Events

Mar
29
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA-Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart’s Idomeneo @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.

4 hrs 20 min.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays About Trayvon Martin @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm

at the Daniel Arts Center – McConnell Theater

In 2013, The New Black Fest in New York City commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. This commission resulted in a collection of one-acts titled Facing our Truth which continue to be presented around the country. Facing Our Truth’s purpose is to spark serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues. A performance about the problems in our culture dealing with race and a chance to talk about critical social and political issues. Enlightening people is the first step in trying to change these problems thus bringing together a community torn by stereotyping and violence.

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Mar
30
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Food Security in Insecure Times @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Lecture Center
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

Join Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap, Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas, for a conversation about changing the food system. As a writer on food issues, Winne’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Nation, Sierra, Orion, and Yes! Magazine.

Through his own firm, Mark Winne Associates, he speaks, trains, and writes on topics related to community food systems, food policy, and food security. Winne serves as Senior Advisor to the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and was the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, a Connecticut non-profit food organization, from 1979 to 2003. He is the co-founder of the Community Food Security Coalition where he also worked as the Food Policy Council Program Director from 2005 to 2012. Both books will be for sale after the talk. Mark’s talk is a prelude to the ThinkFOOD Conference (see below). Free and Open to the Public. Sponsored by the Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Mar
31
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Like Water for Chocolate @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Theater
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

In a tale of forbidden love, Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and Pedro (Marco Leonardi) are barred by a family tradition. Magical realism comes into play when Tita learns of her supernatural abilities through cooking.

“The food scenes in this Mexican fable are just as sumptuous and appetizing as those in Denmark`s Oscar-winning Babette`s Feast” – Emanuel Levy

Gt. Barrington, MA–Uncommon Journeys: John McWhorter ‘81 @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a freewheeling conversation between renowned linguist John McWhorter and professor Brendan Mathews about John’s life, career and longstanding association with Simon’s Rock. A prolific writer, his work appears in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, and The New Yorker, and he is has been a guest on Dateline NBC, Politically Incorrect, Talk of the Nation, Today, and Fresh Air. His interests space a wide range of topics on, like, why we’re so addicted to saying the word “like,” and how to listen to Donald Trump for the next four years.

Apr
1
Sat
Lanesborough, MA–Volunteers Needed in the Berkshires for Water Quality Monitoring – Training Session @ Bill Laston Memorial Park
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help monitor the water quality of tributaries in the Housatonic and Hoosic watersheds this year. Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, with two watershed partners – the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA) and the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) invite interested individuals to a training on Saturday, April 1 from 10 am – Noon at the Bill Laston Memorial Park, Rte 7, Lanesborough.

Once a month, trained volunteers will collect water samples at designated locations on the Green River in the Hoosic Watershed and Wahconah Falls Brook and the Southwest Branch of the Housatonic River in the Housatonic Watershed. The samples will be tested to determine bacteria levels. Currently, all three tributaries are partly or wholly listed as “impaired” by the state of Massachusetts due to high bacteria levels in testing conducted several years ago. This means that they are currently not designated as safe for recreational activities such as swimming. Since this original determination, however, significant changes in land use have occurred adjacent to each of these rivers.

Volunteers will need to be available for one morning, once a month, from April through October. The time commitment each sampling day is about half an hour and is usually scheduled before 9am. The day chosen for each sampling will be weather-dependent as the sample must be collected following a period of dry weather. Volunteers must have transportation to their water sampling site(s) and must be physically able to collect the sample(s). HVA and HooRWA will provide all the equipment needed for the sampling and will collect and deliver the samples to the Premier Laboratory, Lee, for analysis.

In the Hoosic watershed, there will be eight sampling sites along a 12.5 mile segment of the Green River, which were most recently tested in 2012. This most recent testing was very positive, showing that bacteria levels were significantly lower on this segment of the Green River. In the Housatonic watershed, on the Wahconah Falls Brook, samples will be collected at four sites from Wahconah Falls State Park to Center Pond and on the Southwest Branch from the Richmond Pond Dam to the confluence with the Housatonic River in Pittsfield (Clapp Park.). These sites are the same sites tested in 2002 – 2007.

