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We seek to to tell the story of the Upper Housatonic Valley by interpreting our unique heritage in compelling and engaging ways.


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The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area includes nine towns in Connecticut and twenty in Massachusetts.


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12:00 pm
“Beekeeping Demo” (with live bees), 12-4 pm. “Birds of Prey” (live bird presentation), 1-2 pm. “Butterfly” (Presentation on the growth cycle of butterflies), 6-7 pm. All Free and Open to the Public. ESTABLISHED IN 1898,[...]
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
8:00 am
May 14,21,28, 2019 (Tuesday) 8:00am – 10:00am audience: Adult                 Fee: Free Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight[...]
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – FREE Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 29 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
7:00 am
Audience: Adult Fee: Free Pleasant Valley’s beaver ponds, wetlands, and woods are super sites to see beautiful warblers, thrushes, tanager, orioles, and more during the peak of migration. We’ll explore rich bird habitat and observe[...]
Gt. Barrington, MA– What She Said @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
$20 WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author Pauline Kael.  Featuring a rich blend of interviews with filmmakers and colleagues, never before-seen archival footage, and Kael’s own[...]
May 30 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Every Thursday night! Music begins at 7:00 PM Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00 (413) 528-1955 Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
7:00 am
Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader Audience: Adult Fee: Free Canoe Meadow’s beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially waterfowl, warblers, swallow, orioles, and more. We’ll explore wetlands,[...]
May 31 @ 11:15 am
11:15 am
THE ART AND TIMES OF FROSTY MYERS, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half- century. Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing[...]
Gt. Barrington, MA–Biggest Little Farm movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Two dreamers and a dog embark on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and to the land. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they will have[...]

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