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Events In the Berkshires & Southern Vermont

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Editor: Kate Abbott Some content has been adapted from writing originally done for Berkshires Week & Shires of Vermont Photographer: Susan Geller With thanks to Sandy Ryan, Deborah, Tony, Laura and Stephen Abbott, Garrett Lang, Joan Entmacher and Mark Leymaster Cover photo: Painting pumpkins. Photo above: A runner finishes in the Josh Billings Runaground. Photos by Susan Geller.

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Sunset touches a local cornfield. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller. Dates given below are all Saturdays.

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FreshGrass Sandy Boys swings under the upside down trees, a southern reel with fiddles and guitar. The whistle feels out a run, a key, launching with the drum-beat behind it, and people are dancing on the tarmac. That’s the feeling of FreshGrass. Sept. 16 to 18, Mass MoCA’s annual bluegrass festival fills three days with a wide-ranging lineup of contemporary voices, from mandolin and banjo legends like Ricky Skaggs to Irish folk-rock songwriter Glen Hansard, Aoife O’Donovan, lead singer for Crooked Still, Grammynominated blues master

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Ruthie Foster and Gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel. It’s a new festival getting larger year by year, with Berklee Music School graduates singing ballads a cappella and a welcoming crowd, small children

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Photos by Caleb Blansett, above, and Douglas Mason

digging in the sand and booths selling pitas and chicken korma and chocolate chip raspberry cookies. In the courtyard, the Ukulele Ladies Auxiliary Orchestra may be playing Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer in close harmony.

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And on stage with the mountains behind him, Rana Santacruz may lead his band on piano accordion in an original song with the beat of a waltz as he sings in gentle, teasing Spanish — “I’m going to miss that day when we heard a violin floating with the breeze — you touched my face and danced soaking wet on the stony street …” — Kate Abbott

Photos by Douglas Mason / Courtesy of Mass MoCA Musicians from Old Crow Medicine Show, at left, perform at FreshGrass, while listeners fill the hills.

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Marchers in the Lee Founders’ Parade tip their colorful hats. Courtesy Photos by Susan Geller

Festivals

Founder’s Weekend Downtown Lee will celebrate with the annual parade and Festival Latino with live music, an art and craft fair, restaurant competitions and a street festival food vendors, the duck derby, children’s carnival and more.

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Apple Squeeze Lenox is expanding the annual downtown festival with live music on three stages, nightlife, wine tastings and more than 150 artists and artisans.

Courtesy Photos by Susan Geller Lenox’s annual Apple Squeeze brings visitors of all ages downtown for cider, apple treats and fall fare.

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Dancers will perform at Festival Latino Courtesy Photo by Susan Geller

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Books and Writing

Northshire Bookstore — Meg Little Reilly, former Treasury spokesperson under President Barack Obama, on her debut novel, ‘We Are Unprepared,’  p.m. A young couple faces a storm and a crisis in a Vermont town. 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-62-2200, northshire.com Community

Founders Weekend — Taste of Lee  to  p.m., Main Street closed to traffic and lined with food, music by Robin O’Herin, Housatonic Philharmonic and Moonshine Holler  to  p.m., vendors and contests, and street artisans and craft fair with jewelry, woodwork, paper art, wind chimes and more. CreativeLEE XVI local Table of contents

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art exhibit opening  to  p.m. at Lee Library, 100 Main St. Housatonic Valley Association presents river creatures  to  p.m. on the library lawn. Children’s Tennis Clinic on Main St. Children’s Carnival games and activities  to  p.m. at Carr Hardware. Lee High Class of 1966 0th reunion, Locker Room Sports Pub, 9:0 p.m. leefoundersweekend.com

Conversations

Williams College — Constitution Day: Wayne Hammond, librarian at Chapin Library, speaks on Creating the Constitution,  p.m. Free. Williamstown. williams.edu

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The Mount — Ghost Tours : and  p.m.: Haunted history of Edith Wharton’s GildedAge mansion. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 1-1-100, edithwharton.org

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Brubeck Brothers Jazz Quartet,  p.m. tribute to their father, Dave Brubeck. 90 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-10, svac.org

Mass MoCA — FreshGrass Festival, contemporary bluegrass with rock, country and folk tones, lineup includes Glen Hansard, the Devil Makes Three, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Old Salt Union, and Freshscores silent films with original scores. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-662-2111; massmoca.org

Williams College — Harpist Edmar Castaneda in concert,  p.m. Born in Bogata, Columbia,

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Spectrum Playhouse — Stage and screen actor John Davidson performs as singer songwriter on Saturday Night Liv with Liv Cummins, :0 p.m. Part of Founders Weekend. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

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Internationally known harpist Edmar Castaneda Photo Courtesy of Williams College

he came to the U.S. as a teenager and has earned international acclaim. Free. Brooks-Rogers Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Full moon hot toddy hike up Hurlbut Hill in the dark (bring flashlights),  p.m. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

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Mass Audubon — Bird walk past wetlands, meadows and woodland  a.m. to look for fall migrants, especially wood warblers. Canoe Meadows,

Naumkeag — Science of cardboard gardening  p.m.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29 est. 00, thetrustees.org

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes.  p.m. Main stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

The Egremont Barn — Thickly Settled comedy with Jessica Kirson, :0 p.m. Comedy Cen-

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tral veteran, “best female comic” by MAC in New York and “Best standup Comedian in New York” by Nightlife.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com

Oldcastle Theatre — “The Consul, the Tramp and America’s Sweetheart,” Charles Chaplin film masterpiece “The Great Dictator” and Germany’s attempts to prevent it from being made, :0 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family,  p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-9-99, thetheaterbarn.org

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Art OMI — Late into Night visual art, writers, musicians and dancers present installations and performances  to 9 p.m. to benefit OMI International Arts Center, 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org Clark Art Institute — The Myth of the Perfect Body: Love Yours, daylong workshop and conversation, 10 a.m. to  p.m. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Makers Mill — Mixing Media: Collaged surfaces, workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Main St., North Adams. 1-920, northadamsmakerspace.com Community

Arrowhead — Iron Ore to Orioles walk and talk with Mass Audubon and Housatonic HerInfo: Directory

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itage, 9 a.m. to noon. Fairy houses on the lawn 10 a.m. to noon. Berkshire County Historical Society ice cream social noon to 2 p.m. with lawn games. Trails, heritage breed chickens and tours of the house where Herman melville wrote ‘Moby-Dick.’ 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-219. mobydick.org

Bennington College — CAPA Symposium 2 p.m. with The Women’s Community Justice Project (WCJP), five agencies that provide housing and services to women who have had an involvement in the criminal justice system. Panel and Q&A. 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including local foods and preserving, farming, historic buildings, music and art. Visitors Center, Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 120-26, beholdnewlebanon.org Table of contents

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Blue Rider Stable celebrates 25 years. Courtesy photo

Berkshire Stonewall — ‘Why Isn’t There Anything to Do for People Like Me?’ conversation for LGBTQ locals between 20 and 0 (between the Live Out Loud Young Project and Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County) with Oskar Hallig, Jason Verchot and Ed Sederbaum, 1 to  p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. berkshirestonewall.org

Bennington Quiltfest — New quilts, demonstrations, Under the Bedclothes talk at 1 p.m., raffle, challenge quilts, vendors, café, consignment boutique, people’s choice awards and demonstrations. Award-winning New England

quilter Pat Delaney. 9 a.m. to  p.m. Mount Anthony Union Middle School,  East Road, Bennington, Vt.

Blue Rider — 2year celebration and benefit 6 to 10 p.m. with live music and dancing, silent and live auctions, local artisanal food and signature drinks for Egremont stable with vaulting and therapy programs. Chesterwood,  Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. 129-9, chesterwood.org

Columbia County Historical Society — Dutch Farming Heritage Trail Run 9 a.m. -mile scenic run on the trail, route 9, Kinderhook, N.Y. 1-926, cchsny.org

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Elizabeth Freeman Day — Celebration of Elizabeth ‘Mumbet’ Freeman, who successfully sued for her freedom and got slavery declared unconstitutional in Masssachusetts more than 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation, 1 to 4 p.m. Ashley House, 117 Cooper Hill Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, thetrustees.org

Founders Weekend — K Road Race :1 a.m. at Lee High School. Hometown parade with vintage cars and trucks, bands, dancers, floats and clowns 10 a.m. with Grand Marshall Lee Fire Chief Alan B. Sparks. Festival Latino 2 to  p.m. in Church Park with food, music and dance. Street artisans and craft fair 9 a.m. to  p.m. on Main St. with jewelry, woodwork, paper art, wind chimes and more. CreativeLEE XVI local art exhibit at Lee Library, 100 Main St. Bowey the Clown 11:0 a.m. at the athletic field. Big Green Egg cooking contest with local restaurants 11:0 to 1:0 p.m., music, food and games. leefoundersweekend.com

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Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway narrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; one hour round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Intersection Austerlitz — Costumes and Culture: Designs for Live 9 a.m. to :0 p.m. with fashion, historic clothing and talks, tours, workshops, exhibits and more at Old Austerlitz, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop off Route 22 in Austerlitz and Spencertown Academy, Route 20, Spencertown, N.Y. 1-92-0062, oldausterlitz.org

K-9 Karnival — Canine competitions — highest flying, fastest swimming and more, including worldclass competitors. 9 a.m. to  p.m. at Ozzie’s Steak and Eggs with Hilltowns Veterinary Clinic and Beantown Dockdogs, food, vendors

ginners at the start, all dances taught, no partners or experience needed. Community Center, 6 Walker St., Lenox. 1-2-00, lenoxcontradance.org

Film Ventfort Hall will hold a gala and talk on Fabergé Photo courtesy Ventfort Hall

and raffles. 26 Maple St., Hinsdale. dockdogs.com

Ventfort Hall — Archduke Dr. Géza von Habsburg of Austria, an internationally recognized authority on Fabergé, silver and gold and Russian art, will speak on the imperial jeweler to the Tsars 6 p.m. with Russian dinner and concert of Russian folk music by Elina Karokhina, balalaika virtuoso, and Mikhail Smirnov, guitarist and singer. Gala benefit for the museum’s renovations to make the second floor accessible. 10 Walker St., Lenox. 1-6206, gildedage.org Williams College — Memorial gathering for history pro-

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fessor Leslie Brown,  p.m. Among many recognitions and achievements, she and Anne Valk, her life partner, co-authored Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Jim Crow South in 2010 which won the Oral History Association’s Biennial Book Award. Mainstage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu Dance

Lenox Contra Dance — Live music by Eric Buddington on fiddle, Chris Jacoby on guitar and mandolin and Kate Barnes on keyboard with caller Bob Isaacs, : to 11 p.m. Intro for be-

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Crandell Theatre — ‘Thank You for Your Service’ documentary on war trauma and policies surrounding it, noon. Presented by the Chatham Film Club.  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — ‘The Philadelphia Story,’ comedy classic with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart,  p.m. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-20100, mahaiwe.org

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Berkshire Theatre Group — And The Kids, Western Mass. indie band,  p.m. The garage @ The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 1-99, berkshiretheatregroup.org Info: Directory

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The Egremont Barn — Karaoke :0 to 11:0 p.m.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com

Outdoors

Oldcastle Theatre offers a salute to a Charlie Chaplan classic. Photo courtesy of Oldcastle.

Spectrum Playhouse — Stage and screen actor John Davidson performs on Saturday Night Liv, :0 p.m. Founders Weekend. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

Hubbard Hall — Art Lande and Bruce Williamson Jazz Concert  p.m. Grammy-nominated internationally known pianist, composer, improviser and drummer and New Yorkmusician and composer on the music faculty at Bennington College. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Mass MoCA — FreshGrass Festival, contemporary bluegrass with blues, rock, country and folk tones, lineup includes Old Crow Medicine Show, Aoife O’Donovan, Ruthie Foster, the Grass’d Waltz with Table of contents

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Alison Brown, Mr. Sun, Sierra Hull, Rana Santacruz, Mile Twelve, Zoe and Cloyd, Berklee American Roots Music Program, workshops and Freshscores silent films with original scores. Food, music jams and entertainment. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-6622111; massmoca.org

Music and More — Pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs Harold Lewin memorial concert :0 p.m. Meeting House, 1 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. 1-229-2, newmarlborough.org

Park McCullough House — Benning-

ton Baroque in concert  p.m. with Mat Langlois on baroque flute, Sandra Mangsen on harpsichord, music from 1thcentury Germany by Bach, Franz Benda, J.J. Quantz and J. Samitz. Free. 1 park St., North Bennington, Vt. 02-2-1, parkmccullough.org

Tannery Pond Concerts — Axel Strauss on violin and Ilya Poletaev on piano with Yo-Yo Ma Silk road cellist Yegor Dyachkov playing Beethoven’s Trio in E-lat major, Fauré and Tanayev, 6 p.m. Historic tannery at the Darrow School, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. -20-1696, tannerypondconcerts.org

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Bartholomew’s Cobble — Guided canoe trips at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Full moon canoe trip 9 p.m. to see nocturnal creatures on the banks and learn about the river, wildlife and history. (If skies are cloudy, night trip may run on Friday.) Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Amy Goldman Fowler speaks on heirloom vegetables and signs ‘Heirloom Harvest,’ her book with daguerrotype photographs, 10 a.m. Growing Giant Pumpkins workshop 1 p.m. Route 1 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 129-926, berkshirebotanical.org.

Bidwell House — Centuries of Stone Walls guided walk with Housatonic Heritage, 10 a.m. free. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. 1-2-6, bidwellhousemuseum.org Hoffmann Bird Club — Blueberry Hill hawkwatch and

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potluck picnic 9 a.m. Bring a dish to share, a scope and chair. 1-6-10 or 1-6-22. Rain date Sept. 1. hoffmannbirdclub.org

Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided walks, hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers, behind-the-scenes tour at Tanglewood and presentations on topics from beekeeping to minerals in the Housatonic River area from Salisbury, Conn., to Hancock. Schedule and locations: 60--90, housatonicheritage.org

Flying Deer Nature Center — Immersion program for adults, first monthly program with naturalists, hands-on activities and wilderness skills from hide tanning, friction fire and basket weaving to permaculture, for people with any level of experience.  Abode Road, New Lebanon, N.Y. 19-66, flyingdeernaturecenter.org Mass Audubon — From Iron Ore to Orioles walk 9 a.m. exploring the history of the land. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary,

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family,  p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-9-99, thetheaterbarn.org

Amy Goldman Fowler will speak on heirloom vegetables at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Photo by Kate Abbott

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2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Birding the Berkshieres field trip 11 a.m. at Mount Everett State Reservation, Mount Washington. 16-020, massaudubon.org

Sandisfield Arts Center —Berkshire Natural Resrouces Council leads a hike at Clam River Reserve including an 1th-century foundation, hemlock forest the river and the ruins of 1th-century mill, 10 a.m. with a talk at the center.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 12-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Hike and talk on Stone Hill, 9:0 a.m. at Clark Art Institute, as part of

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“Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill” exhibit in the Lunder Center. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes.  p.m. Main stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

Oldcastle Theatre — “The Consul, the Tramp and America’s Sweetheart,” Charles Chaplin film masterpiece “The Great Dictator” and Germany’s attempts to prevent the movie from being made, :0 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

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Books and Writers

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — Finding Your Mountaintop: Writing Your Way to Clarity retreat 2 to  p.m. at Bascom Lodge, summit of Mount Greylock. berkshirewomenwriters.org

Robert Frost Stone House — Mark Richardson talk 2 p.m. on ‘The Letters of Robert Frost Volume II’ including letters written here. 121 Route A, Shaftsbury, Vt. 02-6200, frostfriends.org/stonehouse Community

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quilts, vendors, café, consignment boutique, people’s choice awards and demonstrations. Award-winning New England quilter Pat Delaney. 9 a.m. to  p.m. Mount Anthony Union Middle School,  East Road, Bennington, Vt.

Founders Weekend — Pancake breakfast  to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s School, 2th anniversary brunch at Locker Room Sports Pub, Duck Derby at St. Mary’s, tennis tournament. leefoundersweekend.com

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour round trip,  miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

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Tannery Pond will present its final concert of the season in New Lebanon, N.Y. Photo by Christian Steiner / courtesy of Tannery Pond Concerts.

swimming and more, including worldclass competitors. 9 a.m. to  p.m. at Ozzie’s Steak and Eggs with Hilltowns Veterinary Clinic and Beantown Dockdogs, food, vendors and raffles. 26 Maple St., Hinsdale. dockdogs.com

Park McCullough House — Looking at the Land,  p.m. talks with Jordana Dym, director of documentary studies program at Skidmore College, and Eileen Scully, professor of history at Bennington College, on historical representation, media and technologies, oral and written stories and history specific to place and community. With Benning-

ton Historical Society. Free. 1 park St., North Bennington, Vt. 02-2-1, parkmccullough.org Halloween

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 12 Church St., North Adams. 1-666, houghtonmansionghosttours.org

Music

Leavitt Amp Concert Series — M Shangahi, 2 p.m., Brooklyn N.Y. folk collective, bluegrass and originals with a rock twist. free. Colegrave Park, North Adams. 1-66220, leavittampnorthadams.com Mass MoCA — FreshGrass Festival,

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contemporary bluegrass with blues, jazz, rock, country and folk tones, lineup includes Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Rosanne Cash, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Alison Brown, Stephane Wrembel, John Reischman and the Jaybird, Parsonfield, workshops and Freshscores silent films with original scores. Food vendors, music jams and entertainment. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1662-2111; massmoca.org

South Mountain Music Festival — Dover String Quartet performs classical  p.m. Routes  and 20, Pittsfield. 1-2-2106, southmountainconcerts.org

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Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Canoe trips 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with guided talk about the river, wildlife and history. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

Bascom Lodge — Virtual tour of the autumn night sky with Amherst astronomy association, 6 p.m., free. Jazz dinner available to follow with Wes Brown Trio and Jill Connolly. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams. 91-60-009, bascomlodge.net

Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided walks, hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers, behind-the-scenes tour at Tanglewood and presentations on topics from beekeeping to minerals throughout the Housatonic River area from Salisbury, Conn., to Hancock. Full schedule, locations: 60--90, housatonicheritage.org Josh Billings Runaground — 0th Josh Billings Triathlon, relay race

‘American Son’ will return to Barrington Stage Company. Photo by Scott Barrow / Courtesy of BSC

2-mile bike from Great Barrington to Lenox, -mile paddle (canoe, kayak or SUP) around Stockbridge Bowl and 6mile run around the Bowl to Tanglewood. Josh ‘Bash’ follows the race with music, food, awards and free Kid’s Race at 2 p.m. 1--919, joshbillings.com Mass Audubon — Canoe trip along the Housatonic to look for frogs, herons, muskrat, beaver and more,

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:0 a.m. Leaves from New Lenox Road, Lenox. 16-020, massaudubon.org Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes.  p.m. Main stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

Oldcastle Theatre — “The Consul, the

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Tramp and America’s Sweetheart,” Charles Chaplin film masterpiece “The Great Dictator” and Germany’s attempts to prevent the movie from being made, :0 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family, 2 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-9-99, thetheaterbarn.org Info: Directory

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Pumpkins and gourds appear at local farms and farmers markets. Courtesy photos by Susan Geller

Fall Farmers Markets

Berkshires

Berkshire Area Farmers Market — Wednesdays and Saturdays,  a.m. to 2 p.m., through October, Saturdays only in November. Berkshire Mall parking lot, Lanesborough. 1-6966 or 1--66

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live music, crafts and activities. Outdoors through Oct. 1 on the Common on First Street, Route . farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Great Barrington CHP Market — Thursdays, 2 to  p.m., through Sept. . Community Health Program, 2 Stockbridge Road, 1-2-0

Great Barrington Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct.

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29. 1 Church St., 1-99. gbfarmersmarket.org Hancock Farmers Market — Sundays 10 a.m. to  p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 22 to Oct. 12. 210 Hancock Road, Route , Hancock, 1--9

Lee Farmers Market — Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 10. Harvest market Oct. 10. First Congregational Church, 2 Park Place, Lee. 1--161, leefarmersmarket.com

Lenox Farmers Market — Fridays 1 to  p.m. through Sept. 0. Lilac Park and Main Street.

North Adams Farmers Market — Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. 22, in St. Anthony lot with more than 20 local farmers, food producers, craft vendors, and musicians. St. Anthony

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Drive and Route  / Marshall Street, North Adams.

Otis Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. . Parking lot of Papa’s Healthy Food and Fuel, 2000 East Otis Road, East Otis. 1--9919 Sheffield Farmers Market — Fridays,  to 6 p.m. through Oct. . First Congregational Church lot, 12 Main St., 60-06-2, sheffieldfarmersmarket.org

West Stockbridge Farmers Market — Thursdays,  to  p.m., through Oct. 6. The Green on Harris Street in the village center. 91209-0926, weststockbridgefarmersmarket.org

Williamstown Farmers Market — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. . at the base of Spring Street, 1-1-11, williamstownfarmersmarket.org

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Pumpkins and gourds appear at local farms and farmers markets. Courtesy photos by Susan Geller

Bennington Farmers Market — Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round, outdoors May to Oct. Fresh greens and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, crafts and more, demonstrations with local chefs, live music at river walk park along the Walloomsac River on Depot Street. Bennington, Vt. benningtonfarmersmarket.org Dorset Farmers Market — Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round. Vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and wines, grassfed meat and poultry, freerange eggs, canned condiments and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot foods, Vermont crafts, and live, local music. at J.K. Adams, 10 Route 0, Dorset, Vt. 02--966, dorsetfarmersmarket.com

Manchester Farmers Market — Thursdays  to 6 p.m., through Oct 6. Community tent with local non-profits or a cooking demonstrations using local foods, music tent with local musicians, kids activity tent with free crafts. Power of Produce Club for kids age -12 in July: kids get $2 coupon for any fruit or veggie. Adams Park, Route A / Main Street, Manchester, Vt. 0-0-2, ManchesterFarmers.org

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New York

Amenia, N.Y. — Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. yearround, outdoors through Oct. Amenia Town Hall parking lot, Route 22 -11, ameniafarmersmarket.com

Hillsdale, N.Y. — Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through to Oct. 29. Roeliff Jansen Park, 910 Route 22. 1-1-1

Millerton, N.Y. — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,

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through Oct. 29. Millerton Methodist Church, 6 Dutchess Ave. 1-9-29, millertonfarmersmarket.org

New Lebanon, N.Y. — Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through to Oct. 16. Windswept Farm, 6 Old Route 20

Connecticut

Cornwall, Conn. — Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:0 p.m., through Oct. 29. 1 SharonGoshen Turnpike, Cornwall, Conn. 60-62-2969 Info: Directory

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Monday Sept. 19

Images Cinema will screen ‘Sonita’. Photo courtesy of Images Cinema

Community

Clark Art Institute — Meet Me at the Clark, 2 p.m. program for adults with Alzheimer’s and caregivers. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu Conversations

Williams College — Black Earth: The Ecological Politics of the Holocaust,  p.m. Tom Snyder, professor of history at Yale, considers the climate that allowed fascism to grow and the political risks in state collapse and climate change. Griffin Hall room ,  Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu Film

Images Cinema — ‘Double Indemnity,’ hard-boiled film noir presented by Wesley Morris, critic at large for the New York Times,  p.m. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1-109, imagescinema.org Table of contents

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Theater

Town Players — Quarterly meeting and entertainment  p.m., all welcome, Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1-929, townplayers.org

Tuesday Sept. 20 Art

Bennington College — VBS (violent burning sunset) opens :0 to 9 p.m. in Usdan Gallery with talk by by Todd Von Ammon ‘09 and artist Cyle Metzger ‘0. Material artworks in grey tones and works in vivid color. Show through Oct. 16. 1 College

Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Books and Writers

Marble House Project — Artseed performance, readings by playwright Marisa Smith and world-traveling writer Judith Hertog, 6 p.m., free. Open studios by artist and painter Paul Santoleri, sculptor and mechanical artist Juan Fontanive and artist Maureen McQillan with works on paper. Artists in residence present their work. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

Conversations Green Mountain Academy — ‘Countering Terrorists and Other Extremists in the U.S.’ :0 p.m.

