Events

Apr
1
Sat
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–“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
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
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
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
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
Apr
21
Fri
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

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.

 

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.

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
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
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
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.

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

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 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 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
28
Fri
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Pittsfield, MA–The WordXWord Youth Poetry Festival @ ???
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 28-30, 2017,

Register NOW for Outspoken / Youth Poetry Festival

New for 2017 – Team Registration STRONGLY encouraged. You may register as an individual, but we think you’ll get way more out of the festival as part of a team!

What You Need to Know–
All poets will need a minimum of 3 poems prepared for the festival.
Participation as a Team is highly encouraged.
Teams are encouraged (but not required) to have at least one group piece prepared. Teams with a group piece will receive bonus points.
Teams are comprised of 3-5 poets (a maximum of 4 perform individual pieces in each bout).
Poets on teams will receive both team and individual standings.
If you need help forming a team, let us know. Maybe we can help hook you up.

Schedule (Subject to Change)–

Friday, April 28, 6-9 pm

Saturday, April 29, 10 am -7 pm

Sunday, April 30, 12 noon -5 pm

Outspoken–
a multi-venue, multi-round poetry slam with both team and individual competition. Teams will be expected to come prepared with both individual pieces as well as at least one group piece
a peer led open mic sessions
workshops
food & friendship
+ Join Weekly Group/Workshops
+ What is Poetry Slam Team?
Outspoken inspires and fosters creativity, collaboration, teamwork and empowerment and provides a shared, supportive, safe space to explore identity, life’s challenges, differences and common experiences, culture, society and the world around us. WordXWord is committed to changing lives by giving voice and audience to the real truths of diverse individuals. We all have something to learn and something to teach.

Apr
29
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Life Under the River” Shadow Puppetry Workshop for Children and Adults @ Pittsfield Atheneum
Apr 29 @ 1:40 am – 2:40 am

PREREGISTER FOR 10:30 am to Noon session   OR   1 pm to 2:30 pm session

Children 10 years and older as well as adults are invited to bring out their creative sides while at the same time getting in touch with the life under our brooks, streams and ponds. Participants will create hinged shadow puppets and, under Ms. Babcock’s guidance, will create a short, shadow puppet play that will be presented at the end of the workshop.

Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call HVA at 413-298-7024.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
30
Sun
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
1
Mon
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
2
Tue
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
3
Wed
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
4
Thu
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
5
Fri
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
6
Sat
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 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.
Kent, CT–Spring Power-Up @ Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Rain or Shine

Admission fee: $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under as well as CAMA members are free

Our 2017 Spring Power-Up will be our 13th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA.

Northwestern Connecticut winters can be notoriously bad, so the Spring Power-Up will be a good chance to bid the cold weather goodbye. Our Spring Power-Up will be a showcase of our own extensive collection of steam and internal combustion engines, tractors, the historic Cream Hill Agricultural School and the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science.

That being said, either member or non-member outside exhibitors are welcome to bring their machinery and set up for the day. Show off that new purchase or that fresh restoration project. There is no charge for exhibitors to display their antique machinery-related items. Outside vendors are welcome to set up for a nominal fee.

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Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100