Events

Aug
20
Mon
Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Aug
21
Tue
Lenox, MA–Summer Tea & Talk: Henry Coit Perkins, 1839: Pioneer Photographer @ Ventfort Hall
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

Susan Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Old Newbury, will focus on “Henry Coit Perkins, 1839: Pioneer Photographer.” In that year, he most likely took the country’s first town views, those of Newburyport, MA. He had begun to experiment with the French daguerreotype process. Edwards will reveal recent research on Perkins and will chronicle the work of Louis Daguerre and others. Early Berkshire photography will be viewed as well.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited.
Cost is $26.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $26.00. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

Monterey, MA–Tuesday Farmers Market @ Monterey Center
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Aug
22
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Aug 22 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Lanesborough, MA–Weds & Sat Farmers Market @ Berkshire Mall parking lot
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

 

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Becket, MA–Stars of American Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

LIVE MUSIC

Daniel Ulbricht’s Stars of American Ballet bring together some of today’s most remarkable ballet talents. With a cast highlighting principal dancers of New York City Ballet including Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ask la Cour, Teresa Reichlen, and Ulbricht, this collaborative celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program dedicated to his masterpieces, including Suite of Dances, Interplay, Concertino, and more.

A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron.

This engagement coincides with The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Bernstein Centennial Summer at Tanglewood, celebrating the 100th Birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein, a long-time collaborator with Robbins.

performances also at 2 pm on 8/23, 25

Gt. Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Performance: Chris Thomas King @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

Chris Thomas King: The Guthrie Center is proud to present a special performance by Chris Thomas King! His work in ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ gained attention and recognition. His talent cements legacy. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the best Blues performed by a true legend.
Members: $35.00 / Non-members: $40.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955
(Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Beer, wine, and a full dinner menu available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Lenox, MA–The Knights–Bernstein’s Candide–fully staged performance @ Tanglewood
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

Miles Mykkanen, tenor (Candide)
Sharleen Joynt, soprano (Cunegonde)
Alex Mansoori, tenor (Baron/Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski)
Gabriel Preisser, baritone (Maximilian/Grand Inquisitor)
Courtney Lopes and John Eirich, dancers

Leonard Bernstein’s delightful 1956 comic operetta Candide is based on the 18th-century philosopher Voltaire’s satirical novel, which follows the title character’s traumatic adventures in imperial Europe and semi-civilized South America. All the while, his teacher’s philosophy of “All’s for the best in this best of all possible worlds” is put to the test. Candide’s vain sweetheart Cunegonde undergoes even worse trials as they’re separated and reunited.

 

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Becket, MA–OCD/Dance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 22 @ 8:15 pm

With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.

San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.

“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.

performances also at 2:15 pm  on 8/25, 26

Aug
23
Thu
Becket, MA–Stars of American Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

LIVE MUSIC

Daniel Ulbricht’s Stars of American Ballet bring together some of today’s most remarkable ballet talents. With a cast highlighting principal dancers of New York City Ballet including Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ask la Cour, Teresa Reichlen, and Ulbricht, this collaborative celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program dedicated to his masterpieces, including Suite of Dances, Interplay, Concertino, and more.

A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron.

This engagement coincides with The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Bernstein Centennial Summer at Tanglewood, celebrating the 100th Birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein, a long-time collaborator with Robbins.

 

Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

West Stockbridge, MA–Thursday Farmers Market @ Merritt Green
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dalton, MA–Thursday Farmers Market @ Community Recreation Association
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Organic vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb , pastured heritage pork, maple products, plants, micro greens, soaps, and other locally made items.  Libation tastings and prepared foods.

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 23 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Becket, MA–Stars of American Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

LIVE MUSIC

Daniel Ulbricht’s Stars of American Ballet bring together some of today’s most remarkable ballet talents. With a cast highlighting principal dancers of New York City Ballet including Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ask la Cour, Teresa Reichlen, and Ulbricht, this collaborative celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program dedicated to his masterpieces, including Suite of Dances, Interplay, Concertino, and more.

