The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 11



Sculpture Now: Two-hour, artist-led tour of REMIX, an outdoor sculpture exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, 11:30 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox;,, or 413-623-2068 or 413-551-5111


14th Annual St. Joseph Festival of Sharing Roots: Local musicians. Booths with American, African, Brazilian, French, Irish, Italian, Lebanese and Polish foods. Raffles and a craft area. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission and Kiddy Land. Noon to 5 p.m., entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m.; grounds of St. Joseph Parish, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Ferments: 2nd Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival, local cultured food vendors sampling and selling their products, demonstrations, lectures, culture swap, science corner, book signings, games, live music and more. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Great Barrington Fairgrounds, 684 S. Main St., Great Barrington.

Children's Attic: Annual maternity and children's consignment sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Health Programs, Route 7 campus, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; 413-528-0457.

Rainbow Seniors: Farewell, Summer — Hello, Autumn BBQ & Picnic. Charcoal, plates, cups, napkins, cutlery and drinks provided, bring food to throw on the grill or picnic with. Pittsfield State Park Ski Lodge, 1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield.

Sheffield in Celebration: Bring your own picnic, bring a picnic and blanket, beverages provided by Sheffield Land Trust. Noon, on the Village Green, Ashley Falls. Schneck Property Hike Walk from the picnic or join the hikers at the property on the west side of Route 7A in the Village of Ashley Falls, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11th Remembrance Service and Celebration of Sheffield's first responders, 5 p.m., Barnard Park. After the service, a picnic supper will be hosted by Christ Trinity Church across the street on their lawn. All are invited.

Stockbridge Grange: Public family-style roast beef dinner. Adults $12, children younger than 12, $6. Takeouts available, 413-298-3185. 1 to 2 p.m,., Grange hall, Church Street, Stockbridge.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 996: Candlelight ceremony in observance of Sept. 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, 6:30 p.m., at the post home, 573 Mohawk Trail, North Adams.

William C. Bryant Homestead: "Earthcare," a two-day arts festival and symposium on the human place in nature in a time of climate change. 207 Bryant Road, Cummington. Full schedules and online ticketing,


Images Cinema: Family-friendly animated film, "Phantom Boy." 12:30 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown; 413-458-5612,

Miss Hall's School: Screening of film, "Mariam," followed by a conversation with Tara Lai Quinlan, professor of Law & Diversity at the University of Sheffield School of Law in England. Q&A with Quinlan follows. 4 p.m., Holmes Road, Pittsfield, campus of the school.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Screening of the 2015 film "Steve Jobs" as part of the community's National Assisted Living Week® celebration. 140 Melbourne Place Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.

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: "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 2:30 p.m., 20 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or


Bascom Lodge: "The Power of Food and Bone Broths for Health and Healing," join the folks from Red Apple Butchers, Fire Cider and John Kozinski, MEA, for conversation and tastings of Bone Broth and Fire Cider. 6 p.m., summit of Mount Greylock, Adams; 413-743-1591,

Chatham Synagogue: "Stories Across the Divide: An Interreligious Roundtable Discussion " featuring three popular Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders from the Greater Boston area. Noon, 1536 County Road 28, Valatie, N,Y.; 518-392-0701 or email


Stockbridge Library: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Linda Greenhouse, "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right," co-authored by Michael J. Graetz. 4 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Carol Owens, "Remarkable Women of New England: Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers: The War Years 1754 to 1787," 4 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox; 413-637-3390,


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.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Family concert, "Rockin' with Mama Doni," laugh, clap, dance, and sing along as Mama Doni elevates the spirit of Jewish values, traditions, and culture. 11:30 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington;, 413-442-4360, ext. 10.

Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series: Olive Tiger, a group that features fiddle, cello and drums, complex rhythms and female vocals. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs, food and beverage vendors available, 2 p.m., Colegrove Park, North Church Street, North Adams.

New Lebanon Library: David Grover and Linda Worster in concert, an afternoon of acoustic folk, rock and original tunes from these local favorites. Donations for the performers appreciated. 2 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 518-794-8844.

Oldtone Roots Music Festival: Traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, Cajun and contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and exceptional national and regional acts. Day passes: $10 to $48 at the gate. 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale, N.Y.;

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: The Emerald Trio, works by Gustav Holst, Ernst Bloch, and other 20th-century composers. Reception follows. 9091 Route 22 in Hillsdale, N.Y.; 518-325-4101,

South Mountain Concerts: Juilliard String Quartet; Haydn — Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5; Bartok — Quartet No. 1, Op. 7; Beethoven — Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 (Razumovsky). Routes 7 and 20, Pittsfield; 413 442-2106,


2nd Annual Cheshire Lake Boat Parade: Boats to line up at 2 p.m. at the boat ramp on Route 8, across from Bass Water Grill.

Bike with Mike: Bike the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail with Ranger Mike from Mount Greylock State Reservation. Back at the trailhead, Stephen Bosco from Village Bikes presents active demonstrations of useful bicycle adjustments and basic repair. Appropriate for all ages. Rain cancels. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., meet at the Adams Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams; 413-499-4262.

Hoffmann Bird Club: BNRC's Alford Springs, 2.4-mile walk through a variety of habitats to search for migrant and resident songbirds. 7:30 a.m., meet at the Price Chopper on Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Leaders: Greg Ward,, 413-446-7486, and Christine Ward,

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Summit Boreal Forest Walk, 2 p.m., on the summit, 3 Summit Road, Adams, 413-499-4262.


WAM Theatre: 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, "Grand Concourse" by Heidi Schreck, $20. 3 p.m., No. Six Depot Roastery and Café, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge;

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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