Events

Apr
30
Sun
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 30 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Volunteer Opportunity: Lake Mansfield Clean-up & Celebration @ Lake Mansfield
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sponsored by the Great Barrington Land Conservancy
Join the Lake Mansfield Alliance for this annual fun family day of community action.
Work will include lake area clean-up and sprucing up trails as well as battling invasive plants including garlic mustard and bittersweet.
Families: explore fun kids self-guided trail activity, too! Bring gloves and tools.

Join us for a Potluck Picnic & Group Meeting at 12:00.

Meet at the beach area. For more information: info@gbtrails.org

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Lee, MA–Lee Meeting House Series: World Jazz Trio La Voz De Tres with guest Paul McCandless @ Lee Meeting House @ Lee Congregational Church
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

 

Drawing from a rich variety of musical influences, La Voz de Tres combines elements of South American folklore with jazz, brazilian music, latin jazz, nueva trova, and chamber music. Using only three instruments- voice, 7-string guitar and piano- the group creates surprising textures that are both bold and nuanced.

In a remarkable career spanning nearly five decades, composer and multi-wind player Paul McCandless has brought his exquisite sound and musicality to numerous projects, including multiple Grammy-winning recording and two seminal world/jazz groups: the original Paul Winter Consort and highly innovative and influential quartet Oregon.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Alumna Concert: Manon Hutton-DeWys @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Kellogg Music Center
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm

Alumna pianist Manon Hutton-DeWys performs a program of music for solo piano and piano with cello, assisted by cellist Paul Wolfram. Manon has performed regularly at Simon’s Rock since the opening of the Arts Center. She is a graduate of Simon’s Rock, Bard College, the Mannes College of Music, and is currently completing her doctorate at City University of New York. Her program will include Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no. 3, Brahms’ Four Ballades, and a selection of modern and contemporary piano solos, including works by twentieth-century pioneers Leo Ornstein and Vivian Fine.

The concert is free and open to the public

Gt. Barrington, MA–ALUMNA CONCERT: MANON HUTTON-DEWYS @ Bard College at Simon's Rock School-Kellogg Music Center
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alumna pianist Manon Hutton-DeWys performs a program of music for solo piano and piano with cello, assisted by cellist Paul Wolfram. Manon has performed regularly at Simon’s Rock since the opening of the Arts Center. She is a graduate of Simon’s Rock, Bard College, the Mannes College of Music, and is currently completing her doctorate at City University of New York.

Her program will include Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no. 3, Brahms’ Four Ballades, and a selection of modern and contemporary piano solos, including works by twentieth-century pioneers Leo Ornstein and Vivian Fine.

The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in Kellogg Music Center.
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Stockbridge, MA–Speaker Series–Jeremy Yudkin: ” Bob Dylan: Poet? Prophet? Poet Laureate?” @ Stockbridge Library
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm

A talk by Jeremy Yudkin on the first part of Bob Dylan’s career, from 1962, when he made his first recording, to 1975, when Blood on the Tracks was released. Through recordings and video clips, Mr. Yudkin shall demonstrate the vast range of Dylan’s talent, both musical and literary, and debunk the widespread notion that he cannot sing. Finally he shall discuss the question of his Nobel Prize for Literature. Was that a crazy move by the Nobel Committee or an inspired choice?

Jeremy Yudkin is professor of music and Director of the Center for Beethoven Research at Boston University.
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May
1
Mon
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 1 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
2
Tue
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 2 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
3
Wed
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 3 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Lenox, MA–Hike with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff at Parsons Marsh
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Also at  7:30am – 8:30am

Difficulty: Easy (slow pace, moderate elevation changes, easy off-trail walking)

Description: Join us for a guided tour of the proposed Parsons Marsh boardwalk! If BNRC is awarded funding from the Town of Lenox’s Community Preservation Act at Town Meeting on May 4, the public will have easy access to Parsons Marsh. Please join us for a walk to the edge of this stunning wetland and a brief discussion of the proposed trail and boardwalk project. Bring coffee and sturdy footwear (waterproof if possible).

Tours begin at 7:30am and at 9:00am.

Directions: From the center of Lenox Village, the intersection of Routes 7A and 183: west on Route 183/West Street for 1.4 miles to a right on Undermountain Road (opposite Tanglewood). 0.75 miles on Undermountain Road to the temporary BNRC trailhead on the right. Look for the BNRC sign.

