Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, March 24-30


About Town

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. Wednesday, March 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lee Middle & High School, 300 Greylock St., Lee, Mass. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.

Colonial Theatre: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20; 413-997-4444, or at the ticket office. 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Community Land Trust of the Southern Berkshires: Annual meeting, Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Speaker: state Sen. Ben Downing, D- Pittsfield. Open to the public. Information: Crissey Farm, Route 7, Great Barrington, Mass.

High Hopes Farm Sugarhouse: Buffet breakfast. Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1132 Huntington Road, Worthington, Mass.

Oldcastle Theatre Co.: Dion Flynn's one-man show, "The Only Brown Kid in the Trailer Park." Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30; 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Kid Stuff

Blue Rider Stables: Candy Free Eater Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pony rides, hay maze, face painting and refreshments available for an additional charge. Free. Information: or 413-528-5299. 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. Officials from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, "Wildlife Rehabilitation." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams, Mass.

W. Mass. Recovery Learning Community: Alternative Perspective Series — Author Robert Whitaker, "Psychiatry Under the Influence," speaks out against the American Psychiatric Association. Friday, March 25, 1 p.m. Q&A and reception follow. Free. Information and to register: 413-236-5888 or at RLC Pittsfield Center, 152 North St., 2nd floor, Suite 230, Pittsfield. Information: Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield, Mass.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: "Be Frank with Me: A Reading by Author Julia Claiborne Johnson." Monday, March 28, 4 p.m. Books available for purchase. Alumni Library, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.


The Colonial Theatre: Grammy Award-nominated, "Godfather of British blues" John Mayall. Thursday, March 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35, $50 and $60; at the ticket office, 413-997-4444 or 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Mass MoCA: "M is Black Enough." Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, of Kronos Quartet, teams up with composer and percussionist Andy Akiho, poet Roger Bonair-Agard, and percussionist Sean Dixon for a work-in-progress program of spoken word and music. Tickets: $8 for students, $12 in advance, $18 day of, and $22 preferred; 413-662-2111, ext. 1, or at ticket office. Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.

Music and Art Cafe: Tophenjamin with Benjamin Lane on mandolin, Christopher Lane on guitar. Saturday, March 26, 7 p.m. Admission: $5 per person. Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center, 71 Main St. (Route 2), Petersburgh, N.Y.

South Street Cafe and Bakery: Funk & Jazz Music with That Strange, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jazz Brunch, Sundays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Mic Night, Mondays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: 802-447-2433. 105 South St., Bennington, Vt.


Berkshire Knapsackers: - Taconic Crest Trail section. B.3.B. Saturday, March 26. From Robinson Hollow over Misery Mountain to Mattison Hollow. Hike of 7 to 8 miles, out most of the day. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Information: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or


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