A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron.

This engagement coincides with The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Bernstein Centennial Summer at Tanglewood, celebrating the 100th Birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein, a long-time collaborator with Robbins.

performances also at 2 pm on 8/23, 25

Lenox, MA–The Knights–Bernstein’s Candide–fully staged performance @ Tanglewood
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Miles Mykkanen, tenor (Candide)
Sharleen Joynt, soprano (Cunegonde)
Alex Mansoori, tenor (Baron/Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski)
Gabriel Preisser, baritone (Maximilian/Grand Inquisitor)
Courtney Lopes and John Eirich, dancers

Leonard Bernstein’s delightful 1956 comic operetta Candide is based on the 18th-century philosopher Voltaire’s satirical novel, which follows the title character’s traumatic adventures in imperial Europe and semi-civilized South America. All the while, his teacher’s philosophy of “All’s for the best in this best of all possible worlds” is put to the test. Candide’s vain sweetheart Cunegonde undergoes even worse trials as they’re separated and reunited.

 

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Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

Becket, MA–OCD/Dance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 23 @ 8:15 pm

With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.

San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.

“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.

performances also at 2:15 pm  on 8/25, 26

Aug
24
Fri
Lenox, MA–Friday Farmers Market @ St. Ann Church
Aug 24 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sheffield, MA–Friday Farmers Market @ Old Parish Church parking lot
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–Stars of American Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

LIVE MUSIC

Daniel Ulbricht’s Stars of American Ballet bring together some of today’s most remarkable ballet talents. With a cast highlighting principal dancers of New York City Ballet including Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ask la Cour, Teresa Reichlen, and Ulbricht, this collaborative celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program dedicated to his masterpieces, including Suite of Dances, Interplay, Concertino, and more.

A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron.

This engagement coincides with The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Bernstein Centennial Summer at Tanglewood, celebrating the 100th Birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein, a long-time collaborator with Robbins.

performances also at 2 pm on 8/23, 25

Gt. Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Performance: Chris Smither @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

August 24 & 25
Chris Smither: “(Smither) is among the finest acoustic guitarists anywhere in American music (Bonnie Raitt calls him ‘my Eric Clapton’), and his songs, while banked in the blues, are as modern as tomorrow’s newspaper.” Boston Globe
“With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” The New York Times

Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955
(Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Beer, wine, and a full dinner menu available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Children’s Choir

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

 

Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Becket, MA–OCD/Dance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 8:15 pm

With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.

San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.

“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.

performances also at 2:15 pm  on 8/25, 26

Aug
25
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Aug 25 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Lanesborough, MA–Weds & Sat Farmers Market @ Berkshire Mall parking lot
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ 18 Church St.
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gt. Barrington, MA– Family Paddling Trip on the Housatonic River
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gt. Barrington, MA-- Family Paddling Trip on the Housatonic River

Get on the river! The best way to enjoy this gorgeous body of water is through a paddling trip. Housatonic River paddle trips are suitable for most skill levels (see individual descriptions) and are an ideal way to see the river.

CALL 413-298-7024 TO REGISTER or EMAIL– PADDLE@HVATODAY.ORG
Registration is required as space is limited. Canoes and equipment provided. Trip information provided upon completion of registration.
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Trip Length: 6.6 miles Level: Beginner (10+yrs)

Get your family out for a day of river exploration! We’ll paddle from Bridge Street, Great Barrington to the Covered Bridge in Sheffield stopping for lunch on a sandbar where the Green River joins the Housatonic. This meandering stretch of the Housatonic River is mostly calm with occasional quickwater and downed trees to negotiate. Suitable for families with children 10+yrs.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

In partnership with: THE HOUSATONIC HERITAGE AREA

 