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with Rick Matthews of SUNY Albany. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Room,  Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Family

Manchester Community Library — Karen Gross reads from ‘Lady Lucy’s Quest,’ p.m.1 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 029-, mclvt.org Music

Williams College — Saxophonist Bruce Williamson and pianist and composer Art Lande, jazz,  p.m. free. Brooks-Rogers Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

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Artists will present their work at the Marble House. Image courtesy of the Marble House Project

Hoffmann Bird Club — Walk in the woods  a.m., location at leader’s choice. Meet at Lanesborough Post Office on Route . 1--62, hoffmannbirdclub.org

Wednesday Sept. 21 Art

Clark Art Institute — Nymphs and Satyrs talk 12:0 p.m. with Guy Hedreen, professor of art at Williams College. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Poetry at Bennington presents Safiya Sinclair ‘10, a Prairie Schooner Book Prize winner and author, and James Allen Hall, a University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series Prize winner, author, and teacher at SUNYPotsdam,  p.m. Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Film

Images Cinema — ‘Sonita,’ documentary following an 1year-old Afghan refugee in Iran pursuing music,  p.m. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1--109, imagescinema.org

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Bennington College — Art Lande and Bruce Williamson Duo,  p.m. concert of original jazz, improvisation and song. Deane Carriage Barn 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Outdoors

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing worlskop all day. 1 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

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Mass Audubon — Bird walk  a.m. Coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasters (bring a mug). Evening at the Beaver Ponds walk and talk :0 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 16-020, massaudubon.org

Naumkeag — Workshop in the cuttings garden 10 a.m. on caring for flowers in season.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29 est. 00, thetrustees.org

Theater

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black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes.  p.m. Main Stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org Berkshire Theatre Group — Laugh Lounge: Joe List, New York comedian and semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing,  p.m. Garage @ Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 199-, berkshiretheatregroup.org Town Players — ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ staged reading 6 p.m. Claire Teague Senior Center, 91 Main St., Great Barrington. Free. 1--929, townplayers.org

Thursday Sept. 22 Art

Shire City Sanctuary — Introduction to screen-printing, create a t-shirt, 6 to 9 p.m. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 126-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com Info: Directory

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Books and Writing

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Poetry and Fiction series: Jennifer Barber  p.m., author of three books of poetry: Rigging the Wind, Given Away and Works on Paper. Free. Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu Columbia County Historical Society — Vernon Benjamin signs “Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times,”  p.m.  Albany Ave., Kinderhook, N.Y. 1-926, cchsny.org Community

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 1-99-0, berkshirecarousel.com

Naumkeag at Night — Cocktails in the gardens with local bands and live music,  to  p.m. at the historic house  Prospect Hill Table of contents

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with grains, handson class with vegetables from the farm garden, dinner to follow. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

Steven Hancoff strums Bach. Photo courtesy of Steven Hanoff

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Norman Rockwell Museum — Townhall-style forum on ‘What’s in Our Water?’ :0 p.m., public forum on environment and health inspired by Rockwel’s Four Freedoms. Free. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge, 1-29100; nrm.org Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Stereotypes of Aging and Their Consequences,’ :0 p.m. with Lenore Szuchman, Professor Emerita of Barry University. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room,  Seminary Ave., Manchester,

Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Manchester Community Library — Architecture to the Rescue, sustainable living talk  p.m. 1 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 02-9-, mclvt.org

Williams College — Revitalizing Healthcare, presentation with Andrew Morris-Singer, founcer of Primary Care Progress, to talk abut trends in care,  p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Food

Marble House Project — Culinary workshop: Cooking

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Whitney Center for the Arts — Virtuoso Guitarist Steven Hancoff, former Artistic Ambassador for the United States performs The Life and Legacy of J. S. Bach: A multimedia telling of the preeminent and most profoundly serendipitous legend of Western culture with music, art and video,  p.m. 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1--029, thewhit.org Outdoors

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing worlskop all day. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1--01; hancockshakervillage.org Theater

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black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes.  p.m. Main Stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 0-year correspondence between childhood friends, :0 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — Victor Borge by One of the People Who Knew Him Best 10: a.m., presentation by Frederikke Borge, daughter of the pianist and comedian. Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-60, ext. 10, jewishberkshires.org

Friday Sept. 23 Art

Bennington Museum — Stoneware Collectors meeting  p.m. with talk and tribute to Dr. Stevel Leder.  Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

reads ‘What We’re Made Of,’ poetry, :0 p.m. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, 1-6-90, bookstoreinlenox.com

Clark Art Institute — ‘Whose Nudes? Painting, Collecting and Displaying the Body in Early Modern Europe,’ 1 to  p.m. symposium with exhibit from the Prado. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Hancock Shaker Village — Harvest of Quilts, a show of new and antique quilts in the Round Stone Barn, 10 a.m. to  p.m. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1-01; hancockshakervillage.org Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — Mastheads construction exhibit on

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Safiya Sinclair will read from her poetry at Bennington College. Photo courtesy of Safiya Sinclair

writing spaces to house artists-in-residence in the Berkshires in keeping with historic writers, 6 to  p.m. 2 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

Salem Art Works — 10th annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour, contemporary cast iron arts conference. ‘Time and Place’ keynote with Julie Ward and John Springer, molten metal performance Mesh Collective,  to 10 p.m. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 1--6, salemartorks.org Books and Writing

The Bookstore — Lisken Van Pelt Dus

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Northshire Bookstore — Elizabeth Lesser on her bestselling memoir, ‘Marrow: A Love Story’ on two sisters facing illness,  p.m. 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-62-2200, northshire.com Community

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music and more. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 199-0, berkshirecarousel.com

Fall Foliage Festival — Weeklong events leading up to the annual Fall foliage Parade in North Adams. on Oct. 2 fallfoliageparade.com Halloween

The Mount — Ghost Tours : p.m. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 1-1-100, edithwharton.org Info: Directory

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Naumkeag — Liveaction ‘Clue,’ based on the mystery board game  to 10 p.m.: Visitors investigate the (fictional) death of the family butler and role-play real characters from the Choate family who lived here and their friends.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29 est. 00, thetrustees.org Music

The Egremont Barn —Trice Atchison and friends, jazz,  to 11 p.m.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com

Hubbard Hall — One Night with Bach  p.m. with jazz and classical guitarist Steven Hancoff, official Artistic Ambassador representing the United States of America. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 16-29, hubbardhall.org

Meetinghouse Café — Matt and Sharon Heaton in concert,  p.m. United Universalist Table of contents

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Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family,  p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-9-99, thetheaterbarn.org

Zoukak Theater will perform at Williams College. Photo courtesy of ’62 Center

Church, 10 School St., Bennington, Vt. uubennington.org

Williams College — Ronald Feldman on cello and Doris Stevenson on piano,  p.m. Feldman performed in the Boston Symphony Orchestra for many years; Stevenson is artist in residence in piano at Williams. Free. BrooksRogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Outdoors

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing worlskop all day. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1--

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Mass Audubon — Bird walk past wetlands, meadows and woodland  a.m. to look for fall migrants, especially wood warblers. Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-6-020, massaudubon.org Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes, 10:0 a.m. and  p.m. Main Stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 0-year friendship, 6 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 1-

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Williams College — Maya Zdib and Omar Abi Azar from Zoukak Theater Company, performance collective in Beirut, :0 p.m. performance from a two-week performance creation workshop with writing, improvisation and composition. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

Saturday Sept. 24 Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

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Bennington Museum — Reception for Duane Michaels’ Duane Michaels, ‘Photographs from the Floating World,’ and artist talk, ’Photography and reality,’  p.m. Free.  Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org Chesterwood — Artist-in-Residence Sharon Bates Open Studio Hours at the Meadowlark,2 to  p.m., free. Directions:  Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-9, chesterwood.org

Makers Mill — Paper Lithography 101 workshop on new ways to print from a xerox or laser print 11 a.m.  Main St., North Adams. 1-920, northadamsmakerspace.com

Salem Art Works — 10th annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour, contemporary cast iron arts conference. Artists prepare molds and furnaces and get ready to pour. Demonstrations on dung molds, cuttle bone casting and painting with iron, familyfriendly workshops

WritersOMI will hold a barbecue at the OMI Internatinal Arts Center. Photo by Kate Abbott

and mold-making, scratch blocks, doodle bowls and cuttle bone castings. Metal pour and live commentary, informal exhibition and Renegade Cast Iron art show, 2 to 6 p.m. Also wood-fired kiln, glass-blowing and blacksmithing demonstrations, silkscreen printing (bring an item to have something printed on). Free. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 1--6, salemartorks.org Spencertown Academy — Painter Scott Thomas Balfe and photographer Jane McWhorter, winners of last year’s Spencertown Academy juried regional art exhibition, opening  to 6 p.m. 90 State Route 20, Spencertown,

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Books and writing

The Bookstore — Julia Ain-Krupa reads from her novel ‘The Upright Heart,’  p.m. A Brooklyn Jewish man, Wolf, returns to his native Poland after World War II. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, 1-690, bookstoreinlenox.com

Northshire Bookstore — Celebration of local authors with Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar Grudin, Jim R. Newman, David Mook, Brett Ann Stanciu, Sarah Dillon and Sheila Post, 6:0 p.m. 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-62-2200, northshire.com

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Sandisfield Arts Center — Berkshire poet Patty Crane reads ‘Bright Scythe,’ her translation of poetry by Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtromer,  p.m. with poet Hannah Fries,  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 12-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Writers Omi — Fall reading and barbeque  p.m. with writers, translators and poets in residence from across the world including novelist and essayist Sarah Ladipo Manyika, poet Lieke Marsman, fiction and nonfiction writer Suzanne Ushie and many more. Free. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y.Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Community

Apple Squeeze — Lenox’s th annual downtown community festival, expanded this year with live music on three stages — headliners the Felice Brothers with Jamie Kent and the Whiskey Traty Road Info: Directory

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Show; food, wine and craft beer; art and crafts, sculpture, woodwork, textiles, jewlry, leatherwork, hand-weaving and more. Downtown Lenox. 1-666, lenox.org

Bennington Museum — Lynne Bassett on ‘Herstory’ in Civil War Quilts,  p.m. looking at the war years through textiles and the lives of civilians, especially women. Jane Stickle Quilt annual display through Oct. 10.  Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including local foods and preserving, farming, historic buildings, music and art. Visitors Center, Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 120-26, beholdnewlebanon.org

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. Table of contents

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approximately one hour. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Sheep dogs show their skill at Behold New Lebanon. Courtesy photo

1-99-0, berkshirecarousel.com Chili Chowder Fall Festival — Boys and Girls Club festival with chili and chowder by local restaurants, grill food, give-aways, music, lawn games and activities 1 to 6 p.m. K Run / Walk 11:0 a.m. Camp Russell, 1 Boys and Girls Club Road, Richmond.

Fall Foliage Festival — Weeklong events and celebrations leading up to the annual Fall Foliage Parade on Oct. 1 in North Adams. fallfoliageparade.com

Fall Run Bike Night — Kickoff for the th annual motorcycle ride, this year to benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Spring-

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field.  to  p.m., Visitors Center, Depot St., Adams. customcitycycle.co m/fall-run.htm

Hancock Shaker Village — Country Fair 10 a.m. to  p.m. with food trucks, art and craft exhibitors, farmers market, quilt shiw, antique tractors, games and more. Harvest of Quilts, a show of new and antique quilts in the Round Stone Barn. 1 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield. 1--01; hancockshakervillage.org

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams;

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Sheffield Contra Dance — Harvest Moon dance with live music by Mountain Laurel with Bonner MacAllister on hammered dulcimer, Joe Baker on guitar and Donny Maclean on fiddle, calling by David Kaynor, all dances taught, no partners or experience needed. :0 p.m., Dewey Hall, Route , Sheffield. sheffieldcontradance.wordpress.com

Family

Northshire Bookstore — Stephen Swinburne reads from ‘Whose Shoes,’ 11 a.m. 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-62-2200, northshire.com Film

Images Cinema — Art House Theater Day celebration with ‘A Town Called Panic: The Specials,’ short films starring plastic toys in slapstick comedy, 2 p.m. ’Phantasm: Remastered’ 11 p.m., peo-

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ple in small-town Oregon begin dying mysteriously — one of Entertainment Weekly’s 2 scariest movies. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1--109, imagescinema.org

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Music

Music and More — The Sebastians, ensemble specializing in baroque and classical, present Over the Alps, a program of Italian style migrating into Germany, :0 p.m. Meeting House, 1 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. 1-229-2, newmarlborough.org

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener workshop with Joseph Tchonievich, 1 p.m. Pruning workshop, 9:0 a.m. Routes 1 and 102, Stockbridge. 129-926, berkshirebotanical.org. Bidwell House — Animal tracking: Finding signs of wildlife, walk and talk 11 a.m. 100 Art School Road, Mon-

Outdoor sculpture cavorts in North Bennington. Photo by Kate Abbot

terey. 1-2-6, bidwellhousemuseum.org Clark Art Institute — Hike and talk on sustainability and stewardship of Stone Hill, 10:0 a.m., as part of “Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill” exhibit in the Lunder Center. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu

Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers, behind-the-scenes tour at Tanglewood and presentations from beekeeping to minerals throughout the Housatonic River area from Salisbury, Conn., to Hancock. 60--90, housatonicheritage.org

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Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing workshop all day. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1-01; hancockshakervillage.org

Mass Audubon — Canoe trip to Buckley-Dunton Lake, :0 a.m. looking for boreal plants and signs of porcupines and moose. October Mountain State Forest, Becket. From Iron Ore to Orioles walk 9 a.m. exploring the history of the land. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Bedrock to Birds in the Berkshires walk 10 a.m., Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

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Notchview — Starry Night: Planets, Stars and more,  p.m. Arunah Hill Science Center explores the night sky. Route 9, Windsor. 1-2161, ext. 110, thetrustees.org Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes,  p.m. Main Stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 0-year correspondence between friends,  and :0 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 126-, barringtonstageco.org Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Comedian Paul Reiser, ‘Mad about You’ star and one of Comedy Central’s top 100,  p.m. to benefit Fairview Hospital. 1 Castle Info: Directory

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St., Great Barrington. 1--9609, mahaiwe.org

series. Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu

Spectrum Playhouse — Broadway cabaret series  p.m. with Bronte Roman, musical theater. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-902, spectrumplayhouse.org

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family,  p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-9-99, thetheaterbarn.org

Sunday Sept. 25 Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 10 Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Chesterwood — Artist-in-Residence Sharon Bates Open Studio Hours at the Meadowlark, 2 to  Table of contents

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p.m., free. Directions:  Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-9, chesterwood.org

Clark Art Institute — Mythology and Meaning in Rubens talk  p.m. with scholars of Northern European art Larry Silver and Aneta GeorievskaShine. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Salem Art Works — 10th annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour, contemporary cast iron arts conference. Artists reveal what they have made, removing molds with sledge hammers and chisels, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 19 Cary Lane, Salem,

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 199-0, berkshirecarousel.com

The Lenox Apple Squeeze returns with live music. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

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Community

Apple Squeeze — Lenox’s th annual downtown community festival, expanded this year with live music on three stages; food, wine and craft beer; art and crafts, sculpture, woodwork, textiles, jewlry, leatherwork, hand-weaving and more. Downtown Lenox. 1-666, lenox.org

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Freedom and Climate Violence,  p.m. talk with professor Elisabeth Anker of George Washington University in “Who the People” lecture

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Fall Foliage Festival — Weeklong events leading up to the annual Fall Foliage Parade on Oct. 1 in North Adams. fallfoliageparade.com Fall Run Bike Night —th annual motorcycle ride, this year to benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Setting off 11 a.m. from Bowe Field in Adams to ride 60 miles to Mohawk Park in Charlemont. Food, entertainment, games. customcitycycle.com Hancock Shaker Village — Country Fair 10 a.m. to  p.m. with food trucks, art and craft exhibitors, farmers market, quilt show, antique tractors,

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games and more. Harvest of Quilts, a show of new and antique quilts in the Round Stone Barn. 1 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield. 1--01; hancockshakervillage.org

Seth Glier will perform in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Photo by Jana Fisher

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour round trip,  miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Berkshire Summit for Nonprofits 2 p.m. with the Berkshire Eagle, MCLA, Pittsfield Mayor’s Office, State Senator Benjamin Downing and keynote speaker Jason Schupbach, director of design programs for the National Endowment for the Arts.1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-20100, mahaiwe.org Halloween

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6

p.m. Looking for local spirits. 12 Church St., North Adams. 1-666, houghtonmansionghosttours.org Music

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Hevreh Ensemble performs original contemporary compositions with classical, jazz and world music elements,  p.m. Kellogg Music Center,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu

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Bascom Lodge — Rich Remsberg performs, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams. 91-60-009, bascomlodge.net

Concert Across America to End Gun Violence — Berkshire remembrance as part of nationwide event 2 to  p.m. with performances donated by local musicians including Grammy nominee Seth Glier, Bobby Sweet, David Reed, Terry a la Berry, the Beeline

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Ramblers and the Matchstick Architects. Congregational Church, 21 Main St., Great Barrington. concertacrossamerica.org Eagles Band — Small Ensembles Concert with members of the Eagles Concert Band,  p.m. Brass Ensemble, Trombone Sextet, a trumpet duet by Ray Kinsella and Kelly Marrufo accompanied by Martha Deyo on the Info: Directory

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pipe organ, a flute duet by Tari Roosa and Joshua BirnsSprague, Clarinet solo by Hank Kubli accompanied by Amy Renak, and an original piece by Diane Nichols. First United Methodist Church,  Fenn St., Pittsfield. 199-201, eaglescommunityband.org

Leavitt Amp Concert Series — Dupont Brothers 2 p.m., introspective indie folk, free. Colegrave Park, North Adams. 1662-20, leavittampnorthadams.com South Mountain Music Festival — Emerson String Quartet  p.m. Routes  and 20, Pittsfield. 1-22106, southmountainconcerts.org

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Canoe trips 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with guided talk about the river, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

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Fall farms and farmers markets fill with fall color and flavor. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

day. 1 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield. 1-01; hancockshakervillage.org

Hoffmann Bird Club — Linear Park walk in search of migrating sparrows, raptors and warblers, :0 a.m. May be muddy. Williamstown. 1--2661, 90-919, hoffmannbirdclub.org

Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers, behindthe-scenes tour at Tanglewood and presentations from beekeeping to minerals along the Housatonic River from Salisbury, Conn.,

to Hancock. Schedule: 60--90, housatonicheritage.org Mass Audubon — Lime Kiln Farn Sanctuary through the Seasons, 9 a.m. walk with fields, forest, swamp, lime quarries, free. 6 Silver St., Sheffield. 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes,  p.m. Main Stage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 0-year correspon-

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dence between childhood friends,  p.m. St. Germain Stage, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 126-, barringtonstageco.org

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family, 2 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-9-99, thetheaterbarn.org Town Players — ‘Phaedra’ written and read by Richard Matturo and ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ staged reading 2 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1--929, townplayers.org

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Brussels sprouts and other cold-hardy crops are ready. Photo by Kate Abbott

Harvest time

Damp burlap sacking spread on top keeps the bins of lettuces cool. The cold room door is springloaded, and angling out with a box of beets or carrots I wedge myself in halfway. Each new bin replaces one mostly empty, and the last earthy potatoes from the old stock roll on top of the new crateful. They are purple potatoes, some as large as plums, some no larger than grapes. As the cabbages drip down my apron, people are calling — you’re low on sweet corn. Are there anymore leeks? The barn smells of hay and rain. A boy asks his mother, can we get some of the funny carrots? He means the clusters of three or

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five carrots twined from one root. It’s not often I can plunge my arms to the elbows into a mound of carrots. I am helping for an hour at the CSA farm where I have a share. For one person, this is abundance. Unless I pick peaches for jam, I don’t bring fruit or vegetables home by the case. I know this week’s harvest is enough for a small part of one community, as my one hour of hefting vegetable bins is a small thing in the hours of a working farm in summer. I have worked summers on a farm before, and though I got up at 6:30 a.m. and rode a farm horse for an hour while the head farmer got up at 4 to begin feeding the cattle, I

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have stacked hay bales and mucked out sheep and picked rocks out of a field that broke the tines off the harrow. On this morning, grubby and damp and peaceful, I pause in piling fresh corn as a woman offers the farm a book she has spent 23 years writing. Joanna Greenfield has gone from working with chimpanzees in Uganda to planning out sustainability in New England towns, and this farm has mattered to her. Another woman with her hands full of Swiss chard talks with her about publishing — and a mother with two small children explains that her car would not start, and they rode down on their bikes. — Kate Abbott

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Quilting comes back

In a common room at Williams College, a group of students sort through fabric squares, scarlet and indigo, pine green and chocolate. In Great Barrington, fiber artist Karen Eckmeier from Kent, Conn., explains how to turn fire-colored cloth into a sweep of autumn leaves. An old New England artform is alive and thriving in the Berkshires. “People enjoy creating something, often for other people, family, friends,” said Karen Jolin, owner of the new Karen’s Quilting Corner in Williamstown. She has quilts her mother’s aunt made when her mother was born, and then when her mother married. Susan Frasier has a quilt from her many-greats grandmother, a log cabin pattern of spiraling rectangles with a velvety nap. And she has seen people get involved with quilting to make a baby quilt for a shower. She and her husband, Dan Sullivan, have owned the Pumpkin Patch in Lee for more than 2 years. She and Jolin enjoy the friendliness and the practicality of the craft. “I like quilts to be used,” Jolin said. “When I make a baby quilt, I want to see it on the floor.” Frasier said she has always sewn, and she learned in school. As he

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Quilts are on display in the Brick Dwelling. Photo from Hancock Shaker Village

pinned the top of a log cabin quilt to the edging, Sullivan explained that they had begun quilting more than 0 years ago with a wholesale business, originally making quilts for Country Curtains and the Norman Rockwell Museum. When the United States began importing quilts, in the 1990s, they began to hold classes and sell fabric and make quilts for sale. Sullivan also repairs sewing machines. Both shops carry quilts to sell, but the quilters speak with enthusiasm about helping people to make their own. Jolin has also sewn since she was small. She had lessons as a child, she said, and learned more in High School. And she had made small quilts along the way, but she began in earnest around 2002, soon

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after Tala’s Quilt Shop in North Adams opened in Heritage Park. The shop and community Tala Neathawk built helped Jolin to get more active. “I loved what she did,” Jolin said. “You’d go in there and feel better. She talked to people and got them engaged and motivated.” Tala Neathawk closed her shop in 2012, and it left a void, Jolin said. A community had grown up around it, and people like her had begun quilting because of it. When she learned that Neathawk had no plans to reopen, Jolin began to make plans of her own. Karen’s Quilting Corner opened in 201 on Route  in Williamstown, across from the ‘6 Pub. Local artists from Pittsfield, Stephentown and Pownal, Vt., sell patterns in her shop. People have come in to talk and to learn, and she

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Sewing box Contemporary and historic quilts appear at exhibits across the region — from Bennington Museum to the Bennington Quiltfest, from Quilt Days at Hancock Shaker Village and quilts in the Brick Dwelling to new work at the Shire City Sanctuary.

Karen Pratt’s quilts appear in September at the Shire City Sanctuary. Photo by Kate Abbott

has held classes and open sewing sessions where people can sit and talk and get work done: patchwork, piecing fabric shapes together, appliqué — sewing a farbric shape on top of a fabric surface. There’s always something new to learn, she said, a new technique, a new pattern, a new tool, a new fabric. Most people sew by machine, but she knows a few local women who piece quilts by hand, putting together the top layer of bright fabric. They can send out to have this layer, the back layer of cloth and the cotton layer between them sewn together by machine. Frasier and Sullivan

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agreed that machines have made quilting faster and easier, though some of their quilt-makers have made the thread part of the artform, turning stitches into ripples on a pond or patterns of bark on a tree trunk. Quilts and panels hang along the shop walls, patterns of stars, diamonds, geometric patterns with color rippling through. Some show landscapes, sea-scapes, coffee-brown cows looking over the halfdoor of a barn. Some have contemporary notes: bright batik cloth and quilting patterns for “modern” quilts, a solid-colored background, light or dark, with a scatter of bright color.

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Frasier showed images of contemporary quilts of contrasting colors and geometric patterns much like modern paintings, and vibrant quilts with a flavor of African color and design from Gee’s Bend, an isolated penninsula in southern Alabama. An art that began as a neccesary way to keep warm in the cold has grown many offshoots and new ways to play with the colors and textures of cloth. What quilting means, and what it can do, may become as flexible as the quilter’s imagination. “The more you talk, the more you learn,” Jolin said. — Kate Abbott

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Monday Sept. 26

Williams College — Class of 1960s music talk, Louis Armstrong in Context: What Made Him Stand Out? :1 p.m. with professor Lewis Porter of Rutgers University. Free. BrooksRogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

Bennington’s annual Quilt Fest returns in September. Photo by Kate Abbott

Conversations

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — Forgotten History: Four Unknown Jewish Men and How They Changed History, 10: a.m.. Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 12-60, ext. 10, jewishberkshires.org Music

Bennington College — Guitarist-composer Mary Halvorson and Grammy nominated bassistcomposer Stephan Crump,  p.m. Deane Carriage Barn 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

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Green Mountain Academy — “Have We Reached the End of Growth?”, :0 p.m. with economist Peter Radford Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room,  Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Dance

Marble House Project — Artseed dance by Brooklyn N.Y. artist Laura Peterson, 6 p.m., free. Artists in residence present work. 1161 Dorset West Road,

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Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org Film

Manchester Commmunity Library — ‘Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War’ 6:0 p.m. screening and discussion on a minister and his wife from Wellesley who helped Jews and refugees. 1 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 029-, mclvt.org Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — Ace Frehley with SIMO,  p.m. Founding member of KISS, solo artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org

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Williams College — Van Jones: Jobs Not Jails, :0 p.m. CNN political contributor, green jobs advisor to President Barack Obama (2009), social leader and Yaleeducated attorney, author of New York Times bestselling books ‘The Green Collar Economy’ and ‘Rebuild the Dream.’ Mainstage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Bird walk  a.m. past wetlands and through woods. Coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasters

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(bring a mug). Evening at the Beaver Ponds walk and talk :0 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Grasslands bird management for bluebirds, meadowlarks, bobolinks and more,  p.m., Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

Thursday Sept. 29 Art

DownStreet Art — Art openings, live music and entertainment  to  p.m. with participatory art projects and revelry. Main and Eagle streets and Downtown North Adams. downstreetart.org

MCLA Gallery 51 — ‘Secrets too beautiful to keep’ opening  to  p.m. Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly exhibition exploring vulnerability, humor and a 1-year friendship. Part of Downstreet Art. 1 Main St., North Adams. 1-6622, mcla.edu/bcrc

The historic Jane Stickle Quilt is on display. Photo courtesy of Bennington Museum

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Studio Uncorked: Apple Season,  p.m. 90 SVAC Drive, Manchester, Vt. 0262-10, svac.org Books and Writing

MCLA — ‘Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,’ Community Read panel on MIT professor Sherry Turkle’s book,  p.m. Church Street, North Adams. mcla.edu

Northshire Bookstore — Thomas Flynn presents Bikeman: An Epic Poem and a reflection on September 11, 6 p.m. 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-62-2200, northshire.com Williams College — Fiction reading

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by Margaret Malone, author of the story collection ‘People Like You,’  p.m. Griffin Hall room ,  Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu Community

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Jefferson’s Legacy,’ :0 p.m. with Sydney Stokes, Jr., Founder of The Jefferson Legacy Foundation,  Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

Naumkeag at Night — Cocktails in the gardens with local bands and live music,  to  p.m. at the historic Choate family house  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29 est. 00, thetrustees.org

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Williams College Museum of Art — How is Climate Change Affecting You? Discussion  p.m. with curator Sonnet Coggins as part of Ghana Think Tank: Carmen Montoya and Christopher Robbins launch a yearlong collaboration with the community and West African nations. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 0-year friendship, :0 p.m. with talkback 9:0 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May,  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a longlost Vermeer to a Nazi leader tries to prove it was his own forgery. BTG Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com Info: Directory

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Friday Sept. 30 Art

Clark Art Institute — Conversation with neuroscientist and professor of opthamology Susana MartinezConde,  p.m., on gaze, perception and observation with insights from Rubens and other Old Masters. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu Books and Writing

The Bookstore — Cassandra Cleghorn reads from ‘Four Weathercocks,’ poetry,  p.m. and performs music of Ireland, New England and Quebed with poet Jeffrey Levine, her husband, who will read his own work. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. 1-690, bookstoreinlenox.com Northshire Bookstore — Archer Mayor, ‘Presumption of Guilt’  p.m. a Joe Gunther mystery involving a 0year-old skeleton found at a decomTable of contents

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Southern Vermont Arts Center shows outdoor sculpture. Photo by Kate Abbott

missioned nuclear energy site. 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-622200, northshire.com Community

Berkshire Carousel — A Day at the Races: The Berkshire Downs  to 10 p.m. benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Carousel with carousel horse races, hat contest, raffles, buffet, beeer and wine tasting, mint juleps and entertainment. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 1-99-0, berkshirecarousel.com Fall Foliage Festival — Weeklong events leading up to the annual Fall Foliage Parade on Oct. 1 in North Adams. fallfoliageparade.com

Manchester Community Library — Singles Plus evening, ice cream and games, 6 p.m. 1 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 029-, mclvt.org Music

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Pipes on the Hill  to 9 p.m., bag pipe concrtwith a roaring bonfire. Picnics welcome. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

Williams College — Tendai Muparutsa free faculty recital  p.m. with a faculty and student group that infuses Afro-soundscapes with finger picking guitar and soulful imagination on a

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journey into popular music of Zimbabwe and parts Africa. Music composed and arranged by Muparutsa, artist in residence in African Music Performance and Director of Zambezi and Co-Director of Kusika. Brooks-Rogers Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Invasive plants, workshop 1 p.m. Routes 1 and 102, Stockbridge. 1-29-926, berkshirebotanical.org.

