Bits & Bites: Public dinners, plant-based open house slated
, BOILED DINNER SET
The Friendly Mission Circle of Readsboro, Vt., will serve a boiled dinner Wednesday at noon at the First Baptist Church on Main Street. Anyone is welcome to come to play bingo before the meal and socialize with others.
PORK ROAST DINNER
The South Readsboro Community Club will hold its annual roast pork dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The meal includes pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, winter squash, coleslaw and apple sauce. The dessert will be assorted homemade pies.
The donation is $12 for adults and $6 for children aged 5 to 11.
The hall is on Bosley Hill Road in Readsboro, Vt.
BAKED HAM DINNER
The Hinsdale Lions Club will hold a baked ham dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at its hall, Route 143, Hinsdale.
The menu will include baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, dessert and beverage.
The cost is $12 adults; $5 children younger than 12.
For reservations, call 413-655-2973. Take-out meals will be available.
VENTFORT HALL TEA & TALK
Professor Gary H. Darden will return to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum to give a visual presentation on "Making Gotham Global: New York City from 1825 to 1929." His lecture will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by a Victorian tea.
From the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 to the Stock Market Crash in 1929, New York City evolved from a regional port of little more than 100,000 people into the world's largest urban area with nearly 8,000,000 people. Central to its civic identity and economic power was the development of cultural and architectural assets befitting a global city of rank, one that emerged both through civic initiatives and the determination of its elites. This process radically re-imagined the scale and scope of Gotham, from Central Park and its museum collections to its multitude of mansions and corporate skyscrapers.
Darden chairs the Department of Social Sciences & History at Fairleigh Dickinson, Becton College of Arts & Sciences, Madison, N.J.
Tickets for the talk are $28 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations, call 413-637-3206. The historical mansion is at 104 Walker St., Lenox.
PLANT-BASED OPEN HOUSE
Berkshire Holistic Associates, a division of the non-profit Planetary Health, Inc., will sponsor a Plant-Based Open House at Eastover Estate in Lenox from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The event will feature a whole food vegan cooking demo and food tasting plus a lecture and discussion on the many health benefits of a plant based diet. Guidelines for adopting a healthful diet, including how to select high quality foods and suggestions for shopping locally will be included.
Reservations for the food tasting are required. To reserve a place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eastover, 866-264-5139.
STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE DINNER
The Stockbridge Grange will serve a public stuffed breast of chicken dinner, family-style from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the hall on Church Street.
Take outs will be available, 413-298-3185. Adults, $ 12; younger than 12, $ 6 and younger than 5, free.
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