For more information and to register for the training, please contact Dennis Regan, HVA Berkshire Program Director at (413) 298-7024 or dregan@hvatoday.org

For information about the sample sites along the Green River in the Hoosic River watershed, contact Steve McMahon, Executive Director of HooRWA at (413) 458-2742 or s.mcmahon@hoorwa.org

Pittsfield, MA–WordXWord presents a Free Poetry Slam Workshop with slam poet and mentor, Grace Rossman for youth ages 11 – 14 @ Family Resource Center
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Appropriate for all experience levels for ages 11 – 14 years old
The workshop will be followed by a short performance/opportunity to share our work, and pizza!

What is Poetry Slam? Poetry Slam is built on the idea of poetry as oral art form; that everyone should have access to the creative experience; and that everyone’s opinion about what makes a “good” poem is equally valid. The “slam” part comes from the element of “competition.” While many academics frown on the idea of competition in the context of any art, participants know that the competition is just a way to keep things lively. As we say, the point is not the points, the point is the poetry. Poetry slam is enthusiastically embraced by youth and adults and is found around the world in classrooms, coffee shops, bars and even at regional and national festivals. Note: For this middle school workshop, we will spend time thinking and writing and performing our poems “slam-style,” but we will leave off the competition element.
Why do we do it? Because it’s fun. And because it engages youth in thinking, writing and communicating.
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Pittsfield, MA–30/30 Poetry Challenge
Apr 1 @ 11:45 am

 

Free event

April is National Poetry Month and every year we throw out a challenge – we supply a prompt-a-day for 30 days and you create a poem in response to the prompt.

Who is this challenge for? It’s for everyone – poets, non-poets – anyone who wants to have a little fun, try their hand at creativity and grow their brain two sizes.

The 30/30 Challenge popularity has outgrown our resources and ability to carry on the “old” way. So we’ve move it to a social platform context via a Facebook Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/382500478586860/

How it works –

It’s a closed group. Only members can see the posts (your poems).
How do you become a member? Any member can add you, so if you know someone who is in the group, ask them to add you. If you don’t know anyone yet, ask the group admin to add you.
Prompts will be posted on a daily basis to the group.
You are free to post your poem (response) or keep your work to yourself (many do).
You are invited to respond/comment to other’s poems
This is not a forum for politics, hate, demeaning or disparaging. Keep it poetic. Please. Activity will be monitored and Admin will block individuals who are fostering or contributing to a negative environment.
Do I have to have a facebook account to participate? Yes and no. You could have a friend forward the prompts to you on a daily basis, and – assuming your friend cooperates – have them post your work, if you are so inclined. We understand Facebook reluctance, but our suggestion is that you set up a FB account (free) and, if social media makes you queasy, set all the privacy options to maximum. Not even the NSA will know what you’re up to . . .

Pittsfield, MA–Be “River Smart” Presentation @ Berkshire Athenium
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What can you do to protect our water quality and minimize your watershed footprint. Topics of discussion include water conservation, setting up your own composting system, prescription disposal and more. Enter free drawings for a composting bin and two, Pittsfield bulky waste stickers.

Funding provided by Pittsfield Cultural Council and Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Free.. Call HVA at 413-298-7024 or email adixon@hvatoday.org.

Alison Dixon, Berkshire Outreach Manager, Housatonic Valley Association

Pittsfield, MA–Be “RiverSmart” – But What Does That Mean? @ Pittsfield Atheneum
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Alison Dixon of HVA and Chris Laney present an overview of our rivers’ water quality and offer practical tips about how everyone can be “RiverSmart.” Chris will present an introduction to composting including how to build your own composting bin.