Email mgreer@bnrc.org with any questions!
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Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)

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

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

May
4
Thu
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 4 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
5
Fri
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 5 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Great Barrington, MA–Birding at BNRC’s Thomas and Palmer Reserve
May 5 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, and the Great Barrington Land Conservancy at BNRC’s Thomas and Palmer Reserve for a stroll at this promising birding site. We’ll walk mowed field paths and wood roads; footing is good. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the Koi Chinese Restaurant, 302 State Road, Great Barrington: from the traffic light at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 23/183, travel east on Route 23 for 0.7 miles.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.

Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 5 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Lee, MA–Lee Meeting House Series:Sonny and Perley with Nate Giroux and Lou Pappas @ Lee Meeting House @ Lee Congregational Church
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

 

Nate Giroux is a saxophone and clarinet player in NY’s Capital Region. He earned his B.M. in Jazz Studies from William Paterson University in 2012. His performance resume includes the Detroit Jazz Festival, Pittsfield Jazz Festival, Villanova Jazz Festival, and the International Society for Improvised Music Conference; as well as performances with noted musicians Bucky Pizzarelli, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Davis, Scott Robinson, Joe Magnarelli, James Weidman, Kevin Norton, and Paul Meyers.

Bassist Lou Pappas’ career encompasses both Jazz and Classical music. After beginning with orchestras in Colorado and Oklahoma, he moved to New York to accept the position as bassist with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, from which he retired in 2006.
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May
6
Sat
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 6 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Sheffield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult   Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00

Join our education coordinator during the height of spring and fall migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheffield. We will listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. If time permits we may check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

Sheffield, MA–Spring Wildflower Search @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator from Mass Audubon

Audience: Adult   Members:  $6.00  Nonmembers:  $8.00

Discover the early signs of spring for meadow and woodland wildflowers at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll gather for snacks and look up any mysterious plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Kent, CT–Spring Power-Up @ Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Rain or Shine

Admission fee: $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under as well as CAMA members are free

Our 2017 Spring Power-Up will be our 13th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA.

Northwestern Connecticut winters can be notoriously bad, so the Spring Power-Up will be a good chance to bid the cold weather goodbye. 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. There is no charge for exhibitors to display their antique machinery-related items. Outside vendors are welcome to set up for a nominal fee.

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Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 6:00 pm

The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre, consistently playing to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Haunting music from the time of Cervantes, breathtaking transcriptions from the opera Carmen, Copland Mexican songs, Jazz, and an arrangement of the Bach Brandenburg as well as Far East and Irish classics will transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience!

“The world’s hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band? However it helps you to think about the LAGQ, keep the emphasis on superlatives for its unrivaled joy, technical élan and questing spirits.” —Los Angeles Times

May
7
Sun
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 7 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Kent, CT–Spring Power-Up @ Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Rain or Shine

Admission fee: $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under as well as CAMA members are free

Our 2017 Spring Power-Up will be our 13th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA.

Northwestern Connecticut winters can be notoriously bad, so the Spring Power-Up will be a good chance to bid the cold weather goodbye. 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. There is no charge for exhibitors to display their antique machinery-related items. Outside vendors are welcome to set up for a nominal fee.

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Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Lakeville, CT–Spring Choral Concert – Hotchkiss Chapel @ The Hotchkiss School
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Event is free and open to the public

 

May
10
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Lenox,MA–Birding at Parsons Marsh
May 10 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council at Parsons Marsh on Undermountain Road, Lenox, for a bird walk at this important wetland. Terrain is footpath, mowed field paths, and open woods; footing is good. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the temporary BNRC trailhead on Undermountain Road. From the center of Lenox at the intersection of route 7A and Route 183/West Street: west on West Street for 1.4 miles to a right (north) on Undermountain Road. 0.75 miles to the signed temporary trailhead.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Gt. Barrington, MA–CHORAL CONCERT: ACROSS THE ATLANTIC @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Kellogg Music Center
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Exploring the great migration of music from Scotland and Ireland to America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Ancient ballads and folk songs to shape-note hymns, the 50’s folk revival, Celtic Woman, the Wailin’ Jennys and the soundtrack to “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?”

The Simon’s Rock Chorus
Anonymous 10
Jack Brown, Director
Joe Rose, Accompanist

 

May
11
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–Celebrated Hip-Hop and Jazz Group–Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Colonial Theatre
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

 

Tickets: Premium: $45 – Orchestra and Balcony: $35 – Gallery: $25

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/bandleader, Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind, & Fire; Chaka Khan and Sun Ra). The boys formed the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble, and toured the United States performing the original written jazz compositions of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the music of classical greats Bach and Beethoven. While touring, the brothers were personally being exposed to the hip-hop, rock and reggae music of their own generation and absorbed these components into the cosmic jazz style of their father to create Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–SPRING CONCERT @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Kellogg Music Center
May 11 @ 7:30 pm

The Simon’s Rock Chamber Orchestra presents its Spring Concert, featuring Mozart’s Symphony #40 in G-minor.