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Barrington Stage Company — ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 0year friendship, :0 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

WAM Theatre — ‘Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May, an artist on trial,  p.m. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

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Naumkeag — Cider Press  to  p.m. Celebrate the 100-year-old apple orchard, turn the vintage cider press, games and live music.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-2929 est. 00, thetrustees.org

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Clark Art Institute — ‘Sensing Place’ symposium 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. exploring questions of place in art, literature, geography, philosophy and technology with Mark C. Taylor, professor of religion at Columbia University, and Henry Art, professor of biology and environmental science at Williams College. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu Books

The Bookstore — The Adventures of Etienne,  p.m. Sherry Steiner presents flash fiction. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. 1-690, bookstoreinlenox.com

Community

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including local foods and pre-

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Hopkins Forest hosts a fall festival. Photo courtesy of Williams College

serving, farming, historic buildings, music and art. Visitors Center, Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 120-26, beholdnewlebanon.org

Berktoberfest — 9th Annual Pittsfield beer festival noon to 6 p.m. with local food from Flavours of Malaysia, Hot Tomatoes, Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, Otto’s Breakfast & Deli and Berkshire Bakes; local music and battling knights to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center and Moments House. McKay Street Lot, Pittsfield. 1-6-9110, beerfests.com

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Fall Foliage Parade — Fall Foliage Craft Fair 9 a.m. to  p.m. on Main St. Annual Dog Parade steps off 10:0 a.m. from Veterans Memorial Park. explorenorthadams.com

Hopkins Memorial Forest — Fall Festival noon to  p.m. with traditional music, apple butter and cider production, refreshments, a canopy walkway, an active honey bee hive, and children’s activities, hands-on activities including traditional shakesplitting and a crosscut saw competition. Free. 21 Northwest Hill Road, Williamstown, with shuttles. williams.edu

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Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour. hoosacvalleytrainride.com Northshire Bookstore — Tony and Emmy awardwinning actor Jane Alexander  p.m. in live interview with WAMC’s Joe Donahue on her new book ‘Wild Things, Wild Places’ and the changing world of wildlife and efforts across the globe to preserve creatures and places where they live. Southern Vermont Info: Directory

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The Egremont Barn — Roy Zimmerman,  and 9 p.m. music and comedy compared to Tom Lehrer.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com

Natural History Museum presents Vermont Wildlife 6 p.m. with live animals and Q&A. Maple Street School, Manchester, Vt. 00--00, 02-62-2200, northshire.com

Sandisfield Arts Center — Forum on American History, Culture and Politics,  p.m.: Is the Republic in danger? Does American Democracy have a future? Bill Cohn and Val Coleman moderate a conversation on campaigns, compromise and the Constitution.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 1-2-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org Dance

Chatham Contra dance — Live music by the Russet Trio with Luke Danforth calling. Waltzing at :0 p.m., contras at . All dances taught, no partners or experience needed. Morris Memorial Hall, 21 Park Row, Chatham, N.Y. -901-100, cococontra.org Williams College — H.T. Chen and Dancers in residency exploring

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Paul Green will perform on clarinet. Courtesy photo

new work South of Gold Mountain, based on oral histories of Chinese people in the Southern states before World War II. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu Family

Spectrum Playhouse — Nutshellapalooza 11 a.m. with original music, puppets, clownerie, Taco Caramba the pirate parrot, the Ductionary and the Snoof. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-902, spectrumplayhouse.org

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and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Clark Art Institute — The Four Nations Ensemble, ‘Nocturne for the Kings of Spain,’ an evening of baroque music, :0 p.m. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu

Colonial Theatre — Memories of Patsy :0 p.m., Patsy Cline tribute show with classics from Walkin’ After Midnight to San Antonio Rose. 111 South St., Pittsfield, 1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org

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Music & More — Clarinetist Paul Green :0 p.m., klezmer and jazz concert. Meetinghouse, 1 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough

Spencertown Academy — Jazz concert by The Quartet  p.m. with flute, wind and Gamelan musician Stuary Quimby, pianist Tony Kieraldo, bassist Terence Murren and drummer Peter O’Brien. 90 State Route 20, Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org

Vermont Arts Exchange — The Horse’s Mouth in concert  p.m., compared to Tom Waits and Frank Zappa. Brooklyn native Tavo Carbone on voice, guitar and piano met his bandmates at Bennington College years ago: Heather

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Sommerlad on violin and voice, Matt Scott on bass and voice, Michael Chinworth on piano, accordion and voice , JJ Beck on drums, piano, accordion and glockenspiel and Sam Clement on guitar and voice. Openers the DuPont Brothers, Burlington indie-folk duo. Masonic Hall, 0 Main St. Bennington, Vt. 022-9, vtartexchange.org

Williams College — Charlotte Dobbs in concert,  p.m. Soprano who has performed from the New York Philharmonic and VOX to Italian opera. Free. Brooks-Rogers Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Art and Science of Pickling workshop 1 p.m. Combining perennials workshop 10 a.m. Route 1 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 1-29-926, berkshirebotanical.org Bidwell House — Royal Hemlock Trail

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Aglet Theatre — ‘The Velocity of Autumn’ by Eric Coble, a mother and son and Molotov cocktails, :0 p.m. reading and talk. Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield. 60--962, aglettheatre.net

hike in the steps of the early settlers, guided walk with Housatonic Heritage, 10 a.m. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. 1-26, bidwellhousemuseum.org

Clark Art Institute — Trailblazer Run,  a.m.: K run on trails over Stone Hill. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu Hoffmann Bird Club — Half-day trip to the Meadows, Hadley/Northampton area, in search of sparrows and hawks. Meet :0 a.m. at Allendale Shopping Center, Cheshire Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-62, hoffmannbirdclub.org

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Caitlin Canty will perform a free Leavitt Amp concert. Courtesy photo by Jay Sansone

Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers, behindthe-scenes tour at Tanglewood and presentations on topics from beekeeping to minerals throughout the Housatonic River area from Salisbury, Conn., to Hancock. 60--90, housatonicheritage.org

Mass Audubon — Berkshire Summit Hike up Lenox Mountain, 9:0 a.m., looking for wildlife, trees and shrubs. Threemile round-trip leaves from Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

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Mass MoCA — High Mud Presents Jena Friedman,  p.m. Comedian and filmmaker who has worked as a field producer with the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and written for the Late Show with David Letterman. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-6622111, massmoca.org

Sandisfield Arts Center — An Evening with Alison Larkin,  p.m.: International comedian, actor and author of The English American will talk about life on two continents and how to brew a decent cup of tea.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 1-2-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David

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Adkins and Corinna May,  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi tries to prove it was a forgery. BTG Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

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Sunday Oct. 2 Community

Bennington First Friday — Downtown festival  to  p.m. with live music and entertainment, local shops open late, art openings. 02-2-, betterbennington.com

Fall Foliage Parade — 61st annual parade and fall festival with the theme of National Park Service’s 100th anniversary and Massachusetts Senator Benjamin Downing as Grand Marshall. Steps off 1 p.m. from Curran Memorial Highway to Main Street and Ashland Street, North Adams. 1berkshire.com

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Salem Art Works Sept. 23 to 25. rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Halloween

Clark Art Institute — Kite Day 11 a.m. to  p.m., a Williams College tradition revives with a free celebration on Stone Hill, music by the Williams College Percussion Ensemble, drumming with Otha Day, eco art and an open mic. Picnics and kites welcome. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20; clarkart.edu

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13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Bascom Lodge — Dublin Porter performs 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams. 91-60-009, bascomlodge.net

Leavitt Amp Concert Series — Caitlin Canty performs 2 p.m. Alto singer / songwriter and Vermont native

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now based in Nashville. Free concert in Colegrave Park, North Adams. 1662-20, leavittampnorthadams.com Outdoors

Great Barrington Land Conservancy — Run for the Hills K / 10K race and 1K Kids Fun Run  a.m. to 11 p.m. to benefit the conservancy, farm perservation, land conservation and community trails. Bard College at Simon’s Rock,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. runreg.com/6029, runforthehillsgb.com

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While the iron is hot At Salem Art Works, artists make molds for new work.

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Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided walks, hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers and presentations on topics from beekeeping to minerals in the Housatonic River area from Salisbury, Conn., to Hancock. Schedule and locations: 60--90, housatonicheritage.org Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney  p.m. St. Germain Stage, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

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The Clark Art Institute celebrates Stone Hill in an exhibit and events. Photo by Kate Abbott

Art across the hills Arrowhead — Historic house where Herman Melville wrote “Moby-Dick.” House tours, 10 a.m. to  p.m. daily into October, Michael Melle straw sculptures. Home of the Berkshire Historical Society. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org

Becket Arts Center — Exhibit with Mary Anne Davis, Arthur Hillman and Scott Taylor, mixed media, paintings and photographs, through Sept. 1. Gallery hours noon to  p.m. Thursday to Sunday, shop with local artists’ and artisans’ jewelry, cards, prints, ceramics, books, and music.  Brooker Hill Road (off Route ), Becket. becketarts.org Table of contents

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Bard College at Simon’s Rock — ‘Trailing Off’ through Oct. . Solo exhibit by Brooklyn N.Y. painter Robin Williams: scenes infused with references from René Magritte’s Son of Man to Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Daniel Arts Center,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Berkshire Botanical Garden — “Benched: Come Take a Seat in the Garden” through Sept. 1, display of 2 to 0 benches by local artists and artisans. Open daily 9 a.m. to  p.m. through Columbus Day, tours 11 a.m. Monday to Saturday. Route 1 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 1-29-926, berkshirebotanicalgarden.org

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Berkshire Carousel —  hand-carved and handpainted horses, accessible chariot, rocking chariot and spinning tub. Hours: 11 a.m. to  p.m. Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to  p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Workshops, tours, shop wth local artisans, pop corn, ice cream and local food. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 1-99-0, berkshirecarousel.com Berkshire Museum — “Finding Raven: Art and Stories from the Northwest Coast,” through Oct. 0. North Pacific peoples tell their stories in art, the Haida, Tsimshian, Kwak’waka’wakw, Tlingit and more. “Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite,” photography and sculpture

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John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, George Innes, silver and more. Trails and café. Hours 10 a.m. to  p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu

Field Farm in Williamstown. Photo by Kate Abbott

through Oct. 0 with Hancock Shaker Village. Melissa Matsuki Lillie, Paintings and collages with natural forms and vibrant colors in the BerkshireNow Gallery, through Nov. 20. Newly renovated Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Hudson River School paintings, classical art, gallery of American Indian art and culture. Little Cinema films. Hours 10 a.m. to  p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to  p.m. Sunday. 9 South St., Pittsfield. 1--11, berkshiremuseum.org

Chesterwood — Contemporary sculpture show: “The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016” through Oct. 10, curated by Jim Schantz of Schantz Galleries, with 12 nationally recognized glass artists including William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Richard Jolley,

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and Tom Patti. House and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial and other monumental works. Open daily through Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to  p.m., with interpreters in the studio and residence.  Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. 129-9, chesterwood.org

Clark Art Institute — “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado,” with the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2 Old Master paintings of the nude,through Oct. 2. “Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill exhibition,” in galleries and on trails through Oct. 10. Thomas Schüte, “Crystal” outdoor installation on Stone Hill. Permanent collection of impressionist art, Renoir, Monet, Degas, and 19thcentury artists including

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Crane Papermaking Museum — Drop-in papermaking artspace and museum documenting papermaking from 10 to today. All ages welcome for hands-on papermaking with rag pulp, screens and presses, ink and stamps. Museum hours 1 to  p.m. Monday to Friday; papermaking Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. off Route 9 and West Housatonic Street, Dalton. 1-6-60. Field Farm — 196 postmodern guest house and folly designed by Ulrich Franzen for art collector Lawrence Bloedel. Periodic art and architecture tours compare architectural philosophies. Trails and grounds open daily, free.  Sloan Road, Williamstown, 1--1,

Frelinghuysen Morris House Museum — Cubist and Modernist masters from Picasso to Miro in the collection of artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Open through Oct. 10. 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox. 16-0166, frelinghuysen.org Info: Directory

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Hancock Shaker Village — “Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite,” sitespecific sculptures, paintings and photographs around the Village and in the Poultry House Gallery through Oct. 0 and at Berkshire Museum. “Living Designs and Shared Values: Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection,” through Oct. 0, exhibit of antique American quiltsin the hallways and bedrooms of the historic 10 Brick Dwelling. “Spirit houses and woodland wonders” miniature spirit houses made out of twigs, pebbles, pine cones and things found on the Farm and Forest Trail. “Heaven on Earth: A Shaker Introduction” and Carol Kinzel’s “Views of the Village” through Oct. 0. Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. hancockshakervillage.org

IS183 Art School — Arts Night Out,  to 9 p.m. second Fridays monthly, all welcome for informal time in Stockbridge art studios. Workshops in painting, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, photography and more. Exhibits and events. Locations at 1 Willard Hill Road (off Route 1) in Stockbridge and 9 Main St., North Adams. 129-22. is1.org Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — Mastheads construction exhibit on writing spaces to house artistsin-residence in the

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Robert Hite’s paintings and sculpture appear at Berkshire Museum and Hancock Shaker Village. Photo by Susan Geller

Berkshires in keeping with historic writers, opens Sept. 2. The Visual Poetry of Suburban Pittsfield by Artist Morris Bennet, paintings around the city, Oct.  to 29. Berkshire Art Association hosts Othering juried exhibition reflecting on experiences of exclusion, Nov.  to 26. Monthly rotating exhibits year-round taking part in First Fridays Artswalks. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to  p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Free. Drop-in drumming classes with Gaia Roots, Mondays, 6 p.m. beginner and  p.m. advanced. 2 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. 1-99-9, discoverpittsfield.com

Makers Mill — Maker space with screen-printing studio, printing and bookbinding equipment, looms, figure drawing collective  to 9 p.m. Mondays. Art and craft

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workshops, open studio hours.  Main St., North Adams. 1-9-20, northadamsmakerspace.com

Mason Library — The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, photography exhibit showing the diversity of new Massachusetts citizens. 21 Main Street, Great Barrington. 1-2-20, gblibraries.org

Mass Audubon — Art in the Barn exhibit of statewide wildlife and nature photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, Oct. 1 to 0. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary. 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 1-6020, massaudubon.org

Mass MoCA — “Nick Cave: Until,” artist celebrated for wearable Soundsuits turns a football-field-sized gallery

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into an installation with found objects, creating a meditation on racism and a performance space for dance, music, theater, pop art, spoken word, community forums and debates, opening Oct. 1. “Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder” group show at the edges of art and science; “Here Comes the Sun,” Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals, and Chicago-based artist Nick Cave’s “Kaleidoscopic Playground,” an art-making lab. Alex Da Corte “Free Roses,” Sarah Crowner “Beetle in the Leaves,” “The Space Between” opening in stairwells, covered bridges, sunlit niches, brick-lined courtyards and cracks in the pavement; Ran Hwang, ‘Untethered,” birds created with buttons and pins; Barbara Takenaga, “Nebraska” mural; Kidspace exhibit; Sol LeWitt paintings, “A Wall Drawing Retrospective”; “All These Vanished Engines” and “All Utopias Fell” installations in Speedway. Franz West. Permanent — Anselm Kiefer gallery, Sol LeWitt Retrospective, Joseph Beuys. North Adams. MCLA Gallery 51 — Secrets too beautiful to keep Sept. 29 through Nov. 20. Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly’s interdisciplinary exhibition exploring vulnerability, metaphor, ab-

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Becket Arts Center presents work by Scott Taylor. Courtesy photo from BAC

surdist humor and personal history across a 1-year friendship. 1 Main St., North Adams. 1-6622, mcla.edu

Milne Library — Hoosic River Watershed Association presents ‘Reflections on the River,’ an exhibition of works by local artists, paintings, prints, photographs, and collages through September. Monthly rotating exhibits. 109 Main St., Williamstown. 1-69, milnelibrary.org

Monterey Library — Anne Shatas and William Carlson, ‘Rediscovered and Reconsidered,’ ceramics, found objects and geometric sculpture, through Sept. 2. Rotating exhibits at the Knox Gallery, 2 Main Road, Monterey. 1-2-9, montereymasslibrary.org

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The Mount — Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton’s house, gardens and grounds with Sculpture Now “Remix” show and artist tours through Oct. 1. Exhibits on Wharton’s writing and life. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 1-1-111, edithwharton.org

Naumkeag — “Parallel Visions: Photographs of Gardens in China and at Naumkeag” by Lois Conner, through Columbus Day Weekend. Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 10s by McKim, Mead & White, with worldfamous gardens by Fletcher Steele, house tours. 129-29 (weekdays), 129-1 (weekends). Trustees of Reservations, thetrustees.org. New Marlborough Meetinghouse — 19th Annual

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Show with eight local artists including Shawn Fields and Ann Getsinger, and photographer Larry Burke of Bard College at Simons Rock, through Oct. 2. Gallery hours 11 a.m. to  p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1 HartsvilleNew Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. 1-2292, newmarlborough.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast” through Dec. , Political cartoonist Thomas Nast’s controversial career and the powerful images that shaped public opinion and several presidential elections. “Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World,” group show of realists, abstractionists and illustrators through Oct. 29. “Build a Better Baby Carriage” 100th anniversary celebration. Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage walks 2 p.m. Thursdays in October. Norman Rockwell illustrations, Saturday Evening Post covers. Rockwell’s studio open to October, 10 a.m. to  p.m. Route 1, Stockbridge.

OMI International Arts Center — Fields Sculpture Park and visitors center gallery with new works. 10 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y., 1-92-, omiartscenter.org

Sandisfield Arts Center — ‘Shodou: Traveling Along the Long Path of Writing

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Chesterwood’s ‘Nature of Glass’ show will run through Oct. 10. Photo by Kate Abbott

Japanese Calligraphy’ with Michelle Arnot through Sept. 2. Paintings / drawings by Robin Crofut-Brittingham Oct. 9 to 0, mythological and natural landscapes.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 1-2-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Monthly rotating exhibits by local artists. Maker space with screen printing shop, sewing lab, commercial kitchen, studios, meeting and event space. Timber framing workshop in Oct. and Nov. with barn raising Nov. 19. Workshops and day passes available for studio equipment. Art exhibits rotating monthly at Pittsfield First Friday Artswalk. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-26-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

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Arts — Work by award-winning photojournalist Ken Franckling, author of ‘Jazz in the Key of Light,’ in October. Monthly rotating art exhibits and artswalk celebrations on first Fridays. Cabarets, children’s concerts, WordxWord poetry and story slams and more. 2 Whitney Ave., Pittsfield. 1--029, thewhit.org

Williams College Museum of Art — David Zink Yi solo show of life-sized carved mollusks and wooden sound sculptures opens Oct 6: Born in Peru and trained as a sculptor in Germany, Zink Yi has studied percussion in Cuba for more than a decade, and many of his videos reflect the influence of Afro-Caribbean music. ‘State of Obedience’ works in many media by Matthew Ronay, Barklay Hendricks, Mary Ellen Mark, Patty

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The North Bennington Sculpture Show offers work in many media. Photo by Kate Abbott

Chang, Glenn Ligon and others addressing violence, unease and stances against unjust actions, opens Oct. . ‘Ritual Series’ by Michale Singer, sculpture on bronze, iron, copper, granite, stone and wood. Student Choice tours 1 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 29 to Nov. 19. Ongoing shows: The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art 169-191; Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections; Object Lab: Art across the Disciplines; Sol LeWitt: On the Wall. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 19-229, wcma.williams.edu

Southern Vermont

Bennington Center for the Arts — From the permenant collection: Women in

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art, Impressions of New England from the Laumeister Fine Arts Competition, “The Hunters,” “The Hunted,” Birds. Covered Bridge Museum, American Indian art, wildlife art, bird carvings by Floyd Scholz and a collection of Eric Sloane paintings. Hours 10 a.m. to  p.m. Friday to Sunday.  Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt. 02-21, thebennington.org

Bennington College — VBS (violent burning sunset) in Usdan Gallery Sept. 20 to Oct. 16: Material artworks in grey tones and works in vivid color. 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Bennington Museum — Jane Stickle Quilt annual display through Oct. 10. “Milton Avery’s Vermont,” solo exhibit on the Ameri-

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can colorist painter through Nov. 6, paintings, watercolors and sketches. Duane Michaels, “Photographs from the Floating World,” through Oct. 0. Paintings by Mark Barry through Oct. 2. Paper Gallery, “Grandma” Moses gallery, textiles, ceramics and weather vanes to drawings, paintings and sculpture. Hours: 10 a.m. to  p.m. Thursday through Tuesday.  Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Marble House Project — Artseed free talks, performances, open studios and more on Tuesdays through October with artists-in-residence. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show — 19th annual group show of  nationally known and local artists, outdoor and large-scale work curated by Joe Chirchirillo, through Oct. 2 in the Sculpture Park,  Main St., North Bennington. 201-9-9062 Southern Vermont Arts Center — ‘Chromatic’ National Fall Exhibit through Oct. 16, ‘Creation’ by Kathryn Wiegers and 20 Years Retrospective with David Brewster through Oct. . ‘Harmonic Resonance: Return to the Mythic,’ Terry Hauptman and Hugh Joudry, Oct.  to Nov. 11. Outdoor sculpture

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Berkshire Museum shows Northwestern art including Stan Wamiss’ Thunderbird. Photo courtesy Berkshire Museum

and trails. Hours 10 a.m. to  p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to  p.m. Sunday. 90 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-10, svac.org

Vermont Arts Exchange — Nova Scotia series by Mallory Bratton Rich, paintings inspired by a 201 trip. through Dec. 2, Taconic Spine, 0 Richville Road, Manchester, Vt. Exhibits, concerts and events. Art workshops at locations in North Bennington. 02-29, vtartexchange.org

New York State

Art OMI — OMI International Arts Center, Field Sculpture Park and rotating gallery exhibits of contemporary artwork: Rob Fisher’s

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Omi Pond House, Folkert de Jong’s metal sculpture involving war and tragedy, Freya Powell’s ‘Active Turn: Home’ steel zoetrope, Andreas Savva’s ‘Oval Frontiers’ and more. visitors center open 11 a.m. to  p.m. daily year-round. Residencies in art, music, writing. 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Columbia County Council on the Arts — Hours 11 a.m. to  p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 1 to  p.m. Saturday. 209 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 1-61-621. artscolumbia.org

Salem Art Works — Cary House Gallery. Outdoor sculpture park, trails. Public welcome for self-guided tours year-round, 9 a.m. to  p.m. Monday to Friday from October to May. Guided tours in office

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hours; call ahead. Workshops in painting, ceramics, glassblowing, blacksmithing and more. Studio space and equipment for metalcasting, glass, woodworking, forge, print shop, welding. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 1--6, salemartorks.org

Spencertown Academy — Painter Scott Thomas Balfe and photographer Jane McWhorter, winners of last year’s Spencertown Academy juried regional art exhibition, Sept. 2 to Oct. 9. Annual juried art show Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, curated by Nicole Hays, curator of the Fields Sculpture Park and Gallery at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, N.Y. Gallery hours: 1 p.m. to  p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 90 State Route 20, Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org.