Pittsfield, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ The Commond Park
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cornwall, CT–Saturday Farmers Market @ Wish House Lawn
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

featuring the following Vendors and Products :
*Carol Bonci aka Cafe Lally , savory baked goods + an introduction to Love Feast by Komini , vegetarian India prepared foods & Hosta Hill fermented foods
Margaret Tully , flowers , plants & Maple Syrup
Chapel of All Saints , jams , jellies and other preserves + surprises 
Caroline Rodriguez vegetables 
Crooked Oak Farm , vegetables
Happy Poultry Farm , Jorie and Wendy Welshan’s chickens will be doing their best to keep you supplied with eggs
RD Farm , beef , pork , vegetables , eggs , maple syrup and more ……
*Miracle Spring Farm , goat cheeses
*Cornwall Country Market Bakery cakes , breads , pies , croissants , danishes, muffins , scones ,cookies and more 
Coffee-Tea-Etc.
Bantam Bread

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Lee, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ Lee Town Park
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Norfolk, CT–Saturday Farmers Market @ Norfolk Town Hall
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Salisbury, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ Scoville Memorial Library Lawn
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gt. Barrington, MA–Free Guided Walking Tours at the W.E.B. Dubois Homesite at 11 am, 1 pm & 2 pm
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visitors can experience a FREE guided walking tour on the interpretive trail at the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite in a rural setting two miles from downtown Great Barrington. The interpretive trail highlights Du Bois’s journey from Great Barrington to the world stage, information from ongoing archaeological excavations, as well as the Homesite dedication in 1969. Visitors can also explore Du Bois’s legacy in the landscape of downtown Great Barrington. Take the W.E.B Du Bois in Great Barrington Walking Tour to learn about places and people important to Du Bois.Free Guided Walking Tours at the W.E.B. Homesite, 2018

  • June 30 through September 1
  • Saturdays, 1-hour tours at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 2 PM
  • Group tours will also be available on other days and times by appointment.
  • The tour is about 50 minutes long, and follows a loop wooded trail that takes visitors to the remains of Du Bois’s ancestral home where visitors will learn about Du Bois’s family and way of life as revealed through archaeological investigations and historic documents. Along the way, visitors will learn about Du Bois’s journey from Great Barrington to the world stage, as well as the site’s beginnings as a memorial.
  • Meet at the Homesite parking area. Please note, presently there are no bathroom facilities at the Homesite.

 

Falls Village, CT–“Painting Music” at the Mountain @ Music Mountain
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am

Cassatt String Quartet
Vincent Inconiglios, Artist
11:30 AM: Outdoors Family Event “Painting Music” at the Mountain, on the Music Mountain lawn
12:30 PM: Picnic
1 PM: Cassatt String Quartet World-Premieres Concert with Real-Time Painting by Vincent Inconiglios, at Gordon Hall
All Welcome. Free.

1-860-824-7126

info@musicmountain.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk @ The Bidwell House Museum
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm

Join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years.

Adults $15, Seniors $8 and children are free. This fee includes a guided house tour either before or after the guided walk. Call the Museum to pre-register, 413-528-6888.

A Colonial History Museum–a National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

Becket, MA–Stars of American Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

LIVE MUSIC

Daniel Ulbricht’s Stars of American Ballet bring together some of today’s most remarkable ballet talents. With a cast highlighting principal dancers of New York City Ballet including Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ask la Cour, Teresa Reichlen, and Ulbricht, this collaborative celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program dedicated to his masterpieces, including Suite of Dances, Interplay, Concertino, and more.

A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron.

This engagement coincides with The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Bernstein Centennial Summer at Tanglewood, celebrating the 100th Birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein, a long-time collaborator with Robbins.

 

Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

 

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Becket, MA–OCD/Dance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 25 @ 2:15 pm

With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.

San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.

“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.

