The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 1



Berkshire Paint & Sip: "October Moon, Jeepers Creepers"; $30, all painting materials and instruction included. BYOB. 2 to 4 p.m., Camp Waubeeka, 133 Farm Road, Copake, N.Y. To benefit Four-On-Four Blue Challenge, "Basketball" $35, all painting materials, donation, snacks and drinks included. 305 North St., Pittsfield. Reservations:, 413-205-8346.

Readsboro Glassworks: Open studio in conjunction with 6th Annual Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend Tour. Ongoing glassblowing demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6954 Main St. (Route 100), (lower level), Readsboro, Vt.; 802-423-7706, and

William Cullen Bryant Homestead: Art show and reception for "A Sense of Place: Plein Air Paintings of the Hilltowns." 6 to 8 p.m., 207 Bryant Road, Cummington.


9th Annual Berktoberfest: Pre-sale tickets are available from Thistle & Mirth, Wandering Star Craft Brewery, Methuselah, and at VIP admission (only available online): Noon to 6 p.m. with a free Berktoberfest T-shirt. General admission: 1 p.m., $35 at the gate. McKay Street Lot, on the corner of Depot and McKay streets in downtown Pittsfield.

2016 Fall Foliage Festival: Bring Your Dog to the Market. Special market vendors will include animal rescue agencies and animal-themed products. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Adams Farmers Market, St. Anthony municipal parking lot, intersection of Marshall Street and Saint Anthony Drive, North Adams; 413-664-6180, e-mail

• Fall Foliage Craft Fair, local artisan and crafter booths, live music and food. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main St. between Holden and Eagle streets, North Adams; 413-664-6180.

• VFW Post 996 Fall Bazaar. Something for everyone — Chinese auction, fish bowl, raffles, baked goods, fried dough and hot dogs. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., VFW Post Home, Mohawk Trail, North Adams; 413-743-5040.

• 6th Annual Dog Parade. Theme is "Salute to National Parks and Monuments." Categories: Funniest, best duo (owner and dog), best group (dogs), best small dog, best medium-sized dog, and best large dog. Prizes. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (registration at 10 a.m.), Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Eagle Street and Route 2, North Adams; 413-664-6180,

Berkshire County Arc: Accepting gently-used coats, scarves, hats and mittens, as well as winter clothing items that have been knitted or crocheted, through Oct. 14. Drop-off locations at: Berkshire County Arc's Community Apartments, 189 First St., Pittsfield; 288 Pecks Road, Pittsfield (one of the agency's residential facilities); main office, 395 South St., Pittsfield

Big E: Gates open 8 a.m. Regular gate admission: Adults $15, children ages 6-12, $10; children 5 and younger, free. 1305 Memorial Ave. West Springfield; 413-737-2443; Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.

Chatham Octoberfeast: Celebrate the harvest with local food and family fun; music all day, "Get Crocked" cooking contest, fall food. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Village of Chatham, N.Y. Information and schedule:

Drury High School Class of 1953: 63rd year class reunion. Social hour at noon; buffet luncheon at 1 or 1:30 p.m. Boston Seafood restaurant, American Legion Drive, North Adams. Information: 413-662-2797 or 412-743-1190.

First Congregational Church in Becket: Harvest Turkey Dinner, includes roast turkey and all the fixings, plus homemade apple crisp for dessert. $12 adults, $5 children younger than 12. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Guild Hall, YMCA Road, Becket. For takeout: 413-623-8300.

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 email 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.

Literacy Network of South Berkshire: 25th anniversary gala; presentation of Founders of America Award. Cocktail hour and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and dessert. Berkshire Country Day School in Stockbridge. Information and tickets:413-243-0471,

Manos Unidas Hands Helping Hands Cooperative: Harvest of Hope Festival and World Groove Dance. Noon to 5 p.m., Harvest of Hope; performances, artists, and partner agency workshops at The Common on First Street, Pittsfield. 5:15 to 7 p.m., Harvest Feast featuring multi-cultural cuisine; suggested donation $5 to $10, The Common. 7:30 to 11 p.m., World Groove Dance-In featuring the Berkshire Bateria and local instructors on global dance styles; $10 for single entry, $15 for couples. Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Monterey Octoberfest: Locally sourced brats from Red Apple Butchers, craft beer from Berkshire Brewing, home-baked goods, live music from area musicians, crafts, games and more. Noon to 4 p.m., Monterey Community Center, corner of Route 23 and New Marlborough Road, Monterey.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting and the Milton and Adam Show, back by popular demand. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit 2 to 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., 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.