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Art comes in full color at local museums this fall — Jamie Wyeth’s ‘Catching Pollen’ at Norman Rockwell Museum, left; Milton Avery’s colorist paintings at the Bennington Museum, abovel and Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ at Mass MoCA, below.

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Monday Oct. 3

Wednesday Oct. 5

Bennington College — Chamber jazz duo PoetryMusic, Chris Lee on vibes/percussion and Colleen O’Brien on voice/cello, combines poetry, music and visual images,  p.m. in the Deane Carriage Barn 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Williams College Museum of Art — David Zink Yi rehearsal 11 a.m. to repare for solo show of life-sized mollusks and wooden sound sculptures. Born in Peru and trained in Germany, Zink Yi has studied percussion in Cuba for more than 10 years, and Afro-Caribbean music influences his work. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu

Music

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club — Monthly meeting and talk, ‘Cuba: Birds, People, Cars and Cigars’ with Rich Guthrie, Host of WAMC Public Radio Talk Show ‘Birding With Rich Guthrie,’  p.m. Guardian Life Insurance, 00 South St. Pittsfield hoffmannbirdclub.org

Tuesday Oct. 4 Art

Clark Art Institute — Expolring Text and Image in the

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Ghana ThinkTank is visiting the Wiliams College Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of WCMA

Spanish golden Age, talk 12:0 p.m. The Convenient Fiction of Authorship, :0 p.m.: Clark Fellow Martha Buskirk explores copyright in the art world, issues of authorship, ownership and interest in their intersection. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20; clarkart.edu

Williams College Museum of Art — David Zink Yi rehearsal 1:10 p.m. to repare for solo show of life-sized carved mollusks and wooden sound sculptures. Born in Peru and trained as a sculptor in Germany, Zink Yi has studied percussion in Cuba for more than a decade, and many of his videos Table of contents

reflect the influence of Afro-Caribbean music. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu Books and Writing

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Poetry & Fiction Series: Mark Wunderlich,  p.m. Poet with three collections reads from his work. Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu

Marble House Project — Artseed readings by novelists Carin Clevidence and Virginia Zimmerman, 6 p.m., free. Artists in residence present their work. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

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Books and Writing

Bennington College — Poetry at Bennington presents Mary Ruefle ‘, author of My Private Property (2016) and nine other books of poetry,  p.m. Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu Conversations

Berkshire Theatre Group — Creating a Trauma-informed Community, :0 p.m. Talk to increase awareness about

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mental health and the way teachers, lawyers, police officers, business owners and locals respond. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org

:0 to  p.m. Born in Peru and trained as a sculptor in Germany, Zink Yi has studied percussion in Cuba for more than 10 years, and many of his videos reflect the influence of Afro-Caribbean music. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu

Music

Bennington College — The Power of Drum  p.m., clinic and concert with Will Calhoun, Jonathan Joseph and Ronnie Burrage. Deane Carriage Barn 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Common Folk — Moon Hooch in concert  p.m. Elks Lodge , 100 Eagle St., North Adams. explorenorthadams.com Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Berkshire residents get in free, first Wednesdays. Evening at the Beaver Ponds walk and talk 6 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 1-6-020, masaudubon.org Info: Directory

Birds are flying — and some stay yearround, like the Great Horned Owl. Courtesy photo by Brendan Lally

Hoffmann Bird Club — Springside Park bird walk,  a.m. Looking for songbirds and sparrows. Route , Pittsfield. 1-262, hoffmannbirdclub.org Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

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Thursday Oct. 6 Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Williams College Museum of Art — David Zink Yi solo show of life-sized carved mollusks and wooden sound sculptures opens

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Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘NASA’s Apollo Missions,’ :0 p.m. with Dr. John Delano of SUNY Albany,  Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Williams College — Inequality and Climate Justice,  p.m., Maxine Burkett ‘9, Associate Professor of Law at University of Hawaii at Mānoa, explores the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities. Griffin Hall Room ,  Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — Jonathan Edwards,  p.m.

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Country classics from a four-decade career. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 199-, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Community

Melissa Matsuki Lillie’s work will appear at the Berkshire Museum at First Fridays. Photo courtesy of Artswalk

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May,  p.m. with talkback: An artist is on trial for selling a lost Vermeer to a Nazi. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

Friday Oct. 7 Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental

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performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

First Fridays Artswalk — Regional artists hold receptions for  to  p.m. monthly shows at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, the Berkshire Museum and more than a dozen popup locations and galleries. Tours leave from the Intermodal Center. Celebration at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave. North and South Streets, Pittsfield.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — The Visual Poetry of

Suburban Pittsfield by Artist Morris Bennet, paintings around the city, opens  to  p.m. as part of Artswalk. Show through Oct. 29. 2 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. 199-9, discoverpittsfield.com Norman Rockwell Museum — Meet Rockwell’s Models  p.m. and find out what it was like to pose for him. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29100; nrm.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Monthly art opening in the Bingo gallery as part of Artswalk.  to  p.m. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-269600, shirecitysanctuary.com Table of contents

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Bennington First Friday — Downtown celebration with live music, shops open, live entertainment, gallery tour and art walk, fun at the Chocolate shop, jazz concerts at the Masonic Hall, opening nights at Oldcastle Theatre and more,  to  p.m., Routes  and 9, Bennington, Vt. 02-2-, betterbennington.com Film

Norman Rockwell Museum — ‘My Man Godfrey’ Rockwellian Movie Night :0 p.m.: a homeless man becomes butler to an eccentric rich family following a scavenger hunt in Manhattan. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29100; nrm.org Halloween

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com

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Music

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Local musicians in Jazz about Town jazz crawl at locations downtown and opening of monthlong exhibit of work by award-winning photojournalist Ken Franckling who will sign his book, ‘Jazz in the Key of Light’  to  p.m. at The Whit, 2 Wendell Ave. BerkshiresJazz.org Vermont Arts Exchange — Eric Despard Latin Jazz Quartet  p.m. in Main Street Music Series. Masonic Hall, 0 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 02-2-9, vtartxchange.org

Williams College — Williams Chamber Players  p.m. High Baroque, Eastern Folk, concert of Bach, Handel, Golijov and Cowell. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, in Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with

Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

Bennington College — Student Drama Production of ‘Dry Land’  p.m. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller with four actors in dozens of roles,  p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.

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Berkshire Botanical Garden will hold a harvest festival. Photo by Kate Abbott

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Oldcastle Theatre — “The Ride Down Mount Morgan,” new Arthur Miller play — a poet turned insurance tycoon crashes his car in the snow, and the hospital summons his daughter … and two wives, :0 p.m. Main St., Bennington, Vt.

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May,  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi tries to prove it was his own forgery. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

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Saturday Oct. 8 Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Bidwell House — Historic textiles and slow embroidery, talk and stories about household linen, common embroidery motifs, heritage and history Info: Directory

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Berkshire Botanical Garden — 2016 Harvest Festival: Art and crafts, artisans and food, giant tag sales, plant sale, bulbs and garden goods, haunted house, pony rides and games. Routes 102 and 1, Stockbridge. berkshirebotanical.org

with hands on freeform embroidery, 11 a.m. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. 1-2-6, bidwellhousemuseum.org

Clark Art Institute — Sensing Place: Plein Air Watercolors 10 a.m. to  p.m., Marilyn Cromwell of IS1 School of the Berkshires leads a gentle hike to capture in watercolor some of the vibrant colors and forms of fall on Stone Hill. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu

Paradise City Arts — 22nd annual Fall art festival with 20 juried exhibitors in painting, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, textiles, glass and more, art and craft demonstrations, artisanal dining with local chefs and live music, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Screening of ‘Hamilton’s America’ and silent auction. Transported: Planes, Traisn and Automobies exhibit, family activities and sculpture garden. Three County Fairgrounds,  Old Ferry Road at Route 9, Northampton. paradisecityarts.com Table of contents

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The Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon will offer a tour inside the former Great Stone Barn at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8. Image by Walter Smalling Jr. Courtesy of Shaker Museum

Shire city Sanctuary — Sewing circle 1 to  p.m. with instruction on new machines; projects welcome. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-26-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com Books

Clark Art Institute — New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult speaks 1 and  p.m. about her new novel, ‘Small Great Things,’ the story of Ruth Jefferson, a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital, with signings at 2 p.m. and a reception at . 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Music & More — Simon Winchester hosts novelist, essayist and Natioal Book Critics Circle Awardwinner Nicholson Baker, :0 p.m. Meetinghouse, 1 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. 1-229-219, newmarlborough.org Community

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including local foods and preserving, farming, historic buildings, music and art. Visitors Center, Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 120-26, beholdnewlebanon.org

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Berkshire Coaching Weekend — Horses and carriages drive Berkshire back roads from Orleton Farm in Stockbridge to Elm Court Estate in Lenox, leaving at 11 a.m. and arriving at noon. Presentation of coaches at noon with picnic lunch. Coaches leave Elm Court at 1:1 p.m. berkshirecoachingweekend.com

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. Legends Train with story of the Hoosac Tunnel, local ghost stories and walking tour of South view cemetery at dusk, :0 p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North

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Mass MoCA — Suite for the Summer Rain / Dance of the Yellow Leaf,’  p.m. Film composer / singer-songwriter Peter Salett’s meditative music unspools alongside Michael Arthur’s improvised art illustrations. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1662-2111, massmoca.org

Adams; about an hour round trip,  miles. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Piston Poppers — Wings, Wheels and Warbirds Car Show, 10 a.m. to  p.m. Municipal Airport, 2 Tamarack Road, Pittsfield. 1--990, discoverpittsfield.com

Film

Images Cinema — ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ animated film, 2 p.m. A storyteller in a coastal town accidentally summons a mythical spirit and sets out to save his family and learn the story of his Samurai father. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1--109, imagescinema.org

Food

Hancock Shaker Village — Harvest Supper.  p.m.: Tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and

Morris Bennet’s suburban paintings appear all month. Image courtesy of Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield

1, Pittsfield. 1-01; hancockshakervillage.org Halloween

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — Liz Longley: Weightless Tour,  p.m. Award-

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winning singer / songwriter who has won top honors at songwriting competitions across the country. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 199-, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — ’Tristan und Isolde,’ live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, noon. Pre-broadcast talk 10 a.m. with composer Scott Eyerly. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

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Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Local musicians in Jazz about Town jazz crawl at locations downtown and exhibit by award-winning photojournalist Ken Franckling, author of ‘Jazz in the Key of Light,’ at Whitney Center, 2 Wendell Ave. BerkshiresJazz.org

Williams College — Musekiwa Chingodza, visiting artist from Zimbabwe and international performer on mbira (thumb piano), ngoma (drum) and hosho (gourd percussion),  p.m. Free. BrooksRogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Info: Directory

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Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Berkshire Summit Hike 9:0 a.m., 6mile round trip to Race Brook Falls and Mount Race in Mount Washington State Forest. Meets at trail head. 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

Steepletop — Walk through the groudns with head gardener 10 a.m. to noon with a selection of Millay’s nature poetry. Home of Pulitzer prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Gardens, grounds and nature trail marked with lines from Millay poems. 6 East Hill Road off Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y. 192-62, millay.org

Williams College — Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association keynote  p.m. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu Theater

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Oldcastle Theatre — “The Ride Down Mount Morgan,” new Arthur Miller play — an insurance tycoon crashes his car in the snow, and the hospital summons his two wives, 2 and :0 p.m. Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Liz Longley will perform Oct. 8 at the Colonial Theatre with BTG. Courtesy photo by Bob Longley

President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26, barringtonstageco.org

Bennington College — Student Drama Production of ‘Dry Land’  p.m. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller with four actors in dozens of roles,  p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

Green Mountain Academy — ‘National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors,’ Live in HD, a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the host of The Late Late Show,  p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester, Vt. 026-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ :0 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org Table of contents

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Shakespeare & Co. — Staged reading of Hamlet with Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story and The Big Short) and company actors,  p.m. 0 Kemble St., Lenox. 1-6-1199, shakespeare.org WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May, 2 and  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

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Arrowhead — En Plain Air painting day, artists and spectators wel-

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come. Rain date Oct. 9. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Clark Art Institute — Violence in the Air: Painting for King Philip IV’s Hunting Lodge, talk  p.m. with Margaret Carroll, professor of art at Wellesley College. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Paradise City Arts — 22nd annual Fall art festival with 20 juried exhibitors in painting, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, textiles, glass and mroe, art and craft demonstrations, artisanal dining, live music, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Screening of ‘Hamilton’s America’ and silent auction. Planes, Trains and Automobies exhibit,

Peter Mulvey will perform free in North Adams. Photo courtesy of Peter Mulvey

family activities and sculpture garden. Three County Fairgrounds,  Old Ferry Road at Route 9, Northampton. paradisecityarts.com

Sandisfield Arts Center — Fairy Tales Brought to Life,  p.m.: Baritone Ben Luxon and Sandisfield Players present stories from around the world inspired by the art of Robin Crofut-Brittingham. Opening reception for show of Crofut-Brittingham’s mythological and natural landscapes, 2 p.m.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 12-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org Community

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bration of Mount Greylock noon to  p.m. with music, food, craft beer and local wine, vendors and demonstrations, camp fire and pumpkin decorating. 9 a.m. halfmarathon and 10 a.m. K run. Adams Visitors Center,  Hoosac St., Adams. exploreadams.com

Autumn in Austerlitz — 20th annual festival 11 a.m. to  p.m. with farmers market, 10s reenactors, live music, antiques, children’s entertainment, silent auction, quilt raffle and hot and cold fare. Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y. 1-92-0062, oldausterlitz.org

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and crafts, artisans and food, giant tag sales, plant sale, bulbs and garden goods, haunted house, pony rides and games. Routes 102 and 1, Stockbridge. berkshirebotanical.org Berkshire Coaching Weekend — Horses and carriages drive Berkshire back roads from Orleton Farm in Stockbridge to Southmayd Farm, a private residence, leaving at 11 a.m. and arriving at noon. Coaches return to Stockbridge between 1:1 and 1:0 p.m. berkshirecoachingweekend.com Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic RailInfo: Directory

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way narrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; about an hour,  miles. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Rides around the big field in leaf season. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-29-29, thetrustees.org

Hoffmann Bird Club — Stafford Hill bird walk,  a.m. Looking for migrating birds and sparrows. Meet at Allendale Shopping Center, Cheshire Road, Pittsfield. 1--961, hoffmannbirdclub.org

Film

Images Cinema — ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ animated film, 12:0 p.m. A storyteller in a coastal town accidentally summons a mythical spirit and sets out to save his family and learn the story of his Samurai father. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1--109, imagescinema.org Halloween

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 12 Church St., North Adams. 1-666, houghtonmansionghosttours.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Table of contents

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Paradise City Arts Festival brings demonstrations. Courtesy photo

Music

Leavitt Amp Concert Series — Peter Mulvey performs 2 p.m., Indy folk / rock singer / songwriter known for wry lyrics and percussive guitar. Free concert in Colegrave Park, North Adams. 1662-20, leavittampnorthadams.com

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Local musicians in Jazz about Town crawl. Exhibit by photojournalist Ken Franckling, author

of ‘Jazz in the Key of Light,’ Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave. BerkshiresJazz.org

South Mountain Music Festival — Johannes String Quartet and Richard Stoltzman, clarinet,  p.m. Routes  and 20, Pittsfield. 1-22106, southmountainconcerts.org

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Fall Foliage Wagon Rides 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Naumkeag — Wildlife Photography 10 a.m., Workshop with birders and photographers. Watercolors with a View, art workshop in the gardens.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29 est. 00, thetrustees.org Theater

Barrington Stage Co. — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 126-, barringtonstageco.org Bennington College — Student Drama

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Production of ‘Dry Land’  p.m. VAPA Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller,  p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ 2 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Oldcastle Theatre — “The Ride Down Mount Morgan,” Arthur Miller — an insurance tycoon crashes his car in the snow, and the hospital summons his two wives, :0 p.m. Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Horses and carriages promenade in their annual Berkshire Coaching Weekend. Courtesy photos

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ 2 p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com Info: Directory

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History through the land

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African American Trail — A program of the Housatonic Heritage to celebrate African Americans. In the Berkshire region, AfricanAmericanTrail.org — in Vermont, historicsites.vermont.gov/vt_ history/african_americans

Ashintully Gardens — Grounds of Berkshire Cottage estate, trails and gardens open 1 to  p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. . Hike to the ruins of the former mansion or explore the landscaped paths and water ways created over the course of decades by John McLennan, a composer of modern music. Free. Soden Road, Tyringham, Trustees of Reservations. 1-2929, thetrustees.org

Ashley House — Site on the African American Heritage trail tells the story of Elizabeth Freeman, who sued for her freedom in 11, helping to end slavery in Massachusetts. Outdoor exhibit on Freeman’s life and legacy and grounds open daily, year-round, for self-guided tours. 11 Cooper Hill Road, Sheffield. 1-29-29, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

Arrowhead — Historic house where Herman

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Kids jump into the hay at Hancock Shaker Village. Photo courtesy of HSV

Melville wrote “Moby-Dick.” House tours, 10 a.m. to  p.m. daily, May 2 to Oct. Writer-in-residence program. Grounds open free with walking trails, summer art exhibits, Michael Melle straw sculptures and nature trail. Home of the Berkshire Historical Society. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org

Bascom Lodge — Entertainment, talks, hikes, music, Sundays and Wednesdays through Columbus Day. Open daily through October. Summit of Mount Greylock, access from North Adams, Adams or Lanesborough. 1-191, bascomlodge.net

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Becket Land Trust — Becket historic quarry and trails. Quarry Museum and self-guided tour of nature preserve and 100 years of history. Becket Historic Quarry permanent exhibit now open at Mullen House Education Center. Trails open in daylight hours year round. Quarry off Route 20, 6 Quarry Road, Becket. Mullen House off-site exhibits and office at 12 Brooker Hill Road (corner Route ), North Becket Village.becketlandtrust.org. 1-62-2100 Berkshire Scenic Railway North Adams — Train Rides return to the Berkshires — BSRM’s Hoosac

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Valley Service Narrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Oct. 0. Legends Train with story of the Hoosac Tunnel, local ghost stories and walking tour of South view cemetery at dusk, :0 p.m. Oct. , 1, 22 and 29. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; about an hour for the round-trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Bidwell House Museum — Colonial history museum and historic 160s house. Antiques, early farm and garden tools, wooded trails, flower and heirloom vegetable gardens. Walks and workshops. Museum gardens and grounds — 192 acres of woods, fields, historic stone walls, trails — open all year free. 100 Art School Road, Monterey, 1-2-6, bidwellhousemuseum.org Info: Directory

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Bisbee Mill Museum — 19th-century reconstructed grist mill, blacksmith shop, woodworking shop and museum, circa-1 horsedrawn hearse to old woodworking tools, demonstrations. Open 2 to  p.m. Sundays through Columbus Day. bisbeemillmuseum.org

Bryant Homestead — Boyhood home and later summer retreat of American poet, abolitionist, conservationist and editor William Cullen Bryant. House open 11 a.m. to  p.m. Saturday and Sunday for tours. Rivulet Trail to old-growth trees, fields and sugarbush and stream in Bryant’s 12 poem. Grounds open free year-round. 20 Bryant Road, Cummington. National Historic Landmark. Trustees of Reservations, 1-2-161 ext. 110, thetrustees.org.

Chesterwood — House, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French,

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William Cullen Bryant’s home in Cummington honors the 19th-century journalist and poet. Photo by Kate Abbott

sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial. Contemporary sculpture show “The Nature of Glass” throughOct. 10. Open 10 a.m. to  p.m. daily through Columbus Day, with interpreters in the studio and residence. Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-9, chesterwood.org.

Crane Papermaking Museum — Drop-in papermaking artspace and museum documenting papermaking from 10 to today. All ages welcome for hands-on papermaking with rag pulp, screens and presses, ink and stamps. Museum hours 1 to  p.m. Monday to Friday; papermaking Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. off Route 9 and West Housatonic Street, Dalton. 1-6-60. Field Farm — 196 postmodern guest house and folly designed by Ulrich Franzen for art collector Lawrence Bloedel. Art and

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architecture tours compare architectural philosophies. Trails and grounds open daily, free.  Sloan Road, Williamstown, 1-1, thetrustees.org.

Hancock Shaker Village — Living history, farm animals, gardens and trails. 20 historic buildings with demonstrations and interpreters, summer sculpture show. Hours 10 a.m. to  p.m. daily through Nov. 1. Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1--01. hancockshakervillage.org

Lee Congregational Church — Trompe l’oeil (fool-the-eye ) stenciling, Romanesque architecture, tallest wooden-frame steeple in New England. 2 Park Place, Lee. 1-6-0.

Merwin House — Historic New England house, 1 summer retreat for William and Elizabeth Dane, with Stockbridge Room. Open for tours only on occasional set days. 1 Main St., Stockbridge. historicnewengland.org

Mission House — Mohican Museum and free selfguided walking tour of Mohican sites. Gardens and Indian Museum. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the Colonial Revival gardens at Mission House, with dooryard garden of circular brick paths enclosed by a cypress fence. A kitchen garden di-

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The River Walk celebrates Great Barrington history and writer W.E.B. DuBois. Photo courtesy of Rachel Fletcher

vided by crushed stone walkways contains 100 herbs, perennials and annuals that had culinary or medicinal value. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org.

Naumkeag — “Parallel Visions: Photographs of Gardens in China and at Naumkeag” by Lois Conner, through Columbus Day Weekend. Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 10s by McKim, Mead & White, with worldfamous gardens by Fletcher Steele — newly renovated Chinese Gardens, Blue Steps. Tours on Shaping a Landscape, Gilded-Age Berkshires, the Choate family, backstairs life and architecture.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29 (weekdays), 129-1 (weekends).

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North Adams Museum — History and science exhibits from American Indian art, immigration, World Wars to local businesses, railroads, politics and ballooning. Fort Massachusetts barracks room replica with film, models, diary excerpts from Chaplain Rev. John Norton, an eye witness to the 16 siege; black light gallery, topographical map. Open Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to  p.m. and Sunday 1 to  p.m. History and Science Building A, Western Heritage Gateway State Park, Route , North Adams, 1-66-00, northadamshistory.org Quaker Meeting House — Built in 12 by East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, place of

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worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony. Free tours by Adams Historical Society, Adams Historical Commission, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum. Open 1 to  p.m. Sundays through Oct. Maple Street Cemetery, Adams. adamshistorical.org.

Sheffield Historical Society — Old Stone Store with rotating exhibits. ‘Vietnam: Through the Soldier’s Eyes’ at the 0th anniversary of the war, Sept. 10 through Oct. 16. weekends 11 a.m. to  p.m. 19 to 161 Main St., Sheffield. Dan Raymond House Museum and Mark Dewey Research Center. 1-229-269, sheffieldhistory.weebly.com

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace — Americal civil rights leader and suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s historic house and exhibits about her career. Rural, Federalstyle home, portrait gallery, legacy room, and birthing room, shows family and work life in the early 100s. Open 10 a.m. to  p.m., Thursday through Monday, through Columbus Day weekend. 6 East Road, Adams. 1--121, susanbanthonybirthplace.org

Ventfort Hall — Museum of the Gilded Age, Tuesday talks series in summer Open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to  p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to  p.m.; and weekends and holidays 10

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An old phonograph holds an LP at the North Adams Museum of Science and History. Photo by Kate Abbott

a.m. to  p.m. 10 Walker St., Lenox. 1-6-206, GildedAge.org.

Western Gateway — Former railway yard tells the story of the Hoosac railway tunnel. Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Visitors Museum, 11 State St., North Adams, 1-66-612.

Williamstown History Museum — Historical exhibits free and open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to  p.m. History talks, children’s discovery room and research center. In Milne Public Library, 109 Main St., Williamstown. (1) -2160, williamstownhistory.org.

W.E.B. DuBois Center— The Du Bois Center at Great Barrington’s new Museum of Civil Rights Pioneers. Hours— weekends, 11 a.m. to  p.m., 6 Main

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St., Great Barington; DuBoisCenterGB.org.

W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite — National Historic Site, Boyhood home of the internationally acclaimed Civil Rights leader, scholar, activist and writer known for “Souls of Black Folk” and other works, who was born and raised in Great Barrington and returned there frequently over the course of his long life. Free one-hour guided tours 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. . Free onehour guided walking tours of places in downtown Great Barrington associated with Du Bois  p.m. Saturdays and  p.m. Sundays through Oct. , meeting at DuBois River Garden Park, Church Street. Halfmile long interpretive trail, open to the public from dawn to dusk, leads to the

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A re-enactor carries a flag. Photo by Walter J. Engels courtesy of the Bidwell House

foundation of his boyhood home and tells the story of his life. Route 2, west of Route 1. duboishomesite.org.

Southern Vermont

Bennington Battle Monument — The tallest structure in Vermont, commemorates the Battle of Bennington in the Revolutionary War, Aug. 16, 1. Elevator to the top. Open from 9 a.m. to  p.m. daily through Oct. 1. 1 Monument Circle, Old Bennington. 02--00. benningtonbattlemonument.com

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Bennington Historical Society — Meeting and local history talk 2 p.m. third Sundays, Bennington Museum. Route 9, Bennington, Vt.

