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    Berkshire Events - 10/10/19 thru 10/17/19

    THURSDAY, OCT. 10
    MUSIC
    Hootenanny at The Guthrie Center, 7 to 9 p.m., The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Weekly open mic night, $3 to $5.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS

    Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity with Virginia O'Leary, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. This course will consider a number of individual and community examples of adversity responses in order to identify the factors that in combination lead to positive outcomes in an effort to understand and apply what research has revealed about protective factors and support implicated in positive responses to traumatic events.

    2019 Library Conversations: Wharton's Men, 5 to 6 p.m., The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. $10.
    The Evolving City: Patterns of Change with Terry Moor, 1 to 2:30 p.m., The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Classes held Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17. From an architect's point of view, this course will examine how cities around the world were shaped by their cultures and physical locations over time. Suggested reading: "The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meaning Through History" by Spiro Kostof.
    Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro, 2:45 to 5:45 p.m., The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Classes held Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17. Archaeologist, writer and master of guerilla warfare, T. E. Lawrence was also a tormented soul who eventually refused all honors, shunned his celebrity and tried to lose himself in the lowest ranks of the military under an assumed name. Suggested reading, only if desired: "Seven Pillars of Wisdom," 1926, T. E. Lawrence's account of his participation in the Arab revolt during World War I.
    Nejaime's wine seminar, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Chesterwood, 3 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Seating is limited. Register through Nejaime's Wine Cellar at 413-298-3454 or 413-637-2221. For more information visit nejaimeswine.com.

    OTHER
    Naumkeag at Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Naumkeag House and Gardens, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Picnic in the gardens at Naumkeag every Thursday. Cash bar and food available on site.

    FRIDAY, OCT. 11
    MUSIC
    Music Semi-Circle. 7 to 9 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 Main St., Sheffield. Come sing and play with fellow music lovers or just come and listen. Bring along a favorite standard or original song to play or sing. For more information, call 413-229-7004.

    THEATER
    Cave Dogs, Shadow Performance, 7:30 p.m., Daniel Arts Center, Simon's Rock campus, Great Barrington. Multimedia performing arts group Cave Dogs, local students and Berkshire Pulse dance instructors collaborate in a unique, thematic shadow performance. Suggested donation $10.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Birding, 8 to 10 a.m., Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Free and open to the public, beginners welcome.

    Mindfulness and Meditation in the Garden, 9 to 10 a.m., Naumkeag House and Gardens, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Local meditation Sandrine Harris will lead a grounding class in the Naumkeag gardens. $12 to $20.

    Michael Horner presents: "Damage Control: Public Relations for the Perfectly Fine Family," 5:30 p.m., The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. "Damage Control" is a family drama played out in Pittsfield. The protagonist is an incorrigible optimist on the PR team at GE trying to put a positive spin on the PCB debacle. It is a comedy tempered by the writer's humane insights into the human condition. For more information, visit bookstoreinlenox.com.

    OTHER
    WeMuse Adventures, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Included with regular museum admission. Songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time and more geared towards children 18 months to three years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome.

    SATURDAY, OCT. 12
    MUSIC
    Leaf Peeper Concerts: Astonishing Accordion! 5 p.m., St. James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. Tickets are $25 to $40 and free for students with ID and children accompanied by an adult. For more information call 413-551-9901. Hanzhi Wang performs.
    West Stockbridge Historical Society Jazz Series presents Peter Hand Trio, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Fun with Fine Arts, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic. Appropriate for ages 3 and older.
    Kitchen Ka-Boom! 11 a.m., The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Included with regular museum admission. Children ages 5 and up become kitchen scientists with a different hands-on, kid-safe experiment every week. Reservations requested by calling 413-443-7171 ext. 360.
    "Afternoon with Eleanor Roosevelt" with Carol Cohen, 2 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. The first half of the program is set in the years after the death of President F. D. Roosevelt. Attendees will meet Roosevelt at her home Val Kill, learn about her role as a human rights activist, and inspect many primary sources that were part of the Roosevelts' personal and professional life. The second half the program features a power point presentation about her life and work. Free and open to the public.

    DANCE
    Berkshire Pulse presents Bilingual Zumba with PJ Birriel, 6 p.m., 420 Park St., Housatonic. No experience necessary, registration not required. Ages 10 and older. Class is taught in both English and Spanish. For more information, call 413-274-6624.

    OTHER
    Kids' Fest at the Lee Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to noon, Main Street, Lee. The last market of the season will feature a scarecrow contest, games and pumpkin painting. For more information, visit leefarmersmarket.com.
    Pop-up Play Day, 10 a.m. to noon, Berkshite Musem, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Included with regular museum admission. Appropriate for children of all ages.

    Berkshire Holistic Associates presents Plant Based Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastover Estate and Eco-Village, 430 East St., Lenox. The event will feature a whole food vegan cooking demo and food tasting, plus a lecture and discussion on the health benefits of a plant based diet. Free and open to the public. Reservations required for the food tasting. To reserve a seat, contact events@eastover.com or 866-264-5139.

