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THE MOUNT: GHOST TOURS
Lenox

$25 Adult; $20 Youth (12-18)

Take a special guided tour of the most eerie parts of the estate to find out who, or what, may still call The Mount home! Times and exact dates on our website.


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MOUNT GREYLOCK STORYWALKS
Lanesborough

Self-guided walk through the visitor center meadows of Mount Greylock State Reservation features the children's book "Summer's Flight, Pollen's Delight" by Flora C. Caputo. Suitable for young children. See website for more information.  Runs daily through Aug. 17.


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JACOB'S PILLOW ON THE ROAD
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.

Free Pillow 45-minute pop-up performance featuring Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble at Rosemary and Rev. Willard Durant Park, 30 John St. More information here.    


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BEE FRIENDLY WILLIAMSTOWN: POLLINATOR GARDEN TOUR
Williamstown, 4 pm

Join Bee Friendly Williamstown for a tour of the pollinator peace gardens at Caretaker Farm, and learn about the garden planning process. 

Caretaker Farm is located on 1210 Hancock Rd. Williamstown.


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JACOBíS PILLOW ON THE ROAD
North Adams, 5 p.m.

Free Pillow 45-minute pop-up performance featuring Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble at River Grove Park, corner of River & Houghton. More information here.  


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ANCRAM OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS: REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES
, 7 p.m.
Local residents share their stories live with the community. Tickets must be purchased in advance here. The Hilltop Barn, Roeliff Jansen Park, 116 Old Route 22, Hillsdale, New York.
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GHOST TOURS AT VENTFORT HALL
Lenox, 7:30 pm

Join us as Robert Oakes, author of Ghosts of the Berkshires, leads you through the rooms and halls of this historic estate sharing tales of its hauntings. Stand in the places where the eerie encounters occurred, listen to the first-hand accounts of those who experienced them, and maybe even experience something unusual yourself.

 

The tours will take place on July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2, all at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25 and minimum age to attend is age 12. Reservations are required; to register call 413-637-3206. For more information visit gildedage.org.


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ARTS & PLAY AT THE RIVERWAY
Pittsfield, 1 - 4 p.m.
On August 8th from 1pm - 4pm, Williamstown Theatre Festival, in partnership with the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and the Committee for Public Council Services, will host an afternoon of art, food, games, and community-building at the West Side Riverway Park in Pittsfield. This event will bring together community members with local poets, musicians, dancers, and various resource organizations in an afternoon of sharing and community connection.  Vendors and community resources include Berkshire Athenaeum Public Library, Berkshire Immigration Center, BB's Hot Spot, and many more! Line-up and more information can be found here. For further questions, contact: community@wtfestival.org Come join the fun in the sun!
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JACOB'S PILLOW ON THE ROAD
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.

Free Pillow 45-minute pop-up performance featuring Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble at Town Hall Park. More information here.  


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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE OPEN
Adams, 1 to 4 pm

The Quaker Meeting House in Adams was built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends.  Essentially unchanged since its construction, it was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours by members of the Adams Historical Society. Current Covid protocols followed.


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TAPROOT SESSIONS: THE REVELERS
Sheffield, 3, 5, and 7 p.m.

TapRoot Sessions: The Revelers

Louisiana supergroup ... a tonic of swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco
 
Sunday, August 8, shows at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm.
  • There are three concerts (one hour in length). The space opens 15 minutes before each show.
  • Dewey Hall Back Yard, Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257 (indoors if it rains, more info below Band bio)
  • Contact: taprootsessions@gmail.com, 413 429 1176
  • Tickets: $25 advance discount, $30 at the door and week prior.
  • Enjoy 10% off pizza at Roberto's Pizza the day of the concert (show your ticket). Picnicking welcome, non alcoholic beverages only.
  • Please bring a chair or blanket for outdoor seating. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside with distanced seating. Masks may be required inside. 