Dollhouse and Toy Museum — Collection of dollhouses, from a simple cape cod house to elaborate Victorian houses, trains and trucks. Open 1 to  p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons year round. 212 Union St., Bennington, Vt. dollhouseandtoymuseumofvermont.com

Dorset Historical Society — Bley House Museum, ex-

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hibits of Dorset history and art with Fenton stoneware, paintings by Dorset artists, Marble Gallery on 10 years of quarrying, hauling, and finishing marble in Dorset and East Dorset for buildings including the Old Customs House in Erie, Penn., and the New York Public Library. Route 0 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, Vt. dorsetvthistory.org

Hildene — Mansion of Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, open 9:0 a.m. to :0 p.m. daily: Robert and Mary’s home, goat dairy at Hildene Farm, Pullman car Sunbeam and about 12 miles of walking trails. Guided tours 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June to September. Celebration of Peonies in late May and early June: Thousands of blooms in the formal garden, many from the original 190 plants. 100 Hildene Road off Route A, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-1, hildene.org Park McCullough House — Historic mansion with house tours and concerts in the Carriage Barn. Exhibit on 60-acre Hall Farm with artifacts, photographs, books, maps, tools and stories. House open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to  p.m. Sunday through Oct. 10. Grounds and gardens open daily, dawn to dusk, free with access to trails. 1 Park St., North Bennington, Vt. 022-1, parkmccullough.org

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Center,  Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. BeholdNewLebanon.org

Robert Frost Stone House — “Sunday Afternoons with Frost” free talks at the house where Frost lived and wrote “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Museum open 10 a.m. to  p.m., Wednesday to Sunday Sept. 1 to 0 and daily Oct. 1 to 0. 121 Historic Route A, South Shaftsbury, Vt. 02--6200, frostfriends.org/stonehouse.html

New York State

Austerlitz Historical Society — Living history museum of post-and-beam houses, a

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Gardens and grounds are open year-round at Park McCullough House in North Bennington. Photo by Kate Abbott

granary, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, church and historic buildings at Old Austerlitz, Route 22, Austerlitz. N.Y. 1-920062, oldausterlitz.org

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs on Saturdays through October: Topics include nature walks, cooking and food, the speedway, auctioneering, farming, historic house restoration, local history, homesteading, Shaker historic tours, wild and tame birds and animals, music, pottery, foraging, vintage printing presses and more. Visitors

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Columbia County Historical Society — 100th anniversary year. Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse c. 10, whose schoolmaster may have inspired the character in Wahsington Irving’s story, and Lukyas Van Alen House c. 1, a house museum representing 1th-century rural Dutch farm life in the Hudson River Valley, at 29 Route 9; James Vanderpoel House c. 119 with paintings from the collection, at 16 Broad St.; museum and library with galleries of changing exhibitions, a research library and reading room at  Albany Ave., Kinderhook, N.Y. cchsny.org

Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon — Historic Shaker buildings including Great Stone Barn and Kidspace in the Poultry House. “Wash: There is no dirt in heaven,” daily work of Shaker women and men in communal laundry, engineered waterpower systems, dams, ponds, and aqueducts that ran the mechanical wash-mill and elevators to lift clothes from the wash room to the drying attic. Museum hours 10 a.m. to  p.m., Fridays to Mondays, to Oct. 10, with guided tours 12:0 and 2:0 p.m., new tour to the North Family Shaker Cemetery and Community Memorial. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. shakerml.org

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A fisherman wades by the covered bridge in West Cornwall, Conn. Photo by Kate Abbott

Spanning 200 years

At the door of the town hall, a man stepped aside to let me in. He was wearing a dark blue uniform jacket and a Union soldier’s cap and carrying a bayonetted rifle. I had come to explore Cornwall and West Cornwall, Conn., in Northwestern Connecticut, and I’d happened on a performance for the Cornwall Historical Society: Civil War letters and music. The performers stood out. Richard Schlesinger, a television news correspondent for  years, had just won his 11th Emmy Award — and Rick Spencer, an internationally performing banjo player, guitarist and singer, spent 20 years as a staff musician at Mystic Seaport. His music today reminded me of the sea chanties he

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must have sung there. It was working music, music men sang in camp and on the march, and it leant a depth of sadness to the letters, which were not all sad on the surface. Josiah Corbin, who enlisted at 1, wrote gentle and detailed accounts home, talking about life in camp. The soldiers had to buy candles if they wanted to stay up past roll call at :0, he told his wife. They used candles made from a wax found in the heads of sperm whales, and one candle might last two evenings. So writing home was not cheap. But the next time we heard from Josiah he was in hospital, just released from a prisoner of war camp, suffering from scurvey.

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John Sedgewick wrote in shame after the battle of Bull Run, which he did not see, saying that whole regiments had fled without firing a shot. Mark Nickerson recalled in 1910 his march into the batte of Malvern Hill on July 1, 162. The night before, the men had sat together “telling their chums what to do and where to write if they were killed.” They had been out of rations for 6 hours. And Schlesinger had to pause and recover his voice before he could read about the young soldier tearing up his love letters so that no one else would read them if he died. His words and the songs fit easily into the fall day. The men and boys of Cornwall, camped in the mud,

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Downtown West Cornwall is a quiet village of historic buildings like the old railroad station, local shops with books and ceramics, a café ... and the occasional homegrown vegetable stand. Photos by Kate Abbott

were writing and singing about their farms and families. In Henry Clay Work’s lyrics, “the final song and the sweetest one is the song of the girls at home.” And how much has changed? The roads are paved, the hills are covered with maple trees, and the cattle have largely gone. But Still, the Homegrown Band, playing at the monthly Cornwall Contradance the night before, could have played this tune. The wooden covered bridge still spans the river in West Cornwall. Todd Piker makes wood-fired pots at Cornwall Bridge pottery. Fly fishers in waiders cluster along the Housatonic. The three Cornwalls that

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make up the town — Cornwall, West Cornwall and Cornwall Bridge — are quiet places today, three small centers in a network of double-lane back roads. But West Cornwall is a beautiful place to walk, a town of wooden colonial houses and vegetable stands and signs inviting entries to a contest for photographs of black bears. Along the river people often see herons and eagles. And in Cornwall proper the plaque outside the town hall reminds me that the town once reached as far as Hawaii. Cornwall had a foreign mission school from 11 to 126, and among its students Hawaiian young men and Marquesans,

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Hindu and Bengali, Chinese and Malay, Chocktaw, Abenaki and Cherokee boys came to study. The school closed after two students became engaged to local women. As Columbus Day approaches and I think of soldiers’ letters, I wonder about those two young couples. How did they meet, and how did they get to know each other? What did they talk about on fall evenings over a candle? What happened to them when the town turned them away? I like to think of them here, Elias Boudinot and Harriet Gold, walking hand in hand on a fall evening before the nights got too cold. — Kate Abbott

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Monday Oct. 10

The annual Greylock Ramble invites hikers up the mountain.

Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Paradise City Arts — 22nd annual Fall art festival with 20 juried exhibitors in painting, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, textiles, glass and mroe, art and craft demonstrations, artisanal dining, live music and silent auction 10 a.m. to  p.m. Planes, Trains and Automobies exhibit, family activities and sculpture garden. Three County Fairgrounds,  Old Ferry Road at Route 9, Northampton. paradisecityarts.com Books and Writing

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ist Geraldine Brooks reads from ‘The Secret Chord,’ a novel drawing on the life of King David,  p.m. 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-62-2200, northshire.com

Community

Berkshire Carousel — Raptor Project birds visit the carousel. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 1-990, berkshirecarousel.com

Berkshire Coaching Weekend — Horses and carriages drive Berkshire back roads from Orleton Farm in Stockbridge to The Mount at 2

Plunkett St. in Lenox, leaving at 11 a.m., passing through Stockbridge at 11:1 and arriving at noon. Presentation of coaches at noon. Coaches leave The Mount at 1:1 p.m. berkshirecoachingweekend.com

49th Annual Mount Greylock Ramble — Columbus Day hike from downtown Adams and base of Cheshire Harbor Trail. Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival will celebrate Ilvermorny, J.K. Rowling’s U.S. School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at the summit. Raffle for an official Harry Potter or Hermione Granger wand. 

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a.m. to  p.m. exploreadams.com

Naumkeag — Tours free for Massachusetts residents, and 10:0 a.m. architecture talk.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-2929 est. 00, thetrustees.org Film

Images Cinema — ‘Bringing Up Baby,’  p.m. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant chase a lost lepoard in this comedy classic. Part of 100 Years of Images: A Centennial Film Series. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1-109, imagescinema.org

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Tuesday Oct. 11

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. williams.edu

Art

Bennington College — Visual Arts Lecture Series: Mariam Ghani, artist, writer, filmmaker and teacher with widely exhibited researchbased practice spanning video, installation, photography, performance and text.  p.m. Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Conversations

Columbia County Historical Society — Dutch Food and Ceramics: Historian Ruth Piwonka will present a program on Dutch kitchens, kitchen artifacts and activities,  p.m. 16 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y. 1-926, cchsny.org

Music

Marble House Project — Artseed performance by Boston-based songwriter and string player Sam Moss, original and interpreted folk songs and instrumental

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guitar; 6 p.m., free. Open studios follow with poet, essayist and performance artist LeVan D. Hawkins; Danish performance artist Jette Ellgaard; filmmaker Emma PiperBurket. Artists in residence present their work. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

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Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — Introduction to the Public Art Process workshop :0 p.m. 2 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

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Novelist Brando Skyhorse will read. Photo courtesy of Benningto College

Books and Writing

Bennington College — New literature faculty member Brando Skyhorse, author of ’The Madonnas of Echo Park’ and ‘Take This Man: A Memoir’ will read,  p.m. Franklin, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu. Conversations

Williams College — Mark Tercek on Global Conservation, :0 p.m. President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the global conservation organization, and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.

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Images Cinema — ‘The Hand that Feeds,’  p.m., documentary on a popular bakery café in the Upper East Side where undocumented immigrant workers face harsh conditions and Mahoma López leads a dangerous effort to make a change. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1-109, imagescinema.org Music

Williams College — Song workshop with singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon,  p.m. — she will return Nov.  to present Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, a new opera with Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, adapted from postapocalyptic novel about a woman in futuristic Los Angeles. Directing studio, Williamstown. williams.edu Info: Directory

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Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Growing Garlic workshop 10 a.m. Routes 1 and 102, Stockbridge. 1-29-926, berkshirebotanical.org

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds walk and talk 6 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 16-020, massaudubon.org Theater

Barrington Stage Co. — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26, barringtonstageco.org

Thursday Oct. 13 Art

Williams College — Michelle Smith, leading photography scholar at Art Institute of Chicago, speaks in her book in progress, ‘Photographic Returns,’ Table of contents

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WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece,’  p.m. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

IS183 hosts Arts Night Out. Courtesy photo

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:0 p.m. Schapiro Hall, 2 Hopkins Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Everly Brothers Experience by the Bird Dogs,  p.m. Tribute to the country-rock duo that inspired the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and Buddy Holly. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org Williams College — Workshop with singer-songwriterguitarist Toshi Reagon, 1 p.m. with assistant professt of Africana Studies Rashida Bragg’s

AFR 1 Groovin’ the Written Word and professor Robert Baker-White’s Intro to Theatre — Reagon will return Nov.  to present Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, a new opera adapted from postapocalyptic novel. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Theater

Barrington Stage Co. — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. with talkback at 9. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

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IS183 — Arts Night Out  p.m.: Tintype portraits with Bill Wright, 19th-century technique sith silver-coated plates. Citizen’s Hall, 1 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-22, is1.org Norman Rockwell Museum — Norman Rockwell in Detail, 1:0 p.m. adventures in illustration. Route 1, Stockbridge. 129-100, nrm.org

Books and Writing

The Bookstore — Five Sextillion Atoms,  p.m. Jayne Benjulian reads poetry. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, 1-6-90, bookstoreinlenox.com Community

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and Dance  p.m. with more than  drumming artists to benefit the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center’s year round environmental education and 2 acres of highland boreal forest in Windsor Koussevitsky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, 10 West. St. Pittsfield tamarackhollownature andculturalcenter.org Cirque du Hope Gala — Berkshire County Kids’ Place benefit :0 to 10:0 p.m. with dinner, music, dancing, community awards, silent auction. Crowne Plaza, 1 West St., Pittsfield. 1-99-200, discoverpittsfield.com

Local Living Economies — Three-day summit to tap creative life in the Hudson, Berkshire and Pioneer region. Inn at Shaker Mill Farm, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-0-10, nelivingecon.weebly.com Conversations

Sheffield Historical Society — From Field and Forest, :0 p.m. talk:

Spectrum Playhouse — Berkshire Voice  p.m., music talent competition. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org Theater

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot will play the Mahaiwe. Courtesy photo

Harvesting and preserving the bounty of the season. Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield. 1-229269, sheffieldhistory.weebly.com Halloween

Haunted Hayride — Purgatory Road annual ride, ‘Beware the Plague’  to 10 p.m. to benefit teen suidice prevention programming and NAMI Berkshire County. Not recommended for children under 12. 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton. facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.

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 Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Ramblin’ Jack Elliot,  p.m. One of the founders of folk, mentored by Woody Guthrie. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Headline weekend with saxophonist Scott Robinson,  p.m. at Flavours of Malaysia,  North St. (entrance on McKay St.) Exhibit of work by award-winning photojournalist Ken Franckling, author of ‘Jazz in the Key of Light,’ The Whit, 2 Wendell Ave. BerkshiresJazz.org

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Barrington Stage Co. — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

The Egremont Barn — ‘The Year of Magical Thinking,’  p.m. Television actress Linda Purl in novelist, essayist and nonfiction writer Joan Didion’s adaptation of Didion’s National Book Award-winning work on the time after her husband died.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller Info: Directory

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with four actors in dozens of roles,  p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ :0 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Oldcastle Theatre — “The Ride Down Mount Morgan,” new Arthur Miller play — a poet turned insurance tycoon crashes his car in the snow, and the hospital summons his daughter and two wives, :0 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Town Players — ‘Other Desert Cities,’  p.m. Fully staged production by Jon Robin Baitz. Wyeth family fights to keep old skeletons buried. Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1-929, townplayers.org

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Scott Robinson will play Pittsfield CityJazz. Photo courtesy of Ed Bride

 p.m. Sherlock Holmes mystery dramatized from 190s radio play by East Haddam Stage Co. 10 Walker St., Lenox. 1-6206, gildedage.org

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May,  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi leader tries to prove it was his own forgery. BTG Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

Saturday Oct. 15 Art

Bennington Museum — Celebrating Milton Avery exhibit

with community day, children’s activities and free admission all day. Artist Leslie Parke celebrates her show, ‘Particle / Wave,’ in the Regional Artists Gallery  p.m. Free.  Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Mass MoCA — Nick Cave: Until opening :0 to  p.m. Artist celebrated for wearable Soundsuits turns a football-field-sized gallery into an installation with found objects, creating a meditation on racism and a performance space for dance, music, theater, pop art, spoken word, community forums and debates and more. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-662-

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Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including local foods and preserving, farming, historic buildings, music and art. Visitors Center, Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 120-26, beholdnewlebanon.org

Bizarre Bazaar — Annual art and craft sale 9 a.m. to  p.m. with more than  New England vendors: photography, prints, bake sale and raffles to benefit the Gladys Allen Brigham Center’s youth programming. 16 East St., Pittsfield, 1-21, ext. 12, discoverpittsfield.com Columbia County Historical Society — Birthday party and annual meeting with live music, cocktails and cake,  p.m. The Secret Gardener, 20 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 1--926, cchsny.org Hancock Shaker Village — Workshop weekend:

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Food for Thought includes oval boxes, weaving towels, home-brewed beer, cheesemaking 10 a.m. to  p.m. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1-01; hancockshakervillage.org

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. Legends Train with story of the Hoosac Tunnel, local ghost stories and walking tour of South view cemetery at dusk, :0 p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; about an hour,  miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Local Living Economies — Three-day summit to tap creative life in the Hudson, Berkshire and Pioneer region. Inn at Shaker Mill Farm, New Lebanon, N.Y. 10-10, nelivingecon.weebly.com Pittsfield Harvest Festival — Community celebration

Milton Avery’s colorist paintings appear at the Bennington Museum. Photo by Kate Abbott

in place of Third Thursday begins 9 a.m. at the final outdoor farmers market of the season. Live music 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eggs, cheeses, meats, breads, vegetables, baked goods, coffee and wine and more, artisans and food vendors. Pittsfield Common on Route . farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Ventfort Hall — Jewelry Appraisal Day 1 to  p.m. with Walter and Samantha Larson, the gemologist and a buyer at McII. 10 Walker St., Lenox 1-6-206, gildedage.org

Dance

Lenox Contra dance — Live music by the Russet

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Trio with aldo Lavaggi on fiddle, Peter Madsen on guitar and percussion and Eric Buddington on fiddle with caller Ron Blechner, : to 11 p.m. Intro for beginners, all dances taught, no partners or experience needed. Community Center, 6 Walker St., Lenox. 1-2-00, lenoxcontradance.org Halloween

Haunted Hayride — Purgatory Road annual ride, ‘Beware the Plague’  to 10 p.m. to benefit teen suidice prevention programming and NAMI Berkshire County. Not recommended for children under 12. 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton. facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted

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13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Clark Art Institute — Williams College A Cappella 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Ephlats co-ed group performs in the morning and Springstreeters all-male group in the afternoon. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu Close Encounters with Music — Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs Info: Directory

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Haydn, Chaikovsky and Shostakovich, 6 p.m. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

Mass MoCA — Benjamin Clementine, London-based singer-songwriter, poet and pianist compared to Nina Simone and Edith Piaf, :0 p.m. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1662-2111; massmoca.org

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — The Karrin Allyson Trio :0 p.m. Vocalist Karrin Allyson performs from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazzbook with her trio appears and America’s Big Band, the U.S. Army’s 19piece Jazz Ambassadors. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Sandisfield Arts Center — Easy Ridin’ Papas,  p.m. Table of contents

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land woods. BoydQuinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

Benjamin Clementine will perform at Mass MoCA. Courtesy photo by Rainer Knäpper

Will Conklin on trumpet/cornet, vocals and kazoo, and Adam Brown on vocals and parlor, arch top and resonator guitars, with country blues, jazz, western swing, southern gospel and jugband and originals on vintage instruments.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 12-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Spectrum Playhouse — Berkshire Voice  p.m., music talent competition. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Smartphone Photography, 2 p.m. Nature im-

ages workshop on the trails. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-29-29, thetrustees.org

Mass Audubon — Art in the Barn 1 to  p.m. Opening for statewide wildlife and nature photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors. Exhibit through Oct. 0. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary. 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 16-020, massaudubon.org Theater

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Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller with four actors in dozens of roles,  p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ :0 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Oldcastle Theatre — “The Ride Down Mount Morgan,” new Arthur Miller play — a poet turned insurance tycoon crashes his car in the snow, and the hospital summons his daughter and two wives, :0 p.m. Bennington, Vt. Town Players — ‘Other Desert Cities,’  p.m. Fully staged production by Jon Robin Baitz. Wyeth family fights to keep old skeletons buried. Whit-

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ney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1-929, townplayers.org

Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu

Leavitt Amp Concert Series — Seratones 2 p.m., Rock quartet in concert, free. Colegrave Park, North Adams. 1-662-20, leavittampnorthadams.com

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May, 2 and  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi tries to prove it was his own forgery. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

Sunday Oct. 16 Art

Bennington Museum — ‘The Hidden Norman Rockwell,’ Bennington Historical Society meeting and talk, 2 p.m. Free.  Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Community

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart

Outdoors

Artist Nick Cave brings ‘Until’ to Mass MoCA. Courtesy photo

from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; about an hour,  miles. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Local Living Economies — Three-day summit to tap creative life in the Hudson, Berkshire and Pioneer region. Inn at Shaker Mill Farm, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-0-10, nelivingecon.weebly.com Halloween

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 12 Church St., North Adams. 1-66-

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Bascom Lodge — Jazz dinner  to 9 p.m. with Wes Brown Trio and Jill Connolly. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams. 91-60-009, bascomlodge.net

Clark Art Institute — Performing Artists in Residence,  p.m. Chamber music, cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park, with clarinetist Romie de GuiseLanglois. Beethoven, Bernstein, De Falla, Glinka, and Piazzolla. 22 South St.,

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Bartholomew’s Cobble — Chainsaw Skills for Women workshop for beginners, :0 a.m. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-29-29, thetrustees.org Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org The Egremont Barn — ‘The Year of Magical Thinking,’  p.m. Television actress Linda Info: Directory

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Purl in novelist, essayist and nonfiction writer Joan Didion’s adaptation of Didion’s National Book Award-winning work on the time after her husband died.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller with four actors in dozens of roles, 2 p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

Hancock Shaker Village will hold a weekend of workshops. HSV photos

Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ 2 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

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Town Players — ‘Other Desert Cities,’ 2 p.m. Fully staged production by Jon Robin Baitz. Wyeth family fights to keep old skeletons buried. Whitney Center for the Arts,

2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1--929, townplayers.org WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May, 2 p.m.: An

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artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi tries to prove it was his own forgery. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

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Pittsfield will hold a harvest festival at the last outdoor farmers market of the fall. Courtesy photos by Susan Geller

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Local orchards pick apples and offer pick-your-own. Courtesy photos by Susan Geller

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Students press cider at the annual Fall Festival in Hopkins Forest. Photo courtesy of Williams College

Bartlett’s Orchards  Swamp Road, Richmond 1-69-29, bartlettsorchard.com Hilltop Orchards 0 Canaan Road, Richmond 00--62, hilltoporchards.com

Lake View Orchard 9 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesborough 1--6009, lakevieworchard.com

Jaeschke’s Orchard 2 Gould Road, Adams 1--96, jaeschkesorchard.com

Riiska Brook Orchard 101 New Hartford Road, Sandisfield 1-2-61, riiskabrookorchard.com

Windy Hill Farm 66 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington 1-29-21, windyhillfarminc.com

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Local orchards also press their own cider in season. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

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Monday Oct. 17

Wednesday Oct. 19

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Myth or meaning? Media & U.S. Elections,  p.m. Deena Guzder, news producer at the national, independent awardwinning news program Democracy Now! Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Tristan und Isolde, Met Opera Live in HD, noon. Great Barrington, 12-0100, mahaiwe.org

Music

Conversations

History

Columbia County Historical Society — Fellow of American Decorative Arts at Yale University Art Gallery Caryne Eskeridge on 1th century Albany cabinetmaker Thomas Spencer, 6 p.m. 16 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y. 1-926, cchsny.org

Tuesday Oct. 18 Art

Clark Art Institute — Avinoam Shalem, When Nature Becomes Ideology, talk

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Clark Art Institute exhibits 28 Old Masters from the Prado in Madrid. Image courtesy of Clark Art Institute

:0 p.m. on the ruined landscapes of Palestine after 19. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu

Books

Lenox Library — Diane Saxton: Peregrine Island, :0 p.m. Journalist for Vanity Fair, the Huffington Post and more presents her first novel, Peregrine Island, about a family haunted by the investigation of an old painting. Presented with The Bookstore. 1 Main St., Lenox, 1-6019, lenoxlib.org

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘After Scalia’ his legacy and departure,’ :0 p.m. with Albany Law Professor Vincent Bonventre. Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt. 026-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Music

Bennington College — Visiting faculty Sergei Tcherepnin, performance, composition and installation,  p.m. Carriage Barn,1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

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Arrowhead — Melville on the Light Side: A Tuneless Review in the Red Barn, talking about Melville’s work and playing scenes from five of his novels, two short stories and a dozen poems,  p.m. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26, barringtonstageco.org

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Thursday Oct. 20

NYC Ballet will perform at ’62 Center. Photo courtesy WilliamsCollege

Dance

Williams College — Dancers from the New York City Ballet with mixed program reflecting issues of race and gender,  p.m. including August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, Lev Ivanov’s Swan Lake, modern excerpts from George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Christopher Wheeldon. Q&A with director of dance Sandra Burton. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Halloween

Naumkeag — Pumpkin Trail  to :0 p.m. Pumpkin-lit garden paths and storytelling with nocturnal creatures; flashlights, costumes welcome.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Havana Cuba AllStars: Performing

“Cuban Nights,”  p.m. Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians perform Cuban music, acoustic and traditional tunes and originals. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield.1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org Outdoors

Green Mountain Academy — ‘The Long Trail: A Vermont Treasure,’ :0 p.m. with H. Lee Allen, Professor Emeritus of North Carolina State University. Burr and Burton Academy Hunter Room,  Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

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Arrowhead — Melville on the Light Side: A Tuneless Review in the Red Barn, talking about Melville’s work and playing scenes from five of his novels, two short stories and a dozen poems,  p.m. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-219. mobydick.org

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. with talkback at 9. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. BoydQuinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Mike Daisey: The Trump Card,  p.m. Monologist compared to Mark Twian and Orson Welles takes on contemporary politics. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May,  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi leader tries to prove it was his own forgery. BTG Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

Friday Oct. 21

Community

Berkshire Carousel — Pumpkin Festival with hay rides, face painting and more. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 199-0, berkshirecarousel.com Dance

Clark Art Institute — Jennifer Homans,

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founder and director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, and New York City Ballet dancers in conversation  p.m. at the home of Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu Halloween

Naumkeag — Pumpkin Trail  to :0 p.m. Pumpkinlit garden paths and storytelling with nocturnal creatures; flashlights, costumes and all ages welcome.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-2929, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Meetinghouse Café — Low Lily in concert,  p.m. United Universalist Table of contents