 

Kent, CT–Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works will present River/Body, an interdisciplinary dance performance that takes place in the Housatonic River.
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

Kent, CT, Aug 18 – 19 & aug 25 & 26 @ 5 pm

River/Body is a water dance that expresses the intense and immediate ways that our bodies and the body of the river are connected. According to Ms. Josa-Jones, “We are water bodies living on a water planet. River/Body is about awakening the sensual, compassionate heart of that relationship.”

River/Body is conceived and choreographed by Paula Josa-Jones, working in collaboration with performers Evangeline Johns, Aislinn MacMaster, Dillon Paul, DeAnna Pellecchia and Amy Wynn. Filmmaker Ben Willis, with his students from The Marvelwood School, are creating a documentary about the background, development and performance of River/Body.
River/Body is supported by and created in collaboration with the following: The Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Housatonic Heritage, Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, the Housatonic Valley Association, Steep Rock Association and generous private donors.

FREE to the public. Viewers should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring a cushion for seating.

To reserve a FREE ticket: https://river-body.eventbrite.com

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 25 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Falls Village, CT–Amina Figarova Quintet @ Music Mountain
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm

Pianist Amina Figarova has been presented at Newport Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, and halls in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam and New York. Her original compositions draw from a rich background, which includes her native Azerbaijan, and jazz collaborations in Holland and the US. CONCERT & DINNER PACKAGE available, including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert.

1-860-824-7126

info@musicmountain.org
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Becket, MA–Stars of American Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

LIVE MUSIC

Daniel Ulbricht’s Stars of American Ballet bring together some of today’s most remarkable ballet talents. With a cast highlighting principal dancers of New York City Ballet including Sterling Hyltin, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ask la Cour, Teresa Reichlen, and Ulbricht, this collaborative celebrates the legacy of choreographic legend Jerome Robbins with a program dedicated to his masterpieces, including Suite of Dances, Interplay, Concertino, and more.

A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron.

This engagement coincides with The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Bernstein Centennial Summer at Tanglewood, celebrating the 100th Birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein, a long-time collaborator with Robbins.

performances also at 2 pm on 8/23, 25

Gt. Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Performance: Chris Smither @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

August 24 & 25
Chris Smither: “(Smither) is among the finest acoustic guitarists anywhere in American music (Bonnie Raitt calls him ‘my Eric Clapton’), and his songs, while banked in the blues, are as modern as tomorrow’s newspaper.” Boston Globe
“With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” The New York Times

Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955
(Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Beer, wine, and a full dinner menu available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Lenox, MA–The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood @ Tanglewood
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

Boston Symphony Orchestra–
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
John Williams, conductor
Audra McDonald, host and vocalist
Midori, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Kian Soltani, cello
Nadine Sierra, soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Jessica Vosk and Tony Yazbeck, vocalists
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Reflecting the season-long theme, The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood will spotlight Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as an inspirer of a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. The gala concert will feature a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway. The entire first half of the program is dedicated to selections from such brilliant Bernstein works as Candide, West Side Story, Mass, and Serenade. Music from the classical canon very dear to Bernstein’s heart-selections from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and music by Copland-plus a new work by John Williams, makes up a good portion of the program’s second half; the finale of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony brings the program to a dramatic close.

 

Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Becket, MA–OCD/Dance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 25 @ 8:15 pm

With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.

San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.

“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.

performances also at 2:15 pm  on 8/25, 26

Aug
26
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Guided Tours (12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm) of the Ashley House & Learn about two very different people who fought for freedom and liberty – and changed our history. @ ashley house
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ashley House tells the intertwined stories of the Ashleys and the enslaved African Americans who lived here in the 18th century.

Col. John Ashley built the house in 1735, and spent the next decades accumulating wealth and land. By the time of his death in 1802, Ashley owned more than 3,000 acres – including the land that is now The Trustees’ Bartholomew’s Cobble. Ashley supported the American Revolution, heading a committee that wrote the fiery Sheffield Resolves, a petition against British tyranny and manifesto for individual rights, in 1773. His financial success was based in part on the labor of five enslaved African Americans.

