Events

Apr
25
Wed
Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Lenox, MA–Woodcock’s Sky Dance @  Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Register at    massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or call (413) 637-0320

Apr
26
Thu
Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Apr
27
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding at Canoe Meadows @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. Free

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Lenox, MA–Spring Salamander & Frog Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Woodland salamanders and frogs spend their days under logs, stones and other objects, venturing out only in the cool moist of evenings. Join us as we search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or call (413) 637-0320

Sharon, CT–Exploring Vernal Pools/Amphibian Night @ Sharon Audubon Center
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a great evening in search of the fun and elusive amphibians that are just rising from their winter slumbers. Led by naturalist Zach Adams, the program will involve a short hike and exploration of mud and vernal pools for migrating and breeding amphibians! We are likely to see some fun frogs, and if we are lucky some of the large and charismatic spotted salamanders as they migrate to the vernal pools to breed. This program is open to all ages. So bring some muck boots, a flashlight, and join us for an awesome night in the mud and water searching for amphibians!

 

Lakeville, CT–Hotchkiss Dramatic Assoc. presents “Shockheaded Peter: A Junk Opera” @ The Hotchkiss School--Walker Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

performance also April 29 at  2:30 p.m.

Shockheaded Peter, based on the 19th-century German children’s book Struwwelpeter by Hans Hoffman, incorporates the use of pantomime and puppetry.
 

 

Norfolk, CT–Jonathan Edwards @ INFINITY Music Hall
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

You love the songs, you love the man, and you know you have to come see Jonathan Edwards in his return to Infinity Hall Norfolk!! With almost 5
decades of bringing “Sunshine” all over the world, Jonathan Edwards promises to be a night of beautiful music you will not want to miss!! His
last performance with us was one for the ages….let’s see what he comes up with next!
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Apr
28
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Audubon’s Canoe Meadows Volunteer Day @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us care for our beautiful community gardens and wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects, including meadow restoration and fall garden clean up. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided.

Register at   massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or call (413) 637-0320

KENT, CT–APPALACHIAN MT. CLUB SPRING PICNIC BREAKFAST AND HIKING/ BIKING AT MACEDONIA BROOK STATE PARK @ Macedonia Brook State Park
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am

 

New members welcome!

Park by the Pavilion. Take the long driveway going past the ranger station to the pavilion on your right. Registration: This event is free for both members and nonmembers but registration is required so that we know how much food to bring. Please sign up using the Eventbrite link provided.

Breakfast 9:30 – 10: 15 Coffee, Juice, Bagels and toppings (cream cheese, peanut butter or jelly) included.

After breakfast, we will split into groups to hike or bike. HIKING: Hikes begin at 10:15. Hiking boots or trail runners and a backpack are required.  EASY/MODERATE HIKE: a 3 -4 mile leisurely paced (1.5-2 mph) hike. This hike is generally beginner-friendly but participants need to be fit enough to hike uphill on uneven terrain. Families are welcome and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Several options to bail out early for a shorter, easy hike. Bring 1 liter of water per person, trail snacks and an extra layer/ light jacket in a backpack. Expect to hike for about 2-3 hours.  For more information contact Janet Ainsworth or Peg Peterson

CHALLENGING HIKE: a moderately-fast paced (2-2.5 mph) 6 – 7 mile hike along Macedonia Ridge on the Blue Trail. This trail covers challenging terrain including steep hills and rock scrambles. A regular fitness routine and recent hiking experience on similar terrain is needed to enjoy this route. Bring 2 liters of water per person, trail snacks and an extra layer. Trekking poles are recommended. Expect to hike for 3-3.5 hours. For more information contact Alison Terjek or Jill Ongelia.

BIKING: After breakfast, there will be 2 versions of the Harlem Valley Ramble Ride. Both rides will start out of Macedonia State Park, will tour the Harlem Valley of Duchess County in New York and features an 8.2 mile ride along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. EASY RIDE: (SO, RL, CUE, RG 12-13 mph) 21 miles For more information contact: Maryann Gleba (mack6560@gmail.com) INTERMEDIATE RIDE: (SO, RL, CUE, RG 13-14 mph) 41 miles For more information contact: Sue Grant (segrant31415@gmail.com) TAI CHI Sampler Come a little early at 9 am to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day with some exercises. Meet in the field beside the pavilion. No experience necessary. L Alison Terjek (alisonterjek@gmail.com) L Janet Ainsworth (203-530-7826, janetkainsworth@gmail.com) L Peg Peterson (203-775-1813, pegamc@yahoo.com) L Jill Oneglia (860-309-4244, jaoneglia@icloud.com)
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New Marlborough, MA–Spring Happenings Walk at Steepletop Ridge with Berkshire County Natural Resources Council
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Search for spring happenings throughout the extensive wetlands of this beautiful Reserve.

