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Lectures and Classes

Tuesdays, Now – Nov. 14, Great Barrington L’atelier Berkshires Life Drawing Sessions: Bring paper and drawing supplies, and draw from a live model. 6-8 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays, Now – Oct. 29, North Adams Berkshire Scenic Railway Train Rides on the Hoosac Line: trips include Fall Foliage rides, Spirited Halloween rides (for adults), and a special trip and cemetery walk with Medium Julie MacDonald. See website for details. Reservations highly recommended.

Wednesdays, Oct. 25–Nov. 29, Stockbridge Citizens’ Hall IS183 Art School presents The Collage Sketchbook. Alter surfaces, and layer and combine them through different adhesive techniques ranging from gluing to sewing. Demonstrations, experimentation and supportive feedback will guide students as they develop their personal style. 6–9 p.m.

Oct. 25, Hudson Camphill Down to Earth Workshop 3: Agricultural Mediation Programs. Small conflicts can become bigger rifts between landowners and farmers. Agricultural mediation can empower both parties to find an inexpensive and lasting solution. Experts will explain the mediation process and how many conflicts can be avoided. 6 p.m.

Oct. 26, Hudson Hudson Area Library A Brief History of Hudson’s Experience with Urban Renewal: Peter Cipkowski will give an illustrated talk about Hudson’s urban renewal in the 1970s, a massive undertaking that impacted hundreds of families and changed the city forever. 6 p.m.

Oct. 26, Salisbury Scoville Library The Climate Beyond The White House: Tribalism, Sustainability and a Cooler Future, a talk presented by Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. 6 p.m.

Oct. 26, Williamstown Williams College The Davis Center Lecture will be given by Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., a social justice scholar who specializes in education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice, and whose most recent book is Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. 7 p.m.

Oct. 27, Millbrook Cary Institute The Death and Life of the Great Lakes: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dan Egan will discuss his new book exploring the perils facing the Great Lakes and ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come. 7 p.m.

Oct. 27, Lakeville The Salisbury Forum Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar will give the lecture “The Constitution Today,” based on his book of the same name. The Hotchkiss School, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 27 & 28, Germantown Clermont Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours: Take a special tour of the mansion decorated as it was for Halloween in 1921. Something goes wrong and the house is filled with ghosts from the Livingston family’s past. Separated lovers, servants, pirates and more will be uncovered. Some ghosts are scary and some are funny, but all of them are true stories. 6–9 p.m.

Oct. 27 & 28, Stockbridge Naumkeag Haunted House: more scares, bigger haunts and new surprises throughout the mansion and on a new, frightening path through the gardens. 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Oct. 28, Lenox Ventfort Hall Award-winning author James McGrath Morris will discuss his latest book, The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos and Friendship Made and Lost in War. A Victorian tea will follow. 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 29, Stockbridge Berkshire Botanical Garden Chainsaw Skills Workshop: This workshop with arborist Melissa LeVangie is designed for the novice to beginner chainsaw operator who wishes to gain greater confidence with this powerful tool. 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 29, Hudson Drop Forge & Tool Sashiko Mending Class: Learn this traditional Japanese sewing technique to mend and beautify garments. 10 a.m.

Oct. 29, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Chiles Rellenos & More with Chef Cristobal Morales of The Taste Box and Memorable Cuisine Catering. 11 a.m.

Mondays, Oct. 30 – Nov. 20, Great Barrington L’atelier Berkshires Glass Sculpture Class: Learn the lost wax method and cast your sculpture in glass. 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 4, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef International Curry Feast with cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. 11 a.m.

Nov. 4, Great Barrington Mahaiwe Activist Winona LaDuke, a member of the Ojibwe Nation of the Anishinaabe peoples, will deliver the keynote address at the 37th-annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures. 1 p.m.

Nov. 4, Sheffield Bartholomew’s Cobble Full Moon Hot Toddy Hike: a short hike up Hurlburt’s Hill to watch the moon rise, with warm toddies and a blazing fire. 7–9 p.m.

Nov. 5, Claverack Claverack Library Home Energy Efficiency Workshop: Kathleen Langton of AHP Homeownership Center in Albany will explain how the NYSERDA Home Performance Program works. 3 p.m.

Nov. 5, Salisbury Salisbury Congregational Church The Peace Through Understanding Series presents The Red Altar: An Asian Immigration Story. The performance and dialogue features award-winning storytellers Eth-noh-tec of San Francisco relating the experience of 6 teenagers who sailed from China in the 1850’s, landing on the California coast, and the challenges they faced in this new country. Donations of non-perishable food accepted for the NW Corner Pantry. 3 p.m.

Nov. 8, Great Barrington Simon’s Rock The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents a day-long exploration of issues, advocacy and research on criminal justice reform in Massachusetts. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov. 9, Washington Gunn Memorial Library Formerly of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, art historian Veronique Sintobin Dulack will deliver the illustrated presentation “Renaissance and Baroque Painters of the Fair Sex.” 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 10, Millbrook Cary Institute Archiving Eden: Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and photographer Dorinth Doherty will give a visual presentation of her ongoing collaboration with renowned biologists of the most comprehensive international seed banks in the world. 7 p.m.

Nov. 11, New Lebanon Flying Deer Nature Center Bow Drill–Making Workshop for Teens and Adults: Learn to create a bow drill for friction fire–making. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 11, Germantown Clermont Victorian Nutting Party: Walk the grounds, learn how to identify black walnut and shagbark trees, sip hot cocoa and learn how to process nuts for eating. Then make a sweet treat for everyone to enjoy. 2 p.m.

Nov. 12, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef French Bistro Cooking with author Alexandra Stafford. 11 a.m.

Nov. 12, Great Barrington Close Encounters With Music presents The Politics of Opera with Mitchell Cohen, who combines his academic expertise in political science and lifelong interest in the spectacle of opera in his new book, The Politics of Opera: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart. Saint James Place, 3 p.m.

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