Sugar Hill Mansion: "Seniors: Find The Job You Really Want!" with Millie Calesky, business and life coach. 9 to 11 a.m., 45 Main St., Dalton; RSVP, 413-684-0100.


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.

Williams College: H.T. Chen and Dancers. Tickets: $10; $3 students. 8 p.m., MainStage of the 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown; 413.597.2425,


Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries: First Saturday Documentaries For Everyone — "Here Come The Videofreex," a 2015 film uses restored footage shot by an underground video collective in the '60s and '70s. Wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m., film at 7:45 p.m. group discussion and refreshments, 9 to 10 p.m. Claire Teague Senior Center, Great Barrington;, 413-528-1881.

Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse: "Where to Invade Next," expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which Michael Moore confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. Potluck at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m. Moderated discussion follows, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.; 518-766-2992,

Unitarian Universalist Church: Kickstarter launch party for "The Haunted House," a film about childhood, halloween and engineering. 4 to 6 p.m., 1089 Main St., Housatonic;


Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m.; "The Three Lives of Naumkeag: General House Tour," 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., tours on the hour; "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 12:30 p.m.; "The Gardens of Naumkeag," 2 and 4 p.m.; "Behind the Velvet Curtain: Backstairs at Naumkeag," 2:30 p.m. Cider Press, seasonal celebration of the 100-year-old apple orchard for all ages, 4 to 7 p.m. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m. Flashlight Scavenger Hunt, a spooky, kooky after-hours adventure in the museum with the "Something Scary" exhibition, 6 p.m. $5; museum members $3. Add a ticket for the Little Cinema screening of "The Goonies" at 7 p.m.; scavenger hunt and film, $10; museum members, $7.50. 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Story Time. 10 to 11 a.m. Enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe even a song or two. 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: Fall Storytime sessions for children; stories, music, movement, crafts and more. Birth to 2 years, 10:15-10:45 a.m.; 3 to 5 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., at the library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.; 518-325-4101,


Berkshire Community College: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute — "Trends in Philanthropy: Here, Nationally and Worldwide" by philanthropy consultant and expert, Abbie J Von Schlegell. Tickets: $10 for OLLI members, $15 for non-members; available at the door. 10:30 a.m., Berkshire Community College, Koussevitsky Arts Center, K-111 lecture hall, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: Public symposium celebrating the exhibition "Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill" and addressing issues of place. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Michael Conforti Pavilion at the museum, 225 South St., Williamstown;, 413 458 2303.

Heritage State Park: In conjunction with Massachusetts Archaeology Month, an illustrated lecture, "Ancient Gardens"; travel back in time to explore a variety of ancient gardens, their history, and the roles they played in many cultures. 3 p.m. at the park, located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4. Information: 413-663-6312.

Lenox Library: Astronomy lecture, "Our Place in the Stars," and telescope viewing with amateur astronomer Rick Costello. All ages welcome. 7 to 9 p.m., Welles Gallery & Roche Reading Park at the library, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Sandisfield Arts Center: "Forum on American History, Culture and Politics: The 2016 Presidential Election" with Bill Cohn and Val Coleman. Donations for the Forum accepted at the door. 4 p.m., 5 Hammertown Road, off Route 57, Sandisfield.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Sherry Steiner, "The Adventures of Etienne," 3 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Berkshire Theatre Group: "Memories of Patsy," the national touring Patsy Cline tribute show. 7:30 p.m., the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets: 413-997-4444, or at the box office.

Clark Art Institute: Four Nations Ensemble, "Nocturne for the Kings of Spain," 7:30 p.m. From 6:00–7:30 p.m., ticketholders enjoy private access to "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado." Tickets: $35 ($25 members, $15 students with valid ID);, 413-458-0524.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: "Animal Farm: Greylock Critters in Song and Story," musical exploration of the animals that have helped define the nature of Mount Greylock with local folk trio Wintergreen. 7 to 8:30 p.m., meet at the Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough; 413-499-4262. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m.