For more information, call 413-528-7212.
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May
12
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

Lakeville, CT–Dr. Doug Tallamy Spring Lecture-sponsored by the Salisbury Association Land Trust & Cornwall Conservation Trust @ Hotchkiss School Auditorium
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Doug Tallamy’s first book, “Bringing Nature Home”, describes the role of native plants at the base of the food web, which supports a spectrum of insects and in turn the complexity of bird life, and the many wildlife interactions above and beyond. This is contrasted with diminished interactive diversity where invasive plants have displaced natives.

Inspired by the Tallamy talk, the Salisbury Association Land Trust is developing an exhibition entitled “Going Native” which will be on display at the Salisbury Association, opening May 6, 4:30-6 PM and be on view through the summer.

In addition, two invasive field workshops will occur on Saturday May 20, one at the HVRHS Invasive Management Area, North Campus, in Falls Village, from 9:30-11:30 AM, the other, during the afternoon at Sharon Land Trust’s Mary Moore Preserve, 24 Williams Road, Sharon, 1-3 PM. Invasive plant managers will be present at both sites, describing the processes at work in nature and various methods for the safe and effective control of invasives in large landscapes and in backyards.

Dr. Tallamy is Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, is the award-winning author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape, and is a prolific writer and engaging speaker. His books will be available after the lecture.

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May
13
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult   Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00

Join our education coordinator during the height of spring and fall migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheffield. We will listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. If time permits we may check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

Pittsfield, MA–Spring Wildflower Search with Mass Audubon Staff @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

Audience: Adult  Members: $6.00 Nonmembers: $8.00

Discover the early signs of spring for meadow and woodland wildflowers at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll gather for snacks and look up any mysterious plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 13 @ 12:30 pm

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

4 hrs 50 min.

North Adams, MA–Botanical Sketching & Spring Photography on the Hoosac Range with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come capture the emergence of spring at this special BNRC 50th event!

Pace: Easy

Terrain: Moderate

Description: Join BNRC staff and a local teacher and artist on this springtime adventure. We will hike to Sunset Rock with the options of exploring the ridge further. Clipboards, pencils and paper will be provided, and you are welcome to bring additional materials. Please bring your own camera. BNRC will provide refreshments at a good stopping place.

Please Pre-Register to help us plan…visit our website

Lakeville, CT–6th Annual Hotchkiss Film Festival @ The Hotchkiss School- Walker Auditorium.
May 13 @ 6:00 pm
Lakeville, CT–Emerson String Quartet @ The Hotchkiss School- Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center.
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Lee, MA–Lee Meeting House Series: Jack Waldheim & The Criminal Hearts @ Lee Meeting House @ Lee Congregational Church
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Pittsfield, MA–Pink Martini Singer–Storm Large @ Colonial Theatre
May 13 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets: Premium: $45 – Orchestra and Balcony: $35 – Gallery: $20

Musician, actor, playwright and author, Storm Large, shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on CBS’, Rock Star: Supernova. Storm made her debut as a guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing for sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally.
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May
14
Sun
Lakeville, CT–Gospelfest @ The Hotchkiss School - Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
May 14 @ 3:00 pm
Lenox, MA–Close Encounters with Music Presents a Lecture by Linda Hirshman & the Feminine Mystique @ The Mount
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lawyer, best-selling author, and cultural historian Linda Hirshman has chronicled battles that have changed the social landscape of America in her books Get to Work: A Manifesto For Women of the World, Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex, and others. Her dual biography of Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sisters in Law, reveals how these trailblazers shaped the legal framework of modern feminism.

Hirshman has written for a variety of periodicals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Daily Beast, and participated herself in cases in the United States Supreme Court representing organized labor. She has also spent time in academia, teaching law, and philosophy and women’s studies at Brandeis University. A charismatic speaker, Hirshman will analyze the 14th and 19th Amendments in tandem as two paths to equality in the suffrage effort and as they affected private and public lives of women.

May
16
Tue
Great Barrington, MA–Birding at BNRC’s Housatonic Flats
May 16 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, and the Great Barrington Land Conservancy at BNRC’s Housatonic Flats Reserve, Great Barrington, for a stroll at this promising birding site. Terrain is flat, level ground along the Housatonic River. Bring water and a snack.

Housatonic Flats is on Route 7 in Great Barrington, just north of the WSBS radio tower and opposite 434B Stockbridge Road.

Contact Doug at dbruce@bnrc.org or (413) 499-0596 with questions.

