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Stockbridge, 1-3 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a digital painting workshop, with gaming artist and museum educator Patrick O’Donnell exploring the step-by-step process used in creating digital artworks in Adobe Photoshop. Participants will learn how to gather reference, match color and collage, and the methods used to design seamless virtual scenes. Admission costs $20; registration requested by contacting the museum by email or by calling 413-931-2221.
BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE HARVEST RUN
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run will be held on the scenic cross-country trails at and around Berkshire Community College. The event begins with a 5K trail run, followed by a one mile Kids Race. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Berkshire Community College nursing program. Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K and each member of the winning relay team. The top three male and female finishers of the one mile Kid’s Race will also be recognized in seven age categories. Register online or call 413-236-2185.
BLACKINTON UNION CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR
North Adams, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us. Blackinton Union Church is holding their annual holiday Bazaar on Saturday October 20 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. Homemade Baked Goods (Pies, Fudge, Brownies, Cookies, foods, & more) CHINESE Auction! Food Basket Raffle, Crafts, Gifts, Hand Knit Items. Lots of retired Pfaltzgraff dishes, Noritake vintage pieces and Cat’s meow Collectibles. Plan to stay and enjoy our Luncheon which includes HOME MADE SOUP & Sandwiches. Address: Blackinton Union Church 1373 Mass. Ave North Adams, MA
Pittsfield, 12:30-4 p.m.
The Pittsfield Repair Cafe will be held in the basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East Street (entrance on Allen Street). All are welcome to bring one or two household items for free repair. Volunteers commonly work on lamps, vacuums, and other small appliances, do hand and machine sewing and mending, sharpen scissors and garden tools, and work on bikes, musical instruments, and more.
'SAMSON ET DALILA'
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute will air "Samson et Dalila," broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). To order tickets, go online clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524. Run time is 3 hours, 4 minutes.
MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: SAINT-SAŽNSíS SAMSON ET DALILA
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts. For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office Wednesday-Saturday, Noon to 4pm at 413.528.0100.
CHINESE TEA CEREMONY
North Adams, 2-5 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library presents a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in the main living room. Haiyan Feng will perform a healing ritual centered on tea preparation and service that is traditional to her culture. In Chinese culture preparing and drinking “tea is often associated with literature, the arts, and philosophy” aiding in the cultivation of awareness of beauty and community. Seating is limited and the program will take place after normal Saturday hours.
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Pianist Hui-Mei Lin and Cellist Peter Seidenberg in concert. Program: Beethoven, Tuur, Schumann, Dvorak and Bartok. $20 tickets for adults/$10 for students. Call for reservations: 413-442-1411
'MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS'
Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.
Images Cinema will present a special screening of "Milford Graves Full Mantis," an award-winning and New York Times Critic’s Pick documentary about a groundbreaking artist. Director Jake Meginsky will be present in person to introduce the film and answer questions. Regular ticket prices apply. Williams College Music Department is co-sponsoring the event. Williams College students with ID will be admitted free of charge.
BETH ISRAEL ANNIVERSARY
North Adams, 5:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel celebrates its 125th anniversary with a gala event at CBI, 53 Lois St. The congregation is led by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat with services also conducted by others, including Rabbi Pam Wax, former head rabbi of CBI. The gala will feature a silent auction, a brief Havdalah ceremony followed by a celebratory diner, and the presentation of the Jewish Star Award to Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and CBI Board Treasurer Susan Hogan. Call 413-663-5830 for further information.
AUTUMN ON CHESHIRE LAKE - PAINT & SIP
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Let's peak through these trees and paint this beautiful landscape! SAT 10/20/18 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the East Chatham Ladies Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Autumn on Cheshire Lake" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Fire Station, 26 Frisbee St, E. Chatham, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included $30. BYOB. Reserve your seats atwww.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor, 7-9 p.m.
The ninth annual Berkshire Drum Fest, to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9. Drum Fest 2018 will feature West African drum classes on Sunday led by master drummer and “Djembe Fola” Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea West Africa with a performance on Saturday with Namory Keita, the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas, Chris Hairston and special guests. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info.
MICRODRAMAS AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
The Williams Theatre Department will present five short plays, microdramas, directed and performed by Williams students mentored by Robert Baker-White. The students have selected a variety of works intended to challenge and inspire creators and audience alike. Performances will be in the Directing Studio of the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are free.
CHIMNEY SWIFT AND BOB ISAACS AT LENOX CONTRA DANCE
Lenox, 7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Music by Chimney Swift - Zoë Madonna (accordion, vocals), Cecile Leroy (cello, vocals), Daniel Raine (cittern, guitar), and Yaron Shragai (Doumbek, Cajón, Whistles, Recorders) with caller Bob Isaacs. Come join us contra dancing on Saturday nights in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Lenox Community Center, at 65 Walker Street. Experience the pleasure of dancing on a beautiful wood floor, in a high-ceiling second floor (handicap accessible) ballroom with a raised stage. Admission is $12 and $6 for students. New Dancers - 2nd dance free! Dances begin with a 15 minute beginner introduction at 7:45 followed by dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Refreshments are offered during the social break from dancing. All the dances are taught. Come alone or with others.
SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE
North Adams, 8
Brooklyn-bred artist Shareef Keyes draws equal inspiration from James Brown and Wu-Tang. Together with his band, The Groove, he is earning a reputation for highenergy live performances that transport audiences to the golden era of funk. Simply irresistible. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Marshall St. and St. Anthony Drive.The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
MASONIC OPEN HOUSE
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Masonic Temple, 116 South St., will hold an open house, featuring building tours and refreshments. New membership applications are being accepted.
HOOSAC HARVEST VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR
Cheshire, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Adams Cheshire School District PTG is hosting the Hoosac Harvest Vendor and Craft Fair at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School. This event features 70-plus vendors, more than 70 raffle items, a stuffing station (where you can stuff your own animal) and a DIY with Bella Sky. All money raised from this event will go to Hoosac Valley Elementary PTG. Details on Facebook.
CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE
Dalton, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held at the Dalton Senior Center at 40 Field St. Ext. Homemade crafts, baked goods, raffle items and lunch will be available to benefit the Friends of the Dalton Council on Aging and the Senior Center. The bake sale is for the benefit of the Friends of the Dalton Free Public Library.
NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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- Talk on national parks
- Repair Cafe
- Living in Recovery opening
- Berkshire Drum Fest
- Blantyre Halloween party
- Digital painting workshop
- Oct, 05 - It?s Mountain Day!
- Sep, 12 - Breaking the 4th Wall
- Aug, 08 - Serious Entertainment
- Jul, 05 - Shifts in the Supreme Court
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