Gt. Barrington, MA–AT 3 pm & 7 pm–Alice Parker and Norman Rockwell: Visions of America in Art and Song by Crescendo Chorus @ St. James Place
Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm

In collaboration with the Norman Rockwell Museum–World Premiere of Paintings In Song: Visions of Norman Rockwell by John Myers – Newly commissioned for Crescendo

Crescendo Chorus & Vocal Ensemble, The Berkshire Children’s Chorus, Soloists and Instrumental Ensemble, under the direction of Christine Gevert, perform “Paintings in Song: Visions by Norman Rockwell,” a commissioned multimedia work by John Myers on nine paintings by of Norman Rockwell, including the iconic FOUR FREEDOMS, with projection of animated images of the paintings by Alice Myers and Anna Sabatini, and “Americana” Choral Arrangements and original works by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, Dave Brubeck, William Billings and Jonny Priano

Pittsfield, MA–“No Fools Slam” -Poetry Slam & Open Mic for Poets 14-24 @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm

Poets ages 14-24 may register to compete in the poetry slam or read at the open mic. Pre-registration  for free event is required. Slots are limited and will be reserved on a first come basis.

Apr
2
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–South Berkshire Concert Series Recital @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Kellogg Music Center
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm

The next South Berkshire Concert will be a recital by Stephanie Griffin, viola, and Cheryl Seltzer, piano.

The program includes works by Schubert, Wolpe, Babbitt, Mamlok, Griffin, and a new viola sonata by Roberto Sierra. Stephanie Griffin is known to our audiences as the violist of Momenta Quartet, whose third appearance on campus took place on February 11 of this year, when they performed George Crumb’s “Black Angels.” Cheryl Seltzer last appeared in a South Berkshire Concert piano recital during the 1970’s. She is a co-founder (in 1966) of the Continuum New York concerts, and has participated in numerous recordings of modern American music.

 

Kent, CT–Alice Parker and Norman Rockwell: Visions of America in Art and Song by Crescendo Chorus @ Kent School - Mattison Auditorium
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm

In collaboration with the Norman Rockwell Museum–World Premiere of Paintings In Song: Visions of Norman Rockwell by John Myers – Newly commissioned for Crescendo

Crescendo Chorus & Vocal Ensemble, The Berkshire Children’s Chorus, Soloists and Instrumental Ensemble, under the direction of Christine Gevert, perform “Paintings in Song: Visions by Norman Rockwell,” a commissioned multimedia work by John Myers on nine paintings by of Norman Rockwell, including the iconic FOUR FREEDOMS, with projection of animated images of the paintings by Alice Myers and Anna Sabatini, and “Americana” Choral Arrangements and original works by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, Dave Brubeck, William Billings and Jonny Priano

Apr
4
Tue
Gt. Barrington, MA–Multicultural BRIDGE presents Not in our Town: Light in the Darkness @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm

Executive Producer Patrice O’Neil will introduce the film and facilitate a post-screening Q&A

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. The story follows Mayor Paul Pontieri and Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of a violent murder, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.

Not in Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not in Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant, diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate.

Patrice O’Neill, Not In Our Town Executive Producer, is an award-winning media producer dedicated to telling stories about everyday people transforming their communities. As co-founder of the Oakland-based non-profit strategic media production company The Working Group, she has produced successful national series on PBS for fifteen years, using a multi-platform approach that utilizes documentary film, social networking, outreach and organizing efforts to encourage dialogue and spur action.

The mission of Multicultural BRIDGE is to promote mutual understanding and acceptance among diverse groups serving as a resource to both local institutions and the community at large. The organization serves as a catalyst for change, integration and equity through collaboration, education, training, dialogue, fellowship and advocacy.

Apr
5
Wed
Lenox, MA–Spring Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Dalton/Hinsdale–Hike the Old Mill Trail with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us in the history of the mill site along the Housatonic River.

OLD MILL TRAIL

Pace: Easy

Terrain: Easy — universally accessible trail at the south end; solid trail at the north

Description:  Hike 3 miles through beautiful forest and alongside the rushing Housatonic River. Bring lunch, water and warm layers.

Directions: From the center of Dalton: take Route 8 south to the Hinsdale line. From the town line, continue 4/10 miles to a left on Old Dalton Road. The trailhead parking is the first, immediate left.

