The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 4



Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Annual OLLI Art Show, featuring the creative talents of many of its members. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker St., Lenox.

Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild: Fine art show and sale, 30-plus local artists in diverse media. Noon to 3 p.m., 1854 Historic Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge, 413-441-6372.

Sheffield Historical Society: "Where the Berkshires Began," an exhibit on Sheffield, the oldest town in Berkshire County, weekends through Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-2694,


176th annual Columbia County Fair: Fun-filled excitement for fairgoers of all ages. Adults, $15; children younger than 12 and active military personnel, free. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., fairgrounds off Routes 66 and 203, Chatham, N.Y.;

Berkshire Carousel: Berkshire County Day, all residents of Berkshire County ride half-price. Bring proof of residency. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 50 Center St., Pittsfield; 413-499-0457.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: 11th annual Festival of Books, giant used book sale, discussions with and readings by esteemed authors, and a children's program. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.; schedule:

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.


Bidwell House Museum: "Colonial Life in the Berkshires Tour of the 1760s Home and Gardens," experience life of the early settlers. 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., 100 Art School Road, Monterey; 413-528-6888,

Mission House: Colonial Collection Tour features Mabel Choate's unique collection of objects from daily life in Colonial America, enjoy the Colonial garden designed by famed landscape architect Fletcher Steele, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m.; "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


New Lebanon Library: New Lebanon Book Group, book to be discussed, "The Blue Flower" by Penelope Fitzgerald. Newcomers welcome. 11 a.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 518-794-8844.


Bascom Lodge: Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song, Lara Gonzalez and Yael Shacham fuse original songs and spoken word with traditional West African rhythm and dance, showcasing indigenous instruments, 6 p.m., 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 Music Series: Bella's Bartok, a Bohemian folk/rock group from the Pioneer Valley. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs, food and beverage vendors available, 2 p.m., Colegrove Park, North Church Street, North Adams.


Berkshire Sanctuaries: Canoe Trip along the Housatonic River, suitable for children 10 to 18 years. Search for frogs, fish, herons, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the meandering and scenic Housatonic River. Members: Adult or child, $25. Nonmembers: Adult or child, $35. 8:30 a.m. to noon, New Lenox Road, Lenox.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Family-Friendly Hike, suitable for families with children, 1 to 3 miles on easy to moderate trail, meet at the Greylock Glen, Adams, 11 a.m.; Summit Scavenger Hunt, "seek and find" lists for different age and skill levels, 2 p.m., on the summit, 3 Summit Road, Adams, 413-499-4262.

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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