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taproot-sessions-the-revelers-tickets-160843594521


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RAISE THE ROOF FREE SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES: KRISHNA GUTHRIE
Windsor, 5 p.m.
Friends of the Washington Town Park present "Raise the Roof" FREE Sunday concert series this August!   Join in the family friendly outdoor fun and help raise funds to repair the Washington Town Park Gazebo.  A different local artist will be featured each week. Music starts at 5:00 p.m.  Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets welcome.  Washington Town Park is located on Route 8 just south of the Town hall.
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JACOB'S PILLOW ON THE ROAD
Becket, 5 p.m.

Free Pillow 45-minute pop-up performance featuring Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble at North Becket Park, Maple Street. More information here.  


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HOUSE BLEND CONCERT II
, 8 p.m.
The PS21 House Blend concerts, brewed with the audience in mind, feature celebrated soloists and groups to bring stellar chamber music performances to the stage at PS21. House Blend Season Pass tickets are available, all four House Blend concerts for a discounted price! Student and PS21 member pricing available. House Blend Concert II Program: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Passacaglia Stefan Wolpe: The Man from Midian Conlon Nancarrow: Study #7 transcribed for two pianos by Thomas Adès Johann Sebastian Bach: Actus Tragicus transcribed for piano by György Kurtág With pianists Steven Beck and Susan Grace of the duo “Quattro Mani” https://ps21chatham.org/event/chamber-music-house-blend-concert-ii/
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THE MOUNT SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: SYDNEY LADENSOHN STERN
Lenox, 4 pm

Monday, August 9 & Tuesday, August 10: Sydney Ladensohn Stern, The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics

Biographer Sydney Ladensohn Stern shares how she drew on interviews, letters, diaries, and other documents still in private hands to provide a uniquely intimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the lives, loves, work, and relationship between these complex men.


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LANESBOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY: STORYTIME OUTSIDE!
Lanesborough, 10:30 a.m.
The Lanesborough Public Library is hosting Storytime Outside! Join us for a story and music with Librarian Chris Erb and folk singer/music instructor Alice Spatz. This program will include a story, and music/movement that will have kids and their caregivers clapping, dancing and singing together. We are meeting on the grounds of the Lanesborough Water Department at 20 Bridge St in Lanesborough (just down the street from the library). Please bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. FREE, no registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event will be cancelled in the case of rain. Go to our website, www.lanesboroughlibrary.weebly.com , or call us at 413-442-0222 for further information.
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THE MOUNT SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: SYDNEY LADENSOHN STERN
Lenox, 11 am

Monday, August 9 & Tuesday, August 10: Sydney Ladensohn Stern, The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics

Biographer Sydney Ladensohn Stern shares how she drew on interviews, letters, diaries, and other documents still in private hands to provide a uniquely intimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the lives, loves, work, and relationship between these complex men.


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THE MOUNT: OUTDOOR YOGA
Lenox, 8 am

$20

Join us every Tuesday from May 4 to August 31 for an outdoor, all-level yoga class. Instructors from Lenox Yoga will guide you through a gentle morning practice as you immerse yourself in the beauty of The Mount's grounds and gardens.


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THE MOUNT: BIRD WALKS WITH MASS AUDUBON
Lenox, 8 to 10 am

Free with reservation

Learn skills to bird by sight and sound, and tips for exploring different habitats in search of swallows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and warblers. Mass Audubon’s Zach Adams and Dale Abrams lead the walks and love sharing their passion for birds with others. Walks last two hours and depart from the main parking lot near The Mount’s ticket booth. Please bring binoculars.