Email mleavitt@bnrc.org with any questions!

Pittsfield, MA–Woodcock’s Sky Dance @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Instructors: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader; Dale Abrams – Berkshire Sanctuaries Education Coordinator

Audience: All (suitable for children 6 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $5.00, Child free —Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free

Love is in the air as the sun sets in early spring. Wet meadows and fields become the American woodcock’s “runway” for a beautiful aerial courtship display. We will visit the meadows at dusk and listen and watch for the woodcock’s performance on its breeding grounds, just before darkness envelops the sanctuary. With any luck, male woodcocks will be heard peenting from the tall grass before spiraling hundreds of feet into the night sky. Viewing the woodcock’s sky dance is a natural spectacle that shouldn’t be missed. Dale Abrams is a lifelong birder

Gt. Barrington, MA–Uncommon Journeys: Jan Staller ‘70 @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm

Photographer Jan Staller ‘70 became famous for his study of urban and industrial landscapes in the Greater New York area beginning in the 1970s. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Life, Fortune, and Forbes, among many others. Projects have included the books Frontier New York and On Planet Earth, film stills from Twelve Monkeys and Fargo, and countless solo and group shows.

In conjunction with an exhibit of his work at the Hillman-Jackson Gallery at Simon’s Rock, Jan will offer a talk on his life and work entitled “Regarding the Disregarded.” Over many years, Jan has elegantly photographed subjects that most of us tend not to observe including recycled scrap, twisted steel and roadways speckled with trash as well as years of untrammeled snows in New York City.

Apr
6
Thu
Lakeville, CT–Voice Studio Recital @ The Hotchkiss School
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm

at the  Katherine Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center

Apr
7
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding at Canoe Meadows @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free

Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

West Stockbridge, MA–Rene Wendell, naturalist for The Nature Conservancy , Presentation on “Spring Blooming” @  1854 Town Hall in West Stockbridge
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm

Please join us as Rene Wendell, naturalist for The Nature Conservancy and long-time Ranger at Bartholomew’s Cobble, tells us what to look forward to and how to enjoy the return of Spring!

All proceeds and donations from these events will benefit the West Stockbridge Historical Society Restoration Fund.
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Apr
8
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–ThinkFOOD Conference @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Kellogg Music Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am

Please join us for the fourth annual ThinkFOOD Conference hosted by the Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. This year’s theme is Equity and Inclusion in Food.
Diversity and equity in food has become increasingly relevant in the national dialogue about immigration, minimum wage, and local food movements. We hope to provide a forum for discussion of this theme across a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will allow us to frame food equity in a useful way that can lead to productive solutions.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Special screening of the documentary film “The Messenger” @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

COST: $7.50,     Museum members $5

ADULT PROGRAMMING at THE LITTLE CINEMA
Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries along with Hoffmann Bird Club, Wild Birds Country Store, and the Berkshire Museum present a special screening of the documentary film The Messenger.

Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own.

Tickets are $7.50, $5.00 for members Mass Audubon, Hoffmann Bird Club, and the Berkshire Museum

Gt. Barrington, MA–London’s National Theatre in HD: Twelfth Night @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

$17 / $10 everyone 21 and under (Box Office only)

7 pm– talk by Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Allyn Burrows

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

 

 

Apr
9
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Golden Dragon Acrobats @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm

$26 – $48 

$26 kids under 12 (NOT available for purchase online / To purchase call the Mahaiwe Box Office at 413-528-0100)
$38
$48 Premium Seating

Back by popular demand! The premier acrobatic touring company from China, The Golden Dragon Acrobats, returns to the Mahaiwe to dazzle audiences of all ages with their combination of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music. A family-friendly show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty not to be missed.

