A river runs through it... West Stockbridge, that is, and bisects a charming tucked-away treasure as it does. Take a stroll along the river with us through the "western gateway to the Berkshires," as we compile just some of the reasons why this little town is a such a big draw for artists, musicians and other creative types.
There’s nothing cookie cutter about these contemporary-style homes. There are flat and angled rooflines, geometric and asymmetric walls. Many have open-concept floor plans and large windows for cascades of natural light. Clean and simple they may appear to be, but look a little closer. These are statement–making houses.
Moules â la Marinière sounds a bit fancy if you're not either French or Julia Child, but au contraire, Jake and Silka promise this tasty and filling bistro classic (mussels with white wine, shallots and parsley) is fairly easy to make. Whip up some fries to go on the side, add a glass of Muscadet, et voilà!
In Great Barrington, Taste of Community raised funds for Berkshire South's Community Supper program, which provides a weekly meal for area residents. In Lakeville and Falls Village, Lime Rock Park and The Falls Village Inn hosted filmmaker Amber Fares and race car driver Marah Zahalka, as they shot footage for their documentary.
Forget about “think snow,” it's time to “go green” and start planning out your plants. Our garden listings are packed with workshops on perennials, wildflowers, maples, edible plants and more. Let the garden gurus help you design the perfect plot, choose the best seeds, and make you excited about getting your hands dirty.
Rory Chase, owner of The Amazing Real Live Food Company, grew up on a farm in Pine Plains, NY and has first-hand knowledge of all the choice hiking, swimming and fishing spots in the area, along with where to get yourself a hearty breakfast and where to shop for freshly baked bread.
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Now, Ghent Art School of Columbia County Register now for Spring classes in painting, photography, bookmaking and monoprinting.
March 7-9, Kent Kent Shop Hop Sales, special events and fun promotions. Go from shop to shop, and be entered into a drawing for a gift basket worth hundreds of dollars. See website for participating merchants and to see what’s on sale.
March 8, West Stockbridge Shaker Dam Coffeehouse Techniques of Recording Audio for Video: A workshop given by professional sound recordist Niall Macaulay. Bring your gear with you. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 8, Pittsfield Berkshire Museum India, Myanmar, and Bhutan – Three Unique Cultures: A visual journey and talk with Dan Mead and Sally Eagle of MeadEagle Photos. 10:30 a.m.
March 8, Hudson Hudson Opera House Authors Sari Botton, Chloe Caldwell, Rebecca Wolff, Elisa Albert and Dana Kinstler will read from Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, plus a remembrance of Maggie Estep, who has an essay in the book. 5 p.m.
March 8, Pittsfield Flavors of Malaysia Dinner buffet in honor of International Women’s Day, featuring great food and fantastic raffles. A percentage of the proceeds go to the Elizabeth Freeman Center for abused women. 5:30 or 7:30 p.m.
March 8, Sheffield Dewey Memorial Hall Dance for Justice: A benefit for The Free Legal Clinic of Great Barrington, with dinner, silent auctions, a performance by comedian Thomas Atilla Lewis, and music by the Wanda Houston Band. 6-10 p.m.
March 8, North Adams Barrington Stage Co. Staged reading of Mark St. Germain’s new romantic comedy, Dancing Lessons, about a young man with Asperger’s and his relationship with a Broadway dancer. Followed by Q&A/reception. MCLA’s Church St. Center, 7 p.m.
March 12, Pittsfield Makerspace Meetup Public meeting and discussion about makerspaces and the potential for establishing one in Pittsfield. 6 p.m.
March 13, Pittsfield Congregation Knesset Israel The Joy of Letters: Synchronicity and a Renewed Love of Judaism: Artist Analesa Rose Berg recalls how she felt called upon to paint the Hebrew alphabet while in silence for over 30 days. 1-3 p.m.
March 14, Lenox Table Six Restaurant Nejaime’s Wine Cellars presents a Dunham Cellars wine dinner with hors d’oeuvres, three courses and dessert. 6:30 p.m.
March 15, Richmond Hilltop Orchards Capital Region Nordic Alliance 5k and 10k races for skiers and snowshoers. 10 a.m.
March 15, Pittsfield Repair Cafe Volunteers will fix repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, and other small appliances, and all types of clothing and fabric items. Bring bicycles for maintenance and blades for sharpening. The basement of St. Stephen’s Church, 67 East St. 1-5 p.m.
March 15, Kinderhook Kinderhook Memorial Library Tom Shanahan will lecture on the area’s ties to the war of 1812 and how Troy’s Uncle Sam played a role in the conflict. Reception to follow. 4 p.m.
March 15, Columbia & Dutchess Counties Dinner with the Friends Dine Around Fundraiser for Friends of Clermont. Trustees of the Board will host dinner parties for 8-12 lucky guests in their homes throughout lower Columbia and upper Dutchess counties. 6 p.m.
March 15, Great Barrington Stanton Home (North Plain Farm) The Big Ripple Project FUNdraiser with fashion show, live music by Good Night Moon and Lizzie West, wine and snacks, and dancing. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
March 16, Lenox Ventfort Hall Irish Music and Shamrock Tea, featuring musicians Ted Soulos and Paul Crook, Celtic cream tea and leprechaun lemonade, and Irish soda bread, corned beef sandwiches, pistachio cake, shamrock cookies and more. 3:30-5:30 p.m.
March 16, Sharon Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Master potter Guy Wolff will lecture, give a demonstration, and debut the special pot he created for the town’s 275th anniversary. Town Hall, 4 p.m.
March 18, Red Hook Red Hook Public Library Employment Clinic: Make an appointment for a 45-minute, one-on-one help session for writing resumes, online job searching and applying for jobs online. 3-6:30 p.m.
March 20, Red Hook Elmendorph Inn Railroad historian Bernard L. Rudberg will discuss the history of the Rhinebeck & Connecticut Railroad and how it connected with the New York Central Railroad, as part of Red Hook Library’s The Big Read program. 6 p.m.
March 21, Pittsfield Berkshire Museum “The Berkshire Award” Ceremony will include an award presentation honoring The Nash Family, Frances Jones-Sneed, and George Wislocki, plus cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. 5:30 p.m.
March 21, Pittsfield The Colonial Theatre In Assisted Living: The Musical the Pelican Roost Assisted Living Facility is full of characters, and you’ll meet them all in this candid tour of the facility that reveals an array of eccentric personalities. 7:30 p.m.
March 22, Red Hook Red Hook Public Library Financial Fitness Course: Learn how to create a budget, review credit reports, manage your money and more with an expert in financial management from Hudson River Housing Inc. 10 a.m.
March 22, Lenox Lenox Library Spring Tonic: Celebrate all things locally grown. Meet local growers, sign up for CSA shares, and sample the fruits of the farm. Get ready for spring with healthy information and conversation, and take some farm goodies home. Noon-4 p.m.
March 22, Copake Seedy Saturday Benefit for Friends of Taconic State Park, with a lecture by Margaret Roach, open Q&A with Ken Greene of Hudson Valley Seed Library and Lia Babitch of Turtle Tree Seed Company, and a Gardeners’ Market before and after. Copake Grange. 1:30-5 p.m.
March 22, Lenox Ventfort Hall Passport Wine & Food Tasting, with an international theme, to benefit Ventfort Hall and Berkshire Carousel. 4-7 p.m.
March 22, Hudson Chopin & Chardonnay Enjoy four specially selectyed wines, as pianist and composer Morey Hall performs the music of Chopin at this fund-raiser for the Hudson Area Library. Hudson Opera House, 6 p.m.
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