May
17
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 17 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 17 @ 12:30 pm

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

4 hrs 50 min.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)

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

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

 

May
18
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
May
19
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

Gt. Barrington, MA–CRESCENDO PERFORMANCE–“RENAISSANCE TREASURES UNEARTHED” @ Saint James Place
May 19 @ 6:00 pm

Italian and German Music from St. Mary’s, Lübeck

Crescendo’s Vocal Ensemble, soprano Jennifer Tyo, tenor Christopher Sokolowski and period instruments, including the highly-regarded Boston-based viola da gamba player Jane Hershey, and Baroque violinist Yi-Li Chang will perform works by early Italian and German composers such as Giovanni Rovetta, Paolo Quagliati, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz, Jacobus Handl, and early Baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude. Artistic Director Christine Gevert will conduct and accompany from the organ.

send your check to: Crescendo, PO Box 245, Lakeville, CT 06039 (marking your choices clearly: DATE, TIME & PRICE CATEGORY: $50 Premium / $30 General / $10 Under 18 Years)

 

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
May
20
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult   Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00

Join our education coordinator during the height of spring and fall migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheffield. We will listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. If time permits we may check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

Lenox, MA–Spring Wildflower Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor: Linda Cysz – Naturalist

Audience: Adult

Discover the early signs of spring for meadow and woodland wildflowers at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll gather for snacks and look up any mysterious plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–RIVERSIDE MUSIC CONNECTS with Sam Rosen
May 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

(Rain date May 27)

Riverside musicians connect us with spring!
Enter the magic at the Du Bois Rain Garden.
Explore a world of sound and fantasy as you travel upstream along the River Walk trail.
Fun for all ages!

Pittsfield, MA–Berkshire Concert Choir Spring Concert @ First United Methodist Church
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

Program–Requiem by John Rutter and Gloria by Francis Poulenc

 

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
May
21
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Birding the Berks  @ Myrin Institute Preserve
May 21 @ 6:30 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult

Members:  $8.00  Nonmembers: $12.00

Catch the peak of spring migration at the Myrin Institute Preserve (located in the Monument Valley/Konkapot Brook Watershed/Important Bird Area. We will listen and look for warblers, thrushes, and other songbirds around the beaver ponds and woodland trails. If time permits we’ll check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars and trail snacks.

The Myrin Preserve is located at the end of Blue Hill Road in Great Barrington at the Appalachian Trail crossing, just east of Monument Valley Road at the base of Beartown State Forest. It is a wonderful beaver influenced site with calm impoundments and diverse avian use.

Registration is required: www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Alford,MA–Birding at BNRC’s Alford Springs
May 21 @ 8:00 am

 

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club and the Great Barrington Land Conservancy at BNRC’s Alford Springs Reserve, Alford, for a bird walk at this large conservation property. Terrain is wood roads; footing is excellent; pace is moderate. Bring water and a snack.

From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road. Drive past Simon’s Rock to a left on Seekonk Road; follow Seekonk Road for 3.6 miles. Turn right on to Mountain Road (if you come to the New York State line, you’ve gone too far). Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and left again at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles.

Contact Christine or Greg Ward at info@gbtrails.org, 528-4061 with questions.

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Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Lakeville, CT–CRESCENDO PERFORMANCE–“RENAISSANCE TREASURES UNEARTHED” @ Trinity Church
May 21 @ 4:00 pm

Crescendo’s Vocal Ensemble, soprano Jennifer Tyo, tenor Christopher Sokolowski and period instruments, including the highly-regarded Boston-based viola da gamba player Jane Hershey, and Baroque violinist Yi-Li Chang will perform works by early Italian and German composers such as Giovanni Rovetta, Paolo Quagliati, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz, Jacobus Handl, and early Baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude. Artistic Director Christine Gevert will conduct and accompany from the organ.

send your check to: Crescendo, PO Box 245, Lakeville, CT 06039 (marking your choices clearly: DATE, TIME & PRICE CATEGORY: $50 Premium / $30 General / $10 Under 18 Years)

 

May
23
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
May
24
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
May
25
Thu
Lenox, MA–Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Ariel Levy @ The Mount
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. Join Kate on May 25th for an intimate conversation with author Ariel Levy about her new work, The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir.

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
May
26
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

West Stockbridge, MA– West Stockbridge Chamber Players Spring Concert @ 1854 Town Hall
May 26 @ 6:00 pm

This is a benefit performance for the West Stockbridge Historical Society

Lakeville, CT–The Hotchkiss Orchestra & Right Brain Logic @ The Hotchkiss School- Katherine M. Elfers Hall, The Esther Eastman Music Center.
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 26 @ 7:30 pm