Inspired by Revolutionary-era rhetoric and her own desire for freedom, Mum Bett, who was enslaved in the Ashley House, helped end slavery in Massachusetts. In 1781, she sued Col. Ashley for her freedom – and won. Mum Bett was and remains an inspiration to all who learn her story.

Today, the Ashley House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and an anchor site on the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail. It contains fine collections of redware, furniture, and tools. The Ashley House is adjacent to Bartholomew’s Cobble Reservation, which offers five miles of scenic trails.

The Ashley House is part of the Berkshire 18th Century Trail.

Trails
At Bartholomew’s Cobble, five miles of moderate hiking; some may find the climb to 1,000-ft. Hurlburt’s Hill strenuous.

Call 413.298.3239 x3016 for more information

Telephone: 413.298.3239 x3008
E-mail: naumkeag@thetrustees.org

Becket, MA–OCD/Dance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 26 @ 2:15 pm

With four female resident choreographers—Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Kimi Okada, and Kate Weare—this contemporary dance company is widely recognized for its rigorous technique, full-throttle partnering, interdisciplinary collaboration, and musical commissions.

San Francisco-based ODC/Dance began as a collective at Oberlin College in 1971 and has since transformed and relocated to become one of the most active centers for dance on the west coast.

“Full-bodied and expansive without being showy or brawny” (The New Yorker), ODC/Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time since 1994, featuring KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning, set to original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and performed amidst a mesmerizing sea of green confetti.

 

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra–BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 @ Tanglewood
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

 

Falls Village, CT–Cassatt String Quartet @ Music Mountain
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm

Paul Katz, Cello
Borodin: String Quartet #2 in D Major (1881)
Shostakovich: String Quartet #8, Op. 110 (1960)
Schubert: Cello Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956 (1828)

1-860-824-7126

info@musicmountain.org

Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

Kent, CT–Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works will present River/Body, an interdisciplinary dance performance that takes place in the Housatonic River.
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

Kent, CT, Aug 18 – 19 & aug 25 & 26 @ 5 pm

River/Body is a water dance that expresses the intense and immediate ways that our bodies and the body of the river are connected. According to Ms. Josa-Jones, “We are water bodies living on a water planet. River/Body is about awakening the sensual, compassionate heart of that relationship.”

River/Body is conceived and choreographed by Paula Josa-Jones, working in collaboration with performers Evangeline Johns, Aislinn MacMaster, Dillon Paul, DeAnna Pellecchia and Amy Wynn. Filmmaker Ben Willis, with his students from The Marvelwood School, are creating a documentary about the background, development and performance of River/Body.
River/Body is supported by and created in collaboration with the following: The Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Housatonic Heritage, Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, the Housatonic Valley Association, Steep Rock Association and generous private donors.

FREE to the public. Viewers should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring a cushion for seating.

To reserve a FREE ticket: https://river-body.eventbrite.com

Lanesborough/Adams, MA–Free Public Program: Industrial Hemp (Nature)
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A presentation by Ralph Brill on the potential for Hemp products and economic growth.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.

THIS FREE EVENT IS FOLLOWED AT 7 PM, BY AN OPTIONAL PRIX FIXE DINNER MENU that CHANGES NIGHTLY. (ONE SEATING ONLY). RESERVATIONS REQUESTED.
THE KITCHEN AT BASCOM LODGE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING FRESH, HAND-MADE FOOD, CRAFTED FROM INGREDIENTS PURCHASED FROM LOCAL, FAMILY OWNED FARMS.

