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TALK ON CUFFEE NEGRO
Tyringham, 10 a.m.
The final Bidwell House Museum History Talk of the 2017 season will featuring Bernard A. Drew telling the story of the most unlikely of real estate speculators, Cuffee Negro, also known as Cuffee Van Schaack, who bought and sold land in Stockbridge and vicinity in the 18th century. He learned the trade — including a few dubious tricks — from his father, the Dutch fur trader Elias Van Schaack. Cuffee spoke Dutch, and was conversant enough in English and Mohican that he negotiated numerous property transactions. He was illiterate; he signed documents with a stick figure, an Indian clan mark. He died in 1763. The Bidwell House Museum History Talks are held at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham at 10 a.m. Suggested donation $15 per person.

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“BASIC BANKING & CREDIT” CLASS INSTRUCTED IN SPANISH
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union will offer a free class: “Basic Banking & Credit” on Saturday, August 19, from 11am to 1pm at Berkshire Children & Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield during the monthly meeting of the Latino Family Support Group. The class, which will cover strategies for managing money using the right tools, will be taught in Spanish and led by Greylock’s Cindy Shogry-Raimer, VP/Director of Community Development and Gloria Escobar, Community Development Coordinator. Space is limited, RSVP suggested. Call Gloria Escobar at 413-236-4875 or e-mail gescobar@greylock.org. Light refreshments will be served.
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SUMMER IN THE BERKSHIRES: A LOOK BACK
Adams, 6-7 p.m.
In our own time, the Berkshires attract people from all over the world to take in shows, go on hikes, huddle close at a Tanglewood Concert, and wander around for a weekend or longer. But what did people do in the past on visits to this piquant corner of Massachusetts' Author and historian Max Grinnell will offer a short tour via photos and other illustrative material to look at what folks did with their leisure time at the Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock.

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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'FRIENDS AND FIREWORKS'
Mt. Washington, 4 p.m.
Historian and author Cornelia Brooke Gilder will tell all at a Tea & Talk with “Friends and Fireworks: Edith Wharton Enters Berkshire Society” to be presented at Ventfort Hall Mansion. Based upon her new book,"Edith Wharton’s Lenox," Gilder will give an insider’s glimpse of the community’s reaction to this disruptive star during her tumultuous Lenox decade. Tickets are $26 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended at 413-637-3206.

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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TALK BY BRET STEPHENS
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
The 50th annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Memorial Foundation Lecture will be held at Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St. The speaker will be Bret Stephens, New York Times Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics Op-Ed columnist and the topic will be “Global View:  Forces Changing Our World.”  The lecture, sponsored by the Temple Anshe Amunim Feigenbaum Lecture Endowment, is free. Stephens has reported stories the world over, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, and interviewed scores of world leaders. His 2014 book, "America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder," was praised by George Shultz as "wise counsel for a constructive, tough-minded and sensible foreign policy." Seating will be limited and early arrival is recommended.

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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THE GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE OF CLERMONT
New York, 2 p.m.

Noted scientists Drs. Robert and Johanna Titus will present a special talk about the geology of the Clermont State Historic Site, and will explore its journey from the distant past. After the lecture, join Drs. Titus for a walk around Clermont's ground to see some specific specific geological formations. 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, NY 12526  Tel: 518-537-6622


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