“There is a precision and beauty about everything these performers do.” —The Washington Post

“This unique cirque spectacular showcases traditional Chinese acrobats who dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form.” —Broadway World

Apr
12
Wed
Lenox, MA–Spring Birding at Pleasant Valley @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome

Pittsfield, MA–Woodcock’s Sky Dance @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 6 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $5.00, Child free —–Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free

Love is in the air as the sun sets in early spring. Wet meadows and fields become the American woodcock’s “runway” for a beautiful aerial courtship display. We will visit the meadows at dusk and listen and watch for the woodcock’s performance on its breeding grounds, just before darkness envelops the sanctuary. With any luck, male woodcocks will be heard peenting from the tall grass before spiraling hundreds of feet into the night sky. Viewing the woodcock’s sky dance is a natural spectacle that shouldn’t be missed. Dale Abrams is a lifelong birder.

Apr
13
Thu
Lakeville, CT–Piano Studio Recital   @ The Hotchkiss School
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm

At the  Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center.

Apr
14
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free

Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

Apr
15
Sat
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Pittsfield, MA–“Why Here? The Rise of Berkshire County’s Industrial Might” @ Berkshire Atheneum
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local historian and author of Berkshire County’s Industrial Heritage, John Dickson, will discuss through historic photos the impact of the 19th century mills and factories that tell a story of enterprising young men and women – owners and immigrant labor – harnessing the power of the water to make products and profits and to make a living for their families

Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: The Art of the String Quartet @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm

Acclaimed for musical insights and rare tonal beauty, and championed by the Emerson String Quartet, the Escher String Quartet has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. They served as BBC New Generation Artists and gave debuts at the BBC Proms, are winners of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and perform as Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. For this program, they bring their special sheen to Mendelssohn’s gripping Quartet in E minor, opus 80, saturated with poetic melancholy and written in memory of his beloved sister Fannie; to Quartet No. 3 by Bartók, whose string quartets in particular achieve a fusion of folk and Western art music; and Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartet in E minor, opus 59, No. 2, resplendent in its cosmic grandeur. Three landmark works of chamber music delivered by new stars in the quartet firmament.

Apr
16
Sun
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
17
Mon
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
18
Tue
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
19
Wed
Lenox, MA–Spring Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Lenox, MA–Spring Salamander Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Instructors: Gayle Tardif-Raser – Education Coordinator, Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries; Dale Abrams – Berkshire Sanctuaries Education Coordinator
Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00

Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Woodland salamanders spend their days under logs, stones, and other objects, venturing out only in the cool moist of evenings. Join us as we search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives.

Apr
20
Thu
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Lakeville, CT–Instrumental Studio Recital @ The Hotchkiss School
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm

at the Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center.

Apr
21
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Pittsfield, MA–Wild, Wet Water Festival for Children Celebrate Earth Day a day early! @ Pittsfield Atheneum
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HVA invites children of all ages to meet some live river critters, go on an Incredible Journey, listen to river stories and take home river crafts including a water cycle bracelet. Most suitable for children 6–12 yrs

Pittsfield, MA–Romance, Soul & Rock ‘N Roll and Berkshire Olde Tyme Review Present–The Night of The Comet @ Colonial Theatre
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

Romance, Soul & Rock N’ Roll is happy to be back at The Colonial Theatre performing in their 14th annual show! This year’s, The Night of The Comet is being produced and performed in collaboration with another well-known talented local group, Berkshire Olde Tyme Review. BOTR Director David LaPlante, RSRR Director Ted Concepcion, Musical Director David Pickard, along with an amazing cast and crew, are thrilled to be part of this unforgettable performance, filled with many toe-tapping familiar songs, as well as a special surprise or two!

All proceeds will benefit Berkshire Theatre Group’s BTG PLAYS!, BTG’s year-round education program.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–“Almost, Maine”  by John Cariani @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm

Also at 4 pm on Friday, April 21st & 28

The Simon’s Rock Theatre Program is proud to present Almost, Maine.
“On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not
quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As
the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s
residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and
often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the
bruises heal, and the hearts mend–almost — in this delightful
midwinter night’s dream”

Apr
22
Sat
Lenox, MA–Pleasant Valley Volunteer Day @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Instructor: Sanctuary Staff and Volunteers
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 – 18 years)
Members & Nonmembers: Free

Help us care for our beautiful native gardens, trails/boardwalks, and education spaces. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects throughout the sanctuary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided.