CALL: 413-743-1591, EMAIL US AT: MAIL@BASCOMLODGE.NET, OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR EACH EVENING’S MENU

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AFFORDING PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, THE LODGE IS A RUSTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS MOUNTAIN LODGE BUILT IN THE 1930’S BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. CONSTRUCTED OF LOCAL STONE AND OLD GROWTH RED SPRUCE TIMBERS, THE LODGE WAS DESIGNED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS. NESTLED ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. GREYLOCK, THE STATE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, THE LODGE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF A 12,500 ACRE WILDERNESS PARK.

FROM RT 7, DRIVE TO LANESBOROUGH AND WATCH FOR THE MOUNT GREYLOCK RESERVATION AND VISITOR CENTER SIGNS (2 MILES NORTH OF LANESBORO TOWN LINE). TURN ONTO NORTH MAIN STREET, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST
TO THE SUMMIT.

http://www.bascomlodge.net/1/Calendar.aspx

Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough/Adams, MA
413-743-1591, www.bascomlodge.net

Aug
27
Mon
Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Aug
28
Tue
Lenox, MA–Anne Morgan: J.P’s Daughter, Sarah’s Niece and WWI Humanitarian @ Ventfort Hall
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm

From 1917 to 1924, a team of some 350 women, appalled by news of wartime destruction, left comfortable lives at home to volunteer in the devastated regions of France. Their dynamic leader and organizer will be honored by Elaine Leary with her talk on “Anne Morgan: J.P.’s Daughter, Sarah’s Niece and WWI Humanitarian.” We pay tribute to Anne as the niece of Ventfort Hall’s first owners.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited.
Cost is $26.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $26.00. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

 

Monterey, MA–Tuesday Farmers Market @ Monterey Center
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Pittsfield, MA–Berkshire Opera Festival Presents, “Rigoletto” @ The Colonial Theatre
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

also on Saturday, August 25 at 1 pm

When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Verdi’s brilliant setting of this riveting tale features some of opera’s most immediately recognizable music. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown.

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Aug
29
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Aug 29 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Lanesborough, MA–Weds & Sat Farmers Market @ Berkshire Mall parking lot
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

 

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Lanesborough/Adams, MA–Free Public Program: Debra Bricker Balken, (Art) @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Curator and Historian, Debra Balken will make a presentation on Phillip Guston. Balken is the author of several books on modern art, including Philip Guston’s “Poor Richard”.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.

THIS FREE EVENT IS FOLLOWED AT 7 PM, BY AN OPTIONAL PRIX FIXE DINNER MENU that CHANGES NIGHTLY. (ONE SEATING ONLY). RESERVATIONS REQUESTED.
THE KITCHEN AT BASCOM LODGE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING FRESH, HAND-MADE FOOD, CRAFTED FROM INGREDIENTS PURCHASED FROM LOCAL, FAMILY OWNED FARMS.

CALL: 413-743-1591, EMAIL US AT: MAIL@BASCOMLODGE.NET, OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR EACH EVENING’S MENU

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AFFORDING PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, THE LODGE IS A RUSTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS MOUNTAIN LODGE BUILT IN THE 1930’S BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. CONSTRUCTED OF LOCAL STONE AND OLD GROWTH RED SPRUCE TIMBERS, THE LODGE WAS DESIGNED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS. NESTLED ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. GREYLOCK, THE STATE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, THE LODGE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF A 12,500 ACRE WILDERNESS PARK.

FROM RT 7, DRIVE TO LANESBOROUGH AND WATCH FOR THE MOUNT GREYLOCK RESERVATION AND VISITOR CENTER SIGNS (2 MILES NORTH OF LANESBORO TOWN LINE). TURN ONTO NORTH MAIN STREET, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST TO THE SUMMIT.

413-743-1591, www.bascomlodge.net

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Aug
30
Thu
Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

West Stockbridge, MA–Thursday Farmers Market @ Merritt Green
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dalton, MA–Thursday Farmers Market @ Community Recreation Association
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Organic vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb , pastured heritage pork, maple products, plants, micro greens, soaps, and other locally made items.  Libation tastings and prepared foods.

