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August 19, Litchfield
MOMIX in the Garden
The 9th annual fundraiser for the Susan B. Anthony Project will be held at the home of Grace and Djan Yagtug and feature wine, hors d’oeuvres and a private performance of season excerpts by MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists. 5-8 p.m.

August 19, New Lebanon
Shaker Museum │ Mount Lebanon Annual Gala
This year’s honorees will be the award-winning actress Frances McDormand and NYC’s celebrated experimental theater collective The Wooster Group. McDormand and Suzzy Roche of The Wooster Group’s Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, along with the piece’s director Kate Valk, will present an excerpt from Early Shaker Spirituals. 6 p.m.

August 26, Becket
Jacob’s Pillow Festival Finale
Dance the night away at the ultimate Pillow party, featuring closing weekend performances, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and an epic dance party with DJ BFG included.

August 27, Sheffield
Food, Farming & Our Future
This benefit for Berkshire Grown will feature a brunch catered by The Old Inn on the Green and The Southfield Store, followed by a conversation with special guests Dan Barber, author and chef/co-owner of Blue Hill NY and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

September 2, Claverack
Columbia-Greene Garden Party

The annual fundraiser for the Alliance for Positive Health will feature gourmet samplings, live entertainment, and an array of silent auction items at the home of acclaimed film director James Ivory. 3-6 p.m.

September 10, Great Barrington
Aglet Theatre Company Gala Luncheon
Actor, director and educator James Warwick will be interviewed by Gloria Miller regarding the difference between British and American actor training and audience expectations, and he’ll share behind-the-scenes theatre stories. St. James Place, 12 Noon.

September 10, Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Garden Tea
The Vanderbilt Garden Association will hold its 4th annual fundraiser, featuring Harney & Sons teas, sandwiches, scones, cupcakes, cookies and French macarons. The Boticelli Players will provide live music and Michael Harney will be the guest speaker. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 2–4 p.m.

September 14, Williamstown
Celebrate the Berkshires
1Berkshire honors the Community of North Adams for “Putting the Berkshires on the Map” and presents the Berkshire Trendsetter Awards. Bloom Meadows, 6 p.m.

September 16, Great Barrington
Fairview Hospital Gala with Paula Poundstone
On the heels of her new book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, comedian Paula Poundstone (frequent contestant on NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”) will cap off the hospital’s annual gala at The Mahaiwe, 8 p.m.

September 16, Ghent
Light Into Night
An evening of art and surprise to benefit Omi International Arts Center, featuring exclusive installations and performances, cocktails, a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner by The Flammerie, a live and silent auction, a dance party and other art happenings. 5–10 p.m.

September 16, Ghent
Kick Up Your Heels
This benefit for High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center will include food, dancing, games, a silent auction and the chance to win a cruise. 6-11 p.m.

September 17, Morris
Litchfield Historical Society’s BBQ Bash
Enjoy a casual evening with a BBQ buffet from When Pigs Fly, live music by Switch Factory, a signature drink from the Litchfield Distillery and more. Proceeds benefit the Society’s education mission. The White Barn at South Farms, 5–8 p.m.

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