Difficulty: Easy (easy pace, little elevation changes)

Description: Join us for a stroll around the wetlands of the Steepletop Reserve and search for spring happenings like buds breaking open with new leaves emerging, spring ephemerals popping up, and birds arriving. Please bring a snack, water, and wear appropriate footwear.

Directions: From Great Barrington, take Route 23 east to Monterey. Just after the Monterey line, bear right onto Route 57/183 into New Marlborough. Just before the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, turn left onto New Marlborough-Monterey Road; follow for 1.6 miles. Turn right at the steep, inclining driveway with the Steepletop sign. Bear right into our gravel parking lot at the top of the little hill. The trails begin right at the trailhead parking; there is a kiosk just beyond the gate.

Email mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape @ The Bidwell House Museum
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

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

Before it officially opens for the season, visit the Bidwell House Museum for a special guided tour of the gardens and grounds with Board President and land-use expert Robert Hoogs. As you explore the Native American presence that pre-dated early settler history—this was not the “howling wilderness” often portrayed—you can consider how Mohicans lived on this land for centuries before and after the English settlers. Sitting on 192 acres, this tour will show you some of the 4 miles of forest trails and stone walls on the Bidwell grounds.

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape–During Spring 2018 Artweek Festival @ The Bidwell House Museum
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Before it is officially open for the season, visit the Bidwell House Museum for a special guided tour of the gardens and grounds with board president and land-use expert Robert Hoogs. As you explore the Native American presence that pre-dated early settler history–this was not the “howling wilderness” often portrayed–you can consider how Mohicans lived on this land for centuries before and after the English settlers. Sitting on 192 acres, this tour will show you some of the 4 miles of forest trails along with stone walls and artifacts built on the Bidwell grounds by farmers in the 18th and 19th centuries. This special guided tour of the grounds will be a fascinating look at the land and how the Berkshire upland forest has been used and maintained for many centuries.

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek offers new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity. This year, Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism have joined ArtWeek as Lead Champions in this unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the state’s creative economy.

ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Pittsfield, MA–Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. @ The Colonial Theatre
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adult: $15 Child: $10

The coming-of-age, beloved musical, Disney’s The Lion King, Jr, brings the “Circle of Life” to the Colonial stage, for one weekend only! With music and lyrics by Academy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winners, Elton John and Tim Rice, Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. includes the heartwarming and classic songs, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Hakuna Matata,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and more! Directed by Travis Daly (The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins), The Lion King, Jr. features Berkshire elementary and middle school students.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Hancock Shaker Village: Inventing the Shaker Aesthetic–Industrial Photography, Museum Exhibitions, and American Modernism, 1923 -1939 @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

$15.00 – $25.00
Shaker Museum & Mount Lebanon and Hancock Shaker Village co-present this event

A preeminent photographer of the Shakers from 1923 until his death in 1939, William F. Winter, Jr. created an extensive body of modernist photographic images that allowed curators, collectors, writers, and other enthusiasts to claim the Northeast’s Shaker communities as vital American predecessors of modernism. In the last 20 years, a burgeoning literature has begun to analyze 20th-century representations of the Shakers. Born in Albany, New York, in 1899, Winter worked at General Electric as an industrial photographer where he fashioned Machine Age images of manufacturing equipment, products, and processes for corporate public relations use. By analyzing Winter’s oeuvre, exploring his relationships with museum administrators, and placing his images within their historical and institutional contexts, this talk explores the manner in which curators, journalists, and designers have used the idea of Shaker design to epitomize supposedly national traits of frugality, functionality, and simplicity.

William D. Moore is Director of the American & New England Studies Program at Boston University where he also serves as Associate Professor of American Material Culture in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture. He is the author of numerous publications concerning American artifacts, buildings, and landscapes, most notably Masonic Temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes. Formerlythe executive director of the Enfield Shaker Museum, he is currently completing a manuscript entitled Shaker Fever: America’s 20th Century Fascination with a Communitarian, Celibate Sect.
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Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Lakeville, CT–Hotchkiss Dramatic Assoc. presents “Shockheaded Peter: A Junk Opera” @ The Hotchkiss School--Walker Auditorium
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

performance also April 29 at  2:30 p.m.

Shockheaded Peter, based on the 19th-century German children’s book Struwwelpeter by Hans Hoffman, incorporates the use of pantomime and puppetry.
 

 

Norfolk, CT–THE CLASSIC ROCK EXPERIENCE – A MUSICAL JOURNEY TO THE 70’S @ INFINITY Music Hall
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm

Hop in the Rock and Roll time machine and transport your body and soul back to one of the greatest eras in Rock history. The hits will be out in
droves. Music from Queen, Zeppelin, Journey, KISS, Styx, and SO many more. Come sing along to the music we all know and love and have a fun party
night at Infinity Hall Norfolk! Grab your tickets today!

 

Apr
29
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Lake Mansfield Spring Clean Up & Family Fun Day
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join friends and neighbors for a fun day of community action

Meet at the Beach

Bring tools: work gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows, hand trowels …And enthusiasm!

Learn about next steps of the Lake Mansfield Improvement Plan
Enjoy a self-guided Conservation Forest Walk
Help plant a garden for native pollinators

12:00 Noon: Potluck Picnic & Community Meeting
Pre-registration requested, not required

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Pittsfield, MA–Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. @ The Colonial Theatre
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adult: $15 Child: $10

The coming-of-age, beloved musical, Disney’s The Lion King, Jr, brings the “Circle of Life” to the Colonial stage, for one weekend only! With music and lyrics by Academy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winners, Elton John and Tim Rice, Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. includes the heartwarming and classic songs, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Hakuna Matata,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and more! Directed by Travis Daly (The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins), The Lion King, Jr. features Berkshire elementary and middle school students.

 

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: GRAND PIANO TRIOS – Felix Mendelssohn and Bedrich Smetana @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

The remarkably versatile composer-pianist-conductor-painter Felix Mendelssohn personifies genius and musical prodigy and his second Piano Trio in C minor (1845) is a true expression of the exquisite sensibility of his life and art. The profoundly moving Piano Trio in G minor of 1855 was composed after the death of Smetana’s daughter; its style is close to that of Robert Schumann, with hints of Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz. Two of today’s brightest young performers join cellist Yehuda Hanani for a juxtaposition of these passionate works, written in classic mid-19th-century style, full of beauty and riveting melodies. Winner of the Paganini Competition, Soovin Kim makes his area debut along with Uzbekistan-born Roman Rabinovich, first-prize winner in the Arthur Rubinstein International Competition in 2008.

“Soovin Kim was the highlight of the evening, a patrician virtuoso on the solo part of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto…He drew a golden tone from his 1709 “ex-Kempner” Stradivarius” (Washington Post)

Roman Rabinovich, piano; Soovin Kim, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello

Box Office: 413-528-0100

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Lenox, MA–WordXWord 30/30 Poetry Live @ The Mount
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

In partnership with The Mount, WordXWord celebrates National Poetry Month with the closing reception of the 30/30 Poetry Challenge. The celebration will include readings of favorite poems created throughout the month of April.
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May
2
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire Birds Program at the GB Senior Center
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Great Barrington Land Conservancy birders, Sharon Siter and Christine Ward and warm up your birding skills for spring! We will present a Birding ID program that will include slides of common and rarer birds to been seen in Berkshire County, both at your feeder and in the field. Information on birding resources and guided birding walks will also be provided. We will also provide information other Great Barrington Land Conservancy resources for seniors, included easy walk and guided walks.

Please sign up at the Claire Teague Senior Center in Great Barrington(917 Main Street) or by emailing Christine@GBLand.org. This event is free and open to the public.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife that frequent our wildlife sanctuary ponds. Learn about the lives of beavers, their amazing recovery story, and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction to the area.
Preregistration is recommended but not required. Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

May
3
Thu
Lenox, MA–Nature Walks for Health and Happiness @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members: Free for members –Nonmembers: $5.00
A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. Bess Dillman will share her passion for helping others connect with the natural world, while exploring the trails at Pleasant Valley. Curiosity will set the pace for these leisurely nature walks.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 3 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

Lenox, Ma–Behind-the-Scenes with Author of “The Little Book of Feminist Saints” Julia Pierpont and Editor Caitlin McKenna @ The Mount
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

COST: $10 general; free for Mount members
Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the publishing world, join New York Times bestselling author Julia Pierpont alongside her editor Caitlin McKenna as they discuss Julia’s latest work The Little Book of Feminist Saints, a luminous work illustrated by artist Manjit Thapp. Together they match short biographies with stunning portraits of one hundred exceptional women throughout history—including:

Maya Angelou • Jane Austen • Rachel Carson • Shirley Chisholm • Marie Curie & Irène Joliot Curie • Isadora Duncan • Amelia Earhart • Artemisia Gentileschi • Grace Hopper • Dolores Huerta • Frida Kahlo • Billie Jean King • Audre Lorde • Wilma Mankiller • Toni Morrison • Michelle Obama • Sandra Day O’Connor • Sally Ride • Eleanor Roosevelt • Nina Simone • Gloria Steinem • Kanno Sugako • Harriet Tubman • Mae West • Virginia Woolf • Malala Yousafzai
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Stockbridge, MA–High School Student Cabaret @ Berkshire Theatre Group--Unicorn Theatre
May 3 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: $10

The High School Student Cabaret features students from all over the county performing songs, poetry, dance and more. Ticket proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group’s year-round education program.

 

May
4
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
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. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals @ The Colonial Theatre
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: Adults: $15 Children 16 and Under: $10

Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals features ten-minute encore performances from this year’s Berkshire County high school musicals. Ticket proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group’s year-round education program.

 

Norfolk, CT–HAYLEY JANE & THE PRIMATES W/ JAMES MADDOCK – FOLK ROCK, PERFORMANCE DANCE, HARMONIES, JAMS, AND MUCH MORE! @ INFINITY Music Hall
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

Hayley Jane and the Primates. You’ll absolutely love her onstage energy and the Primates bring some serious chops and theatrics with their Jazz- Funk-Blues-Indie fusion. Opening up for them is the ever talented James Maddock who is brining his solo performance for an intimate and unique performance! Prepare for a night of dancing because the seats are coming out for this one. Come join us in welcoming both of these bands as they
debut on our stage

 

May
5
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 5 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00
Join our education coordinator during the height of spring migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary. We will listen and look for warblers, orioles, sparrows, thrushes, and other songbirds. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Stockbridge, MA–Revisiting Indiantown: Stockbridge Mohican History Seminar @ Stockbridge Town Hall
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

LUNCH AND SELECT CULTURAL DEMONSTRATIONS ARE LIMITED IN SPACE AND REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION

Day’s Schedule :

9:00-1:00 PM Presenters on the topic of “Revisiting Indiantown,” the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans. Keynote by President Shannon Holsey (open to all)

1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (Free with pre-registration only)

2:00-5:00 PM Optional cultural demonstrations (with pre-registration only), and Main Street Walking Tours (open to all). The Mission House and Stockbridge Library Museum will be open during this time for special tours!

The afternoon offers choices of three special cultural demonstrations for one hour (2:00-3:00PM) coinciding with the open Walking Spaces are very limited for the cultural demonstrations.

Sheffield, MA–Spring Wildflower Walk with Mass Audubon @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Members: $6.00 Nonmembers: $8.00
Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll learn to use guidebooks and apps to look up plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Kent, CT–The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Presents Our 14th Annual Spring Power-Up and Open House @ Conn. Antique Machinery Assoc.
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Our 2018 Spring Power-Up will be our 14th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA after a cold, snowy winter. This show has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception 14 years ago.

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

That being said, either member or non-member outside exhibitors are welcome to bring their machinery and set up for the day. Show off that new purchase or that fresh restoration project.

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–WALK AND WONDER @ hancock shaker village
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on the Farm and Forest Trail for a guided family-friendly (and stroller-friendly) walk to explore the plants and creatures that live there. Included in admission/FREE to members

 

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Norfolk, CT–Robben Ford @ INFINITY Music Hall
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

One of the “100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time” (Musician Magazine). Robben is indeed, a phenomenal singer/songwriter/musician and he presents an exciting new show each time he comes around. If you’ve seen/heard him before, then we’re sure we’ll see you at the show. And if you’ve yet to experience this guy and his band, we urge you to do so. His blend of blistering Blues, Rock and Funky Jazz is truly is truly amazing.

May
6
Sun
Kent, CT–The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Presents Our 14th Annual Spring Power-Up and Open House @ Conn. Antique Machinery Assoc.
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Our 2018 Spring Power-Up will be our 14th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA after a cold, snowy winter. This show has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception 14 years ago.

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

That being said, either member or non-member outside exhibitors are welcome to bring their machinery and set up for the day. Show off that new purchase or that fresh restoration project.

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Pittsfield/Hancock, MA–THE FARM GAMES @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for Farm Games. Friends from Greenagers (the organization that brings you the Farmers’ Olympics) will be on hand to run you through farm paces with friendly and hilarious competitions: grain bag toss, moo juice squeeze, bucket carry, wheelbarrow push, hay bale roll, and more.

Included in admission/FREE to members
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Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Joey Alexander Trio Performance @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

tickets $29 – $84

Born in Bali in 2003, jazz pianist Joey Alexander taught himself Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” at the age of six. Since then, this wunderkind has delighted audiences across the globe.

Box Office: 413-528-0100

May
9
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 9 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

May
10
Thu
Richmond, MA– Birding with Mass Audubon @ Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce for a special “sneak preview” bird walk at our newest wildlife sanctuary in the Berkshires. We’ll view one of the largest great blue heron rookeries in the Berkshires at the height of nesting season and watch and listen for many other birds that call Tracy Brook their summer home. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Group will carpool from Pleasant Valley at 6:45 am, because parking is very limited.

Preregistration is required.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 10 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May
11
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 11 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
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. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

 

May
12
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00
Join our education coordinator during the height of spring migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary. We will listen and look for warblers, orioles, sparrows, thrushes, and other songbirds. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Pittsfield, MA–Spring Wildflower Walk-with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Members: $6.00 Nonmembers: $8.00
Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll learn to use guidebooks and apps to look up plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: ACRONYM BAROQUE – The Faux and the Fabulous @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 12 @ 6:00 pm

Perhaps because it is so distant and its style so ingratiating and universally pleasing, the Baroque period inspired many imposters. Leaving the baby on the doorstep of a good family to give him a better chance in life, many composers attributed their works to a more famous composer. Fakes unveiled will include Frescobaldi’s Toccata (by Cassado), Couperin’s Five Concert Pieces (by Bazelere) and C.P.E. Bach’s Andante (by Cassadeseus). In addition to these gems (rhinestones), ACRONYM, the 12-member string band, will take us back further in time and introduce some authentic forgotten masterpieces of the pre-Baroque and Baroque eras, by Viennese and German composers. Much of their programming is devoted to modern premieres of works newly transcribed from manuscript, previously unpublished, unrecorded and unheard since the early 17th century. Neo, quasi, retro, faux—never mind, this is the real thing!

Norfolk, CT–ANDY GROSS – AMAZING ILLUSIONIST & COMEDIAN @ INFINITY Music Hall
May 12 @ 8:00 pm

Ever wonder how a magician cuts himself or his associate in half? Yah same here….well how about one who does it, and then can walk around too? Andy Gross goes above and beyond. He’ll split in two, walk around, tell some jokes, and get them room laughing and contemplating all in one show. We are excited to bring some magical comedy to our stage in Norfolk. Come out and support this incredible performer!

May
13
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

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

Norfolk, CT–Donna the Buffalo @ INFINITY Music Hall
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

Donna The Buffalo returns to Infinity Hall Norfolk by overwhelming popular demand. With over 2 decades together, the band continues to play a wonderful mix of country, zydeco tinged rock with a twist of Americana roots music that will force your toes to tap and fingers to pop. Their dedicated fans affectionately refer to themselves as “The Herd” and they show up in mass, so get your tickets before the box office stampede.
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May
16
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 16 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

May
17
Thu
Lenox, MA–Nature Walks for Health and Happiness @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members: Free for members –Nonmembers: $5.00
A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. Bess Dillman will share her passion for helping others connect with the natural world, while exploring the trails at Pleasant Valley. Curiosity will set the pace for these leisurely nature walks.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 17 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May
18
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 18 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
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. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

 

AN EVENING WITH GRAHAM PARKER – A SOLO EVENING WITH CLASSIC RUMOUR HITS AND MORE @ INFINITY Music Hall
May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Between the prodigious catalog of Parker-penned Rumour and post-Rumour songs, this show will definitely be Squeezing out Sparks!! We are excited to have an extra special solo night with Graham. Don’t miss what will make for the most unique show on his entire tour.

May
19
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00
Join our education coordinator during the height of spring migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary. We will listen and look for warblers, orioles, sparrows, thrushes, and other songbirds. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Lenox, MA–Spring Wildflower Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor: Linda Cysz – Naturalist
Members: $6.00 Nonmembers: $8.00
Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll learn to use guidebooks and apps to look up plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Sheffield, MA–Home Sweet Home at the Ashley House – The Art of the Garden: Inspiration Grows Here @ ashley house
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Guided Tours on the hour at 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

Celebrate The Trustees’ public gardens, a living documentary of Massachusetts horticulture and design traditions. Many of these gardens are part of the landscapes of Trustees historic sites, the former homes of historical figures, literati, titans of industry, political leaders, artists and more and span a 300-year timeline from the Colonial Era to the Modern Movement.

Come experience all the beauty, history, and unique stories contained within each home, as well as the exquisitely designed gardens and stunning natural landscapes. Special tours, gardening and family-friendly activities and refreshments will be offered.

Take a guided tour of this pre-Revolutionary war home and learn about the home and its owners, and how an enslaved African-American woman sued for and won her freedom 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation.

413.298.3239 x3016
mmoulton@thetrustees.org

Lenox, MA–Tea & Talk–Jordan Marsh: New England’s Department Store @ Ventfort Hall
May 19 @ 3:30 pm

In the days before ordering from the internet there were outings to fabulous merchandise meccas under a single roof. Historian Anthony Sammarco will return us to the days of “Jordan Marsh: New England’s Department Store.” Boston’s first such store, founded in 1851, it offered linen, silk, calicos, ribbons and more. By the late 19th century, it had expanded, eventually promoting personal service, easy credit, art exhibitions and musical performances. During the holiday season, there was The Enchanted Village of St. Nicholas and by the 1950s, branch stores in the suburbs.

Cost to attend is $26 with an advance reservation and $32 the day of. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.
For more info visit gildedage.org

Stockbridge, MA–There Are Things I Didn’t Tell You: by Mary Mott @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: $40

Directed by Playwrights Horizons founder, Bob Moss (Fiorello!, A Class Act), Mary Mott (Butter to the Edges) shares her funny, personal and poignant thoughts about the things we tend not to talk about. Like in her other shows, Mary is the friend you just want to sit on the couch and talk to.

Sunday, May 20 & 27 at 2pm

 

BOKANTE’ (THE NEW PROJECT FROM MICHAEL LEAGUE OF SNARKY PUPPY) @ INFINITY Music Hall
May 19 @ 8:00 pm

Michael League, Snarky Puppy’s founder/leader brings his incredible and brand new project, Bokante, to our Norfolk stage! If you’re a fan of Snarky Puppy you definitely won’t want to miss this one. Enjoy a night of worldly music with a French/Creole and funky theme to it. Really groundbreaking music. Come support them for their debut!

 

May
20
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–There Are Things I Didn’t Tell You: by Mary Mott @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
May 20 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: $40

Directed by Playwrights Horizons founder, Bob Moss (Fiorello!, A Class Act), Mary Mott (Butter to the Edges) shares her funny, personal and poignant thoughts about the things we tend not to talk about. Like in her other shows, Mary is the friend you just want to sit on the couch and talk to.

 

 

Norfolk, CT–THE SECRET SISTERS WITH BRIAN DUNNE – AMAZING FOLK, AMERICANA, COUNTRY STYLE MUSIC @ INFINITY Music Hall
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Secret Sisters are coming to Infinity Hall Norfolk! Wow! What a pleasure it will be for us all to hear their incredible harmonies and melodies fill one of the most beautiful listening theatres in all of the country. You know them from their NPR Tiny Desk performance – now they have been touring internationally. Grab tickets now as this one will certainly go quick!
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May
23
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 23 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

Pittsfield, MA–“Typhoid Mary” stage play @ Barrington Stage--St. Germain Theater
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

also at 3 pm – may 27, june 2, 3, 7, 9,10, 14, 16

This is the story of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, in her personal battle between religion and science. This searing drama captures the controversy surrounding Mary and her steadfast conviction in her beliefs.
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Pittsfield, MA–“Typhoid Mary” stage play @ Barrington Stage--St. Germain Theater
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

also at 3 pm – may 27, june 2, 3, 7, 9,10, 14, 16

This is the story of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, in her personal battle between religion and science. This searing drama captures the controversy surrounding Mary and her steadfast conviction in her beliefs.
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May
24
Thu
Richmond, MA– Birding with Mass Audubon @ Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce for a special “sneak preview” bird walk at our newest wildlife sanctuary in the Berkshires. We’ll view one of the largest great blue heron rookeries in the Berkshires at the height of nesting season and watch and listen for many other birds that call Tracy Brook their summer home. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Group will carpool from Pleasant Valley at 6:45 am, because parking is very limited.

Preregistration is required.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320