Events

Mar
29
Wed
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–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
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.

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
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
7
Fri
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

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

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
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
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

Apr
22
Sat
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
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
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
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
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

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
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 28 @ 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 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