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Naumkeag hosts a Pumpkin Trail in the gardens. Photo courtesy of Brian Cruey

Church, 10 School St., Bennington, Vt. uubennington.org

Williams College — Berkshire Symphony,  p.m., The Americans: music by Kaska, Ives and Bernstein,  p.m. free. Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Theater

Arrowhead — Melville on the Light Side: A Tuneless Review in the Red Barn, talking about Melville’s work and playing scenes from five of his novels, two short stories and a dozen poems,  p.m. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org

Barrington Stage Co.— ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods.Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

The Egremont Barn — Storytelling and comedy night :0 to 9 p.m.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller with four actors in dozens of roles,  p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006,

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ghentplayhouse.org Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ :0 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org Town Players — ‘Other Desert Cities,’  p.m. Fully staged production by Jon Robin Baitz. Wyeth family fights to keep old skeletons buried. Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1-929, townplayers.org WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May,  p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost

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Vermeer to a Nazi leader tries to prove it was his own forgery. BTG Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 199-; wamtheatre.com

for 1th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club with a screening of ‘Howards End’ and tribute to director James Ivory, hosted by Jack Shear. Festival Oct. 2 to 0. Chatham, N.Y. filmcolumbia.org

Saturday Oct. 22 Art

Makers Mill — Mixing Media #2 workshop: Simple stencils and stamp pads, 10 a.m.  Main St., North Adams. 1-920, northadamsmakerspace.com

Food

John Kelly will perform at Mass MoCA. Courtesy photo

Community

Daddy. :0 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org

MasquerAID Party — Berkshire Family YMCA Celebration of 10th anniversary and joining of Pittsfield and North Adams branches with food from Mazzeo’s and live music by Rev Tor Band and T-Bone

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Schumacher Center presents novelist, poet and activist Wendell Berry, winner of the National Humanities Medal, and his lifelong friend Wes Jackson, co-founder of the Land Institute,  p.m., to speak on 0Year Farm Bill and their work to support rural communities. Reception and lamb roast  p.m. behind Town Hall with Fire

Berkshire Carousel — Pumpkin Festival with hay rides, face painting and more. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 199-0, berkshirecarousel.com

Conversations

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Roasted Catering and the Prairie Whale. Talk at 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-20100, mahaiwe.org, centerforneweconomics.org

Dance

Mass MoCA — ‘Post Tree,’  p.m. Choreographer Carolyn Schoerner and artist and musician James Hoff perform new work in the galleries with Sarah Crowner’s Beetle in the Leaves. North Adams. 1-6622111, massmoca.org Film

FilmColumbia — Kickoff and benefit

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Berkshire Botanical Garden — Cheesemaking workshop 9 a.m. and Farmhouse Cider-making 11:0 a.m. Route 1 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 129-926, berkshirebotanical.org. Halloween

Haunted Hayride — Purgatory Road annual ride, ‘Beware the Plague’  to 10 p.m. to benefit teen suidice prevention programming and NAMI Berkshire County. Not recommended for children under 12. 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton. facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Rail-

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way narrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. Legends Train with story of the Hoosac Tunnel, local ghost stories and walking tour of South view cemetery at dusk, :0 p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour round trip,  miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com The Mount — Trick or Treat?  p.m.: An Evening of Stories with Speak Up. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 1-1-100, edithwharton.org

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Ghost tours will explore The Mount in Lenox. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Don Giovanni, Met Opera Live in HD, 1 p.m. Pre-broadcast talk 11:0 a.m. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington, 1-20100, mahaiwe.org

Sandisfield Arts Center — Winds in the Wilderness Players,  p.m. Commissions and arrangements from from Renaissance to contemporary, classical, jazz and world music for flute, oboe, guitar, bass, violin, viola, cello, viola da gamba, harpsi-

chord, Chinese pipa and voice.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, 12-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Spectrum Playhouse — Broadway cabaret series, ‘The Boradway Villains’  p.m. with Jessica and Matt Passetto, musical theater. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

Outdoors

Clark Art Institute — Stone Hill Tree Hike 1 p.m., with Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes leading a moderate hike to identify trees by leaves, bark, leaf buds, structure and texture. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

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Mass Audubon — Birding the Berkshires,  a.m. Field trip to lakes and towns to look for migrating waterfowl. Cider and doughnuts. Volunteer day for gardens, trails, boardwalks and more 12:0 to  p.m. at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 16-020, massaudubon.org Notchview — Starry Night: Stars, planets, constellations and more,  p.m. Arunah Hill Science Center explores the night sky. Route 9, Windsor. 1-2-161, thetrustees.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Chestnut Trail Hike, 9:0 a.m. Head up Pine Cobble through oak-pine forest. Foundation. Meets at Sheep Hill. 61 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. 1-29, wrlf.org Theater

Arrowhead — Melville on the Light Side: A Tuneless Review in the Red Barn, talking about Melville’s work and

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playing scenes from five of his novels, two short stories and a dozen poems,  p.m. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’ 2 and  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s 191 spy thriller with four actors in dozens of roles,  p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

Green Mountain Academy — ‘National Theatre Live: Frankenstein,’  p.m. live in HD directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein

An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi tries to prove it was his own forgery. BTG Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

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Hoosac Valley Legend trains will tell host stories. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

and his creation. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ :0 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Mass MoCA — Time No Line,  p.m. Theater artist John Kelly presents a solo work-inprogress based on personal journal entries about the East Village of the 190s, gender performance, the culture wars and queer history with movement, projections, song and spoken word. 100 Mass MoCA

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Way, North Adams. 1-662-2111, massmoca.org

Spectrum Playhouse — Broadway cabaret series  p.m. with Matt and Jessica Passetto, musical theater. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

Town Players — ‘Other Desert Cities,’  p.m. Fully staged production by Jon Robin Baitz. Wyeth family fights to keep old skeletons buried. Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1-929, townplayers.org

WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May, 2 and  p.m.:

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Books and Writers Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — Writing about Kids and Young Adults workshop with Ali Benjamin, author of the 201 New York Times bestseller ‘The Thing about Jellyfish,’  to  p.m. berkshirewomenwriters.org Community

Berkshire Carousel — Pumpkin Festival with hay rides, face painting and more. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 199-0, berkshirecarousel.com

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Info: Directory

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Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; aabut an hour,  miles. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com Conversations

Lenox Library — A Good Death,  p.m.: Dr. Deborah Alecson considers the end of life in a death-phobic culture. Part of Distinguished Lecture Series. 1 Main St., Lenox, 1-6019, lenoxlib.org Halloween

Haunted Hayride — Purgatory Road annual ride, ‘Beware the Plague’  to 10 p.m. to benefit teen suidice prevention programming and NAMI Berkshire County. Not recommended for children under 12. 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton. facebook.com/purgatory.rd.haunted

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 12 Church St., North Adams. 1-666, houghton-

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Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘Camping with Henry and Tom,’  p.m. In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Wilson G. Harding head into the Maryland woods. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 0 Union St., Pittsfield 1-26-, barringtonstageco.org

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The 9 Steps,’ comedy based on John Buchan’s

191 spy thriller with four actors in dozens of roles, 2 p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

old skeletons buried. Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1-929, townplayers.org

Hubbard Hall — ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ 2 p.m. Peter Pan before he became Peter Pan. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Town Players — ‘Other Desert Cities,’ 2 p.m. Fully staged production by Jon Robin Baitz. Wyeth family fights to keep

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WAM Theatre — ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ with David Adkins and Corinna May, 2 p.m.: An artist on trial for selling a long-lost Vermeer to a Nazi leader tries to prove it was his own forgery. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. 1-99-; wamtheatre.com

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‘Sand Storm,’ ‘Elle’ and ‘The Red Turtle’ Images courtesy of FilmColumbia

FilmColumbia The 17th annual Hudson Valley film festival will bring new U.S. and international features, short films, documentaries, animation and more to the Crandell Theatre and Morris memorial in Chatham, N.Y, and the Hudson Opera House, from Oct. 24 to Oct. 30.

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Outdoors in the fall

Southern Vermont

Appalachian Trail — 10 miles of trail in Vermont runs south to north through Bennington County. Parking area and trail head on Vermont Route 9 east of Bennington, on the Molly Stark Scenic Byway. West of Prospect Mountain and Woodford, Vt. appalachiantrail.org

Hildene — Mansion of Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, open 9:0 a.m. to :0 p.m. daily: Goat dairy at Hildene Farm and about 12 miles of walking trails. 100 Hildene Road off Route A, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-1, hildene.org

Lake Paran — -acre lake in North Bennington, Bennington and Shaftsbury. Swimming hole on Northwest shore. State fishing and boating access on south shore. Robert Frost Trail — 16 acres along the shore and Paran Creek were once a farm owned by Robert Frost. North Bennington, Vt. northbennington.org/paran

Merck Forest and Farmland Center — ,100-acre property open to the public daily, free. Working farm, draft horses, sugar shack, 0 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Visitors center open 9 a.m. to  p.m. daily. Wagon rides by

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Covered Bridge in Arlington, Vt. Photo by Kate Abbott

appointment through midOctober. Cabins and camping year-round. Family farm chores 2 to  p.m. Thursdays: Join Merck Forest’s staff for afternoon on the farm, peek in the nest boxes to look for eggs, feed pigs or water sheep, move horses to pasture. 20 Route 21, Rupert, Vt. 029-6. merckforest.org

Mount Equinox — 1 trails ranging from an easy Pond Loop to a 1.-mile Mountain Bluff Trail maintained by the Equinox Preservation Trust. Route A, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-, equinoxpreservationtrust.org

One World Conservation Center— Trails, periodic walks and workshops, programs for children and adults. 1 Route , Bennington, Vt. oneworldconservationcenter.org

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Park McCullough House — Historic mansion with exhibit on 60-acre Hall Farm with artifacts, photographs, books, maps, tools and stories open to Oct. 10. Grounds and gardens open yearround, free, with access to trails in the adjoining woods. 1 Park St., North Bennington, Vt. 02-21, parkmccullough.org.

Strobridge Recreation Complex —  acres of forest land, including 2,000 feet of frontage on the Hoosic River, for hiking, fishing and paddling. Off Route 6 in North Pownal, Vt., 02-2-, hoorwa.org.

Woodford State Park — Hiking trails including 2.mile trail around the lake. Follow Route 9 east from Bennington to Woodford, Vt. 02--169, vtstateparks.com

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Berkshire region

Appalachian Trail — Appalachian Trail runs north and south throughout the Berkshire region in Western Mass., through Department of Conservation and Recreation properties — Clarksburg State Forest, October Mountain State Forest, Mount Greylock State Reservation, Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Beartown State Forest, Jug End State Reservation, Mount Washington State Forest and Mount Everett State Reservation. Dalton, Cheshire. appalachiantrail.org

Berkshire Natural Resources Council — Trails and properties maintained by nonprofit land conservation organization to protect farms, forests, streams and ridgelines. Guided hikes. bnrc.net

Hoffmann Bird Club — Birding expeditions across Berkshire County and the region. hoffmannbirdclub.org.

Northern Berkshires

Bascom Lodge — Lodging, restaurant and mountains views on the Appalachain Trail and many more trails with talks, walks and performances Wednesdays and Sundays 6 p.m., free. Open through Columbus Day. Summit of Mount Greylock.

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Maple leaves catch the light. Photo: Kate Abbott

Cascades — Short, flat trail along the river to the waterfall. Small amount of parking at trail head on Marion Ave., off Route 2, just west of downtown North Adams (and just past Notch Road entrance to Mount Greylock).

Clark Art Institute — Trails up Stone Hill and through the woods on the museum property. Guided walks in connection with exhibit at the Stone Hill Center. 22 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu

Field Farm — A 196 postmodern guest house designed by Ulrich Franzen for art collector Lawrence Bloedel. Tours compare architectural philosophies. Trails and grounds open daily, free, year-round, sunrise to sunset.  Sloan Road, Williamstown, 1-1, thetrustees.org

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HooRWA — Hoosic River Watershed Association leads walks, bike rides and paddles along the river in Williamstown and Southern Vermont. 1--22, hoorwa.org

Hopkins Forest — Trails maintained by Williams College in Williamstown and along the Taconic crest. Trail heads on Northwest Hill Road in Williamstown and on Route 2 in Petersburgh, N.Y.. Spring and fall festivals with canopy walk, demonstrations, games, local food and live music. 1-9-, williams.edu/CES/hopkins.htm Hoosic River Revival — Guided one-hour historical, family-oriented river walks on Sept 12 and Oct. 10, at 11 a.m., leaving from the MASS MoCA parking lot. Self-guided brochures for

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Pine Cobble Trail — 2.1 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking through oak forest interspersed with white pines, expanse of 600-million-year-old gray Cheshire quartzite cliffs overlooking most of Northern Berkshire County from an elevation of 2,100 feet. Trail begins 0.1 miles north of North Hoosac Road on Pine Cobble Road in Williamstown. wrlf.org

The sun sets on Mount Greylock. Photo by Susan Geller

this river walk are available at tourist information outlets in Adams, North Adams, and Williamstown. 1-212-2996, HoosicRiverRevival.org

Linear Park — Upper Linear Park trailhead at tennis court behind Greylock Insurance Agency on Route 2. Lower Linear Park along the Green River on Route  just south of the Route 2 intersection. Williamstown.

Mount Greylock State Reservation — Trails and entrances in Williamstown, North Adams, Adams and Lanesborough, open through mid-October. Hiking access to the Appalachian Trail, Scenic Byway, Veterans War Memorial, Bascom Lodge and views. Auto road to summit. Visitors centers at 0 Rockwell Road in Lanesborough and 11 State St. in North Adams (Gateway Her-

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itage State Park). Williamstown trail head to the Hopper and more through Mount Hope Park on Route . 1-99-262, mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/mgry.htm

Mountain Meadow — Wild meadows at the homesite of Grace Greylock Niles, the woman who wrote “Bog-Trotting for Orchids” a century ago. Entrances on Benedict Road in Pownal, Vt., and Mason Street in Willliamstown. Free. Trustees of Reservations. 1--1, thetrustees.org Natural Bridge — Geological phenomenon, arch carved by water into 0-million-year-old bedrock marble in -acre park. Follow Route  north from North Adams to entrance. Open 9 a.m. to  p.m. through Columbus Day. 1-66692, Massachusetts DCR.

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Williamstown Rural Lands — Celebrating its 0th year — Nature Center open weekdays 9 a.m. to  p.m., children’s programs and trails on Sheep Hill at a former dairy farm. 61 Cold Spring Road, Route , Williamstown. 1-29, wrlf.org

Windsor Lake — Kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing allowed. Bradley Street and Kemp Ave., North Adams. explorenorthadams.com

Williams College Planetarium — Students host explorations of the motions of the planets, phases of the moon, the varying temperatures/colors of stars, neighboring galaxies, mythological figures and constellations, the Southern Hemisphere, comets and more, Fridays at  p.m. Sept. 2 to Nov. 1 on the highprecision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Milham Planetarium in the Old Hopkins Observatory. Main St., Williamstown. 1-921, mcr@williams.edu

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Central Berkshires

Arrowhead — Historic house where Herman Melville wrote “Moby-Dick” open into Oct. Grounds open free with walking trails, art exhibits, Michael Melle straw sculptures and nature trail. Heritage breed chickens. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-219. mobydick.org

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail— Flat, paved trail from Cheshire to Adams, following the old railway line along Cheshire Lake and Route . Access at Visitors Center in downtown Adams, Cheshire Lake on Route , or along the route. 1-2-92 or mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/asrt.htm

Bryant Homestead — Boyhood home and later summer retreat of American poet, abolitionist, conservationist and editor William Cullen Bryant. House open 11 a.m. to  p.m. Saturday and Sunday for tours. 2-mile Rivulet Trail to old-growth trees, hemlock and cherry, fields and sugarbush and stream in Bryant’s 12 poem. Grounds open free yearround. 20 Bryant Road, Cummington. National Historic Landmark. Trustees of Reservations, 1-2-161 ext. 110, thetrustees.org. Canoe Meadows — Mass Audubon property with

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Barn at the William Cullen Bryant House Photo by Kate Abbott

trails, boardwalks, ponds and wetlands on Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-6020, massaudubon.org

Cheshire Cobble — Appalachian Trail in Cheshire follows a switchback to views of the valley. Parking at the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail or on Main Street. Trail head without parking on Furnace Hill Road. appalachiantrail.org

Chesterfield Gorge — A dramatic rock canyon first carved by centuries of glacial melt water and the Westfield River, the gorge is the gateway to the East Branch Trail. Open during the warm season, daily, from sunrise to sundown, for hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, anglers. River Road, Chesterfield. 1-2-161.

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Glendale Falls — A quarter-mile trail to the falls and a wood road to land owned by the Massachusetts Division of Fish & Wildlife. From intersection of Routes 1 and 112 in Worthington, take Route 1 West to River Road. Turn right onto Clark Wright Road to entrance. 1-2-161 Hancock Shaker Village — Living history, farm animals, gardens, CSA Farm and trails. Farm and Forest Trail on village grounds and trailhead for “Mount Sinai” hiking trails across from the main village. Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1--01. hancockshakervillage.org

Notchview Reservation — Twenty-five miles of trails, historic hayfields and pastures, stone walls and cellar

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Berkshire Botanical Garden blooms. Photo by Kate Abbott

holes. Open from sunup to sundown, daily, year round. Visitor Center with rest rooms.  Old Route 9, Windsor. 1-6-01.

Pittsfield State Forest — Berry Pond, one of the highest natural bodies of water in the state. 0 miles of trails. 101 Cascade St., Pittsfield. 1-2-992, mass.gov

Pleasant Valley Sanctuary — Mass Audubon property with trails, ponds and boardwalks, canoe trips and nature programs yearround. 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Berkshire Sanctuaries, 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

Springside Park — Trails across 2 acres of woods and meadows. Master Gardeners workshops select Saturday mornings. Springside Park, upper North

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Street, Pittsfield. Gardeners— 1--19. Park— 1- -12.

Taconic Crest Trail —  miles of trail along the ridge from Pittsfield north into New York and Vermont with access in Pittsfield along Route 20 and in Williamstown at the trail head on Petersburgh Pass (Route 2) in Hopkins Forest.

Tamarack Hollow — Highland valley nature and cultural center in boreal forest. Hikes on the property and in neighboring conservation lands in Windsor and Savoy with naturalist Aimee Gelinas. 11 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. 1-009, tamarackhollow.com.

Windsor Jambs — Windsor State Forest with granite gorge, waterfall, sandy beach along Westfield

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River. Entrance off Route 9 or Toute 116 in Windsor. 1-9-0, mass.gov

Southern Berkshires

Ashintully Gardens — Grounds of Berkshire Cottage estate, trails and gardens open 1 to  p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, through Oct. . Hike to the ruins of the former mansion or explore the landscaped paths and water ways created over the course of decades by John McLennan, a composer of modern music. Free. Soden Road, Tyringham, Trustees of Reservations. 1-29-29

Bartholomew’s Cobble — River and unique wood and meadow habitat with bald eagles, turtles and abundant wildlife: 00 species of plants and one of North America’s greatest diversities of ferns. Hikes and nature programs. Housatonic River guided canoe trips Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 2. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset; museum and visitors center open yearround, daily, 9 a.m. to :0 p.m. Eco Volunteers meet 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Trustees of Reservations, 10 Weatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-229-600. Beartown State Forest — 1. mile Benedict Pond

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Loop Trail open year-round. From Route 2 in Monterey, turn left on Blue Hill Road, follow signs. mass.gov/dcr or 1-2-090

Bear Swamp — Three miles of trails with moderate hiking, strenuous in places. From the intersection of Route 112, Route 116, and Hawley Road in Ashfield, follow Hawley Road to entrance on left. mass.gov/dcr Becket Land Trust — Becket historic quarry and trails. Quarry Museum and self-guided tour of nature preserve and 100 years of history. Becket Historic Quarry permanent exhibit now open at Mullen House Education Center. Trails open in daylight hours year round. Quarry off Route 20, 6 Quarry Road, Becket. Mullen House off-site exhibits and office at 12 Brooker Hill Road (corner Route ), North Becket Village. becketlandtrust.org. 1-62-2100

Berkshire Botanical Garden — 26 display areas including perennials, thousands of annuals, rock, rose, pond, children’s and native plant gardens. Fall classes in Botanical Illustration, tree care, ornamental plants, native plants and more. Three greenhouses, an arboretum and a woodland preserve. Open daily 9 a.m. to  p.m. through Columbus Day, tours 11 a.m. Monday to Saturday. Route 1 and

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Jack-in-the-Pulpit seed pod on the Money Brook Trail. Photo by Kate Abbott

Route 102, Stockbridge. 1-29-926, berkshirebotanical.org.

Great Barrington Land Conservancy — Outdoor walks and talks across town through the summer and fall. 1-2-160, greatbarringtonlandconservancy.org

Great Barrington River Walk — Native landscaped path along the Housatonic River in downtown Great Barrington and National Recreation Trail; entrances at 19 Main St., River Street, Bridge Street and Dresser Ave. W.E.B. Du Bois River Garden Park. William Stanley Overlook. Laboratory for natural resource progection and stewardship. Volunteer days Thursdays. Open in daylight hours, free. 12-91, gbriverwalk.com.

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Housatonic Heritage Area — Trails and historic sites along the river from Connecticut to Berkshire County. heritage-hikes.org. Jug End State Reservation — Two-mile Jug End Loop Trail through open fields, northern hardwood and Eastern Hemlock woodlands. From Route 1 in South Egremont, take a right onto Mount Washington Road and to Jug End Road, to entrance. 12-00, mass.gov/dcr

Lime Kiln — Mass Audubon property with 2 miles of walking trails, 6 Silver St., Sheffield. 1-6020, massaudubon.org McLennan Reservation — 1. moderate miles. From Tyringham center, take Tyringham Main Road

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through Sept. 2.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-29 (weekdays), 1-29-1 (weekends). Trustees of Reservations, thetrustees.org

Flying Deer center teaches firemaking. Courtesy photo

October Mountain State Forest — Scenic trails leads including Schermerhorn Gorge, which has intrigued generations of geologists. 1-2-1, 1-99-90, mass.gov/dcr

Pleasant Valley Sanctuary — Mass Audubon property with trails, ponds and boardwalks, canoe trips and nature programs yearround. 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Berkshire Sanctuaries, 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

south. Turn left onto Fenn Road (dirt road). Park at the roadside and walk to entrance, 1-29-29, thetrustees.org

Monument Mountain — Moderate loop trails and beautiful views at the top. Admission is free. Route , Great Barrington. Trustees of Reservations, 1-2929, ext. 020.

Mount Washington State Forest — 0 miles of trails over rugged terrain, wilderness camping. Hike the South Taconic Trail to the 2,20-foot summit of Alander

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Mountain for amazing views. From Route 1 in South Egremont, take a quick right onto Mount Washington Road and follow to entrance. 1-2-00, mass.gov/dcr

Naumkeag — Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 10s by McKim, Mead & White, with world-famous gardens by Fletcher Steele: Chinese Gardens, Blue Steps. Open through Columbus Day. Southern Berkshire volunteer gardening team  a.m. to noon and Art of Cut Flowers, 10 a.m. in the cutting garden, Wednesdays

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Tyringham Cobble — Walk through mountain meadows and up hillside trails to watch for bobolinks. Jerusalem Road, Tyringham. Trustees of Reservations. thetrustees.org

New York State

Flying Deer Nature Center — Immersion program for adults, first monthly program Sept. 1 with naturalists, hands-on activities and wilderness skills from hide tanning, friction fire and basket weaving to permaculture, for people with any level of experience. Children’s education and outdoor events.  Abode Road, New Lebanon, N.Y. 1-9-66, flyingdeernaturecenter.org

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Turning with the year The Green River is golden. Driving Route 43 at noon, as the sun breaks through, I lean back against the seat and feel myself smiling spontaneously. The leaves let the light through, and here for a stretch the woods are rich and sunlit and almost too bright to look at. I can’t ever take it for granted. Every year now, I start looking anxiously when the first red leaves show in late August. John Steinbeck said it for me in “Travels with Charley” — “The climate changed quickly to cold, and the trees burst into color, the reds and yellows you can’t believe. It isn’t only color but a glowing, as thought the leaves gobbled the light of the autumn sun and then released it slowly. There’s a quality of fire in these colors.” The days are sunny and 70s now, and the nights drop to 40, and the woods are a glory. They are muted in places. Some of the leaves turn brown and crumble. But I am holding on to every fall day that feels like fall to me. Like Steinbeck, I like seasons. I like winter storms and spring thaws. And it seems clear that as the weather changes, our sense of normal weather changes with it.

