The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 14



Berkshire Paint & Sip: To benefit Taconic Hills Elementary PTO, "Blowing Dandelion"; $35, all painting materials, instruction and donation included; cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y. Reservations:, 413-205-8346.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell in Detail" with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Included with museum admission. 1:30 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge;


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.

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School: "Fall Friday," open house for parents of children entering pre-K though eighth grade. Starting at 9 a.m .in the library of the school, 35 W. Plain Road, Great Barrington. To register:, 413-528-4015, ext. 106.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Walking Forum — teams of three will visit pre-selected locations and talk with residents, patrons, and employees and report their findings. 10 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church in North Adams (use the Eagle Street entrance). Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Friendship Center Food Pantry. Information: 413-663-7588, e-mail

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Purgatory Road Haunted Hayride: Each hayride is approximately 35 minutes, and there is some walking involved. Proceeds from the event will support teen suicide prevention programming throughout Berkshire County. Tickets: $13 in advance at the Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton, Mass.; $15 at the door. 7 to 10 p.m., 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton.


Dances of Universal Peace: Participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders ; no previous experience needed; all ages welcome. Donation: $5 to $10. 7 to 9 p.m. Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.; 518-392-9718,


Gould Farm: "No Letting Go," movie screening and Q&A with writer/producer Randi Silverman. 7 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington;

Health and Fitness

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Naumkeag: "The Gardens of Naumkeag," 2 and 4 p.m. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom at Haskins Center, 10 a.m. to noon, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Stockbridge Library: Pre-School Storycraft; songs, stories and a craft. No pre-registration necessary. 10 a.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge; 413-298-5501.


Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Knosh & Knowledge with Randy F. Weinstein, owner of North Star Rare Books and founder of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center-Great Barrington, "Ulysses S. Grant, the Law and Order President: Did Black Lives Matter?" Buffet lunch follows. Program and lunch,$11; program only, $5. Advance reservations for lunch required. 10:45 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington: 413-442-4360, ext. 10, email

Sheffield Historical Society: Dennis Picard, "A Harvest of Field and Stream"; Picard will demonstrate and explain traditional methods of procuring and preserving food in colonial and early American New England. 7:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield;, or call 413-229-2694.


7th Annual Berkshire Drum & Dance Fest: Benefit for the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center. Over 75 drumming artists, from the Berkshires and beyond, in short performance segments. 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. $10 to $20-plus suggested donation at the door. Berkshire Community College Boland Theater in the Koussevitsky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield;

12th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival: Spanning two weekends, the lineup includes local musicians; national touring performers Karrin Allyson, Scott Robinson, and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors big band; jazz brunches, the annual "jazz crawl;" a new discovery in the organization's Jazz Prodigy series, and a new exhibit of jazz photography. Schedule and tickets: Details, and tickets for the Oct. 14 and 15 headline concerts:

14th Annual Fuller's Follies: Musical variety show to benefit the Goshen Food Pantry, 7 p.m., Cummington Village Church, 33 Main St., Cummington.

BOOM: Berkshire Organization for Original Music, the Boom Room, performer TBA, 5 to 8 p.m., 137 North St., in the Crawford Square building, Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Folk Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your instrument or voice and have some fun. Refreshments and one copy each of "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" provided. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street, Sheffield.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Two-time Grammy Award winner Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 to $50. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.; or 413-528-0100.

New Lebanon Library: Tor Krautter in concert; acoustic folk, rock and originals. Donations for the performer appreciated. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 518-794-8844.

Spectrum Playhouse: "Berkshire Voice," vocal talent competition; Round 1 — the blind auditions. Contestants must be ages 15 and older. All contestants should be prepared with at least two to three songs with background track available. Sign ups and sound check for contestants begins at 6 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7, $5 for seniors and students (free admission for contestants). 40 Main St., Lee; 413-394-5023, email


Barrington Stage Company: Mark St. Germain's award-winning play, "Camping with Henry and Tom," directed by Christopher Innvar. Through Oct. 23; Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20-$49; 413-236-888, 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Ghent Playhouse: "The 39 Steps," based on John Buchan's 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film of the same name, a classic spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical magic. Tickets: $10 to $20. 8 p.m., 6 Town Hall Place , Ghent, N.Y.; 800-838-3006.

Hubbard Hall: "Peter and the Starcatcher." Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 23. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.;, 518-677-2495.

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.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Rona Jaffe's "The Best of Everything," a work adapted for the stage by Julie Kramer. Tickets: $5 to $15; 413-662-5123, 8 p.m., Venable Theater, Church Street, North Adams.

Mixed Company: "Season by Season," four Berkshire one-act plays by Joan Ackermann. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.; matinees on Sundays, Oct. 9 and 16 at 3 p.m. through Oct. 30. Tickets: or 1-800-838-3006 (say either "Mixed Company" or "Season By Season."). Limited tickets held at the theater, reserve by calling 413-528-2320. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Fully staged production of "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz. Tickets: 413-443-9279. 8 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Unicorn Theatre: Berkshire Theatre Group and WAM Theatre present "The Bakelite Masterpiece" by Kate Cayley with David Adkins and Corinna May. Talkback following performance. Tickets: $50. 7 p.m. 6 East St., Stockbridge; 413-997-4444,,

Ventfort Hall: East Haddam Stage Company, "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band"; a live-action "radio" drama. Cake and coffee after. Cost: $20 adults, $8 children younger than 12. 7 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox; 413-637-3206,

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