The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 2



Berkshire Paint & Sip: Benefit for Alzheimer's Association, hosted by Kimball Farms; "Butterfly Reflection in Purple," $35, all painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash bar. 2 to 4 p.m., Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, 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


2016 Fall Foliage Festival: Fall Classic 5K Race. Noon. Race begins at the top of Main Street. Register on day of the event at 85 Main St., Suite 200, North Adams. Fall Foliage 61st annual Fall Foliage Parade commences at 1 p.m. at the Ocean State Job Lots parking lot and concludes on Ashland Street after passing though downtown via Main Street. North Adams.

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: Final day; 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;

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

St. Helena's Chapel: Annual Blessing of the Animals; all welcome with all kinds of animals on leashes, leads, in cages and in tanks. 3 p.m., 245 New Lenox Road, Lenox. Pouring rain date: Oct. 9.

Windsor Historical Commission: Annual Harvest Festival and Pie Sale; homemade pies for sale, museum open with dioramas of scenes from Windsor's history, craft exhibits and demonstrations, and a book sale to benefit the Windsor Free Library. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Windsor Historical Museum, Route 9, Windsor.

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: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m.; "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 12:30 p.m., 20 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or

Kids' Stuff

Clark Art Institute: Stone Hill Family Day with the return of Kite Day. Bring a kite to fly atop Stone Hill; additional activities include poetry readings, eco art-making projects, dancing and music, including the Williams Percussion Ensemble drumming circle with Otha Day. Snacks available for purchase. Admission and all activities, free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown.


William Cullen Bryant Homestead: Greg Joly: Lecture and Poetry Reading. 3 p.m., Bryant Road, Cummington.


Bascom Lodge: Dublin Porter, foot-stomping Irish music, 6 p.m. Followed by dinner at 7 p.m. (one seating only); reservations needed for dinner. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams; 413-743-1591,

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: Caitlin Canty, an up-and-coming Americana artist, originally from Vermont and the Berkshires, 2 p.m., Colegrove Park, North Adams.


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.

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.


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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