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Maple trees blaze in Greylock Glen. Photo by Kate Abbott

The winter we had a few seasons ago, when the temperature stayed below freezing from Christmas to Valentine’s Day, used to be every New England winter — and I mean 30 years ago. Hal Borland, writing a regular nature column from Northwest Connecticut in 1975, recorded a regular temperature swing from sub-zero or single digits at night to 20s and 30s during the day. Now it’s usually 20s to 40s, which should be early spring weather. My

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grandfather, keeping a log in his Maine cabin by the wood stove, recorded 11 degree days in November in 1973. Sugar maple trees need the cold. And they could move north to look for it. “I like weather rather than climate,” Steinbeck wrote in 1960, when he drove through New England at this time of year. “… For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?” — Kate Abbott

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Monday Oct. 24

the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.  p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Community

Clark Art Institute — Meet Me at the Clark, 2 p.m. program for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu Conversations

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Exceptional Violence,  p.m. talk with Nikhil Pal Singh, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University and Faculty Director of the NYU Prison Education Program, speaks in “Who the People” lecture series. Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu Film

FilmColumbia — 1th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Table of contents

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Film Columbia screens ‘Land of Mine.’ Courtesy image

Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with coartistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 0. Crandell Theatre,  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org

Images Cinema — ‘A Ballerina’s Tale,’ documentary about Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre,  p.m. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1--109, imagescinema.org

Music

Williams College — Pianist Angela Hewitt, internationally known pianist celebrated for Bach, free master class :1 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

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Bennington College — Visual Arts Lecture Series: Joshua Mosley, whose work has been exhibited and screened at the 201 Whitney Biennial, the 200 Venice Biennale, and

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Clark Art Institute — Maerten de Vos and the Renassiance In-Between, :0 p.m.: Stephanie Porras, assistant professor of art histor at Tulane University, speaks on 16-century Flemish artist who worked in Italy and whose work could be found in Europe, South-East Asia and the Americas., 22 South St., Williamstown. 1-20, clarkart.edu. Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Challenge and Opportunity in Latin America,’ :0 p.m. with Martin Weinstein, Professor Emeritus at William Paterson University. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy,  Seminary Ave.Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Film

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presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with coartistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 0. Crandell Theatre,  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org Music

Williams College — Angela Hewitt, internationally known pianist celebrated for Bach will perform,  p.m., free. Chapin Hall, 0 Main St., Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

Wednesday Oct. 26 Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast,” gallery talk  p.m. on Political cartoonist Thomas Nast’s controversial career and the powerful images that

Nick Flynn reads at Bennington. Courtesy image

shaped public opinion and several presidential elections. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge, 129-100; nrm.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Introduction to screen-printing, create a t-shirt, 6 to 9 p.m. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-269600, shirecitysanctuary.com Books and Writing

Bennington College — Poetry at Bennington presents Nick Flynn, author of Some Ether, Blind Huber, The Ticking is the Bomb, and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award.  p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

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Film

FilmColumbia — 1th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with coartistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 0. Crandell Theatre,  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org Music

Williams College — Music from China and Talujon,  p.m., free concert: Contemporary music for Chinese

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ensemble and percussion quartet: Zhou Long’s Tales from the cave, Harold Meltzer’s Guanzhou Circle, Xie Peng’s Ling Long, Qu Xiaosong’s Lam Mot, and Wang Guwei’s Drinking Alone with the Moon. Midweek Music in C, 12:1 p.m., free. Chapin Hall, 0 Main St. Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

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Berkshire Theatre Group — Laugh Lounge: Dave Hill,  p.m.: New York comedian who has nerformed worldwide and on Comedy Central’s @midnight, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and more with storytelling and music. The Garage @ The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 1-99, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Thursday Oct. 27 Art

Williams College Museum of Art — Close Look: artist Info: Directory

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Matthew Ronay in conversation with curator Anne Kelley,  p.m., on ‘State of Obedience’ exhibit, works in many media by Ronay, Barklay Hendricks, Mary Ellen Mark, Patty Chang, Glenn Ligon and others addressing violence, unease and stances against unjust actions. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Universal Boogaloo: The Invisible Mathematics of Everyday Reality,’ :0 p.m. with Provost James C. White II of Southern Vermont College. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy,  Seminary Ave. Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Film

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Stockbridge Cemetery — Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery  p.m. Halloween tour of the graves of local figures with cider and doughnut reception on the lawn by the bell tower and Old Town Hall. Main Street, Stockbridge. 1-29100; nrm.org

David Link-Yi brings sound installation to WCMA . Image courtesyofWCMA

programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with coartistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 0. Crandell Theatre,  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org Hancock Shaker Village — Screening and Q&A with Robert Hite,  p.m.: Sculptor and photographer premieres two films about his work to celebrat his joint solo show at the village and at Berkshire Museum. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield.

1--11, hancockshakervillage.org Halloween

Clark Art Institute — Clark After Hours,  p.m. Supernatural evening with live music, local spirits and ghost stories. 22 South St., Williamstown 1-20, clarkart.edu

Naumkeag — Haunted House  to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-29, thetrustees.org

Spectrum Playhouse — Haunted House  to  p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

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13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Williams College — Music from China and Talujon, free master Class :1 p.m. in BrooksRogers  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Theater

Williams College — FroshReview, show created and performed by firstyear students,  p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

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Friday Oct. 28

Williams College — Alice Giles, internationally acclaimed Australian-born harpist and artistic director of the Seven Harp Ensemble, performs  p.m., free. BrooksRogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

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FilmColumbia — 1th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with coartistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 0. Crandell Theatre,  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org Halloween

Naumkeag — Haunted House  to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house at the Choate ‘Cottage’.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29, ext. 01, thetrustees.org Pittsfield Halloween Parade — Costumes, floats and family fun  p.m. along Tyler Street, Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

Harpist Alice Giles will perform at Williams College . Courtesyimage.

Spectrum Playhouse — Haunted House  to  p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

The Egremont Barn — Aaron Comess Trio with James Maddock, :0 p.m. Comess, drummer and founding member of the Grammy-nominated band The Spin Doctors, with

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rock guitarist.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-2-10, theegremontbarn.com

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax,  p.m., internationally celebrated violinist and pianist perform to benefit Mahaiwe’s year-round arts and education programs. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington, 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

Mass MoCA — Helga Davis in concert,  p.m. Vocalist with an operatic range performs solo with her loop station in Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ exhibit. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-6622111, massmoca.org

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Williams College — FroshReview, light-hearted show created and prformed by firstyear students,  p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Saturday Oct. 29 Art

Williams College Museum of Art — Student Choice tours 1 p.m. — students in many disciplines highlight favorite works in the galleries from David Zink Yi solo show, ‘State of Obedience’ works in many media,’Ritual Series’ by Michale Singer, ‘The Anxiety of Influence: Euro-

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pean and American Art 169-191,’ ‘Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections,’ Object Lab and Sol LeWitt: On the Wall. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu Community

Bennington Fallapalooza — Downtown fall festival with Bennington Farmers Market 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., an store-to-store trickor-treating, roaming railroad, gifts, food, children’s activities and live entertainment 11 a.m. to  p.m. 02-2-, betterbennington.com Game Night for Grownups — Evening of entertainment  p.m. with the Berkshire Stonewall LGBTQ community. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1--90, berkshirestonewall.org IS183 Art School — Oz Gala: Dinners in private homes 6 p.m. and dance Table of contents

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Naumkeag hosts a haunted house. Photo courtesy of Brian Cruey

party  p.m. at Shire City Sanctuary, 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-29-22, ext. 100, is1.org

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FilmColumbia — 1th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with coartistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 0. Crandell Theatre,  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org Food

Hancock Shaker Village — Harvest Supper.  p.m.: Tour

of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits. 1 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 1, Pittsfield. 1-01; hancockshakervillage.org Halloween

The Egremont Barn —Halloween dance party  to 11 p.m.  Route 2, Egremont. 1-210, theegremontbarn.com

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway narrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. Legends Train with story of the Hoosac

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Tunnel, local ghost stories and walking tour of South view cemetery at dusk, :0 p.m. Trains depart from 9 Crowley Ave., about an hour round-trip. North Adams. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com Naumkeag — Haunted House  to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-29, thetrustees.org

Ventfort Hall — Ghost Hunt  p.m.: Meet the Spirits at the mansion with Josh Mantello, the founder of Berkshire Paranormal, a paranormal research and investigative group based in North Adams. 10 Walker St., Lenox. 1-6-206, gildedage.org

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Costume parades light up the night. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

Clark Art Institute — Williams College A Cappella 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Ephoria all-women group in the morning and Octet all-male group in the afternoon. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu Mass Audubon — Volunteer day for trails, boardwalks and more 12:0 to  p.m. at Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-6-020, massaudubon.org

Williams College — Zambezi Marimba Band, family days free concert,  p.m. in Chapin Hall. Alice Giles, internationally acclaimed Australian-born harpist and artistic director of the Seven Harp Ensemble, free master class, 10 a.m., Brooks-Rogers Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Theater

Williams College — FroshReview, light-hearted show entirely created and performed by firstyear students with music and comedy,  p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Info: Directory

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Sunday Oct. 30 Community

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:0 a.m. and 1:0 and  p.m. All trains will depart from 9 Crowley Ave., North Adams; about an hour round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

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Vanity Fair, with coartistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 0. Crandell Theatre,  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-1, filmcolumbia.org

Halloween

Berkshire Carousel — Trickor-Treating and costume contest 2 to  p.m. Open hours noon to  p.m. 0 Center St., Pittsfield. 1-99-0, berkshirecarousel.com

Dalton Halloween Parade — Annual procession and costume show-off from Old Nessacus on Glennon Ave. down Main Street to the Dalton CRA. 00 Main St., dalton. 16-0260, daltoncra.org

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 12 Church St., North Adams. 1-666, houghtonmansionghosttours.org Naumkeag — Haunted House  to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in

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Photo courtesy of the Mahaiwe

Arlo Guthrie the carriage house.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-29, thetrustees.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Music

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Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

ning Down the Road,  p.m. Flashback to his music of the 60s and 0s, following his Alice’s

Restaurant 0th Anniversary Tour. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-20100, mahaiwe.org

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returns to play the Mahaiwe with Running down the Road, a flashback to his music of the 1960s and 1970s. — tunes like his own ‘Every Hand in the Land’, ‘Stealin’ and ‘Oh, in the Morning,’ Woody Guthrie’s ‘Oklahoma Hills,’ Mississippi John Hurt’s ‘Creole Belle,’ and Pete Seeger’s ‘Living in the Country.’ Table of contents

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Conversations

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Scott Manning Stevens, Syracuse University Associate Professor in Native American Studies,  p.m. talk in “Who the People” lecture series. Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu Film

It’s pumpkin time. Courtesy photos by Susan Geller

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — The Birds (196), 9 p.m. Halloween movie: Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington, 1-2-0100

Halloween

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 12 Church St., North Adams. 1-666, houghtonmansionghosttours.org

Naumkeag — Haunted House  to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house.

 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29, ext. 01, thetrustees.org Vermont Arts Exchange — Annual Halloween Parade,  p.m. beginning at

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the VAE,  Main St., North Bennington. 02-2-9, vtartexchange.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted

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past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:0 to 10:0 p.m.  Corey Road, Hancock. 1nightsatjiminy.com Info: Directory

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It’s pumpkin time. Courtesy photos by Susan Geller

Pumpkin carving days

We walk across grass flat as straw after the frost, though the earth is still soft. The air is damp enough for jean jackets and smells of leaves, wood smoke, water, damp hay. I am 10, my sister is 7 and my brother is 3, and we have a job to do. We are peering with care at the pumpkins. I remember this, the way I remember helping to bake chocolate chip cookies — not as one time, but as many times blended together, leaving an imprint of sounds and smells and tastes. The pumpkin stems are rough against my palm as I lift one pumpkin and them another to see them on all sides. I want a roundish one, not too big and not

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too small, not too uneven, not too much freckled from lying on the ground. Choosing pumpkins isn’t an exact science. It’s an instinct. It isn’t a matter of reason, only a reason to wander through the pumpkin patch in the afternoon, smelling the buttery smell of squash. And like most holiday activities, it’s a simple thing and elfinly out of the ordinary. Part of the charm is that we don’t usually take the time to do this. Another part is that when my mother has helped us to bring our pumpkins home, my dad will come home early to help us carve them. Holidays have about them a tinge of elation, the kind of punchy silliness that

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comes with a snow day and a sudden break from school, the kind that will come years later with a hike up to Stony Ledge to drink cider and play jigs on Mountain Day. Some of that spirit, on this October afternoon, is just that all my family are all here, and we are thinking cheerfully about one thing. We’re thinking about carving pumpkins. My dad has spread newspaper across the old kitchen table, which is two inches thick and impervious, and we are drawing rough pencil designs on shirt cardboard. Laura and I are probably helping Steve to decide how his pumpkin will look, because older sisters do that kind of thing. He is very patient

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It’s pumpkin time. Courtesy photos by Susan Geller

about it. Dad cuts the tops off of the pumpkins, and we scoop out the gloop in the center. That smell of pumpkin and the slippery mass of the seeds are part of the afternoon, the way, in a few months, the smell of evergreen will become part of the anticipation of midwinter. Outside the leaves are sifting down, and later today we may rake them into leaf piles, “helping” with the yard work, and

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then jump into them. The air is crisp and clean and partly sunny, and Laura draws carefully, first on the cardboard and then on her pumpkin. Dad will cut out the faces for us. My sister has a clear drawing hand and skillful fingers. My pumpkin tends toward quizzical. It has uneven peaked eyebrows, an off-center nose and a round mouth caught up in a sideways grin. I like pumpkins with a sense of humor and maybe a little mischief.

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I know it will change in the dark. We will put the jack-o-lanterns on the front steps, and in a few nights we will light the candles. The pumpkin flesh will turn almost translucent, the way my hand looks when I close it over a flashlight, and the light will flicker behind the open eyes. Lighted jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins by candlelight, have a smell, a feel, a realness to them. Firelight has a pull — why after all do people around a fire spontaneously find themselves singing? Gathering around an electric light doesn’t seem to raise the hairs on the back of the neck in the same way. I still feel that pull around a fire, and I still like carving pumpkins, especially with friends. I am going to go looking for a new pumpkin patch this week. My parents still walk with me in the fields, and I help them rake leaves, and I know a group of small boys just the right size for leaf piles. My brother is six feet tall now and better with a sketch pad than I am. And my sister is an obstetrician and gynecologist and skilled at incisions. In October I often send her a tiny pumpkin for her birthday — and a tiny beeswax candle to put in it. — Kate Abbott

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November

Apple Hill String Quartet will perform. Photo courtesy of Williams College

Tuesday Nov. 1

Conversations

Clark Art Institute — Art after Democracy, :0 p.m. Six scholars and artists consider art and politics in an informal gathering. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Key Economic Policy Challenges: Combating Asset Bubbles and the Threat of Deflation,’ :0 p.m. with conomist Nick Sargen, Long Trail School, 10 Kirby Hollow Rd, Dorset Vt. 02-60111, greenmtnacademy.org

Williams College — Of Freedom, Fascists, and FDR: Ben Shahn’s Frescos for the New Deal, :0 p.m.: Dr. Diana Linden, award-winning author of ‘Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in Table of contents

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the American Scene’ and visual essayist for ‘City of Promises: The History of Jews in New York.’ Griffin Hall Room ,  Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu

Wednesday Nov. 2 Music

Bennington College — Pianists Christopher Lewis and Yoshiko Sato continue their concert series devoted to performances of the complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig Van Beethoven.  p.m. Deane Car-

riage Barn 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Don Giovanni, Met Opera Live in HD, 1 p.m. Great Barrington, 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

Williams College — Apple Hill String Quartet: Traditional and contemporary work by a 21st-century group known for teaching, commissions, premieres and their Playing for Peace program; recent premieres include ‘Traces’ by Syrian composer Kareem Roustom, commissioned by

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Apple Hill, Dartmouth College, and Arizona State University, with Israeli pianist Sally Pinkas and Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh. Concert  p.m. and master class :1 p.m., free, BrooksRogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Berkshire residents get in free, first Wednesdays. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 16-020, massaudubon.org

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Thursday Nov. 3 Art

Williams College Museum of Art — Close Look: curator Elizabeth Gallerani walks through ‘Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections,’  p.m., and talks about the objects’ often unique origins, including a Williams College secret society. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu Books and Writing

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Poetry & Fiction Series: Okey Ndibe,  p.m. Novelist and author of Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc. reads from his memoir, ‘Never Look an American in the Eye.’ Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington 1-6-00; simons-rock.edu Theater

Williams College — ‘The Maids’ by Jean Genet :0 p.m., Cap & Bells

Community

Toshi Reagon will perform ‘Parable of the Sower’ at the ’62 Center. Photo courtesy of Williams College

Clark Art Institute — New parents gallery talk 10:1 a.m., infants welcome. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu Conversations

student performance, Adams Memorial Theatre, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Friday Nov. 4 Art

First Fridays Artswalk — Artists hold receptions for  to  p.m. monthly shows at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, the Berkshire Museum and more than a dozen popup locations and galleries. Tours leave from the Intermodal Center. Celebration at Whitney Center for the Arts, 2 Wendell Ave. North and South Streets, Pittsfield.

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Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — Berkshire Art Association opens ‘Othering’ juried exhibition reflecting on experiences of exclusion,  to  p.m. as part of Artswalk. Show through Nov. 26. 2 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. 1-99-9, discoverpittsfield.com

Norman Rockwell Museum — Meet Rockwell’s Models  p.m. and find out what it was like to pose for him. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29100; nrm.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Art opening  to  p.m. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 126-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

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Williams College — Earth, Water, Fire: Classic Jewish Sources on Stewardship :0 p.m. with Jonathan Crane, scholar of bioethics and Jewish thought at Emory University’s Center for Ethics. Griffin Hall room ,  Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu Film

Norman Rockwell Museum — ‘At Long Last Love’ :0 p.m.: a studio film editor secretly re-cut this classic starring Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd in Peter Bogdanovich’s tribute to the musicals of the 190s, with 1 songs by Cole Porter. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 129-100; nrm.org Info: Directory

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Music

Hubbard Hall — CCS Drama Club and Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale fall cabaret  p.m. with classics of the Golden Age and Tony-awardwinning hits. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Williams College — Toshi Reagon: Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower,  p.m. new opera with Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock. Adapted from postapocalyptic novel about a young woman in futuristic Los Angeles. MainStage at the ’62 Center with Q&A. Williams Concert Choir and Chamber Choir fall concert,  p.m. Williamstown. williams.edu Theater

Williams College — ‘The Maids’ by Jean Genet :0 p.m., Cap & Bells student performance, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Table of contents

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MCLA will host the Berkshire Natural History Conference. Photo by Derek Ramsey

Saturday Nov. 5 Art

Art OMI — David Horvitz presents a new work created for display on Freya Powell’s ‘Active Turn: Home’ steel zoetrope. OMI International Arts Center 10 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Makers Mill — Mixing Media # workshop: Newspaper blackout and poetic inquiry, 10 a.m., artistic challenges with text.  Main St., North Adams. 1-9-20, northadamsmakerspace.com

Williams College Museum of Art — Student Choice tours 1 p.m. — students in many disci-

plines highlightworks from David Zink Yi solo show, ‘State of Obedience,’ ’Ritual Series’ by Michale Singer, ‘The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art 169191,’ ‘Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections,’ Object Lab and Sol LeWitt. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu

Conversations

Berkshire Natural History Conference — Regional naturalists on their work with raptors, salamanders, geology, bats, saw-whet owls, botany, pollination and more. 9 a.m., MCLA, Church Street, North Adams. 1-26-212; berkshirecc.edu/newsevents/bnhc.php

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Ventfort Hall — Suffragists and AntiSuffragists, :0 p.m. Tea and talk with Colleen Janz, Executive Director of the Susan B. Anthony Museum in Adams, on the fears many women held 100 years ago regarding the vote. 10 Walker St., Lenox. 1-6206, gildedage.org Family

Norman Rockwell Museum — Preview talk on fall show ‘Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning,’ tribute to the inventors of cartoons from 19 through the 190s — The Yogi Bear Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo and more —  p.m. with Jerry Beck, author of the Hanna-Barbera Treasury. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29100; nrm.org

Spectrum Playhouse — Dr. Marmalade’s puppet show 11 a.m. free. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 1-9-02, spectrumplayhouse.org

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Bartholomew’s Cobble will lead a talk about moose. Public domain photo

Sandisfield Arts Center — My Mom Is Italian, 10 a.m.: Cooking with Linda and Jo, a two-generation workshop.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 12-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org Music

Hubbard Hall — CCS Drama Club and Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale fall cabaret  p.m. with classics of the Golden Age and Tony-awardwinning hits. 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Mass MoCA — Big Thief,  p.m., Brooklyn N.Y. acoustic rock with songwriter Adrianne Lenker. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-662-2111, massmoca.org

Williams College — Violinist Joanna Kurkowicz and pianist Doris Stevenson in concert, Mystical Voices of Eastern Europe, works by Chatchaturian, Kulenty, Penderecki, Barkauskas, Gubaidulina, Szy-

manowski, Silvestrov, Auerbach, Prokofiev.  p.m., free. BrooksRogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 19-212, music. williams.edu

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Enemies with Benefits: Are Some Non-native Weeds Friends? workshop on ups and downs of some invasives, 1 p.m. Route 1 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 129-926, berkshirebotanical.org.

Theater

Aglet Theatre — ‘Red Hot Patriot.’ Dewey Memorial

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Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield. 60-962, aglettheatre.net Williams College — ‘The Maids’ by Jean Genet :0 p.m., Cap & Bells student performance, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Sunday Nov. 6 Art

Mission House — Basket Making Workshop, noon. Create a berry basket from white pine, spruce, arrowwood and red osier harvested locally. Route , Stockbridge 1-29-29, thetrustees.org

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Family

Norman Rockwell Museum — Preview talk on fall show ‘Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning,’ tribute to the inventors of cartoons from 19 through the 190s — The Yogi Bear Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo and more — 1 p.m. on toy collecting. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29100; nrm.org Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Moose in the Woods 2 p.m. Walk and talk to learn about large neighbors. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-29-29 thetrustees.org Hoffmann Bird Club — 1st Bartlett Hendricks Memorial Waterfowl Census,  a.m. Join the exporation of Berkshire lakes and wetlands. Bring lunch and a scope. Meet at Berkshire Museum, 9 South St., Pittsfield. 126-02, hoffmannbirdclub.org Info: Directory

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Writing

Arrowhead — Historic house where Herman Melville wrote “Moby-Dick.” House tours, 10 a.m. to  p.m. daily, through Oct. Writer-in-residence program. Grounds open free with walking trails, summer art exhibits, Michael Melle straw sculptures and nature trail. Fun on the Farm summer Mondays for preschool children. Home of the Berkshire Historical Society. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Fiction and poetry series with visiting novelists, poets and writers.  Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Bennington College — Reading series with visiting novelists, poets and writers. 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — Workshops, retreats and talks on themes related to the spring festival. Rookwood memoir writing retreat Nov. 11 to 1. berkshirewomenwriters.org

Bryant Homestead — Boyhood home and later summer retreat of American poet, abolitionist, conservationist and editor William Cullen Bryant. House open 11 a.m. to  p.m. Saturday and Sunday for tours. Rivulet

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Light’s on at Edith Wharton’s library. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

Trail to old-growth trees, fields and sugarbush and stream in Bryant’s 12 poem. Grounds open free year-round. 20 Bryant Road, Cummington. National Historic Landmark. Trustees of Reservations, 1-2-161 ext. 110, thetrustees.org.

Millay Colony for the Arts — Workshops and retreats.  East Hill Road, Austerlitz, N.Y. millaycolony.org

The Mount — Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton’s house, gardens and grounds with Remix outdoor sculpture show and tours, ”Wharton on Wednesdays,” professional actors perform Wharton’s short stories, Ghost tours, Literary Roundtable discussions, Backstairs tours. Exhibits on Wharton’s writing and life. House and grounds open 10 a.m. to 

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in place p.m. daily with tours through Oct. 1. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 1-1-111, edithwharton.org

Robert Frost Stone House — “Sunday Afternoons with Frost” free talks at the house where Frost lived and wrote “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Museum open 10 a.m. to  p.m., Wednesday to Sunday Sept. 1 to 0 and daily Oct. 1 to 0. 121 Historic Route A, South Shaftsbury, Vt. 02-6200, frostfriends.org Steepletop — Home of Pulitzer prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Open through to Oct. 1 with exhibit ‘Around the World: The Honeyoon 192.’ Friday to Monday, house tours 11:0 a.m. to :0 p.m., garden tours noon and  p.m., and exhibits. Nature trail marke

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with lines from Millay poems. 6 East Hill Road off Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y. 1-92-62, millay.org

W.E.B. DuBois Center — Museum of Civil Rights Pioneers at North Stare Rare Bookstore. Hours: weekends, 11 a.m. to  p.m., 6 Main St., Great Barrington; DuBoisCenterGB.org.

W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite — National Historic Site, Boyhood home of the internationally acclaimed Civil Rights leader, scholar, activist and writer known for “Souls of Black Folk” and other works, who was born and raised in Great Barrington and returned there frequently over the course of his long life. Free one-hour guided tours 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from June 6 through Oct.. Free one-hour guided walking tours of places in downtown Great Barrington associated with Du Bois  p.m. Saturdays and  p.m. Sundays June 6 through Oct. , meeting at DuBius River Garden Park, Church Street. Half-mile long interpretive trail, open to the public from dawn to dusk, leads to the foundation of his boyhood home and tells the story of his life and legacy. Route 2, just west of Route 1. duboishomesite.org.

