The 12th annual Tamarack Hollow Berkshire Drum and Dance Fest will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Town Park. Rain location is the Town Hall. 

The event features intergenerational drum classes, an intergenerational West African dance class, a world marketplace, and refreshments. Masks are required.

Classes will be led by master drummer Namory Keita from West Africa; Seny Daffe from Guinea, and the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas and members of Gaia Roots.

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Registration is required by emailing; no walk-ins. Limited free class opportunities are available for Windsor residents thanks to a Windsor Cultural Council grant.

Proceeds support the artists and the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.