Register online at www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Cornwall, CT–Guided Earth Day Hike & Picnic Lunch
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am

On Earth Day, please join us for a walk and picnic lunch at the Welles Preserve Trail, on Town Street 4/10 mile from Route 128.

Bring your own lunch; beverages provided. The trail is easy going and passes a marsh and old stone dam, then up the smooth contours of Bloody Mountain past large boulders at the top, to be rewarded by stunning vistas of Mohawk Mountain and the Coltsfoot Valley. Information about building trails, geology and wildflowers will be shared. For updates please visit cornwallconservationtrust.org.

Welles Preserve – Hike up Bloody Mountain to spectacular views of Cornwall Village. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the picnic table at the top of the mountain.

Parking – The parking area is located on Town Street, 4/10 of a mile from the intersection of Route 128.

Level of Difficulty – An easy ramble through the woods for 15 – 20 minutes with one very short uphill section.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

4 hrs.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Pittsfield, MA–Living with Wildlife: How to be Good Neighbors with Wildlife Presented and arranged by Dale Abrams of Massachusetts Audubon. @ Pittsfield Atheneum
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a great opportunity for teens and adults to learn how to avoid wildlife problems and the many ways we can help ensure that animals in our local watersheds remain wild.

Dale Abrams is a life-long naturalist who has studied wildlife and ecosystems from California to the Rocky Mountains and throughout New England.

Pittsfield, MA–Romance, Soul & Rock ‘N Roll and Berkshire Olde Tyme Review Present–The Night of The Comet @ Colonial Theatre
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

Romance, Soul & Rock N’ Roll is happy to be back at The Colonial Theatre performing in their 14th annual show! This year’s, The Night of The Comet is being produced and performed in collaboration with another well-known talented local group, Berkshire Olde Tyme Review. BOTR Director David LaPlante, RSRR Director Ted Concepcion, Musical Director David Pickard, along with an amazing cast and crew, are thrilled to be part of this unforgettable performance, filled with many toe-tapping familiar songs, as well as a special surprise or two!

All proceeds will benefit Berkshire Theatre Group’s BTG PLAYS!, BTG’s year-round education program.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–“Almost, Maine”  by John Cariani @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm

Also at 4 pm on Friday, April 21st & 28

The Simon’s Rock Theatre Program is proud to present Almost, Maine.
“On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not
quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As
the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s
residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and
often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the
bruises heal, and the hearts mend–almost — in this delightful
midwinter night’s dream”

Apr
23
Sun
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Gt. Barrington, MA–Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Hero of Our Time @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm

Pre-show talk at 12:40 pm by Jacob’s Pillow  Scholar-in-residence Brian Schaefer, a co-presentation with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Music: Ilya Demutsky Choreography: Yuri Possokhov Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-­than-­life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
24
Mon
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
25
Tue
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
26
Wed
Lenox, MA–Spring Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

4 hrs.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Lenox, MA–Spring Salamander Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Instructors: Gayle Tardif-Raser – Education Coordinator, Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries; Dale Abrams – Berkshire Sanctuaries Education Coordinator
Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00

Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Woodland salamanders spend their days under logs, stones, and other objects, venturing out only in the cool moist of evenings. Join us as we search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives.

Gt. Barrington, MA–W.E.B. DuBois Lecture–NAACP President Cornell Brooks @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will deliver the W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Simon’s Rock. The DuBois Lecture celebrates the legacy of Great Barrington native and founding member of the NAACP, W.E.B Du Bois — it is especially fitting to welcome President Brooks to campus to deliver the 21st annual lecture.
Brooks, a civil rights attorney, social justice advocate, and fourth-generation ordained minister, has recently been in the news defending the NAACP’s moratorium on charter schools, staging a sit-in to protest the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General (he was arrested with five others outside Sessions’ Alabama office), and decrying recent evidence of a resurgence of KKK activity in the present political climate.
The talk is co-sponsored by The Center for Early College at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Apr
27
Thu
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)! All included in general admission.

Hours & Admission