The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 16



Great Chair Auction & More: Artist designed chairs and other small pieces of furniture will be available for purchase by the highest bidder also raffles for specialty items. Beginning at 1 p.m., Bounti Fare Restaurant, 200 Howland Ave., Adams; online auction site:

No. Six Depot Street: Artist reception for Nina Lipkowitz' show "iPaint on my iPad," 4 to 5:30 p.m., 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge;


Berkshire Paint & Sip: To benefit Richmond Consolidated PTO; "Autumn Train Tracks," $35, qll painting materials, light snack and donation included; cash bar. Reservations:, 413-205-8346. 2 to 4 p.m., 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Bousquet Mountain: 29th annual ski sale; gently used and new equipment, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield;, 413-442-8316.

Boy Scouts and Civitan Breakfast: Annual Autumn "Not Just A Pancake Breakfast" Tickets at the door: Adults $8, seniors $6, kids younger than 12, $5. younger than 3, free. Proceeds benefit Pittsfield youth and community projects. 8 a.m. to noon, St. Charles Church Parish Hall, 89 Briggs Ave., Pittsfield.

Dalton American Legion Auxiliary: Craft fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Hall, 258 North St., Dalton.

Emma L. Miller Ski Club: Bottle and can drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Adams Redemption Center, 55 Commercial St., Adams.

Houghton Mansion: Public ghost/historic tours, 1 and 6 p.m. $5 per person. 172 Church St., North Adams.

Pilgrim Memorial Church: Halloween Penny Social. 2 p.m., doors open at 1 p.m. 249 Wahconah St., Pittsfield; 413-442-9567.

Stephentown Fire Hall: Fall Harvest Dinner; roast pork, sides and a beverage. Tickets: At the door until sold out $10 adult; $7, children younger than 12. Eat in or take out. 50/50 raffle and a baked goods sale. To benefit the Building and Grounds Fund for the Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph's Parish. 4 to 7 p.m., 35 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, N.Y.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Annual Fall Foliage Festival; music, pumpkin and cookie decorating stations, crafts, games with prizes and a performance by the Gypsy Trio Jazz Band. 2:30 to 4 p.m. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield; 413-499-1992.


High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center: Equus Film Festival. Tickets: $10. 4 p.m., Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.;, email, 518-672-4202.

Health & Fitness

Dewey Hall: Community Yoga with Beth Seongwan Fehrensen, beginner friendly, gentle to moderate Kripalu yoga class followed by an optional 15-minute zazen meditation practice, bring a mat and props, pay what you can, suggested donation $10, 6 to 7:15 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Pittsfield Sangha: Meditative Book Study, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252


Naumkeag: "Shaping a Landscape: The Gardens of Naumkeag," daily tours, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 20 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or


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. 15 headline concert:

Bascom Lodge: Jazz Sunday Dinner; The Wes Brown Trio with Jill Connolly and Andy Jaffe. One seating at 7 p.m. Reservations required; 413-743-1591, 3 Summit Road, Adams.

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.

Levitt AMP North Adams Concert Series: The Seratones, a funky, blues-rock group that features a female lead singer, 2 p.m., Colegrove Park, North Adams.


16th Annual Ghostly Gallop: Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, beginning at 11.a.m. 5K run starts at 11:30 a.m. Hudson Area Library, 51 N 5th St., Hudson, N.Y.; info:

Bartholomew's Cobble: Chainsaw Skills for Women; designed for the beginner chainsaw operator who is looking for an opportunity to gain greater confidence with these machines. No experience is necessary. Members $220; nonmembers $275 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield; 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Leaf Peepin' in the Park, self-guided and by arrangement; foliage packets available at the Visitor Center. To reserve a guided tour (staffing permitting): 413-499-4262. For all hikes, be prepared for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, bring a snack and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough; 413-499-4262.

Pediatric Development Center: 9th Annual Go, PDC Go! 5K Road Race Start time 10 a.m.; registration starts 9:15 a.m. Camp Russell, Richmond; 413) 499-4537,, or the PDC Facebook page.


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. 2 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.

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. 2 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 follows. Tickets: $50. 2 p.m., 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.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions