Events

Jan
21
Mon
Lanesborough, MA–Finding Your Way in Winter @ Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade.

Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark! Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities that will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a Park Interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Pittsfield/Dalton, MA–Full Wolf Moon Hike at the Boulders, with the Berkshire Knapsackers
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hike approximately 3.5 miles under a full moon. It will be a snowshoe if conditions warrant. Cancel for rain. Debrief after the hike at Applebee’s.

MEET: Contact leader directly for meeting place.

LEADER: Joe Doboszynski

** Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. Please contact the LEADER directly with any questions, as all leaders may not be members of Meetup, therefore may not see your questions here. **

Meetup now forces us to enter an end time. The end time listed is a very rough estimate. The end time of any hike depends upon too many factors to be able to predict in advance.

Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. With the changes Meetup made recently, please click on “Members” then “Pages” to get there.

Jan
24
Thu
Lanesborough, MA–Nice and Easy Trail Hike @ Mount Greylock Visitor Center 3
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Guided by a Park Interpreter, these easy-paced, two to three mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; wear appropriate clothing, bring trekking poles and traction devices for boots or snowshoes. Bring water, a snack and binoculars. Inclement weather cancels. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Jan
25
Fri
Lanesborough, MA–Finding Your Way in Winter @ Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade.

Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark! Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities that will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a Park Interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Lakeville, CT–Atlantic Brass Quintet Performance @ The Hotchkiss School--Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION

The Hotchkiss Concert Series is thrilled to present the Atlantic Brass Quintet in concert. Serving as resident brass quintet at institutions including Boston University and the Boston Conservatory, the quintet is lauded regularly in the press for its lively and stimulating style. Buffalo News proclaims: “Pushing the envelope of what a brass quintet is capable. … Irresistibly infectious spirit.” Continue reading here or visit atlanticbrassquintet.com for more information.

HOTCHKISS.ORG/ARTS ~ (860) 435 – 4423

Jan
26
Sat
Great Barrington, MA–Benedict Pond and Beartown State Forest Hike with the Berkshire Knapsackers
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We will hike/snowshoe about 4 miles, halfway around Benedict Pond, then to a viewpoint.

Lunch and grog after at the Barrington Brewery.

Severe weather cancels.

MEET: Contact leader directly for meeting place. LEADER: Nancy King

** Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. Please contact the LEADER directly with any questions, as all leaders may not be members of Meetup, therefore may not see your questions here. ** Meetup now forces us to enter an end time. The end time listed is a very rough estimate. The end time of any hike depends upon too many factors to be able to predict in advance. Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. With the changes Meetup made recently, please click on “Members” then “Pages” to get there. Thank you!!
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Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Sharon, CT–Curators’ Tour of new exhibit–Sharon Cures: Centuries of Medicine in One Small Town @ The Sharon Historical Society
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

Join Co-Curators Susan Shepard and Marge Smith for a tour of “Sharon Cures: Centuries of Medicine in One Small Town.” Learn about the still-relevant debate about vaccination and deadly diseases, reminisce about the one and only Dr. Jo Evarts and discover Sharon’s connection to the father of cancer immunotherapy.

The exhibit runs from November 10 through April 28 at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, which  open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday from 10-2.

For more information and directions email director@sharonhist.org, call (860) 364-5688 or visit www.sharonhist.org.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CONCERTS: STEFAN JACKIW & CONRAD TAO S @ Bard College @ Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theater
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

South Berkshire Concerts present Stefan Jackiw, violin, and Conrad Tao, piano. The program includes works by Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, Saariaho, and Copland.

6:45 p.m for a pre-concert conversation with the artists in the Black Box Theater in the Daniel Arts Center.

Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. Hailed for playing of “uncommon musical substance” that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe), Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others.

Conrad TaoPianist Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by TimeOut New York. In June of 2011, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the Department of Education named Tao a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts awarded him a YoungArts gold medal in music. Later that year, Tao was named a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. In May of 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Admission: Free and open to the public, with suggested donation of $10.
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Jan
27
Sun
Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Cornwall, CT–Welles Preserve Hike
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm

Join Cornwall Conservation Trust President, Bart Jones, for a hike up Bloody Mountain to spectacular views of Cornwall Village.

Parking – The parking area is located on Town Street, 4/10 of a mile from the intersection of Route 128.

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Jan
28
Mon
Lanesborough, MA–Finding Your Way in Winter @ Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade.

Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark! Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities that will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a Park Interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. For more information call (413) 499-4262.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–ARTIST TALK: SHE SAID, HE SAID @ Bard College @ Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

an artist slide talk and reception with Boston artist Kathy King and New York artist Matt Nolen.

King and Nolen’s ceramics exhibition titled SHE SAID, HE SAID opens January 28, 2019 and will be on view daily until March 8, 2019 in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery, located in the Daniel Arts Center.

SHE SAID, HE SAID focuses on narratives embedded in the medium of ceramics, by artists Kathy King and Matt Nolen, friends and colleagues for over 20 years. King’s cameo-like wall reliefs allude to traditional jewelry and portraiture, combining ceramic and metalwork in sculpture resembling woodcut prints. Each piece presents a tongue-in-cheek vignette exploring histories of gender and sexuality, using humor and pop references as entry points into broader topics such as love and life as a woman. Similar to King, Nolen’s figures reshape traditional art historical canons, combining aesthetics of classical busts and antiquated vases with dreamlike prints. The work explores fluctuations between psychological dichotomies such as frailty and resilience, failure and triumph in convoluted compositions representing the perpetually transitioning internal landscapes of the self. For both artists, narrative lies at the core of their practice, told with the physical and historical properties of ceramics, and forms the crossroads where their work intersects.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Jan
29
Tue
Norfolk, CT–BARBOUR WOOD/HAYSTACK MT. Hike with the Appalachian Mt. Club
Jan 29 @ 9:15 am

Following the Norfolk 2018 10K route through Barbour Wood and Haystack State Park, this +6 mile hike incorporates an Old Railroad right-of-way, two flood control dams, Old Carriage Rd (+100 yrs), a view of Haystack Mt on Beech Hill and Killarney Bridge (1908).

After crossing the south dam & road, the route takes hikers up Haystack Mt (1,716 ft) with views of Berkshires and Catskills on a clear day. Looping behind and descending Haystack, will pick up again in Barbour Wood to finish the hike. Expect terrain to be icy or snow covered, some easy to moderate hills and a long moderate to steep ascent on Haystack. Car spot. Norfolk, ice box of CT. Be dressed appropriately.

Post social at Wood Creek Bar & Grill in Norfolk. Bring: water, trail snacks, lunch, micro spikes, snowshoes.

Meet: 9:15 for 9:30 car spot. Depending on parking conditions, trail route may change. Register w/Leader for details.

Leader–Jill Oneglia
860-309-4244
jaoneglia@icloud.com

 

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Jan
30
Wed
Pittsfield/Dalton, M–The Boulders Hike, with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Difficulty: Moderate (easy pace, moderate elevation change)

Description: Hike the 1.5-mile green loop; winding through beautiful forest, complete with new trail signage and look for signs of wildlife! Please bring water, a snack, dress in layers, and wear appropriate footwear (consider snowshoes and/or micro-spikes).

Directions: From Pittsfield, take Routes 8/9 east towards Dalton. Take a left onto Park Avenue. Take another left onto Gulf Road in about 0.5 miles. Trailhead parking is 0.25 miles ahead on the left.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event

Gt. Barrington, MA–READING: ALEXANDER CHEE @ Bard College @ Simon's Rock--Blodgett House
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a special reading with author, editor, and associate professor of english and creative writing at Dartmouth College, Alexander Chee.

Chee wrote the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, which was named a Best Book of 2018 by New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Publisher’s Weekly, NPR, Time Magazine, and many others. He also authored the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night.

Chee is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, and Guernica, among others.

He is the winner of a 2003 Whiting Award; a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship; and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak.

This event is free and open to the public.

Feb
1
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Berkshires NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit Opening @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm

NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit on view February 1 – April 30, 2019

This exhibit is a collaboration between the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College and the Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP and documents the stories of individual African Americans in the Berkshires.

Feb
2
Sat
Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Feb
3
Sun
Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Cornwall, CT–Hart Farm Preserve Hike
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm

Join Cornwall Conservation Trust President, Bart Jones, for a hike with lovely southern vistas from the top of Cherry Hill.

Parking – Turn right at white sign 3/4 mile down Cherry Hill Road, look for the mailbox marked “64”.

Feb
9
Sat
Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Feb
10
Sun
Adams, MA–Greylock Glen Trail Hike with the Taconic Hiking Club
Feb 10 @ 12:15 am

Located in Adams, MA at the eastern base of Mount Greylock is a network of lower elevation trails that were designed to form the basis for a golf course and grand development project with a hotel, conference center, houses, and condos. Luckily that project was scrapped, and now the new plan is for multi-use trails and an environmental center.

We’ll plan to do about 5 miles of these lovely trails which have been recently upgraded and redesigned and which offer nice views up to Greylock and down through the valley. Expect rolling terrain with little elevation gain.

Bring full winter gear, including micro-spikes or other ice-grippers or snowshoes required. We’ll give an update on conditions as the date approaches. This is a joint Knapsackers and Taconic Hiking Club listing. Bad driving cancels.

Here’s the DCR map of the Greylock Glen Trails: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/10/30/greylock-glen-map-2017.pdf

Here’s more information on the Greylock Glen trail development plan:
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/greylock-glen-multi-use-trail-system-plan
Meet: Contact leaders for meeting time and place

Leaders: Vicky Singer vsinger30@gmail.com 413 442-3701
Karen Ross, kcoyross@aol.com 518 794-7474

Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Feb
13
Wed
Lenox/Richmond, MA–Burbank Trail Hike, south from Olivia’s Overlook at Yokun Ridge with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Enjoy this beautiful trail and look for signs of wildlife!

Difficulty: Easy

Description: A collaborative hike with the Taconic Hiking Club—Join us on this 3.2-mile Burbank Trail loop hike that will feature overlooks, Monks Pond and old cellar holes. Please bring water, lunch/snack, wear sturdy footwear (weather dependent: consider snowshoes or micro-spikes) and appropriate layers of clothing.

Directions: From the center of Lenox, take Rt. 183 south; bear right on Lenox-Richmond Road. At 1.5 miles, the trailhead will be on your left; look for the BNRC sign. Carpooling is always appreciated!

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event

Feb
15
Fri
Lakeville, CT–Hotchkiss Dramatic Association – Hay Fever Play, by Noël Coward @ The Hotchkiss School--Walker Auditorium
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm

Performances–Feb 15 & 16 at  7:30 p.m.  and Feb 17 at  2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and senior citizens. Cash or check only: buy at the door-reservations are not necessary

HOTCHKISS.ORG/ARTS ~ (860) 435 – 4423

Feb
16
Sat
Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Lakeville, CT–Hotchkiss Dramatic Association – Hay Fever Play, by Noël Coward @ The Hotchkiss School--Walker Auditorium
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm

Performances–Feb 15 & 16 at  7:30 p.m.  and Feb 17 at  2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and senior citizens. Cash or check only: buy at the door-reservations are not necessary

HOTCHKISS.ORG/ARTS ~ (860) 435 – 4423

Feb
17
Sun
Cheshire/Adams, MA–Mount Greylock Hike/Snowshoe with Berkshire Knapsackers
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

We will hike/snowshoe 6-7 miles, starting with the Cheshire Harbor Trail to the Mt Greylock summit. We will snack/lunch at the Thunderbolt shelter. We will then head down via the Gould Trail back to the cars.

MEET: Contact leader directly for meeting place.

LEADER: Harold Moon,

** Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. Please contact the LEADER directly with any questions, as all leaders may not be members of Meetup, therefore may not see your questions here. **

Meetup now forces us to enter an end time. The end time listed is a very rough estimate. The end time of any hike depends upon too many factors to be able to predict in advance.

Please read “Berkshire Knapsackers Meetup Guidelines” on the Pages tab before asking questions as they may be answered there. With the changes Meetup made recently, please click on “Members” then “Pages” to get there.

Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Feb
21
Thu
Sandisfield, MA–Sunset Hike at Clam River with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Feb 21 @ 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Walk through the cathedral pines as the sun sets on Sandisfield

Difficulty: Moderate

Description: Join us in hiking the 2-mile Clam River loop. We’ll wind through cathedral pines and get great views of the Clam River as it winds its way through the valley. Please bring water, snack, wear sturdy footwear (weather dependent: consider snowshoes or micro-spikes) and appropriate layers of clothing.

Directions: Trailhead is located at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex.

From Great Barrington, head east on Rt. 23 towards Monterey. Take a right onto Rt. 183/Rt. 57 towards New Marlborough. After passing the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, stay left on Rt. 57. Follow Rt. 57 into Sandisfield. Go past Hammertown Road (on your left) and then turn into the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex on the left hand side. If you get to the intersection with Rt. 8, you’ve gone too far.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.

Feb
23
Sat
Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Feb
24
Sun
Lenox, MA–The Mount: Hourly tours at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am

The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

A Great American House Designed by A Great American Writer
To tell the stories of The Mount we offer tours of the house and gardens. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants.

In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, partnering with over 40 local organizations to present lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. There is so much to do! Be sure to spend some time exploring our trails. They offer a rare opportunity to experience a forest setting that has been carefully manicured and curated, just like the gardens. The trails are not challenging but do feature rock outcroppings and glacial moraines.

The Mount is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are down the road from Tanglewood in Lenox, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and a scenic 30 minute drive from Mass MoCA in North Adams.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact us at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org

 

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Mar
2
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Winter Snowshoe Walk/Wildlife Tracking/Birding at Housatonic Flats with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the fields and riparian forest and learn to recognize and read wildlife tracks and see what winter birds live here. In partnership with the Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

Difficulty: Easy (easy pace, little elevation change)

Description: Housatonic Flats provides important habitat to many Berkshire mammals and birds. We will guide visitors on where to look and what to look for. If no snow, we’ll skip the snowshoes and go for a winter hike!

If weather permits, bring your own snowshoes or you can rent a pair from Berkshire Bike & Board (413-528-5555).

Directions: From Great Barrington: From the Price Chopper, head north on Route 7 for less than half a mile. Parking will be on the left.

This is a free event and pre-registration is requested: info@gbtrails.org. For more information or to register by phone call Mariah at 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5). Severe weather will cancel the event.

Sep
7
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 7 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

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Sep
8
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 8 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

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Sep
14
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 14 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

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Sep
15
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 15 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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Sep
21
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 21 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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Sep
22
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 22 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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Sep
28
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 28 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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Sep
29
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 29 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

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