Williams College — Fiction and poetry series with visiting writers. Route 2, Williamstown. eilliams.edu

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Edna St. Vincent Millay’s books at Steepletop Courtesy photo. by Susan Geller

WordXWord — Poetry readings, workshops, story and poetry slams, teen events, free writing workshops yearround associated with week-long summer festival. Local artists and nationally recognized authors and performers. wXw6.org

Writers OMI — Writers and translators in residence at OMI International Arts Center give readings. 10 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y., 1-92-, omiartscenter.org

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Emily Dickinson Museum — Emily Dickinson’s family home, tours and poetry. 20 Main St. Amherst, 12-29, emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

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Mark Twain House — Conversations with writers. Writing workshops, book groups, storytelling evenings. Ghost tours and history talks. 1 Farmington Avenue Hartford, Conn. marktwainhouse.org

Columbia County Historical Society — Historic properties include the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse c. 10, whose schoolmaster may have inspired the character in Washington Irving’s story; Irving was a friend of Martin Van Buren and lived at the Van Ness home in Kinderhook for about eight weeks in 109 after the death of his fiancée. He wrote portions of “A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty” here. 29 Route 9, Kinderhook, N.Y. cchsny.org

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Booking

the trip

A good walk in the woods takes some time — to get there, and to keep moving long enough to feel the warmth of it, and to pay attention. Relaxing into the walk takes time. I start out thinking about next week’s stories or tomorrow’s apple sauce or the second-hand bookstore over the valley, and whether I want to follow up on the email a friend of mine sent me and stop by. Somewhere across a field and up the track, between spruce and beech trees broken by the ice storm, I suddenly realize purple asters are foaming over a stone wall and into the ferns. A low-flying, brownspeckled bird breaks cover from the brush and beats down the path, and its wings whir — a loud and abrupt flight like a grouse in a Jane Austen novel. It is roosting in Notchview. On a Saturday morning, on an expedition to Troubador Books, I am walking a loop of trail there. In a few months it will belong to cross-country skiers, but now the trails are wide and wellmarked and quiet. I take the Bumpus trail,

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Leaves turn at Notchview. Photo by Kate Abbott

wondering whether an old Mr. Bumpus used to farm these fields or whether the name is an imperative verb; the trail leaves the main track and lopes over hillocks and berry brambles and fallen trees, in a fresh green tangle and over a dry stream. These

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woods are carefully kept, and even a half-bushwhack is easy. It leads me among the trees and brings me up to a well-crowned dirt road between golden maples, and I come out breathless into the light on the leaves. — Kate Abbott

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Independent bookstores

Bennington Bookshop 6 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 02-2-09, benningtonbookshop.com

The Bookloft Route , Great Barrington 1-2-121,

The Bookstore / Get Lit Wine Bar, 11 Housatonic St. Lenox 1-6-90 Bookstoreinlenox.com Chatham Bookstore  Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-00, chathambookstore.com

G.J. Askins Bookseller Eclipse Mill, 2 Union St. North Adams, #10. 1-66-69, eclipsemill.com

Northshire Books 69 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 02-62-2200, northshire.com

North Star Rare Books 6 Main St., Great Barrington 1-6-99, duboiscenter.org

Shaker Mill Books Second-hand bookshop  Depot St., West Stockbridge 1-22-021

Yellow House Books 22 Main St., Great Barrington 1-2-22 yellowhousebooks.com You never know where a bookstore may turn up. Photos by Kate Abbott

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Monday Nov. 7

Film

Images Cinema — ‘Dreamcatcher’  p.m. with Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who helps youth and women change their lives. 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1-109, imagescinema.org

Conversations

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Brooke Lehman, activist at the Watershed Centre, talk  p.m. in “Who the People” lecture series. Blodgett House,  Alford Road, Great Barrington. 1-6-00, simons-rock.edu Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club — Monthly meeting and talk, ‘To Know the Crow: Insights and Stories From Over a Quarter Century of Crow Study’ with Kevin McGowan, Ph.D. Project Manager of Distance Learning in Bird Biology, Cornell Lab of Ornithology,  p.m. Guardian Life Insurance, 00 South St. Pittsfield hoffmannbirdclub.org

Tuesday Nov. 8 Art

Bennington College — Visual Arts Lecture Series: Andrew Raftery, printmaker

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Thursday Nov. 10

Images Cinema will screen ‘Dreamcatcher.’ Courtesy photo

with work in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum.  p.m. Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Wednesday Nov. 9 Books and Writing

Bennington College — Poetry at Bennington presents Rae Armantrout, author of several collections of poetry and director of the New Writing Series

at UCSD, and Monica Youn, author of Barter (200) and Ignatz (2010), a finalist for the National Book Award, who teaches poetry at Princeton.  p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Conversations

Art

Williams College Museum of Art — ‘Defacement,’ Ambivalence, Identity and Black Lives Matter 6 p.m. — writer and activist Chaédria LaBouvier ’0 moderates a panel with Pérez Art Museum Director Franklin Sirmans and Jordana Saggese, Professor of Visual Studies at the California College of the Arts involving Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 19 painting. Part of ’Basquiat and Black Lives Matter’ talks about police brutality, black identity and the Black Lives Matter movement. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu

Green Mountain Academy — ‘The Art and Science of Display Pyrotechnics,’ :0 p.m. with Robert Saltzman of the Pyrotechnics Guild International. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy,  Seminary Ave. Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenTable of contents mtnacademy.org

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Williams College — Jennifer Granholm and Scott Brown on elections,  p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Theater

Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill :0 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Friday Nov. 11 Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — Afloat and Ashore: Rockwell’s Soldiers,  p.m. Veteran’s Day exploration of images Rockwell created in his time in the Navy in World War I and afterward. Norman Rockwell in Detail talk, 1:0 p.m. Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29-

Ventfort Hall will hold a talk on Eleanor Roosevelt. Public Domain photo

100, nrm.org 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29100; nrm.org Holiday

Mission House — Wreath-making and wine tasting,  p.m. witl locally harvested materials. Route , Stockbridge 1-2929, ext. 016, thetrustees.org

Theater

Made in the Berkshires — 6th annual -day festival of theater, live music, film, storytelling, dance and visual art in many medias. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. madeintheberkshires.org

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Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill :0 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Saturday Nov. 12 Art

Shire city Sanctuary — Sewing circle 1 to  p.m. with instruction; projects welcome. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-26-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com Info: Directory

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Williams College Museum of Art — Student Choice tours 1 p.m. — students in many disciplines highlight favorite works in the galleries from David Zink Yi solo show, ‘State of Obedience,’ ’Ritual Series’ by Michale Singer, ‘The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art 169191,’ ‘Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections,’ Object Lab and Sol LeWitt. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu Conversations

Ventfort Hall — Hissing Cousins te and talk :0 p.m.: Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer on the rivalry between Frst Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her cousin, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter and arguably the century’s first global celebrity. 10 Walker St., Lenox. 1-6206, gildedage.org Family

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chitects of Saturday Morning’ exhibit opens, a tribute to the inventors of cartoons from 19 through the 190s — The Yogi Bear Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo and more. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29-100, nrm.org History

Columbia County Historical Society — Peter Cipkowski on the once-numerous toll houses of Columbia County,  p.m. Kinderhook, N.Y. 1--926, cchsny.org Holidays

44th Annual Holiday Handcraft Fair — Crafts, art, silent auction, cookies and raffles, children’s games and crafts, entertainment from Roger the Jester, Blue Rider ponies, puppets and illusionist. 10 a.m. to  p.m. Rudolf Steiner School,  West Plain Road, Great Barrington. 12-016, gbrss.org Table of contents

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Rae Armantrout and Minoca Youn read at Bennington courtesy photo

Music

Mass MoCA — Eisa Davis in concert,  p.m. Singer, songwriter and House of Cards actor performs minimalist soul music. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-662-2111; massmoca.org

Sandisfield Arts Center — ‘Crazy World,’  p.m. Linda Mironti in a Cabaret performance with Italian folk songs.  Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 12-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Sage City Symphony — Sun Treader by Carl Ruggles, Don Quixote by Richard Strauss, combining forces with the Windham Orchestra of Brattleboro, Vt.  p.m., Shaftsbury Elemen-

tary School, 10 Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury, Vt. sagecitysymphony.org

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club — Northwest Connecticut Waterfowl Census,  a.m. Join the exporation of lakes and wetlands. Bring lunch and a scope. Meet at Bartholomew’s Cobble, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-29-02, hoffmannbirdclub.org

Naumkeag — Stories in the Sky,  p.m. Find and learn constellations.  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 129-29 est. 00, thetrustees.org Theater

Bennington College — ‘August: Osage

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County’  p.m., Three generations of an Oklahoma family gather for the ultimate dysfunctional reunion. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Green Mountain Academy — ‘National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea,’  p.m. with Helen McCrory in Terence Rattigan’s drama. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy,  Seminary Ave. Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Hubbard Hall — ‘My Journey to the Center of the Earth,’ :0 p.m. Guitarist, writer, actor John Sheldon, 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

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County’  p.m., Three generations of an Oklahoma family gather for the ultimate dysfunctional reunion. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Berkshire Botanical Garden will hold a day of talks on gardens that respond to the local landscape. Courtesy photo by Susan Geller

Made in the Berkshires — 6th annual -day festival of theater, live music, film, storytelling, dance and visual art in many medias. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. madeintheberkshires.org

Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill :0 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Sunday Nov. 13 Music

Sage City Symphony — Sun Treader by Carl Ruggles, Don Quixote by Richard Strauss,  p.m., combining forces with the Windham Orchestra of Brattleboro Vt. Latchis Theatre, 0 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. sagecitysymphony.org Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Rooted in Place: Creating

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Gardens that Respond to the Local Landscape 9 a.m. to :0 p.m. with Claudia West on plant communities, Tom Wessels on sustainable natural systems, Annie White on perrenials for Northeast gardens and Thomas Christopher on ecological garden maintenance. Route 1 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 129-926, berkshirebotanical.org.

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Bennington College — ‘August: Osage

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Hubbard Hall — ‘My Journey to the Center of the Earth,’ 2 p.m. Guitarist, writer and actor John Sheldon, 2 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 16-29, hubbardhall.org

Made in the Berkshires — 6th annual -day festival of theater, live music, film, storytelling, dance and visual art in many medias. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. madeintheberkshires.org Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill 2 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Info: Directory

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Monday Nov. 14

Thursday Nov. 17

Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates Willie Gillis’ World War II veteran. Photo courtesy of NRM

Theater

Art

Bennington College — ‘August: Osage County’  p.m., Three generations of an Oklahoma family gather for the ultimate dysfunctional reunion. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Williams College Museum of Art — Close Look: curator Kevin Murphey walks through ’The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art 169-191,’  p.m. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu

Tuesday Nov. 15 Art

Bennington College — Visual Arts Lecture Series: Bob Nickas, “100 Paintings in 100 Years”  p.m. A critic and independent curator based in New York, he has organized more than ninety exhibitions since 19, Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘China Update 2016: The Table of contents

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Books and Writers

Increased Centrality of a Now Consumerist ‘Middle Kingdom,’’ :0 p.m. with John Berninghausen, Professor Emeritus at Middlebury College. Manchester Community Library, 1 Cemetery Ave. Manchester, Vt. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

Williams College — Priscilla McCutcheon, associate professor of Geography and Geosciences, speaks on food sustainability, :0 p.m. Griffin Hall room ,  Main

St., Williamstown. williams.edu

Wednesday Nov. 16 Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast,” gallery talk  p.m. on Political cartoonist Thomas Nast’s controversial career and the powerful images that shaped public opinion and several presidential elections. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge, 129-100; nrm.org

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Arrowhead — Third annual Arrowhead poetry workshop begins. 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-2-19. mobydick.org Theater

Shakespeare & Company — Fall Festival of Plays kicks off 6:1 and :0 p.m., high-energy performances of Shakespeare by local students after nine-week resedencies, 6:16 p.m. 0 Kemble St., Lenox. 1-6-1199, shakespeare.org Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill :0

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p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Berkshire Carousel offers rides. courtesy photo

Friday Nov. 18 Dance

Williams College — CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa and the Zambezi Marimba Band present Pachedu (among ourselves in the Shona language of Zimbabwe)  p.m. MainStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Holidays

Berkshire Museum — Now Playing: Festival of Trees preview party :0 p.m.: More than 100 trees by local organizations reflect a movie theme to benefit the museum’s educational programming. Show through New Year. 9 South St., Pittsfield. 1--11, berkhiremuseum.org Info: Directory

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Mass MoCA — Magnetic Fields: 0 Song Memoir,  p.m. First of two concerts, Songsmith Stephen Merritt performs his new album celebrating his 0th year with a song for each year of his life. Songs 1-2 tonight. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-662-2111, massmoca.org

Theater

Shakespeare & Company — Fall Festival of Plays 6:0 and :0 p.m., highenergy performances of Shakespeare by local students after nine-week resedencies, 6:16 p.m. 0 Kemble St., Lenox. 1-6-1199, shakespeare.org

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Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill :0 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Saturday Nov. 19 Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — th anniversary celebration of Willie Gillis, Rockwell’s iconic World War II serviceman, 1 to  p.m. with talk 2 p.m. by James Kimble of Seton Hall University on Gillis and explorations of rationing,

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victory gardens, World War II cooking and the original farm to table movement, comics and cartoons, swing dancing, and games and pastimes of the war years. Artmaking, tours and contests. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 1-29100, nrm.org

Williams College Museum of Art — Student Choice tours 1 p.m. — students in many disciplines highlight favorite works in the galleries from David Zink Yi solo show, ‘State of Obedience’ works in many media,’Ritual Series’ by Michale Singer, ‘The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art 169-191,’ ‘Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections,’ Object Lab and Sol LeWitt: On the Wall. 1 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 1-9-229, wcma.williams.edu Dance

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guitar and EricMetzgar on percussion with caller Jon Greene, : to 11 p.m. Intro for beginners at the start, all dances taught, no partners or experience needed. Community Center, 6 Walker St., Lenox. 1-2-00, lenoxcontradance.org

Williams College — CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa and the Zambezi Marimba Band present Pachedu (among ourselves in the Shona language of Zimbabwe)  p.m. MainStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu Holidays

Bidwell House — Colonial Thanksgiving Party with live music and silent auction to benefit the museum,  to  p.m. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. 1-2-6, bidwellhousemuseum.org

The Holiday Craft Connection — Locally made art, crafts and gifts. Lunch available at Table of contents

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forms his new album celebrating his 0th year with a song for each year of his life. Songs 26-0 tonight. 100 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 1-6622111, massmoca.org

Magnetic Fields will perform at Mass MoCA. Photo by Alterna2

the Salvation From Hunger Snack Bar. 9 a.m. to  p.m. United Methodist Church of Lenox. 6 Holmes Road, Lenox. 1-91, lenoxumc.org Music

Bennington College — Master Pak I.M. Harjito leads the Bennington Javanese gamelan class, playing an orchestra of gongs and metallophones in the serenely beautiful court tradition of karawitan,  p.m. Deane Carriage Barn 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Berkshire Concert Choir — Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.  p.m. Berkshire Community College, 10 West St., Pittsfield. 1-26120, berkshireconcertchoir.org

Clark Art Institute — Mozart’s Don Giovanni, 1 p.m. The Met Live in HD on the big screen. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20; clarkart.edu

Mass MoCA — Magnetic Fields: 0 Song Memoir,  p.m. Second of two concerts, Songsmith Stephen Merritt per-

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Williams College — Williams Gospel Choir celebrates more than 0 years,  p.m. Berkshire Symphony,  p.m., Latin Impressions: Music by Copland, Ravel and Ginestera with guest artist and harpist Krysten Keches,  p.m. free. Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Woody Plants workshop 10 a.m. Routes 1 and 102, Stockbridge. 1-29-926, berkshirebotanical.org Notchview — Starry Night: Planets, Stars and more,  p.m. Arunah Hill Science Center explores the night sky. Route 9, Windsor. 1-2-161, thetrustees.org Info: Directory

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Theater

Shakespeare & Company — Fall Festival of Plays 1:0, :0, 6:1 and : p.m., high-energy performances of Shakespeare by local students after nine-week resedencies, 6:16 p.m. 0 Kemble St., Lenox. 1-6-1199, shakespeare.org

Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill :0 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

Sunday Nov. 20 Film

Bartholomew’s Cobble — ‘We Still Live Here,’  p.m.: Documentary about the Wampanoag people and their contemporary cultural revival. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-29-29, ext. 01, thetrustees.org History

Bennington Museum — ‘Growing Up in Bennington in

the ’0s,’ Bennington Historical Society meeting and talk, 2 p.m. Free.  Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org Music

Williams College — Baroque Ensemble Rebel  p.m., internationally known musicians on violin, harpsichord, viol da

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gamba and organ and more. Free. Master class Nov. 21 at :1 p.m. BrooksRogers Recital Hall,  Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 1-9-212, music.williams.edu Theater

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Williams dancers in Kusika, Sankofa and CoDa and the Zambezi Marimba Band will perform on the MainStage, Nov. 18 and 19. Photo courtesy of Williams College

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Monday Nov. 21 Community

Clark Art Institute — Meet Me at the Clark, 2 p.m. program for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Wednesday Nov. 23 Art

Shire City Sanctuary — Introduction to screen-printing, create a t-shirt, 6 to 9 p.m. 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-269600, shirecitysanctuary.com

Thursday Nov. 24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday Nov. 25 Family

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Story Book Walk 10 a.m.

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Indian corn, gourds and fall flowers show color. Photo by Susan Geller

to  p.m. Walk along the ledges trail with readings from Charley Eliot and Knights of the Woods. Wheatogue Road, Shefield. 1-29-29, thetrustees.org Holiday

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The Turn of the Scrooge,’  p.m. annual holiday Pantomime and zany spin on the classic Christmas Carol story with comedy and music. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org

Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — Rev Tor

Band & Friends Perform The Last Waltz Live,  p.m.: All Star Re-Creation of The Band’s Classic Concert Film with a full horn section and local, regional, and national artists. Not a tribute show but a community event. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield 1-99-, berkshiretheatregroup.org Theater

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Candid Camera:  Decades of Smiles, :0 p.m. Colunmist and comedian Peter Funt presents behind-the-scenes tales with the

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show’s funniest moments over 0 years. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington. 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

Saturday Nov. 26 Film

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — The Wizard of Oz,  and  p.m. Judy Garland classic on the big screen. 1 Castle St., Great Barrington, 1-20100, mahaiwe.org

Holiday

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The Turn of the Scrooge,’  p.m. an-

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Indian corn, gourds and fall flowers show color. Photo by Susan Geller

Happy holidays! Look for more holiday events from Thanksgiving to New Year in the BTW Holiday Magazine, coming out at Thanksgiving. nual holiday Pantomime and zany spin on the classic Christmas Carol story with comedy and music. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00--006, ghentplayhouse.org Music

Norman Rockwell Museum — Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song, :0 p.m.: First hearing of music by John

Myers and Crescendo inspired by Rockwell’s art, from a project set to premiere in Spring 201. 9 Route 1, Stockbridge. 129-100; nrm.org

Sunday Nov. 27 Holidays

Children’s Holiday Extravaganza — Kid-friendly activi-

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ties, food and prizes with pop up entertainers on themain stage. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 1-99, berkshiretheatregroup.org

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Directory of Places Animagic — Museum of Animation Special Effects and Art.  Main St., Lee. 1-1-669, mambor.com Arrowhead — Home of Herman Melville and Berkshire Historical Society, 0 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 1-219, mobydick.org

Aston Magna Concert Series — Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Alford Road, Great Barrington, 1-2-9, astonmagna.org Barrington Stage Company — Main stage 0 Union St., and Stage II, 6 Linden St., Pittsfield. 1-99-6, barringtonstageco.org Bartholomew’s Cobble — 10 Weatogue Road, Sheffield. 1-29-29, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

Becket Arts Center for the Hilltowns —  Brooker Hill Road, Becket. 1-62-66, becketartscenter.org

Behold New Lebanon — Visitors Center,  Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. Schedule: beholdnewlebanon.org

Bennington Center for the Arts —  Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt. 02-2-1, benningtoncenterforthearts.org

Bennington College — 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu Bennington Museum — 

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Who’s who?

Addresses, phone numbers and websites for venues that appear often in the calendar — some websites are active links. For more: btwberkshires.com Main Street/Route 9 west, Bennington, Vt. 02--11, benningtonmuseum.org Berkshire Botanical Garden —  West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge. 1-29-926, berkshirebotanical.org Berkshire Choral Festival — Berkshire School, Route 1, Sheffield. 1-229-1999, berkshirechoral.org

Berkshire Fringe — Shire City Sanctuary, 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-20-1, berkshirefringe.org. Berkshire Museum — 9 South St., Pittsfield. 1-11, berkshiremuseum.org

Berkshire Playwrights Lab — Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 1-2-2, berkshireplaywrightslab.org

Berkshire Music School — Taft Recital Hall, 0 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 1-2-111, berkshiremusicschool.org

Berkshire South Regional Community Center — 1 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 1-2-210, berkshiresouth.org Berkshire Strings — French Park Pavilion, 6 Prospect

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Lake Road, North Egremont. berkshiresummerstrings.com Berkshire Theatre Group — Mainstage and Unicorn Theatre at 6 East St., Stockbridge. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 1-99-, berkshiretheatre.org

Bidwell House — 100 Art School Road, Monterey, 1-2-6, bidwellhousemuseum.org Chamber Music Conference — Bennington College, 1 College Drive, North Bennington, Vt. 02-2-01, cmceast.org Chester Theatre Company —  Main St., Chester. 1-1, chestertheatre.org

Chesterwood —  Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. 1-299, chesterwood.org Clark Art Institute — 22 South St., Williamstown. 1--20, clarkart.edu

Colonial Theatre — Berkshire Theatre Group.111 South St. Pittsfield, thecolonialtheatre.org Dorset Theatre Festival — Playhouse 10 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt., 02-6-, dorsettheatrefestival.org.

First Fridays Artswalk — Downtown Pittsfield, 1-601, FirstFridaysArtswalk.com Flying Cloud — 1 New Marlboro Sandisfield Road, New Marlborough, 1-22921, flyingcloudinstitute.org

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio — 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, frelinghuysen.org

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Ghent Playhouse — 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 00-006, ghentplayhouse.org

Great Barrington Land Conservancy — 1-2-160, greatbarringtonlandconservancy.org Green Mountain Academy — Locations vary. 02-6-0111, greenmtnacademy.org Guthrie Center — 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 1-2-19, guthriecenter.org

Manchester Music Festival — Arkell Pavilion, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-196.

Mass Audubon — 2 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 16-020, massaudubon.org Mass MoCA —  Marshall St. North Adams. 1-6622111, massmoca.org

Merck Forest and Farmland Center — 20 Route 21, Rupert, Vt. 02-9-6. merckforest.org

Hancock Shaker Village — 1 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield. 1--01. hancockshakervillage.org

Millay Colony for the Arts —  East Hill Road, Austerlitz, N.Y. millaycolony.org

Hubbard Hall — 2 E. Main St. Cambridge, N.Y. 1-6-29, hubbardhall.org

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. 1-62-911, mohawktrailconcerts.org.

Hildene — 100 Hildene Road off Route A, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-1, hildene.org

Images Cinema — 0 Spring St., Williamstown. 1--612, imagescinema.org Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival —  George Carter Road, Becket. 1-2-0, jacobspillow.org

Lichtenstein Center — 2 Renne Ave, Pittsfield, 1-999, discoverpittsfield.com Living Room Theatre — Park-McCullough House, One Park St., North Bennington, Vt. 02-2-22, lrtvt.org Mahaiwe Performing Arts — 1 Castle St., Great Barrington, 1-2-0100, mahaiwe.org

Manchester Community Library — 1 Cemetery Ave., 02-6-0111, mclvt.org

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Mission House — 19 Main St., Stockbridge, 1-29-29, ext. 01, thetrustees.org

The Mount — 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox. 1-1-111, edithwharton.org

Monterey Library — 2 Main Road, Monterey. 1-29, montereymasslibrary.org Music & More at the Meetinghouse — 1 New Marlborough Road, Route , New Marlborough, 1-229-2; newmarlborough.org Naumkeag —  Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 1-2929, thetrustees.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — 9 Glendale Road, Route 1, Stockbridge; 1-29100, ext. 220, nrm.org Notchview — Route 9, Windsor. 1-2-161, ext. 110,

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Oldcastle Theatre Company — 1 Main St., Route 9 West, Bennington, Vt. 02--06, oldcastletheatreco.org OMI International Arts Center — 10 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y., 1-92-, omiartscenter.org

Performance Space 21 — 290 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. 1-92-6121, ps21chatham.org Sandisfield Arts Center —  Hammertown Road, Route  Sandisfield. 1-2-100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Shakespeare & Company — 0 Kemble St., Lenox. 16-, Shakespeare.org

Shakespeare in the Park — First Street Common, Pittsfield. pittsfieldshakespeare.org

Shakespeare on Main Street — Vermont. 02-22-21, ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org

Shire City Sanctuary — 0 Melville St., Pittsfield. 1-269600, shirecitysanctuary.com

Southern Vermont Arts Center — West Road, Manchester, Vt. 02-62-10. svac.org Spencertown Academy — 90 Route 20, Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org. Steepletop — 6 East Hill Road (off Route 22), Austerlitz, N.Y. 1-92-62. millay.org Tanglewood Music Festival — Boston Symphony Orchestra, 29 West St., Lenox. 1-

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6-16 tanglewood.org Tamarack Hollow — Nature and Cultural Center, 11 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. tamarackhollow.com

Tannery Pond Concerts — New Lebanon, N.Y., Shaker Tannery at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, Route 20. -20-91 tannerypondconcerts.org. Theater Barn — 6 Route 20, New Lebanon N.Y. 19-99, theaterbarn.com

Trustees of Reservations — Outdoor and historic sites across Massachusetts, 129-29, ext. 000, thetrustees.org Ventfort Hall — Mansion and Gilded Age Museum 10 Walker St., Lenox. 1-6206, GildedAge.org Weston Playhouse Theatre Company — 0 Main St. Weston, Vt., 02-2-16, westonplayhouse.org

Williams College Museum of Art — 1 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. 1-9-229. wcma.williams.edu

Williamstown Rural Lands — SheepHill, 61 Cold Spring Road, Route , Williamstown 1--29, wrlf.org Williamstown Theatre Festival — Main and Nikos stages at ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 1-9-00 June to August, wtfestival.org WordXWord — Locations across Pittsfield. wXw6.org

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