The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 9



Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser for Save Our Shakespeare at Taconic, "Autumn Leaf Lanterns"; two mason jars, $35, all painting materials and donation included. Cash bar. 2 to 4 p.m., Tavern at the A, 303 Crane Ave, Pittsfield. Reservations:, 413-205-8346.

Clark Art Institute: Margaret D. Carroll, professor of art at Wellesley College, "Violence in the Air: Painting for King Philip IV's Hunting Lodge." 3 p.m., Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.


20th annual Autumn In Austerlitz Festival: Volunteers dressed in early 1830s costumes, antiques, live music, entertainment for children, many different vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle and a variety of hot and cold foods. Admission: $7 adults; free for children younger than 12. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11550 Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y.;, 518-392-0062.

Berkshire Botanical Garden: 82nd Harvest Festival 2016; family fun, food, local craft vendors, a farmers market, giant tag sales and more. Admission: $5, kids younger than 12, free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge: 413-298-3926;

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.

Blue Rider Stables: Horse show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont; 413-528-5299;

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

Pie Contest: Anything Goes People's Choice. Youth and adult catigories; silent pie auction; prizes. 3 p.m., Dewey Hall, Main Street, Sheffield.

St. John Paul II Parish: Fall Fest, Bazaar And Kids Fair; American and polish foods, baked goods, huge Chinese auction, handmade goods, Christmas and fall d├ęcor, country store, silent auction, books, attic treasures, gift certificate raffle, jewelry, and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Notre Dame School behind the church, Maple Street, Adams.

Stockbridge Grange: Family-style stuffed breast of chicken dinner. Cost: Adults, $12; younger than 12, $6; younger than 5, free. Takeout available, 413-298-3185. 1 to 2 p.m., Grange Hall, Church Street, Stockbridge.


Images Cinema: Family-friendly animated film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." 12:30 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown; 413-458-5612,

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. "Watercolors with a View" with artist Margaret McCandless; bring a lunch, water, and your own watercolor supplies. Member, $48; nonmember, $60, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 20 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or

William Cullen Bryant Homestead: "A Fiery and Still Voice," led by a Trustees tour guide, follow the poet William Cullen Bryant as he moves throughout the house and grounds offering an intimate glimpse into his life. Seating is limited; purchase tickets in advance, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington.

Kids' Stuff

Sandisfield Arts Center: Fairy tales brought to life, inspired by the paintings of Robin-Crofut-Brittingham, by Ben Luxon and members of the Sandisfield Players. Tickets: $10 adults; children free; 4 p.m. 5 Hammertown Road, off Route 57, Sandisfield.


Dewey Hall: Oldtone Roots Music Series — Kaia Kater, Price: $20. Wine and beer available. 7:30 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield;

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.

Hudson Area Library: "Making Musicals — A Concert with Conversation" with Broadway show writer Brian Hill and composer and lyricist Neil Bartram. 6 p.m.; private dinner (separate admission) follows. Tickets: $35 for talk; $100 for dinner. 51 N 5th St, Hudson, N.Y.;

Levitt AMP North Adams Concert Series: Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, 2 p.m., Colegrove Park, North Adams.

South Mountain Concerts: Johannes String Quartet and Richard Stoltzman, clarinet. Mozart — Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589, Bartok — Quartet No. 3; Brahms — Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. 3 p.m., Routes 7 and 20, Pittsfield; 413-442-2106,

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music Concert — "America the Beautiful II." 2 p.m. Admission at the door $20; younger than 18, free. 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.;, (518) 392-4697


Bartholomew's Cobble: Fall Foliage Wagon Rides, runs every 30 minutes. Stories about the native Americans and white settlers of the land, as well as the natural history of the property, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; members, $9; nonmembers, $15; kids free. "Wildlife Photography" for beginners and experienced photographers; members, $28; nonmembers, $35. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield; 413-298-3239, ext. 3013.

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.


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. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. 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.

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.

Unicorn Theatre: Berkshire Theatre Group and WAM Theatre present "The Bakelite Masterpiece" by Kate Cayley with David Adkins and Corinna May. Tickets: $50. Talkback follows. 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.


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