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Saturdays & Sundays, Sheffield Bartholomew’s Cobble Housatonic River Guided Canoe Trips: See great blue herons, otters, beavers, diving spiders and more. 9–11 a.m.

July 23, Washington Conversations on the Green The interactive town hall series presents “Shock Therapy: Surviving The New Normal” with Joy-Ann Reid, author and columnist at The Daily Beast & host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” with moderator Jane Whitney. St. John’s Church Parish Hall, 3 p.m.

July 25, Lenox Ventfort Hall Tea & Talk: Historian Robert Asplund presents “Cads, Trollops and Traitors: The Berkshires’ Indiscreet Elite,” followed by a Victorian tea. 4 p.m.

July 29, Tyringham Tyringham Union Church Travels with Satan: My Fifty Years as a Witchcraft Historian. A history talk by John Demos, Yale professor and award-winning author of Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England and The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting. 10 a.m.

July 29, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Provençal Summer Menu with Alexandra Stafford: Learn to make a stone fruit galette with almond paste; niçoise salad with poached salmon, haricot vert, fingerling potatoes, sweet cherry tomatoes & farm greens; and pissaladière. 11 a.m.

July 29 & 30, Washington Depot Valley Spirit Cooperative Transforming Self, Transforming Relationship Workshop: Singles and couples are invited to gain a renewed, embodied intimacy with yourself, which is key to transforming your intimate relationships. The workshop will encompass somatic exercises, grounded in body-centered psychotherapy and embodied spirituality.

July 30, Hudson Drop Forge & Tool Bundle Dyeing + Remedy Making with Medicinal Herbs: Barrie Cohen of Beezie Textiles and Lauren Giambrone of Good Fight Herb Co. will show you how to use medicinal plants to dye fabric, and teach you their medicinal and magical properties. 10 a.m.

Aug. 1, Lenox Ventfort Hall Tea & Talk: Historian Dr. Gary Helm Darden will give the talk “Keeping Up with the Vanderbilts: Gilded Age Architectural Rivalries,” followed by a Victorian tea. 4 p.m.

Aug. 5, Mount Washington Mount Washington State Forest Berkshire Summit Hiking Series – Alander Mountain. Join naturalist Dale Abrams on a 7-mile hike to the rocky open summit of Alander Mountain, north along the South Taconic Trail, and descending at Bash Bish Falls. 9 a.m.

Aug. 8, Lenox Ventfort Hall Tea & Talk: Historian Francis Morrone will give the talk “The Plaza Hotel: A New York Legend,” followed by a Victorian tea. 4 p.m.

Aug. 11, Washington Hollister House Garden Flower Arranging In The Garden: Learn how to use the bounty of the summer garden to create beautiful arrangements in this workshop led by florist and horticulture professional Debbie Brown. 2 p.m.

Aug. 12, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Classic Iranian Barbecue with Serge Madikians: The Serevan Restaurant chef and owner will show you how to prepare an exotic menu on the grill in the kitchen courtyard. 11 a.m.

Aug. 22, Lenox Ventfort Hall Tea & Talk: Historian and author Cornelia Brooke Gilder will give the talk “Friends and Fireworks: Edith Wharton Enters Berkshire Society,” followed by a Victorian tea. 4 p.m.

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