Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires." 3 p.m. A question-and-answer session, book signing and reception follow. Information: 518-392-3666. 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham N.Y.

The Mount: "Love & Arguments, A Screening." 4 p.m. This collection of urban love stories by Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno include modern interpretations of stories by Jane Austen, Henry James and Edith Wharton. $12 general, $10 members. Information or tickets: 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.


Crescendo: "Remember and Rejoice! A Te Deum and a Requiem for a Prince." Pietro Torri "Missa Pro Defunctis" (1726), Gottlieb Heinrich Stölzel, "Te Deum." Pre-Concert talk 30 minutes prior to performances. 6 p.m. First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass. Tickets: /

RIMON: Concert by the innovative Jewish music group Darshan. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 each with student and family discounts available; or 413-274-1034. First Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.

Sandisfield Arts Center: "Forever Young ...?" A cabaret with Linda Mironti. 7 p.m. Wine and beer available for a donation. Tickets: $20 at the door or 5 Hammertown Road, off Route 57, in Sandisfield.


Springside Park: 26th annual clean-up event. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bags and gloves provided, along with park maps and instructions to early volunteers. Coffee and donuts for early birds. North playground (formerly known as the Springside Park zoo area). North Street, Pittsfield.

Tamarack Hollow: Volunteer trail work day. 8 a.m. to noon. Snacks provided. Bring your own gloves. Help clear trails for winter programs and continue to clear the nature center site. To register:


Berkshire Waldorf High School: Shakespeare's "The Tempest" 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 for individuals and $40 for a family; or at door. Unicorn Theater, Stockbridge.

Darrow School: Darrow Theater Workshop's fall play, "Seagull: A Work in Progress," an adaptation of the classic play by Anton Chekov. 3:30 p.m. Free. 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Hubbard Hall: World premiere musical, "Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale." 2 and 8 p.m. p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students. Tickets or information: or 518-677-2495. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

MASS MoCA: Sundance Theatre Lab, 8 p.m. Ticket: $10 in advance, $5 for students and members, $15 day of, and $22 preferred; box office on Marshall Street in North Adams, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, 413-662-2111 or North Adams.

Monument Mountain Regional High School: Shakespeare's tragic history play, "The History of Henry VI." 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 at door. 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Mount Everett Regional High School: William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." 2 p.m. Tickets: $7 students and seniors; $9 adults. Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center at the high school, Sheffield.

Wahconah Regional High School: Apollonian Players, "Anne of Green Gables." 1 and 7 p.m. Dalton.

Williams College: Reimagined production of William Shakespeare's famous last play, "The Tempest: A Gyre." 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $3; box office Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. or 413-597-2425.'62 Center's Adams Memorial Theatre, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

WAM Theatre: "Holy Laughter" by Catherine Trieshmann. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 413-236-8888, in person during box office, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, or online Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

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