    Berkshire Views: Lenox Mountain, Taconic Range and Richmond Pond, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. $10 for members and $14 for non-members. Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms.

    Chow Time in the Aquarium, 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Included with regular museum admission. Learn about the creatures in the aquarium and help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and blue-tongue skink.

    Flashlight Scavenger Hunt, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. $5 or $3 for museum members, children ages 3 and under free. Explore the museum's galleries with only a flashlight. Intended for children ages 5 and up.

    Old Fashioned Church Supper, 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church of Lee, 25 Park Place, Lee. Menu features chili, cornbread, salads, dessert and much more. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 5 to 11 and children ages 5 and younger are free. To order tickets, call 413-243-1033, visit the church office or email uccleechurch@gmail.com. For more information visit ucc-lee.org.

    Gedney Farm Pop-Up Art Sale, 3 to 6 p.m., 34 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. For more information, call 413-229-3131.
    12°N61°W Grenadian Film Festival, 6 p.m., The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. $20 per ticket, includes special film festival screenings and filmmaker discussion.

    SUNDAY, OCT. 13
    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Sculpturenow Art Walk, 1:30 p.m., The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 90-minute artist guided tour. Free and open to the public.

    Painting in Oils, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

    OTHER
    Discovery Tank Program, 1 to 2 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Included with regular museum admission. Meet the creatures who live in the tide pools in this hands-on gallery program. Experience the tide pool tank and learn about the wonders of hermit crabs, sea stars, sea urchins and other crustaceans right in your hands.

    Gedney Farm Pop-Up Art Sale, 3 to 6 p.m., 34 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. For more information, call 413-229-3131.

    MONDAY, OCT. 14
    DANCE
    Berkshire Pulse presents Dance Expressions for Adults with Kristine Waterman, 6:40 p.m., 420 Park St., Housatonic. Pre-registration required. Equal emphasis will be on gaining and building skills associated with creating and working in community. Non-dancers and beginners encouraged to join. For more information, call 413-274-6624.

    TUESDAY, OCT. 15
    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Brain Builders, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Appropriate for ages 0 to 5 years.
    WeeMuse Littlest Learners, 10:30 a.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Included with regular museum admission. Littlest learners is for children ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers and includes reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language and stretching both bodies and minds.

    Anna Zaffanella presents Bianca Cappello and the Greatest Scandal of the Italian Renaissance, 2 p.m., Stockbridge Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge. Zaffanella will discuss the 16th century tale of adultery, illegitimacy, murder and the Medicis that prompted Horace Walpole to invent the word "serendipity" two centuries later. Free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

    Mystery Book Club, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

    WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
    MUSIC
    Berkshire Jazz Inc. presents Berkshire Jazz Week Prodigy Concert: Anton Kot, 7 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Sixteen-year-old jazz pianist and drummer Kot will perform accompanied by local musicians.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Tapestry Health Community NARCAN training, 11 a.m. to noon, Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, and 1 to 2 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

    Powder Keg Writers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

    THURSDAY, OCT. 17
    MUSIC
    Hootenanny at The Guthrie Center, 7 to 9 p.m., The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Weekly open mic night, $3 to $5.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity with Virginia O'Leary, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. This course will consider a number of individual and community examples of adversity responses in order to identify the factors that in combination lead to positive outcomes in an effort to understand and apply what research has revealed about protective factors and support implicated in positive responses to traumatic events.

    The Evolving City: Patterns of Change with Terry Moor, 1-2:30 p.m., The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Classes held Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17. From an architect's point of view, this course will examine how cities around the world were shaped by their cultures and physical locations over time. Suggested reading: "The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meaning Through History" by Spiro Kostof.

    Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro, 2:45 to 5:45 p.m., The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Classes held Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17. Archaeologist, writer and master of guerilla warfare, T. E. Lawrence was also a tormented soul who eventually refused all honors, shunned his celebrity and tried to lose himself in the lowest ranks of the military under an assumed name. Suggested reading, only if desired: "Seven Pillars of Wisdom," 1926, T. E. Lawrence's account of his participation in the Arab revolt during World War I.
    2019 Library Conversations: Wharton's Men, 5-6 p.m., The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. $10.

    Nejaime's wine seminar, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Chesterwood, 3 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Seating is limited. Register through Nejaime's Wine Cellar at 413-298-3454 or 413-637-2221. For more information visit nejaimeswine.com.

    Effective Cross-Cultural Communicatoin, 6 p.m., Fisher Science Center, Simon's Rock campus, Great Barrington. Janet Zeide and Jay Liebowitz will give a lecture in honor of United Nations Day.

    OTHER
    Naumkeag at Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Naumkeag House and Gardens, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Picnic in the gardens at Naumkeag every Thursday. Cash bar and food available on site.