Music & More at the Meeting House: Clarinetist Paul Green and combo playing Klezmer and jazz, 4:30 p.m. Wine reception with the artists follows. 154 Hartsville New Marlborough Road (Route 57), New Marlborough;

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: tenor Doug Schmolze and pianist Larry Wallach in a series of German lieder (songs) by Franz Schubert, "Songs of the Flow of Life and Love: Schubert's Romantic 'Water Music.'" 5 p.m., 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.; 518-325-4101,

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Jazz concert by The Quartet. Tickets: $20, $10 for students at the door. 8 p.m., 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.;, 518-392-3693.

Whitney Center for the Arts: Third and final installment of "A Sondheim Trilogy: Master of the Contemporary Musical Theater" with Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora. Show at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light fare menu available for purchase. Tickets: $20. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; 413-212- 4459,

Williams College: Visiting Artist Series — Charlotte Dobbs, soprano, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


15th annual Heritage Walks: More than 60 free, guided interpretive tours are offered throughout Berkshire County, Mass., and Litchfield County, Conn. Family oriented, fun walks. Detailed Heritage Walks brochures at libraries, post offices, markets and stores throughout the region.

Berkshire Sanctuaries: Berkshire Summit Hiking Series — Lenox Mountain. Naturalist-guided, 3-mile round trip hike. Moderately strenuous, with steep sections. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox; 413-637-0320, Registration required. Members, $10; nonmembers, $15.

Bidwell House Museum: Royal Hemlock Trail Hike in the Steps of the Early Settlers; a guided walk on Museum lands and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council's Hudson-Howard property, tracing the route of the early settlers of Township No. 1 between Tyringham valley and their first meeting house on the hill near the museum. Dress for the weather, wear hiking boots/sturdy footwear. Bring drink/snack. The walk is 4 miles, about three hours. Meet at 10 a.m. at the museum, 100 Art School Road, Monterey;

Clark Art Institute: Trailblazer Run, 5K trail run, individual timed results; open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. . Day-of-race registration, $30, starts at 7 a.m.; race at 8 a.m. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Hoffmann Bird Club: The Meadows; half-day trip to the Hadley/Northampton area to search for migrant sparrows and hawks. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Allendale Shopping Center on Cheshire Road, Pittsfield. Carpool information: Leaders Tom Begley, 413-655-0112,; Noreen Mole, 413-442-6327,

Hopkins Forest: Annual Fall Festival; music, apple butter and cider production, refreshments, a canopy walkway, an active honey bee hive, and children's activities including a crafts table. Hands-on activities, including traditional shake-splitting and a cross-cut saw competition. Noon to 3 p.m., junction of Northwest Hill Road and Bulkley Street, Williamstown; 413-597-4353.

St. Mary's School: 3rd Annual Edu5ktion Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run, 5K starts at 9 a.m., Kids' Fun Run around school to follow. $25 race day registration, Kids' Fun Run $5. 115 Orchard St., Lee. Parking is at the Lee Middle High School, shuttle available.


Aglet Theatre: "The Velocity of Autumn" by Eric Coble. Tickets: $25; $20.00 for students younger than 18; 860-435-6928 or aglettheatre@comcast,.net. 7 p.m., Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main St., (Route 7,) Sheffield.

Hubbard Hall: In partnership with Bennington College, "The Naked I: Self Defined" by 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities from Minneapolis, Minn. Cutting-edge monologues and short scenes that explore the queer and trans experience. 4 p.m., Freight Depot, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students; 518-677-2495, or at the door if any remain. 7 p.m., Bennington College, Bennington, Vt. Free;

Mac-Haydn Theatre: Sale of costumes from overflowing storage; check and the Mac-Haydn Facebook page for special offers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Route 203, Chatham, N.Y. Cash or checks only.

The Unicorn Theatre: Berkshire Theatre Group and WAM Theatre present "The Bakelite Masterpiece" by Kate Cayley with David Adkins and Corinna May. Tickets: $50. 6 East St., Stockbridge; 413-997-4444,,

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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