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also, August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31… at 8 pm

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

Aug
31
Fri
Lenox, MA–Friday Farmers Market @ St. Ann Church
Aug 31 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sheffield, MA–Friday Farmers Market @ Old Parish Church parking lot
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pittsfield, MA–Berkshire Opera Festival Presents, “Rigoletto” @ The Colonial Theatre
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm

also on Saturday, August 25 at 1 pm

When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Verdi’s brilliant setting of this riveting tale features some of opera’s most immediately recognizable music. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown.

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Performance: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: “Songs inbued with mystical stirrings and idealism … they take the stage by storm!” The New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955
(Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Beer, wine, and a full dinner menu available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

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Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA– “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare” stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56

An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.

also,  August 18, 22, 25, 29… at 2 pm

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Sep
1
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Sep 1 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Lanesborough, MA–Weds & Sat Farmers Market @ Berkshire Mall parking lot
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ 18 Church St.
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pittsfield, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ The Commond Park
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cornwall, CT–Saturday Farmers Market @ Wish House Lawn
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

featuring the following Vendors and Products :
*Carol Bonci aka Cafe Lally , savory baked goods + an introduction to Love Feast by Komini , vegetarian India prepared foods & Hosta Hill fermented foods
Margaret Tully , flowers , plants & Maple Syrup
Chapel of All Saints , jams , jellies and other preserves + surprises 
Caroline Rodriguez vegetables 
Crooked Oak Farm , vegetables
Happy Poultry Farm , Jorie and Wendy Welshan’s chickens will be doing their best to keep you supplied with eggs
RD Farm , beef , pork , vegetables , eggs , maple syrup and more ……
*Miracle Spring Farm , goat cheeses
*Cornwall Country Market Bakery cakes , breads , pies , croissants , danishes, muffins , scones ,cookies and more 
Coffee-Tea-Etc.
Bantam Bread

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Lee, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ Lee Town Park
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Norfolk, CT–Saturday Farmers Market @ Norfolk Town Hall
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Salisbury, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ Scoville Memorial Library Lawn
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gt. Barrington, MA–Free Guided Walking Tours at the W.E.B. Dubois Homesite at 11 am, 1 pm & 2 pm
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visitors can experience a FREE guided walking tour on the interpretive trail at the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite in a rural setting two miles from downtown Great Barrington. The interpretive trail highlights Du Bois’s journey from Great Barrington to the world stage, information from ongoing archaeological excavations, as well as the Homesite dedication in 1969. Visitors can also explore Du Bois’s legacy in the landscape of downtown Great Barrington. Take the W.E.B Du Bois in Great Barrington Walking Tour to learn about places and people important to Du Bois.Free Guided Walking Tours at the W.E.B. Homesite, 2018

  • June 30 through September 1
  • Saturdays, 1-hour tours at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 2 PM
  • Group tours will also be available on other days and times by appointment.
  • The tour is about 50 minutes long, and follows a loop wooded trail that takes visitors to the remains of Du Bois’s ancestral home where visitors will learn about Du Bois’s family and way of life as revealed through archaeological investigations and historic documents. Along the way, visitors will learn about Du Bois’s journey from Great Barrington to the world stage, as well as the site’s beginnings as a memorial.
  • Meet at the Homesite parking area. Please note, presently there are no bathroom facilities at the Homesite.

 

Sharon, CT–ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm

Based on the true story of one of Country Music’s Legendary and most beloved artists, Patsy Cline and the country stars friendship with housewife Louise Seger. Louise tells of the day in 1961 when she met Patsy at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom. Patsy kept in touch by writing letters until the day she died, signing them “(Love) Always…Patsy Cline.” The show combines humor, heartache and over 30 of Patsy’s hits.

8 pm–8/17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 9/1

2 pm–8/18, 23, 25, 30, 9/1

3 pm–8/19, 26, 9/2

Administration: 860-364-7469