The Berkshires calendar, May 25-26




413 Glassworks

The 2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Open Studio. Create your own fused glass. Choose from a variety of products: sun catcher, pendant, coaster, and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., all ages welcome. Reservations required by calling (413) 443-4864. 37 Nobody's Road, Route 8, Cheshire.

Hoffman Pottery

Open House, showing off the latest works in the Helix collection. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 103 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4646.

Renissance Arts Center

International Artisan Hands of the Berkshires' show. Noon to 4 p.m., 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.


'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.


Opening weekend: Opening of Eaton, Crane & Pike exhibit, 11 a.m. Curator Al DeMaio will lead a tour. Pittsfield.

Bidwell House Museum

Concert and opening reception. Singer-songwriter Diane Taraz performs "Songs from the American Revolution" with guitar and lap dulcimer. 3 p.m. Monterey.


All You Can Eat Breakfast sponsored by the No. 17 Order of Eastern Star. Featuring Raspberry and White Chocolate Chip Pancakes. 8-11:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams.

Breakfast Buffet

Including pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and coffee, all-you-can-eat, sponsored by Mystic Lodge, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Masonic Temple, 116 South St., Pittsfield. Donation: $6.

Cummington Fairgrounds

The 40th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair. Fiber and woolcraft vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials, fiber and woolcraft workshops for adults and children, sheep shows, fleece show and sale, fleece to shawl competition, and food booths. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington.

Freight Yard Pub

Sam Adams Beer Garden weekend wraps up with a night of s'more making and fun out on the patio. 8 p.m., 3 Furnace St., North Adams.

Mark Skinner Library

Signe Burgstaller, ambassador and deputy representative of Sweden to the U.N., on "Women, Peace and Security," 4 p.m. Manchester.

Mass. Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Sheep dog trials, wool booths, demonstrations, sheep show, crafters and food, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington. Information

Pancake Breakfast

The Eighth Annual Pancake Breakfast of bacon, sausage, maple syrup, juice and coffee, tea or milk. Proceeds help the NorShaft Lions provide sight and hearing assistance to members of our community. 8-11:30 a.m., Shaftsbury Elementary School, Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury, VT.

Wine & Food Festival

The 2nd Annual Wine & Food Festival including 13 wineries, six distilleries, two breweries and over 25 other food and craft exhibitors. Tasting ticket includes admission, souvenir tasting glass and all the wine, beer, and spirits you care to taste. Visit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chatham, NY.


Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.

Dalton CRA

Dalton CRA

Adult Lap Swim, 9-11 a.m.; Family Swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0260.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Community Yoga Classes. Enjoy the beautiful studio space and connect with the kula or local community through yoga. 4:30-5:45 p.m., 189 Beaver St., North Adams.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-Centered Yoga Flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m.; Couch to 5k Program, 11 a.m. to noon; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Recovery International

Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark's Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.



Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.



The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 2 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. "Berkshire Collects," showcasing Berkshire County residents' passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object, on view through May 11. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Summer estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths. Please visit or call (413) 551-5111 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "Wendell Minor's America," "Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkleman," Highlights from "Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and Norman Rockwell's original Stockbridge studio. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: or (413) 931-2221.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, 11:30 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or


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.

Freight Yard Pub

Live Music: Patrick Grey. 8 p.m., 3 Furnace St., North Adams.

Six Depot Roastery and Cafe

Paul De Jong, known from his former band "the Books" to perform 3-5 p.m., West Stockbridge.

Starving Artist Creperie

Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.


SummerSound Live, a six hour music festival featuring Heather Maloney. Noon to 6 p.m., Lenox.


Hoffmann Bird Club

Hilltown Ramble, 6:30 a.m. A search for migrating song birds in Windsor and Hawley Bog. Meet at Moran Wildlife Management Area, Route 8A in Windsor. (413) 684-3724


Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. 2 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Play Date" by John Morogiello, 2 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "Shakespeare's Will," life of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.


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