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VILLAGES OF THE BERKSHIRES; GENERAL INFORMATION SESSION
, 10 a.m.
Please join us our July General Information Session.  We enable people in the Berkshires to age in their own homes by fostering independence, a sense of security and well-being and meaningful lives. Free and open to all.  Register: https://berkshires.helpfulvillage.com/events/131-general-information-session-to-get-to-know-villages Villages of the Berkshires, Inc. is a locally organized nonprofit organization that connects members with each other and with the resources needed to remain active and independent while growing older at home.  Members use services, volunteers lend a hand and many people do both.* Friendly visitor & companion Driver & delivery transportation Home repairs & lend a hand Landscape & gardening advice Mentorship Help with personal needs Pet care Reading aloud Basic tech support & assistance *list subject to change We are residents of the Berkshires who are taking on the mission of enabling people to age in their own home by fostering independence, a sense of security, well-being, and a meaningful life. Memberships are open to anyone within the Berkshire area.  One year memberships with monthly payments and scholarships are available.  Non-service associate memberships, providing fiscal support for the work we do, are also available. Volunteers add to the Villages model.  Whether you have a unique skill to offer and/or can contribute a specific block of hours to help others, let us match your time and talents with someone who needs them. There's no such thing as "not ready yet," to be a member or to get involved! PO Box 1821  Lenox, MA 01240 413-409-6400 info@villagesoftheberkshires.org www.villagesoftheberkshires.org
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THE MOUNT: MUCH ADO ABOUT SHAKESPEARE
Lenox, 6 pm

Free with reservation
This concert will feature texts by William Shakespeare sung by members of Berkshire Opera Festival’s cast of Falstaff. Artistic Director Brian Garman will explore how different composers were inspired by the words of the man largely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language.


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THE CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.

Champagne Jam - Concerts at Windsor Lake Summer Series, This FREE weekly concert series is hosted by the City and made possible by Greylock Federal Credit Union.


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BEE FRIENDLY WILLIAMSTOWN: POLLINATOR GARDEN TOUR
Williamstown, 10 am

Join Bee Friendly Williamstown for a tour of the pollinator peace gardens at Caretaker Farm, and learn about the garden planning process. 

Caretaker Farm is located on 1210 Hancock Rd. Williamstown.


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THE MOUNT CONCERTS IN THE DELL:AN EVENING OF SWING AND GYPSY JAZZ WITH THE LUCKY 5
Lenox, 5 to 8 pm
Members $15, General $20, 18 and under free
 
A brand-new music series presented each Thursday evening in August on our newly build stage in the gently sloping field just below the stable. SoMA Catering will be onsite with a food truck and pizza oven.

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BEE FRIENDLY WILLIAMSTOWN: POLLINATOR GARDEN TOUR
Williamstown, 5:30 pm

Join Bee Friendly Williamstown for a tour of the pollinator peace gardens at Caretaker Farm, and learn about the garden planning process. 

Caretaker Farm is located on 1210 Hancock Rd. Williamstown.


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PS21: 'SHE/HER'
New York, 8 p.m.

As part of Pathways, Nicole Ansari directs local actors in rehearsal and performance of monologues on the subject of memory and identity at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y. "SHE/HER" celebrates seven different women and seven stories bound together by the observations of one teenage girl. Tickets here.


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THE MOUNT: GHOST TOURS
Lenox

$25 Adult; $20 Youth (12-18)

Take a special guided tour of the most eerie parts of the estate to find out who, or what, may still call The Mount home! Times and exact dates on our website.


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FREE VIRTUAL FAMILIES DANCE TOGETHER
State, 3 p.m.
Jacob's Pillow artist educator Elizabeth Johnson Levine and dance exchange artists Juliana Pontugá, Thomas Tyger Moore, and Judith Bauer invite you to get the whole household moving during free online workshops on Fridays at 3 through Aug. 27.No special preparation needed. Register and receive link RSVPs by 10:30 a.m. day of class; link posted on website after that. In collaboration with Becket Arts Center. Registration link here.  
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'NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN'
Stockbridge, 7 p.m.
The Unicorn Theatre Outside in the Courtyard: "Nina Simone: Four Women" by Christina Ham, directed by Gerry McIntyre, music direction by Danté Harrell. Preview: Friday, Aug. 13; Press night/opening: Saturday, Aug.14, at 7; closing: Sunday, Sept. 5, at 2. Tickets: Preview $50, regular $75   
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PS21: 'SHE/HER'
New York, 8 p.m.

As part of Pathways, Nicole Ansari directs local actors in rehearsal and performance of monologues on the subject of memory and identity at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y. "SHE/HER" celebrates seven different women and seven stories bound together by the observations of one teenage girl.  Tickets here.


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